Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.
A quote by Saint Teresa of Avila.
What I think this quote means;
Be kind and caring with others, because then they will like you. But be stern with yourself most of the time, because that is how you will make sure you achieve your goals.
PS I would like to know what other people think about the quotes and what they think they mean. I only say what I think they mean to me, not everyone else.