Self Quotes

Seneca - most powerful is he who has himself in his power....
Each suburban wife struggled with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffered Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night - She was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question - Is this all.
Betty Naomi Friedan

Thomas de quincey, murder considered as one of the fine arts - 1827 - if once a man indulges himself in murder, very...
The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, I shall to - Day be uppermost.
Confucius
We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.
Lloyd Alexande
A friend is a second self.
Aristotle

To linger in the observation of things other than the self implies a profound conviction of their worth.
Charles - Damian Boulogne
Man will do many things to get himself loved he will do all things to get himself envied.
Mark Twain
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
Alan Ashley - Pitt
So much is a man worth as he esteems himself.
Francois Rabelais, 1532
Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
The self - Controlled soul, who moves amongst sense objects, free from either attachment or repulsion, he wins eternal Peace.
Bhagavad Gita
Life itself is a quotation.
Jorge Luis Borges
Fortunate indeed, is the man who takes exactly the right measure of himself, and holds a just balance between what he can acquire and what he can use.
Peter Mere Latham
Sometimes when I look at all my children, I say to myself, Lillian, you should have stayed a virgin.
Lillian
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
Oscar Wilde
When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes.
W. H. Auden
Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself.
Plato
It is by not always thinking of yourself, if you can manage it, that you might somehow be happy. Until you can make room in your life for someone as important to you as yourself, you will always be searching and lost....
Richard Bach
Once in a while you have to take a break and visit yourself.
Audrey Giorgi
In your clothes avoid too much gaudiness do not value yourself upon an embroidered gown and remember that a reasonable word, or an obliging look, will gain you more respect than all your fine trappings.
Sir George Savile
My wish is to ride the tempest, tame the waves, kill the sharks. I will not resign myself...
Trieu Thi Trinh
What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself.
Roland Barthes, Esprit
The academic mind can eat away the very basis of its own assurance... produce contortions when it tries to bend over backward... allow itself to be dismayed by the picture it has created of relentless historical process.
Herbert Butterfield
Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills.
Kahlil Gibran
The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself.
Robert Ingersoll
People are unreasonable, illogical, and self - Centered. Love them anyway.
Mother Theresa
Of all the beautiful truths pertaining to the soul None is more gladdening or fruitful than to know You can regenerate and make yourself what you will.
William James
We are survival machines - Robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes.
Richard Dawkings:, "The Selfish Gene".
I shall despair. There is no creature loves me; And if I die no soul will pity me: And wherefore should they, since that I myself Find in myself no pity to myself?
William Shakespeare, Richard III, V. iii
Nature herself has never attempted to effect great changes rapidly.
Quintilian
A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the faade of his appearance.
Jean Iris Murdoch
Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself.
H. L. Mencken
Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better.
Carl Jung
Choose your pleasures for yourself, and do not let them be imposed upon you.
Lord Chesterfield
Loneliness is the human condition. No one is ever going to fill that space. The best thing you can do it to know yourself... know what you want.
Janet Fitch, "White Oleander".
Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be. Become one yourself!
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
For any woman to success in American life she must first do two things Prepare herself for a profession, and marry a man who wants her to succeed as much as she does.
Cathleen Douglas
Look at the bow in the cloud, in the very rain itself. That is a sign that the sun, though you cannot see it, is shining still - - That up above beyond the cloud is still sunlight and warmth and cloudless blue sky.
Charles Kingsley
It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right - Especially when one is right.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra