Your self-worth has nothing to do with your craft or calling, and everything to do with how you treat yourself.
We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
I trust no one, not even myself.
Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back.
Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.
If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.
We have to wake up. We have to refuse to be a clone.