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  1. A Little Bit Of Virtue Can Be A Dangerous Thing
    (Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers)
  2. Can One Person's Suffering Be Another Person's Happiness?
    (Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov and Notes From The Underground)
  3. Seeing The Familiar More Clearly and The Unfamiliar More Fairly
    (Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations)
  4. When We Lose Something, We Haven't Lost Everything
    (Emily Dickinson, poem)
  5. The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change
    (Heraclitus, fragment)
  6. Awaken Thyself!
    (Henry David Thoreau, Walden)
  7. Would You Want To Live Forever?
    (Homer, The Odyssey)
  8. Philosophical Understanding Comes As Much From The Questions As From The Answers
    (Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet)
  9. The Most Important Philosophy Is Your Own
    (Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra)
  10. We Must Become Philosophers To See That Philosophy is Relevant to Daily Life
    (Franz Kafka, "On Parables")