We take so little trouble to please our friends and so much to placate our enemies.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
The pettier the grievance, the louder the complaint.
All are born earnest: a few achieve frivolity.
“Because I can” is a severely underrated principle of human behavior.
When God wants to test you, He sends a person of good character who shares none of your opinions.
When God wants to punish you, He sends a person of bad character who shares all of your opinions.
Dare to be great, but remember to be adequate.
Identity is not given, but won, and lost, day by day, a little at a time.
To follow your heart is exactly what people who are skilled at manipulating your emotions want you to do.
It’s tough to be pro; anti-anti is usually all I can manage.