Man Makes History, He Makes Himself. -- Vere Gordon Childe.
Man makes history, he makes himself.
-- Vere Gordon Childe.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man. -- Dr. Johnso
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small package.
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself.
He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it....
The movement of heaven is full of power. Thus the superior man makes himself strong and untiring.
He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.
-- French philosopher Charles Peguy...