This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.

Feel free to suggest additions!

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Monday, January 5, 2009

Self Mastery Quotes

1. Lord of himself, though not of lands, and having nothing, yet hath all. - Henry Wotton

2. Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness. - Shakti Gawain

3. Speak when you're angry, and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret. - Lawrence J. Peter

4. He who angers you conquers you. - Elizabeth Kenny

5. Conquer thyself. Till thou has done this, thou art but a slave; for it is almost as well to be subjected to another’s appetite as to thine own. - Sir Richard Francis Burton

6. The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. - Albert Ellis

7. I will write of him who fights and vanquishes his sins, who struggles on through weary years against himself...and wins. - Caroline B. LeRow

8. He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty. - Lao-tzu

9. Don't rent space to anyone in your head. - Unknown

10. It is with our passions as it is with fire and water; they are good servants, but bad masters. - Aesop's Fables

11. No man is free who is not master of himself. - Epictetus

12. He that would be superior to external influences must first become superior to his own passions. - Samuel Johnson

13. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. - W.E. Henley (Invictus)

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