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

Jun 282013

As sympathy broadens, it also shallows.

May 132013

We all want to be happy, just not at the expense of the qualities that make us unhappy.

Apr 242013

Personality varies like men’s fashion — a quarter-inch of width in the tie or length in the cuff.

Apr 112013

Hatred and envy are always sincere.

Apr 012013

We laugh at novels in which the weather tracks the moods of the characters, yet our own moods mostly track the weather.

Feb 252013

We are more like our contemporaries than we imagine, and less like our ancestors.

Feb 222013

Expertise makes one peremptory, but peremptoriness does not make one expert.

Feb 212013

The wise are all alike, but every fool is foolish in his own way.