What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great person is one who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
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“Change is the essence of life; be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.” – Reinhold Niebuhr
You want to know the difference between a master and a beginner? The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.
You may lose people you love. You may lose the things you have. But whatever happens, never lose yourself.
In the end, people will judge you anyway, so don’t live your life impressing others. Live your life impressing yourself.
‘Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.’ — Bernard M. Baruch
The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. – Socrates