You Can’t Touch Me

My mind is my own.

“If you lay violent hands on me, you’ll have my body, but my mind will remain with Stilpo.” — Zeno, quoted in Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Eminent Philosophes, 7.1.24

Of all the lessons I’ve learned so far from studying Stoicism, this one has improved my quality of life the most.



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Ann Leach

Top Writer in Homeschooling. Columnist, Outdoors Enthusiast, Living, Loving, and Learning. Old-fashioned farm girl living in the modern world. USA/Australia.