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The writer must be a participant in the scene... like a film director who writes his own scripts, does his own camera work, and somehow manages to film himself in action, as the protagonist or at least the main character.
Hunter S. Thompson
The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power.
More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.
Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself.
I don't really have a gimmick or a 'thing.' I'm one of the few artists who gets to be himself every day.
In Scouting, a boy is encouraged to educate himself instead of being instructed.
The aim of God in history is the creation of an all-inclusive community of loving persons with God himself at the very heart of this community as its prime Sustainer and most glorious Inhabitant.
Recognition of this kinship with the rest of the universe is necessary for understanding him, but his essential nature is defined by qualities found nowhere else, not by those he has in common with apes, fishes, trees, fire, or anything other than himself.
George Gaylord Simpson
You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself.
The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.
He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be exalted.
A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.
Adversity has a way of introducing a man to himself.
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.
The suicide bomber's imagination leads him to believe in a brilliant act of heroism, when in fact he is simply blowing himself up pointlessly and taking other people's lives.
A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the facade of his appearance.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
A true man of honor feels humbled himself when he cannot help humbling others.
Robert E. Lee
Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.
A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The person who runs away exposes himself to that very danger more than a person who sits quietly.
Draco's not really a bully. He's not exactly the biggest, strongest guy in the world. He's more a rich, snobby person. He thinks of himself as really cool.
Whoever despises himself nonetheless respects himself as one who despises.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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