Being

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

Apr 232014
 

Boredom is often fatal, though it never appears on the coroner’s report.

Apr 102014
 

Humanity has progressed vastly with how, less with what, and not at all with why.

Apr 032014
 

The basest viciousness usually wraps itself in a hygienic metaphor.

Mar 312014
 

Only after he has exhausted his other resources does the boy begin to torture insects, or the ruler his subjects.

Mar 282014
 

Moral progress is only economic progress: men in the mass have the ethics they can afford.

Mar 262014
 

Diligence is the most menacing of the virtues.

Mar 072014
 

The petty soul favors the grand gesture.

Jan 092014
 

No one remembers who lost the argument, only who lost his temper.