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Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592+3
Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health.
The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.
American statesman 1809-1865+1
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
British economic historian and social reformer 1852-1883+1
As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is up to us.
German poet and philosopher 1844-1900+1
Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.
American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996+1
If we continue to accumulate only power and not wisdom, we will surely destroy ourselves.Source: Ann Druyan (2011) 354
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand 1926-+1
Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719+1
Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
American writer 1902-1983+1
No matter what our achievements might be, we think well of ourselves only in rare moments. We need people to bear witness against our inner judge, who keeps book on our shortcomings and transgressions. We need people to convince us that we are not as bad as we think we are.
Jamaican singer-songwriter 1945-1981+1
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Source: Redemption Song
The observation of others is coloured by our inability to observe ourselves impartially. We can never be impartial about anything until we can be impartial about our own organism.
The vanity of loving fine clothes and new fashion, and placing value on ourselves by them is one of the most childish pieces of folly.
Swedish diplomat 1905-19610
''To forgive oneself? No, that doesn't work: we have to be forgiven. But we can only believe this is possible if we ourselves can forgive.
French novelist, critic, and essayist 1871-19220
A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.
A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.