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.

John Steinbeck

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