We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
In learning to know other things, and other minds, we become more intimately acquainted with ourselves, and are to ourselves better worth knowing.
If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.
We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.
We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.
Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world
Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuous.
Be the change you want to see.
To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one's own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.
Fear less, hope more. Eat less, chew more. Talk less, say more. Hate less, love more...
Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth.
It is only the very wisest and the very stupidest who cannot change.
If you can dream it, you can make it so.
Our ideas, like orange-plants, spread out in proportion to the size of the box which imprisons the roots.
Your real influence is measured by your treatment of yourself.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
Yes, know thyself: in great concerns or small, be this thy care, for this, my friend, is all.
The searching-out and thorough investigation of truth ought to be the primary study of man.
The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.
If you have an hour, will you not improve that hour, instead of idling it away?
The best rules to form a young man are: to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it.
Heed the still small voice that so seldom leads us wrong, and never into folly.
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
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