Aphorisms on Love and Hate

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Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141397900

Category: Hate

Page: 64

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The iconoclastic German philosopher's blazing maxims on revenge, false pity and the drawbacks of marriage.

Only Dull People Are Brilliant at Breakfast

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Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241251818

Category: Humor

Page: 64

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'It would be unfair to expect other people to be as remarkable as oneself' Wilde's celebrated witticisms on the dangers of sincerity, duplicitous biographers, the stupidity of the English - and his own genius. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

My Dearest Father

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Author: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141397632

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 64

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'They wanted me to give a concert; I wanted them to beg me. And so they did. I gave a concert.' Entertaining, touching and sharp-tongued letters between the great eighteenth-century composer and his mentor father.

Circles of Hell

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Author: Dante

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141980230

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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'I truly thought I'd never make it back.'

How to Use Your Enemies

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Author: Baltasar Gracián,Baltasar Gracián y Morales

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141398273

Category: Hostility (Psychology)

Page: 64

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A seventeenth-century Spanish priest's shrewd maxims on using guile and pragmatism to succeed in a dangerous world.

The Oxford Book of Aphorisms

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Author: John Gross

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780192804563

Category: Reference

Page: 383

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Gathers witty quotations about nature, religion, fear, hope, fame, wealth, politics, marriage, happiness, knowledge, language, and death

O Cruel Alexis

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Author: Virgil

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141398730

Category: Pastoral poetry, Latin

Page: 64

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The Pastoral verse steeped in wit and nostalgia, from one of ancient Rome's greatest poets.

It Was Snowing Butterflies

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Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141398566

Category: History

Page: 64

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'The vessel drove before her bows two billows of liquid phosphorus' A selection of Darwin's extraordinary adventures during the voyage of the Beagle Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Charles Darwin (1809-1882). Darwin's Autobiographies, On the Origin of Species, The Descent of Man, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals and The Voyage of the Beagle are available in Penguin Classics.

Why I Am so Clever

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Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241251869

Category: Philosophy

Page: 64

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'Why do I know a few more things? Why am I so clever altogether?' Self-celebrating and self-mocking autobiographical writings from Ecce Homo, the last work iconoclastic German philosopher Nietzsche wrote before his descent into madness. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

How We Weep and Laugh at the Same Thing

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Author: Michel de Montaigne

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141397221

Category:

Page: 64

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Glittering essays by the Renaissance master of the form, exploring contradictions in human thoughts and actions.

Human, All Too Human & Beyond Good and Evil

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Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840225914

Category:

Page: 720

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Human, All Too Human (1878) marks the point where Nietzsche abandons German romanticism for the French Enlightenment. The result is one of the cornerstones of his life's work. Beyond Good and Evil (1886) is a scathing and powerful critique of philosophy, religion and science.

Amir Khusro, The Nightingale of India

Selected Persian Odes

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Author: Khalid Hameed Shaida

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1624881432

Category: Poetry

Page: 223

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Affluent and playful, Khusro, the thirteenth century poet and musician who would become known throughout India and Middle East - and now the world - is a Persian mystic who loved melody, words and romance. His interpretation of love's musings is frivolous, fanciful and lovely proving that love and poetry walk hand in hand - always have and always will. With a classical vision of the Persian mystic and poetic experience, the translator, Khalid Hameed Shaida, provides readers with yet another translation of a lesser-known Persian favorite. Heartfelt, playful and idealistic, he whips the current of romance to timeless bliss and swirls the tides in our favor. He recreates a world we all wish to embrace, one of accord, decency and love.

Essays and Aphorisms

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Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141395913

Category: Philosophy, German

Page: 256

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Schopenhauer believed that human action is determined not by reason but by 'will' - the blind and irrational desire for physical existence. These writings depict individuals struggling in a Godless world, in which art, morality and self-awareness are our only salvation. They are a searing vision of the human condition.

小王子

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Author: 聖德修伯里

Publisher: 寂天文化

ISBN: 9789575852009

Category:

Page: 147

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The Portable Nietzsche

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Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440674198

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 704

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The works of Friedrich Nietzsche have fascinated readers around the world ever since the publication of his first book more than a hundred years ago. As Walter Kaufmann, one of the world’s leading authorities on Nietzsche, notes in his introduction, “Few writers in any age were so full of ideas,” and few writers have been so consistently misinterpreted. The Portable Nietzsche includes Kaufmann’s definitive translations of the complete and unabridged texts of Nietzsche’s four major works: Twilight of the Idols, The Antichrist, Nietzsche Contra Wagner and Thus Spoke Zarathustra. In addition, Kaufmann brings together selections from his other books, notes, and letters, to give a full picture of Nietzsche’s development, versatility, and inexhaustibility. “In this volume, one may very conveniently have a rich review of one of the most sensitive, passionate, and misunderstood writers in Western, or any, literature.” —Newsweek

The Old Man of the Moon

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Author: Fu Shen

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141397801

Category:

Page: 64

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A moving nineteenth-century account - lost for many decades - of a Chinese official's all-consuming love for his wife.

A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees

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Author: Kenko,Kenkō Yoshida

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141398259

Category: Religious life

Page: 64

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Moonlight, spring blossom, a woman's hair - a medieval Japanese monk reflects on idle moments and life's fleeting joys.

Love's Work

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Author: Gillian Rose

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590174119

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Love’s Work is at once a memoir and a book of philosophy. Written by the English philosopher Gillian Rose as she was dying of cancer, it is a book about both the fallibility and endurance of love, love that becomes real and endures through an ongoing reckoning with its own limitations. Rose looks back on her childhood, the complications of her parents’ divorce and her dyslexia, and her deep and divided feelings about what it means to be Jewish. She tells the stories of several friends also laboring under the sentence of death. From the sometimes conflicting vantage points of her own and her friends’ tales, she seeks to work out (seeks, because the work can never be complete—to be alive means to be incomplete) a distinctive outlook on life, one that will do justice to our yearning both for autonomy and for connection to others. With droll self knowledge (“I am highly qualified in unhappy love affairs,” Rose writes, “My earliest unhappy love affair was with Roy Rogers”) and with unsettling wisdom (“To live, to love, is to be failed”), Rose has written a beautiful, tender, tough, and intricately wrought survival kit packed with necessary but unanswerable questions.