Self Quotes

George steine - each new historical era mirrors itself in the...
Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself.
H. L. Mencken

Demosthenes - there is a great deal of wishful thinking in such...
It takes far less courage to kill yourself than it takes to make yourself wake up one more time. It is harder to stay where you are than to get out.
Judith Rossne
Happiness is a sunbeam, Which may pass through a thousand bosoms Without losing a particle of its original ray Nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, Like the converged light on a mirror, It reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared.
Jane Porte
We have to remember that what we observe is not nature in itself but nature exposed to our method of questioning.
Werner Heisenberg

The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action. There is no fixed teaching. All I can provide is an appropriate medicine for a particular ailment.
Bruce Lee, Quotation from the book: (The Art of Jeet Kune Do) by Bruce Lee
Boldness in itself is genius.
L. Ron Hubbard
You will certainly not be able to take the lead in all things yourself, for to one man a god has given deeds of war, and to another the dance, to another lyre and song, and in another wide - Sounding Zeus puts a good mind.
Homer, The Iliad
He harms himself who does harm to another, and the evil plan is most harmful to the planner.
Hesiod
History repeats itself and history never repeats itself are about equally trueWe never know enough about the infinitely complex circumstances of any past event to prophesy the future by analogy.
George Macaulay Trevelyan
A greedy man will always find himself in the shackles of humility.
Imam Ali, Peak of Eloquence (Nahjul Balagha)
I might repeat to myself slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound - If I can remember any of the damn things.
Dorothy Parke
The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth. It is obvious that man is himself a traveler; that the purpose of this world is not to have and to hold but to give and serve. There can be no other meaning.
Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell
Every writer is a narcissist. This does not mean that he is vain it only means that he is hopelessly self - Absorbed.
Leo C. Rosten
He who despises himself esteems himself as a self - Despiser.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
Chief Seattle
A clergyman is one who feels himself called upon to live without working at the expense of the rascals who work to live.
Voltaire
You cannot believe in honor until you have achieved it. Better keep yourself clean and bright you are the window through which you must see the world.
Sir Walter Besant
Life is a library owned by an author. It has a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Compassion for myself is the most powerful healer of them all.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
This above all TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE. And it must follow as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
William Shakespeare
A style does not go out of style as long as it adapts itself to its period. When there is an incompatibility between the style and a certain state of mind, it is never the style that triumphs.
William R Allen
Never feel self - Pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self.
Millicent Fenwick
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that is your own self. So you have to begin there, not outside, not on other people. That comes afterwards, when you have worked on your own corner.
Aldous Huxley
The surest hindrance of success is to have too high a standard of refinement in our own minds, or too high an opinion of the judgment of the public. He who is determined not to be satisfied with anything short of perfection will never do anything to please himself or others.
Hazlitt
Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.
Dame Edna Everage, In a television interview with Joan Rivers
Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
Lady Nancy Asto
On the touchstone of misfortune a man discovers the strength of understanding and of spirit in kinsmen, wife, servants, and himself.
The Hitopadesa
If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.
D. L. Moody
Once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing and from robbing he comes next to drinking and sabbath - Breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.
Thamas De Quincey
The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself.
Will Rogers
Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.
John MacNaughton
But love is blind and lovers cannot see The pretty follies that themselves commit; For if they could, Cupid himself would blush To see me thus transformed to a boy.
William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act II Scene 6
To establish oneself in the world, one has to do all one can to appear established.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward in my actions and not from them.
Hugh Prathe
How anybody dresses is indicative of his self - Concept. If students are dirty and ragged, it indicates they are not interested in tidying up their intellects either.
S Hayakawa
I call that mind free which jealously guards its intellectual rights and powers, which calls no man master, which does not content itself with a passive or hereditary faith, and receives new truth as an angel from Heaven.
Woody Allen
That you may retain your self - Respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
William J. H. Boetcke