„The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek, therefore, not to find out Who You Are, seek to determine Who You Want to Be.“

Variante: The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek therefore, not to find out Who You Are, but seek to determine Who You Want to Be.

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„It's impossible to discover who you really are if you limit what you are willing to find out about yourself to only what you want to know.“

—  Guy Finley American self-help writer, philosopher, and spiritual teacher, and former professional songwriter and musician 1949

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„Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.“

—  Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273

Helen Schucman in A Course in Miracles (1976) by Helen Schucman and William Thetford, Ch. 16 The Forgiveness of Illusions, p. 338,#6.
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„Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.“

—  Helen Schucman Clinical Psychologist 1909 - 1981

Jesus' Course in Miracles (2000) by Helen Schucman and William Thetford, Ch. 16 The Forgiveness of Illusions, p. 162

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„Withdraw into yourself, as far as you can. Associate with those who will make a better man of you. Welcome those whom you yourself can improve. The process is mutual; for men learn while they teach.“

—  Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 a.C.

Original: (la) Recede in te ipse quantum potes; cum his versare qui te meliorem facturi sunt, illos admitte quos tu potes facere meliores. Mutuo ista fiunt, et homines dum docent discunt.
Fonte: Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter VII: On crowds, Line 8.

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„Believe those who seek the truth, doubt those who find it; doubt all, but do not doubt yourself.“

—  André Gide French novelist and essayist 1869 - 1951

Ainsi soit-il; ou, Les Jeux sont faits
So be it; or, The chips are down
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174
Original: (fr) Croyez ceux qui cherchent la vérité, doutez de ceux qui la trouvent; doutez de tout, mais ne doutez pas de vous-même.

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„Here then is the secret: You must give yourself, if you desire to find yourself. "Give up thy life if thou wouldst live."“

—  Gottfried de Purucker Author, Theosophist 1874 - 1942

Give up the small life, the petty life, the mean life, the restricted life, the little personal life which shuts you in - give it up and follow the light of the Star within you.
The Masters and the Path of Occultism (1939)

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„Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.“

—  Chuck Klosterman, livro Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story

Fonte: Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story

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„The secret to feeling great about yourself is not to be found in searching for people who are less than you and then show yourself superior to them, but in searching for people who are more than you and then show yourself worthy of their company.“

—  Erik Naggum Norwegian computer programmer 1965 - 2009

Re: CLL statistics for 2002 (was: Looking for Lisp compiler) http://www.xach.com/naggum/articles/3250612397276876@naggum.no.html (Usenet article).
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„If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.“

—  George Orwell, livro 1984

Variante: For the first time he perceived that if you want to keep a secret you must also hide it from yourself.
Fonte: 1984

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„Remind yourself that all men assert that wisdom is the greatest good, but that there are few who strenuously seek out that greatest good.“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -495 a.C.

"Pythagorean Ethical Sentences From Stobæus" (1904)
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