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Marcus Aurelius on How to Motivate Yourself to Get Out of Bed in the Morning and Go to Work
Marcus Aurelius on How to Motivate Yourself to Get Out of Bed in the Morning and Go to Work

“You don’t love yourself enough. Or you’d love your nature too, and what it demands of you.”

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John Steinbeck on Good and Evil, the Necessary Contradictions of the Human Nature, and Our Grounds for Lucid Hope
John Steinbeck on Good and Evil, the Necessary Contradictions of the Human Nature, and Our Grounds for Lucid Hope

“All the goodness and the heroisms will rise up again, then be cut down again and rise up. It isn’t that the evil thing wins — it never will — but that it doesn’t die.”

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The Creative Architect: Inside Psychology’s Most Ambitious and Influential Study of What Makes a Creative Person
The Creative Architect: Inside Psychology’s Most Ambitious and Influential Study of What Makes a Creative Person

“The creative person has the courage to experience opposites of his nature and to attempt some reconciliation of them in an individuated expression of himself.”

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Adrienne Rich Reads “What Kind of Times Are These”
Adrienne Rich Reads “What Kind of Times Are These”

“In times like these to have you listen at all, it’s necessary to talk about trees.”

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Democracy: Neil Gaiman’s Transcendent Animated Tribute to Leonard Cohen, with Piano by Amanda Palmer
Democracy: Neil Gaiman’s Transcendent Animated Tribute to Leonard Cohen, with Piano by Amanda Palmer

“…the heart has got to open in a fundamental way.”

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Remembering Vera Rubin: The Trailblazing Astrophysicist Who Confirmed the Existence of Dark Matter and Paved the Way for Modern Women in Science
Remembering Vera Rubin: The Trailblazing Astrophysicist Who Confirmed the Existence of Dark Matter and Paved the Way for Modern Women in Science

“Don’t shoot for the stars, we already know what’s there. Shoot for the space in between because that’s where the real mystery lies.”

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