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Without self knowledge, without understanding the working
by G. I. Gurdjieff

Without self knowledge, without understanding the working
and functions of his machine,
man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he
will always remain a slave.
- G. I. Gurdjieff

If you want to lose your faith, make friends with a priest.
- G. I. Gurdjieff

A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will
not give up his suffering.
- G. I. Gurdjieff

A "sin" is something which is not necessary.
- G. I. Gurdjieff

 

Every ceremony or rite has a value if it is performed without alteration.
A ceremony is a book in which a great deal is written.
Anyone who understands can read it.
One rite often contains more than a hundred books.
- G. I. Gurdjieff

Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it,
he "lives" his religion as much as he is able,
otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy.
- G. I. Gurdjieff

In properly organized groups no faith is required;
what is required is simply a little trust and even
that only for a little while,
for the sooner a man begins to verify all he hears
the better it is for him.
- G. I. Gurdjieff

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It is the greatest mistake to think that man is always one and the same.
A man is never the same for long.
He is continually changing.
He seldom remains the same even for half an hour.
- G. I. Gurdjieff

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Grin your smile; giggle your laugh; unfurl your joy;
dash the last trace of your self-consciousness;
and cavort your most uninhibited play.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be that self which one truly is.
- Soren Kierkegaard

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

I sail the seas of life as the MASTER of my ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole
for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast
and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat -
dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In my own deepening understanding of myself
I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well.
The better I am at self-care
the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

Once you label me, you negate me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Whatever happens, take responsibility.
- Tony Robbins

Inferiority Complex:
a name for not loving yourself enough.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't be everything to everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Believe in yourself,
in your vision for your future
and in your ability to take a small step
each day toward achieving your vision.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is more valuable than your self respect.
When you lose respect for yourself, you have lost everything.
Whatever it takes, and whoever you upset,
do what you know - deep inside - is the right thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No amount of self-improvement can make up
for a lack of self-acceptance.
- Anonymous

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
We are timid only when
there is something we can still cling to.
- Carlos Castaneda

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I am the lord of myself, accountable to none.
- Benjamin Franklin

Value your own opinion more, and others' opinions less.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
- Albert Einstein

Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe,
deserves your love and affection.
- The Buddha

The promises we makes to ourselves are the things
that assure us we have the capacity to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You can't let praise or criticism get to you.
It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
- John Wooden

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


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