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Zeno of Citium
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Zeno of Citium

Zeno of Citium (The Stoic) (333 BC-264 BC) was a Hellenistic philosopher from Citium, Cyprus. Zeno was the son of a merchant and a student of Crates of Thebes. Zeno was, himself, a merchant until the age of 42, when he started a school. Named for his teaching platform, the Painted Porch ("stoa" is Greek for "porch"), his teachings were the beginning of Stoicism. None of Zeno's works have survived, but he is believed to have taught that tranquility can best be reached via indifference to pleasure and pain.

Quotes Attributed to Zeno of Citium

Note: Zeno of Citium is not to be confused with Zeno of Elea