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If This Isn’t Nice, What Is? Kurt Vonnegut’s Advice to the Young on Kindness, Computers, Community, and the Power of Great Teachers
If This Isn’t Nice, What Is? Kurt Vonnegut’s Advice to the Young on Kindness, Computers, Community, and the Power of Great Teachers

“Teaching, may I say, is the noblest profession of all in a democracy.”

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The Greatest Commencement Address of All Time: Joseph Brodsky’s Six Rules for Playing the Game of Life Like a Winner
The Greatest Commencement Address of All Time: Joseph Brodsky’s Six Rules for Playing the Game of Life Like a Winner

“Of all the parts of your body, be most vigilant over your index finger, for it is blame-thirsty. A pointed finger is a victim’s logo.”

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Philosopher Judith Butler on the Value of the Humanities and Why We Read
Philosopher Judith Butler on the Value of the Humanities and Why We Read

“We lose ourselves in what we read, only to return to ourselves, transformed and part of a more expansive world.”

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Max Out Your Humanity: Oprah’s Harvard Commencement Address on Failure & Finding Your Purpose
Max Out Your Humanity: Oprah’s Harvard Commencement Address on Failure & Finding Your Purpose

“The key to life is to develop an internal moral, emotional GPS that can tell you which way to go.”

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Arianna Huffington on Redefining Success: 2013 Smith College Commencement Address
Arianna Huffington on Redefining Success: 2013 Smith College Commencement Address

“Money and power by themselves are a two-legged stool — you can balance on them for a while, but eventually you’re going to topple over.”

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A Short Guide to a Happy Life: Anna Quindlen on Work, Joy, and How to Live Rather Than Exist
A Short Guide to a Happy Life: Anna Quindlen on Work, Joy, and How to Live Rather Than Exist

“You cannot be really first-rate at your work if your work is all you are.”

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Trailblazing Astronomer Vera Rubin on Science, Stereotypes, and Success
Trailblazing Astronomer Vera Rubin on Science, Stereotypes, and Success

“We need senators who have studied physics and representatives who understand ecology.”

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President Obama and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Ending Rape in the Military
President Obama and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Ending Rape in the Military

“Never forget that honor, like character, is what you do when nobody is looking.”

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Be All Your Selves: Joss Whedon’s 2013 Wesleyan Commencement Address on Embracing Our Inner Contradictions
Be All Your Selves: Joss Whedon’s 2013 Wesleyan Commencement Address on Embracing Our Inner Contradictions

“Identity is something that you are constantly earning. It is a process that you must be active in.”

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May 20, 1990: Advice on Life and Creative Integrity from <em>Calvin and Hobbes</em> Creator Bill Watterson
May 20, 1990: Advice on Life and Creative Integrity from Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson

“The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive.”

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