Self Quotes

It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Andrew weremy - there is more learning in the question itself...

He that thinks himself the wisest is generally the least so.
C. C. Colton
Saint francis de sales - have patience with all things, but chiefly have...
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
Josh Billings
One of the self - Authenticating truths which we come at last to acknowledge is this strange fact that we know that for the evil in our lives we ourselves are responsible, but for the good God alone deserves the praise.
John L. Casteel

Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.
Joseph Addison
A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator the smaller the fraction.
Leo Tolstoy
Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause He noblest lives and noblest dies who makes and keeps his self - Made laws.
Sir Richard Francis Burton
Just what is it that America stands for? If she stands for one thing more than another it is for the sovereignty of self - Governing people.
Woodrow Wilson
How anybody dresses is indicative of his self - Concept. If students are dirty and ragged, it indicates they are not interested in tidying up their intellects either.
S Hayakawa
Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
Norman vincent peale - believe in yourself have faith in your abilities...
There are three classes of intellects one which comprehends by itself another which appreciates what others comprehend and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others the first is the most excellent, the second is good, and the third is useless.
Niccolo Machiavelli
People are unreasonable, illogical, and self - Centered. Love them anyway.
Mother Theresa
I could not say I believe. I know! I have had the experience of being gripped by something that is stronger than myself, something that people call God.
Carl Jung
Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self - Confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
Arnold Bennett
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.
George Bernard Shaw
To conquer others is to have power, to conquer yourself is to know the way.
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
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
Knowing others is intelligence knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu
Greatness sympathises with greatness, and littleness shrinks into itself.
William Hazlitt, on the Pleasure of Hating
The only difference between a genius and one of common capacity is that the former anticipates and explores what the latter accidentally hits upon; but even the man of genius himself more frequently employs the advantages that chance presents him; it is the lapidary who gives value to the diamond which the peasant has dug up without knowing its value.
Abbe Guillaume Raynal
There will be a time when loud - Mouthed, incompetent people seem to be getting the best of you. When that happens, you only have to be patient and wait for them to self destruct. It never fails.
Richard Rybolt
First mend yourself, and then mend others.
Jewish Prove
Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
Johann von Goethe
Modesty and unselfishness - - These are the virtues which men praise - - And pass by.
Andr Maurois
Each painting has its own way of evolving... When the painting is finished, the subject reaveals itself.
William Baziotes
If you would stand well with a great mind, leave him with a favorable impression of yourself if with a little mind, leave him with a favorable impression of himself.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Why not be oneself That is the whole secret of a successful appearance. If one is a greyhound why try to look like a Pekinese.
Edith Sitwell
When critics disagree the artist is in accord with himself.
Oscar Wilde, The picture of Dorian Gray
I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for the truth; and truth rewarded me.
Simone de Beauvoi
An individual cannot know what he is till he has made himself real by action.
Unknown
What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense, we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself.
Anna Jameson
He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
John Milton
The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself.
George Washington Allston
Discouragement is simply the despair of wounded self - Love.
Francois de Fenelon
There are no limits to either time or distance, except as man himself may make them. I have but to touch the wind to know these things.
Hal Borland
A friend is a second self.
Aristotle
Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune all these are names of the one and selfsame God.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca