Continue to be yourself because in the end that's what people will remember about you - Unknown, Source
Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.
A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.
Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.
Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.
I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it call itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use --silence, exile and cunning. - Joyce, James
James Joyce (1882-1941) Irish author.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Danish philosopher and writer.
I fear chiefly lest my expression may not be extravagant enough, may not wander far enough beyond the narrow limit of my daily experience, so as to be adequate to the truth of which I have been convinced. Extravagance! it depends on how you are yarded.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.