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Interest in the lives of others, the high evaluation of these lives, what are they but the overflow of the interest a man finds in himself, the value he attributes to his own being?

It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.

It is enough that I am of value to somebody today.

It is not easy to be a pioneer-but oh, it is fascinating! I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment, for all the riches in the world.

It is not easy to be sure that being yourself is worth the trouble, but [we do know] it is our sacred duty.

It is not the eyes of others that I am wary of, but my own.

It is only fools who keep straining at high C all their lives.

It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.

It is the duty of youth to bring its fresh powers to bear on social progress. Each generation of young people should be to the world like a vast reserve force to a tired army. They should lift the world forward. That is what they are for.

It isn't important to come out on top; what matters is to be the one who comes out alive.

It's just like magic. When you live by yourself, all your annoying habits are gone!

It's OK if you mess up. You should give yourself a break.

Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.

Learn what you are and be such.

Let a man's talents or virtues be what they may, he will only feel satisfaction as he is satisfied in himself.

Let us not forget that among [women's] rights is the right to speak freely.

Life is a very sad piece of buffoonery, because we have ... the need to fool ourselves continuously by the spontaneous creation of a reality ... which, from time to time, reveals itself to be vain and illusory.

Life, I fancy, would very often be insupportable, but for the luxury of self-compassion.

Love your self's self where it lives.

Man has to live with the body and soul which have fallen to him by chance.


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