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It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.
Hugo Black
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In philosophy, the self is the idea of a unified being which is the source of an idiosyncratic consciousness.


  • Of course, "O'Blivion" was not the name I was born with. That's my television name. Soon, all of us will have special names — names designed to cause the cathode ray tube to resonate.
  • To thine own self be true.
  • If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now - when?
    • Hillel, Leo Rosten's Treasury of Jewish Quotations p. 459 (1972)


  • Do not repair another man's fence until you have seen to your own.
  • If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won before you have started.
  • If you love yourself others will hate you, if you humble yourself others will love you.
  • Knowing others is wisdom. Knowing oneself is enlightenment.
  • Cogito ergo sum. I think, therefore I am.
  • Some people say they haven't yet found themselves. But the self is not something one finds; it is something one creates.
  • If you don't love yourself, how can you expect others to see what's so beautiful?
  • “Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”

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