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  • Bad Today, Worse Tomorrow

    Arthur Schopenhauer. “On the Sufferings of the World” in Parerga und Paralipomena (1851). Posted Feb. 22, 2014, 5:16 p.m.
    It is bad to-day, and it will be worse to-morrow; and so on till the worst of all.read on
  • A Great Awakening Light

    Henry David Thoreau. “Walking” (1862). Posted Feb. 15, 2014, 9:49 a.m.
    It was such a light as we could not have imagined a moment before, and the air also was so warm and serene that nothing was wanting to make a paradise of that meadow.read on
  • A Few Words on the Liveableness of Life

    Robert Louis Stevenson. “An Apology for Idlers” (1877). Posted Feb. 2, 2014, 3:39 p.m.
    Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things. And it is not by any means certain that a man’s business is the most important thing he has to do.read on
  • Passion for a Phrase of Music

    Marcel Proust. Swann's Way (1913). Posted Dec. 28, 2013, 5:01 p.m.
    [...] as though the music had had upon the moral barrenness from which he was suffering a sort of recreative influence, he was conscious once again of a desire, almost, indeed, of the power to consecrate his life.read on
  • On Self-Love and Indolence

    Samuel Johnson. The Rambler (1752). Posted Dec. 15, 2013, 11:13 a.m.
    Thus procrastination is accumulated on procrastination, and one impediment succeeds another, till age shatters our resolution, or death intercepts the project of amendment.read on
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