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    This is a very important practice. Live your daily life in a way that you never lose yourself. When you are carried away with your worries, fears, cravings, anger, and desire, you run away from yourself and you lose yourself. The practice is always to go back to oneself.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: desires  fear  live  anger  oneself  worries 
     
    If we do not know how to take care of ourselves and to love ourselves, we cannot take care of the people we love. Loving oneself is the foundation for loving another person.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: people  oneself  care  loving 
     
    All violence is injustice. Responding to violence with violence is injustice, not only to the other person but also to oneself. Responding to violence with violence resolves nothing; it only escalates violence, anger and hatred. It is only with compassion that we can embrace and disintegrate violence. This is true in relationships between individuals as well as in relationships between nations.
    — Nhat Hanh
    Confidence in oneself stems from the trust one has in knowledge.
    — Nelly Mazloum
    I went into journalism in a grandiose way. I thought maybe I'd do a little journalism whilst I write the great novel of all time you see - one has to keep oneself afloat.
    — Neal Ascherson
    tags: time  thoughts  oneself  novel  write 
     
    If one finds oneself with bread in both hands, that person should exchange one loaf for some flowers of the narcissus, because the loaf feeds the body, but the flowers feed the soul.
    — Nazr Mohammed
    tags: people  soul  oneself  body  flowers 
     
    Who one was, where one came from, what one was expected to be, the height of courage and character that were to be achieved, were woven into the fabric that linked oneself to all. . .
    — Nathan Huggins
    For the Afro-American in the 1920's being a 'New Negro' was being 'Modern'. And being an 'New Negro' meant, largely, not being an 'Old Negro', disassociating oneself from the symbols and legacy of slavery - being urbane, assertive militant.
    — Nathan Huggins
    tags: oneself  slavery 
     
    It's a question of not copying the masters, to look for something, good or bad, for oneself. To enter this liberated state of mind, one cannot copy the others.
    — Nathalie Sarraute
    tags: master  oneself  bad  questions  mind 
     
    The finest life is spent creating oneself, not procreating.
    — Natalie Clifford Barney
    tags: oneself 
     
    One is not oneself every day-fortunately.
    — Natalie Clifford Barney
    tags: oneself 
     
    The expression should come from within oneself, conveying the spiritual - something between earth and heaven. And if one runs, one should not seem to touch the ground.
    — Natalia Makarova
    Being moderate with oneself and generous with others; this is what is meant by having a just relationship with money, by being free as far as money is concerned.
    — Natalia Ginzburg
    By setting oneself totally free of constraints, free of thoughts, free of this debilitating activity called work, free of efforts, elements hidden in the texture of reality start staring at you; then mysteries that you never thought existed emerge in front of your eyes.
    — Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    Writing is the art of repeating oneself without anyone noticing.
    — Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    tags: oneself  writing 
     
    It's not good to live so much inside oneself. It's a self-imposed exile, really. It makes you different.
    — Nancy Horan
    tags: live  oneself 
     
    I believe in just doing it and not looking for excuses because who really cares in the end? No one but oneself.
    — Nancy Crow
    tags: believe  oneself  care 
     
    To pray 'your kingdom come' at Jesus' bidding meant to align oneself with his kingdom movement.
    — N. T. Wright
    tags: oneself  jesus  pray 
     
    Those who seek liberation for themselves alone cannot become fully enlightened. Though it may be said that one who is not already liberated cannot liberate others, the very process of forgetting oneself to help others is in itself liberating
    — Muso Soseki
    tags: alone  oneself  process  help 
     
    To be a gentleman is to be oneself, all of a seam, on camera and off.
    — Murray Kempton
    tags: oneself 
     
    The real purpose of the martial arts must be to purge oneself of petty ambitions and desire, to obtain control of one's own character.
    — Morihei Ueshiba
    True victory is victory over oneself.
    — Morihei Ueshiba
    tags: oneself  true  victory 
     
    Self-help must precede help from others. Even for making certain of help from heaven, one has to help oneself.
    — Morarji Desai
    tags: oneself  help  heaven 
     
    Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.
    — Morarji Desai
    tags: time  oneself 
     
    Upon discovering truth, the natural love one has for oneself expands until it encompasses the whole world. This Love removes the ego.
    — Mooji
    tags: truth  world  ego  oneself 
     
    If there is a Way involving the spirit of not being defeated, to help oneself and gain honour, it is the Way of Strategy.
    — Miyamoto Musashi
    tags: oneself  help  strategy  spirit 
     
    Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions.
    — Miriam Toews
    The terrible thing is that one cannot be a Communist and not let oneself in for the shameful act of recantation. One cannot be a Communist and preserve an iota of one's personal integrity.
    — Milovan ?ilas
    I had been reading a lot of J.G. Ballard in the 90's and was fascinated by the idea of the vapid consumer society, the erotic charge of modern life, where the consumerist things we are coveting are just another form of destroying oneself - a modern world of uncertainty, where lost souls are trying to grab onto something for sense of contentment.
    — Miles Aldridge
    Being true to oneself more often leads one toward success rather than away from it.
    — Mike Svob
    tags: oneself  true  success 
     
    Calling oneself a hero after making mistakes shouldn't earn public trust.
    — Mike Medavoy
    tags: trust  mistakes  oneself  hero 
     
    So the best marriages and the deepest relationships with God grow out of the startling discovery that there is nothing one can do to earn love, and even more startling, that there is also nothing one can do to unlearn it, or to keep oneself from being loved. This is a religious awakening that is utterly different from any other religious experience, no matter how profoundly spiritual it may seem.
    — Mike Mason
    One cannot lead a life that is truly excellent without feeling that one belongs to something greater and more permanent than oneself.
    — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
    tags: oneself 
     
    Half a century ago, the Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl wrote that happiness cannot be attained by wanting to be happy - it must come as the unintended consequence of working for a goal greater than oneself.
    — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
    To know oneself is the first step toward making flow a part of one's entire life. But just as there is no free lunch in the material economy, nothing comes free in the psychic one. If one is not willing to invest psychic energy in the internal reality of consciousness, and instead squanders it in chasing external rewards, one loses mastery of one's life, and ends up becoming a puppet of circumstances.
    — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
    Some individuals have developed such strong internal standards that they no longer need the opinion of others to judge whether they have performed a task well or not. The ability to give objective feedback to oneself is in fact the mark of the expert.
    — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
    Knowing oneself is not so much a question of discovering what is present in one's self, but rather the creation of who one wants to be.
    — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
    The most important step in emancipating oneself from social controls is the ability to find rewards in the events of each moment.
    — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
    tags: oneself  control  moment 
     
    The will, the will not ever to die, the refusal to resign oneself to death, ceaselessly builds the house of life while the keen blasts and icy winds of reason unceasingly batter at the structure and beat it down.
    — Miguel de Unamuno
    tags: death  oneself  die 
     
    To gain an overall understanding of oneself does not require looking outward - it requires the strength of looking inward.
    — Michelle Cruz
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