Everything considered work is less boring than amusing oneself.
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.
It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all oneself.
To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness.
Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
We are all murderers and prostitutes - no matter to what culture society class nation one belongs no matter how normal moral or mature one takes oneself to be.
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.
One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.
The Southern whites are in many respects a great people. Looked at from a certain point of view they are picturesque. If one will put oneself in a romantic frame of mind one can admire their notions of chivalry and bravery and justice.
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
Religion promotes the divine discontent within oneself so that one tries to make oneself a better person and draw oneself closer to God.
One's own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one's Maker and no one else's.
The relationship to one's fellow man is the relationship of prayer the relationship to oneself is the relationship of striving it is from prayer that one draws the strength for one's striving.
I think poetry is best read to oneself.
To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.
It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body for instance to be over much occupied about exercise about eating and drinking about easing oneself about sexual intercourse.
And what I like about it is it makes me happy and I think it makes a lot of people happy to go to the movies and to not think about the problems of the day or the problems of tomorrow or the yesterday and just go on for the ride and have the fun of losing oneself in a fantasy.
To know oneself one should assert oneself.
I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.
Love is union with somebody or something outside oneself under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self.
To abandon oneself to principles is really to die - and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.