The final mystery is oneself. When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens star by star, there still remains oneself. Who can calculate the orbit of his own soul?
A man who is 'of sound mind' is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.
Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself.
The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.
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.
God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent.
When one is pretending the entire body revolts.
No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.
To cheat oneself out of love is the most terrible deception; it is an eternal loss for which there is no reparation, either in time or in eternity.
It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself.
Why try to be someone you're not? Life is hard enough without adding impersonation to the skills required.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
Why not be oneself? That is the whole secret of a successful appearance. If one is a greyhound, why try to look like a Pekingese?
Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
The final mystery is oneself.
Human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.
Josh Billings said, It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient one, too. Human beings have always employed an enormous variety of clever devices for running away from themselves, and the modern world is particularly rich in such stratagems.
Dignity is the reward of holding oneself accountable to conscience.
To live is to be among men, and to be among men is to struggle, a struggle not only with them but with oneself; with their passions, but also with one's own.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention.
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