Being

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

Mar 072014
 

The petty soul favors the grand gesture.

Jan 092014
 

No one remembers who lost the argument, only who lost his temper.

Dec 312013
 

Anger impairs judgment but improves memory.

Dec 162013
 

Mindfulness, n.   Non-judgmental focus on the sensations of the present moment; mindlessness.

Oct 292013
 

Everybody is worth a paragraph, but almost nobody is worth two.

Oct 252013
 

Manners are the cargo cult of morals.

Sep 262013
 

Wisdom is the great consolation prize.

Sep 042013
 

To be better it is first necessary to pretend to be; and objections to improvement often masquerade as objections to pretense.

Aug 062013
 

Certain qualities — skepticism, iconoclasm, willpower — are fixed in quantity, and must be apportioned wisely.