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The Art of Conversation: Timeless, Timely Do’s and Don’ts from 1866
The Art of Conversation: Timeless, Timely Do’s and Don’ts from 1866

“In disputes upon moral or scientific points, ever let your aim be to come at truth, not to conquer your opponent. So you never shall be at a loss in losing the argument, and gaining a new discovery.”

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Montaigne on Death and the Art of Living
Montaigne on Death and the Art of Living

“To lament that we shall not be alive a hundred years hence, is the same folly as to be sorry we were not alive a hundred years ago.”

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Tchaikovsky on Work Ethic vs. Inspiration
Tchaikovsky on Work Ethic vs. Inspiration

“A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood.”

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Alexander Graham Bell on Success, Innovation, and Creativity
Alexander Graham Bell on Success, Innovation, and Creativity

“It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider … who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.”

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Geometrical Psychology: Mathematical Models of Consciousness by the 19th-Century Psychologist Benjamin Betts
Geometrical Psychology: Mathematical Models of Consciousness by the 19th-Century Psychologist Benjamin Betts

“Imagination receives the stream of Consciousness, and holds apart and compares the different experiences.”

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On Scientific Taste
On Scientific Taste

“Our taste derives from the summation of all that we have learnt from others, experienced and thought.”

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