Being

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

Dec 112019
 

The Principles of Practical Politics

1. Gain power
2. Keep power
3. Whatever you think your political principles are

Dec 102019
 

How he kills himself says a lot about a man.

Dec 022019
 

Feelings of inferiority are usually benign and amply justified; it’s feelings of superiority that are the menace.

Nov 272019
 

We have been taught to find ourselves, to lose ourselves, to love ourselves, respect ourselves, forgive ourselves: only our selves are lacking.

Nov 052019
 

What makes people imagine that “the best we can do” is any good at all?

Oct 092019
 

The less disposed we are to act on a belief, the more vehemently we defend it.

Oct 042019
 

There is dumb happiness, as well as dumb misery, and one ought to aim, not at more of the former or less of the latter, but at a better class of both.

Sep 132019
 

When Bentham designed the Panopticon, he did not anticipate so many volunteers.

Sep 092019
 

You are not better than this. You are not worse than this. You are exactly this.