Meditations

Meditations Author Marcus Aurelius
ISBN-10 9781329374423
Year 2015-05-19
Pages 102
Language en
Publisher Sheba Blake Publishing
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There is probably no more romantic story of a book in the history of literature than that of the volume known as the 'Meditations of Marcus Aurelius.' It is merely the commonplace book or diary of a Roman emperor (121-180 A.D.), who at the end of a very busy and troublous reign, just when worries were thickest, jotted down all the serious thoughts that came to him with regard to the meaning of life and the way it should be lived.

The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain Author Mark Twain
ISBN-10 9780486111322
Year 2012-05-23
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Includes hundreds of Twain's most memorable quips and comments on life, love, history, culture, travel, and diverse other topics, among them "He is now fast rising from affluence to poverty."

The Essential Marcus Aurelius

The Essential Marcus Aurelius Author Jacob Needleman
ISBN-10 9781101216118
Year 2008-01-10
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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This inaugural-and all new-Tarcher Cornerstone Edition presents a stunningly relevant and reliable translation of the thoughts and aphorisms of the Stoic philosopher and Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, properly placing the philosopher-king's writings within the vein of the world's great religious and ethical traditions. The late antique world possessed no voice like that of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE). His private meditations on what constitutes a good life have withstood the centuries and reach us today with the same penetrating clarity and shining light as the words of Shakespeare, Emerson, or Thoreau. In this remarkable new translation, bestselling religious philosopher Jacob Needleman and classics scholar John P. Piazza have retained the depth of Marcus's perspective on life. They have carefully selected and faithfully rendered those passages that clarify Marcus's role as someone who stood within the great religious and ethical traditions that extend throughout every culture in human history. The voice that emerges from their translation is a universal one, equally recognizable to students of Christ, Buddha, the Vedas, the Talmud, and to anyone who sincerely searches for a way of meaning in contemporary life.

Lyric Poems

Lyric Poems Author John Keats
ISBN-10 9780486113302
Year 2012-03-05
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Treasury of 30 favorites: "On first looking into Chapman's Homer," "Ode to a Nightingale," "Ode on a Grecian Urn," "To Autumn," 26 more. Reprinted from standard text. Alphabetical List of Opening Lines.

Meditations

Meditations Author Marcus Aurelius
ISBN-10 1853264865
Year 1997
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Wordsworth Editions
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Vampires, those dark children of the night, who rise from their coffins to suck the blood of the living, continue to hold a strange fascination and dread. In this unique collection of vampire stories you will find some of the earliest depictions of these

The Bhagavadgita

The Bhagavadgita Author S. Radhakrishnan
ISBN-10 9351774376
Year 2015-08-04
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Element
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A classic rendering of one of the world's greatest epics The Bhagavadgita, or 'Sacred Song', holds an assured place among the world's great scriptures. In fourteen hundred lines of verse, the relationship of man with God and the intense joy of divine love are celebrated in a language that is precise and beautiful. This edition of the Bhagavadgita offers the Sanskrit text as well as S. Radhakrishnan's English translation and a commentary that has become a classic.

The Imitation of Christ

The Imitation of Christ Author Thomas (à Kempis)
ISBN-10 0486431851
Year 2003
Pages 139
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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This classic, second only to the Bible for religious instruction and inspiration, has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries. Written in a candid and conversational style, the topics include liberation from worldly inclinations, preparation and consolations of prayer, and the place of eucharistic communion in a devout life.

The Daily Stoic

The Daily Stoic Author Ryan Holiday
ISBN-10 9781782833178
Year 2016-10-27
Pages 407
Language en
Publisher Profile Books
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Where can you find joy? What's the true measure of success? How should we manage anger? Find meaning? Conquer grief? The answers to these questions and more lie at the heart of Stoic philosophy. The Daily Stoic is a compelling, accessible guide to living a good life, offering daily doses of this classic wisdom. Long the secret weapon of history's great figures, from emperors to artists and activists to fighter pilots, the principles of Stoicism have shone brightly through the centuries as a philosophy for doers. Tested in the laboratory of human experience over the last two thousand years, this timeless knowledge is essential to navigating the complexities of modern life. The Daily Stoic offers a daily devotional of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, and the slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as diamonds like Zeno, Cleanthes and Musonius Rufus. On each page, one for every day of the year, you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes and provocative commentary to help you tackle any problem or approach any goal. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well.

Family Happiness and Other Stories

Family Happiness and Other Stories Author Leo Tolstoy
ISBN-10 9780486440811
Year 2005-08-15
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Each of the 6 powerful tales in this collection exhibits the rich detail, shrewd observations, and vivid narration that characterize Tolstoy's famous novels. In addition to the title story, this compilation includes "Three Deaths," "The Three Hermits," "The Devil," "Father Sergius," and "Master and Man."

To My Husband and Other Poems

To My Husband and Other Poems Author Anne Bradstreet
ISBN-10 9780486159003
Year 2012-07-06
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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From America’s first poet, a splendid selection of poems whose themes encompass love, home life, religious meditations, dialogues and lamentations, and formal elegies.

Enchiridion

Enchiridion Author Epictetus
ISBN-10 0486433595
Year 2004-01
Pages 56
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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A first-century Stoic, Epictetus argued that we will always be happy if we learn to desire that things should be exactly as they are. His Enchiridion, or Manual, is a distillation of his teachings and an instructional manual for a tranquil life as it offers guidelines for those seeking contentment.

Discourses and Selected Writings

Discourses and Selected Writings Author Epictetus
ISBN-10 9780141917481
Year 2008-08-28
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Epictetus, a Greek stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicropolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. Together with the Enchiridion, a manual of his main ideas, and the fragments collected here, The Discourses argue that happiness lies in learning to perceive exactly what is in our power to change and what is not, and in embracing our fate to live in harmony with god and nature. In this personal, practical guide to the ethics of stoicism and moral self-improvement, Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, illness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world.

Discourses Fragments Handbook

Discourses  Fragments  Handbook Author Epictetus,
ISBN-10 9780199595181
Year 2014-02
Pages 355
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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This is the only complete modern translation of Epictetus's Discourses, together with the Handbook and fragments. A major work of Stoic practical ethics, the Discourses teach that the basis of happiness is up to us. This accessible new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and thorough notes.

Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings

Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings Author Rene Descartes
ISBN-10 9780141936062
Year 2003-08-28
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Of all the works of the man claimed by many as the father of modern philosophy, the MEDITATIONS, first published in 1641, must surely be Rene Descartes' masterpiece. This volume consists of not only a new translation of the original Latin text and the expanded objections and replies, but also includes selected correspondence and other metaphysical writings from the period 1641-49.