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  • Socrates

    Socrates is an enigmatic figure, known chiefly through the accounts of others like Plato and Aristophanes. He was one of the most brilliant intellects ever, and devised what would later be called the Socratic method, which is a way of leading one's interlocutor to see his errors and contradictions through clever questioning before leading him to the truth. In ancient Athens, Socrates was widely known as a "gadfly", that is, an annoying insect buzzing at people's ears, because he kept questioning prejudices and contradictions; he was eventually tried and executed for "corrupting the minds of the youth". We have selected for you 100 of his best quotes, so you can decide whether this can be...read more

  • Jean Jacques Rousseau

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau initiated the modern genre of autobiography, vastly influenced the development of the Enlightenment through his political philosophy, and helped develop modern educational thought, although his book on the question outraged the French parliament so much that an arrest order was issued against him. We have selected for you 100 of his most interesting quotes. They come from essential works like his Discourse on Inequality or the Social Contract, which shaped modern political and social thought; Julie or the New Heloise, which helped the development of romanticism in fiction; or the Confessions, one of the boldest and most honest autobiographical works ever...read more

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    For ages, the ancient myths of Greece and Rome have delighted and inspired the people of the world. Great legendary heroes and mysterious gods come together in those charming stories, which will unleash imagination and all the pleasures we owe the ancient art of storytelling. This timeless selection of the richest legends will make you travel in the time and thoughts of ancient life. Enjoy the stories of Midas; Orpheus; Pandora; Pyramus and Thisbe; Philemon and Baucis; Atalanta; and...read more

  • Carlo Collodi

    The Adventures of Pinocchio is an Italian novel for children, by Carlo Collodi. A poor carpenter, Geppetto, wants to build a marionette from a piece of wood. But it begins to talk and whine; soon, the marionette runs away, and begins a life of mischievous adventures. The adventures of Pinocchio are considered a canonical piece of children's literature; they have inspired countless adaptations, such as Walt Disney's classic animation. It is one of the most translated and widely read works of literature ever written, and gave birth to popular pieces of wisdom such as a liar's long...read more

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    Creativity is one seemingly mysterious force, which we long to understand and develop. We have selected for you 100 quotes from the greatest thinkers, artists and creators, for you to get strength and inspiration in your own life. Nourish yourself with the experience and reflection of the greatest authors: Nietzsche, Flaubert, Hemingway, Henry David Thoreau, Picasso, Banksy and so many others. Each one of them will give you food for thought, boosting your creative powers and providing you with a new understanding of the act of creation from an artistic and philosophical point of view. Develop your understanding and boost your creativity with the help of the best minds...read more

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    The Scripture is an endless source of inspiration. Quotes from the Bible give a glimpse of our ancestor's lives and habits, and they are food for thought in our modern lives as they provide answers to our innermost questions. They are also precious occasions to reflect deeper on what it means to have faith, be Christian, or simply human. We have selected for you 200 quotes from the Old and New Testament: words of wisdom, law, poetry, questions and answers, that will accompany you in faith and give you the references you need in daily life. Enjoy these sacred pearls of wisdom taken from every book in the Holy Bible, let them inspire you and put them to use in your personal...read more

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    The Old Testament is the foundation of the Scripture. It is the first and most ancient section of the Christian Bible; it tells of the law and history of the Israelites, encloses treasures of poetry and wisdom, along with powerful prophecy. We have selected for you 100 quotes which will provide answers to your innermost questions, accompany you in faith, give you food for thought, and offer you wisdom and references to inspire you in your daily life. Enjoy these sacred pearls of wisdom taken from all the books of the Old Testament, let them inspire you and put them to use in your personal...read more

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    With its account of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, of the Apostles' ministries in the early church, letters about Christian doctrine and counsel, and the prophetic Book of Revelation, the New Testament contains the essence of Christianity and an endless source of inspiration. We have selected for you 110 essential quotes, to accompany you in your daily life, give you references for your discussions and food for your thought. These quotes provide a precious occasion of reflecting on the wisdom accumulated in these sacred...read more

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    From Aristotle to Haruki Murakami, Nietzsche and Mark Twain to Bob Marley, we have selected for you 100 of the greatest quotes about friendship. You will learn its value from 100 different angles: these witticisms, remarks and pearls of wisdom will provide you with inspiration, food for thought, and different ways to relate to this essential concept. Much-loved but hard to define, excessively precious but fleeting and fragile, friendship has driven the greatest minds to try and formulate its significance, give out advice, and gain new understanding; enjoy these quotes for pleasure, betterment, and...read more

  • Honore de Balzac

    The unknown masterpiece, or "Le chef-d'oeuvre inconnu", is a story by French author Honore de Balzac. This short text was of tremendous importance in the world of art, for it holds a groundbreaking reflection about artistic creation: what does completion or failure mean, and how is it that technique does not guarantee either. Paul Cezanne famously said "I am Frenhofer", identifying with the old master around which the story revolves. Pablo Picasso himself was absolutely fascinated by the text, so much that he had his studio moved in the Parisian street named in the story; there, he painted his own masterpiece, Guernica. Our audiobooks are recorded by the best storytellers, for a lively and...read more

