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
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
Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he Who finds himself, loses his misery.Matthew Arnold
Be so true to thyself as thou be not false to others.Francis Bacon
I do not see them here; but after death God knows I know the faces I shall see, Each one a murdered self, with low last breath. 'I am thyself,what hast thou done to me?' 'And Iand Ithyself,' (lo! each one saith,) 'And thou thyself to all eternity!'Dante Gabriel Rossetti
The sublime is excited in me by the great stoical doctrine, Obey thyself.ralph waldo emerson
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."john hall
The only gift is a portion of thyself. ... Therefore the poet brings his poem; the shepherd, his lamb; the farmer, corn; the miner, a gem; the sailor, coral and shells; the painter, his picture; the girl, a handkerchief of her own sewing."ralph waldo emerson
Thou didst bring me forth for all the Greeks in common, not for thyself alone.Euripides
He shall have chariots easier than air, That I will have invented;… And thyself, That art the messenger, shalt ride before him On a horse cut out of an entire diamond. That shall be made to go with golden wheels, I know not how yet.
Once thou art wed, no longer canst thou be Lord of thyself.
Then let thy love be younger than thyself, Or thy affection cannot hold the bent.
Dispose thyself to patience rather than to comfort, and to the bearing of the cross rather than to gladness.
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
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.
What thou avoidest suffering thyself seek not to impose on others.
Give me a baptism of glowing love, Thy power and presence wheresoe'er I rove; And my last prayer, all other prayers above Oh, give to me More of thyself, Lord Jesus: more of Thee!