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Iconic Painter Agnes Martin on Art, Solitude, and the Secret of Happiness
Iconic Painter Agnes Martin on Art, Solitude, and the Secret of Happiness

“Doing what you were born to do … That’s the way to be happy.”

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A Calendar of Wisdom: Tolstoy on Knowledge and the Meaning of Life
A Calendar of Wisdom: Tolstoy on Knowledge and the Meaning of Life

“The most important knowledge is that which guides the way you lead your life.”

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The Quicksand of Existence: Sylvia Plath on Life, Death, Hope, and Happiness
The Quicksand of Existence: Sylvia Plath on Life, Death, Hope, and Happiness

“The present is forever, and forever is always shifting, flowing, melting. This second is life. And when it is gone it is dead.”

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How Not To Worry: Timeless 1934 Advice on Controlling Anxiety and Mastering Life
How Not To Worry: Timeless 1934 Advice on Controlling Anxiety and Mastering Life

“We must gain victory, not by assaulting the walls, but by accepting them.”

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Bertrand Russell on Human Nature, Construction vs. Destruction, and Science as a Key to Democracy
Bertrand Russell on Human Nature, Construction vs. Destruction, and Science as a Key to Democracy

On the art of acquiring “a high degree of intellectual culture without emotional atrophy.”

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Benjamin Franklin on True Happiness and the Two Ways of Attaining It
Benjamin Franklin on True Happiness and the Two Ways of Attaining It

“There are two ways of being happy: We may either diminish our wants or augment our means — either will do — the result in the same; and it is for each man to decide for himself, and do that which happens to be the easiest.”

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