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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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Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.”
Robert Green Ingersoll
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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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When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment.”
Oscar Wilde
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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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To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”
Henri Bergson
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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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We discover in ourselves what others hide from us and we recognize in others what we hide from ourselves.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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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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Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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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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"Know yourself" is the whole of science. Only at the end of the perception of all things will man have recognized himself. For things are only the borders of man.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - The Dawn
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