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

Feb 282017
 

Self-criticism, painful as it may be, at least affords the opportunity to think about oneself.

Jan 132017
 

Major vices are too alien and fascinating to earn our unalloyed contempt; we reserve that for minor ones.

Dec 262016
 

Noble deeds, performed without regard for reputation or reward, would be more common if there was just some way to get the word out.

Dec 222016
 

To imagine oneself facing an unpleasant truth — few sensations are as pleasant.

Dec 022016
 

How to explain the success of one’s inferiors is the most vexing problem in psychology.

Nov 252016
 

That we would have been above the absurd beliefs and barbaric practices of other times — this absurd belief abets our barbaric practices.

Nov 142016
 

It is because we regard conforming opinions as virtue that we treat deviant ones as vice.

Oct 242016
 

A few have learned to suppress their dismay that the world does not regard them quite as they regard themselves, and this we call modesty.