Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.

Happy Birthday to You!
We each appear to hold within ourselves a range of divergent views as to our native qualities... and amid such uncertainty, we typically turn to the wider world to settle the question of our significance... we seem beholden to affections of others to endure ourselves.

Status Anxiety
I've always done whatever I felt like doing in life. People may try to stop me, and convince me I'm wrong, but I won't change.

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings
Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.
He that respects himself is safe from others; He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.
The height of great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control,—
These three alone lead life to sovereign power.



On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."