Madame de Stael: Death

“We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love.”

—Madame De Stael.

John Muir: Treatment of brother beasts

“In nothing does man, with his grand notions of heaven and charity, show forth his innate, low-bred, wild animalism more clearly than in his treatment of his brother beasts. From the shepherd with his lambs to the red-handed hunter, it is the same; no recognition of rights — only murder in one form or another.”

—John Muir.

Alexandra Adornetto: What exam results cannot reflect

“Here is just the beginning of a list of skills that exam results cannot possibly hope to reflect: interpersonal skills, the ability to entertain, how articulate we are as speakers, our ability to work as part of a team, the ability to deal with challenges and invention.”

—Alexandra Adornetto.