Integrity, Hypocrisy, Identity

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” — Count Leo Tolstoy, 19th-century Nobel Prize-winning Russian novelist

“Do what you want to do….
But want to do what you are doing. Be what you want to be….
But want to be what you are.”
— Unknown

“Speak what you feel, not what you ought to say.” — Shakespeare (from “King Lear”) “Once integrity goes, the rest is a piece of cake.” — J.R. Ewing, lead character in the 20th-century American television show “Dallas”

“Know thyself.” — Plato, ancient Greek philosopher

“Only the shallow know themselves.” — Oscar Wilde, 19th-century English wit and author

“We are never more true to ourselves than when we are inconsistent.” — Oscar Wilde, 19th-century English wit and author

“One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead.” — Oscar Wilde, 19th-century English wit and author

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen, philosophers and divines.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th-century American essayist, public philosopher and poet

“Be as you wish to seem.” — Socrates, ancient Greek sage

“Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.” — Welsh proverb

“Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.” — Eleanor Roosevelt, 20th-century American stateswoman, First Lady

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” — Andre Gide, 20th-century French writer

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” — Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), 19th-century American humorist, author and journalist

“Of all the paths a man could strike into, there is, at any given moment, a best path … a thing which, here and now, it were of all things wisest for him to do … to find his path and walk in it.” — Thomas Carlyle, 19th-century Scots-English historian, author

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” — Carl Jung, 20th-century Swiss founder of analytical psychology

“It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are — not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within — that you begin to take control.” — Oprah Winfrey, 20th-century American entertainer, businesswoman

“Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread.” — Richard Wright, 20th-century American author

“Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment.” — Maxwell Maltz, 20th- century American psychologist and motivational writer

“Those people who are uncomfortable in themselves are disagreeable to others.” — William Hazlitt, early 18th-century English essayist and literary critic

“What people call the spirit of the times is mostly their own spirit in which the times mirror themselves.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 18th/19th-century German statesman, poet, novelist and dramatist