Self Quotes

Sonya friedman - the way you treat yourself sets the standard for...
Are you bored with life Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Dale Carnegie

Arnold toynbee - it is a paradoxical but profoundly true and...
Approach each new problem not with a view of finding what you hope will be there, but to get the truth, the realities that must be grappled with. You may not like what you find. In that case you are entitled to try to change it. But do not deceive yourself as to what you do find to be the facts of the situation.
Bernard M. Baruch
A pessimist thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.
George Bernard Shaw
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion... I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
Jalal ud - Din Rumi
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
I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences.
Walt Whitman
Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full - On metamorphosis.
Martha Beck, O Magazine, Growing Wings, January 2004
It was when Lucifer first congratulated himself upon his angelic behavior that he became the tool of evil.
Dag Hammarskjld
Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.
Thomas a Kempis
As soon as we left the ground I knew I myself had to fly!
Amelia Earhart
Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
If you really do put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.
Anonymous
Choose your pleasures for yourself, and do not let them be imposed upon you.
Lord Chesterfield
The next thing to saying a good thing yourself, is to quote one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is the action of an uninstructed person to reproach others for his own misfortune; of one entering instruction, to reproach himself; and one perfectly instructed, to reproach neither others nor himself.
Epictetus, Enchiridion
There comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum. At that time you must accept yourself. It is not any more what you will become. It is what you are and always will be.
John Dean
He who despises himself nevertheless esteems himself as a self - Despiser.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself and can never be erased.
Alexander Hamilton
In order to preserve your self - Respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.
Robert Byrne
Being able to support oneself allows one to choose a marriage out of love and not just economic dependence. It also allows one to risk that marriage.
Gloria Steinem
The fear of making permanent commitments can change the mutual love of husband and wife into two loves of self - Two loves existing side by side, until they end in separation.
Pope John Paul II
You want to raise your child in such a way that you don? t have to control him, so that he will be in full possession of himself at all times. Upon that depends his good behavior, his health, his sanity.
L. Ron Hubbard, Book: Child Dianetics
My wish is to ride the tempest, tame the waves, kill the sharks. I will not resign myself...
Trieu Thi Trinh
Life itself is a quotation.
Jorge Luis Borges
It really doesnt matter if the person who hurt you deserves to be forgiven. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. You have things to do and you want to move on.
Real Live Preache
No really great man ever thought himself so.
William Hazlitt
Talent is like a faucet; while it is open, you have to write. Inspiration? - A hoax fabricated by poets for their self - Importance.
Jean Anouilh
If you would stand well with a great mind, leave him with a favorable impression of yourself if with a little mind, leave him with a favorable impression of himself.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
It is a good idea to be ambitious, to have goals, to want to be good at what you do, but it is a terrible mistake to let drive and ambition get in the way of treating people with kindness and decency. The point is no that they will then be nice to you. It is that you will feel better about yourself.
Robert Solow
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
Anna Freud
Self - Denial is not a virtue it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.
George Bernard Shaw
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
So much is a man worth as he esteems himself.
Francois Rabelais, 1532
The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The salary of the chief executive of the large corporations is not an award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm gesture by the individual to himself.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Why not be oneself That is the whole secret of a successful appearance. If one is a greyhound why try to look like a Pekinese.
Edith Sitwell