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The Footpath Philosophers at the State Library of NSW

The Footpath Philosophers at the State Library of NSW

While wandering around the main foyer of the Library of NSW in Macquarie Street Sydney I came across an interesting exhibit. A very large book was on display. It was a collection of black and white photographic portraits accompanied by a philosophical quote. They change the page displayed every two months. The quote painted on the wall above the display caught my eye. It made me smile with understanding.…

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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe, a story full of wisdom: “How infinitely good that Providence is, which has provided, in its government of mankind, such narrow bounds to his sight and knowledge of things; and though he walks in the midst of so many thousand dangers, the sight of which if discovered to him, would distract his mind and sink his spirits, he is kept serene and calm, by having the events of things hid from his eyes, and knowing nothing of the dangers which surround him.” Source: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe Chapter 14.…

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