"Then you are more of a stoic than I am"
Zeno
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 Stoicism is a branch of Ancient Greek philosophy and ethics which is commonly associated with the principle of endurance; a 'stoic' has come to mean a person who endures suffering or discomfort without complaint. Stoics believed in developing self-control to rule out destructive emotions such as self-pity or sorrow, and placed virtue, and the pursuit of a virtuous life, at the centre of their thought. Philosophers associated with Stoicism include its founder Zeno, Epictetus, Cleanthes, and the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius.