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
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Know thyself means this, that you get acquainted with what you know, and what you can do.
In learning to know other things, and other minds, we become more intimately acquainted with ourselves, and are to ourselves better worth knowing.
Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.
We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.
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.
Fear less, hope more. Eat less, chew more. Talk less, say more. Hate less, love more...
The happiest life is that which constantly exercises and educates what is best in us.
Be the change you want to see in your networks
If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
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