Self Quotes

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
Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all.
Michael Masser and Linda Creed

Graham See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you Are you the kind that sees signs, sees miracles Or do you believe that people just get lucky Or, look at the question this way Is it possible that there are no coincidences.
Signs
H. l. mencken - if i ever marry, it will be on a sudden impulse -...
But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided.
Alfred North Whitehead
Nicholson bake - in my case, adulthood itself was not an advance,...

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
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
The essence of all jokes, of all comedy, seems to be an honest or well intended halfness; a non performance of that which is pretended to be performed, at the same time that one is giving loud pledges of performance. The balking of the intellect, is comedy and it announces itself in the pleasant spasms we call laughter.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience.
La Bruyere
A human being is an animal suspended in webs of significance which he himself has spun.
Clifford Geertz, "Cultural Anthropology" by Nanda
I might repeat to myself slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound - If I can remember any of the damn things.
Dorothy Parke
The sage wears clothes of coarse cloth but carries jewels in his bosom He knows himself but does not display himself He loves himself but does not hold himself in high esteem.
Lao Tzu
To be an American is of itself almost a moral condition, an education, and a career.
George Santayana
Irrational barriers and ancient prejudices fall quickly when the question of survival itself is at stake.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
People are unreasonable, illogical, and self - Centered. Love them anyway.
Mother Theresa
Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.
Annie Lennox
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
Lady mary wortley montagu - you can be pleased with nothing when you are not...
When critics disagree the artist is in accord with himself.
Oscar Wilde, The picture of Dorian Gray
Psychoanalysis is that mental illnes for which it regards itself a therapy.
Karl Kraus
The one way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in literature as in a perpetual orgy.
Gustave Flaubert
Do you ever sit down and wonder what is wrong with the world Do you ever ask yourself why it is that Christians seem to have so little influence, why they seem to achieve so little, for all their numbers, in putting the world right To each of those two questions there is ultimately but one answer. It is this we lack the mind of Christ.
J. Arthur Lewis
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self - Gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Helen Kelle
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality... the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not a poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.
Rainer Maria Rilke
The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.
Charles De Gaulle
I said to myself that growing up really means slowing down.
Siri Hustvedt, What I Loved, pg. 336
Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
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
My wish is to ride the tempest, tame the waves, kill the sharks. I will not resign myself...
Trieu Thi Trinh
Respect yourself and others will respect you.
Confucius
The attempt to silence a man is the greatest honor you can bestow on him. It means that you recognize his superiority to yourself.
Joseph Sobran
Ahhh. A man with a sharp wit. Someone ought to take it away from him before he cuts himself.
Peter da Silva
Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think.
Niels Boh
It is by no means self - Evident that human beings are most real when most violently excited; violent physical passions do not in themselves differentiate men from each other, but rather tend to reduce them to the same state.
Thomas Elliot
I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human with the soul of a clown, which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.
Jim Morrison
Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.
Doris Lessing
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
Buddha
The very fact of its finding itself in agreement with other minds perturbs it, so that it hunts for points of divergence, feeling the urgent need to make it clear that at least it reached the same conclusions by a different route.
Herbert Butterfield