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Francis Bacon on Love: Thoughts on the Sublime Emotion from the Father of Empiricism
Francis Bacon on Love: Thoughts on the Sublime Emotion from the Father of Empiricism

“It is impossible to love, and to be wise.”

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Remembering Aaron Swartz: David Foster Wallace on the Meaning of Life
Remembering Aaron Swartz: David Foster Wallace on the Meaning of Life

“Worship your intellect, being seen as smart — you will end up feeling stupid, a fraud, always on the verge of being found out.”

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Benjamin Franklin on True Happiness
Benjamin Franklin on True Happiness

“Virtue is … the only true happiness of the mind and the best means of preserving the health of the body.”

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This Explains Everything: 192 Thinkers on the Most Elegant Theory of How the World Works
This Explains Everything: 192 Thinkers on the Most Elegant Theory of How the World Works

“The greatest pleasure in science comes from theories that derive the solution to some deep puzzle from a small set of simple principles in a surprising way.”

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Vladimir Nabokov on Literature and Life: A Rare 1969 BBC Interview
Vladimir Nabokov on Literature and Life: A Rare 1969 BBC Interview

“The arrows of adverse criticism cannot scratch, let alone pierce, the shield of what disappointed archers call my ‘self-assurance.'”

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Francis Bacon on Friendship
Francis Bacon on Friendship

“A principal fruit of friendship, is the ease and discharge of the fulness and swellings of the heart, which passions of all kinds do cause and induce.”

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