Sunday, 15 April 2012

Mediocrity Knows Nothing Higher

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius. ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle #quote

This above all: to your own self be true. ~ Shakespeare #quote

Sitting quietly / doing nothing / spring comes / and the grass grows by itself. ~ #Zen #Poem #quote

The universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: matter, energy, and enlightened self~interest. ~ G'kar, Babylon 5 #quote

It's alright letting yourself go as long as you can get yourself back. ~ Mick Jagger #quote

At any moment the tension inside you was liable to translate itself into some visible symptom. ~ George Orwell, 1984 #quote

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose. ~ Dr. Seuss #quote

Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed. ~ C. S. Lewis #quote

Self-importance is our greatest enemy.  ~ Carlos Castaneda #quote

To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder. ~ M. C. Escher #quote

For myself I am an optimist ~ it does not seem to be much use to be anything else. ~ Winston S. Churchill #quote

You wouldn't recognize a cunning plan if it painted itself blue & danced around naked singing 'cunning plans are here again'. ~ C. Clare #quote

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. ~ Karl Marx #quote

I always give myself such very good advice, but I very seldom follow it. ~ Alice In Wonderland #linesfrommovies

What you see in yourself is what you see in the world. ~ #Proverb from Afghanistan

First mend yourself, and then mend others. ~ Jewish #Proverb

If you wish to drown, do not torture yourself with shallow water. ~ #Proverb from Bulgaria

Picture yourself in a boat on a river with tangerine trees and marmalade skies.  ~ The Beatles #lyrics

All propaganda has to be popular & has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach ~ Adolf Hitler #quote

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. ~ Jung #quote

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. ~ Siddhārtha Gautama #quote
Sir, I admit to your general rule that every poet is a fool. But you yourself may serve to show it that not every fool is a poet. ~ A. Pope #quote

I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. ~ Lucille Ball #quote

A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself. ~ Samuel Johnson #quote

'I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, Sir,' said Alice, 'because I'm not myself you see.' ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland #quote

He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man. ~ Dr. Seuss #quote

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. ~ Nelson Mandela #quote


The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself. ~ Mark Twain #quote

Be yourself, don't take anyone's shit, and never let them take you alive ~ Gerard Way #quote

I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world. ~ Albert Camus #quote

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. ~ Aldous Huxley #quote

I wanted only to live in accord with the promptings which came from my true self. Why was that so very difficult?"  ~ Hermann Hesse #quote

Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.  ~ Rita Mae Brown #quote


We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt #quote

Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself. ~ Soren Kierkegaard #quote

Be Yourself; everyone else is already taken. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

Change yourself and fortune will change. ~ Portuguese #Proverb

There is no trap so deadly as the trap you set for yourself. ~ Raymond Chandler #quote

You either save yourself or you remain unsaved. ~ Alice Sebold #quote


Self-respect - the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ H.L. Mencken #quote

I am myself and what is around me, and if I do not save it, it shall not save me. ~ Jose Ortega Y Gasset #quote

Beware of no man more than yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us. ~ C.H. Spurgeon #quote

In the middle of the journey of our life / I found myself astray in a dark wood / where the straight road had been lost sight of ~ D. Alighien #quote

What if somebody gave a war and / Nobody came? / Life would ring the bells of Ecstasy and / Forever be Itself again. ~ Allen Ginsberg #quote

To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life. ~ W. Somerset Maugham #quote
 
To write something, you have to risk making a fool of yourself. ~ Anne Rice #quote

Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself. ~ Honore de Balzac #quote

Write in recollection and amazement for yourself. ~ Jack Kerouac #quote

When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others. ~ Anais Nin #quote

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

It's a sad and stupid thing to have to proclaim yourself a revolutionary just to be a decent man. ~ David Harris #quote


One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness. ~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis #quote

When a man forgets himself, he usually does something everybody else remembers. ~ James Coco #quote

Proof is an idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself. ~ Arthur Eddington #quote

The problem with self-improvement is knowing when to quit. ~ David Lee Roth #quote

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily.  To not dare is to lose oneself.  ~ Soren Kierkegaard #quote

He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.  ~ Raymond Hull #quote

Men are at war with each other because each man is at war with himself.  ~ Francis Meehan #quote

No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche #quote

Think for yourself and question authority. ~ Timothy Leary #quote