"Take your work seriously, but never yourself."
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"Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious."
"I'm afraid of being lazy and complacent. I'm afraid of taking myself too seriously."
"Seriousness is stupidity sent to college."
"Life is too important to be taken seriously."
"The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his Lord."
"In the master there is a servant, in the servant a master."
"Some people have so much respect for their superiors they have none left for themselves."
"Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious."
"Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect."
"Self-respect is nothing to hide behind. When you need it most it isn't there."
"Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor."
"But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am my own executioner."
"I have never been contained except I made the prison"
"People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them."
"Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It's a spiritual dissipation."
"Self-sacrifice is the real miracle out of which all the reported miracles grow."
"Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing."
"Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself."
"We carry our homes within us which enables us to fly."
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