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Quotes for: oneself




A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
Seneca - De Vita Beata  






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






The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
Michel de Montaigne - Essays  






It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims  






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






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






To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson  






To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
Henri Bergson - Creative Evolution  



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




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  






Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man's self; and where there is no comparison, no envy.
Francis Bacon  






I accept the great adventure of being me.
Simone de Beauvoir  



I accept the great adventure of being me.




The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.
Albert Einstein  






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






There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.
Salvador Dalí  






Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.
Confucius  






When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment.
Oscar Wilde - The soul of man under socialism  



When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment.




Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Laozi  






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  






Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde ? - Quotation of uncertain origin  






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  






I is another.
Arthur Rimbaud  






Demand much from yourself, little from others, and you will prevent discontent.
Confucius  






He who knows the art of living with oneself ignores boredom.
Desiderius Erasmus  






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  






At any moment you choose you can retire within yourself. Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations  






Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
Sigmund Freud  






Don't forget to love yourself.
Soren Kierkegaard  



Don't forget to love yourself.




It often happens that we are respected in proportion as we respect ourselves.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims  






Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi  



Be the change that you wish to see in the world.

Image attribution  Background photo by Bryan Minear on Unsplash





He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations  










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