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How to avoid noise of others’ opinions

Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. — Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

“Our present business
Is to general woe.”

~ King Lear, Act 5, Scene 3

For some reason, that line delivered so solemnly by the Duke of Albany in the final act of the play makes me smile every time.

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Quote of the Day

« Les chefs-d’oeuvre ne sont jamais que des tentatives heureuses. »

“Masterpieces are only lucky attempts.”

~ George Sand

(Artist unknown)

Great Quotes

Monday Morning Quote: Thoreau

I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. 23 more words

Living Solo

Entering the Ancient Courts of Ancient Men: Machiavelli on Reading Classical Texts

This week, I listened to a course on the Italian Renaissance, and the professor read Machiavelli’s famous letter to Francesco Vettori, in which he describes a typical day during a particular stage in his life. 666 more words

Books/Book Reviews

What If Everything Repeated Itself in All Eternity? Milan Kundera on the Eternal Return

I’m currently reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Czech author Milan Kundera. Though it is a novel, the beginning reads more like a non-fiction philosophy book and delivers some of the best paragraphs I’ve ever read on the idea of the eternal return, made famous by Nietzsche. 431 more words

Philosophy