Self Quotes

Johann von goethe - man is not born to solve the problem of the...
It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.
Dag Hammarskjld
Luella f. phean - youth is not a time of life, it is a state of...
I celebrate myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
Walt Whitman
A man of understanding has lost nothing, if he has himself.
Michel de Montaigne
There is an atmosphere of well - Sounding oratory that likes to attach itself to dress clothes. Away with it.
Albert Einstein
Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
First make yourself unpopular, then people will take you seriously.
Konrad Adenauer, 1876 - 1967
Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
Nancy Asto
Neither a borrower nor a lender be For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. 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
The only thing to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
It could be said that the AIDS pandemic is a classic own - Goal scored by the human race against itself.
Anne
Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself.
Jane Wagne
A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.
Alec Waugh
The self - Controlled soul, who moves amongst sense objects, free from either attachment or repulsion, he wins eternal Peace.
Bhagavad Gita
The typical American of today has lost all the love of liberty, that his forefathers had, and all their disgust of emotion, and pride in self - Reliance. He is led no longer by Davy Crocketts he is led by cheer leaders, press agents, word mongers, uplifters.
Henry Louis Mencken
Life itself is neither good nor evil, but only a place for good and evil.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius
The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of Hell and a hell of Heaven.
John Milton, Dr. Faustus
Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
Reggie Leach
The giving of love is an education in itself.
Roosevelt, Eleano
He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.
Aristotle, Politics
If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.
Confucius
Every winter, When the great sun has turned his face away, The earth goes down into a vale of grief, And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables, Leaving her wedding - Garlands to decay - - Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses.
Charles Kingsley
Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.
Charles Dickens
There is nothing to fear but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Everything is connected... no one thing can change by itself.
Paul Hawken
I myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast. After she was pelted with eggs during a walkabout on New Zealand visit.
Elizabeth II
Develop interest in life as you see it in people, things, literature, music - The world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
Henry Mille
You must come to terms with your wholeself. the wholeness which exceeds all our virtue and all our vice.
Ursula Le Guin
Every minute you are thinking of evil, you might have been thinking of good instead. Refuse to pander to a morbid interest in your own misdeeds. Pick yourself up, be sorry, shake yourself, and go on again.
Evelyn Underhill
The soul who meditates on the Self is content to serve the Self and rests satisfied within the Self there remains nothing more for him to accomplish.
Bhagavad Gita
My friend, if I could give you one thing, I would wish for you the ability to see yourself as others see you. Then you would realize what a truly special person you are.
B. A. Billingsly
Be substantially great in thyself, and more than thou appearest unto others.
Sir Thomas Browne
When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes.
W. H. Auden
It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one; but success will be of a truer kind, earned without fraud or injustice. And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, still he must be honest; better to lose all and save character. For character is itself a fortune.
Samuel Smiles
The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
Samuel Butle
I am one of those who believe that spiritual progress is a rule of human life, but the approach to perfection is slow and painful. If a woman elevates herself in one respect and is retarded in another, it is because the rough trail that leads to the mountain peak is not free of ambushes of thieves and lairs of wolves.
Kahlil Gibran, The Broken Wings
Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be. Become one yourself.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
Katherine Mansfield