Being – Page 2 – Everything


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

Mar 182022

The desire for uniformity, the unappeasable hostility to whatever is better than or merely different from oneself, has marched under many names: diversity is only the most recent.

Mar 112022

We defeat ourselves not with scarcity but surfeit: too much food, too much data, too much leisure, and far, far too much art.

Feb 232022

The most ardent patriots are not natives, and the most towering snobs are not aristocrats.

Feb 142022

To be a citizen of the world is less, not more, than to be a European; and to be a European is less, not more, than to be an Italian, or a German, or a Greek.

Jan 202022

Before you ask if a man practices what he preaches, ask if what he preaches is worth practicing.

Dec 222021

More of a bad thing is always worse, and often so is more of a good thing.

Dec 082021

“To thine own self be true” is not the advice of Shakespeare, or even Hamlet, but that old windbag Polonius.