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He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

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No man is the whole of himself;
his friends are the rest of him.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

He who lives in harmony with himself
lives in harmony with the universe.
- Marcus Aurelius

 

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

Every man has his own courage,
and is betrayed because he seeks in himself
the courage of other persons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he do?
- Henry David Thoreau

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Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
- Publilius Syrus

No one is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.
- Leo Tolstoy

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

No partner in a love relationship...
should feel that he has to give up
an essential part of himself to make it viable.
- May Sarton

Above all, don't lie to yourself.
The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie
comes to a point that he cannot
distinguish the truth within him, or around him,
and so loses all respect for himself and for others.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

A hero is someone who has given his life to
something bigger than himself
or something other than himself.
- Joseph Campbell

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.
- Seneca

Whoever undertakes to set himself up
as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein

He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

A loving relationship is one in which
the loved one is free to be himself -
to laugh with me, but never at me;
to cry with me, but never because of me;
to love life, to love himself,
to love being loved.
Such a relationship is based upon freedom
and can never grow in a jealous heart.
- Leo F. Buscaglia

No man is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

What is necessary to change a person is
to change his awareness of himself.
- Abraham Maslow

My religion consists of a humble admiration
of the illimitable superior spirit
who reveals himself in the slight details we are able
to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
- Albert Einstein

To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing.
None is excluded, but excludes himself.
You have only to push aside the curtain.
- Henry David Thoreau

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer

He who knows others is clever;
He who knows himself has discernment.
- Lao Tzu

He who controls others may be powerful,
but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
- Lao Tzu

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

He who conquers others is strong;
He who conquers himself is mighty.
- Lao Tzu

Until he extends the circle of
his compassion to all living things,
man will not himself find peace.
- Albert Schweitzer

Man does not weave this web of life.
He is merely a strand of it.
Whatever he does to the web,
he does to himself.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
- Winston Churchill

Art is the desire of a man to express himself,
to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
- Amy Lowell

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends.
But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy
is the quintessence of true religion.
The other is mere business.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste,
and amuse himself by applying it, triumphantly,
wherever he travels.
- Henry B. Adams

Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little.
And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat
to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
- Robert Bolt

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over
which he must pass himself;
for every man has need to be forgiven.
- Thomas Fuller

An angry father is most cruel towards himself.
- Publilius Syrus

He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may
become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.
- Mary Wilson Little

My father was always telling himself no one was perfect,
not even my mother.
- Broderick Crawford

The reason why the world lacks unity,
and lies broken and in heaps,
is, because man is disunited with himself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
- Winston Churchill

If a man achieves victory over this body,
who in the world can exercise power over him? He who
rules himself rules over the whole world.
- Vinoba Bhave

No person will make a great business who wants to do
it all himself or get all the credit.
- Andrew Carnegie

Overflowing Cup of Tea:
The Zen Master poured his visitor's teacup full, and then kept pouring.
The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself.
"It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," the Zen Master said,
"you are full of your own opinions and assumptions.
How can you learn truth until you first empty your cup?"
- Traditional Zen Koan

There comes a time in every man's education
when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance,
that imitation is suicide,
that he must take himself for better or for worse as his portion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die,
but he can never know that he is dead.
- Samuel Butler

It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself,
to resist invasions of it in the case of others:
or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
- Thomas Jefferson

Every man supposes himself
not to be fully understood or appreciated.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead
others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
- Thomas J. Watson

Constant development is the law of life,
and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas
in order to appear consistent
drives himself into a false position.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It isn't tying himself to one woman that a man dreads
when he thinks of marrying;
it's separating himself from all the others.
- Helen Rowland

A man who was completely innocent,
offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others,
including his enemies,
and became the ransom of the world.
It was a perfect act.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality
the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for
going out of himself toward someone else.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power
to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
- Ambrose Bierce

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life,
that no man can sincerely try
to help another without helping himself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of
a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.
- Billy Graham

The sage does not hoard.
The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself,
Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more;
having given all he has to others, he is richer still.
- Lao Tzu

Why should we honour those that die upon the field
of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in
entering into the abyss of himself.
- William Butler Yeats

Wise kings generally have wise counselors;
and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
- Diogenes


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