It is easy to look down on others; to look down on ourselves is the difficulty.
Quote by Walter Savage Landor
Self Examination Quotes
We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.
In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always.
A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice.
We think that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.
There is nothing on earth divine except humanity.
Delay in justice is injustice.
No ashes are lighter than those of incense, and few things burn out sooner.
There is delight in singing, though none hear beside the singer.
We talk on principal, but act on motivation.
Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
The habitude of pleasing by flattery makes a language soft; the fear of offending by...
Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A...
A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice
Even the weakest disputant is made so conceited by what he calls religion, as to...
I strove with none; for none was worth my strife; Nature I loved, and, next...
An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good.
A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.
Great men always pay deference to greater.
Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature.