The basest viciousness usually wraps itself in a hygienic metaphor.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
Only after he has exhausted his other resources does the boy begin to torture insects, or the ruler his subjects.
Moral progress is only economic progress: men in the mass have the ethics they can afford.
Diligence is the most menacing of the virtues.
Adaptive is not optimal.
The petty soul favors the grand gesture.
No one remembers who lost the argument, only who lost his temper.
Whatever one does well one is sure to do too often.
Anger impairs judgment but improves memory.
Mindfulness, n. Non-judgmental focus on the sensations of the present moment; mindlessness.