Self Quotes

Man is always more than he can know of himself consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him.
Golo Mann
Ralph waldo emerson - if i have lost confidence in myself, i have the...
Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim.
Graham Greene, Heart of the Matter (1948)
Douglas macarthu - build me a son, o lord, who will be strong enough...
Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all.
Michael Masser and Linda Creed
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.
The reliance on property is... the want of self - Reliance. Men measure the esteem of each other by what each has, and not by what each is. But a cultivated man becomes ashamed of his property... Essays.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Risk Risk anything Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
Katherine Mansfield
Self - Respect permeates every aspect of your life.
Joe Clark
It is very difficult to be wholly joyous or wholly sad on this earth. The comic, when it is human, soon takes upon itself a face of pain and some of our griefs... have their source in weaknesses which must be recognized with smiling compassion as the common inheritance of us all.
Miguel de Cervantes
An individual cannot know what he is till he has made himself real by action.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
Robert Anson Heinlein
Henry david thoreau - what a man thinks of himself that is what...
When I find myself fading, I close my eyes and realize my friends are my energy.
The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself - Always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.
James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.
The reward for doing right is mostly an internal phenomenon: self - Respect, dignity, integrity, and self - Esteem.
Dr. Laura Schlessinge
Wherever a set of alternative possible routes toward achieving a given end presents itself, a student movement will tend to choose the one which involves a higher measure of violence or humiliation directed against the older generation.
Lewis S Feue
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".
Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.
Judy Garland, to her daughter, Liza Minelli
Bear in mind that you should conduct yourself in life as at a feast.
The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self - Sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith.
John Foster Dulles
Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one.
Thomas Jefferson
An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
Washington Irving
A man convinced of his own merit will accept misfortune as an honor, for thus can he persuade others, as well as himself, that he is a worthy target for the arrows of fate.
La Rochefoucauld
Conquering others takes force, conquering yourself is true strength.
Lao - Tzu
Self - Loving is not so vile a sin, my liege, as self - Neglecting.
William Shakespeare
He who despises himself nevertheless esteems himself as a self - Despiser.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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
Give yourself something to work toward - - Constantly.
Mary Kay Ash
Do not wrong or hate your neighbor for it is not he that you wrong but yourself.
American Indian Prove
Falsehood often lurks upon the tongue of him, who, by self - Praise, seeks to enhance his value in the eyes of others.
Arnold Bennett
Never do anything yourself that others can do for you.
Agatha Christie
Tell them dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for beingWhy thou wert there, O rival of the roseI never sought to ask, I never knewBut, in my simple ignorance supposeThe selfsame power that brought me there brought you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Think to yourself that every day is your last the hour to which you do not look forward will come as a welcome surprise.
The man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away.
Charles Schwa
The whole object of comedy is to be yourself and the closer you get to that, the funnier you will be.
Jerry Seinfeld
The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of Hell and a hell of Heaven.
John Milton, Dr. Faustus
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
Sometimes you have to play for a long time to be able to play like yourself.
Miles Davis
It is not advisable, James, to venture unsolicited opinions. You should spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener.
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, 1957