"Every man, wherever he goes, is encompassed by a cloud of comforting convictions, which move with him like flies on a summer day."
Bertrand Russell (18721970)
"Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours."
Benjamin Disraeli (18041881)
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."
William James (18421910)
"There is nothing noble in being superior to others. The true nobility is being superior to your previous self."
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
Oliver Wendell Jones (18091894)
"Know thyself? If I knew myself, I'd run away."
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
Carl Jung (18751961)
"Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself."
Erich Fromm (19001980)
"No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change."
Barbara De Angelis (1951)
"What is troubling us is the tendency to believe that the mind is like a little man within."
Ludwig Wittgenstein (18891951)
"Ich kenne mich auch nicht und Gott soll mich auch davor behüten.
"I am that I am."
Exodus - 3:14
"The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely."
Carl Jung (18751961)
"It is as hard to see one's self as to look backwards without turning round."
Henry Thoreau (18171862)
"Most powerful is he who has himself in his power."
Seneca (5 B.C. 65 A.D.)
"My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality."
Oscar Wilde (18541900)
"Never think that you're not good enough... people will take you very much at your own reckoning."
Anthony Trollope (18151822)
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
Abraham Lincoln (18091865)
"We do not deal in facts when we are contemplating ourselves."
Mark Twain (18351910)
"They are able because they think they are able."
Virgil (7019 B.C.)
"The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions."
Confucius (551479 B.C.)