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Lucan

Arrian

Arrian (c. 90-173+) "If anyone should wonder why I should have wished to write this history when so many other men have done the same,...

Emperor Jing

Emperor Jing (r. 157-141 BCE) "It is said that Heaven rewards the doer of good with blessings and the doer of evil with misfortune." From...

Aeschylus

Aeschylus (c. 525-456 BCE) "adiant dreams are passing in the night, the memories throb with sorrow, joy with pain... it is pain to dream and see desires slip...

Anna Komnene

Anna Komnene (c. 1083-1153) "For my own part, I am in any case naturally averse to making things up or to inventing stories about history,...

The Malleus Maleficarum

The Malleus Maleficarum (published in 1487 by Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger) "There are some things in nature which have certain hidden powers, the reason for...

Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio (c. 1313-1375) "It is my conviction that no mortal being who is without experience of love can ever lay claim to true excellence." ...

Mark Twain

John Jay

John Jay (c. 1745-1829) "It is too true, however disgraceful it may be to human nature, that nations in general will make war whenever they...

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (c. 1564 – 1616) "Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. The lunatic, the...

Old Chief Joseph

Old Chief Joseph (Nez Percé/Nimiipuu leader, c. 1785/1790-1871) "They have their eyes on this land. My son, never forget my dying words. This country holds...

Mark Twain

Emperor Jing

Emperor Jing (r. 157-141 BCE) "It is said that Heaven rewards the doer of good with blessings and the doer of evil with misfortune." From...

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita (c. 2nd century BCE-2nd century CE) "I have never not existed; nor have you, nor have these lords of men. Nor will we cease to exist, all of...

Aeschylus

Aeschylus (c. 525-456 BCE) "The reach for power can recoil, the bolt of god can strike you at a glance." From Aeschylus’ Agamemnon (approximately lines 460-465),...

Livy

Aeschylus

Aeschylus (c. 525-456 BCE) "...for those who flocked to war they are holding back the anguish now, you can feel it rising now in every house; I tell...

Lucan

Lucan (c. 39-65) "Of civil wars and worse waged on Emathian fields, of crime made law we sing, how a powerful people turned on its own heart...

Qin Shi Huang (Recorded By Sima Qian)

Qin Shi Huang (First Emperor of Qin, r. 221-210) "It was because of the marquises and kings that the world suffered so long from unending...

Lucan

Mark Twain

Mark Twain (c. 1835-1910) "Concentration of power in a political machine is bad; and an Established Church is only a political machine; it was invented...

John Jay

John Jay (c. 1745-1829) "It is too true, however disgraceful it may be to human nature, that nations in general will make war whenever they...

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (c. 1564 – 1616) "Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. The lunatic, the...

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Lucan (c. 39-65) "Steep calamities will come suddenly; it's a fast fall from the summits." From Lucan’s Civil War (Book 5, approximately between lines 744-771), translated...

Mark Twain

Mark Twain (c. 1835-1910) "Concentration of power in a political machine is bad; and an Established Church is only a political machine; it was invented...

John Jay

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (c. 1564 – 1616) "Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. The lunatic, the...

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The Malleus Maleficarum (published in 1487 by Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger) "The preacher should keep as his basic principle and preach to the people this...
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