The petty soul favors the grand gesture.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
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.
Everybody is worth a paragraph, but almost nobody is worth two.
Manners are the cargo cult of morals.
Wisdom is the great consolation prize.
To be better it is first necessary to pretend to be; and objections to improvement often masquerade as objections to pretense.
Certain qualities — skepticism, iconoclasm, willpower — are fixed in quantity, and must be apportioned wisely.