Being – Page 6 – Everything


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

Dec 022019

Feelings of inferiority are usually benign and amply justified; it’s feelings of superiority that are the menace.

Nov 272019

We have been taught to find ourselves, to lose ourselves, to love ourselves, respect ourselves, forgive ourselves: only our selves are lacking.

Nov 052019

What makes people imagine that “the best we can do” is any good at all?

Oct 092019

The less disposed we are to act on a belief, the more vehemently we defend it.

Oct 042019

There is dumb happiness, as well as dumb misery, and one ought to aim, not at more of the former or less of the latter, but at a better class of both.

Sep 132019

When Bentham designed the Panopticon, he did not anticipate so many volunteers.

Sep 092019

You are not better than this. You are not worse than this. You are exactly this.

Sep 052019

Natural selection surely favors a disposition to attribute success to factors under one’s control.

Aug 222019

Everyone needs a reason to get up in the morning, and a drug habit is a compelling reason.