Inspirational Quotations #392

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.

How, then, find the courage for action? By slipping a little into unconsciousness, spontaneity, instinct which holds one to the earth and dictates the relatively good and useful … By accepting the human condition more simply, and candidly, by dreading troubles less, calculating less, hoping more.
Henri Frederic Amiel

To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Men are admitted into heaven not because they have curbed or governed their passions, but because they have cultivate their understandings.
William Blake

In order to judge properly, one must get away somewhat from what one is judging, after having loved it. This is true of countries, of persons, and of oneself.
Andre Gide

Riches are for spending, and spending for honor and good actions; therefore extraordinary expense must be limited by the worth of the occasion.
Francis Bacon

The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.
Bertrand A. Russell

If you wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes. If you don’t wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes.
African Proverb

Don’t work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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