Aristotle

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but an habit.”

Marcus Aurelius

“It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own.”

Albert Camus

“The principle can be established that for a man who does not cheat, what he believes to be true must determine his action.”

  • The Myth of Sisyphus(1942)

Epictetus

“Circumstances don’t make the man. They only reveal him to himself.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Behaviour

“Behaviour is the mirror in which everyone shows their image.”

Discipline

“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.”

John Green

 “What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.”

  • Paper Towns(2008)

Hermann Hesse

Habit

“You’ve never lived what you are thinking, and that isn’t good. Only the ideas we actually live are of any value.

  • Demian(1919)

Hate

“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.”

  • Demian(1919)

Himself

“An enlightened man had but one duty – to seek the way to himself, to reach inner certainty, to grope his way forward, no matter where it led.”

  • Demian(1919)

Michel de Montaigne

“Kings and Philosophers shit, and so do ladies. Even on the highest throne, we are seated, still, upon our arses.”

  • Of Experience(1580)

Plato

“Human behaviour flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.”

William Shakespeare

“To thine own self be true.”

  • Hamlet(1602), ACT I, Scene II

Alfred Tennyson

“I am part of all that I have met.”

Alan Watts

Five Minutes

“You are under no obligation to be the same person you were five minutes ago.”

Societial Influence

“Our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by society.”