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I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.
Since I was young, the artistic expression that fashion embodies has inspired me. It's a way to communicate oneself.
Only by taking responsibility for oneself, to the greatest extent possible, can one ever be free, and only a free person can make responsible choices - between right and wrong, saving and spending, giving or taking.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others.
It is curious how instinctively one protects the image of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that could make it ridiculous, or too unlike the original to be believed any longer.
Craving, not having, is the mother of a reckless giving of oneself.
What one hides is worth neither more nor less than what one finds. And what one hides from oneself is worth neither more nor less than what one allows others to find.
It is impossible to talk or to write without apparently throwing oneself helplessly open.
Meeting people unlike oneself does not enlarge one's outlook; it only confirms one's idea that one is unique.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
I have always thought of poems as stepping stones in one's own sense of oneself. Every now and again, you write a poem that gives you self-respect and steadies your going a little bit farther out in the stream. At the same time, you have to conjure the next stepping stone because the stream, we hope, keeps flowing.
To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.
Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.
To throw oneself to the side of the oppressed is the only dignified thing to do in life.
Envy is an insult to oneself.
To convince oneself that one has the right to live decently takes time.
There is nothing greater than the joy of composing something oneself and then listening to it.
What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice.
Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one's dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being.
One does not kill oneself for love of a woman, but because love - any love - reveals us in our nakedness, our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness.
Discipline in art is a fundamental struggle to understand oneself, as much as to understand what one is drawing.
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.
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.
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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