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

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.

May 312016
 

The illogical are convinced that they are imaginative, and the unimaginative that they are logical.

Jan 282016
 

American exceptionalism: The belief that everywhere should be exactly like America, but not just yet.

Dec 072015
 

Intellectuals place a great premium on intelligence, to draw attention from the fact that they are, as a class, quite thick.