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George Bernard Shaw on Suffering
George Bernard Shaw on Suffering

“What you yourself can suffer is the utmost that can be suffered on earth. If you starve to death you experience all the starvation that ever has been or ever can be.”

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A New Refutation of Time: Borges on the Most Paradoxical Dimension of Existence
A New Refutation of Time: Borges on the Most Paradoxical Dimension of Existence

“Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire.”

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The New Better Off: Courtney Martin on Reimagining Our Ethos of Success and Reclaiming Our Sense of “Enough”
The New Better Off: Courtney Martin on Reimagining Our Ethos of Success and Reclaiming Our Sense of “Enough”

“That’s the thing about success… it’s only satisfying if it’s defined by you and influenced most deeply by the people you love and trust.”

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Truth Beyond Logic and Time Beyond Clocks: Janna Levin on the Vienna Circle and How Mathematician Kurt Gödel Shaped the Modern Mind
Truth Beyond Logic and Time Beyond Clocks: Janna Levin on the Vienna Circle and How Mathematician Kurt Gödel Shaped the Modern Mind

“The past does not exist except as a threadbare fragment in the weaker minds of the many.”

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Harvest and the Human Spirit: Henry Beston on How Our Relationship to the Earth Reveals Us to Ourselves
Harvest and the Human Spirit: Henry Beston on How Our Relationship to the Earth Reveals Us to Ourselves

“If we are to live and have something to live for, let us remember, all of us, that we are the servants as well as the masters of our fields.”

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Baudelaire on the Genius of Childhood
Baudelaire on the Genius of Childhood

“Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recovered at will.”

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