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    oneself Quotes

    Retracing the various episodes of one's life, one is disconcerted to discover that one was not as noble as one thought oneself at the time.
    — Phyllis Bentley
    tags: time  thoughts  oneself  noble 
    Loving oneself isn't hard, when you understand who and what 'yourself' is. It has nothing to do with the shape of your face, the size of your eyes, the length of your hair or the quality of your clothes. It's so beyond all of those things and it's what gives life to everything about you. Your own self is such a treasure.
    — Phylicia Rashad
    tags: self  oneself  eyes  loving  quality 
    always thinks of the other; ego thinks only of oneself. Love is always considerate; ego is absolutely inconsiderate. Ego has only one language and that is of self. Ego always uses the other; love is ready to be used, love is ready to serve.
    — Philip Toshio Sudo
    tags: self  language  ego  oneself 
    For discipline is imposed not just on oneself but on those in one's orbit.
    — Philip Roth
    Originality is being different from oneself, not others.
    — Philip Larkin
    tags: oneself 
    To suppress the grief, the pain, is to condemn oneself to a living death. Living fully means feeling fully; it means becoming completely one with what you are experiencing and not holding it at arm's length.
    — Philip Kapleau
    tags: death  pain  living  grief  oneself 
    Probably the most potent desire for a painter, an image-maker, is to see it. To see what the mind can think and imagine, to realize it for oneself, through oneself, as concretely as possible.
    — Philip Guston
    tags: desires  oneself  mind  imagine 
    The things I felt... about certain painters of the past that... inspired me, like Cezanne and Manet... that complete losing of oneself in the work to such an extent that the work itself... felt as if a living organism was posited there on the canvas, on this surface... That's truly... the act of creation.
    — Philip Guston
    tags: work  living  past  creation  oneself 
    If, as Marshall McLuhan once taught us, the medium is the message, then Derfner's medium-this lovely, discursive amalgamation of wit and smarts-is indeed his message about how to stay happy, sane, and honest in whatever situation one finds oneself in.
    — Philip Gambone
    tags: oneself  media 
    When making public policy decisions about new technologies for the Government, I think one should ask oneself which technologies would best strengthen the hand of a police state. Then, do not allow the Government to deploy those technologies.
    — Phil Zimmermann
    Becoming a vegetarian is not merely a symbolic gesture. Nor is it an attempt to isolate oneself from the ugly realities of the world, to keep oneself pure and so without responsibility for the cruelty and carnage all around. Becoming a vegetarian is a highly practical and effective step one can take toward ending both the killing of nonhuman animals and the infliction of suffering on them.
    — Peter Singer
    The Zen expression "Kill the Buddha!" means to kill any concept of the Buddha as something apart from oneself.
    — Peter Matthiessen
    tags: oneself  buddha 
    The fear for oneself, that one can do something about. Upon it one can turn the light of awareness. But when one is no longer worrying about oneself, then the fear comes for other people and, after that, for the world. There are no fearless people, only fearless moments.
    — Peter Høeg
    I no longer think that learning how to manage people, especially subordinates, is the most important for executives to learn. I am teaching above all else, how to manage oneself.
    — Peter Drucker
    The need to manage oneself is creating a revolution in human affairs.
    — Peter Drucker
    The best penance is to have patience with the sorrows God permits. A very good penance is to dedicate oneself to fulfill the duties of everyday with exactitude and to study and work with all our strength.
    — Peter Damian
    To extend oneself does not necessarily mean to have an erection.
    — Perry Brass
    tags: oneself 
    The guitar, by its very nature, the nature of its sound, by the soft nuance of its powerful and ancient voice, by the magic of the tone, goes directly to the part of oneself where love is felt. When I hear the sound of the guitar, it goes to some part inside of me that opens the door that holds feelings of love and everything that is beautiful which lives inside of me.
    — Pepe Romero
    There's nothing more important on our spiritual path than developing gentleness to oneself.
    — Pema Chodron
    tags: oneself  spiritual  path 
    The root of compassion, is compassion for oneself.
    — Pema Chodron
    In art one is usually totally alone with oneself.
    — Paula Modersohn-Becker
    tags: alone  oneself 
    What is going on now, or should happen in one or two generations, is the disintegration of the world. Real time 'live' technologies, cyberreality, will permit the incorporation of the world within oneself. One will be able to read the entire world, just like during the Gulf War. And I will have become the world. The body of the world and my body will be one.
    — Paul Virilio
    tags: time  live  world  oneself  body  real  war  read  technology 
    There is a French expression that says: to be exposed to an accident, to cross a street without looking at the cars means exposing oneself to be run over. This is more than a play with words, it's fundamental.
    — Paul Virilio
    The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
    — Paul Valery
    The folly of mistaking oneself for an oracle is built right into us.
    — Paul Valery
    tags: oneself  right 
    Your manner of life now is already determining your life in those years of old age and retirement, without your realizing it even, and perhaps without your giving enough thought to it. One must therefore prepare oneself for retirement.
    — Paul Tournier
    tags: thoughts  oneself  age  giving  year 
    Christian faith does not involve repressing one's anxiety in order to appear strong. On the contrary, it means recognizing one's weakness, accepting the inward truth about oneself, confessing one's anxiety, and still to believe, that is to say that the Christian puts his trust not in his own strength, but in the grace of God.
    — Paul Tournier
    The real meaning of travel, like that of a conversation by the fireside, is the discovery of oneself through contact with other people, and its condition is self-commitment in the dialogue.
    — Paul Tournier
    Only by taking responsibility for oneself, to the greatest extent possible, can one ever be free, and only a free person can make responsible choices - between right and wrong, saving and spending, giving or taking.
    — Paul Ryan
    Blankly expressing oneself can be stronger than words.
    — Paul Morabito
    tags: oneself 
    Life must always go on and Yoga is not about an escape from life. Yoga's about a way of dealing with life more effectively; to be able to involve oneself with one's family, one's friends, one's social commitments, one's job and yet at the same time maintain one's centre.
    — Paul Harvey
    Let me formulate the artistic disposition as follows: it is reacting with one's ideal to the flaw in oneself and in the world, and somehow making that reaction formation solid enough in the medium so that it indeed becomes an improved bit of real world for others.
    — Paul Goodman
    tags: world  oneself  real  media 
    Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!
    — Paul Gauguin
    tags: time  oneself 
    But I owe something to Vincent, and that is, in the consciousness of having been useful to him, the confirmation of my own original ideas about painting. And also, at difficult moments, the remembrance that one finds others unhappier than oneself.
    — Paul Gauguin
    In art one is concerned with the condition of the spirit for three quarters of the time; one must therefore care for oneself if he wishes to make something great and lasting.
    — Paul Gauguin
    tags: oneself  wishes  care  spirit 
    One does not substitute oneself for the past, one merely adds to it a new link.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: past  oneself  substitute 
    One had to immerse oneself in one's surroundings and intensely study nature or one's subject to understand how to recreate it.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: nature  oneself 
    One must see one's model correctly and experience it in the right way; and furthermore express oneself forcibly and with distinction.
    — Paul Cezanne
    It's unnecessary and destructive to think of oneself at all. People ask me, 'What do you think of yourself as?' My answer is, 'Nothing.
    — Paul Bowles
    tags: people  oneself 
    Questions are a burden to others; answers are a prison for oneself.
    — Patrick McGoohan
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