Digital Companion to C. S. Peirce

Some Wit, Wisdom & Bewilderment

Man comes from the womb in actuality an animal little higher than a fish; by no means as high as a serpent. His humanity consists in his destination. He becomes not actual man until he acquires self-control and then he is so in the measure of his self-control … Man’s existence qua man … consists solely in his growing to act from rational self-control.
Studies in Meaning, 1909