Being – Page 39 – Everything


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

Sep 262013

Wisdom is the great consolation prize.

Sep 042013

To be better it is first necessary to pretend to be; and objections to improvement often masquerade as objections to pretense.

Aug 062013

Certain qualities — skepticism, iconoclasm, willpower — are fixed in quantity, and must be apportioned wisely.

Jul 082013

We can all be replaced, and we all are.

Jul 012013

Elision is the mother of decision.

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.