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Livy

Livy (c. 59 BCE-17 CE) "There is, to speak generally, no such thing as work without gain or gain without work: toil and pleasure, though...

Sima Xiangru

Sima Xiangru (c. 179-117 BCE) "An enlightened man sees the end of things while they are still in bud, and a wise man knows how...

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita (c. 2nd century BCE - 2nd century CE) "Wisdom is better than practice, and focused mind is better than wisdom. Letting go of the fruit of action is...

Livy

Livy (59 BCE-17 CE) "Civil war is hardly a good weapon for repelling an invader; and were we to be faced with both at once,...

Machiavelli

Machiavelli (c. 1469-1527) "The desire to acquire possessions is a very natural and ordinary thing, and when those men do it who can do so...

Margery Kempe

Margery Kempe (c. 1373-1439+) "There is no gift so holy as is the gift of love, nor anything so much to be desired as love,...

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...

Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio (c. 1313-1375) "Only the person who has been wronged knows how sweet and how intense is the desire for revenge." The Decameron (Third Day,...

Mark Twain

Mark Twain (c. 1835-1910) "Homely truth is unpalatable." From The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Chapter 21), by Mark Tain (originally published 1876).

Machiavelli

Machiavelli (c. 1469-1527) "The desire to acquire possessions is a very natural and ordinary thing, and when those men do it who can do so...

Niccolo Machiavelli

Niccolo Machiavelli (c. 1469-1527) "The reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who...

Mark Twain

Mark Twain (c. 1835-1910) "To promise not to do a thing is the surest way to make a body want to go and do that...

The Buddha

The Buddha (6th-5th centuries BCE) "Health is the finest possession. Contentment is the ultimate wealth. Trustworthy people are the best relatives. Unbinding is the supreme ease." The Dhammapada (Verses...

Margery Kempe

Margery Kempe (c. 1373-1439+) "There is no gift so holy as is the gift of love, nor anything so much to be desired as love,...

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita (dated between the 2nd century BCE and 2nd century CE) "One should have watchful insight into action, watchful insight into wrong action, and watchful insight into non-action. The...

The Buddha

The Buddha (6th-5th century BCE) "Do not speak harshly to anyone. Those to whom you speak might respond to you." The Dhammapada (Verses on the Way, Chapter 10), recorded...

Livy

Livy (59 BCE-17 CE) "Civil war is hardly a good weapon for repelling an invader; and were we to be faced with both at once,...

Lucan

Lucan (c. 39-65) "The Madness of war is upon us, the power of iron, the fist, will confound all justice, and wicked crimes will be called virtue—and...

Thucydides

Thucydides (c. 460-400 BCE) "He who thinks of his own pleasures and shrinks from fighting is very likely, because of his irresolution, to lose those...

Livy

Livy (c. 59 BCE-17CE) "The enemy are at the gates. If he is not forced back, we shall soon be fighting in the streets." The History...

Mark Twain

Mark Twain (c. 1835-1910) "Homely truth is unpalatable." From The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Chapter 21), by Mark Tain (originally published 1876).

Livy

Livy (c. 59 BCE-17 CE) "There is, to speak generally, no such thing as work without gain or gain without work: toil and pleasure, though...

Machiavelli

Machiavelli (c. 1469-1527) "The desire to acquire possessions is a very natural and ordinary thing, and when those men do it who can do so...

Sima Xiangru

Sima Xiangru (c. 179-117 BCE) "An enlightened man sees the end of things while they are still in bud, and a wise man knows how...

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Mark Twain

Mark Twain (c. 1835-1910) "Homely truth is unpalatable." From The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Chapter 21), by Mark Tain (originally published 1876).

Livy

Livy (c. 59 BCE-17 CE) "There is, to speak generally, no such thing as work without gain or gain without work: toil and pleasure, though...

Machiavelli

Machiavelli (c. 1469-1527) "The desire to acquire possessions is a very natural and ordinary thing, and when those men do it who can do so...

Sima Xiangru

Sima Xiangru (c. 179-117 BCE) "An enlightened man sees the end of things while they are still in bud, and a wise man knows how...

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita (c. 2nd century BCE - 2nd century CE) "Wisdom is better than practice, and focused mind is better than wisdom. Letting go of the fruit of action is...
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