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Paul Goodman on the Nine Kinds of Silence
Paul Goodman on the Nine Kinds of Silence

“There is the dumb silence of slumber or apathy… the fertile silence of awareness, pasturing the soul… the silence of peaceful accord with other persons or communion with the cosmos.”

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Some of Today’s Most Prominent Artists on Courage, Creativity, Criticism, Success, and What It Means to Be a Great Artist
Some of Today’s Most Prominent Artists on Courage, Creativity, Criticism, Success, and What It Means to Be a Great Artist

Wisdom from Ai Weiwei, Marina Abramović, Damien Hirst, Laurie Simmons, Carroll Dunham, and more.

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Einstein’s God: Science,  Free Will, and the Human Spirit
Einstein’s God: Science, Free Will, and the Human Spirit

“How we ask our questions affects the answers we arrive at… Science and religion… ask different kinds of questions altogether, probing and illuminating in ways neither could alone.”

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How to Master the Vital Balance of Freedom and Restraint: Young André Gide’s Rules of Conduct
How to Master the Vital Balance of Freedom and Restraint: Young André Gide’s Rules of Conduct

“One should want only one thing and want it constantly. Then one is sure of getting it.”

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Rilke on How Winter Illuminates the Richness of Life and the Tenacity of the Human Spirit
Rilke on How Winter Illuminates the Richness of Life and the Tenacity of the Human Spirit

“What does living come down to but bringing about those changes in ourselves … which can free us to enjoy a richness and closeness with everyone?”

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Compassion and the Real Meaning of the Golden Rule
Compassion and the Real Meaning of the Golden Rule

“Compassion… asks us to look into our own hearts, discover what gives us pain, and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else.”

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