The Roots of Education Are Bitter, but the Fruit Is Sweet! — 11 Greatest Books of the Greatest Philosophers

As a Man Thinketh
by James Allen

Guide to Stoicism
by St. George William Joseph Stock

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding,
Volume 1 | Volume 2
by John Locke
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Civil Disobedience
by Henry David Thoreau
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9th grade reading level

The Religion of the Samurai
by Kaiten Nukariya
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Introduction to the Philosophy and Writings of Plato
by Thomas Taylor
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The Art of War
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The Prince
by Niccolò Machiavelli

An Introduction to Philosophy
by George Stuart Fullerton

Cyclopedia of Philosophy
by Sam Vaknin
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