Great Throughts Treasury

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Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Oxford

It is difficult to divest one's self of vanity; because impossible to divest one's self of self-love.

Character | Love | Self | Self-love |

Nathan Ackerman, fully Nathan Ward Ackerman

The image of self and the image of family are reciprocally interdependent.

Family | Interdependent | Self | Wisdom |

Horace Traubel

Have I met the hour patiently, without fear, at the portal? Now is my name called, of the lip of my love has spoken: Do I mistake you, O divine Signaler? is it after all some other soul that is hailed. My self is my answer: there’s that in my heart responds, meeting the call with equal voice, establishing forever the unspeakable bond! Bond that does not bind - bond that frees - bond that discovers and bestows. Look! I am flushed with inexhaustible possessions! The old measures vanish, I am expanded to infinite sweep... Before birth, seeing birth, after life seeing life!... This minute grown infinite, the far worlds spread before me, the endless drift of soul...

Birth | Character | Fear | Heart | Life | Life | Love | Mistake | Possessions | Self | Soul | Old |

Harvey A. Blodgett

Thrift is not, as many suppose, a self repression. It is self expression, the demonstration of a will and ability to raise one's self to a higher plane of living. No depression was ever caused by people having too much money in reserve. No human being ever became a social drifter through the practice of sensible thrift.

Ability | Depression | Money | People | Practice | Reserve | Self | Thrift | Will | Wisdom |

Thomas A. Buckner

To bring one's self to a frame of mind and to the proper energy to accomplish things that require plain hard work continuously is the one big battle that everyone has. When this battle is won for all time, then everything is easy.

Battle | Energy | Mind | Self | Time | Wisdom | Work |

Tyron Edwards

Religion, in its purity, is not so much a pursuit as a temper; or rather it is a temper, leading to the pursuit of all that is high and holy. Its foundation is faith; its action, works; its tempter, holiness; its aim, obedience to God in improvement of self and benevolence to men.

Action | Benevolence | Faith | God | Improvement | Men | Obedience | Purity | Religion | Self | Temper | Wisdom | God |

John Sullivan Dwight

Rest is not quitting the busy career; rest is the fitting of self to its sphere.

Rest | Self | Wisdom |

A. H. R. Fairchild, fully Arthur Henry Rolph Fairchild

The most distinctive mark of a cultured mind is the ability to take another's point of view; to put one's self in another's place, and see life and its problems from a point of view different from one's own. To be willing to test a new idea; to be able to live on the edge of difference in all matters intellectually; to examine without heat the burning question of the day; to have imaginative sympathy, openness and flexibility of mind, steadiness and poise of feeling, cool calmness of judgment, is to have culture.

Ability | Calmness | Culture | Day | Flexibility | Judgment | Life | Life | Mind | Openness | Problems | Question | Self | Sympathy | Wisdom | Flexibility |

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is delightful to transport one’s self into the spirit of the past, to see how a wise man has thought before us, and to what a glorious height we have at last reached.

Man | Past | Self | Spirit | Thought | Wisdom | Wise | Thought |

J. G. Gallimore, fully Jerry G. Gallimore

Your self image is your pattern! Every thought has an activity visualized. Every activity belongs to a pattern. You identify with your pattern of thought. Your pattern leads your life.

Life | Life | Self | Thought | Wisdom | Thought |

Paul Géraldy, pen name of Paul Lefevre

What we call love is the desire to awaken and to keep awake in another's body, heart and mind, the responsibility of flattering, in our place, the self of which we are not very sure.

Body | Desire | Heart | Love | Mind | Responsibility | Self | Wisdom |

Francesco Guicciardini

To rule self and subdue our passions is the more praiseworthy because so few know how to do it.

Rule | Self | Wisdom |

Thomas Hughes

Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God's best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one's self and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.

God | Power | Self | Wisdom |

Aldous Leonard Huxley

We possess a hidden higher self, the spark of divinity within the soul, which reflects this transcendental reality in our lives. By fulfilling certain necessary conditions, such as making ourselves more loving and compassionate, we can clear away the mental and emotional static that separates us from this inner reality, enabling the higher self to assume a central, guiding role in our lives. This awakening - called enlightenment, deliverance, or salvation in the various traditions - is the goal or purpose of human life. When we achieve this complete transformation of consciousness, we awaken from our limited, often painful condition and reconnect with our true nature.

Awakening | Consciousness | Divinity | Enlightenment | Life | Life | Nature | Purpose | Purpose | Reality | Salvation | Self | Soul | Wisdom |

Arsène Houssaye

There are two persons in the world we never see as they are - one’s self and one’s other self.

Self | Wisdom | World |