Sculpture in Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark. Sculptor: Bertel Thorvaldsen

Carpe Diem

What is at stake is far from insignificant: it is how one should live one’s life.

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Capable Men of History: Sun Tzu

The Art of War is undoubtedly the most influential treatise on war ever written. A masterpiece of war and strategy that is still universally employed today.

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Capable Men of History: Socrates

It would be better for me—that multitudes of men should disagree with me rather than that I, being one, should be out of harmony with myself. Socrates [470– 399 BC]

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Marcus Aurelius

Emperor of the Roman Empire

“You have power over your mind—not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”

Statue of Marcus Aurelius on his horse