Index — For The Love Of Wisdom



 Abraham Lincoln On Equality And Government

 Adrienne Rich On Art  

 Adyashanti On Happiness 

 Adyashanti On Spirituality

 Adyashanti On “I” 

 Alan Bennett On Reading 

 Alan Watts On Nature 

 Aldous Huxley On The Journey

 Alice Meynell On Words  

 Alice Seabold On Violence 

 Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devil) On Individuals 

 Amy Tan On Success 

 Anaïs Nin On Artists 

 Ann Druyan On Chance

 Anne Lamott On The Journey 

 Anne Rice On Writing 

 Anne Sophie Swetchine On Love 

 Annie Proulx On Writing  

 Andrew Wyeth On Art 

 Anthony de Mello On Enlightenment 

 Anton Chekhov On Freedom  

 Audre Lorde On The Transformation Of Silence 

 August Wilson On The Blues  

 Barack Obama On Change  

 Barack Obama On Race 

 Baruch Spinoza On Understanding

 Benjamin Franklin On Death 

 Ben Franklin On Permanency

 Bill Brandt On Photography 

 Bishop Desmond Tutu On Peace

 Black Elk On Events  

 Bob Herbert On Wealth  

 Booker T Washington On Success 

 Buddha On Love  



 Charles Duhigg On Habits  

 Chris Van Allsburg On Christmas Magic 

 Czesław Miłosz On Experience 

 Derek Walcott On Bleecker Street 

 Dorothy Day On Change



 EE Cummings On Feelings  

 Elie Wiesel On Oppression 

 Elie Wiesel On Silence 

 Elizabeth Bishop on One Art 

 Epictetus On Choice 

 Eric Fromm On Life  

 Etel Adnan

 Fyodor Dostoyevsky On Love 

 Frank Lloyd Wright On Houses 

 Frank Ostaseski On Birth-Death

 Frederick Douglass On Reflection 



 George Gershwin On Music 

 George Orwell On Truth 

 Hannah Arendt On Totalitarianism 

 Harriet Tubman On Strength  

 Helen Fisher On Love As Addiction 

 Herman Melville On Meditation

 Howard Zinn On War 



 Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī On Solitude  

 Jamaica Kincaid On Writing 

 James Baldwin On Freedom 

 Jane Addams On Women  

 Jean Cocteau On Poets 

 Jean Jacques Rousseau On Ownership 

 John Ashbery On Poetry 

 John Cheever On Art 

 John Donne On Mankind 

 John Quincy Adams On Books 

 Jose Alberto Gutierrez 

 Josephine Baker On Differences 

 Juāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī On To Live

 June Singer On Security 



 Katharine Weber On Loss

 Kahlil Gibran On Race 

 Knut Hamsun On Language 

 Kurt Vonnegut On Life  

 Langston Hughes On The Weary Blues  

 Lauren Artress On Service 

 LeBron James On Race  

 Leo Rosten On Writing 

 Leslie Jonath On Poetry

 Lyndon B Johnson On Race  

 Louise Glück On Writing  

 Ludwig van Beethoven On Genius 

 Luis Cernuda On Love 

 Louis Menand On Poetry  



 Madeleine Dore On Solitude 

 Malcom X On Narrow-Mindeness 

 Marcel Proust On Disquiet 

 Margaret Atwood On Time 

 Margaret Atwood On Writing

 Margaret Fuller On Music

 Marianne Moore On Poetry

 Martin L King On Injustice

 Martin L King On Racism  

 Martin L King On Satisfaction  

 Maria Mitchell On Awareness

 Maria Papova On Memory 

 Marion Milner On Experience

 Marina Umaschi Bers On Technology  

 May Sarton On Poets

 May Sarton On Solitude

 Mary Oliver On Life

 Mary Oliver On The Journey 

 Maya Angelou On Evil

 Maya Angelou On Phenomenal Woman 

 MFK Fisher On Basic Needs 

 Miles Davis On Taking Credit  

 Molly Ivins On Liberty

 Nadine Gordimer On Writing 

 Naomi Benaron On The Rwandan Genocide  

 Neil deGrasse Tyson On Transformation  

 Nikki Giovanni On Beautiful Black Men  

 Nimblewill Nomad On Happiness  

 Ntozake Shang On Magic  



 Oliver Sacks On Creativity

 Oliver Sacks On Living  

 Oliver Sacks On Sudden Insight 

 Orhan Pamuk On Remembering

 Patricia Carroll-Mathes on Another Lovely Day 

 Philip K. Dick On Fear 

 PJ O’Rourke On Humor



 Rainer Maria Rilke On Listening 

 Rainer Maria Rilke On Love 

 Ralph Ellison On Shame 

 Ralph Ellison On Writing 

 Richard Wright On Hunger For Life  

 Robert Bly On Listening To The Köln Concert  

 Robert McCrum On Aging 

 Robert PInsky On Art And Poetry

 Robert Stone On Writing  

 Roger Angell On Death 

 Sam Nunberg On Politics

 Sandra Hochman On A Word 

 Seamus Heaney On Solitude  

 Seneca On Happiness 

 Seneca On Sorrow 

 Shirley Jackson On Inner Vision 

 Simone de Beauvoir On Living 

 Sonny Rollins On Being Human  

 Stephen Dunn On Writing 

 Stephen Hawking On The Universe  

 Steve Jobs On Death 

 Sylvia Plath On Happiness 


 Tao Writer On Friendship And Solitude 

 Tao Writer On Standing Undiminished 

 Teju Cole On Photography 

 Terry Tempest Williams On Faith  

 Tim Cook On Engagement  

 Toni Morrison On Letting Go  

 Tracy K Smith On Time 

 Trevor Noah On Fear And Laughter

 Ursula K Le Guin On Anger And Hatred 

 Ursula K Le Guin On Love 

 Victor Frankl On Attitude 

 Virginia Woolf On Reading 



 WEB Du Bois On Racism

 Walker Percy On The Journey

 William Blake On The Soul

 William Burroughs On Writing 

 William Strunk Jr On Writing 

 William Wordsworth On Poetry

 Wisława Szymborska On The Moment 

 WS Merlin On Dew Light 



 Zinzi Clemons On Writers