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If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Service
John Adams

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Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
Inconsistency
Joseph Addison

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Do unto yourself as your neighbors do unto themselves and look pleasant.
Service
George Ade

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Fools take to themselves the respect that is given to their office.
Respectability
Aesop

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Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
Friends and Friendship
Amos Bronson Alcott

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Our ideals are our better selves.
Ideals and Idealism
Amos Bronson Alcott

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Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves.
Charm
Henri Frederic Amiel

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We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves.
Relationships
Henri Frederic Amiel

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Something made greater by ourselves and in turn that makes us greater.
Work
Maya Angelou

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Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Happiness
Aristotle

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Women get more unhappy the more they try to liberate themselves.
Feminism
Brigitte Bardot

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Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.
Joy
Sir James M. Barrie

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In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.
Freedom
Bernard M. Baruch

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We grow neither better or worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.
Age and Aging
May L. Becker

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We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves.
Parents and Parenting
Henry Ward Beecher

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Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.
Gratitude
William John Bennett

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Government lasts as long as the under-taxed can defend themselves against the over-taxed.
Taxes and Taxation
Bernard Berenson

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Men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at.
Men and Women
John Berger

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It is not from ourselves that we learn to be better than we are.
Excellence
Wendell Berry

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But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. [James 1:22]
Action
Bible

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Some men are so lazy they won't even feed themselves.
Laziness
Bible

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Whoever shuts his ears at the cry of the poor, they also shall cry themselves, but not be heard.
Poverty and The Poor
Bible

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Admiration; is our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
Praise
Ambrose Bierce

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Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
Calamity
Ambrose Bierce

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People who produce good results feel good about themselves.
Excellence
Ken Blanchard

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun