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How Horses Civilized Humanity and Shaped the Way We Love
How Horses Civilized Humanity and Shaped the Way We Love

“People no longer conducted romances as they did before… The horse revamped the limits of our personal freedom.”

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Baudelaire on Beauty and Strangeness
Baudelaire on Beauty and Strangeness

“Beauty always has an element of strangeness… simple, unintended, unconscious strangeness [which] gives it the right to be called beauty.”

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Oliver Sacks on Death, Destiny, and the Redemptive Radiance of a Life Fully Lived
Oliver Sacks on Death, Destiny, and the Redemptive Radiance of a Life Fully Lived

“It is the fate — the genetic and neural fate — of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death.”

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The Great Zen Master Seung Sahn Soen-sa on the Four Types of Anger and Its Paradoxical Constructive Side
The Great Zen Master Seung Sahn Soen-sa on the Four Types of Anger and Its Paradoxical Constructive Side

A Buddhist taxonomy of attached anger, reflected anger, perceived anger, and loving anger.

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The Nature of Love: How Harry Harlow’s Seminal 1958 Research Shaped the Science of Affection and Changed Modern Parenting
The Nature of Love: How Harry Harlow’s Seminal 1958 Research Shaped the Science of Affection and Changed Modern Parenting

“Love is a wondrous state, deep, tender, and rewarding… But… the little we know about love does not transcend simple observation, and the little we write about it has been written better by poets and novelists.”

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Eudora Welty on Friendship as an Evolutionary Mechanism for Language
Eudora Welty on Friendship as an Evolutionary Mechanism for Language

“When we learned to speak to, and listen to, rather than to strike or be struck by, our fellow human beings, we found something worth keeping alive, worth possessing, for the rest of time.”

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