Being – Page 4 – Everything


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

Apr 042023

How little are we ourselves, and how strenuously do we play at it!

Apr 032023

To be great is to be more than the sum of one’s parts; the usual case is to be less.

Mar 012023

Unambiguous instances of humans overriding their biology are scarce, and suicide, the most drastic, commands respect, if only on that score.

Feb 142023

It is often alleged of policies that they are employed in the interest of Social Darwinism; one doubts it, but if they are, they have manifestly failed.

Feb 032023

A cause to die for attracts the man with little to live for.

Jan 252023

Whatever you have done, you are the sort of person who would do that.

Jan 172023

Nothing bores in on a man like his own uselessness, and no job title, salary, praise or prestige will permit him to hide it from himself.