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“Society is immoral and immortal; it can afford to commit any kind of folly, and indulge in any kind of vice; it cannot be killed, and the fragments that survive can always laugh at the dead.” 7 more words

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Career Lesson: Chaos breeds life, order breeds habit.

Article written by Angela Hydes, Marketing and Content Contributor. Follow us at @TALGroup. 45 more words

Toronto

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“The amusement of making Presidents has keen fascination for idle American hands, but these black-arts have the old drawback of all deviltry; – one must serve the spirit one evokes, even though the service were perdition to body and soul.” 8 more words

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“Boys never see a conclusion; only on the edge of the grave can man conclude anything; but the first impulse given to the boy is apt to lead or drive him for the rest of his life into conclusion after conclusion that he never dreamed of reaching.” 7 more words

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L.Q.C. Lamar and Henry Adams

It’s exhilarating to stumble upon unexpected relationships. Reading The Education of Henry Adams on New Year’s Day, I found a surprising Emory connection in this memoir by a consummate Boston Yankee. 430 more words

Stevenson in the Pacific

This is the continuation of the long-delayed “In Hawaiʻi” series, which includes posts on Mark Twain, Herman Melville and John Coltrane. I called this one Stevenson in the Pacific because Sāmoa features so centrally in his story. 676 more words

Quote of the Day

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

—Henry Adams

Politics