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to be nobody-but-myself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make me everybody else means, read more

to be nobody-but-myself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make me everybody else means, to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.

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If you load responsibility on a man unworthy of it he will always betray himself.

If you load responsibility on a man unworthy of it he will always betray himself.

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My importance to the world is relatively small. On the other hand, my importance to myself is tremendous. I am read more

My importance to the world is relatively small. On the other hand, my importance to myself is tremendous. I am all I have to work with, to play with, to suffer and to enjoy. It is not the eyes of others that I am wary of, but of my own. I do not intend to let myself down more than I can possibly help, and I find that the fewer illusions I have about myself or the world around me, the better company I am for myself.

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One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you read more

One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.

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You are wholly complete and your success in life will be in direct proportion to your ability to accept this read more

You are wholly complete and your success in life will be in direct proportion to your ability to accept this truth about you.

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If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.

If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.

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A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. [Luke 12:15].

A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. [Luke 12:15].

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Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties. You will have noticed in daily life that when people read more

Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties. You will have noticed in daily life that when people are inquisitive they nearly always have bad memories and are usually stupid at bottom.

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As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as read more

As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as those that have just turned saints.

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