• Greek Philosophy,  Philosophy

    The development of Greek philosophy 1908 pdf book by Robert Adamson

    The development of Greek philosophy  1908 pdf book by Robert Adamson The following pages do not claim to be founded upon elaborate research. The author’s primary interest was philosophical; but philosophy, he held, must be studied in connexion with its history; and he devoted much of his time to the study of the Greek philosophers.  In their writings he found an unprejudiced and continuous endeavor to give clear answers to the fundamental ques- tions of knowledge and reality. And it is as an estimate, from the philosophical point of view, of the history and results of Greek thought that his work is now published. It is hoped also that it…

  • Editor's Picks,  English Literature,  Poetry

    The tragedy of man : dramatic poem 1908 by Imre Madách, PDF book

    The tragedy of man: dramatic poem 1908 by  Imre  Madách, PDF book IN order fully to comprehend the tremendous difficulties attending the translation into English of a work like the present, it is necessary to understand that a broad gulf separates the Hungarian Magyar language from the English and all other European languages. Not even of Aryan origin, its construction can not be explained according to the principles of Aryan languages and its conciseness and strength cannot be transferred. This is not an apology, it is the statement of a fact. To produce, even approximately, the sense of expression, it is frequently necessary to render one Hungarian word into five…

  • 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…

  • Epicureanism,  Epicurus,  Greek Philosophy,  Philosophy

    PDF : A few days in Athens, being the translation of a Greek manuscript discovered in Herculaneum by Frances Wright

    A few days in Athens, Being the translation of a Greek manuscript discovered in Herculaneum by Frances Wright (1850) translation of a Greek manuscript discovered in Herculaneum contains Epicurus teaching. The original MS. fell into the hands of my erudite correspondent in the autumn of the year 1817, From that period until the commencement of last winter, all his leisure hours were devoted to the arduous task of unroll- ing the leaves, and decyphering the half defaced characters. The imperfect condition of the MS. soon obliged him to forego his first intention of transcribing the original Greek; he had recourse, therefore, to an Italian version, supplying the chasms, consisting sometimes…

  • Novels,  Upton Sinclair

    The Overman Novel (1907) by Upton Sinclair

    The Overman Novel (1907) by Upton Sinclair According to Nietzsche, An overman is then someone who has a life which is not merely to live each day with no meanings when nothing in the past and future is more important than the present, or more precisely, the pleasure and happiness in the present, but with the purpose for humanity.  [Download This PDF Book ##download##]

  • Novels,  Upton Sinclair

    Samuel the Seeker PDF novel (1910) by Upton Sinclair

    Download Samuel the Seeker PDF novel (1910) by Upton Sinclair Sinclair’s novel follows the journey of Samuel Prescott, an idealistic young farm boy who strikes out on his own to strike it rich when his father dies shortly after losing all of his savings in a bad stock market investment. What would typically be a rags-to-riches story becomes a rags-to-rags exercise in futility, as Samuel is confronted with every form of social injustice and societal ill that you can imagine? Upton introduces Samuel to the reader as a virtual blank slate with little more than farming and bible verses to inform his world view. Through the novel, Samuel eagerly adopts every…

  • Philosophy,  Self-Help,  Upton Sinclair

    The book of life ( 1922) PDF book by Upton Sinclair

    Download The book of life ( 1922) PDF book  by Upton Sinclair,  From the book’s introduction: The writer of this book has been in this world some forty- two years. That may not seem long to some, but it is long enough to have made many painful mistakes and to have learned much from them. Looking about him, he sees others making these same mistakes, suffering for lack of that same knowledge which he has so painfully acquired. This being the case, it seems a friendly act to offer his knowledge, minus the blunders and the pain. There come to the writer literally thousands of letters every year, asking him…

  • History,  Religions,  Roman Empire

    Roman emperor worship (1919) PDF by Louis Matthews Sweet

    Roman emperor worship (1919) PDF by Louis Matthews Sweet The Roman Imperial Cult began with the first Caesar and continued until the final overthrow of paganism in the Empire. An exhaustive study of the Cult in all its ramifications would practically involve a survey of Roman his- tory during the imperial epoch and would transcend all reasonable limits. A bald analytical review, merely, of the data which have passed under my own eye in the course of this investigation, would break bounds. A rigid and somewhat painful process of elimination has, therefore, been exercised both in the use and presentation of the available data in this field. Particularly in the…

  • Novels

    Prisoners of the sea : a romance of the seventeenth century ( 1897) PDF book by Florence Morse Kingsley

    Prisoners of the sea: a romance of the seventeenth century ( 1897) by Florence Morse Kingsley Review by Jack Baillot If you have any doubts about how much I love this book I will just say this. The main character’s name is Henri Baillot. I commandeered his last name for my pen-name. I read this book about three or four years ago and have read it about five or so times since. I love the story, full of unexpected events and adventures, and I love Baillot. The ending was wonderful, nothing I was expecting. The story is about five shipwrecked people who end up on a mysterious island that was recently…

  • Civilization,  History,  Roman Empire

    A history of the mental growth of mankind in ancient times (1893) PDF book by John S. Hittel (IV. Rome and early Christianity)

    A history of the mental growth of mankind in ancient times (1893) PDF book by  John S. Hittel (IV. Rome and early Christianity) Of all national military careers, that of ancient Rome is the most brilliant. She made more campaigns, fought more battles, won more victories, slew and enslaved more enemies, and conquered, annexed, and permanently held more countries than did any other state. In military power, as compared with coeval nations, no other has approached her. Her drill was not so thorough as that of Sparta, but her army was much larger, her sphere of operations far more extensive, her high military efficiency of much longer duration, and her…