Self Quotes

Samuel taylor coleridge - the most happy marriage i can imagine to myself...
If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.
Marvin Gaye

I hate mankind, for I think myself to be one of them, and I know how bad I am.
Samuel Johnson
For myself I am an optimist - - It does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill
Mary montagu - i give myself, sometimes, admirable advice, but i...
I have found a desire within myself that no experience in this world can satisfy; the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
C. S. Lewis

Jesse louis jackson - dream is not a revelation. if a dream affords the...
The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because it is invested with so much of oneself. It is a mystery, containing, like all mysteries, the possibility of torment.
James Arthur Baldwin
Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.
Real love is a permanently self - Enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck, O Magazine, February 2004
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Publilius Syrus
Forgiveness breaks the chain of causality because he who forgives you - - Out of love - - Takes upon himself the consequences of what you have done. Forgiveness, therefore, always entails a sacrifice.
Dag Hammarskjld
To be proud of virtue is to poison oneself with the antidote.
Benjamin Franklin, ?
But respect yourself most of all.
Golden verses of the Pythagoreans
Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim.
Graham Greene, Heart of the Matter (1948)
He who is sorrowful can force himself to smile, but he who is glad cannot weep.
Selma Lagerloef
Every job is a self - Portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.
Commitment To Excellence
Believe in yourself Have faith in your abilities Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale
Self - Help must precede help from others. Even for making certain of help from heaven, one has to help oneself.
Morarji Ranchhodji Desai
Remember! Things in life will not always run smoothly. Sometimes we will be rising toward the heights - Then all will seem to reverse itself and start downward. The great fact to remember is that the trend of civilization itself is forever upward, that a line drawn through the middle of the peaks and the valleys of the centuries always has an upward trend.
Endicott Peabody
The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.
Oscar Wilde
When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about.
Albert Einstein, The World as I See It.
We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.
Aldous Huxley
Learn to limit yourself, to content yourself with some definite thing, and some definite work dare to be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not and to believe in your own individuality.
Henri Frdric Amiel
Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life, it is life itself.
Henry Havelock Ellis
There are at least two kinds of cowards. One kind always lives with himself, afraid to face the world. The other kind lives with the world, afraid to face himself.
Roscoe Snowden
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
Benjamin Disraeli
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Benjamin Franklin
The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby.
I Ching
Increase your personal power through positive and powerful communication. Recognize and eliminate negative self talk.
Caterina Rando
Watch for good times to retreat into yourself. Frequently meditate on how good God is to you.
Thomas a Kempis, quoted in the LDS Church News 8/20/2005
Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
Og Mandino
He who allows himself to be insulted, deserves to be.
Pierre Corneille
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
When solving a panic you must first ask yourself what you were doing that could possibly frighten an operating system.
Peter van der Linden
A writer must refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution.
Jean - Paul Sartre, Upon refusing the Nobel Prize, Oct. 22, 1964
She had learned the self - Deprecating ways of the woman who does not want to be thought hard and grasping, but her artifices could not always cover the nakedness of her need to excel.
Faith Sullivan, The Cape Ann, 1988
Conventionality is not morality. Self - Righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.
Charlotte Bronte
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself.
Maturity beings to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.
John MacNaughton