Thursday, May 12, 2005

Quotations about Being Yourself

Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.  ~Homer How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.  ~Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel "Be yourself" is about the worst advice you can give some people.  ~Tom Masson I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.  ~Shirley MacLaine Never be bullied into silence.  Never allow yourself to be made a victim.  Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.  ~Harvey Fierstein Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.  ~Henri Frederic Amiel I am much better employed from every point of view, when I live solely for my own satisfaction, than when I begin to worry about the world.  The world frightens me, and a frightened man is no good for anything.  ~George Gissing No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character.  ~John Morley There is just one life for each of us:  our own.  ~Euripides Never apologize for showing feeling.  When you do so, you apologize for the truth.  ~Benjamin Disraeli If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.  ~Johann von Goethe Wherever you go, go with all your heart.  ~Confucius Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?  ~Fanny Brice Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.  ~Shakti Gawain The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.  ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.  ~Samuel Johnson If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag.  ~Author Unknown At 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 All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.  ~Johann von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther, 1774 We are betrayed by what is false within.  ~George Meredith No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to


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