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To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble.
The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because it is invested with so much of oneself. It is a mystery, containing, like all mysteries, the possibility of torment.
James A. Baldwin
One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.
The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.
The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat oneself.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Obsessional does not necessarily mean sexual obsession, not even obsession for this, or for that in particular; to be an obsessional means to find oneself caught in a mechanism, in a trap increasingly demanding and endless.
To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
I may attempt a novel. I think that no matter what you write, it requires being honest with oneself, and you have to pull yourself out of the whirlwind of daily life.
In Asian languages, the word for 'mind' and the word for 'heart' are same. So if you're not hearing mindfulness in some deep way as heartfulness, you're not really understanding it. Compassion and kindness towards oneself are intrinsically woven into it. You could think of mindfulness as wise and affectionate attention.
As we know, forgiveness of oneself is the hardest of all the forgivenesses.
It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.
A value is valuable when the value of value is valuable to oneself.
Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.
The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction.
Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
Unless one says goodbye to what one loves, and unless one travels to completely new territories, one can expect merely a long wearing away of oneself and an eventual extinction.
The worth of a human being lies in the ability to extend oneself, to go outside oneself, to exist in and for other people.
Perfecting oneself is as much unlearning as it is learning.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
C. S. Lewis
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