Every form of happiness is private. Our greatest mementos are personal, self-motivated, not to be touched. The things which are sacred or precious to us are the things we withdraw from promiscuous sharing.
—  Ayn Rand

Thanks to everyone who visited our booth at the American Philosophical Association – Pacific Division Annual Meeting this year! We had a great time in beautiful Vancouver. It was a pleasure meeting and interacting with fellow exhibitors, conference attendees, and our authors. We look forward to seeing faces old and new again next year.

Photos by Joy Mizan for Oxford University Press.

Some people are so used to solitude with themselves that they never compare themselves to others, but spin forth their monologue of a life in a calm, joyous mood, holding good conversations with themselves, even laughing. But if they are made to compare themselves with others, they tend to a brooding underestimation of their selves: so that they have to be forced to learn again from others to have a good, fair opinion of themselves. And even from this learned opinion they will always want to detract or reduce something.— Thus one must grant certain men their solitude, and not be silly enough, as often happens, to pity them for it.
—  Friedrich Nietzsche