Self Quotes

Napolean hill - your mental attitude is someting you can control...
When critics disagree the artist is in accord with himself.
Oscar Wilde, The picture of Dorian Gray

Jose ortega y gasset - excellence means when a man or woman asks of...
Be rich to yourself and poor to your friends.
Juvenal
Wherever a set of alternative possible routes toward achieving a given end presents itself, a student movement will tend to choose the one which involves a higher measure of violence or humiliation directed against the older generation.
Lewis S Feue
Nature abhors a hero. For one thing, he violates the law of conservation of energy. For another, how can it be the survival of the fittest when the fittest keeps putting himself in situations where he is most likely to be creamed.
Solomon Short

Do not measure your loss by itself if you do, it will seem intolerable but if you will take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them.
Saint Basil
Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
Albert Einstein
Discouragement is simply the despair of wounded self - Love.
Francois de Fenelon
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self - Distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.
Amos Bronson Alcott
Let him that would move the world, first move himself.
Socrates
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.
Samuel Johnson
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
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
He is most cheated who cheats himself.
Danish Prove
It meant that New York philanthropists, New York society, would now rediscover the library. ... that learning, books, education have glamour, that self - Improvement has glamour, that hope has glamour.
Vartan Gregorian
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Calvin Coolidge
This is the true joy in life - - Being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one...
George Bernard Shaw
I have great faith in fools; self - Confidence, my friends call it.
Edgar Allan Poe
What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense, we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself.
Anna Jameson
The more you talk to yourself, the more apt you are to lie.
Author Unknown
America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world.
George Herbert Walker Bush
I was taught very early that I would have to depend entirely upon myself that my future lay in my own hands.
Darius Ogden Mills
Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Eleanor Roosevelt
What the superior man seeks is in himself what the small man seeks is in others.
Confucius
On the touchstone of misfortune a man discovers the strength of understanding and of spirit in kinsmen, wife, servants, and himself.
The Hitopadesa
Maturity beings to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.
John MacNaughton
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
Hippocrates, Regimen
To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is a bad dream.
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Ja
I demand more of myself than anyone else could ever expect.
Julius Irving
The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of Hell and a hell of Heaven.
John Milton, Dr. Faustus
There are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent, the second is good, and the third is useless.
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
Marcus Garvey
Education is life itself.
John Dewey
The pain of a disappointed wish necessarily produces less effect upon the mind if a man has not certainly promised himself success. - De Tranquillitate Animi.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Be not surprised if thou findest thyself in possession of unexpected wealth. Allah will provide an unexpected use for it.
James J. Roche
Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
Truman Capote
Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.
Chinese Prove
Friendship without self - Interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.
James F. Byrnes
I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of the soul when a man who looks at himself is so ashamed that he tries to make some sort of change - within himself, not on the outside.
Joseph Brodsky