Quotes by self-knowledge
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American statesman 1858-1919
The men and women who have the right ideals... are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty.
Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
Charles Horton Cooley
American sociologist 1864-1929
The passion of self-aggrandizement is persistent but plastic; it will never disappear from a vigorous mind, but may become morally higher by attaching itself to a larger conception of what constitutes the self.
American writer 1924-1987
The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an immediate knowledge of its ugly side.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
B. R. Ambedkar
Indian jurist, economist and politician 1891-1956
Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.
Charles Caleb Colton
English writer 1780-1832
We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.
Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it -this is knowledge.
French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
Without knowledge, life is not more than the shadow of death.
German philosopher 1788-1860
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Bobbie Ann Mason
American novelist and short story writer
'In Country' is about a high school girl's quest for knowledge about her father, who died in Vietnam just before she was born.
English sociologist and economist 1858-1943
... if I had been a man, self-respect, family pressure and the public opinion of my class would have pushed me into a money-making profession; as a mere woman I could carve out a career of disinterested research.
Irish-American political journalist and writer 1941-2012
A ''just war'' is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under whose shelter every abomination can be committed with a clear conscience.
English writer 1894-1963
A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.
Robert A. Heinlein
American science fiction writer 1907-1988
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
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