Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
H. L. Mencken
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking.
Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
Each person's only hope for improving his lot rests on his recognizing the true nature of his basic personality, surrendering to it and becoming who he is.
Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.
I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.
It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.
George Bernard Shaw
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.