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The Art Of War- Sun Tzu
Through The Hot Gates- ?
Through The Hot Gates- ?
I agree. I've tended to overvalue it at the expense of exercise and direct, real experience of things. However, it contains a lot of wisdom and word-smithing skill which are both terrifically useful in real life.reading to me is a double edged sword. It is informative, immersing, entertaining...but also passive, time consuming, forgettable oh and not to mention, that the common posture in which it is done, is in our "modern time" the new smoking as some say.
Reading alternating with some lifting & locomotion eating & drinking tea & going to the rest room can make my day to have a nice sleep.
When it comes to influence...than Pavel's and Al Ciampa's writing and some Zen literature has it on me, as they lay out the attitude and mindset to work on a daily basis.
And I do not want to forget one book, which is written and red on a daily basis by many ladies and gentlemen and sometimes by me too is called "StrongFirstForum"
I strongly then suggest Confucius' "Analects" to you, and if you have time, "The Romance of the Three Kingdoms" - which are both East Asia's key wisdom texts.Just a few that I've enjoyed in no order of preference and for reasons too numerous to mention -
The Art of War - Sun Tzu
The Hagakure - Samarai Handbook
Meditations - Marcus Aurelius
Angry White Pyjamas - Robert Twigger
Book of Five Rings - Miyamoto Musashi
I've read "Historia Francorum" By Gregory of Tours by the way.Hello,
"On the firmness of the wise person" and "On tranquility of mind" of Seneca.
These books teach us that remaining stoical and calm always help us to think wisely to make the good decision. A rational mind help against randomness. It permits to first observe, then make a decision, then improve.
Also, "Chanson de Roland"
Two of Madame's favorites !I've got Seigneur Des Anneaux on my shelf to read too
Well, hahaha, I'm "English" (Canadian anglophone) so being a reader of course I've read lots of King Arthur stuff. Hahaha. Actually, right now I'm reading "Faerie Queene" by Edmund Spenser - a fantasy story set in King Arthur's time.Hello,
Two of Madame's favorites !
Very good choice
If you apreciated the "world" of "Chanson de Roland", you may appreciate "Knight of the Round Table" too
"Madame" is my girlfriend...even if we are a couple for 9 years.Who is "Madame"? I don't understand who you mean - your wife perhaps?
I've read and very much enjoyed The Three Musketeers! You know, Canada was part of France at that time. Louis XIV was one of our country's most important leaders too.Hello,
"Madame" is my girlfriend...even if we are a couple for 9 years.
Another great book, from a French author called Alexandre Duma (father) is "The 3 musketeer". It is about the story of 3 musketeer, during Louis XIII reign. These 3 people are loyal to their king and build a very strong "team spirit" even if they have very different personalities.
Shakespeare's "Othello" is also a very great book IMO. Above all thanks to the character called "Iago". This one is a true manipulator who ends...well... We can learn a lot from him in terms of management and also to "read" others' personalities. This is a very instructional book.