Envy wants to see its object diminished, but would prefer not to do the work itself.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
A fierce and irresolvable conflict rages in the human heart between the desire to kill your enemies and the desire to keep them alive for a while so you can take more of their stuff.
We have become too cool for deontology, yet remain too stupid for consequentialism.
I find, with age, more and more people of whom I approve in theory but not in practice.
The Principles of Practical Politics
1. Gain power
2. Keep power
3. Whatever you think your political principles are
How he kills himself says a lot about a man.
Feelings of inferiority are usually benign and amply justified; it’s feelings of superiority that are the menace.
We have been taught to find ourselves, to lose ourselves, to love ourselves, respect ourselves, forgive ourselves: only our selves are lacking.
Evils often cancel.
What makes people imagine that “the best we can do” is any good at all?