Day 22 - Harvard Classics - 90 Day Challenge

Mar 25: Shakespeare's HAMLET

How Conscience Makes Cowards of Us All

Hamlet pondered over which course contained the least unhappiness—
whether to suffer here and not incur new dangers, or
whether to end it all and chance the unknown terrors of the
next world. See how Hamlet reasoned.

Read from Shakespeare's HAMLET ..................   Vol. 46, pp. 144-158

Mar 26: Aesop’s FABLES

"2,500 Years Ago Aesop Said . . ."

Men in all ages have recognized the ingenuity of the practical
philosophy and freshness of Aesop's allegories. Spend a few
delightful moments with the wit and wisdom of Aesop.

Read from Aesop's FABLES ...................   Vol. 17, pp. 21-30

Mar 27: Stevenson's TRUTH OF INTERCOURSE

When Is a Lie Not a Lie?

Is lying or quibbling ever permissible? May one juggle words
so a truth is conveyed through a lie and a lie told by a truth?
Stevenson unravels this puzzle.

Read: Stevenson's TRUTH OF INTERCOURSE .....  Vol. 28, pp. 277-284

Mar 28: Adam Smith's WEALTH OF NATIONS

Pins and Other Points

The making of a simple pin is one of the most complex affairs
of modern industry. Adam Smith regards the process from the
worker's point of view, and shows the many and varied economic
principles that are involved in pin making.

Read from Adam Smith's WEALTH OF NATIONS ....  Vol. 10, pp. 9-17