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Know Thyself
- inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi

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Know thyself, and thou shalt know the Universe and God.
- Pythagoras

Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
- Hasidic Saying

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

To manage your mind, know that there is nothing,
and then relinquish all attachment to nothingness.
- Lao Tzu

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
- Benjamin Franklin

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
- Lao-Tzu

When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
- Khalil Gibran

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Do not mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future,
but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
- The Buddha

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
- Voltaire

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

Be not merely good; be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
- Mark Twain

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise,
risking more than others think is safe,
dreaming more than others think is practical,
and expecting more than others think is possible.
- Anonymous

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
- William Blake

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Dalai Lama

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
- Carl Jung

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

What you resist persists.
- Carl Jung

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain

When you keep getting the wrong answers, try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

CHOOSE with Open Mind and Open Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a Book of Riddles, with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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