Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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Aeschylus

James Madison

Pliny the Younger

Chuang Tzu

Dante Alighieri

Giovanni Boccaccio

Aristotle

Machiavelli

Sima Qian

Mark Twain

Ovid

Euripides

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Aeschylus

Pliny the Younger

Pliny the Younger (c. 61/62-113) "No petition is so honourable as a loyal citizen's, none so effective as a friend's." The Letters of Pliny the...

Chuang Tzu

Chuang Tzu (c. 370-287 BCE) "The understanding of the men of ancient times went a long way. How far did it go? To the point...

Cai Ze (recorded by Sima Qian)

Cai Ze (c. 3rd century BCE) "'The sun at its height moves on, the moon when it's full starts to wane. Things when they flourish...

Dante Alighieri

Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio (c. 1313-1375) "I maintain that if one conducts one's life virtuously, there is no reason to be afraid of any dream that encourages...

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) "A man's nobility is not affected by poverty, as it is by riches. Many kings, many great princes, were once poor;...

James Madison

Machiavelli

Machiavelli (c. 1469-1527) "There are three different kinds of brains, the one understands things unassisted, the other understands things when shown by others, the third...

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (c. 1712-1778) "Beware particularly, as the last piece of advice I shall give you, of sinister constructions and venomous rumours, the secret motives...

Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant (c. 1724-1804) "Nothing can possibly be conceived in the world, or even out of it, which can be called good without qualification, except...

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....

Aeschylus

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...

Lucan

Lucan (c. 39-65) "Where does the miserable fate of our empire not find civil war?" From Lucan’s Civil War (Book 10, approximately between lines 410-433), translated...

Aeschylus

James Madison

James Madison (c. 1751-1836) "A zeal for different opinions concerning religion, concerning government, and many other points, as well of speculation as of practice; an...

Pliny the Younger

Pliny the Younger (c. 61/62-113) "No petition is so honourable as a loyal citizen's, none so effective as a friend's." The Letters of Pliny the...

Chuang Tzu

Chuang Tzu (c. 370-287 BCE) "The understanding of the men of ancient times went a long way. How far did it go? To the point...

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James Madison

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Pliny the Younger

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