Second Treatise of Government by John Locke

John Locke argues that all men are created equal in the state of nature by God. In his seminal essay Second Treatise of Government he outlines an entire theory of civil society. Locke explores a number of themes such as conquest and slavery, property, representative government, and the right of revolution. He argues that the protection of life, liberty, and property can be achieved by a parliamentary process that protects, not violates, one’s rights.

Author: John Locke

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
208 reviews

How to Find Peace: A Guide for Facilitating Spiritual Evolution & Discovering Happiness That Lasts by Beau Norton

Shatter the Illusions and Discover the Truth
To ‘know about’ something is very different from KNOWING it. Perhaps you have some spiritual knowledge, but how often do you experience PEACE? CONTENTMENT? JOY? BLISS? ECSTASY? You’ve probably been searching for these higher states for some time now, but what has all your searching brought you? Are you still unsatisfied and unfulfilled? Is it really possible to find lasting peace of mind and happiness in this hectic world, or is it all just a fairy tale?

I think you’ll be relieved to discover that the TRUTH is right in front of you, just waiting to be realized. YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAIT TO FEEL AT PEACE! It is available to you this very instant, however, you may have some blocks that need to be removed before you can come to KNOW Peace rather than just ‘know about’ Peace. This book is dedicated to helping you evolve mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, by facilitating your understanding of basic (yet profoundly life-altering) spiritual concepts, thus allowing you to effortlessly transcend the obstacles on the path to peace of mind and happiness that lasts.

Join me on the inside and let us take the journey together. May we both awaken to our true nature. May we never be the same again…

Author: Beau Norton

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
48 reviews

The Prince (AmazonClassics Edition) by Niccolò Machiavelli

Direct and coldly pragmatic, Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince is the preeminent guide to winning and maintaining power at the highest levels, where deception and manipulation are necessary tools, and political allies should never be mistaken for friends.Once a foreign policy official in his native Florence, Machiavelli was ousted by the Medici family. After surviving disgrace and torture at their hands, he penned The Prince to garner their favor. While this effort was ignored, the five-hundred-year-old work endures and is now considered one of the most influential—and controversial—political treatises of all time.Revised edition: Previously published as The Prince, this edition of The Prince (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
1677 reviews

Common Sense (Illustrated) by Thomas Paine

First published on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution, Thomas Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense was an immediate sensation. In clear simple language it explained to the people of the Thirteen Colonies why they needed to fight for independence from Great Britain.

Common Sense has been called “the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era.”

This new digital edition of Common Sense includes an image gallery.

Author: Thomas Paine

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
1472 reviews

The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián

Life guidance from a famed Renaissance man. This influential work of philosophy by one of the great thinkers of the Renaissance era advises people of all walks of life how to approach political, professional, and personal situations in a dog-eat-dog world. Comprised of three hundred pithy aphorisms, it offers thought-provoking and accessible advice. Some subjects include “Never Compete,” “The Art of Letting Things Alone,” and “Anticipate Injuries and Turn Them into Favours.”  This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Author: Baltasar Gracián

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
198 reviews

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius and Méric Casaubon

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.Casaubon’s famous 1634 translation of Meditations was the first English version of the Stoic masterwork to be reprinted many times because of its widespread popularity. The Shakespearean language has been called difficult by modern standards but the poetic Elizabethan prose greatly enhances this deeply spiritual work. Aurelius is no less eloquent or articulate than in later versions and the power of his thoughts and ideas are beautifully conveyed. 

Author: Marcus Aurelius and Méric Casaubon

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
2010 reviews

Common Sense by Thomas Paine

First published on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution, Thomas Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense was an immediate sensation. In clear simple language it explained to the people of the Thirteen Colonies why they needed to fight for independence from Great Britain.Common Sense has been called “the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era.”

Author: Thomas Paine

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
1445 reviews

The Art of War (AmazonClassics Edition) by Sun Tzu

Long considered the most essential treatise on military strategy and tactics, The Art of War comprises thirteen chapters, each dedicated to a different aspect of warfare. Reaching far beyond the battlefield, it is a manifesto for success in every kind of conflict or competition, having had a notable influence on various subjects such as law, sports, and interpersonal relationships.In this definitive 1910 Lionel Giles translation, the celebrated sinologist’s interpretive notes and valuable commentary make clear the nuances of Sun Tzu’s language. Most critical, Giles provides the context and culture from which the general’s theories emerged.Revised edition: Previously published as The Art of War, this edition of The Art of War (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Author: Sun Tzu

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
5840 reviews

The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián

Life guidance from a famed Renaissance man. This influential work of philosophy by one of the great thinkers of the Renaissance era advises people of all walks of life how to approach political, professional, and personal situations in a dog-eat-dog world. Comprised of three hundred pithy aphorisms, it offers thought-provoking and accessible advice. Some subjects include “Never Compete,” “The Art of Letting Things Alone,” and “Anticipate Injuries and Turn Them into Favours.”  This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Author: Baltasar Gracián

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
197 reviews

The Prince (Enriched Classics) by Niccolo Machiavelli

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: • A concise introduction that gives readers important background information • A chronology of the author’s life and work • A timeline of significant events that provides the book’s historical context • An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations • Detailed explanatory notes • Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work • Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction • A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader’s experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world’s finest books to their full potential. SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
1627 reviews