"Четем, за да знаем, че не сме сами" К. С. Луис.


Thoughts of Wise Men



On March 15, 1884, Leo Tolstoy wrote in his diary: “I have to create a circle of reading for myself: Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Lao-Tzu, Buddha, Pascal, The New Testament. This is also necessary for all people.”

So he set out to compile “a wise thought for every day of the year, from the greatest philosophers of all times and all people” — a florilegium five centuries after the golden age of florilegia and a Tumblr a century and a half before the golden age of Tumblr, a collection of famous words on the meaning of life long before the concept had become a cultural trope. The following year, he wrote to his assistant, describing the project: “I know that it gives one great inner force, calmness, and happiness to communicate with such great thinkers as Socrates, Epictetus, Arnold, Parker. … They tell us about what is most important for humanity, about the meaning of life and about virtue. … I would like to create a book … in which I could tell a person about his life, and about the Good Way of Life.”


Published: 10.2.2014
Edition: Paperback
No of pages: 224
Product Dimensions: 16  x 23 x 1.5 cm
Shipping Weight: 250 gr

ISBN 978-619-7055-11-5