A New
Would you have a great empire?
Rule over yourself.
— Publilius Syrus

Leo Tolstoy spent the last decade of his life collecting the wisdom of the ages from across the whole gamut of history, religions and cultures in search of a practical philosophy of life. He arranged his selections, along with his own thoughts, by topic (knowledge, faith, truth, pride, humility, art, etc.) into short daily readings. The result is his last major work, the Circle of Reading.

This new translation is available free to read online and as a daily newsletter. Pick a date from the calendar below to begin reading.