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Wisdom from a MacArthur Genius: Psychologist Angela Duckworth on Why Grit, Not IQ, Predicts Success
Wisdom from a MacArthur Genius: Psychologist Angela Duckworth on Why Grit, Not IQ, Predicts Success

“Character is at least as important as intellect.”

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The Magic and Logic of Color: How Josef Albers Revolutionized Visual Culture and the Art of Seeing
The Magic and Logic of Color: How Josef Albers Revolutionized Visual Culture and the Art of Seeing

“A thing is never seen as it really is.”

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Amelia Earhart on Motivation, Education, and Human Nature in Letters to Her Mother
Amelia Earhart on Motivation, Education, and Human Nature in Letters to Her Mother

“The more one does the more one can do.”

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Maurice Sendak, Teacher: Lessons on Art, Storytelling, and Life from the Beloved Artist’s 1971 Yale Course
Maurice Sendak, Teacher: Lessons on Art, Storytelling, and Life from the Beloved Artist’s 1971 Yale Course

“Maurice’s pleasures were his obsessions, and every one of them was contagious.”

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George Lucas, John Lithgow, and Other Luminaries on How the Humanities Make Us Human
George Lucas, John Lithgow, and Other Luminaries on How the Humanities Make Us Human

“Measurable is what we know, and the immeasurable is what the heart searches for. The humanities are the immeasurable.”

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Pioneering 19th-Century Astronomer Maria Mitchell on Education and Women in Science
Pioneering 19th-Century Astronomer Maria Mitchell on Education and Women in Science

“No woman should say, ‘I am but a woman!’ But a woman! What more can you ask to be?”

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Feisty Critique of Le Corbusier, Philip Johnson, Education, and the NYC Skyline
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Feisty Critique of Le Corbusier, Philip Johnson, Education, and the NYC Skyline

“Taste is a matter of ignorance. If you know what you are tasting, you don’t have to taste.”

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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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Happy Birthday, Jean-Jacques Rousseau: 21 Essential Reads on Education
Happy Birthday, Jean-Jacques Rousseau: 21 Essential Reads on Education

Bertrand Russell, Richard Feynman, Susan Sontag, Noam Chomsky, Isaac Asimov, Kio Stark, and more.

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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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