Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.