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He who seeks truth shall find beauty. He who seeks beauty shall find vanity. He who seeks order shall find gratification. He who seeks gratification shall be disappointed. He who considers himself the servant of his fellow beings shall find the joy of self-expression. He who seeks self-expression shall fall into the pit of arrogance.
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
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.
I think the person who takes a job in order to live - that is to say, for the money - has turned himself into a slave.
A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.
Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.
During the earliest stages the child perceives things like a solipsist who is unaware of himself as subject and is familiar only with his own actions.
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with - a man is what he makes of himself.
Alexander Graham Bell
Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself.
Man has no greater enemy than himself.
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
John Stuart Mill
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
There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means - either may do - the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.
The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.
In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for 'finding himself.' If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence.
Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot.
God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection.
True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself.
No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it 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 best news of the Christian gospel is that the supremely glorious Creator of the universe has acted in Jesus Christ's death and resurrection to remove every obstacle between us and himself so that we may find everlasting joy in seeing and savoring his infinite beauty.
My father was a dreamer - my hero. He was a smart, tough guy from Poland, a cutter of lady's handbags, an old socialist-unionist who always considered himself a failure. His big line was: 'Don't end up like me.'
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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