“Most men rather please than admire you; they seek less to be instructed, and even to be amused, than to be praised and applauded; the most delicate of pleasures is to please another person.”
Jean de La Bruyère, “Of Society and Conversation”, The Characters of Jean de La Bruyère
“Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.”
How can our works and thoughts, if they are always to be the fittest, continue always the same? Change, indeed, is painful, yet ever needful.
What we fear most is that we will be denied the opportunity to fulfill our true potential.