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Richard Feynman on the One Sentence to Be Passed on to the Next Generation
Richard Feynman on the One Sentence to Be Passed on to the Next Generation

“In that one sentence, you will see, there is an enormous amount of information about the world, if just a little imagination and thinking are applied.”

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The Universe in a Nutshell: Michio Kaku on the Physics of Everything
The Universe in a Nutshell: Michio Kaku on the Physics of Everything

The history of physics is the history of modern civilization.

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How Alfred Hitchcock Changed One Boy’s Life
How Alfred Hitchcock Changed One Boy’s Life

“Many times it takes such a spark as this to help a youngster out of his shell and on the road to confidence.”

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Cheating the Impossible: Wire-Walker Philippe Petit on Education, Creativity, and Patience
Cheating the Impossible: Wire-Walker Philippe Petit on Education, Creativity, and Patience

The art of self-correction and the value of tenacity in a world obsessed with instant results.

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The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge: A 1939 Manifesto for the Incalculable Rewards of Curiosity
The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge: A 1939 Manifesto for the Incalculable Rewards of Curiosity

“The real enemy is the man who tries to mold the human spirit so that it will not dare to spread its wings.”

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Design, Knowledge, and Human Intelligence: RIP Bill Moggridge, Designer of the First Laptop
Design, Knowledge, and Human Intelligence: RIP Bill Moggridge, Designer of the First Laptop

“You can’t really, truly expect to explain design unless you explain intelligence.”

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How Children Learn: Portraits of Classrooms Around the World
How Children Learn: Portraits of Classrooms Around the World

A revealing lens on a system-phenomenon both global in reach and strikingly local in degree of diversity.

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10 Rules for Students, Teachers, and Life by John Cage and Sister Corita Kent
10 Rules for Students, Teachers, and Life by John Cage and Sister Corita Kent

“Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail, there’s only make.”

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Henry Miller on Reading, the Life of the Mind, and How to Fix Education
Henry Miller on Reading, the Life of the Mind, and How to Fix Education

“Our whole theory of education is based on the absurd notion that we must learn to swim on land before tackling the water. It applies to the pursuit of the arts as well as to the pursuit of knowledge.”

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Francis Bacon on Learning and How to Read Intelligently
Francis Bacon on Learning and How to Read Intelligently

“Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.”

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