Self Quotes

Sir robert hutchinson - vegetarianism is harmless enough, though it is...
President Reagan was elected on the promise of getting government off the backs of the people and now he demands that government wrap itself around the waists of the people.
Ralph Nade

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
Henry Ward Beeche
The giving of love is an education in itself.
Roosevelt, Eleano
Philip guedalla - history repeats itself historians repeat each...
However mean your life is, meet it and live it: do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts. God will see that you do want society.
Henry David Thoreau

Charles de gaulle - the better i get to know men, the more i find...
Man is the only creature that strives to surpass himself, and yearns for the impossible.
Eric Hoffe
What a man thinks of himself that is what determines, or rather indicates his fate.
Henry David Thoreau
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness to an opponent, tolerance to a friend, your heart to your child, a good example to a father, deference to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you to yourself, respect to all men, charity.
Francis Maitland Balfou
Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself.
H. L. Mencken
Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.
Baltasar Gracian
You cannot believe in honor until you have achieved it. Better keep yourself clean and bright you are the window through which you must see the world.
Sir Walter Besant
I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea - Shore, and diverting myself in finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean lay all undiscovered before me.
Sir Isaac Newton, Epitaph
Proof is the idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.
Sir Arthur Eddington, The Nature of the Physical World
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
I have great faith in fools; self - Confidence, my friends call it.
Edgar Allan Poe
Do definite good first of all to yourself, then to definite persons.
John Lancaster Spalding
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.
Thomas Jefferson
For the sword outwears its sheath, And the soul wears out the breast, And the heart must pause for breath, And love itself have rest.
Lord Byron
Blessed are they who heal you of self - Despisings. Of all services which can be done to man, I know of none more precious.
William Hale White
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
Pope John XXIII
Prepare yourself for the world, as the athletes used to do for their exercise; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do.
Earl of Chesterfield
Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfill his destiny.
Paul Tillich
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
Seneca
To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object.
Simone de Beauvoi
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
To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is a bad dream.
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Ja
There is no limit to stupidity. Space itself is said to be bounded by its own curvature, but stupidity continues beyond infinity.
Gene Wolfe
I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea shore and diverting himself and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell that ordinary while the greater ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Isaac Newton
There are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent, the second is good, and the third is useless.
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.
Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself".
An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth.
Bonnie Friedman, in New York Times
Guilt resembles a sword with two edges. On the one hand, it cuts for Justice, imposing practical morality upon those who fear it. But there is another side to that weighted emotion. Conscience does not always adhere to rational judgment. Guilt is always a self - Imposed burden, but it is not always rightly imposed.
R. A. Salvatore, Sojourn
There will be a time when loud - Mouthed, incompetent people seem to be getting the best of you. When that happens, you only have to be patient and wait for them to self destruct. It never fails.
Richard Rybolt
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
Nothing is so awesomely unfamiliar as the familiar that discloses itself at the end of a journey.
Cynthia Ozick
Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Of course life is bizarre, the more bizarre it gets, the more interesting it is. The only way to approach it is to make yourself some popcorn and enjoy the show.
David Gerrold
An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
Washington Irving