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  • Various Authors

    We have selected for you 100 great quotes about love. The range of authors of those 100 quotes about love is very wide  : from Marilyn Monroe to William Shakespeare, from Lao Tzu, of course, to Jane Austen, Mahatma Gandhi, Charlotte Brontë, Oscar Wilde, from Mother Teresa to Victor Hugo or Charles Dickens. A great quote is very similar to a great thinking and a small poem. It can encapsulate a large web of ideas, thoughts, reflections, emotions in a few words. The reader of a great quote is forced to think about what he just heard. He has to think about those words and what they mean. An excellent quote requires the reader  to pause to contemplate the real meaning and poesy of a few...read more

  • Lao Tzu

    We have selected for you 100 great quotes of Lao Tzu perfect for meditation. Lao-Tzu was a philosopher and poet of ancient China. He is known as the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching and the founder of philosophical Taoism, and as a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions. A central figure in Chinese culture, Lao Tzu is claimed by both the emperors of the Tang dynasty and modern people. Some of his great quotes are : "When goodness is lost, it is replaced by morality." "Without Darkness, there can be no Light." "The usefulness of a pot comes from its emptiness." "The best people are like water, which benefits all things and does not compete with them. It stays in lowly...read more

  • Folklore

    Aladdin is one of the best-known tales from The Arabian Nights, in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights ("The Arabian Nights"). Aladdin is a young lad dwelling in ancient China; his parents are in despair, as he is a ne'er do well and won't ever do anything. A sorcerer from the Maghreb persuades him to retrieve a wonderful oil lamp from a magic cave. But then, the socerer attempts to double-cross Aladdin, who resists only to find himself trapped in the cave. Luckily, he has kept the magical object and a world of adventures open before...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's best dramatist. His plays have been translated into every major language, and are the most performed ever. His work contains stunningly modern insight, witty jokes and soaring passion; it is an endless source of amazement and inspiration. A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage, widely performed across the world. It is a comedy about the fantastic events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens. The fairies inhabiting the forest in which the play is set keep playing tricks on the actors, putting every character's true nature in a crude and funny light. This...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's best dramatist. His plays have been translated into every major language, and are the most performed ever. His work contains stunningly modern insight, witty jokes and soaring passion; it is an endless source of amazement and inspiration. The Tempest is now considered to be one of Shakespeare's greatest works. It has been adapted numerous times in a variety of styles and formats; it is a tale of magic, romance, and illusion. The sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place; he conjures up a tempest to lure his usurping brother Antonio to the...read more

  • Homer

    Two major epic poems came from ancient Greece and had the power to shape our culture for centuries. They are both attributed to the blind poet Homer, and are called Iliad and Odyssey. The Odyssey is the story of the Greek hero Odysseus, or Ulysses, who began a journey home after the fall of Troy. It will take him ten years of marvelous and terrible encounters before he finally reaches his native city, where everyone assumed he was dead. There will he find his wife Penelope, famously weaving and unweaving a never-ending tapestry while obnoxious suitors are competing for her hand. Once again, Odysseus will have to outsmart his opponents in order to be reunited with his family. The Iliad and...read more

  • Homer

    Two major epic poems came from ancient Greece and had the power to shape our culture for centuries. They are both attributed to the blind poet Homer, and are called Iliad and Odyssey. The Iliad tells the epic story of the war of Troy and its ten-year siege, bloody battles and great heroes. The mighty warrior Achilles, whose mother held him by the heel while immerging him in the river Styx to make him invulnerable, his brave companion Patroclus, kings and gods compete alike for the glory of ancient Greece, which is still resonating today. The Iliad and its sequel, the Odyssey, are the oldest extant works of Western literature. They are of tremendous cultural importance, and their magic is...read more

  • Victor Hugo

    Victor Hugo is one of the best-known French writers, and is part of the greatest literary figures of all time. His poetry made him famous very early, cementing his reputation as one of the greatest lyric poets when he was only 20 years old. He was also a novelist and a dramatist, and furthered the cause of Romanticism, this exalted artistic movement which toyed with Sublime and soared on the winds of emotion. Hugo was also actively involved in politics, defending the poor until his last breath; he was even forced into exile, from which he kept on writing, beloved by the masses he stood up for. When he died, it was an intense day of mourning in France, and more than two million people joined...read more

  • Folklore

    "Jack the Giant Killer" is a British fairy tale in which a young man uses clever tricks to outwit terrible giants and rid the country of the threat they pose. The tale is set during King Arthur's reign. The witty Jack encounters terrible giants, each one more threatening and dangerous than the others. They devour cattle, emprison women, and maintain the country in a state of fear and confusion; but, armed only with his brain and a few magical objects he gathered, Jack will gain the advantage and slay the monsters. This is a classic tale, of which child psychologist Bruno Bettleheim observed that it could play a crucial role in child development: the giants can represent the towering...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's best dramatist. His plays have been translated into every major language, and are the most performed ever. His work contains stunningly modern insight, witty jokes and soaring passion; it is an endless source of amazement and inspiration. We have selected for you the best quotes ever written by one of the greatest literary figures to have ever walked on earth, from Hamlet to Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet to the Tempest, and from every other play in existence: Othello, King Lear, and the historical dramas, Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, Julius Caesar, Henry VIII, King Lear. Enjoy the force and passion of this...read more

