Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Caesar.
The human brain weighs just three pounds, yet it is capable of moving armies, of bending people to its will, of achieving great glory and, along the way, committing terrible acts of cruelty. In other words, the human brain has a lot to learn. If you read the books below—all four of them—you will gain enough knowledge to become a star on the cocktail party circuit. It's guaranteed.
You might also learn how to avoid having someone like Brutus speak at your funeral.
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