Saturday, 19 October 2013

It's Reality time.

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Our ideas, like orange-plants, spread out in proportion to the size of the box which imprisons the roots.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults; look for what is good and strong and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes.
John Ruskin
In learning to know other things, and other minds, we become more intimately acquainted with ourselves, and are to ourselves better worth knowing.
Philip Gilbert Hamilton
What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself.
Hecato, Greek philosopher
It is only the very wisest and the very stupidest who cannot change.
We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.
James Freeman Clarke
To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one's own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.
Everybody wants to be somebody;
nobody wants to grow.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The happiest life is that which constantly exercises and educates what is best in us.
Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.
Herbert Otto
Heed the still small voice that so seldom leads us wrong, and never into folly.
Marquise du Deffand
Your real influence is measured by your treatment of yourself.
A. Bronson Alcott
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Abraham Maslow
If we all did the things we are capable of,
we would astound ourselves.
Thomas Edison
A man who finds no satisfaction in himself will seek for it in vain elsewhere.
La Rochefoucauld
Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours.
Swedish Proverb
Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.
Miguel de Cervantes
The best rules to form a young man are: to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it.
Sir William Temple
Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire.
Samuel Johnson

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