It is disturbing to discover in oneself these curious revelations of the validity of the Darwinian theory. If it is true that we have sprung from the ape, there are occasions when my own spring appears not to have been very far.— Cornelia Otis Skinner
Unforgettable True To Oneself quotations
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.
Real beauty is to be true to oneself. That's what makes me feel good.
If you're able to be yourself, then you have no competition.
All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence.
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.
I have always been unsatisfied with life as most people live it.
Always I want to live more intensely and richly. why muck and conceal one's true longings and loves, when by speaking of them one might find someone to understand them, and by acting on them one might discover oneself?
Humility does not mean believing oneself to be inferior, but to be freed from self-importance. It is a state of natural simplicity which is in harmony with our true nature and allows us to taste the freshness of the present moment.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Two things you will never have to chase: true friends and true love.
True greatness consists in the use of a powerful understanding to enlighten oneself and others.
True freedom is to have power over oneself for everything.
The true birthplace is that wherein for the first time one looks intelligently upon oneself; my first homelands have been books, and to a lesser degree schools.
Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.
The soul's true greatness is in loving God and in humbling oneself in His presence, completely forgetting oneself and believing oneself to be nothing; because the Lord is great, but He is well-pleased only with the humble; He always opposes the proud.
When true self-remembering comes, one does not want to alter oneself, or others;
one somehow rises above their weaknesses and one's own. There can be no blame anywhere. One swallows what is, and becomes free.
Defining oneself is a revolutionary act, and, as described in her memoir, Janet Mock fiercely fought to free herself with exquisite bravery and sensitivity. Redefining Realness is full of hope, dreams, and determination. It is a true American girl story.
Travel and tell no one, live a true love story and tell no one, live happily and tell no one, people ruin beautiful things.
Ride the energy of your own unique spirit.
In order to remain true to oneself one ought to renounce one's party three times a day.
We-each of us-are intricately, irremovably connected to the larger universe.
It is our true home, and thinking that this physical world is all that matters is like shutting oneself up in a small closet and imagining that there is nothing else out beyond it.
True love has a habit of coming back.
True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself. False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people feel one ought to be or assume that one is.
Because the true perfection of a practical occupation consists not only in knowing the actual performance of the occupation but also in its explanation, why the work is done a in a particular way, and because the art of calculating is a practical occupation, it is clear that it is pertinent to concern oneself with the theory.
True greatness, true leadership, is achieved not by reducing men to one's service but in giving oneself in selfless service to them.
True friendship isn't about being inseparable, it's being separated
One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true or false.
True power is not in trying to gain power;
true power is in becoming power. But how to become power? It requires an attempt to make a definite change in oneself, and that change is a kind of struggle with one's false self.
One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true of false. It comes to be the dominating thought in one's mind.
Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.
One begins by plaguing oneself to no purpose in order to be true to nature, and one concludes by working quietly from one's own palette alone, and then nature is the result.
Maturity involves being honest and true to oneself, making decisions based on a conscious internal process, assuming responsibility for one's decisions, having healthy relationships with others and developing one's own true gifts. It involves thinking about one's environment and deciding what one will and won't accept.
In order to turn natural history into a true science, one would have to devote oneself to investigations capable of telling us not the particular shape of such and such an animal, but the general procedures of nature in the animal's production and preservation.
Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.
When one is pretending the entire body revolts.
If you desire to know or learn anything to your advantage, then take delight in being unknown and unregarded. A true understanding and humble estimate of oneself is the highest and most valuable of all lessons.
One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true of false. It comes to be dominating thought in one's mind.
A friend is not a true friend unless he protects his friend in his misfortune, in his absence, and at his death.
As long as one asserts oneself and is true to oneself.
When one is true to oneself, when one is authentic, one becomes true to the evolutionary thrust for self-optimization that exists within oneself and within the universe. And that evolutionary thrust is a continuous unfolding process.
I paint with a language I can call my own.
.. it takes a ruthless honesty with oneself. If one admires or is influenced by anyone else, one is not being true to oneself.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
In order to judge properly, one must get away somewhat from what one is judging, after having loved it. This is true of countries, of persons, and of oneself.
Is it true that one travels in order to know mankind? It is easier to get to know other people at home, but abroad one gets to know oneself.
To be true to oneself is the hardest test of life.
The proper aim of education is to promote significant learning.
Significant learning entails development. Development means successively asking broader and deeper questions of the relationship between oneself and the world. This is as true for first graders as graduate students, for fledging artists as graying accountants.
One would always want to think of oneself as being on the side of love, ready to recognize it and wish it well --but, when confronted with it in others, one so often resented it, questioned its true nature, secretly dismissed the particular instance as folly or promiscuity. Was it merely jealousy, or a reluctance to admit so noble and enviable a sentiment in anyone but oneself?