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Thoreau on What Skunk-Cabbage Can Teach Us About Optimism and the Meaning of Human Life
Thoreau on What Skunk-Cabbage Can Teach Us About Optimism and the Meaning of Human Life

“There is no can’t nor cant to them. They see over the brow of winter’s hill. They see another summer ahead.”

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Albert Camus on Happiness and Love, Illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton
Albert Camus on Happiness and Love, Illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton

“If those whom we begin to love could know us as we were before meeting them … they could perceive what they have made of us.”

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Anaïs Nin on Abortion and Women’s Reproductive Rights: A Prescient Lament from 1940
Anaïs Nin on Abortion and Women’s Reproductive Rights: A Prescient Lament from 1940

“Motherhood is a vocation like any other. It should be freely chosen, not imposed upon woman.”

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George Orwell on Money, Taxes, and the Government
George Orwell on Money, Taxes, and the Government

“Towards the government I feel no scruples and would dodge paying the tax if I could. Yet I would give my life for England readily enough, if I thought it necessary.”

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19-Year-Old Sylvia Plath on Finding Transcendence and Nonreligious Divinity in Nature
19-Year-Old Sylvia Plath on Finding Transcendence and Nonreligious Divinity in Nature

“No matter what the ideas or conduct of others, there is a unique rightness and beauty to life which can be shared in openness, in wind and sunlight, with a fellow human being who believes in the same basic principles.”

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Thoreau on the Greatest Gift of Growing Old
Thoreau on the Greatest Gift of Growing Old

How happiness feeds on the hard-earned blessing of making fewer apologies for our existence.

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