The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
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.
Give a man a mask and he’ll tell you the truth.
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?
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
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.
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be.
I wish I could show you...the astonishing light of your own being.
If one is a greyhound, why try to look like a Pekingese?
If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
We must be our own before we can be another's.
Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
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.
God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
A man who is 'of sound mind' is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.
When one is pretending, the entire body revolts.
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