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Homer

Socrates

Euripides

Murasaki Shikibu

Aristotle

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Lucan

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Aeschylus

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Homer

Socrates

Socrates (c. 469-399 BCE) "What has caused my reputation is none other than a certain kind of wisdom. What kind of wisdom? Human wisdom, perhaps." ...

Emperor Wen (recorded by Sima Qian)

Emperor Wen of Han (r. 180-157 BCE) "Laws serve to insure the justness of rule, for they restrain violence and guide men of good intention." ...

Euripides

Euripides (c. 485-406 BCE) "Sanity brings pain but madness is a vile thing." From Euripides’ Hippolytus (approximately between lines 240-250), translated by James Morwood in Medea...

Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio (c. 1313-1375) "In order to oppose the laws of Nature, one has to possess exceptional powers, which often turn out to have been...

Murasaki Shikibu

Murasaki Shikibu (c. 11th century) "My impression is that the longer something takes, the more likely it is to go wrong." From Murasaki Shikibu’s The Tale...

Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio (c. 1313-1375) "Whatever happens, my fate can be no worse than that of the fine-grained dust, which, when a gale blows, either stays...

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (c. 1564 – 1616) "The course of true love never did run smooth" From William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Act I,...

Machiavelli

Machiavelli (c. 1469-1527) "A prince must also show himself a lover of merit, give preferment to the able, and honour those who excel in every...

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (c. 1564 – 1616) "To say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays; the more the pity, that some...

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...

Socrates

Socrates (c. 469-399 BCE) "What has caused my reputation is none other than a certain kind of wisdom. What kind of wisdom? Human wisdom, perhaps." ...

Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio (c. 1313-1375) "In order to oppose the laws of Nature, one has to possess exceptional powers, which often turn out to have been...

Emperor Wen (recorded by Sima Qian)

Emperor Wen of Han (r. 180-157 BCE) "Laws serve to insure the justness of rule, for they restrain violence and guide men of good intention." ...

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