Space and matter are given; time is a civilized achievement.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
Zeal for an end is only flexibility about the means.
The Four Irrational Beliefs of Highly Effective People
3. Forecasting ability
4. All-around superiority
Some say that men are not gods, others that men are not beasts, both with more hope than expectation.
If you were immortal, how would you know?
To sculpt a lion, carve away whatever doesn’t look like a lion; and to be happy, avoid whatever makes you unhappy.
People will like you if you like them, which is too high a price.
Ordinary people claim extraordinary origins for the same reason extraordinary people claim ordinary ones.
Only the young die suddenly; the rest of us die slowly, long before we expire.
Hypochondriacs also get sick, and paranoids also have enemies.