The 10 Books with the
Most Page-For-Page Wisdom

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This is my list of the 10 books that offer the most page-for-page wisdom. These books will make you smarter. They offer wisdom that has stood the test of time, provide ideas for managing the complexities and challenges of life, and foster a greater understanding of our world.

Manual for Living
by Epictetus
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari
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The Lessons of History
by Will and Ariel Durant
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Fooled by Randomness
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Meditations
by Marcus Aurelius
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Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre
by Keith Johnstone
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Siddhartha
by Hermann Hesse
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Principles
by Ray Dalio
Print

A Brief History of Time
by Stephen Hawking
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This is Water
by David Foster Wallace
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