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Everyone thinks of changing the world

“We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.” – Jane Austen

“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. Gurdijieff

“A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don’t know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox’s or bear’s, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.”  – Meister Eckhart

“I can resist anything except temptation.” – Oscar Wilde

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy

“A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.” – William Shakespeare

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).” –  Mark Twain

“Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus

“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

“You might want someone else to save you, or might want to save someone so badly. But no one else can save you, not really, not from yourself.” ― Ava Dellaira

“It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life.” – Bryant H. McGill

“The fullness of life is only accessible in the present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Always go too far, because that’s where you’ll find the truth.” – Albert Camus

“Life is in ourselves and not in the external.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.” – Alexandre Dumas

“Today me will live in the moment, unless it is unpleasant, in which case I will eat a cookie.” – Cookie Monster

“Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.” – Bertrand Russell

“With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.” – William Wordsworth

“Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker

“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy.” – Leo Buscaglia

“If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Andy Rooney

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

“To go wrong in one’s own way is better than to go right in someone else’s.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla

“Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.” – Nikola Tesla

“The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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