Self Quotes

For myself I am an optimist - - It does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill
Believe in something larger than yourself.
Barbara Bush

If you see yourself as prosperous, you will be. If you see yourself as continually hard up, that is exactly what you will be.
Robert Collie
Ralph waldo emerson - make the most of yourself, for that is all there...
I bid him look into the lives of men as though into a mirror, and from others to take an example for himself.
Terence, Adelphoe
Virginia woolf - if you do not tell the truth about yourself you...

Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of carelessness, incapacity, or neglect.
That man has missed something who has never left a brothel at sunrise feeling like throwing himself into the river out of pure disgust.
Gustave Flaubert, 1, 911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said
Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say that it makes him more pleasing to others.
Samuel Johnson
There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.
Proverbs 137 Bible
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
That we can comprehend the little we know already is mindboggling in itself.
Tom Gates
Great grief does not of itself put an end to itself.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
No doubt Jack the Ripper excused himself on the grounds that it was human nature.
A. A. Milne
Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.
Desiderius Erasmus
A friend is somebody you want to be around when you feel like being by yourself.
Barbara Burrow
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
Energy is that amazing feeling that comes to life inside of you when you? re happy and believe in yourself.
Richard Simmons
Robert louis stevenson - a friend is a gift you give yourself....
The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
A human being is an animal suspended in webs of significance which he himself has spun.
Clifford Geertz, "Cultural Anthropology" by Nanda
If you want to endure life, prepare yourself for death.
Sigmund Freud, his essay on war & death
I do not know what I may appear to the world but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Isaac Newton
Nothing happens by itself... it all will come your way, once you understand that you have to make it come your way, by your own exertions.
Ben Stein
Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self - Gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Helen Kelle
Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
Lady Nancy Asto
Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.
Joseph Addison
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Albert Einstein
As soon as we left the ground I knew I myself had to fly!
Amelia Earhart
The best leader is the one who has the sense to surround himself with outstanding people and self - Restraint not to meddle with how they do their jobs.
Author Unknown
A man ought to be able to be fond of his wife without making a fool of himself about her.
George Bernard Shaw
I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.
Susan B. Anthony
That man can destroy life is just as miraculous a feat as that he can create it, for life is the miracle, the inexplicable. In the act of destruction, man sets himself above life he transcends himself as a creature. Thus, the ultimate choice for a man, inasmuch as he is driven to transcend himself, is to create or to destroy, to love or to hate.
Erich Fromm
To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.
Albert Einstein
True greatness consists in the use of a powerful understanding to enlighten oneself and others.
There is a way in which the collective knowledge of mankind expresses itself, for the finite individual, through mere daily living... a way in which life itself is sheer knowing.
Laurens Van der Post, Venture to the Interior (1951)
In order to preserve your self - Respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.
Robert Byrne
He who pursues fame at the risk of losing his self is not a scholar.
Chuang - Tzu, The Great Supreme
What the United States does best is to understand itself. What it does worst is understand others.
Carlos Fuentes
Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.
Adele Brookman