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But I think that any young drummer starting out today should get himself a great teacher and learn all there is to know about the instrument that he wants to play.
Yet, so far from laboring to know the forbidden tree of worldly pleasures and its various fruits, man gives himself up to a careless and thoughtless state of life, and yields to the lust of the flesh, not considering that this lust is really the forbidden tree.
One seeks to equip the child with deeper, more gripping, and subtler ways of knowing the world and himself.
My grandfather was an autoworker, and I have a weapon he manufactured to protect himself from the company that he would carry to work. It's a big iron pipe with a hunk of lead on the head. I think about how far we've come as companies from those days, where workers had to protect themselves from the company.
Since, therefore, no man is born without faults, and he is esteemed the best whose errors are the least, let the wise man consider everything human as connected with himself; for in worldly affairs there is no perfect happiness under heaven.
Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others.
The intelligent ruler makes the law select men and makes no arbitrary appointment himself; he makes the law measure merits and makes no arbitrary judgment himself.
I definitely think that, for a woman, the biggest turn-on is the mind. Otherwise, obviously you want someone who keeps up with himself and has self-respect and self-confidence.
I feel that no one should be ashamed or have fear or doubt within themselves when they speak about the roots or Africa wherein I and I originate from. It's like an individual who tries to disown himself, and to me, it is a form of defeat by disowning yourself.
It is in self-limitation that a master first shows himself.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.
I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
Robert E. Lee
A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.
Michel de Montaigne
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.
The true purpose of education is to teach a man to carry himself triumphant to the sunset.
Liberty Hyde Bailey
The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.
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.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.
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.
It's a horrible idea that God, this paragon of wisdom and knowledge, power, couldn't think of a better way to forgive us our sins than to come down to Earth in his alter ego as his son and have himself hideously tortured and executed so that he could forgive himself.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.
The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely, thus setting himself apart form the ordinary people who debate in narrow confines.
Charles de Gaulle
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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