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To know oneself is to disbelieve utopia.
One's own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one's Maker and no one else's.
Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved.
Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better.
There are things one must do for oneself.
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.
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.
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
Craving, not having, is the mother of a reckless giving of oneself.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Every duty is a charge, but the charge of oneself is the root of all others.
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
It is impossible to talk or to write without apparently throwing oneself helplessly open.
A golden rule: to leave an incomplete image of oneself.
Emile M. Cioran
The only history is a mere question of one's struggle inside oneself. But that is the joy of it. One need neither discover Americas nor conquer nations, and yet one has as great a work as Columbus or Alexander, to do.
D. H. Lawrence
I think if there's something one needs to change with oneself, it doesn't have to happen in the New Year. You can do that any time you please - not that it's not a good inspirational tactic for the people that it works for.
An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.
Since I was young, the artistic expression that fashion embodies has inspired me. It's a way to communicate oneself.
Never say never, but the thought of electively cutting oneself is beyond my grasp, and I also object to it politically. Denying the lines on our faces makes a comment about age and wisdom I don't care to make.
Perfecting oneself is as much unlearning as it is learning.
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.
There is nothing like being left alone again, to walk peacefully with oneself in the woods. To boil one's coffee and fill one's pipe, and to think idly and slowly as one does it.
Leonardo da Vinci
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