Self Quotes

Marcus aurelius - reject your sense of injury and the injury itself...
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live. It is asking other people to live as one wishes to live.
Oscar Wilde
Francis crawford - to expect defeat is nine - tenths of defeat...
If you have no confidence in self you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence you have won even before you started.
Marcus Garvey
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
I thank God for my handicaps, for through them, I have found myself, my work and my God.
Hellen Kelle
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - And you are the easiest person to fool.
Richard Feynman, Caltech commencement address, 1974
To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.
Albert Einstein
Experience shows that success is due less to ability that to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.
Charles Buxton
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia
In order to preserve your self - Respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.
Robert Byrne
The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.
Publilius Syrus
Respect yourself most of all.
Christmas gift suggestions To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.
Oren Arnold
As soon as we left the ground I knew I myself had to fly!
Amelia Earhart
A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
Samuel Johnson
If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath - Breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.
Thomas De Quincey, Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts - 1827
Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honor is a private station.
Joseph Addison
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
Henry David Thoreau
Man will do many things to get himself loved he will do all things to get himself envied.
Mark Twain
Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.
Judy Garland, to her daughter, Liza Minelli
Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it.
Jesse Stuart
An intellectual is a person whose mind watches itself.
Albert Camus
The world of the commodity is a world updside - Down, which bases itself not upon life but upon the transformation of life into work.
Raoul Vaneigem
Every job is a self - Portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.
Commitment To Excellence
One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood. The self - Criticism of a tired mind is suicide.
Charles Horton Cooley
What ought a man to be Well, my short answer is himself.
Henrik Ibsen
To find yourself, think for yourself.
Socrates, The Apology
Know thyself? A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever observes himself arrests his own development. A caterpillar who wanted to know itself well would never become a butterfly.
Andre Gide
This quote reminds me to enjoy each moment of the summer Steep thyself in a bowl of summertime.
The work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself and carry you away. It is the means by which the artist conveys his passion. It is the current which he puts forth which sweeps you along in his passion.
Auguste Renoi
My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
Cary Grant
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
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
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
This coffee plunges into the stomach... the mind is aroused, and ideas pour forth like the battalions of the Grand Army on the field of battle.... Memories charge at full gallop... the light cavalry of comparisons deploys itself magnificently; the artillery of logic hurry in with their train of ammunition; flashes of wit pop up like sharp - Shooters.
Honore de Balzac
Thinking The talking of the soul with itself.
It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right - Especially when one is right.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Accuse not nature, she hath done her partDo thou but thine, and be not diffidentOf wisdom, she deserts thee not, if thouDismiss not her, when most thou needest her nigh, By attributing overmuch to thingsLess excellent, as thou thyself perceivest.
John Milton