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“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.” – Aristotle

“We are taught that you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself.  It’s never your fault.  But it’s always your fault because if you wanted to change, you’re the one who has got to change.” – Katharine Hepburn

“This above all, to thine own self be true.” – William Shakespeare

“If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.” – Napoleon Hill

“Friendship with one’s self is all important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“There are three things that are extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Then I realized that secrecy is actually to the detriment of my own peace of mind and self, and that I could still sustain my own belief in privacy and be authentic and transparent at the same time.  It was a pretty revelatory moment, and there’s been a liberating force that’s come from it.” – Alanis Morissette

“I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become.  If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one’s self and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.” – Michaelangelo

“If you don’t have any shadows, you’re not standing in the light.” – Lady Gaga

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