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It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do.
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say it makes him more pleasing to others.
Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves.
Alexis de Tocqueville
When we ask for love, we don't ask others to be fair to us-but rather to care for us, to be considerate of us. There is a world of difference here between demanding justice... and begging or pleading for love.
Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself.
Honore de Balzac
It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.
Play not with paradoxes. That caustic which you handle in order to scorch others may happen to sear your own fingers and make them dead to the quality of things.
A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.
It is easier to do one's duty to others than to one's self. If you do your duty to others, you are considered reliable. If you do your duty to yourself, you are considered selfish.
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul.
Michel de Montaigne
He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views.
We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.
William Butler Yeats
All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.
Work and live to serve others, to leave the world a little better than you found it and garner for yourself as much peace of mind as you can. This is happiness.
Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.
Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.
One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others.
Rascals are always sociable, more's the pity! and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others' company.
Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.
James A. Baldwin
Healing yourself is connected with healing others.
Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition.
Man should not consider his material possession his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need.
Even in the presence of others he was completely alone.
Robert M. Pirsig
I admire people who are, by nature, kind and fair to others.
It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self.
What I've discovered is that in art, as in music, there's a lot of truth-and then there's a lie. The artist is essentially creating his work to make this lie a truth, but he slides it in amongst all the others. The tiny little lie is the moment I live for, my moment. It's the moment that the audience falls in love.
There are few things more dreadful than dealing with a man who knows he is going under, in his own eyes, and in the eyes of others. Nothing can help that man. What is left of that man flees from what is left of human attention.
James A. Baldwin
Cure yourself of the affliction of caring how you appear to others. Concern yourself only with how you appear before God, concern yourself only with the idea that God may have of you.
Miguel de Unamuno
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