Preach All The Time. Use Words When Necessary.

What’s the best way to teach people about Stoicism? By example. When everyone else is losing their heads, remain calm. When other people are caught up in temptations, stick to what you know is right. When other people tremble in fear—about death, about stress, about danger—be strong and confident. When other people are greedy, be a paragon of contentment and happiness.

This is how one teaches Stoicism. Not with quotes. Not with lectures. But by example. It’s like that line from St. Francis: “Preach Gospel all the time. Use words when necessary.” Just remember words are usually not necessary.