Self-Loving

We all come into this world with our little egos equipped with individual horns. If we don’t blow them, who will?
—DeWitt

Jul 252018
 

To imagine not knowing what we know is the indispensable habit of the historian; its opposite is easier to master.

Jul 232018
 

The minor vices we all recognize and deplore; the major ones pass for virtues.

Jul 162018
 

The pleasure in having people admire your work lasts until you see what else they like.

Jun 152018
 

No prejudice is worth having unless one regards it, at least privately, as a mature, objective judgment.

Apr 092018
 

The argument is for feeling good about the invective, and the invective is for feeling good about oneself.

Mar 082018
 

The slavish conformist is readily identified by his outsized pride in his independent mind.

Feb 162018
 

The future will marvel that we regarded “be yourself ” as sound moral advice.