Before you ask if a man practices what he preaches, ask if what he preaches is worth practicing.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
Biology is upstream of everything.
More of a bad thing is always worse, and often so is more of a good thing.
“To thine own self be true” is not the advice of Shakespeare, or even Hamlet, but that old windbag Polonius.
Reliable Results in Psychology: A Complete List
1. The single best predictor of favorable outcomes in life is IQ.
2. Stereotypes are true.
Inequality, like many supposed problems, is not a problem at all: it is a condition.
Students of animal behavior have long recognized that the characteristics of the flock cannot be inferred from the bird, or those of the hive from the bee: and so it is with men in a country, in a city, in a crowd.
It is widely conceded that rich is better than poor, thin than fat, clever than dim, beautiful than ugly; yet the plausible inference that rich, thin, clever, beautiful people are better than poor, fat, dim, and ugly ones remains controversial.
You want a better world. Does anybody want a worse one?
The coward burdens himself with obligations to have unassailable reasons not to act courageously.