It is simple to cheat an honest man; and one of the great themes of modern history is honest men getting cheated.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
Your first reaction shows what you are. Your subsequent revisions show how much you dislike what you are.
Loyalty is two-thirds sloth and one-third poor alternatives.
Both sides are always guilty, and never equally guilty.
Feelings can be every bit as wrong as thoughts.
We search for truths, and find equilibria.
Beliefs are no index to character, and if you believe otherwise, you are a bad person.
Impossible to love our neighbor as ourselves: conceivable to doubt ourselves as our neighbor.
Some men I would trust with my life, others with returning a borrowed book, almost none with both.
One’s thought does not reflect one’s disposition. It complements one’s disposition.