Self Quotes

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau
John w. gardne - self - pity is easily the most destructive of the...

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
Plutarch - do not speak of your happiness to one less...
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - - Great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Jim Rohn
Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
Iris Murdoch

In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.
J. Krishnamarti
There is a great deal of wishful thinking in such cases it is the easiest thing of all to deceive ones self.
Demosthenes
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
Albert Schweitze
Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.
Lao Tzu
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
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.
Diogenes
Bernard shaw, man and superman, 1903 - the unconscious self is the real genius. your...
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.
Mahatma Gandhi
To be nobody - But - Yourself - - In a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - - Means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.
E e cummings
The mayor gave no other answer than that deep guttural grunt which is technically known in municipal interviews as refusing to commit oneself.
Stephen Butler Leacock
The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.
M. C. Esche
As long as anyone believes that his ideal and purpose is outside him, that it is above the clouds, in the past or in the future, he will go outside himself and seek fulfillment where it cannot be found. He will look for solutions and answers at every point except where they can be found - - In himself.
Erich Frohm
It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Charles Dudley
The wicked can have only accomplices, the voluptuous have companions in debauchery, self - Seekers have associates, the politic assemble the factions, the typical idler has connections, princes have courtiers. Only the virtuous have friends.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated.
Auguste Rodin
Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing.
George Bernard Shaw
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius
Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.
John Stuart Mill
The happy man is not he who seems thus to others, but who seems thus to himself.
Publilius Syrus
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Thinking is like loving and dying. Each of us must do it for himself.
Josiah Royce
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
Frederick Douglas
A decision is the action an executive must take when he has information so incomplete that the answer does not suggest itself.
Arthur W. Radford
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self - Control. Against such things, there is no law.
The Apostle Paul (Saul of Tarsus), The Bible - Galations 5: 22 - 23 NIV
If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around you own.
Emerson
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
John Milton
I have great faith in fools - - Self confidence my friends call it.
Edgar Allan Poe
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self - Evident.
Arthur Schopenhaue
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
N. B. Fear itself. See also H. D. Thoreau.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practised, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good.... God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.
Pierre Charron
You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.
Harry Firestone
Your first appearance, he said to me, is the gauge by which you will be measured try to manage that you may go beyond yourself in after times, but beware of ever doing less.
Jean Jacques Rousseau