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    To see ourselves as others see us can be eye-opening. To see others as sharing a nature with ourselves is the merest decency. But it is from the far more difficult achievement of seeing ourselves amongst others, as a local example of the forms human life has locally taken, a case among cases, a world among worlds, that the largeness of mind, without which objectivity is self-congratulation and tolerance a sham, comes.

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He that undervalues himself will undervalue others, and he that undervalues others will oppress them.

He that undervalues himself will undervalue others, and he that undervalues others will oppress them.

by Johnson Found in: All about the self Quotes,
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I suppose I have a highly developed capacity for self-delusion, so it's no problem for me to believe that I'm read more

I suppose I have a highly developed capacity for self-delusion, so it's no problem for me to believe that I'm somebody else.

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Because of what you have done the heavens have become a part of man's world. And as you talk to read more

Because of what you have done the heavens have become a part of man's world. And as you talk to us from the Sea of Tranquillity, it inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and Tranquillity to Earth. For one priceless moment, in the whole history of man, all the people on this Earth are truly one. One in their pride in what you have done. One in our prayers that you will return safely to Earth. - To Neil Armstrong after he landed successfully on the Moon.

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I have never been contained except I made the prison.

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

by Mary Evans Found in: All about the self Quotes,
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I have just about all I can take of myself.

I have just about all I can take of myself.

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We have to look at our own inertia, insecurities, self-hate, fear that, in truth, we have nothing valuable to say. read more

We have to look at our own inertia, insecurities, self-hate, fear that, in truth, we have nothing valuable to say. When your writing blooms out of the back of this garbage compost, it is very stable. You are not running from anything. You can have a sense of artistic security. If you are not afraid of the voices inside you, you will not fear the critics outside you.

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Self discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don't talk back.

Self discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don't talk back.

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You have to know what's important and what's unimportant, for you.

You have to know what's important and what's unimportant, for you.

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One must be truthful with oneself about one's own motives, especially if one is to survive in the world. It read more

One must be truthful with oneself about one's own motives, especially if one is to survive in the world. It takes rigor, and it takes courage.

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