• Humanism,  Maxims,  Sayings,  Self-Help

    The humanitarian calendar and daily maxim book (1929) PDF book by William J. Robinson,

    The humanitarian calendar and daily maxim book (1929) PDF book by William J. Robinson Excerpt from the author’s introduction: I am a profound believer in the power of words. Words, woven into sentences, slogans, maxims, songs, and books have deeply influenced the lives of individuals, as well as the destinies of whole nations. I know personally men and women the current of whose lives was profoundly changed as the result of a book or an article.  I believe in the value of helpful hints and maxims for those who wish to be helped. Except in the hopelessly blase and cynical, the words of humanity’s good and great men do conduce…

  • Philosophy,  Quotations,  Sayings

    Thoreau’s thoughts. Selections.. ( 1890) PDF book

    Thoreau’s thoughts. Selections..  ( 1890) PDF book  In selecting the following passages from Thoreau’s printed works, for the use of those who are already interested in him, and to win, if possible, new admirers of what has given me so pure and unfailing a satisfaction for now more than forty years, I desired to make a pocket volume, contain- ing beautiful and helpful thoughts, which one might not only read in retirement, but use as a traveling companion, while waiting at a hotel, railway station, or elsewhere, — something even more convenient and ready at hand than the newspaper. I would furnish an antidote to the dissipating, depressing influence of…

  • History,  Quotations,  Sayings

    Short sayings of great men. With historical and explanatory notes (1882) Samuel Arthur Bent, PDF Book

    Short sayings of great men. With historical and explanatory notes (1882)  Samuel Arthur  Bent, PDF Book  Of someone of the many thousand brief and pithy remarks which the great men and women of history have uttered, generally without premeditation, yet stamped with the seal of immortality, the question is often asked, “Who said it? “When was it said? Under what circumstances? ” These questions are to some extent answered in the follow- ing pages. Curiosity, if not gratitude, would wish to follow to their source words which have, during the centuries since their first appearance, come repeatedly to man’s aid in the sudden emergencies wherein history repeats itself. Many of…

  • Editor's Picks,  English Literature,  Literature,  Quotations,  Sayings

    English quotations (1907): PDF book by Robinson Smith

    English quotations: a collection of the more memorable passages and poems of English literature by Robinson Smith This book aims to be ‘ a composition and pattern of the best and honorable things ‘ in English literature. It is the result of a special reading of whatever in that literature might be supposed to contribute to this purpose. That my judgment in the matter of selection might be corrected and reinforced, I have examined essays and books about books, and articles in the better reviews for the last hundred years.  In so far as I have made this judgment the sura and spirit of what finely lives from out our English…

  • Maxims,  Sayings,  Self-Help

    Maxims and reflections upon man PDF by François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld Translated

    Maxims and reflections upon man PDF by François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1896) Translated by Stanisław I Leszczyński, King of Poland François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld  This book contains collections of wise sayings and maxims by François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld  François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac (15 September 1613 – 17 March 1680) was a noted French author of maxims and memoirs. He is part of the literary movement of classicism and best known for his maxims. Although he only officially published his Memoirs and his Maxims, his literary production is dense. Francis, Duke of Rochefoucauld, Prince of Marsillao, a distinguished wit and nobleman…

  • Philosophy,  Quotations,  Sayings,  Wisdom

    Beautiful thoughts from French and Italian authors PDF book by Craufurd Tait Ramage

    Download PDF book:  Beautiful thoughts from French and Italian authors: with English translations  by Craufurd Tait Ramage (1880) In the present edition, the reader will find that it is more fully illustrated by references to the other volumes containing Greek, Latin, German, and Spanish “ Beautiful Thoughts,” than it was in the former. The references are given in such a way that they suit any edition of his works, and the Editor has added many quotations from English authors. The pleasurable feelings which these volumes, it is hoped, are calculated to afford, are so aptly expressed in the following few lines by a friend who had received delight from them…

  • Biography,  History,  Sayings,  Wisdom

    What great men have said about great men, a dictionary of quotations (1902 ) Free PDF boolk

    What great men have said about great men, a dictionary of quotations (1902)  The book contains short biographies and best quotes of famous people about great people ,arranged alphabetically. a very good book to dive into great people’s minds and we will know some people we did not even hear about before.  Some contents of the bookMore than 300 person and what other people said about them. Abelard, Peter i ADDISON, Joseph i AESCHYLUS …. 3 AKKNSIDE, Mark 5 ALBAN, St. …. 6 ALBERTI, Leone Battista . . 6 ALEXANDER THK GRKAT . . 6 ALFIERI, Vittorio … 7 ALFRED THE GREAT … 7 AMBROSE, St 9 ANAXAGORAS …. 9…

  • History,  Sayings,  Wisdom

    A multitude of counsellors (Inspirational Quotes) Free PDF book (1901) by J. N. Larned

    A multitude of counsellors (Inspirational Quotes) Free PDF book (1901) by J. N. Larned A MULTITUDE OF COUNSELLORS. Being a Collection of Codes, Precepts, and Rules of Life from the Wise of all Ages. Edited, with an Introductory Essay on the Ancient and Modern Knowledge of Good and Evil THE book that is believed to be the oldest in the world the earliest piece of literature known to have escaped destruction and forgetfulness and to have survived to our day is a collection of precepts of morals and manners, compiled in Egypt well-nigh fifty centuries ago. It is a manuscript known as ” The Papyrus Prisse,” taking the name from…

  • Philosophy,  Sayings,  Wisdom

    PDF: Wisdom of the wise; pithy and pointed sayings of the best authors [1891]

    Free PDF: Wisdom of the wise; pithy and pointed sayings of the best authors  [1891] I desired to impress, some hint in regard to a neglected duty, some gentle reproof for faults committed, or some word of encouragement to the new effort. Selecting for my purpose the noblest thoughts, clothed in the beautiful language of our best authors, I find that the lesson arouses none of the feeling of antagonism that a reproof otherwise administered might occasion; and the responsive glance from a pair of bright eyes has many a time told me of the success of my effort when no word has been spoken. That the seed thus has…

  • China,  Eastern Philosophy,  Philosophy,  Sayings

    The wisdom of the Chinese: their philosophy in sayings and proverbs Free PDF book (1920)

    The wisdom of the Chinese: their philosophy in sayings and proverbs Free PDF book ( 1920)  by Brain Brown In the Western world someone has said: * Confucius invented wisdom,” and when you find sayings of his like this one — “When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not, to admit the fact, — this is knowledge,” you are willing to allow him the title. Confucius and his greatest follower Mencius were reformers in the true sense of the word. Their whole aim was to construct personal character, and they demanded that the moral and spiritual nature should be substituted for the…