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Monday, April 29, 2024

The human mind always makes progress, but it is progress in spirals.

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Madame de Staël

The path through life is not a straight line, and neither is the road to change. Political theorist Madame de Staël, who lived through the French Revolution and the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte, explains here that it is human nature to make progress in increments, as our beliefs are challenged, reconstructed, and transformed over time.

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