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The Art of Worldly Wisdom: Strategies for a Better Life

The Art of Worldly Wisdom: Strategies for a Better Life

Reading Time: 23 minutesBaltasar Gracián (1601-1658) was a 17th century Spanish Jesuit and philosopher. On becoming a priest, he spend the majority of his adult life teaching in Jesuit schools and becoming a gifted preacher and orator. But where he really excelled was writing. He published a novel, Criticón, which became his masterpiece while he was living. However, what Gracián is most known for today is ... Read More »

Napoleon: Learning from the Greatest General The World Has Seen

Napoleon: Learning from the Greatest General The World Has Seen

Reading Time: 4 minutesNapoleon Bonaparte, the French statesman and military leader, remains a polarizing figure to this day. History is truly divided on whether this man was a military genius, or simply a greedy warlord who overplayed his hand, leading to the ruin of France and his own exile. However, few can match Napoleon’s success on the battlefield. He is arguably the world’s ... Read More »