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Albert Camus’s Beautiful Letter of Gratitude to His Childhood Teacher After Winning the Nobel Prize
Albert Camus’s Beautiful Letter of Gratitude to His Childhood Teacher After Winning the Nobel Prize

“I embrace you with all my heart.”

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William James on Choosing Purpose Over Profit and the Life-Changing Power of a Great Mentor
William James on Choosing Purpose Over Profit and the Life-Changing Power of a Great Mentor

“After all, the great problem of life seems to be how to keep body and soul together.”

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You Have Never Seen the Sky: Georgia O’Keeffe on the Shimmering Beauty of the Southwest
You Have Never Seen the Sky: Georgia O’Keeffe on the Shimmering Beauty of the Southwest

“There is something wonderful about the bigness and the lonelyness and the windyness of it all.”

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The Malady of Middlebrow: Virginia Woolf’s Brilliantly Blistering Response to a Patronizing Reviewer
The Malady of Middlebrow: Virginia Woolf’s Brilliantly Blistering Response to a Patronizing Reviewer

“If any human being, man, woman, dog, cat or half-crushed worm dares call me ‘middlebrow’ I will take my pen and stab him, dead.”

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A Wave in the Mind: Virginia Woolf on Writing and Consciousness
A Wave in the Mind: Virginia Woolf on Writing and Consciousness

“A sight, an emotion, creates this wave in the mind, long before it makes words to fit it.”

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Friedrich Nietzsche on Why a Fulfilling Life Requires Embracing Rather than Running from Difficulty
Friedrich Nietzsche on Why a Fulfilling Life Requires Embracing Rather than Running from Difficulty

A century and a half before our modern fetishism of failure, a seminal philosophical case for its value.

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