Self Quotes

William hazlitt, on the pleasure of hating - greatness is great power, producing great...
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self - Confidence.
Robert Frost

Oscar wilde, jack from the importance of being earnest - when one is in town one amuses oneself. when one...
He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.
Proverbs 1532 Bible
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
It is very easy in the world to live by the opinion of the world. It is very easy in solitude to be self - Centered. But the finished man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self - Reliance

Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self - Confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
Arnold Bennett
If I should die, I have left no immortal work behind me - Nothing to make my friends proud of my memory - But I have loved the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had had time I would have made myself remembered.
John Keats, Letter to Fanny Brawne, Feb 1820 - Died 1 year late
To what purpose should I trouble myself in searching out the secrets of the stars, having death or slavery continually before my eyes?
Anaximenes
A bachelor is a selfish, undeserving guy who has cheated some woman out of a divorce.
Don Quinn
You can either hold yourself up to the unrealistic standards of others, or ignore them and concentrate on being happy with yourself as you are.
J. Jacques, Questionable Content webcomic, #352, 05 - 04 - 05
A statesman is a politician who places himself at the service of the nation. A politician is a statesman who places the nation at his service.
Georges Pomidou
If a child shows himself to be incorrigible, he should be decently and quietly beheaded at the age of twelve, lest he grow to maturity marry, and perpetuate his kind.
Don Marquis
I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.
Marlene Dietrich
Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing.
George Bernard Shaw
Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other.
Seneca
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
Thomas Jefferson
Age is opportunity no less than youth itself.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
John Milton
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness to an opponent, tolerance to a friend, your heart to your child, a good example to a father, deference to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you to yourself, respect to all men, charity.
Francis Maitland Balfou
Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full - On metamorphosis.
Martha Beck, O Magazine, Growing Wings, January 2004
The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of an endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision.
Robyn Davidson
If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
George Bernard Shaw
Few people think more than two or three times a year I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw
As I see it, every day you do one of two things build health or produce disease in yourself.
Adelle Davis
I pride myself on the fact that my work has no socially redeeming value.
John Waters
Never expose yourself unnecessarily to danger a miracle may not save you... and if it does, it will be deducted from your share of luck or merit.
The Talmud
Virtue herself is her own fairest reward.
Silius Italicus
It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes. It may even lie on the surface; but we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions? especially selfish ones.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Peace and Violence, sct. 2, in Index, no. 4 (London, 1973.
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself and can never be erased.
Alexander Hamilton
The populace is like the sea motionless in itself, but stirred by every wind, even the lightest breeze.
Titus Livius
The ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade in ideas and the best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., (dissent, Abrams v. United States, 1919)
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love: Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues; Let every eye negotiate for itself And trust no agent.
William Shakespeare, "Much Ado about Nothing", Act 2 scene 1
As the moon retaineth her nature, though darkness spread itself before her face as a curtain, so the Soul remaineth perfect even in the bosom of the fool.
Akhenaton
Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
Iris Murdoch
To believe in God or in a guiding force because someone tells you to is the height of stupidity. We are given senses to receive our information within. With our own eyes we see, and with our own skin we feel. With our intelligence, it is intended that we understand. But each person must puzzle it out for himself or herself.
Sophy Burnham
Friendship without self - Interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.
James F. Byrnes
It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Keep thy religion to thyself.
George Carlin
Concern for man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavor. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
Albert Einstein