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To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak, and a shield for the defenseless. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others.
Robert Green Ingersoll
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.
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.
It isn't tying himself to one woman that a man dreads when he thinks of marrying; it's separating himself from all the others.
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
If the gentleman has ability, he is magnanimous, generous, tolerant, and straightforward, through which he opens the way to instruct others.
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.
Marian Wright Edelman
Instead, I have an abundance mentality: When people are genuinely happy at the successes of others, the pie gets larger.
There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
It is not my mode of thought that has caused my misfortunes, but the mode of thought of others.
Marquis de Sade
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.
John Stuart Mill
No exile at the South Pole or on the summit of Mont Blanc separates us more effectively from others than the practice of a hidden vice.
Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures-in this century as in others our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I do not speak the minds of others except to speak my own mind better.
Michel de Montaigne
Men are like the stars; some generate their own light while others reflect the brilliance they receive.
With some people solitariness is an escape not from others but from themselves. For they see in the eyes of others only a reflection of themselves.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
The disgrace of others often keeps tender minds from vice.
We appreciate frankness from those who like us. Frankness from others is called insolence.
After you're older, two things are possibly more important than any others: health and money.
Helen Gurley Brown
We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.
What you're seeing with Occupy Wall Street and the others are people who are unhappy and they're directing their unhappiness now toward Wall Street and toward those they think are doing too well in our society.
Jehovah had nothing to say to Moses and the others about the care of the planet. He had plenty to say about tribal loyalty and conquest.
E. O. Wilson
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.
Alexander the Great
Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
Thomas J. Watson
It is only a man's own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them. For it is these that he really and completely understands. To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of someone else's meal, like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger.
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
People striving for approval from others become phony.
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