Self Quotes

Maitri upanishads - as one acts and conducts himself, so does he...
Four years was enough of Harvard. I still had a lot to learn, but had been given the liberating notion that now I could teach myself.
John Updike

Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor.
E. B. White
The world is full of fools and he who would not wish to see one, must not only shut himself up alone, but must also break his looking - Glass.
Nicolas Boileau
Froude - wild animals never kill for sport. man is the...
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Dietrich bonhoeffe - the essence of optimism is that it takes no...
Formerly a public man needed a private secretary for a barrier between himself and the public. Nowadays he has a press secretary to keep him properly in the public eye.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Listen within yourself and look into the infinitude of Space and Time. There can be heard the songs of the Constellations, the voices of the Numbers, and the harmonies of the Spheres.
The Divine Pymande
Where there are no tigers, a wildcat is very self - Important.
Korean Prove
Man is not born to solve the problem of the universe, but to find out what he has to do; and to restrain himself within the limits of his comprehension.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
If you turn your back on these people, you yourself are an animal. You may be a well - Dressed animal, but you are nevertheless an animal.
Edward Irving Koch
Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause; He noblest lives and noblest dies who makes and keeps his self - Made laws.
Sir Richard Francis Burton
You give little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Kahlil Gibran
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Maya Angelou
The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person you want to be.... Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.
Wilfred Peterson, This Week (Oct. 1, 1961)
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one rascal less in the world.
Thomas Carlyle
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
If you sit down at set of sun And count the acts that you have done, And counting find One self - Denying deed, one word That eased the heart of him who heard One glance most kind That fell like sunshine where it went - Then you may count that day well spent.
George Eliot
I think that their flight from and hatred of technology is self - Defeating. The Buddha rests quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer of the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain or in the petals of a flower. To think otherwise is to demean the Buddha - - which is to demean oneself.
Robert M. Pursig, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance".
Self - Trust is the essence of heroism.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love thy neighbour as yourself, but choose your neighbourhood.
Louise Beal
Formal education will earn you a living, self - Education make you a fortune.
Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self - Satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.
John Wooden
Above all be true to yourself, and if you can not put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.
Hardy D. Jackson
A self - Balancing, 28 - Jointed adaptor - Based biped; an electro - Chemical reduction plant, integral with segregated stowages of special energy extracts in storage batteries, for subsequent actuation of thousands of hydraulic and pneumatic pumps, with motors attached; 62, 000 miles of capillaries....
R. Buckminster Fulle
Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfill his destiny.
Paul Tillich
He who knows others is wise; He who know himself is enlightened.
Lao - Tzu, The Way of Lao - Tzu
So full of artless jealousy is guilt, It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.
William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 4 scene 5
Modern Man is the victim of the very instruments he values most. Every gain in power, every mastery of natural forces, every scientific addition to knowledge, has proved potentially dangerous, because it has not been accompanied by equal gains in self - Understanding and self - Discipline.
Lewis Mumford
As the moon retaineth her nature, though darkness spread itself before her face as a curtain, so the Soul remaineth perfect even in the bosom of the fool.
If the thunder is not loud, the peasant forgets to cross himself.
Assyrian Prove
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
Eleanor Roosevelt
He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
Lao Tzu
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the unlimitable superior who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
Albert Einstein
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 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
Nobody will believe in you unless you believe in yourself.
I believe that to meet the challenge of the next century, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. Each of us must learn to work not just for his or her own self, family or nation, but for the benefit of all mankind.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, speech? in 1994