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16 Elevating Resolutions for 2016 Inspired by Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds
16 Elevating Resolutions for 2016 Inspired by Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds

Cultivate honorable relationships, resist absentminded busyness, tell the world how to treat you, embrace enoughness, and more.

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Nietzsche on How to Find Yourself and the True Value of Education
Nietzsche on How to Find Yourself and the True Value of Education

“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life.”

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Be a Yea-Sayer and a Beautifier of Life: Nietzsche’s 1882 New Year’s Resolution
Be a Yea-Sayer and a Beautifier of Life: Nietzsche’s 1882 New Year’s Resolution

“I do not want to wage war with the ugly. I do not want to accuse, I do not want even to accuse the accusers… I wish to be at any time hereafter only a yea-sayer!”

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Nietzsche on the Journey of Becoming and What It Means to Be a Free Spirit
Nietzsche on the Journey of Becoming and What It Means to Be a Free Spirit

“…become master over yourself, master of your own good qualities… acquire power over your aye and no and learn to hold and withhold them in accordance with your higher aims…”

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Nietzsche on the Power of Music
Nietzsche on the Power of Music

“Without music life would be a mistake.”

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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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