How much do I want to read more? 7/10
A very nice collection of quotes.
I particularly like the ones about solitude and rising oneself.
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
The advantage of solitude
When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death—ourselves.
-— EDA LESHAN
We visit others as a matter of social obligation. How long has it been since we have visited with ourselves?
-— MORRIS ADLER
Solitude is a good place to visit but a poor place to stay.
—- JOSH BILLINGS
The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait until the other is ready.
—- HENRY DAVID THOREAU
What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.
-— ELLEN BURSTYN
THE RIGHT MEASURE OF HIMSELF
We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do.
-— MARTHA GRIMES
What we must decide is how we are valuable rather than how valuable we are.
—- EDGAR Z. FRIEDENBERG
Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.
-— DORIS MORTMAN
If we have our own “why” of life, we can bear almost any “how.”
—- FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
When one is out of touch with oneself, one cannot touch others.
—- ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
—- CARL G. JUNG
Our opinion of people depends less upon what we see in them than upon what they make us see in ourselves.
—- SARAH GRAND
I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man I have ever met!
—- DWIGHT L. MOODY
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something that one finds. It is something one creates.
—- THOMAS SZASZ
You have to start knowing yourself so well that you begin to know other people. A piece of us is in every person we can ever meet.
—- JOHN D. MACDONALD
The best vision is insight.
—- MALCOLM S. FORBES
Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.
—- ST. AUGUSTINE
If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.
—- JAMES A. MICHENER
No sooner do we think we have assembled a comfortable life than we find a piece of ourselves that has no place to fit in.
—- GAIL SHEEHY
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
—- HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Often we change jobs, friends and spouses instead of ourselves.
—- AKBARALI H. JETHA
Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself.
—- LEO TOLSTOY
SO SOOTHING TO OUR SELF-ESTEEM
A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself.
—- AXEL MUNTHE
Misfortunes one can endure—they come from outside; they are accidents. But to suffer for one’s own faults—ah, there is the sting of life.
—- OSCAR WILDE
The most difficult secret for a man to keep is the opinion he has of himself.
—- MARCEL PAGNOL
We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our worst enemies.
—- RODERICK THORP
A human being’s first responsibility is to shake hands with himself.
—- HENRY WINKLER
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
—- HAIM GINOTT
We probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do.
—- OLIN MILLER
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
—- HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
Lack of something to feel important about is almost the greatest tragedy a man may have.
—- ARTHUR E. MORGAN
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
—- ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL
A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent.
—- REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR