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"Take charge and stake your own claim—something posterity will carry in its notebook.” Seneca

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Publius Rutilius Rufus was one of the preeminent Stoic of the late Republic. Rutilius stared down daily troubles and sudden dangers and all of Rome’s corruption with a fierce and noble resolve that was as rare among his peers as it is today.

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"Every place is safe to him who lives with justice." Epictetus

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"Besides, he who follows another not only discovers nothing but is not even investigating." Seneca

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Belisarius is one of the greatest yet unknown military generals in all of history. His name has been so obscured and forgotten by history that he makes the under appreciated General George Marshall seem positively famous.

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"But all examples of excess become a fault." Seneca

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"A person who doesn’t know their purpose in life doesn’t know who they are or what the universe is." Marcus Aurelius

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"Despise poverty: no one lives as poor as he was born." Seneca

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“We are driven by fate and must yield to fate.
No anxious fretting can alter
the threads from that commanding spindle.”

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"Just that you do the right thing. The rest doesn't matter." Marcus Aurelius

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On today’s podcast, @RyanHoliday talks to @AllieEsiri about the idea that life is like a poem—rules and restrictions truly allow you to express yourself.

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"[They] lack the fickleness to live as they wish, and just live as they have begun." Seneca

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"The highest good in life is the pursuit of the four cardinal virtues of practical wisdom, temperance, justice & courage." Massimo Pigliucci (@mpigliucci)

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"All those people who came into the world with me and have already left it." Marcus Aurelius

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Frustrated by modernity’s approach to education and the way we think of thinking, Scott Newstok set out to demystify the making of one of history’s greatest minds and unlock the keys to intellectual brilliance. Enjoy our interview with Scott below.

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"Your good fortune consists in not needing good fortune." Seneca

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"We should enjoy good fortune while we have it, like the fruits of autumn." Epictetus

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Neil Pasricha is the NYT-bestselling author of 7 books which have sold over 1MM copies and spent over 200 weeks on bestseller lists. Neil also has one of the most popular TED Talks of all time, “The 3 As of Awesome.” Read our interview with Neil now.

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