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Stoicism: Randolph Bourne

I do not like the idea of helplessly suffering one’s misfortunes, of passively bearing one’s lot. The Stoics depress me. I do not want to look on my life as an eternal making the best of a bad bargain. Randolph … Continue reading

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Black Clouds and Crystal Rain: Nizami

In the hour of adversity, be not without hope, for crystal rain falls from black clouds. Nizami Ganjavi, Persian, 1141-1209 The illustration is by Nejron Photo via Shutterstock

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