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Katherine Mansfield

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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.

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.

You shall learn to laugh. Now, all higher humor begins with this, that one no longer takes one's person seriously.

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

Quotes for: to learn


Quotes for: to learn

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

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.

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

When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

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.”

Quotes for: laughter


Quotes for: laughter

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.

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.

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.

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

Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.

I accept the great adventure of being me.


Katherine Mansfield also said...

I want, by understanding myself, to understand others.

Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different.

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