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Ovid

Ovid (43 BCE-17 CE) "If you want a cure for slackness, fall in love!" From The Amores (1.9.46) by Ovid, translated by Peter Green in...

Lucan

Lucan (c. 39-65) "When faith and duty desert, and our last hope is immorality, let discord put an end to civil war." From Lucan’s Civil War (Book...

Aristotle

Aristotle (c. 384-322 BCE) "The truth is that men's ambition and their desire to make money are among the most frequent causes of deliberate acts...

Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri (c. 1265-1321) "All love that glows within you; to dismiss Or harbour it, the power is in yourselves." Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy (Purgatory, Canto XVIII), translated...

Machiavelli

Machiavelli (c. 1469-1527) "It is well to seem merciful, faithful, humane, sincere, religious, and also to be so; but you must have the mind so...

Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri (c. 1265-1321) "Heaven calls, And, round about you wheeling, courts your gaze With everlasting beauties. Yet your eye Turns with fond doting still upon the earth. Therefore...

Machiavelli

Machiavelli (c. 1469-1527) "The first impression that one gets of a ruler and of his brains is from seeing the men that he has about...

Torquato Tasso

Torquato Tasso (c. 1544-1595) "The eye sees falsely, by sheer speed deceived; and fear makes fraud more readily believed." The Liberation of Jerusalem (Gerusalemme liberata, Canto...

Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift (c. 1667-1745) "Having strictly examined all the persons of greatest name in the courts of princes for an hundred years past, I found...

Aeschylus

Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri (c. 1265-1321) "Heaven calls, And, round about you wheeling, courts your gaze With everlasting beauties. Yet your eye Turns with fond doting still upon the earth. Therefore...

Socrates

Socrates (c. 469-399 BCE) "To fear death, gentlemen, is no other than to think oneself wise when one is not, to think one knows what...

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita (c. 2nd century BCE-2nd century CE) "Oh! we are set upon doing a great harm, we are eager to kill our own people, all for the sake of...

Lucan

Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift (c. 1667-1745) "Sometimes a war is entered upon, because the enemy is too strong, and sometimes because he is too weak. Sometimes our...

Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu (sayings recorded between 6th-3rd century BCE) "With an understanding of Weakness and Strength, An army Can strike Like a millstone Cast at an egg." Sun Tzu’s The Art of War...

Lucan

Lucan (c. 39-65) "The name of peace is luring us to our doom. The nations would not mine iron from pits whose depths plunge ever deeper, nor...

Socrates

Socrates (c. 469-399 BCE) "The lover of inquiry must follow his beloved wherever it may lead him." This saying, attributed to Socrates, was recorded in...

Livy

Livy (c. 59 BCE-17 CE) "So strictly has our expansion been limited only to what we work for: wealth and luxury." The History of Rome (book...

Machiavelli

Machiavelli (c. 1469-1527) "The first impression that one gets of a ruler and of his brains is from seeing the men that he has about...

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