Being

Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
—Cunningham

Jul 172019
 

It is simple to cheat an honest man; and one of the great themes of modern history is honest men getting cheated.

Jul 092019
 

Your first reaction shows what you are. Your subsequent revisions show how much you dislike what you are.

Jun 122019
 

Loyalty is two-thirds sloth and one-third poor alternatives.

Jun 102019
 

Both sides are always guilty, and never equally guilty.

May 222019
 

Beliefs are no index to character, and if you believe otherwise, you are a bad person.

May 142019
 

Impossible to love our neighbor as ourselves: conceivable to doubt ourselves as our neighbor.

May 022019
 

Some men I would trust with my life, others with returning a borrowed book, almost none with both.

Apr 242019
 

One’s thought does not reflect one’s disposition. It complements one’s disposition.