Self Quotes

The surest hindrance of success is to have too high a standard of refinement in our own minds, or too high an opinion of the judgment of the public. He who is determined not to be satisfied with anything short of perfection will never do anything to please himself or others.
Hazlitt
Horace - if you wish me to weep, you must mourn first...

You never find yourself until you face the truth.
Pearl Bailey
Deepak chopra - you cannot stand anywhere in the universe that is...
I have impeached myself by resigning.
Richard Milhous Nixon
The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self.
Whitney Young

Believe in yourself Have faith in your abilities Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale
About Superman and Batman: the former is how America views itself, the latter, darker character is how the rest of the world views America.
Michael Caine, www. aint - It - Cool - News. com
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
Always be a first - Rate version of yourself, instead of a second - Rate version of somebody else.
Judy Garland
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - - Great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Jim Rohn
Four years was enough of Harvard. I still had a lot to learn, but had been given the liberating notion that now I could teach myself.
John Updike
Joseph baretti - i hate mankind, for i think myself one of the...
The writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master - Something that at time strangely wills and works for itself.
Charlotte Bronte
A pessimist thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.
George Bernard Shaw
I have found a desire within myself that no experience in this world can satisfy; the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
C. S. Lewis
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.
Sir Richard F. Burton
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; The motions of his spirit are dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted.
William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it.
James A. Garfield
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
Heraclitus
Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honor is a private station.
Joseph Addison
Do you want to be a power in the world? Then be yourself.
Ralph Waldo Trine
I looked always outside of myself to see what I could make the world give me instead of looking within myself to see what was there.
Belle Livingstone
If the thunder is not loud, the peasant forgets to cross himself.
Assyrian Prove
There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.
Proverbs 137 Bible
Love thy neighbour as yourself, but choose your neighbourhood.
Louise Beal
Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but only your body. For that man whom your outward form reveals is not yourself; the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure which and be pointed out by your finger.
Cicero
An educated man... is thoroughly inoculated against humbug, thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts, in speech or on paper, some style.
Alan Simpson
Increase your personal power through positive and powerful communication. Recognize and eliminate negative self talk.
Caterina Rando
Your central self is totally untouched By grief, confusion, desperation.
Vernon Howard
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that is your own self. So you have to begin there, not outside, not on other people. That comes afterwards, when you have worked on your own corner.
Aldous Huxley
Listen within yourself and look into the infinitude of Space and Time. There can be heard the songs of the Constellations, the voices of the Numbers, and the harmonies of the Spheres.
The Divine Pymande
And since you know you cannot see yourself, so well as by reflection, I, your glass, will modestly discover to yourself, that of yourself which you yet know not of.
William Shakespeare
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
Paul Tillich
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
John Mui
If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.
John Cage
Fear is nothing except a drain of energy and Not a power unto itself. Trust in yourself, For therein lies the true power.
Unknown
A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self - Addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.
Ring Lardner, "How to Write Short Stories".
For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.
Johann von Goethe
To linger in the observation of things other than the self implies a profound conviction of their worth.
Charles - Damian Boulogne