Being

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

May 282018
 

Almost everyone believes the world is filled with people who do evil on purpose; but not himself, and not anyone he knows.

May 242018
 

A lot of what we refrain from doing is not wrong, or undesirable, but just too much trouble to explain.

May 152018
 

I anticipate an old age full of regrets for what I did not do, with only a few for what I did not say.

Apr 102018
 

The world will end; and, tragically, no one will survive to say I told you so.

Apr 022018
 

No one wants more common sense: most think they have a full measure; a few that they have a finer, uncommon sense to make up for its lack.

Mar 012018
 

Few enjoy violence neat, but stir in a little righteousness and it makes a popular cocktail.

Feb 152018
 

That you might not be right — this idea can be entertained, briefly, at intervals. But that you might not be good — this is insupportable.