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Being

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

Apr 152022
 

An urge becomes irresistible by not being resisted.

Apr 112022
 

The characteristic maladies of our age are adult infantilism and childhood senescence.

Mar 182022
 

The desire for uniformity, the unappeasable hostility to whatever is better than or merely different from oneself, has marched under many names: diversity is only the most recent.

Mar 112022
 

We defeat ourselves not with scarcity but surfeit: too much food, too much data, too much leisure, and far, far too much art.

Feb 232022
 

The most ardent patriots are not natives, and the most towering snobs are not aristocrats.

Feb 142022
 

To be a citizen of the world is less, not more, than to be a European; and to be a European is less, not more, than to be an Italian, or a German, or a Greek.

Jan 202022
 

Before you ask if a man practices what he preaches, ask if what he preaches is worth practicing.

Dec 222021
 

More of a bad thing is always worse, and often so is more of a good thing.