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Aristotle

Mark Twain

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Sima Xiangru

Pliny the Younger

Heraclitus

Alexander Hamilton

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Sophocles

Emperor Shun (from the Shang Shu)

Emperor Shun (legendary Chinese emperor, traditionally dated to have ruled c. 2285-2205 BCE) "Remember: from the mouth comes both what is good and what leads to wars." ...

Sappho

Sappho (said to have flourished in the late 7th and early 6th centuries BCE) "'She who shuns love soon will pursue it, She who scorns gifts will...

Aristotle

Aristotle (c. 384-322 BCE) "It is impossible for the whole to be happy, unless the majority, if not actually all, or at any rate some,...

Anna Komnene

Anna Komnene (c. 1083-1153) "Unbroken success can sometimes lead a man who has never met with any reverse to commit an act of madness." The...

The Malleus Maleficarum

The Malleus Maleficarum (published in 1487 by Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger) "If we ignore, we find that nearly all the kingdoms of the world have...

Al-Ghazālī

Al-Ghazālī (c. 1058-1111) "The sensory world is a ladder to the rational world, for, if there were no connection and relationship between the two, the...

Mark Twain

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (c. 1564 – 1616) "If then true lovers have been ever crossed, It stands as an edict in destiny: Then let us teach our...

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton (c. 1755/1757-1804) "Ambition, avarice, personal animosity, party opposition, and many other motives not more laudable than these, are apt to operate as well...

Mark Twain

Mark Twain (c. 1835-1910) "The blunting effects of slavery upon the slaveholder's moral perceptions are known and conceded, the world over, and a privileged class,...

Aeschylus

Aeschylus (c. 525-456 BCE) "The reach for power can recoil, the bolt of god can strike you at a glance." From Aeschylus’ Agamemnon (approximately lines 460-465),...

Lucan

Lucan (c. 39-65) "Why do the gods above toil to follow, and fear to spurn, magic chants and herbs? What pact of trade holds gods duty-bound? Is...

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....

Livy

Aeschylus

Aeschylus (c. 525-456 BCE) "...for those who flocked to war they are holding back the anguish now, you can feel it rising now in every house; I tell...

Lucan

Lucan (c. 39-65) "Of civil wars and worse waged on Emathian fields, of crime made law we sing, how a powerful people turned on its own heart...

Qin Shi Huang (Recorded By Sima Qian)

Qin Shi Huang (First Emperor of Qin, r. 221-210) "It was because of the marquises and kings that the world suffered so long from unending...

Aristotle

Aristotle (c. 384-322 BCE) "It is impossible for the whole to be happy, unless the majority, if not actually all, or at any rate some,...

Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio (c. 1313-1375) "It is my conviction that no mortal being who is without experience of love can ever lay claim to true excellence." ...

Mark Twain

Mark Twain (c. 1835-1910) "A statesman gains little by the arbitrary exercise of ironclad authority upon all occasions that offer, for this wounds the just...

Recent Quotes

Sophocles

Sophocles (c. 496-406/405 BCE) "It isn't good for men with a decent cause to beg too long, or a man to receive help, then fail to treat...

Emperor Shun (from the Shang Shu)

Emperor Shun (legendary Chinese emperor, traditionally dated to have ruled c. 2285-2205 BCE) "Remember: from the mouth comes both what is good and what leads to wars." ...

Sappho

Sappho (said to have flourished in the late 7th and early 6th centuries BCE) "'She who shuns love soon will pursue it, She who scorns gifts will...

Aristotle

Aristotle (c. 384-322 BCE) "It is impossible for the whole to be happy, unless the majority, if not actually all, or at any rate some,...

Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio (c. 1313-1375) "It is my conviction that no mortal being who is without experience of love can ever lay claim to true excellence." ...
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