Self Awareness

Sogyal Rinpoche quote – Never left in silence

"We believe in a personal, unique, and separate identity — but if we dare to examine it, we find that this identity depends entirely on an endless collection of things to prop it up: our name, our “biography,” our partners, ...
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François de La Rochefoucauld Quote – Memory

"Why is our memory good enough to recall to the last detail things that have happened to us, yet not good enough to recall how often we have told them to the same person?" - François de La Rochefoucauld ...
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Barbara Sher quote – You know what to do

"Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do — can love things that no one else can love. We are like violins. We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music. You ...
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Barbara Kingsolver quote – figure out what you have to say

"Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer." - Barbara Kingsolver ...
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Tom Masson quote – be yourself

“Be yourself” is about the worst advice you can give some people. - Tom Masson ...
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Margaret Atwood quote – If you refuse to own yourself

"You refuse to own yourself, you permit others to do it for you." - Margaret Atwood ...
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Friedrich Nietzsche quote – no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning ...
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G.K. Chesterton Quote – How Much Larger Life Would Be

"How much larger your life would be if your self could become smaller in it; if you could really look at other men with common curiosity and pleasure; if you could see them walking as they are in their sunny ...
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Peace Pilgrim quote – It’s as though we have two selves

"It’s as though we have two selves or two natures or two wills with two contrary viewpoints.... Your lower self sees you as the center of the universe — your higher self sees you as a cell in the body ...
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Winston Churchill Quote – Criticism Is Necessary

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” - Winston Churchill ...
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