It is easy to look down on others; to look down on ourselves is the difficulty.
Quote by Walter Savage Landor
Self Examination Quotes
No ashes are lighter than those of incense, and few things burn out sooner.
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
Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend.
No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable.
We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we...
Consult duty not events.
Every sect is a moral check on its neighbour. Competition is as wholesome in religion...
The writing of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.
My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss...
A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.
We talk on principle, but we act on interest
Delay in justice is injustice.
An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and...
Of all failures, to fail in a witticism is the worst, and the mishap is...
Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good.
There is no easy path leading out of life, and few easy ones that lie...
We think that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.
Even the weakest disputant is made so conceited by what he calls religion, as to...