Self Quotes

Timothy leary - a man without justice is a beast, and a man who...
I know all except myself.
Francois Villon, Ballade des Menus Propres

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
Knowing others is intelligence knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu
H hahn blavatsky - shun praise. praise leads to self - delusion. thy...
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
Thomas Jefferson

Albert einstein - my religion consists of a humble admiration of...
What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little.
Stanislaus
An individual cannot know what he is till he has made himself real by action.
Unknown
If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around you own.
Emerson
Do not accustom yourself to use big words for little matters.
Samuel Johnson
This coffee plunges into the stomach... the mind is aroused, and ideas pour forth like the battalions of the Grand Army on the field of battle.... Memories charge at full gallop... the light cavalry of comparisons deploys itself magnificently; the artillery of logic hurry in with their train of ammunition; flashes of wit pop up like sharp - Shooters.
Honore de Balzac
It is the part of a wise man to keep himself to - Day for to - Morrow, and not to venture all his eggs in one basket.
Miguel de Cervantes
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
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue, but virtue itself; neither do we rejoice therein, because we control our lusts, but contrariwise, because we rejoice therein, we are able to control our lusts.
Baruch Spinoza, The Ethics
The way to final freedom is within thy self.
The Book of the Golden Precepts
A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self - Control is the rule.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Think to yourself that every day is your last the hour to which you do not look forward will come as a welcome surprise.
Horace
When you understand what you see, you will no longer be children. You will know that life is pain, that each of us hangs always upon the cross of himself. And when you know that this is true of every man, woman and child on earth, you will be wiser.
Whittaker Chambers
Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other.
Seneca
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
Albert Einstein
The most common lie is that which one lies to himself lying to others is relatively an exception.
Hietzsche
I shall despair. There is no creature loves me; And if I die no soul will pity me: And wherefore should they, since that I myself Find in myself no pity to myself?
William Shakespeare, Richard III, V. iii
You give little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Kahlil Gibran
Judge thyself with the judgment of sincerity, and thou will judge others with the judgment of charity.
John Mitchell Mason
The self - Controlled soul, who moves amongst sense objects, free from either attachment or repulsion, he wins eternal Peace.
Bhagavad Gita
But words came halting forth, wanting Inventions stayInvention, Natures child, fled step - Dame Studys blows... Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite, Fool, said my Muse to me look in thy heart and write.
Sir Philip Sidney
When I want to know what France thinks, I ask myself.
Charles De Gaulle
Self - Respect permeates every aspect of your life.
Joe Clark
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
The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it.
Mack R. Douglas
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self - Complacent is erroneous - - On the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. It is failure that makes people bitter and cruel.
W. Somerset Maugham
Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The fear of making permanent commitments can change the mutual love of husband and wife into two loves of self - Two loves existing side by side, until they end in separation.
Pope John Paul II
Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself. If thou find anything questionable there, use the commentary of a severe friend rather than the gloss of a sweet lipped flatterer; there is more profit in a distasteful truth than in deceitful sweetness.
Francis Quarles
Approach each new problem not with a view of finding what you hope will be there, but to get the truth, the realities that must be grappled with. You may not like what you find. In that case you are entitled to try to change it. But do not deceive yourself as to what you do find to be the facts of the situation.
Bernard M. Baruch
Everyone makes a greater effort to hurt other people than to help himself.
Alexis Carrel
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward in my actions and not from them.
Hugh Prathe
Truth is so great a perfection, that if God would render himself visible to men, he would choose light for his body and truth for his soul.
Pythagorus
We improve ourselves by victories over ourself. There must be contests, and you must win.
Edward Gibbon