Self Quotes

Ethel barrymoore - you grow up the day you have your first real...
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Kahlil Gibran

Norman douglas - there is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which...
I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
Walt Whitman, Song of Myself, 1855
It is impossible to go through life without trust That is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.
Graham Greene
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

I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood. I had, as I now think vainly, flattered myself that, without very much bloodshed, it might be done.
John Brown, last words in a written note given to his jailer, Dec. 2, 1859
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitalitythe supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.
Alec Waugh
The wise man does not permit himself to set up even in his own mind any comparisons of his friends. His friendship is capable of going to extremes with many people, evoked as it is by many qualities.
Charles Dudley Warne
The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself.
Will Rogers
He who has not a good memory should never take upon himself the trade of lying.
Michel de Montaigne
I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.
Thomas Jefferson
Honesty rare as a man without self - Pity, kinders as large and plain as a prairie wind.
Stephen Vincent Benet
When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.
Anais Nin
Self - Pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.
John W. Gardne
Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
Albert Einstein
No one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Charles Dudley Warne
A statesman is a politician who places himself at the service of the nation. A politician is a statesman who places the nation at his service.
Georges Pomidou
A crisis does not always appear to a policymaker as a series of dramatic events. Usually it imposes itself as an exhausting agenda of petty chores demanding both concentration and endurance.
Henry Kissinger, Years of Upheaval
Education must provide the opportunities for self - Fulfillment it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way.
Noam Chomsky
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
Alan Watts
Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.
Ausonius
There has already been published by the bucketfuls such brazen lies and utter fictions about me that I would long since have gone to my grave if I had let myself pay attention to that.
Albert Einstein
Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
Lady Nancy Asto
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kune Do, Ohara Publications
Where there is a will there is a way, is an old and true saying. He who resolves upon doing a thing, by that very resolution often scales the barriers to it, and secures its achievement. To think we are able, is almost to be so - To determine upon attainment is frequently attainment itself.
Samuel Smiles
Your mind, which is yourself, can be likened to a house. The first necessary move then, is to rid that house of all but furnishings essential to success.
John McDonald
Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.
Judy Garland, to her daughter, Liza Minelli
Love thy neighbour as yourself, but choose your neighbourhood.
Louise Beal
Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.
John Stuart Mill
The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth. It is obvious that man is himself a traveler; that the purpose of this world is not to have and to hold but to give and serve. There can be no other meaning.
Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell
I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Economy.
A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the measure as I have received and am still receiving.
Albert Einstein
We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.
Aldous Huxley
There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.
Hermann Hesse
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
A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator the smaller the fraction.
Leo Tolstoy
He who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself.
John Milton
Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing.
George Orwell