Ordinary people claim extraordinary origins for the same reason that extraordinary people claim ordinary ones.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
Only the young die suddenly; the rest of us die slowly, long before we expire.
Hypochondriacs also get sick, and paranoids also have enemies.
It would be a dull world that conformed to your ideas about it.
Humility has the arrogance to proselytize; arrogance has the humility not to.
Western religious and secular thought have finally converged on the idea that to be good it is necessary only to believe that you are.
The fat man should never eat the last doughnut.
Personality, n. A collection of unpleasant mannerisms.
It is the rare philosopher who notices how well most of the world gets on without philosophy.
Why is experience the best teacher? Because we only really listen to ourselves.