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The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

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To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily.
Not to dare is to lose oneself.
- Soren Kierkegaard

These are the keys to a great life...
taking oneself lightly, forgiveness, and acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The acceptance of oneself is
the essence of the whole moral problem
and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

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To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

To know how to free oneself is nothing;
the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.
- Andre Gide

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


 

One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself,
but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
- George Orwell

Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.
- Lao Tzu

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.
- Jessamyn West

When you are alone you are not alone,
you are simply lonely -
and there is a tremendous difference
between loneliness and aloneness.
When you are lonely you are thinking of the other,
you are missing the other.
Loneliness is a negative state.
You are feeling that it would have been
better if the other were there -
your friend, your wife, your mother,
your beloved, your husband.
It would have been good if the other
were there, but the other is not.
Loneliness is absence of the other.
Aloneness is the presence of oneself.
Aloneness is very positive.
It is a presence, overflowing presence.
You are so full of presence
that you can fill the whole universe
with your presence and there is no need for anybody.
- Osho

Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind;
it requires the same effort of the brain
that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
- Helen Keller

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery,
a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a
spring of capital truths,
and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
- Paul Valery

A quotation is a handy thing to have about,
saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

One can not love without opening oneself,
and opening oneself, that's taking the risk of suffering.
One does not have control.
- Isabelle Adjani

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
- Jean Anouilh

To understand is to forgive, even oneself.
- Alexander Chase

Real beauty is to be true to oneself.
That's what makes me feel good.
- Laetitia Casta

Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks
in building any successful venture.
- Lydia M. Child

To accuse others for one's own misfortunes
is a sign of want of education.
To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun.
To accuse neither oneself nor others
shows that one's education is complete.
- Epictetus

Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
- Michelangelo

One's own religion is after all
a matter between oneself
and one's Maker and no one else's.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Testing oneself is best when done alone.
- Jimmy Carter

When one gets angry, it is always angry AT someone -
perhaps a friend or spouse, perhaps a stranger,
perhaps the nameless "they" - "those people at the bank wronged me,"
perhaps God, or perhaps oneself.
In any case, when one gets angry,
they want to find someone to be "responsible" for what happened.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

To convince oneself that one has the right to live decently takes time.
- Evita Peron

The contemplative life is often miserable.
One must act more, think less, and not watch oneself live.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Never let oneself be guided by the opinion of one's contemporaries.
Continue steadfastly on one's way.
- Gustav Mahler

Life at any time can become difficult:
life at any time can become easy.
It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.
- Morarji Desai

Envy is an insult to oneself.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

A golden rule: to leave an incomplete image of oneself.
- Emile M. Cioran

One does afford oneself the luxury to come into the studio and all day,
every day, spend one's life making aesthetic propositions.
What an immense luxury.
- Anish Kapoor

It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected
by censure than by praise.
- W. Somerset Maugham

One should make morals judgements for oneself.
- Kathryn Bigelow

It is always the instantaneous reaction to oneself
that produces a photograph.
- Robert Frank

There is no excellence without labor.
One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

I can only say that one's individual situation is more
real and important to oneself than the devastations
of fates and empires especially when they do not vitally affect oneself.
- Isaac Rosenberg

One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others.
- Moliere

A complete life may be one ending in so full an identification
with the oneself that there is no self left to die.
- Bernard Berenson

Discipline in art is a fundamental struggle to understand oneself,
as much as to understand what one is drawing.
- Henry Moore

Every good man progressively becomes God.
To become God, to be man, and to educate oneself,
are expressions that are synonymous.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others
the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.
- Bertrand Russell

In France one must adapt oneself to the fragrance of a urinal.
- Gertrude Stein

If one is reported as having set up camp overseas,
it's as if one has made oneself unavailable.
- Julian Sands

It is in spending oneself that one becomes rich.
- Sarah Bernhardt

One must not believe any of those mythologies about oneself as an artist.
- Anish Kapoor

To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved.
- Pablo Picasso

Employ oneself upon trifling professional matters which others could do.
- James Wyatt

To know oneself is to disbelieve utopia.
- Michael Novak

To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
- Bruce Lee

The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because
it is invested with so much of oneself.
It is a mystery, containing, like all mysteries,
the possibility of torment.
- James A. Baldwin

I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art
of talking about oneself.
- Stephen Fry

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority,
but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
- Marcus Aurelius

Love is union with somebody, or something,
outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the
separateness and integrity of one's own self.
- Erich Fromm

Every duty is a charge, but the charge of oneself is the root of all others.
- Mencius

The human contribution is the essential ingredient.
It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.
- Ethel Percy Andrus

To congratulate oneself on one's warm commitment to the environment,
or to peace, or to the oppressed, and think no more
is a profound moral fault.
- Robert Conquest

Not to like ice cream is to show oneself uninterested in food.
- Joseph Epstein

As one grows older one becomes more critical of oneself
and less of other people.
- Basil Rathbone

To abandon oneself to principles is really to die -
and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love.
- Albert Camus

One may speak about anything on earth with fire,
with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks
about oneself with avidity.
- Ivan Turgenev

As a painter today you have to work without that essential platform.
But if one does not deceive oneself and accepts this lack of certainty,
other things may come into play.
- Bridget Riley

Offspring, the due performance on religious rites,
faithful service, highest conjugal happiness and heavenly
bliss for the ancestors and oneself,
depend on one's wife alone.
- Guru Nanak

One must know oneself.
If this does not serve to discover truth,
it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
- Blaise Pascal

Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
- Iris Murdoch

In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep,
one must above all be a sheep oneself.
- Albert Einstein

Money can add very much to one's ability to lead a constructive life,
not only pleasant for oneself, but, hopefully,
beneficial to others.
- David Rockefeller

I sometimes wonder if the inability to find oneself
makes one seek oneself in other people,
in characters.
- John Cazale

One does not kill oneself for love of a woman,
but because love - any love - reveals us in our nakedness,
our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness.
- Cesare Pavese

One could look over the past century and ask oneself,
has the increased longevity been good,
bad or indifferent?
- Leon Kass

To busy oneself with what is futile when one can do something useful,
to attend to what is simple when one has the mettle
to attempt what is difficult,
is to strip talent of its dignity.
- Jose Marti


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