Being – Page 17 – Everything

Being

Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
—Cunningham

Nov 272018
 

The solitary man affronts, preferring his own company to yours.

Nov 202018
 

Romanticism is the idea that we should express our inner self; classicism, that we have no inner self to express.

Nov 162018
 

It is difficult to hear those who can’t speak for themselves over the din of those who presume to speak for them.

Nov 092018
 

Things are so much as they seem that good-looking people really are more virtuous.

Nov 062018
 

We glimpse ourselves only when we gaze at something else.

Oct 232018
 

The young, though immortal, are in a dreadful hurry.

Oct 172018
 

We used to suspect that our friends and neighbors were mad, and now, thanks to modern technology, we know they are.

Oct 012018
 

By learning our own thoughts and feelings we have made ourselves only partly miserable; by learning everyone else’s we will finish the job.