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Caesar’s biggest bet-on-yourself moment, and one of the most audacious leadership moments of all time, came in 49 BC, when he was faced with a decision that could bring civil war to his beloved Rome. How could it have come to this? After he had achieved...

Plutarch, Greek Plutarchos, Latin Plutarchus, (born 46 CE, Chaeronea, Boeotia [Greece]—died after 119 CE), biographer and author whose works strongly influenced the evolution of the essay, the biography, and historical writing in Europe from the 16th to the 19th century. Plutarch was the son of Aristobulus,...

The fourth male attribute, Self-Involvement (see me, hear me, touch me, feel me), is a direct derivative or one possible outcome of the conflict of masculine insecurity. Merely knowing one is a man is not enough protection against one’s own feminine desires — one has...

The third male attribute, Masculine Insecurity (I’m tired of being on top), goes to the essence of what men secretly harbor beneath their rugged and guarded exterior. One patient, a driven, hard-nosed entrepreneur, put it this way: “Sometimes I just want to be flattened,” by...

The first two male attributes which I explore in this book explain why it’s so hard for men to talk about their feelings. These elements are discussed first because they are used by men as psychological defenses to guard against the emotional pain associated with...

Ancius Manlius Severinus Boethius (475—525), to give him his full name, was one of the last Roman philosophers. He died just twenty years before Rome fell to the barbarians. But in his lifetime Rome was already going downhill. Like his fellow Romans Cicero and Seneca,...

Marriage is an invented institution, it is not natural; hence nature has not provided a mind that can adjust to marriage. But man found it necessary that there should be some kind of legal contract between lovers, because love itself is dream-stuff, it is not reliable...

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  • It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important ...

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  • Attachment is the strongest block to realization .

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  • The World will not be destroying by those who do evil , but by those who watch them without doing anything .

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  • Tell me who admires and loves you , and I will tell you who you are .

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  • Something to do , something to love , and something to hope for .

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  • A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new .

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  • When you are content to be SIMPLY YOURSELF and don't compare or compete , everybody will respect you .

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  • SIMPLICITY is the ultimate sophistication .

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