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    The French Declaration of the rights of Man and of the Citizen is one of the most fundamental documents in the history of democracy. A representative product of the philosophy of the Enlightenment, it holds the rights of man to be universal, without distinction of race or religion, introducing the idea that human rights are a feature of human nature itself. This was used to create a nation of free individuals equally protected by law. Discover this major and actual piece of history: the Declaration of the Rights of Man is a great summary of the values of the French Revolution. As such, it had a major impact on the development of freedom and democracy worldwide, and its legacy is still alive...read more

  • Mary Prince

    This is the story of Mary Prince, who was sold into slavery at the age of 12 for £38 sterling. It is the first account of the life of a black woman ever to be published in the United Kingdom, and it was published at a time when slavery was still legal in the British Colonies. The history of Mary Prince is firsthand testimony of the brutalities of enslavement. Its tone is direct and authentic, which makes this vivid story go straight to the heart. This book immediateley sparked public controversy and eventually played a crucial role in the abolition campaign. "It was night when I reached my new home. The house was large, and built at the bottom of a very high hill; but I could not see much...read more

  • Sigmund Freud

    Sigmund Freud is the father of psychoanalysis, a clinical method of treatment through dialogue. Modern thought owes him his theoretical description of the structure and functioning of the unconscious, through the discovery of the essential role of transference in the analytic process, the redefinition of sexuality including its infantile forms, the analysis of dreams, symptom formation and the mechanisms of repression. His ideas are still controversed, but his work has suffused the whole of Western thought. The idea of an ego who is not master in its own house shattered intellectual fundations, and its legacy are everywhere in our everyday life. We have selected for you 100 of the most...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Jane Austen is one of the most widely read British authors. Her realism and biting irony make for a very lively read, and the quality of her plots have earned her a high-ranking place into the hearts of scholars. Her greatest stories sparkled a wave of adaptations in the last decades, because of their touching modernity and the realism of their reflections on the attitude of women about marriage and social standing. Pride and Prejudice has been called the second most beloved book of all British production; Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, and Emma are also seminal works which have inspired countless readers. We have selected for you 100 inspirational quotes by Jane Austen, to provide...read more

  • Rudolf Erich Raspe

    The Baron Munchausen's Narrative of his Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia, or the Startling adventures of Baron Munchausen, is one of the funniest texts ever written. It relates the exploits of a grandiloquent figure, in a series of absurd, impossible and extravagant feats. It is a charming tale of dreamlike adventures, a powerful satire and a personal attack, as it was meant to mock a real Baron known for telling outrageous tall tales based on his military career during the Russo-Turkish war. The adventures of the Baron will have you roar with laughter and unleash your imagination as you witness his cannonball ride or travels to the moon. This beloved text has spawned numerous...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. Romeo and Juliet is perhaps his most famous and beloved; this heartbreaking tale of impossible love has marked every generation since its publication, and it is an essential part of Western culture. This lively adaptation is a convenient summary meant to bring to you Shakespeare's magic in an actual, clear and precise way; recorded by the greatest storytellers, it will...read more

  • Soren Kierkegaard

    Soren Kierkegaard, a name meaning "church's garden", is a Christian philosopher whose work had a considerable influence on western philosophy and theology. His thoughts focused primarly on what it means to become a subject of one's existence, what feelings arise when faced with life choices, and the relation with God through faith. He is credited with numerous reflections on the three stages of life; he also questioned existential despair, absurdity and anxiety. We have selected for you 100 of his most inspiring quotes, for you to discover the inner workings of this most sincere and touching...read more

  • Francis Bacon

    Sir Francis Bacon had a tremendous impact on science and philosophy during the scientific revolution in XVIIth-century England. He was the first to argue for a skeptical and methodical approach in science, based on careful observation of events in nature, and founded on induction. His work, firmly grounded in empiricism to prevent projection of one's preferred hypothesis, made him the father of scientific method. This was a groundbreaking turn of events at the time, and is still the basis of the scientific framework today. We have selected for you 100 of his most influential quotes, for you to discover the inner workings of an honest scientific mind, and get inspired by his straightforward...read more

  • Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius was a Roman Emperor, the last of the Five Good Emperors, and one of the most important Stoic philosophers, along with the slave Epictetus. Marcus Aurelius wrote the Meditations while in a military campaign; it was a series of notes written for no one but himself in his quest for self-improvement. Stoicism is the attitude allowing one to free oneself from the unnecessary suffering that arises from anxiety about events that are beyond our control; therefore, it can be of tremendous importance in one's life. We have selected for you 100 of Marcus Aurelius' most inspiring quotes, for you to benefit from the teachings of Stoicism, alleviate your life by knowing the proper...read more

  • Gautama Buddha

    Gautama Buddha is also known as Siddharta Gautama, or simply the Buddha, which means "Awakened" or "Enlightened". Born a prince, he chose a path of ascetism only to realize that it was as profound an illusion as self-indulgence. He achieved Enlightenment after 49 days of meditation; his awakening led him to discover the cause of suffering and the ways to eliminate it. These discoveries founded Buddhism, and his Four Noble Truths still form the heart of its teachings. We have selected for you 100 of Buddha's most influent quotes, to lead you towards a more awakened life, free from suffering and deeply...read more