Self Quotes

Ralph waldo emerson - happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others...
The man who comes with a tale about others has himself an ax to grind.
Chinese prove

The work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself and carry you away. It is the means by which the artist conveys his passion. It is the current which he puts forth which sweeps you along in his passion.
Auguste Renoi
Increase your personal power through positive and powerful communication. Recognize and eliminate negative self talk.
Caterina Rando
Friedrich nietzsche - he who despises himself esteems himself as a self...
Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.
Sir Thomas Browne

Robert ingersoll - give to every other human being every right that...
America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world.
George Herbert Walker Bush
I count him braver who conquers his desires than him who conquers his enemies for the hardest victort is the victory over self.
Aristotle
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Christmas gift suggestions To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.
Oren Arnold
Josh Billings said, It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient one, too. Human beings have always employed an enormous variety of clever devices for running away from themselves, and the modern world is particularly rich in such stratagems.
John W. Gardne
It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.
Abraham Lincoln
But the greatest menace to our civilization today is the conflict between giant organized systems of self - Righteousness - - Each system only too delighted to find that the other is wicked - - Each only too glad that the sins give it the pretext for still deeper hatred and animosity.
Herbert Butterfield
Nobody will believe in you unless you believe in yourself.
Liberace
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
Paul Tillich
Something ignoble, loathsome, undignified attends all associations between people and has been transferred to all objects, dwelling, tools, even the landscape itself.
Bertolt Brecht
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.
Mahatma Gandhi
Those only are happy who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness: on the happiness of others, on the improvement of mankind, even on some art or pursuit followed not as a means, but as itself an ideal end. Aiming at something else, they find happiness by the way.
John Stuart Mill
The tragic mistake of so many in the environmentalist movement is the belief that the rest of the world can afford to hold itself to our expensive green standards.
Jonathan Berry
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
The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself.
James Thurber, in Edward R. Murrow television interview
Without freedom, no art art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.
Albert Camus
Love is our response to our highest values. Love is self - Enjoyment. The noblest love is born out of admiration of another? s values.
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
In summer, the song sings itself.
William Carlos Williams
Do not wrong or hate your neighbor for it is not he that you wrong but yourself.
American Indian Prove
It is certain that the real function of art is to increase our self - Consciousness; to make us more aware of what we are, and therefore of what the universe in which we live really is. And since mathematics, in its own way, also performs this function, it is not only aesthetically charming but profoundly significant. It is an art, and a great art.
John W. N. Sullivan
Education must provide the opportunities for self - Fulfillment it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way.
Noam Chomsky
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
Civilization is the distance man has placed between himself and his excreta.
Brian Aldiss
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.
Sun - Tzu
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau
The mirror never sees itself. The reflection never is itself.
J. Gregory Keyes, "Babylon 5: Dark Genesis: The Birth of the Psi Corps".
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
He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dullness in others.
Samuel Foote
He alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all contingencies of life; but the fool contends, and struggling, like a swimmer, against the stream.
Latin
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
Never expose yourself unnecessarily to danger; a miracle may not save you... and if it does, it will be deducted from your share of luck or merit.
The Talmud
But love is blind and lovers cannot see The pretty follies that themselves commit; For if they could, Cupid himself would blush To see me thus transformed to a boy.
William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act II Scene 6
A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself.
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