The best stoicism books
When it comes to picking up books on Stoicism, the choices are almost overwhelming. In the list below, we’ve compiled the best books on stoic philosophy based on our ratings, as well as our favorite translations of each.
If you’re new to the subject, we recommend starting at the top of the list and working your way down.
All time favorite
Meditations — Marcus Aurelius
Nothing beats this, and it’s my first recommendation to everyone.
Not only was Marcus Aurelius one of the greatest Roman emperors, he was also one of the greatest philosopher kings.
This book is his personal diary (never meant to be published) and gives us a great insight into how the most powerful man on the planet wanted to live his best life.
- This is the most approachable translation available
- Easy to pick up if you only have a few minutes
- Wide array of topics
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