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Joseph Conrad on Art and What Makes a Great Writer, in a Beautiful Tribute to Henry James
Joseph Conrad on Art and What Makes a Great Writer, in a Beautiful Tribute to Henry James

“All creative art is magic, is evocation of the unseen in forms persuasive, enlightening, familiar and surprising, for the edification of mankind.”

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Marcus Aurelius on Mortality and the Key to Living Fully
Marcus Aurelius on Mortality and the Key to Living Fully

“The only thing that isn’t worthless: to live this life out truthfully and rightly. And be patient with those who don’t.”

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Know Your Clouds: A 1966 Animated Morphology of the Skies
Know Your Clouds: A 1966 Animated Morphology of the Skies

A surprisingly poetic educational film about the ten basic cloud types and their distinct shapes, shades, and altitudes.

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Tchaikovsky on Depression and Finding Beauty Amid the Wreckage of the Soul
Tchaikovsky on Depression and Finding Beauty Amid the Wreckage of the Soul

“Life is beautiful in spite of everything! … There are many thorns, but the roses are there too.”

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David Hume on Human Nature, the Myth of Selfishness, and Why Vanity Is Proof of Virtue Rather Than Vice
David Hume on Human Nature, the Myth of Selfishness, and Why Vanity Is Proof of Virtue Rather Than Vice

“To love the fame of laudable actions approaches so near the love of laudable actions for their own sake [that] it is almost impossible to have the latter without some degree of the former.”

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How to Begin Each Day: A Recipe for Unshakable Sanity and Inner Peace from Marcus Aurelius
How to Begin Each Day: A Recipe for Unshakable Sanity and Inner Peace from Marcus Aurelius

A perspective-shifting lens for your exasperating daily interactions with unpleasant people.

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