Self Quotes

Albert einstein - only one who devotes himself to a cause with his...
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

Cicero, de amicitia - a friend is, as it were, a second self....
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 truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self.
Whitney Young
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare, "As You Like It", Act 5 scene 1

Tell no one the secret that you want to keep, although he may be worthy of confidence; for no one will be so careful of your secret as yourself.
Saadi, On the Duties of Society
Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When all is summed up, a man never speaks of himself without loss; his accusations of himself are always believed; his praises never.
Michel de Montaigne
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.
Elisabeth Kubler - Ross
A man who works beyond the surface of things, though he may be wrong himself, yet he clears the way for others and may make even his errors subservient to the cause of truth.
Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Inquiry Into The Origins Of The Sublime And Beatiful.
Once you figure out who you are and what you love about yourself, I think it all kinda falls into place.
Jennifer Aniston
The unique personality which is the real life in me, I can not gain unless I search for the real life, the spiritual quality, in others. I am myself spiritually dead unless I reach out to the fine quality dormant in others. For it is only with the god enthroned in the innermost shrine of the other, that the god hidden in me, will consent to appear.
Felix Adle
I looked always outside of myself to see what I could make the world give me instead of looking within myself to see what was there.
Belle Livingstone
The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people - - That is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.
James Thurbe
Before every action ask yourself. Will this bring more monkeys on my back. Will the result of my action be a blessing or a heavy burden?
Alfred A. Montapert
Greatness sympathises with greatness, and littleness shrinks into itself.
William Hazlitt, on the Pleasure of Hating
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
Norman Vincent Peale
Remember Things in life will not always run smoothly. Sometimes we will be rising toward the heights - Then all will seem to reverse itself and start downward. The great fact to remember is that the trend of civilization itself is forever upward, that a line drawn through the middle of the peaks and the valleys of the centuries always has an upward trend.
Endicott Peabody
Even pleasure itself is a toil.
Manilius
The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
Mark Caine
You are beautiful, but you are empty. One could not die for you. To be sure, an ordinary passerby would think that my rose looked just like you - - The rose that belongs to me. But in herself alone she is more important than all the hundreds of you other roses: because it is she that I have watered.
Antoine de Saint - Exupery, The Little Prince
Where talent is a dwarf, self - Esteem is a giant.
J. Petit - Senn
Educate your children to self - Control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.
Benjamin Franklin
Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the insidiousness of self - Praise, and all the ill - Desert of falsehood.
Tyron Edwards
May God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies.
Voltaire
Your purpose in relationships is simply to be your best self, regardless of the circumstances.
Rosalene Glickman, Ph. D., Optimal Thinking: How to Be Your Best Self
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self - Restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Theodore Roosevelt
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self - Gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Helen Kelle
He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.
Benjamin Franklin
First make yourself unpopular, then people will take you seriously.
Konrad Adenauer, 1876 - 1967
An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
Washington Irving
How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations
I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.
Franz Kafka
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self - Evident.
Arthur Schopenhaue
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
The sage wears clothes of coarse cloth but carries jewels in his bosom He knows himself but does not display himself He loves himself but does not hold himself in high esteem.
Lao Tzu
The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Of course life is bizarre, the more bizarre it gets, the more interesting it is. The only way to approach it is to make yourself some popcorn and enjoy the show.
David Gerrold
Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death.
Lyman Beeche