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.
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.
Ones real life is often the life that one does not lead.
Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action, which is relationship.
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be.
If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
We must be our own before we can be another's.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Give a man a mask and he’ll tell you the truth.
Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
Why try to be someone you're not? Life is hard enough without adding impersonation to the skills required.
When one is pretending the entire body revolts.
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?
Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
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