Self Quotes

Miguel de cervantes - make it thy business to know thyself, which is...
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Nick Richardson

Friedrich nietzsche, thus spoke zarathustra - one must still have chaos in oneself to give...
Becoming a star may not be your destiny, but being the best you can be is a goal that you can set for yourself.
Brian Lindsay
First make yourself unpopular, then people will take you seriously.
Konrad Adenauer, 1876 - 1967
There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect.
Niccolo Machiavelli

We hold these truths to be self - Evident that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
US Declaration of Independence
Fear is a question What are you afraid of, and why Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self - Knowledge if you explore them.
Marilyn Ferguson
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
Albert Einstein
As a matter of self - Preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.
Sir Winston Churchill
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare, "As You Like It", Act 5 scene 1
If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Many politicians lay it down as a self - Evident proposition, that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
Lord Macaulay
A self - Balancing, 28 - Jointed adaptor - Based biped; an electro - Chemical reduction plant, integral with segregated stowages of special energy extracts in storage batteries, for subsequent actuation of thousands of hydraulic and pneumatic pumps, with motors attached; 62, 000 miles of capillaries....
R. Buckminster Fulle
Make yourself necessary to somebody. Do not make life hard to any.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly... spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.
Susan Taylo
If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.
Herodotus, The Histories of Herodotus
Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself.
Pearl S. Buck
Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.
Judy Garland, to her daughter, Liza Minelli
So much is a man worth as he esteems himself.
Francois Rabelais, 1532
Do pleasant things yourself, but unpleasant things through others.
Baltasar Gracian
Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing: age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing.
George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists".
When your work speaks for itself, dont interrupt.
Henry J. Kaise
Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
Robert Bolt
Self - Trust, we know, is the first secret of success.
Lady Wilde
There is no greater joy than of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation.
Henri Bergson
I have impeached myself by resigning.
Richard Milhous Nixon
That man has missed something who has never left a brothel at sunrise feeling like throwing himself into the river out of pure disgust.
Gustave Flaubert, 1, 911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said
Knowledge and personality make doubt possible, but knowledge is also the cure of doubt; and when we get a full and adequate sense of personality we are lifted into a region where doubt is almost impossible, for no man can know himself as he is, and all fullness of his nature, without also knowing God.
T. T. Munge
The people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now concerns itself no more, and longs eagerly for just two things - Bread and circuses!
Juvenal, Satires
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.
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
Where self - Interest is suppressed, it is replaced by a burdensome system of bureaucratic control that dries up the wellspring of initiative and creativity.
Pope John Paul II
Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.
James Arthur Baldwin
Those only are happy who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness: on the happiness of others, on the improvement of mankind, even on some art or pursuit followed not as a means, but as itself an ideal end. Aiming at something else, they find happiness by the way.
John Stuart Mill
If you really do put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.
The man who fights for his fellow - Man is a better man than the one who fights for himself.
Clarence Darrow
Respect yourself most of all.
We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands upon himself, and the latter who makes no demands on himself.
Jose Ortega y Gasset