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

Aug 032017

Almost always it is action that issues in conviction; the reverse is so rare that we never fail to mark it.

Jul 182017

Men want most to be useful, but will settle, if thwarted, for destructive.

Jul 132017

Everyone says what he would never do, and no one knows it.

Jun 292017

It is possible, indeed common, to be both boring and weird.

May 292017

A serious person first marks how little need be taken seriously.

May 242017

Your detractors may be bigots or misanthropes — or worse, they may despise you for who you really are.

May 122017

It is better to forget a name than make a visible effort to recall it.

Apr 172017

The feeling that one has narrowly escaped punishment is the sign that it is preparing.

Apr 072017

When we adhere to convention in appearance, we show that we care what others think; and we show that we care deeply when we depart from it.