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To establish oneself in the world, one has to do all one can to appear established. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld


Never does one feel oneself so utterly helpless as in trying to speak comfort for great bereavement. I will not try it. Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother. - Jules Renard


To become acquainted with oneself is a terrible shock. - Carl Gustav Jung


In order to remain true to oneself one ought to renounce one's party three times a day. - Jean Rostand


It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting. - Soren Aabye Kierkegaard


There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect. - Niccolo Machiavelli


To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic. - Pablo Picasso


Living is like working out a long addition sum, and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right answer. It means involving oneself in a complicated chain of circumstances. - Cesare Pavese


Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim. It is, one is told, the unforgivable sin, but it is a sin the corrupt or evil man never practices. He always has hope. He never reaches the freezing-point of knowing absolute failure. Only the man of goodwill carries always in his heart this capacity for damnation. - Henry Graham Greene