For more than 2,000 years, wise men and women have relied on an ancient philosophy known as Stoicism to guide them through their days.

It’s been a tool for the ordinary and the elite alike — from slaves to emperors — as they sought wisdom, strength, and the “good life.”

Today, Stoicism is popular with football coaches the Seattle Seahawks’ Pete Carrollinvestors like Tim Ferriss, and military generals like General James “Mad Dog” Mattis.

Authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman’s “The Daily Stoic” is an all-new translation of Stoics like Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus, arranged in a helpful daily format of ancient wisdom. Below, they’ve arranged some of the best stoic passages and exercises with the idea of creating the perfect week — seven days of stoic thinking to help you live better, more resiliently, and more peacefully.