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John Dewey on the True Purpose of Education and How to Harness the Power of Our Natural Curiosity
John Dewey on the True Purpose of Education and How to Harness the Power of Our Natural Curiosity

“While it is not the business of education … to teach every possible item of information, it is its business to cultivate deep-seated and effective habits of discriminating tested beliefs from mere assertions, guesses, and opinions.”

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Tchaikovsky on the “Immeasurable Bliss” of Creativity, the Mystical Machinery of Inspiration, and the Evils of Interruptions
Tchaikovsky on the “Immeasurable Bliss” of Creativity, the Mystical Machinery of Inspiration, and the Evils of Interruptions

The creative process, cracked open at its rawest.

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Charles Dickens on Grief and How to Heal a Mourning Heart
Charles Dickens on Grief and How to Heal a Mourning Heart

“The disturbed mind and affections, like the tossed sea, seldom calm without an intervening time of confusion and trouble.”

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How We Think: John Dewey on the Art of Reflection and Fruitful Curiosity in an Age of Instant Opinions and Information Overload
How We Think: John Dewey on the Art of Reflection and Fruitful Curiosity in an Age of Instant Opinions and Information Overload

“To maintain the state of doubt and to carry on systematic and protracted inquiry — these are the essentials of thinking.”

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Kandinsky on the Spiritual Element in Art and the Three Responsibilities of Artists
Kandinsky on the Spiritual Element in Art and the Three Responsibilities of Artists

“To harmonize the whole is the task of art.”

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The Hole Book: Charmingly Illustrated Verses from 1908
The Hole Book: Charmingly Illustrated Verses from 1908

When kids with firearms were still a source of humor, not horror.

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