Self Quotes

Miguel de cervantes, don quixote de la mancha - when life itself seems lunatic, who knows where...
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

Alcoholics anonymous praye - god, i offer myself to thee, to build with me and...
I was never less alone than while by myself.
Edward Lawrence Gibson
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
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

Life has. taught me not to expect success to be the inevitable result of my endeavors. She taught me to seek sustenance from the endeavor itself, but to leave the result to God.
Alan Stewart Paton
I gave up on new poetry myself thirty years ago, when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens on a hostile world.
Russell Bake
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
Froude
Fortunately, psychoanalysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself remains a very effective therapist.
Karen Horney
Guilt resembles a sword with two edges. On the one hand, it cuts for Justice, imposing practical morality upon those who fear it. But there is another side to that weighted emotion. Conscience does not always adhere to rational judgment. Guilt is always a self - Imposed burden, but it is not always rightly imposed.
R. A. Salvatore, Sojourn
I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences.
Walt Whitman
The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
Havelock Ellis, Impressions and Comments (1914)
If you seek yourself,... you rob the lens of its transparency.... You will know life and be acknowledged by it according to your degree of transparency, your capacity, that is, to vanish as an end, and remain purely as a means.
Dag Hammarskjld
The first prerogative of an artist in any medium is to make a fool of himself.
Pauline Kael
But the truth was that he died from solitude, the enemy known but to few on this Earth, and whom only the simplest of us are fit to withstand. The brilliant Costaguanaro of the boulevards had died from solitude and want of faith in himself and others.
Joseph Conrad, Nostromo (on the death of Decoud)
Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.
Henry James
This above all to thine own self be true.
William Shakespeare
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The unconscious self is the real genius. Your breathing goes wrong the moment your conscious self meddles with it.
Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, 1903
I believe this nation should commit itself, to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.
John F. Kennedy, in a speech on May 25, 1961
Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.
Judy Garland, to her daughter, Liza Minelli
To find yourself, think for yourself.
Socrates, The Apology
to be yourself in a world that is doing its best, day and night to make you like everybody else - - Is to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight.
E. e. cummings
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
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Robert Louis Stevenson
To expect defeat is nine - Tenths of defeat itself.
Francis Crawford
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
Few are agreeable in conversation, because each thinks of what he intends to say than of what others are saying, and listens no more when he himself has a chance to speak.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.
Charles De Gaulle
The people that one bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now concerns itself no more, and longs eagerly for just two things - Bread and circuses.
Juvenal
You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself. The single relationship that is truly central and crucial in a life is the relationship to the self. Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never lose.
Jo Coudert, "Advice From A Failure".
One might equate growing up with a mistrust of words. A mature person trusts his eyes more than his ears. Irrationality often manifests itself in upholding the word against the evidence of the eyes. Children, savages and true believers remember far less what they have seen than what they have heard.
Eric Hoffe
Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.
Elie Wiesel
Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.
Doris Lessing
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.
Thomas Szasz
Look at the bow in the cloud, in the very rain itself. That is a sign that the sun, though you cannot see it, is shining still - - That up above beyond the cloud is still sunlight and warmth and cloudless blue sky.
Charles Kingsley
Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other.
Seneca
Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.
Elsa Maxwell, September 28, 1958
Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but only your body. For that man whom your outward form reveals is not yourself; the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure which and be pointed out by your finger.
Cicero