There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.
Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.
Insist on yourself. Never imitate.
When law and duty are one, united by religion, you never become fully conscious, fully aware of yourself. You are always a little less than an individual.
But the real secret to total gorgeousness is to believe in yourself, have self confindence, and try to be secure in your decisions and thoughts.
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
When you pray purify your intelligence and it becomes your wisdom. Purify yourself completely and you become one with whole.
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
You are only afraid if you are not in harmony with yourself. People are afraid because they have never owned up to themselves.
You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself.
When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.
It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.
If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.
When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.
Try to realize it's all within yourself no one else can make you change, and to see you're only very small and life flows on within you and without you.
Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe.
If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself.
Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.
You don't worry about being liked. You have to be yourself.
The bonds that unite another person to our self exist only in our mind.
Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.