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Katherine Mansfield

Quote of Katherine Mansfield - It is of immense importance to...

Biography - Katherine Mansfield:

New Zealand modernist and short story writer.
Born: 1888 - Died: 1923
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: New Zealand

It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.



(French, German)

Il est extrêmement important d'apprendre à rire de soi-même.

Es ist von ungeheurer Wichtigkeit, dass wir lernen, über uns selbst zu lachen.

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Since I learned to laugh at myself, I'm never bored.

Now, true humor begins when a man ceases to take himself seriously.

Just as true humor is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge of oneself.

Quotes for: to learn


Quotes for: to learn

Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”

What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.

Learning to love is why we are here.

The best means of learning to know oneself is seeking to understand others.

Quotes for: laughter


Quotes for: laughter

We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.

The most completely lost of all days is that on which one has not laughed.

A day without laughter is a day wasted.

The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.

Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.

To laugh is proper to man.

Quotes for: oneself


Quotes about oneself:

A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.

Don't forget to love yourself.

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.

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