Self Quotes

No man is an island, entire of itself every man is a piece of the continent.
John Donne
The evil implanted in man by nature spreads so imperceptibly, when the habit of wrong - Doing is unchecked, that he himself can set no limit to his shamelessness.
Cicero

A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self - Control is the rule.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Samuel taylor coleridge - he who begins by loving christianity better than...
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture... Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
Norman Vincent Peale
Unknown - if an artist is not able to commit himself...

Mediocrity does not see higher than itself. But talent instantly recognizes the genius.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Give not over thy soul to sorrow; and afflict not thyself in thy own counsel. Gladness of heart is the life of man and the joyfulness of man is length of days.
Ecclesiastes
The typical American of today has lost all the love of liberty, that his forefathers had, and all their disgust of emotion, and pride in self - Reliance. He is led no longer by Davy Crocketts he is led by cheer leaders, press agents, word mongers, uplifters.
Henry Louis Mencken
Think of yourself as an incandescent power, illuminated and perhaps forever talked to by God and his messengers.
Brenda Ueland
Your confidence in the people, and your doubt about them, are closely related to your self - Confidence and your self - Doubt.
Kahlil Gibran
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man - Given. Be grateful. Conceit is self - Given. Be careful.
John Wooden
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only difference between a madman and myself is that I am not mad.
Salvidor Dali
No really great man ever thought himself so.
William Hazlitt
My friend, if I could give you one thing, I would wish for you the ability to see yourself as others see you. Then you would realize what a truly special person you are.
B. A. Billingsly
He who pursues fame at the risk of losing his self is not a scholar.
Chuang - Tzu, The Great Supreme
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Mark twain - the best way to cheer yourself up is to try to...
The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
As in political so in literary action a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices and the consistent narrowness of his outlook.
Joseph Conrad
I have impeached myself by resigning.
Richard Milhous Nixon
A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.
Alec Waugh
As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self - Destroying.
Arthur C. Clarke
I have a cat named Trash. In the current political climate it would seem that if I were trying to sell him at least to a Computer Scientist, I would not stress that he is gentle to humans and is self - Sufficient, living mostly on field mice. Rather, I would argue that he is object - Oriented.
Roger King
To love is not a passive thing. To love is active voice. When I love I do something, I function, I give. I do not love in order that I may be loved back again, but for the creative joy of loving. And every time I do so love I am freed, at least a little, by the outgoing of love, from enslavement to that most intolerable of master, myself.
Bernard Iddings Bell
Everyone needs a strong sense of self. It is our base of operations for everything that we do in life.
Julia T. Alvarez
The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practised, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good.... God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.
Pierre Charron
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
If you have a brain in your head and feet in your shoes, you can steer youeself in any direction you choose.
Dr. Seuss
Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.
Lois McMaster Bujold, "A Civil Campaign", 1999
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Scott Adams
Language exists only on the surface of our consciousness. The great human struggles are played out in silence and in the ability to express oneself.
Franz Xavier Kroetz
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
The salary of the chief executive of the large corporations is not an award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm gesture by the individual to himself.
John Kenneth Galbraith
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Nelson Mandela
The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self - Controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 47 - 8 Bible
Any ordinary man can... surround himself with two thousand books... and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy.
Augustine Birrell
Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing.
George Orwell
An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
Publilius Syrus