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"Done with Alter's translation and commentary on Job. Since the next in line is actual Psalms and technically, Psalms isn't a wisdom book. I'm going to switch to Alters translation of Psalms for a couple days." Nov 16, 2015 08:42PM

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“... man by nature is not a wild or unsocial creature, neither was he born so, but makes himself what he naturally is not, by vicious habit; and that again on the other side, he is civilized and grows gentle by a change of place, occupation, and manner of life, as beasts themselves that are wild by nature, become tame and tractable by housing and gentler usage...”
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“All art must be for the end of liberating the masses. A landscape is only good when it shows the oppressor hanging from a tree.”
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“So inconsiderable a thing is fortune in respect of human nature, and so insufficient to give content to a covetous mind, that an empire of that mighty extent and sway could not satisfy the ambition of two men;”
Plutarch, Plutarch's Lives: Volume II

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“When the odds are hopeless, when all seems to be lost, then is the time to be calm, to make a show of authority – at least of indifference”
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“That which is chiefly the office of a general, to force the enemy into fighting when he finds himself the stronger, and to avoid being driven into it himself when he is the weaker...”
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