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Ancient philosophy provides us with timeless wisdom while bringing a new light on the way modern thought has been shaped by building on the ancient masters. This audiobook is a careful compilation of essential quotes summarizing each one of the great masters' fundamental ideas.

Learn Stoicism from the teachings of both Marcus Aurelius, the emperor, and Epictetus the slave, each one intent on his own quest for the best possible life; discover the essence of ideas, logic and philosophy with Aristotle and his pupil Plato; open wide the gates of oriental philosophy with the masters of Zen enlightenment, Confucius and Gautama Buddha. Taken from immortal works, these excerpts will add to your culture and inspire you on the road of your own self-improvement.
©2017 Compagnie du Savoir (P)2017 Compagnie du Savoir

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  • Prometheus Worley
  • 22-11-17

Sagely advise never sounded so good!!!

Acres of diamonds and fields of wisdom have never been so accessible as this. The tree of knowledge is in full bloom and like a thousand tiny angels dancing on the head of a pin, this brilliantly organized ancient compendium of philosophical insight dazzles and delights the mind.

Wonderfully narrated, this title was everything I expected and more!!! From Aristotle to the Buddha, this collection of sagely advice truly stands as one of the best titles I've listened to "repeatedly" since I downloaded it a few days ago.

I'd highly recommend giving it a listen if you spend a lot time on the road as I do or even perhaps giving it as a gift to a friend.

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  • Fabe
  • 10-12-19

Different and Flat Narrator for Ch13

Beware: the listed narrator, Katie Haigh, does not read this book completely. I wish she did since I enjoyed her part. Chapter 13 is read by a very dull sounding voice actor, Paul Spera. His voice just pulled me out of this entirely, he reads quotes from Aristotle in this book by the way. The other weird thing about this book is the French speaker who introduces and performs the exit for the book instead of the typical, "This is Audible" voice actor. This I can tolerate, but Paul Spera, what a flat and uninspired read on his part in my opinion. Another gripe I have is that the chapter selections do not have title information loaded and the transitions are not queued to the next chapter transitions. This causes awkward pauses throughout.

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  • Conrad CHAMPAGNE
  • 21-02-21

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  • Christy Casucci
  • 01-11-20

This is the most amazing book, I listen to it daily.

I have listened to this book over and over as I feel the need to relax for being upset or just to relax in general . I love how just listing to each and every quote makes me feel more relaxed about what’s going on in my life and around me and my everyday life day . I have even got so many other listing to it as well from playing it in my car or just start playing it as they tent to start arguing. Everyone around me enjoys it as much as I do.....

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  • Robert G
  • 23-08-20

Lots of duplicate quotes and dead air

While many of the quotes were helpful and enjoyable. There’s really closer to 400 quotes in this book. So often the exact same words from the same author is repeated in ever so slightly different way. I do not count this in different quote, but rather a different translation, nothing more. Be that as it may there were still many enjoyable ones. The narrator‘s were pretty good. It’s very soothing and relaxing. Though there pronunciation of Buddha and other terms specific to Buddhism (brahmin, Māra, Nibbāna, etc.) were not authentic to their original language. But that does not lessen the value of the quotes.

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  • dulcinea willians
  • 08-08-18

More like 200 quotes...

They repeated the same quarts over and over. It would have been more valuable had they stuck to the different philosophers’ original quotes

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  • luis
  • 27-07-18

Pure awesomeness!

Please make more of this kind. Thank you so much for such an epic applicable compilation.

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  • James A Swanson
  • 27-04-18

disappointed in format

the grouping, repetition, and mundaneness of many of the tomes was boring. Better to have 600 philosophers with one really great saying each.

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  • Harry S.
  • 12-01-18

What a great voice and work ! Great investment

Some people make a great effort to speak every single word with respect. This is one of these rare cases. I listened to the 600 quotes 3 times in 2 days. Great investment !