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Mary Wollstonecraft on Good and Evil

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about 17 hours ago

The English writer Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 - 1797) is best known for her early feminist treatise A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, published in 1792. Two years earlier, Wollstonecraft published A Vindication of the Rights of Man (are you sensing a theme here?), which argued for republicanism ...

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Virginia Woolf on Anonymity

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1 day ago

The above quote is pulled from Virginia Woolf's (1882-1941) long-form narrative essay A Room of One's Own, which was first published in 1929. Room is one of the English writer's many feminist works and probably her most renowned piece of non-fiction. You may also be familiar with Woolf's novels Mrs ...

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Will Rogers on Humor

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6 days ago

Will Rogers (1979-1935) was born in what is now Oklahoma to a prominent Cherokee family. He grew up to be one of the most famous celebrities of his era, apperaring in dozens of films and penning thousands of newspaper columns. Best known for his wit, his humor often came from the perspective of a ...

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Isaac Asimov on Science Fiction

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8 days ago

Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) was a prolific science fiction writer and biochemist. During his lifetime, Asimov authored or edited over 500 books and served as president of the American Humanist Association. He also sported one of history's meanest set of mutton chops. “Science fiction writers ...

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Konrad Adenauer on Human Intelligence

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9 days ago

Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967) was the first post-war Chancellor of West Germany, a position he held from 1949-1963. Under his leadership, Germany allied with the NATO nations and saw its economy rise from the ashes of World War II. Adenauer, who was Time's Man of the Year in 1953, is often credited ...

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Abba Eban on the Lessons of History

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13 days ago

Abba Eban (1915-2002) was an Israeli diplomat, scholar, and statesman. He was famous for, among many other things, his expert command of ten different languages. His insight and ability as an orator helped propel him to the rank of Vice President of the UN General Assembly in 1952. "History ...

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Jane Goodall on Compromise

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14 days ago

Jane Goodall is one of the world's foremost primatologists and a UN Messenger of Peace. Ever  since her first trip to Africa in 1957, Goodall has dedicated her life to the study, understanding, and protection of chimpanzees. As a passionate activist and staunch animal rights advocate, Goodall is ...

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T.S. Eliot on Middle Age

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15 days ago

"The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do more, and you are not yet decrepit enough to turn them down." -T.S. Eliot, Time, 10/23/1950 (via WikiQuote) Eliot was 62 years old when Time published the above words. The American-British poet had long ...