Quotes by self-knowledge
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Russian teacher and writer 1873-1949
A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it. This must be understood from the very beginning. One must learn from him who knows.
A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wideawake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. Going to knowledge or going to war in any other manner is a mistake, and whoever makes it will live to regret his steps.
Clare Boothe Luce
American diplomat and writer 1903-1987
A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule.
A man of knowledge chooses a path with a heart and follows it and then he looks and rejoices and laughs and then he sees and knows.
A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.
Tsjech writer and criticus 1929-
A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality.
American educator and author 1867-1963
A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can.
B. C. Forbes
American Publisher 1880-1954
A price has to be paid for success. Almost invariably those who have reached the summits worked harder and longer, studied and planned more assiduously, practiced more self-denial, overcame more difficulties than those of us who have not risen so far.
Hungarian-American actor 1882-1956
A screen actor is compensated in the knowledge that millions will see his performance at one time, where only hundreds will see it on the stage.
American pornographer 1936-2013
A self made man is a rarity and hated by the parasites that floated to fame thought their parents, relatives and contacts.
English poet 1731-1800
A self-made man? Yes, and one who worships his creator.
French philosopher 1909-1943
A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.
American academic and social critic 1947-
A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.
American statesman 1743-1826
A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high virtues of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation.
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