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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde
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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
Leo Tolstoy
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It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.”
Katherine Mansfield
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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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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.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man's self; and where there is no comparison, no envy.”
Francis Bacon
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There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.”
Salvador Dalí
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The best means of learning to know oneself is seeking to understand others.”
André Gide
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Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.”
Laozi
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There is no higher rule than that over oneself, over one's impulses: there is the triumph of free will.”
Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom
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Let us see to it that all time belongs to us. This, however, cannot be unless first of all our own selves begin to belong to us.”
Seneca - Epistulae morales ad Lucilium
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Demand much from yourself, little from others, and you will prevent discontent.”
Confucius
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He who knows the art of living with oneself ignores boredom.”
Desiderius Erasmus
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To act freely is to retake possession of oneself; it is to place oneself back in pure duration.”
Henri Bergson - Time and Free Will: An Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness
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Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”
Sigmund Freud
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Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi
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Be the change that you wish to see in the world.

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He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.”
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations
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It is not permitted to the most equitable of men to be a judge in his own cause.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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I went in search of myself.”
Heraclitus of Ephesus
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How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”
Laozi
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Don't forget to love yourself.”
Soren Kierkegaard
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A friend is, as it were, a second self.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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If you want to live in peace with yourself, you have to accept yourself as you are.”
Selma Lagerlöf
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Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”
Oscar Wilde
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Just as true humor is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge of oneself.”
Alan Watts
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