— George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950
„As a child, I was taught that it was bad manners to bring attention to yourself, and to never, ever make a spectacle of yourself … All of which I've earned a living doing.“
Source: How to be Lovely (2005), p. 8
— Erika Jayne American singer, actress and television personality 1969
Interview to L'Officiel (2018)
„Holistic does not mean doing all things, but bringing all of yourself to all of the sufferer, and him bringing all of himself to you.“
— John Diamond (doctor) Australian doctor 1934
Source: Facets of a Diamond: Reflections of a Healer (2002), p. 11
— James Lee Burke Novelist, short story writer 1936
Source: Swan Peak
„A zoo is a good place to make a spectacle of yourself, as the people around you have creepier, more photogenic things to look at.“
— David Sedaris, When You Are Engulfed in Flames
Source: When You Are Engulfed in Flames
„Be earnest in prayer, but do not neglect human means. You must help yourself in all manner of ways, and then the Lord will be with you.“
— Girolamo Savonarola Italian Dominican friar and preacher 1452 - 1498
Reported in Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895) edited by Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, p. 124
Contexte: God is the best helper, but He loves to be helped. Be earnest in prayer, but do not neglect human means. You must help yourself in all manner of ways, and then the Lord will be with you.
„And identity is funny being yourself is funny as you are never yourself to yourself except as you remember yourself and then of course you do not believe yourself.“
— Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
Source: Everybody’s Autobiography (1937), Ch. 2
— Josh Billings American humorist 1818 - 1885
Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings, Chapter 78: "Domestik Receipts in Full" http://books.google.com/books?id=gNw-AQAAMAAJ&q=%22Tew+bring+up+a+child+in+the%22+%22he+should+go+travel+that+wa+yourself%22&pg=PA217#v=onepage (1865)
„investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. it will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.“
— Robin S. Sharma Canadian self help writer 1965
Source: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams Reaching Your Destiny
— Adam Smith Scottish moral philosopher and political economist 1723 - 1790
Source: The Theory Of Moral Sentiments
— André Gide French novelist and essayist 1869 - 1951
Les Nourritures Terrestres (1897), Envoi
Variante: Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
Contexte: What another would have done as well as you, do not do it. What another would have said as well as you, do not say it; what another would have written as well, do not write it. Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself — and thus make yourself indispensable.
— Sarah Dessen, livre The Truth About Forever
Source: The Truth About Forever
— Clarice Lispector, livre A Breath of Life
Source: A Breath of Life
— Maxwell Maltz Plastic surgeon, self-help author 1889 - 1975
Variante: If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.
„I would give my life for you, and I forgive you beforehand for everything you might ever do to make yourself happy.“
— Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935
Light (1919), Ch. XXIII - Face To Face
Contexte: You are a living creature, you are a human being, you are the infinity that man is, and all that you are unites me to you. Your suffering of just now, your regret for the ruins of youth and the ghosts of caresses, all of it unites me to you, for I feel them, I share them. Such as you are and such as I am. I can say to you at last, "I love you."
I love you, you who now appearing truly to me, you who truly duplicate my life. We have nothing to turn aside from us to be together. All your thoughts, all your likes, your ideas and your preferences have a place which I feel within me, and I see that they are right even if my own are not like them (for each one's freedom is part of his value), and I have a feeling that I am telling you a lie whenever I do not speak to you.
I am only going on with my thought when I say aloud:
"I would give my life for you, and I forgive you beforehand for everything you might ever do to make yourself happy.".
„However much you love somebody, you should always keep a part of yourself to yourself. Never give it all. You can never be yourself otherwise.“
— Aidan Chambers British children's writer 1934
Source: Dying to Know You