Being

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

Sep 122014
 

Attention begets all virtue, distraction all vice.

Sep 102014
 

Carelessness is a mild form of malice.

Sep 082014
 

You attenuate your strengths by too assiduously correcting your defects.

Sep 052014
 

It is a grave misfortune to be stupid, yet we all laugh at the stupidity of others without a twinge of guilt.

Aug 292014
 

Courage! You have less to lose than you think.

Aug 262014
 

A man can adapt to nearly anything, but only two or three times.

Aug 222014
 

It is a kind of madness, never to sicken at the sound of your own voice.

Aug 132014
 

Too bourgeois is an irritant, not bourgeois enough a disaster.

Aug 122014
 

Men will never be as good at being men as cats are at being cats.

Jul 282014
 

Life has heuristics: only games have rules.