Self Quotes

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
Paul tillich - the courage to be is the courage to accept...

You cannot teach a man anything. you can only help him to find it for himself.
Galileo Galilei
Nathaniel hawthorne - the world owes all its onward impulses to men ill...
The happy man is not he who seems thus to others, but who seems thus to himself.
Publilius Syrus
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

Do not try to fight a lion if you are not one yourself.
African Prove
Your sole contribution to the sum of things is yourself.
Frank Crane
We are survival machines - Robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes.
Richard Dawkings:, "The Selfish Gene".
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
Blessed are they who heal you of self - Despisings. Of all services which can be done to man, I know of none more precious.
William Hale White
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
Scott adams - creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes....
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
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
Ful wys is he that can himselven knowe Very wise is he that can know himself.
Geoffrey Chauce
He fell in love with himself at first sight, and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful. Self - Love seems so often unrequited.
Anthony Powell
Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
Lady Nancy Asto
But words came halting forth, wanting Inventions stayInvention, Natures child, fled step - Dame Studys blows... Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite, Fool, said my Muse to me look in thy heart and write.
Sir Philip Sidney
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation, as allowed by Cicero himself, who says, there is not only an art, but an eloquence in it. A well bred woman may easily and effectually promote the most useful and elegant conversation without speaking a word. The modes of speech are scarcely more variable than the modes of silence.
Tom Blai
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
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
Instead of solid accomplishments, the man pursues pleasures and self - Gratification. He will never achieve anything so long as he is surrounded by dissipating temptations.
I Ching
The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it.
Mack R. Douglas
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
When you say you are in love with humanity, you are well satisfied with yourself.
Luigi Pirandello
Never do anything yourself that others can do for you.
Agatha Christie
Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
Confucius, Analects, XV. 24
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
Anna Freud
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself and can never be erased.
Alexander Hamilton
There comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum. At that time you must accept yourself. It is not any more what you will become. It is what you are and always will be.
John Dean
No book has yet been written in praise of a woman who let her husband and children starve or suffer while she invented even the most useful things, or wrote books, or expressed herself in art, or evolved philosophic systems.
Anna Garlin Spence
If it come to prohibiting, there is aught more likely to be prohibited than truth itself.
John Milton
If you have no confidence in self you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence you have won even before you started.
Marcus Garvey
The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.
Publilius Syrus
When you cannot get a compliment any other way pay yourself one.
Mark Twain
When all is summed up, a man never speaks of himself without loss; his accusations of himself are always believed; his praises never.
Michel de Montaigne
It is easier to live through someone else than to become complete yourself.
Betty Friedan