Self Quotes

Henry kissinger, years of upheaval - a crisis does not always appear to a policymaker...
Your mental attitude is someting you can control outright and you must use self - Discipline until you create a Positive Mental Attitude - - Your mental attitude attracts to you everything that makes you what you are.
Napolean Hill

Winston churchill, quoted in: irving klotz, bending perception, a book review, nature, 1996, volume 379, p 412 - man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but...
I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.
Susan B. Anthony
Conquering others takes force, conquering yourself is true strength.
Lao - Tzu
The aim of the college, for the individual student, is to eliminate the need in his life for the college the task is to help him become a self - Educating man.
C. Wright Mills

Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Nick Richardson
Choose your pleasures for yourself, and do not let them be imposed upon you.
Lord Chesterfield
When critics disagree the artist is in accord with himself.
Oscar Wilde, The picture of Dorian Gray
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 must be willing to protect yourself and what you cherish, no matter what the cost.
Christopher Paolini, Author of Eragon and Eldest. Quote from Eragon.
I find that when I do not think of myself I do not think at all.
Jules Renard
Each new historical era mirrors itself in the picture and archive mythology of its past or of a past borrowed from other cultures. It tests its sense of identity, of regress or new achievement, against that past.
George Steine
Let me advise thee not to talk of thyself as being old. There is something in Mind Cure, after all, and if thee continually talks of thyself as being old, thee may perhaps bring on some of the infirmities of age. At least I would not risk it if I were thee.
Hannah Whitall Smith, 1907
The difficult child is the child who is unhappy. He is at war with himself; and in consequence, he is at war with the world.
A. S. Neill, Summerhill
It is regrettable that, among the Rights of Man, the right of contradicting oneself has been forgotten.
Charles Baudelaire
You try to give away what you want yourself.
Lois McMaster Bujold, "Memory", 1996
The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
Havelock Ellis, Impressions and Comments (1914)
I have great faith in fools; self - Confidence, my friends call it.
Edgar Allan Poe
Being another character is more interesting than being yourself.
Sir John Gielgud
To teach a man how he may learn to grow independently, and for himself, is perhaps the greatest service that one man can do another.
Benjamin Jowett
If I should die, I have left no immortal work behind me - Nothing to make my friends proud of my memory - But I have loved the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had had time I would have made myself remembered.
John Keats, Letter to Fanny Brawne, Feb 1820 - Died 1 year late
Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
Johann von Goethe
It is a base thing to look to others for your defense instead of depending upon yourself. That defense alone is effectual, sure, and durable which depends upon yourself and your own valor.
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself.
Unknown
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
Man is not born to solve the problem of the universe, but to find out what he has to do and to restrain himself within the limits of his comprehension.
Johann von Goethe
Think and feel yourself there! To achieve any aim in life, you need to project the end - Result. Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy! Carrying the ecstatic feeling will bring the desired goal into view.
Grace Speare
President Reagan was elected on the promise of getting government off the backs of the people and now he demands that government wrap itself around the waists of the people.
Ralph Nade
It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.
Abraham Lincoln
Self - Reverence, self knowledge, self - Control. These three alone lead life to sovereign power.
Lord Tennyson
There are pauses amidst study, and even pauses of seeming idleness, in which a process goes on which may be likened to the digestion of food. In those seasons of repose, the powers are gathering their strength for new efforts; as land which lies fallow recovers itself for tillage.
J. W. Alexande
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
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
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
For no phase of life, whether public or private, whether in business or in the home, whether one is working on what concerns oneself alone or dealing with another, can be without its moral duty; on the discharge of such duties depends all that is morally right, and on their neglect all that is morally wrong in life.
Marcus Tullius Cicero, On Duties I
Be a friend to thyself, and others will be so too.
Thomas Fulle
Rather do what is nothing in the purpose than to be idle, that the devil may find thee doing. The bird that sits is easily shot when the fliers escape the fowler. Idleness is the Dead Sea that swallows all the virtues, and is the self - Made sepulcher of a living man.
Francis Quarles
Do definite good first of all to yourself, then to definite persons.
John Lancaster Spalding
Learning makes a man fit company for himself.
Thomas Fulle