Being – Page 20 – Everything

Being

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

Apr 142016
 

Ordinary people claim extraordinary origins for the same reason that extraordinary people claim ordinary ones.

Apr 122016
 

Only the young die suddenly; the rest of us die slowly, long before we expire.

Apr 042016
 

Hypochondriacs also get sick, and paranoids also have enemies.

Mar 302016
 

It would be a dull world that conformed to your ideas about it.

Mar 252016
 

Humility has the arrogance to proselytize; arrogance has the humility not to.

Mar 182016
 

Western religious and secular thought have finally converged on the idea that to be good it is necessary only to believe that you are.

Mar 172016
 

The fat man should never eat the last doughnut.

Feb 292016
 

Personality, n. A collection of unpleasant mannerisms.

Feb 152016
 

It is the rare philosopher who notices how well most of the world gets on without philosophy.

Feb 042016
 

Why is experience the best teacher? Because we only really listen to ourselves.