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True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself.
It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher.
I don't know driving in another way which isn't risky. Each one has to improve himself. Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than other's.
The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.
The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself.
There's a definition of narcissism that when a parent is narcissistic, instead of the child seeing himself reflected in the mother's face and the mother's joy, the child of the narcissistic parent feels like, 'What can I do to make her okay, to make her happy?'
The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defense of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself.
When I first came to Hollywood, the blacklist was just starting, and they were having hearings in Washington. What most people don't know is the judge of these hearings himself was later convicted of misappropriation. 'Spartacus' helped break the blacklist, because Spartacus was a real character.
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.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.
The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.
Henry Ward Beecher
If, then, you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because He Himself is the way.
There is in every American, I think, something of the old Daniel Boone - who, when he could see the smoke from another chimney, felt himself too crowded and moved further out into the wilderness.
Hubert H. Humphrey
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
The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
It is the lot of man to share in the deeper aspirations of the universe around him and to share his own destiny as well as that of the universe, now by adjusting himself to its forces, now by putting the whole of his energy to his own ends and purposes.
Indeed, the existence of class, of social hierarchy, is as old as man himself. It prevails in the jungle where strength determines hierarchy; among men, it has also been savagely the same, whereby rulers vested with power through personal combat, or through lineal heritage as in the case of royalty, ravage their subjects.
F. Sionil Jose
Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!
Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be exalted.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself.
A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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If you are careful with people, they will offer you part of themselves. That is the big secret.
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