Being

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

Aug 102017
 

To be in love with love is an affliction; yet to hate it is more common, and more serious.

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.