Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Pick Up the Mirror

The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man's own eyes when they look upon his own person.  ~Alexander Pope

When you descant on the faults of others, consider whether you be not guilty of the same. To gain knowledge of ourselves, the best way is to convert the imperfections of others into a mirror for discovering our own.  ~Henry Home

We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered to-day? what passion opposed? what temptation resisted? what virtue acquired? Our vices will abate of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.  ~Seneca

How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action. Strive to do thy duty; then shalt thou know what is in thee.  ~ Goethe

Put down the magnifying glass and pick up the mirror.  ~ Hippocrates

Quotes about self, life