An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





When you know you are doing your very best within the circumstances of your existence, applaud yourself!


Rusty Berkus


To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.


Sandra Bierig


If there are two hundred people in a room and one of them doesn't like me, I've got to get out.


Marlon Brando (1924-, American actor, director)


My importance to the world is relatively small. On the other hand, my importance to myself is tremendous. I am all I have to work with, to play with, to suffer and to enjoy. It is not the eyes of others that I am wary of, but of my own. I do not intend to let myself down more than I can possibly help, and I find that the fewer illusions I have about myself or the world around me, the better company I am for myself.


Noel Coward (1899-1973, British writer)


Life, I fancy, would very often be insupportable, but for the luxury of self-compassion.


George Robert Gissing (1857-1903, British novelist, critic, essayist)


He who seeks for applause only from without has all his happiness in another's keeping.


Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774, Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright)


I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody.


Louis L'Amour (1908-1988, American Western author)


Spirituality is... the awareness that survival is the savage fight between you and yourself.


Author Unknown


I was always willing to take a great deal of the burden of getting along in life on my own shoulders, but I wasn't willing to give myself a pat on the back. I was always looking to somebody else to give me that.... That was all wrong.


Raquel Welch (1940-, American actress)


You can enjoy encouragement coming from outside, but you cannot need for it to come from outside.


Vladimir Zworykin


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