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Alain de Botton on Love, Vulnerability, and the Psychological Paradox of the Sulk
Alain de Botton on Love, Vulnerability, and the Psychological Paradox of the Sulk

“If we are not regularly deeply embarrassed by who we are, the journey to self-knowledge hasn’t begun.”

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Mary McCarthy on Human Nature, Moral Choice, and How We Decide Whether Evil Is Forgivable
Mary McCarthy on Human Nature, Moral Choice, and How We Decide Whether Evil Is Forgivable

“One has to assume that every man is a thinking reed and a noble nature, even if only part-time.”

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Albert Camus on What It Means to Be a Rebel and the Heart of Human Solidarity
Albert Camus on What It Means to Be a Rebel and the Heart of Human Solidarity

“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”

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Walt Whitman on Identity and the Paradox of the Self
Walt Whitman on Identity and the Paradox of the Self

“There is, in sanest hours, a consciousness, a thought that rises, independent, lifted out from all else, calm, like the stars, shining eternal. This is the thought of identity.”

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Solstice, Seasonality, and the Human Spirit: A Beautiful 1948 Meditation
Solstice, Seasonality, and the Human Spirit: A Beautiful 1948 Meditation

“As never before, our world needs warmth in its cold, metallic heart, warmth to go on and face what has been made of human life, warmth to remain humane and kind.”

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Virginia Woolf on the Relationship Between Loneliness and Creativity
Virginia Woolf on the Relationship Between Loneliness and Creativity

“If I could catch the feeling, I would; the feeling of the singing of the real world, as one is driven by loneliness and silence from the habitable world.”

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