Being

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

May 132016
 

Some say that men are not gods, others that men are not beasts, both with more hope than expectation.

May 042016
 

If you were immortal, how would you know?

May 022016
 

To be happy, avoid whatever makes you unhappy: to sculpt a lion, carve away whatever doesn’t look like a lion.

Apr 212016
 

People will like you if you like them, which is too high a price.

Apr 142016
 

Ordinary people claim extraordinary origins for the same reason that extraordinary people claim ordinary ones.

Apr 122016
 

Only the young die suddenly; the rest of us die slowly, long before we expire.

Apr 042016
 

Hypochondriacs also get sick, and paranoids also have enemies.

Mar 302016
 

It would be a dull world that conformed to your ideas about it.

Mar 252016
 

Humility has the arrogance to proselytize; arrogance has the humility not to.

Mar 182016
 

Western religious and secular thought have finally converged on the idea that to be good it is necessary only to believe that you are.