8 Minimalistic Stoicism Wallpapers for Your Phone

Stoicism is full of wisdom, often times expressed in short quotes.
Actually bringing this wisdom into action during every day life can get difficult, but rehearsing the ideas and mindsets of Stoicism helps keeping them present and available when shaping your reaction to life’s occasional curve balls.

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”


That’s why I designed a couple phone wallpapers to help bringing some stoic wisdom with me every day.
The eight quotes feature Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus and come from a range of areas these stoics thought about.
Each wallpaper is very minimalistic, contains one quote and features a unique color that tries to embrace some character of ancient garments—or at least as I imagine the colors might have looked at the time.
Also included is one “OLED Edition” wallpaper, which looks especially good on OLED displays, with its rich black background.


The wallpapers are specifically designed for iPhone resolutions, but they should also work well for most Android phones, too. Since having text on the background of the home screen looks weird—with the text becoming unreadable behind the app icons—every wallpaper comes with two versions: One for the lock screen (with quote/text) and one for the home screen (no text). Set them accordingly for the best result.

I hope you enjoy!

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16 Responses

  1. These are great, thanks!! I’m currently using the blue Marcus Aurelius wallpaper, which is a good reminder to not waste too much precious time on screens.

  2. I love them. Sadly, I own an iPhone 7 plus and it does not fit properly. I would highly appreciate it if you could please make a version for the older iPhones. Thank you.

  3. I recently read “A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy” and was looking for a wallpaper to remind myself of the read. Thank you, very much!

  4. I really love these. I finally found some wallpapers I just won’t get tired of. Any chance we can get these in some UHD desktop ratios

  5. These are just perfect quote wallpaper which you wont get anywhere i say anywhere on the internet for free…..

  6. Recently I have finished reading “The Little Book of Stoicism” by Jonas Salzgeber. Looking for something like this. Thanks.

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