Self Quotes

Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self - Respect.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations
He who has not a good memory should never take upon himself the trade of lying.
Michel de Montaigne

Greatness sympathises with greatness, and littleness shrinks into itself.
William Hazlitt, on the Pleasure of Hating
Rabbi hillel - if i am not for myself, who is for me but if i am...
Most maxim - Mongers have preferred the prettiness to the justness of a thought, and the turn to the truth but I have refused myself to everything that my own experience did not justify and confirm.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
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The recognition that no knowledge can be complete, no metaphor entire, is itself humanizing. It counteracts fanaticism. It grants even to adversaries the possibility of partial truth, and to oneself the possibility of error.
Alvin Toffle
I have impeached myself by resigning.
Richard Milhous Nixon
Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself.
Jane Wagne
That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have given up reading books; I find it takes my mind off myself.
Oscar Levant
Self - Conceit may lead to self - Destruction.
Aesop, The Frog and the Ox
He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.
Proverbs 1532 Bible
Man is a make - Believe animal - He is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part.
William Hazlitt
Greatness is great power, producing great effects. It is not enough that a man has great power in himself, he must shew it to all the world in a way that cannot be hid or gainsaid.
William Hazlitt, on the Pleasure of Hating
Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.
James Arthur Baldwin
Social engaged intellectuals must accept reality as they found it and shape it toward positive social goals, not stand aside in self - Righteous isolation.
John Dewey
Experience is an asset of which no worker can be cheated, no matter how selfish or greedy his immediate employer may be.
Napolean Hill
Ralph waldo emerson - the wise man always throws himself on the side of...
Of all the self - Fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest.
Marilyn Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy, 1980
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
Foster C. McClellan
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
Poor is the man who does not know his own intrinsic worth and tends to measure everything by relative value. A man of financial wealth who values himself by his financial net worth is poorer than a poor man who values himself by his intrinsic self worth.
Sidney Madwed
To conquer others is to have power, to conquer yourself is to know the way.
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it but your arrow will fly far higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself.
Joel Hawes
He who has injured thee was stronger or weaker than thee. If weaker, spare him if stronger, spare thyself.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Ronald Reagan
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
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
Josh Billings
No one but a theorist believes his theory; everyone puts faith in a laboratory result but the experimenter himself.
Albert Einstein, quoted in Scientific American, September 2004, page 69
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
Benjamin Spock
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
Thomas Jefferson
Of all the beautiful truths pertaining to the soul None is more gladdening or fruitful than to know You can regenerate and make yourself what you will.
William James
To be nobody but yourself, in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
E. E. Cummings
A bodily disease which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
The first prerogative of an artist in any medium is to make a fool of himself.
Pauline Kael
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
Benjamin Disraeli
This agglomeration which was called and which still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire.
Voltaire
Fortunately, psychoanalysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself remains a very effective therapist.
Karen Horney
You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.
Ethel Barrymore