Why do people make promises to themselves they don’t keep?
Self-interest rests on what human flourishing requires: adhering to reality in one’s thinking and action by the means of observation and logic
Your life is in your own hands.
Kirk, the Best Brother Ever, R.I.P.
Last night the temperature fell 3 degrees an hour. As I write this, it is negative 10 degrees outside. A “once in a generation” polar vortex has swept into the American Midwest from the Arctic. I am lucky to be alive. It would take me just a couple...
Lying is motivated by the mistaken belief that one can actually gain a value by telling a lie, to deceive others (or oneself).
Fortune may crowd a man’s life with fortunate circumstances and happy opportunities, but they will, as we all know, avail him nothing unless he makes a wise and vigorous use of them.
I deeply regret the passing of Ralph Raico. In his youth, he was my brother.
Watching sports satisfies a vital human need.
Speed up confusing, bogged-down tasks by slowing down your thinking.
Q: I'm terribly afraid of aging. I'm only in my forties, but I think about it a lot. Is there anything you can do to help? A: You're aging -- we're all aging -- from the minute we're born. Ruminating about something over which you have no control...
Valentine’s Day is a great way to celebrate a love you already have. But if it’s a way to make up for your lack of appreciating your love the rest of the year, you better do some thinking.
Making simple things complicated.
Where there is rule of law and individual freedom, humanity is better off.
The New York City schools were among the best in the country in those days, better than they had been for the European immigrants before me and much better than they would be for the mass influx of blacks from the South after me.
There are, however, many mistakes you can make in goal-setting that will delay and hinder you and make your goals harder to achieve. This book points out these pitfalls and how to avoid them.
In the end, it’s not how you die that matters at all; it’s how you live.
A goal set at the right level of difficulty motivates you to do your best work.