The future will marvel that we regarded “be yourself ” as sound moral advice.
That you might not be right — this idea can be entertained, briefly, at intervals. But that you might not be good — this is insupportable.
If you are an impostor, is it a syndrome to feel like one?
Elite, adj. 1. Distinguished by outstanding achievement. Obs. 2. On top.
Pas d’ennemi à gauche eventually begets pas d’ennemi à droite.
You don’t fight for your country: you fight for your platoon.
Reputations for iconoclasm vastly outnumber iconoclasts, which is to be expected, as they are vastly more useful.
Those tiny notifications are ego reified, tugging at you incessantly, like a child at its mother in the supermarket, in the cereal aisle.
At the beginning you go to the gulag for criticizing Stalin; toward the end for being first, when his name is mentioned, to stop applauding.
It is the lies we tell about history that we are most apt to remember.