Being – Page 22 – Everything


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

Aug 242017

Before one wearies of the world one wearies of oneself.

Aug 152017

Great achievements do not excuse private vice, or justify it — they simply overwhelm it.

Aug 102017

To be in love with love is an affliction; yet to hate it is more common, and more serious.

Aug 032017

Almost always it is action that issues in conviction; the reverse is so rare that we never fail to mark it.

Jul 182017

Men want most to be useful, but will settle, if thwarted, for destructive.

Jul 132017

Everyone says what he would never do, and no one knows it.

Jun 292017

It is possible, indeed common, to be both boring and weird.

May 292017

A serious person first marks how little need be taken seriously.

May 242017

Your detractors may be bigots or misanthropes — or worse, they may despise you for who you really are.