A C Grayling is amusing and sharp, as a writer and philosopher. His ‘This much I know’ in the Observer last Sunday was witty and thought-provoking. Here are a couple of the best:
A human lifespan is less than a thousand months long. You need to make some time to think how to live it.
I recently retraced on foot a famous journey that William Hazlitt made from Shropshire to Somerset to visit Wordsworth and Coleridge. I spent two weeks slogging through nettle beds before I realised the bastard had taken the coach.
Life is all about relationships. By all means sit cross-legged on top of a mountain occasionally. But don’t do it for very long.
OK, three. Read more here.