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Bhagavad Gita

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Unknowntranslated Bysir Edwin Arnold and Translated Bysir Edwin Arnold


The content of the text is a conversation between Krishna and Arjuna taking place on the battlefield of Kurukshetra just prior to the start …

Fables de La Fontaine, livre 01

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Jean de la Fontaine


Voici le premier des douze livres des Fables de La Fontaine. Celles-ci datent du XVIIe siècle et ont été enregistr&eacu…

Above Life's Turmoil

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James Allen


The turmoil of the world we cannot avoid, but the disturbances of mind we can overcome. The duties and difficulties of life claim our attent…

Nature

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Ralph Waldo Emerson


Nature is a short essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson published anonymously in 1836. It is in this essay that the foundation of transcendentalism i…

Apologie de Socrate

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Plato


« Je ne sais, Athéniens, quelle impression mes accusateurs ont faite sur vous. Pour moi, en les entendant, peu s’en est fallu q…

The Human Machine

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Arnold Bennett


Bennett asks us to consider our brains as the most wonderful machine, a machine which is the only thing in this world that we can control. A…

Self and Self-management: Essays about Existing

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Arnold Bennett


Bennett's essays always provide food for thought and bring a wry smile to the lips. Human nature, it appears, changes little over the ages, …

The Symposium

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Plato


The Symposium (Ancient Greek: Συμπόσιον) is a philosophical book written by Plato sometime after 385 BCE. On one level the book deals with t…

What I Believe

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Leo Tolstoy


"The inner working of my soul, which I wish to speak of here, was not the result of a methodical investigation of doctrinal theology, o…

Discours sur l’origine et les fondements de l’inégalité parmi les hommes

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau


De l’inégalité parmi les hommes est un essai philosophique d’une centaine de pages environ, richement annoté par l’aute…

The Dhammapada

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Unknowntranslated Byf. Max Müller and Translated Byf. Max Müller


The Dhammapada is is a Buddhist scripture, containing 423 verses in 26 categories. According to tradition, these are verses spoken by the Bu…

Totem and Taboo

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Sigmund Freud


Totem and Taboo: Resemblances Between the Mental Lives of Savages and Neurotics is a book by Sigmund Freud published in German in 1913 under…

The Nicomachean Ethics

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Aristotle


The work consists of ten books, originally separate scrolls, and is understood to be based on notes said to be from his lectures at the Lyce…

The Social Contract

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau


The Social Contract outlines Rousseau's views on political justice, explaining how a just and legitimate state is to be founded, organized a…

Der Tolle Mensch

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Friedrich Nietzsche


“Der tolle Mensch” ist der Aphorismus 125 aus dem dritten Buch der “Fröhlichen Wissenschaft” und befaßt sich mit dem Thema “Gott …

The Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals

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Immanuel Kant


The Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals, also known as The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals or Foundations of the Meta…

The Kingdom of God is within you

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Leo Tolstoy


The title of the book comes from Luke 17:21. It is a non-fiction work of the famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy. He wrote it after many years…

The Kybalion

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The Three Initiates


The Kybalion: Hermetic Philosophy is a 1908 book claiming to be the essence of the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus, published anonymously b…

The Twilight of the Idols

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Friedrich Nietzsche


Of The Twilight of the Idols, Nietzsche says in Ecce Homo: “If anyone should desire to obtain a rapid sketch of how everything before my tim…

Leviathan (Books I and II)

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Thomas Hobbes


Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil, commonly called Leviathan, is a book written in 1651…

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