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John W. Gardner on What Children Can Teach Us About Risk, Failure, and Personal Growth
John W. Gardner on What Children Can Teach Us About Risk, Failure, and Personal Growth

“Our fear of failure … assures the progressive narrowing of the personality.”

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Anthropologist Margaret Mead on Female vs. Male Creativity, Gender in Leadership, Equitable Parenting, and Why Women Make Better Scientists
Anthropologist Margaret Mead on Female vs. Male Creativity, Gender in Leadership, Equitable Parenting, and Why Women Make Better Scientists

“In the long run it is the complex interplay of different capacities, feminine and masculine, that protects the humanity of human beings.”

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Henry Miller on Money and How the Hedonic Treadmill of Material Rewards Entraps Us
Henry Miller on Money and How the Hedonic Treadmill of Material Rewards Entraps Us

“The dilemma in which we find ourselves today is that no matter how much we increase the purchasing power of the wage-earner he never has enough.”

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Beloved British Artist Ralph Steadman Illustrates the Life of Leonardo da Vinci
Beloved British Artist Ralph Steadman Illustrates the Life of Leonardo da Vinci

A visual “autobiography” of the legendary polymath that grants equal dignity to the grit and the glory.

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The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland
The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

Down the rabbit hole in enchanting reimaginings.

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Barbara Walters on Gossip
Barbara Walters on Gossip

“You’re never just a spectator: unless you put a stop to it, you’re a participant.”

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A Guide for the Perplexed: Mapping the Meaning of Life and the Four Levels of Being
A Guide for the Perplexed: Mapping the Meaning of Life and the Four Levels of Being

How to harness the uniquely human power of “consciousness recoiling upon itself.”

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Barbara Walters on the Art of Conversation, How to Talk to Bores, and What Truman Capote Teaches Us About Being Interesting
Barbara Walters on the Art of Conversation, How to Talk to Bores, and What Truman Capote Teaches Us About Being Interesting

“Things being what they are in the world today, we are more and more driven to depend on one another’s sympathy and friendship in order to survive…”

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Artist Francis Bacon on the Role of Suffering and Self-Knowledge in Creative Expression
Artist Francis Bacon on the Role of Suffering and Self-Knowledge in Creative Expression

“An artist must learn to be nourished by his passions and by his despairs.”

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Tove Jansson’s Rare Vintage Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland
Tove Jansson’s Rare Vintage Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland

Down the rabbit-hole, Moomin-style.

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