"Govern thyself then you will be able to govern the world."
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"To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves."
"The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing."
"Self-denial is not a virtue, it is only the effect of prudence on rascality."
"Self-denial is painful for a moment, but very agreeable in the end."
"Self discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don't talk back."
"It's not only the most difficult thing to know one's self, but the most inconvenient."
"Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle."
"No one has ever learned fully to know themselves."
"The self is only that which it is in the process of becoming."
"I think somehow we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
"If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes."
"Study to be what you wish to seem."
"Our value is the sum of our values."
"Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others."
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."
"Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves."
"It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourselves."
"Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are."
"You are indebted to you imagination for three-fourths of your importance."
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