"One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself."
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Leonardo da Vinci
(1452-1519) Italian inventor, artist, polymath, the "Universal Genius" or "Renaissance Man"
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 -- Anonymous, bc      
A brilliant statement by a brilliant man.
 -- Anon     
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    Mastery of one's self is the greatest gift of life.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Extremely accurate from a perspective of a legal facade. Being a slave to one's passions would also fit the philosophy. Government's of today also dictate and enslave from such perspective which is inclusivie of the metaphysical alter ego. I prefer the I AM that I AM.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Waffler, Smith      
    Only through the crucible of mastering oneself can man achieve mastery of anything else in life.
     -- Carol, Georgia     
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    There are those that want to lord over others, and there are those that simply wish for a beneficent master. Few truly desire mastery over themsleves.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Oops, I should have seen this quote first. But at least I know I'm in good company. Mike, the two are very different one is to do with Mastery of oneself and the other "Being". I am. is Ommmmmmmm
     -- RBESRQ     
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    Robert, I am aware of the differences you've stated. The I AM I referenced is yet a third dispensation; no difference from an outward perception of sensing inward (said being's Ommmm), all the difference from the inside out realization. I also cognitively understand that if more individuals endeavored mastery of / over self, the slavery of the legal straw man would be done away with.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Good point Mike....
     -- RBESRQ     
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     -- Wayne, Naples      
    The most truest form of discipline. The only successful one.
     -- LemBo, Bishopville     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
    Ignorance of this is far more powerful.... as it is the predominate factor...
     -- Robert Edwards, somewhere in the USA     
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