Self Quotes

Sir isaac newton, epitaph - i do not know what i may appear to the world, but...
Life is a library owned by an author. It has a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

Mark - if a house be divided against itself, that house...
You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
Franz Kafka
Promises that you make to yourself are often like the Japanese plum tree - They bear no fruit.
Francis Marion
Do not wrong or hate your neighbor for it is not he that you wrong but yourself.
American Indian Prove

Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen.
Foka Gomez
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - In firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Seneca
To believe in God or in a guiding force because someone tells you to is the height of stupidity. We are given senses to receive our information within. With our own eyes we see, and with our own skin we feel. With our intelligence, it is intended that we understand. But each person must puzzle it out for himself or herself.
Sophy Burnham
I live in the crowds of jollity, not so much to enjoy company as to shun myself.
Samuel Johnson
Life is short. Time is fleeting. Realize the Self. Purity of the heart is the gateway to God. Aspire. Renounce. Meditate. Be good do good. Be kind be compassionate. Inquire, know Thyself.
Swami Sivanada
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself - - Nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
Richard Milhous Nixon
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
America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world.
George Herbert Walker Bush
When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.
Thomas Szasz, "The Second Sin".
I looked with chameleon eyes upon the changing face of the world, looked with anonymous vision upon my uncompleted self.
Anais Nin, House of Incest
Just what is it that America stands for? If she stands for one thing more than another it is for the sovereignty of self - Governing people.
Woodrow Wilson
No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it... To myself, personally, it brings nothing but increasing drudgery and daily loss of friends.
Thomas Jefferson
Without trust, words become the hollow sound of a wooden gong. With trust, words become life itself.
John Harold
The reason why great men meet with so little pity or attachment in adversity, would seem to be this: the friends of a great man were made by his fortune, his enemies by himself, and revenge is a much more punctual paymaster than gratitude.
C. C. Colton
Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor.
E. B. White
Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle.
Edward Bulwer - Lytton
There are no limits to either time or distance, except as man himself may make them. I have but to touch the wind to know these things.
Hal Borland
I do not think myself to be a worm, and a grub, grass of the field fit only to be burned, a clod, a morsel of putrid atoms that should be thrown to the dungheap, ready for the nethermost pit. Nor if I did should I therefore expect to sit with Angels and Archangels.
Anthony Trollope
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
Albert Schweitze
Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself. If thou find anything questionable there, use the commentary of a severe friend rather than the gloss of a sweet lipped flatterer; there is more profit in a distasteful truth than in deceitful sweetness.
Francis Quarles
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.
Lucille Ball
The man who suffers from a sense of sin is suffering from a particular kind of self - Love. In all this vast universe the thing that appears to him of most importance is that he himself should be virtuous. It is a grave defect in certain forms of traditional religion that they have encouraged this particular kind of self - Absorption.
Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others.
Robert Louis Stevenson
When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.
Isaac Bashevis Singe
For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
Sir Winston Churchill
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
No one but a theorist believes his theory; everyone puts faith in a laboratory result but the experimenter himself.
Albert Einstein, quoted in Scientific American, September 2004, page 69
Toleration is the greatest gift of mind, it requires that same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Hellen Kelle
Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself, And know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, No coincidences, All events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Elizabeth Kubler - Ross
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
Falsehood often lurks upon the tongue of him, who, by self - Praise, seeks to enhance his value in the eyes of others.
Arnold Bennett
He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.
Numbers 63 Bible Hebrew
Meetings are an addictive, highly self - Indulgent activity that corporations and other organizations habitually engage in only because they cannot actually masturbate.
Alain van der Heide
Everyone is in business for himself, for he is selling his services, labor or ideas. Until one realizes that this is true he will not take conscious charge of his life and will always be looking outside himself for guidance.
Sidney Madwed