Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station.
See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.jesus christ
" And now that Thou has restored to me the knowledge of thyself, O Lord, let thy pardon fall on me, since Thy infinite mercy is not better known in anything than in pardoning a Dismas (the traditional name of the good thief) on the Cross and a Dominicus Corea on the gallows. If in Hell there is room for sinners, in Heaven also there is room for penitents."dominicus corea
This is servitude, To serve th'unwise, or him who hath rebelled Against his worthier, as thine now serve thee, thyself not free, but to thyself enthralled.john milton
In contemplating thyself never include the vessel which surrounds thee, and these instruments which are attached about it. For they are like an ax, differing only in this, that they grow to the body. For indeed there is no more use in these parts without the cause which moves and checks them than in the weaver's shuttle, and the writer's pen, and the driver's whip.marcus aurelius
Disguise thyself as thou wilt, still, Slavery! said I still thou art a bitter draught.Laurence Sterne
Odin, thou whirlwind, what a threat is this Thou threatenest what transcends thy might, even thine, For of all powers the mightiest far art thou, Lord over men on earth, and Gods in Heaven; Yet even from thee thyself hath been withheld One thing to undo what thou thyself hast ruled.Matthew Arnold
Make us eternal truths receive,And practice all that we believe;Give us thyself that we may seeThe Father and the Son by Thee.charlemagne
Be so true to thyself as thou be not false to others.Francis Bacon
Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.abraham
Dispose thyself to patience rather than to comfort, and to the bearing of the cross rather than to gladness.thomas à kempis
Why then dost thou choose to act in the same way? and why dost thou not leave these agitations which are foreign to nature, to those who cause them and those who are moved by them? And why art thou not altogether intent upon the right way of making use of things which happen to thee? for then thou wilt use them well, and they will be material for thee. Only attend to thyself, and resolve to be a good man in every act which thou doest; and remember...marcus aurelius
Reform the world within thyself, which is thy proper world.john lancaster spalding
We must keep up the standard of Christian living in the Christian laborer. Clean hands are needed to do Christian work. Character is before co-operation, being before doing. "Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine."
Physician, heal thyself.
Love thyself last: cherish those hearts that hate thee.
Now folds the lily all her sweetness up, And slips into the bosom of the lake; So fold thyself, my dearest, thou, and slip Into my bosom, and be lost in me.
Man know thyself; then thou shalt know the Universe and God.
Do not that to another, which thou wouldest not have done to thyself.thomas hobbes
Benevolence is a duty. He who frequently practises it, and sees his benevolent intentions realized, at length comes really to love him to whom he has done good. When, therefore, it is said, “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself,” it is not meant, thou shalt love him first, and do good to him in consequence of that love, but, thou shalt do good to thy neighbour, and this thy beneficence will engender in thee that love to mankind which is the fulness and consummation of the inclination to do good.
Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.marcus aurelius