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Machiavelli

Jonathan Swift

Chief Joseph

Socrates

Sun Tzu

Xenophon

Jonathan Swift

The Bhagavad Gita

Hesiod

Chief Joseph

Lucan

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Socrates

Socrates (c. 469-399 BCE) "Wealth does not bring about excellence, but excellence makes wealth and everything else good for men, both individually and collectively." This...

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...

Xenophon

Xenophon (c. 420-350 BCE) "The laws are your own creation and it is the laws, above all, which have made you great. Abide by them...

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita (c. 2nd century BCE-2nd century CE) "Death is fixed for those who are born, and birth is fixed for those who die; since such an end is certain, you...

Machiavelli

Machiavelli (c. 1469-1527) "How we live is so far removed from how we ought to live, that he who abandons what is done for what...

Niccolò Machiavelli

Niccolò Machiavelli (c. 1469-1527) "It cannot be called virtue to kill one's fellow-citizens, betray one's friends, be without faith, without pity, and without religion; by...

Sigurd the Volsung (from the Lay of Fafnir)

Sigurd the Volsung (figure from Norse and Germanic legend) "Courage is better than the power of a sword, where angry men have to fight; for I've seen...

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...

Machiavelli

Machiavelli (c. 1469-1527) "How we live is so far removed from how we ought to live, that he who abandons what is done for what...

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...

Chief Joseph

Chief Joseph (Nez Percé/Nimiipuu leader, c. 1840-1904) "I am tired of talk that comes to nothing. It makes my heart sick when I remember all the...

Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift (c. 1667-1745) "Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance." Gulliver’s Travels (Voyage...

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita (c. 2nd century BCE-2nd century CE) "Death is fixed for those who are born, and birth is fixed for those who die; since such an end is certain, you...

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...

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...

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) "How we live is so far removed from how we ought to live, that he who abandons what is done for what...

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...

Socrates

Socrates (c. 469-399 BCE) "Wealth does not bring about excellence, but excellence makes wealth and everything else good for men, both individually and collectively." This...

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...

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Machiavelli (c. 1469-1527) "How we live is so far removed from how we ought to live, that he who abandons what is done for what...

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...

Chief Joseph

Chief Joseph (Nez Percé/Nimiipuu leader, c. 1840-1904) "I am tired of talk that comes to nothing. It makes my heart sick when I remember all the...

Socrates

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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...
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