Self Quotes

Phyllis battone - there are two ways of meeting difficulties. you...
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love.
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

J. arthur lewis - do you ever sit down and wonder what is wrong...
He who despises himself esteems himself as a self - Despiser.
Friedrich Nietzsche
No one can give you better advice than yourself.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.
Thomas H. Huxley

The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself.
Rita Mae Brown, Venus Envy
Nothing is really so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject.
George Santayana, Life of Reason (1905) vol. 4, ch. 8
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
Benjamin Disraeli
To make mistakes is human to stumble is commonplace to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.
William Arthur Ward
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self - Control. Against such things, there is no law.
The Apostle Paul (Saul of Tarsus), The Bible - Galations 5: 22 - 23 NIV
I myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast. After she was pelted with eggs during a walkabout on New Zealand visit.
Elizabeth II
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.
Mahatma Gandhi
The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert.
Vince Lombardi
If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.
John Cage
I have great faith in fools - - Self confidence my friends call it.
Edgar Allan Poe
The world is full of fools; and he who would not wish to see one, must not only shut himself up alone, but must also break his looking - Glass.
Boileau
You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.
Ethel Barrymore
Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.
Mary Hemingway
The wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself.
James Thurbe
Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You cannot get there by bus, only by hard work, risking and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you will discover will be wonderful; yourself.
Alan Alda
Self - Confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
Samuel Johnson
Fortunately, psychoanalysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself remains a very effective therapist.
Karen Horney
A good intention clothes itself with power.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth.
Bonnie Friedman, in New York Times
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.
Woodrow Wilson
Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.
Epictetus
It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.
Agnes Repplie
As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self - Destroying.
Arthur C. Clarke
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
Anna Freud
Talent is like a faucet; while it is open, you have to write. Inspiration? - A hoax fabricated by poets for their self - Importance.
Jean Anouilh
He alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all contingencies of life; but the fool contends, and struggling, like a swimmer, against the stream.
Latin
Dare to be yourself.
Andre Gide
I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until, perhaps, she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world.
Helena Rubinstein
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
Benjamin Spock
No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
Hunter S. Thompson
The true fanatic is a theocrat, someone who sees himself as acting on behalf of some super personal force the Race, the Party, History, the proletariat, the Poor, and so on. These absolve him from evil, hence he may safely do anything in their service.
Lord Billingsley
If it come to prohibiting, there is aught more likely to be prohibited than truth itself.
John Milton
Thou madest us for Thyself, and our heart is restless, until it repose in Thee.
Saint Augustine, The Confessions. Book 1. (The Harvard Classics. 1909? 14, p. 1)
Money is human happiness in the abstract he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money.
Arthur Schopenhaue