Personal Quotes - Help Make Life Real For You
What follows are various personal quotes to help lighten the mode but also to offer insight and encouragement.
There are many quotes on persona and quotes about our persona available elsewhere. Here I hope these 'personal' quotations help you in your quest to boost your life and/or provide a few moments of wisdom and insight into life.
I hope you enjoy them and benefit from them.
Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal. Lionel Trilling
What you can see, yet can not see over, is as good as infinite. Thomas Carlyle
The first duty in life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is no one has yet discovered. Oscar Wilde
As he thinketh in his heart so is he. Bible, Proverbs 23:7
Everything is funny as long as it is happening to someone else. Will Rogers
Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue. La Rochefoucauld
There is no ache more deadly than the striving to be onself. Yevgenty Vinokurov
The greatest of victories is the victory over oneself. The Dhammapada
We are all serving a life-sentence in the dungeon of self. Cyril Connolly
He that jokes confesses. Italian proverb
Unless you enter the tiger's den you cannot take the cubs. Japanese proverb
Rain beats a leopard's skin, but it does not wash out the spots. Ashanti proverb
From my notebooks:
The following are taken from my notebooks. They will I hope complement the quotations given above as well as reveal a little more about my life and my thinking about life.
Some are idle thoughts and comments on life and the life we lead. Others could one day be developed further into articles or reports. I feel that they are related to the 'personal quotes' theme.
'Personal' quotes - from my notebooks
Don't be anonymous. Don't be lost because you are not. You're a human being and special. Realize it and act like you are special.
Sleepless nights analysing my own mistakes. Fear of failure would not allow me to enjoy life. But the penny finally dropped. That I could not go on being the way I was.
Worried about what others think about you?
You may feel you are doing this in isolation so what can it achieve. Don't miss the point. What you are. Who you are and how you interact. With the world is your own contribution to life. Make it count. Make it happen. Make a real contribution. And how you feel - that life is truly worthwhile.
Never let yourself be the victim. Self belief is the key. Do the right thing - in your heart do the right thing. And you will never be the victim to you. And you are the one that is important here.
If you want to make a change put some effort in and mean it.
Don't curb your enthusiasm.
Loyal, trustworthy, a person of integrity. People will respond to your genuineness and sincerity. A good character.
Don't seek out the accolades. Quietly get on with helping others and you will help yourself at the same time.
No one knows you like you do.
I hope you have enjoyed this 'personal quotes' page, and enjoy the rest of the website. Martin