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Livy

Lucan

Lucan (c. 39-65) "Don't let the glory of this brief life disturb you. The hour comes that will level all the leaders." From Lucan’s Civil War...

Aeschylus

Aeschylus (c. 525-456 BCE) "Make me rich with no man's envy, neither a raider of cities, no, nor a slave come face to face with life overpowered by...

Livy

Livy (c. 59 BCE-17 CE) "Peace is the desire even of men well able to conquer; what then should our own desire be? Should we...

Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio (c. 1313-1375) "The Muses are ladies, and although ladies do not rank as highly as Muses, nevertheless they resemble them at first sight,...

Machiavelli

Machiavelli (c. 1469-1527) "The chief foundations of all states, whether new, old, or mixed, are good laws and good arms." From The Prince (chapter 12)...

Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio (c. 1313-1375) "The poets have always found more to sustain them in their songs, than many a rich man has found in his...

Mark Twain

Machiavelli

Machiavelli (c. 1469-1527) "The chief foundations of all states, whether new, old, or mixed, are good laws and good arms." From The Prince (chapter 12)...

Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift (c. 1667-1745) "His Majesty's present severities acquitted me of all past obligations." Gulliver’s Travels (Voyage to Laputa, chapter 7) by Jonathan Swift. New...

Chief Joseph

Chief Joseph (Nez Percé/Nimiipuu leader, c. 1840-1904) "I have heard talk and talk, but nothing is done. Good words do not last long until they amount...

Lucan

Aeschylus

Aeschylus (c. 525-456 BCE) "God does as god decrees. And still some say that heaven would never stoop to punish men who trample the lovely grace of things untouchable....

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...

Livy

Lucan

Lucan (c. 39-65) "Given the gift of peace, how each regrets he ever held a sword or lobbed a spear, or suffered thirst or prayed the gods...

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...

Livy

Lucan

Lucan (c. 39-65) "Don't let the glory of this brief life disturb you. The hour comes that will level all the leaders." From Lucan’s Civil War...

Aeschylus

Aeschylus (c. 525-456 BCE) "Make me rich with no man's envy, neither a raider of cities, no, nor a slave come face to face with life overpowered by...

Livy

Livy (c. 59 BCE-17 CE) "Peace is the desire even of men well able to conquer; what then should our own desire be? Should we...

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