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When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet in his private heart no man much respects himself.
I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.
The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.
I love soccer, love tennis... Roger Federer has been a favourite for a long, long time. The kind of consistency he has shown, 16 Grand Slam titles... The way he handles himself in pressure situations is admirable... He is so calm... In soccer, I'm a huge fan of Barcelona... I like watching Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and David Villa.
The true purpose of education is to teach a man to carry himself triumphant to the sunset.
Liberty Hyde Bailey
A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.
He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.
No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
Hunter S. Thompson
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.
The petty man is eager to make boasts, yet desires that others should believe in him. He enthusiastically engages in deception, yet wants others to have affection for him. He conducts himself like an animal, yet wants others to think well of him.
Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot.
Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.
Louis D. Brandeis
The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.
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
And I love that even in the toughest moments, when we're all sweating it - when we're worried that the bill won't pass, and it seems like all is lost - Barack never lets himself get distracted by the chatter and the noise. Just like his grandmother, he just keeps getting up and moving forward... with patience and wisdom, and courage and grace.
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
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 paradox of endurance sports is that an athlete can never work as hard as he wants, because if he pushes himself too far, his hematocrit will fall.
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
Robert E. Lee
A horse is a thing of beauty... none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
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