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I wanted to teach myself some life lessons at the age of 60 and one of them was that you don’t give up.Diana Nyad
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You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.A.A. Milne
The Collected Poems, 1957-1982 by Wendell Berry
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The Shock of the New by Robert Hughes
" Robert Hughes does an excellent job at connecting several political movements, wars, and philosophical theories to several modern art movements. The book flows naturally through the major art movements of the the 20th century. Hughes ultimately at... " Read more of this review »
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When We Were Very Young by A.A. Milne
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Selected Poems by Pablo Neruda
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C.S. Lewis
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

Margaret Fuller
“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”
Margaret Fuller

Kobayashi Issa
“What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.”
Kobayashi Issa, Poems

Robert Frost
“These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”
Robert Frost, Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

Arthur Schopenhauer
“Compassion is the basis of morality.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

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