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September 14, 2017

- by Cato the Elder

Thanks for commenting. 1) What any other people want is irrelevant to what Western civilization is and our Natural duty to express ourselves culturally, creatively, spiritually, and geographically. 2) The Stoic Way leaves no room for suffering injustice when you can do something about it, because that is not Justice, which is one of the four Cardinal Virtues (please see Cardinal Virtues), which is the ultimate duty in life. 3) The American way is a subset of Western civilization. It is, among other things, an experiment on how cultural diversity compares with Plato's Republic. Most Westerners claim the American experiment needs some adjustment.

Furthermore, Marxism must be destroyed.

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The Stoic School is where you know you belong to something that sees the good in you.

If you've ever wanted to be part of something bigger than yourself, that is making a real difference, that sees the good in you that you don't even see, that does not divide people but unites people of all kinds in bonds of friendship, and that gives you new insights into yourself and the world, then the Stoic School is your chance to see what all of that is like.

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We are the oldest continuous organization in history

The Stoic School has a continuous history of more than 23 centuries. However, we are not an academic organization in the sense of being a university or college as those terms are commonly used today. We have sharp differences with the Academics.

We continue the practices and spirituality of classical Stoicism. This worldview has helped enlighten civic life since Zeno of Citium started this School in Athens in 300 BC. As the Stoic School Institute, we show the world the benefit of Stoicism, what the ancient Stoic School's religious services were like, and how the sacred beliefs of Stoicism connect people with the very forces of divine nature.

If you are interested in how ancient wisdom can make your modern lifestyle happier and more efficient, if you've wished that being healthy was easier, or if you feel something might not be excellent in your life, you will enjoy seeing what we are doing right now.

We hope you will see for yourself how living in harmony with nature is the key for you to know yourself, to understand the world, to grow stronger, to wield your potential, and to make a difference in the world.

Stoicism is the missing key for you to ...

  • Turn On
  • Tune In
  • Grow Strong
  • Make Change

Stoicism has been called the "yang" in "yin and yang," the science of masculinity, the art of living, the generative power of growth, the civic religion, the social manifestation of testosterone, and the cause of cultural creativity. One reason Stoicism has been so strong for so long is that it connects you with the very forces of nature itself. Stoicism forges stress into bliss and naturally forces negative emotions into positive ones, because natura non contristatur (nature is not saddened).

What we offer you is the way to Turn On your full potential, to Tune In to the very forces of nature, to Grow Strong mentally, physically, and spiritually, and to Make Change in yourself and the world that is dramatic, lasting, and miraculous. 

Everyone has heard someone say they wanted to change something in their life but didn't seem able to do it. Stoicism is the answer, because it opens up to people how to use the very forces of Nature to easily change what needs changing.

Stoicism is how you can control the next stage of your natural human evolution. All you have to do is take one small step in the right direction; Nature takes care of all the rest.

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From the Scholarch:

Subscribers to our award-winning publications have graciously agreed to make many of our personal and scholarly articles available to the general public. This is a sort of sacrifice for our subscribers, because the subscriptions are expensive. Nevertheless, the Stoic subscribers want to increase the publicity and fellowship of the Stoic School.  

Therefore, we will begin publishing especially relevant articles on this website in September near the equinox. This weekend we will begin sending articles to Stoics before they are available to the general public. These are friends who have shown particular friendship or intellectual honesty regarding the Stoic School.

From the Scholarch:

New members this year total: 5,416 in 17 countries.


personal happiness and civic harmony are our specialties

Hate your job? Unhappy in a relationship? Feel your life doesn't matter?

Stoicism is the answer.

Concerned about hatred on the rise? Unhappy about political intolerance? Tired of backing down?

Stoicism is the answer.

You've come to the right place.

Our one-day seminars provide the answers you have been looking for. One day can change your life - if you let it.

If you are interested in changing your life for the better, email your interest to: Director[at]

One day can change your life forever - guaranteed!

“The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing, in so far as it stands ready against the accidental and the unforeseen, and is not apt to fall.”

by Marcus Aurelius, an ancient emperor who practiced Stoicism

The Seven Wonders of the World

"I have gazed on the walls of impregnable Babylon, along which chariots may race, and on the Zeus by the banks of the Alpahaeus. I have seen the Hanging Gardens and the Colossus of Helios, the great man-made mountains of the lofty pyramids, and the gigantic tomb of Maussollos. But when I saw the sacred house of Artemis that towers to the clouds, the others were placed in the shade, for the sun himself has never looked upon its equal outside Olympus."

by Antipater of Sidon an ancient poet who loved to visit new places

Slave, poor as Irus, halting as I trod,

I, Epictetus, was the friend of God.

by an ancient poet who did not give us his name