Self Quotes

to be yourself in a world that is doing its best, day and night to make you like everybody else - - Is to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight.
E. e. cummings
Millicent fenwick - never feel self - pity, the most destructive...

Courage consists of the power of self - Recovery.
Julie Arabi
Johann wolfgang von goethe - against criticism a man can neither protest nor...
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Lucille Ball
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

No man is demolished but by himself.
Richard Bently
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau
He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires and fears is more than a King.
John Milton
He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Gradualness, gradualness, and gradualness. From the very beginning of your work, school yourself to severe gradualness in the accumulation of knowledge.
Ivon Petrovich Pavlov
Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.
Miguel de Cervantes
Grace speare - think and feel yourself there! to achieve any aim...
It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.
Eleanor Roosevelt
When a proud man hears another praised, he feels himself injured.
English Prove
This report, by its very length, defends itself against being read.
Winston Churchill
He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dullness in others.
Samuel Foote
Endeavor to be always patient of the faults and imperfections of others for thou has many faults and imperfections of thine own that require forbearance. If thou are not able to make thyself that which thou wishest, how canst thou expect to mold another in conformity to thy will?
Thomas a Kempis
Self - Loving is not so vile a sin, my liege, as self - Neglecting.
William Shakespeare
The secret to life is meaningless unless you discover it yourself.
W. S. Maugham, Of Human Bondage
Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.
Chinese Prove
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
Of all the self - Fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest.
Marilyn Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy, 1980
Life itself is neither good nor evil, but only a place for good and evil.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius
To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself.
Richard Whately
The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself.
Will Rogers
No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into jail for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
Samuel Johnson
Where there are no tigers, a wildcat is very self - Important.
Korean Prove
Forgiveness breaks the chain of causality because he who forgives you - - Out of love - - Takes upon himself the consequences of what you have done. Forgiveness, therefore, always entails a sacrifice.
Dag Hammarskjld
The most happy marriage I can imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
More appealing than knowledge itself is the feeling of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin
The sinners sins against himself; the wrongdoer wrongs himself, becoming the worse by his own action.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book nine
The one way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in literature as in a perpetual orgy.
Gustave Flaubert
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
I require myself not to be equal to the best, but to be better then the bad.
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
All of the significant battles are waged within the self.
Sheldon Kopp
My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
Cary Grant
He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.
Benjamin Franklin
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness to an opponent, tolerance to a friend, your heart to your child, a good example to a father, deference to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you to yourself, respect to all men, charity.
Francis Maitland Balfou