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To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.
Belief in oneself is incredibly infectious. It generates momentum, the collective force of which far outweighs any kernel of self-doubt that may creep in.
I sometimes wonder if the inability to find oneself makes one seek oneself in other people, in characters.
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.
To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
The relationship to one's fellow man is the relationship of prayer, the relationship to oneself is the relationship of striving; it is from prayer that one draws the strength for one's striving.
My painting is visible images which conceal nothing... they evoke mystery and indeed when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question 'What does that mean'? It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable.
To pursue a goal which is by definition unattainable is to condemn oneself to a state of perpetual unhappiness.
Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.
There are things one must do for oneself.
A golden rule: to leave an incomplete image of oneself.
Emile M. Cioran
For me, the reason why people go to a mountaintop or go to the edge of the ocean is to look at something larger than themselves. That feeling of awe, of going to a cathedral, it's all about feeling lost in something bigger than oneself. To me, that's the definition of spectacle.
To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object.
Simone de Beauvoir
We are all murderers and prostitutes - no matter to what culture, society, class, nation one belongs, no matter how normal, moral, or mature, one takes oneself to be.
R. D. Laing
Any opportunity to adorn oneself is human, and accessories are an easy way to do it.
Jihad is holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one's community.
John O. Brennan
Not to like ice cream is to show oneself uninterested in food.
I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.
To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Freeing oneself from words is liberation.
It is selfish to concern oneself with tragedies.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world.
To convince oneself that one has the right to live decently takes time.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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