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Anne Lamott on the Life-Giving Power of Great Teachers
Anne Lamott on the Life-Giving Power of Great Teachers

“All good teachers know that inside a remote or angry person is a soul, way deep down, capable of a full human life.”

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Henry Beston on Human Nature and the Power of Community
Henry Beston on Human Nature and the Power of Community

“Perhaps there is still time to take a stand for the Kingdom of Life; it needs defenders. Perhaps, mighty as its enemies may be, allies will come who are even mightier.”

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Walt Whitman’s Advice on Living a Vibrant and Rewarding Life
Walt Whitman’s Advice on Living a Vibrant and Rewarding Life

“Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others… re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul…”

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Leo Tolstoy, Shortly Before His Death, on Love, Reason, Human Nature, and What Gives Meaning to Our Lives
Leo Tolstoy, Shortly Before His Death, on Love, Reason, Human Nature, and What Gives Meaning to Our Lives

“Reason and love define the demands of human nature… The demands of reason and love must not be subordinated to the demands of habit.”

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Existential Therapy from the Universe: Physicist Sean Carroll on How Poetic Naturalism Illuminates Our Human Search for Meaning
Existential Therapy from the Universe: Physicist Sean Carroll on How Poetic Naturalism Illuminates Our Human Search for Meaning

“The world is what exists and what happens, but we gain enormous insight by talking about it — telling its story — in different ways.”

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George Eliot on Leisure and the Seedbed of Our Modern Restlessness
George Eliot on Leisure and the Seedbed of Our Modern Restlessness

“Even idleness is eager now… Old Leisure was quite a different personage… Life was not a task to him, but a sinecure.”

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