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“There is no greater danger than underestimating your opponent.”
Lao Tzu
The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis
“There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to 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. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.”
C.S. Lewis
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
"I loved this book. In the introduction Steve Almond (the original advice columnist "Sugar") explains that writer Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild) is "offering something almost unheard of in our culture: radical empathy. . . . She assures her reader..." Read more of this review »
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The Oxford Handbook of John Donne by Jeanne Shami
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The Winning Message by Adam F. Simon
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Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
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Articles on Positive Psychologists, Including by Hephaestus Books
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Catullus
“Odi et amo; quare fortasse requiris, nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.

(my translation: I hate and I love, you ask why I do this, I do not know, but I feel and I am tormented)”
Catullus, The Complete Poems

Lao Tzu
“There is no greater danger than underestimating your opponent.”
Lao Tzu

William Faulkner
“Between grief and nothing, I will take grief.”
William Faulkner

Walt Whitman
“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Walt Whitman

Catullus
“I hate and I love
Why do I, you ask ?
I don't know, but it's happening
and it hurts”
Catullus

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