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.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
Before you ask if a man practices what he preaches, ask if what he preaches is worth practicing.
Biology is upstream of everything.
More of a bad thing is always worse, and often so is more of a good thing.
“To thine own self be true” is not the advice of Shakespeare, or even Hamlet, but that old windbag Polonius.
Reliable Results in Psychology: A Complete List
1. The single best predictor of favorable outcomes in life is IQ.
2. Stereotypes are true.
Inequality, like many supposed problems, is not a problem at all: it is a condition.
The characteristics of the flock cannot be inferred from the bird, or those of the hive from the bee: and so it is with men in a country, in a city, in a crowd.
It is widely conceded that rich is better than poor, thin than fat, clever than dim, beautiful than ugly; yet the plausible inference that rich, thin, clever, beautiful people are better than poor, fat, dim, and ugly ones remains controversial.
You want a better world. Does anybody want a worse one?