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Incomparable Things Said Incomparably Well: Emerson’s Extraordinary Letter of Appreciation to Young Walt Whitman
Incomparable Things Said Incomparably Well: Emerson’s Extraordinary Letter of Appreciation to Young Walt Whitman

“I rubbed my eyes a little, to see if this sunbeam were no illusion.”

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From a Gentleman to a Lady: A Clever Cryptographic Love Letter from the 1850s
From a Gentleman to a Lady: A Clever Cryptographic Love Letter from the 1850s

“…dropped from the pocket of a young man who is very well known in sporting circles.”

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Keep Your Baby Eyes: Legendary Journalist Lincoln Steffens’s Beautiful Letter of Advice to His Son on the Power of Not-Knowing
Keep Your Baby Eyes: Legendary Journalist Lincoln Steffens’s Beautiful Letter of Advice to His Son on the Power of Not-Knowing

“Keep your baby eyes (which are the eyes of genius) on what we don’t know.”

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The Hedgehog and the Fox: Italo Calvino on the Two Types of Writers
The Hedgehog and the Fox: Italo Calvino on the Two Types of Writers

“I am a fox, even though I dream of being a hedgehog in all my dreams, and even though I try to write hedgehog books if you take each of them one by one.”

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Leonard Bernstein’s Moving Letter of Gratitude to His Mentor and a Prescient 1943 Manifesto for Crowdfunding the Arts
Leonard Bernstein’s Moving Letter of Gratitude to His Mentor and a Prescient 1943 Manifesto for Crowdfunding the Arts

Decades before Kickstarter, a vision for how micro-patronage can help creators “ascend to new heights” and “gain in confidence, in self-esteem and in fortitude.”

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Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit
Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

“Love is the only way to rescue humanity from all ills.”

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