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How We Spend Our Days Is How We Spend Our Lives: Annie Dillard on Choosing Presence Over Productivity
How We Spend Our Days Is How We Spend Our Lives: Annie Dillard on Choosing Presence Over Productivity

“The life of sensation is the life of greed; it requires more and more. The life of the spirit requires less and less.”

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The Quartet of Creativity: 28-Year-Old Susan Sontag on the Four People a Great Writer Must Be
The Quartet of Creativity: 28-Year-Old Susan Sontag on the Four People a Great Writer Must Be

“A great writer has all 4 — but you can still be a good writer with only 1 and 2.”

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Advice for Travel and Life: Founding Father Benjamin Rush’s 14 Rules for His Young Son, 1796
Advice for Travel and Life: Founding Father Benjamin Rush’s 14 Rules for His Young Son, 1796

“Remember at all times that while you are seeing the world, the world will see you.”

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Cupid’s Conflicted Arrow: Swiss Philosopher Henri-Frédéric Amiel on Love and Its Demons
Cupid’s Conflicted Arrow: Swiss Philosopher Henri-Frédéric Amiel on Love and Its Demons

“Do not amend by reasoning, but by example; approach feeling by feeling; do not hope to excite love except by love.”

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Love Over Biology: Jennifer Finney Boylan on What It’s Like to Be a Transgender Parent
Love Over Biology: Jennifer Finney Boylan on What It’s Like to Be a Transgender Parent

Why there’s much more to the art of raising a human being than the science of chromosomal alignment.

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Max Out Your Humanity: Oprah’s Harvard Commencement Address on Failure & Finding Your Purpose
Max Out Your Humanity: Oprah’s Harvard Commencement Address on Failure & Finding Your Purpose

“The key to life is to develop an internal moral, emotional GPS that can tell you which way to go.”

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