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Nietzsche is a major figure in Western philosophy. His work is radical, sometimes violent, often ironic; it fascinates anyone bold enough to delve into it, exerted a profound influence on modern intellectual history, and covers a wide range of subjects. Nietzsche's writings border on the poetic; his aphorisms are particularly well-known for conveying all the radicality of his thinking in a intense but light, sometimes amusing manner. We have selected from you 100 of his most fascinating quotes, some of which have found their way into our daily expressions; enjoy the intensity of his writing, and dare to take a look into the abyss with this fascinating new...read more

  • Plato

    Alfred North Whitehead once noted: "the safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato." Plato is indeed considered the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy, along with his teacher, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle. But his writings are often light, fresh and funny; it was Plato who invented the dialogue in philosophy, which make a point very easy to follow and the occasion of various scenic arrangements. Plato is one of the most dazzling writers ever known; we have selected for you one hundred of his best quotes, for you to find inspiration and get acquainted with this fondamental part of our...read more

  • Voltaire

    Voltaire was a French writer famous for his wit and irony. They were his tools for launching vitriolic attacks on the established Catholic church, the adversaries of freedom of religion and expression, and on separation of church and state. His prolific writing took almost every possible literary form: plays, novels, essays, but also poems, historical and scientific works. We have selected for you 100 of his most fascinating quotes, for you to get acquainted with the philosophy of the Enlightenment, appreciate Voltaire's talent in writing. Delve into the most important ideas of the author of Candide, Zadig, the Dictionnaire philosophique (Philosophical Dictionary), or the Letters on the...read more

  • Michel de Montaigne

    Montaigne might well be one of the most sympathetic writers ever known. He is known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre; his style merges casual anecdotes and autobiography with deep intellectual insights. His Essays are among the most influential ever written; one can recognize Montaigne's direct influence on great literary figures all over the world, from Rene Descartes to Nietzsche, Isaac Asimov, and possibly William Shakespeare. We have selected for you 100 of his most fascinating, insightul, and amusing quotes, so you can meet directly with one of the greatest minds who ever...read more

  • Confucius

    The philosophy of Confucius was so powerful that it dominated intellectual life in ancient China for centuries. It even came to be considered a religion, and there are still temples where Confucius is worshipped as the God of Culture. His writings were transmitted as aphorisms, each one of them one concentrated teaching about philosophy, ethics, or society. We have selected for you 100 of these teachings, so you can discover how the fundamental teachings of ancient China still nourish our daily life. Meditate on Confucius' philosophy, discover one of the greatest authors to have ever lived, and see how his quotes will empower your life with their ancient...read more

  • Folklore

    It is as great an offence against a child to starve his mind as to starve his body. The Astorg Audiobook collection means to bring together the fairy tales, stories, myths and legends which have fed the children of many generations in the years when the imagination is awakening and craving stimulus and material to work upon. This five famous Indian tales are a collection of stories on human behaviors, portrayed by animal characters, with a beautifully wrought moral at the end. Discover the oldest legends of ancient India with this still resonating folk tales: Who killed the otter's babies; The alligator and the jackal; The farmer and the money-lender; Tit for tat; Sing Rajah and the cunning...read more

  • Folklore

    It is as great an offence against a child to starve his mind as to starve his body. The Astorg Audiobook collection means to bring together the fairy tales, stories, myths and legends which have fed the children of many generations in the years when the imagination is awakening and craving stimulus and material to work upon. Discover 3 classic short stories for kids and children of all ages, taken from the myths and legends of Native American Indians: The Maiden who loved a Fish; The White Canoe; The Star Wife. We are in dire need for a greater understanding of Native American cultures, and these stories provide the food for thought necessary for greater...read more

  • Folklore

    It is as great an offence against a child to starve his mind as to starve his body. The Astorg Audiobook collection means to bring together the fairy tales, stories, myths and legends which have fed the children of many generations in the years when the imagination is awakening and craving stimulus and material to work upon. We have selected for you 6 of the best Japanese myths and fairy tales. Not unlike the western folk tales compiled by the Brothers Grimm, these stories faithfully preserve the spirit of medieval Japan, while rendered in a translation accessible to all ages. Here is a wonderful collection of short stories: The Story of the Man who didn't wish to die; The Accomplished...read more

  • Charles Baudelaire

    Charles Baudelaire is one of the greatest French poets. His most famous work, Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil), was deemed scandalous at the time because of its themes of sex and death, lesbianism, corruption, wine, and the oppressiveness of living. Its powerful imagery and ravaging use of the senses had many name him an unequaled master; the effect on fellow artists was "immense, prodigious, unexpected, mingled with admiration and with some indefinable anxious fear", while the regime of the Second Empire had Baudelaire prosecuted and fined for his "insult to public decency". Baudelaire's style had a tremendous influence on French poetry, and also on English writers; he was a...read more

  • Folklore

    We have selected for you 9 of the best Japanese myths and fairy tales. Not unlike the western folk tales compiled by the Brothers Grimm, these stories faithfully preserve the spirit of medieval Japan, while rendered in a translation accessible to all ages. Here is a wonderful collection of short stories: The Battle of the Monkey and the Crab; Momotaro, or Little Peachling; Urashimataro and the Turtle; The Tongue-cut Sparrow; The Vision of Tsunu; The Star-Lovers; The Old man and the Devils; The Jellyfish and the Monkey; Autumn and Spring. These fairy tales and legends of old are a window into the Japanese imagination; it is a peculiar travel through space and time, which will delight...read more