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The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates
Posing good questions is harder than it might seem... It's hard because asking good questions requires you to see past the easy answers and to focus instead on the difficult, the tricky, the mysterious, the awkward, and sometimes the painful. ... Great leaders don't have all the answers, but they know how to ask the right questions - questions that force others and themselves to move past old and tired answers, questions that open up possibilities that, before the question, went unseen. James E. Ryan
People learn the most about themselves by confronting those with whom they deeply disagree.. Gregory Fried
To learn to know oneself, to judge oneself with truth and impartiality, must be the great objects of one's exertion; they are only attainable by constant and cool self-examination. Leopold II
There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake, though all the World sees them to be in downright nonsense. Jonathan Swift
There is no country in the world where the process of self-criticism and self-correction is more active than in the United States. Winston Churchill
Know thyself. Thales
History does not always tell us things we want to know about ourselves. Craig Steven Wilder
No people ever sees clearly those steps in its own progress, those events in its own life, which future generations will count glorious. Charles W. Eliot
If others examined themselves attentively, as I do, they would find themselves, as I do, full of inanity and nonsense.. Michel de Montaigne
Love means to look at yourself The way one looks at distant things For you are only one thing among many. And whoever sees that way heals his heart, Without knowing it, from various ills —– A bird and a tree say to him: Friend. Czeslaw Milosz
We should never look down on those of the past and say they should have known better. What do you think they will be saving about us in the future? They’re going to be saying we should have known better. David McCullough
A good, old-fashioned Presbyterian horror of self-righteousness, once a feature of American life, is nowhere to be seen. Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.