Every now and then we stumble upon an phrase or words of wisdom that are
exactly what we need to give us that boost.
I have assembled a collection of inspirational quotes on life, the
human condition, and "the self" which I have found uplifting
and pertain to the Essential
Near the bottom is a link to more inspiring verses and insights.
others is intelligence;
Knowing yourself is true wisdom
Mastering others is strength;
Mastering yourself is true power. Lao Tzu
Real confidence comes from knowing and accepting yourself - your
strengths and your limitations - in contrast to depending on
confirmation from others. Judith M. Bardwick
Ninety percent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing
themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real
Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to
ourselves. Sydney J. Harris
If we did all the things we are capable of, we would astound
ourselves. Thomas Edison
When we all think alike, no one has to think at all.
Learn to live with self and you will learn to live with others.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're
supposed to help you discover who you are. Bernice Johnson Reagon
The greatest thing is, at any moment, to be willing to give up who
we are in order to become all that we can be.
Max De Pree
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. Joseph
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and
holding on. Havelock Ellis
By three methods we may learn wisdom:
First by reflection which is noblest;
Second by imitation which is easiest;
And third by experience, which is bitterest. Confucius
Life is the sum of all your choices. Albert Camus
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never
beginning to live.
Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original
dimensions. Oliver Wendell Homes
me every hour of the light and the dark is a miracle, every cubic inch
of space is a miracle. Walt
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you
hold well. Josh Billings
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more
useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw
It is not the length of life, but the depth of life. Ralph
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. Ralph
vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
Who looks outside, dreams.
Who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung
We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make our world. Suddhartha Guatama Buddha
If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being,
you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life. Abraham Maslow
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can. John
He that leaveth nothing to chance will do few things ill, but he
will do very few things. George Savile Halifax
is the first requisite to great undertakings. Samuel Johnson
If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that
the world will not raise your price. Anonymous
Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life
seems most challenging. Joseph Campbell.
Always remember that you are absolutely unique.
Just like everyone else. Margaret Mead
bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only
once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a
marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be
put together a second
time. Friedrich Nietzsche
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final
buzzer sounds. Larry
Each of us is meant to have a character all our own, to be what no
other can exactly be, and do what no other can exactly do. William
They can because they think they can. Virgil
Heaven never helps the man who will not act. Sophocles
The searching-out and thorough investigation of truth ought to be
the primary study of man. Cicero
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I
don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world
are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want,
and if they can't find them make them. George Bernard Shaw
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it
goes on. Robert
proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the
pessimist fears this is true. James Branch Cabell
When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always
tempted to ask, "Compared to what?" Sydney J. Harris