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An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.

Tags: Infallible, Tiger  ✍ Author: Konrad Adenauer

As we know, forgiveness of oneself is the hardest of all the forgivenesses.

Tags: Hardest  ✍ Author: Joan Baez

The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat oneself.

Tags: Cheat, Worst  ✍ Author: Gamaliel Bailey

The advantage of doing one's praising for oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places.

Tags: Advantage, Places  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

To know oneself, one should assert oneself.

Tags: Assert, Motivational  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

To live is to feel oneself lost.

Tags: Lost  ✍ Author: Jose Ortega y Gasset

One must not believe any of those mythologies about oneself as an artist.

Tags: Artist  ✍ Author: Anil Kapoor

One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.

Tags: Sad, Sadness  ✍ Author: Jackie Kennedy

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.

Tags: Dare, Lose  ✍ Author: Soren Kierkegaard

Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.

Tags: Boredom, Evil  ✍ Author: Soren Kierkegaard

Never let oneself be guided by the opinion of one's contemporaries. Continue steadfastly on one's way.

Tags: Continue, Opinion  ✍ Author: Gustav Mahler

It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by praise.

Tags: Praise, Train  ✍ Author: W. Somerset Maugham

Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.

Tags: Best, Faith  ✍ Author: Michelangelo

Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.

Tags: Means, Talking  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved.

Tags: Difficult, Loved  ✍ Author: Pablo Picasso

As one grows older one becomes more critical of oneself and less of other people.

Tags: Less, Older  ✍ Author: Basil Rathbone

Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.

Tags: Desire, Treated  ✍ Author: Francois de La Rochefoucauld

If one is reported as having set up camp overseas, it's as if one has made oneself unavailable.

Tags: Camp, Overseas  ✍ Author: Julian Sands

To keep oneself safe does not mean to bury oneself.

Tags: Keep, Mean  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself.

Tags: Rebounds, Violence  ✍ Author: Mike Tyson

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.

Tags: Science, Spring  ✍ Author: Paul Valery

Observing humans and observing oneself yields a clear-minded starting point for literature.

Tags: Literature, Point  ✍ Author: Gao Xingjian

Envy is an insult to oneself.

Tags: Envy, Insult  ✍ Author: Yevgeny Yevtushenko

In a democracy one must have the right to express oneself and that's what I do, even if it displeases.

Tags: Democracy, Express  ✍ Author: Brigitte Bardot

To be a great man and a saint for oneself, that is the only important thing.

Tags: Great, Saint  ✍ Author: Charles Baudelaire
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To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object.

Tags: Object, Passive  ✍ Author: Simone de Beauvoir

It is in spending oneself that one becomes rich.

Tags: Rich, Spending  ✍ Author: Sarah Bernhardt

One should make morals judgements for oneself.

Tags: Judgements, Morals  ✍ Author: Kathryn Bigelow

Freeing oneself from words is liberation.

Tags: Liberation, Words  ✍ Author: Tom Bodett

One does not substitute oneself for the past, one merely adds to it a new link.

Tags: Link, Past  ✍ Author: Paul Cezanne

The older one gets the more one comes to resemble oneself.

Tags: Older, Resemble  ✍ Author: Maurice Chevalier

What comes from oneself, is nearly from no one. There is only me as a link.

Tags: Link, Nearly  ✍ Author: Amy Childs

To Live signifies to believe and hope - to lie and to lie to oneself.

Tags: Hope, Lie  ✍ Author: Emile M. Cioran

If it was necessary to tolerate in other people everything that one permits oneself, life would be unbearable.

Tags: Life, Necessary  ✍ Author: Georges Courteline

Perfecting oneself is as much unlearning as it is learning.

Tags: Learning, Perfecting  ✍ Author: Edsger Dijkstra

Not to like ice cream is to show oneself uninterested in food.

Tags: Food, Show  ✍ Author: Joseph Epstein

It is always the instantaneous reaction to oneself that produces a photograph.

Tags: Photograph, Reaction  ✍ Author: Robert Frank

Things are not as we would like them to be. There is only one way to deal with it, namely to try and be all right oneself.

Tags: Deal, Try  ✍ Author: Anna Freud

Nothing is harder than to accept oneself.

Tags: Accept, Harder  ✍ Author: Max Frisch

I think it's important for one to take a certain distance from oneself.

Tags: Distance  ✍ Author: Vaclav Havel

Craving, not having, is the mother of a reckless giving of oneself.

Tags: Giving, Mother  ✍ Author: Eric Hoffer

One has to devote oneself to a particular pursuit. To be successful at anything, you have to make a total commitment to it.

Tags: Commitment, Successful  ✍ Author: Donald Johanson

One creates oneself.

Tags: Creates  ✍ Author: George Jones

To throw oneself to the side of the oppressed is the only dignified thing to do in life.

Tags: Life, Side  ✍ Author: Edwin Markham

Every duty is a charge, but the charge of oneself is the root of all others.

Tags: Duty, Others  ✍ Author: Mike Melville

My clothes don't make one a different person, just more of oneself.

Tags: Clothes  ✍ Author: Bibhu Mohapatra

It's dangerous to assert oneself.

Tags: Assert, Dangerous  ✍ Author: Jeanne Moreau

There are things one must do for oneself.

 ✍ Author: Robert Mugabe

To know oneself is to disbelieve utopia.

Tags: Disbelieve, Utopia  ✍ Author: Michael Novak

To convince oneself that one has the right to live decently takes time.

Tags: Takes, Time  ✍ Author: Evita Peron

The whole problem of the sound-work is distancing oneself from the dramatic.

Tags: Problem, Whole  ✍ Author: Pierre Schaeffer

In France one must adapt oneself to the fragrance of a urinal.

Tags: Adapt, France  ✍ Author: Gertrude Stein

The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.

Tags: Accept, Courage  ✍ Author: Paul Tillich

Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood.

Tags: Advantage, Others  ✍ Author: Lionel Trilling

Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.

Tags: Deceiving, Difficult  ✍ Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein

Employ oneself upon trifling professional matters which others could do.

Tags: Matters, Others  ✍ Author: James Wyatt

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