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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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There comes a time in the seeker's life when he discovers that he is at once the lover and the read more

There comes a time in the seeker's life when he discovers that he is at once the lover and the beloved. The aspiring soul which he embodies is the lover in him. And the transcendental Self which he reveals from within is his Beloved.

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Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant. - Conceits and Caprices.

Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant. - Conceits and Caprices.

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I have just about all I can take of myself.

I have just about all I can take of myself.

by S. Behrman Found in: All about the self Quotes,
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God expects but one thing of you, and that is that you should come out of yourself in so far read more

God expects but one thing of you, and that is that you should come out of yourself in so far as you are a created being made and let God be God in you.

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When the archer misses the mark, he turns and looks for the fault within himself. Failure to hit the bull's read more

When the archer misses the mark, he turns and looks for the fault within himself. Failure to hit the bull's eye is never the fault of the target. To improve your aim -- improve yourself.

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A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone, but only to the best discoverable read more

A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone, but only to the best discoverable course of action.

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To learn to get along without, to realize that what the world is going to demand of us may be read more

To learn to get along without, to realize that what the world is going to demand of us may be a good deal more important than what we are entitled to demand of it -- this is a hard lesson.

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If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time read more

If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.

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Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.

Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.

by Joe Clark Found in: All about the self Quotes,
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