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Hesiod

The Bhagavad Gita

Chief Joseph

Tacitus

Lao Tzu

Socrates

Jonathan Swift

The Bhagavad Gita

Aristotle

Hesiod

Confucius

Lucan

Jonathan Swift

Aristole

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Hesiod

Hesiod (flourished c. 8th century BCE) "Hope is no good provider for a needy man sitting in the parlour without substance to depend on." From...

Emperor Shun (from the Shang Shu)

Emperor Shun (legendary Chinese emperor, traditionally dated to have ruled c. 2285-2205 BCE) "A leader should be loved. Who should be feared? The people." A saying...

Tacitus

Tacitus (c. 56/57-117) "Many insist that heaven is unconcerned with our births and deaths—is unconcerned, in fact, with human beings—so that the good often suffer,...

Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu (c. 6th and 5th century BCE) "To use words but rarely Is to be natural." From Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching (Book Onr, XIII), translated...

Anna Komnene

Anna Komnene (c. 1083-1153) "That is the way of all the barbarians: their mouths gape wide for gifts and money, but they have no intention...

Jokul (from the Vatnsdæla Saga)

Jokul (character set in 9th-century Norway) "Bad counsel turns out badly." Saying attributed to Jokul, son of Earl Ingimund of Gotland, in the anonymously-written Saga of...

Geoffrey of Monmouth

Geoffrey of Monmouth (c. 12th century) "If I had adorned my page with high-flown rhetorical figures, I should have bored my readers, for they would...

The Thousand And One Nights

The Thousand and One Nights (a large collection of anonymously-authored stories of Indian, Persian and Arabian origin, compiled and edited between the 9th and 15th...

Chief Joseph

Chief Joseph (Nez Percé/Nimiipuu leader, c. 1840-1904) "I believe much trouble and blood would be saved if we opened our hearts more." Chief Joseph’s Own Story,...

Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift (c. 1667-1745) "I dare engage, these creatures have their titles and distinctions of honour; they contrive little nests and burrows, that they call...

Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift (c. 1667-1745) "How low an opinion I had of human wisdom and integrity, when I was truly informed of the springs and motives...

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (c. 1706-1790) "Men and melons are hard to know." From Poor Richard’s Almanac by Benjamin Franklin (Seven Treasures Publications, 2008).

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita (c. 2nd century BCE-2nd century CE) "One who would hear without sneering, full of trust, would be freed, and would reach those happy worlds where actions are pure." ...

Tacitus

Tacitus (c. 56/57-117) "Many insist that heaven is unconcerned with our births and deaths—is unconcerned, in fact, with human beings—so that the good often suffer,...

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita (c. 2nd century BCE-2nd century CE) "All beginnings are surrounded by error, as fire is surrounded by smoke." This quote is from discourse/chapter 18, verse 48...

Chuang Tzu

Chuang Tzu (c. 370-287 BCE) "Do not reject what is of Heaven, do not neglect what is of man, and the people will be close...

Thucydides

Thucydides (c. 460-400 BCE) "I am not blaming those who are resolved to rule, only those who show an even greater readiness to submit." From a...

Machiavelli

Machiavelli (c. 1469-1527) "One ought never to allow a disorder to take place in order to avoid war, for war is not thereby avoided, but...

Xenophon

Xenophon (c. 420-350 BCE) "In warfare those who seek to stay alive, no matter what it takes, are usually those who die cowardly and ignominious...

Lucan

  Lucan (c. 39-65) "You'll learn that those who are able to hold the peace do not also run away from war." From Lucan’s Civil War (Book 2,...

Hesiod

Hesiod (flourished c. 8th century BCE) "Hope is no good provider for a needy man sitting in the parlour without substance to depend on." From...

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita (c. 2nd century BCE-2nd century CE) "One who would hear without sneering, full of trust, would be freed, and would reach those happy worlds where actions are pure." ...

Emperor Shun (from the Shang Shu)

Emperor Shun (legendary Chinese emperor, traditionally dated to have ruled c. 2285-2205 BCE) "A leader should be loved. Who should be feared? The people." A saying...

Tacitus

Tacitus (c. 56/57-117) "Many insist that heaven is unconcerned with our births and deaths—is unconcerned, in fact, with human beings—so that the good often suffer,...

Recent Quotes

Hesiod

Hesiod (flourished c. 8th century BCE) "Hope is no good provider for a needy man sitting in the parlour without substance to depend on." From...

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita (c. 2nd century BCE-2nd century CE) "One who would hear without sneering, full of trust, would be freed, and would reach those happy worlds where actions are pure." ...

Emperor Shun (from the Shang Shu)

Emperor Shun (legendary Chinese emperor, traditionally dated to have ruled c. 2285-2205 BCE) "A leader should be loved. Who should be feared? The people." A saying...

Chief Joseph

Chief Joseph (Nez Percé/Nimiipuu leader, c. 1840-1904) "I believe much trouble and blood would be saved if we opened our hearts more." Chief Joseph’s Own Story,...

Tacitus

Tacitus (c. 56/57-117) "Many insist that heaven is unconcerned with our births and deaths—is unconcerned, in fact, with human beings—so that the good often suffer,...
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