Self Quotes

Karen horney - fortunately psychoanalysis is not the only way to...
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 have given up reading books; I find it takes my mind off myself.
Oscar Levant
No man is demolished but by himself.
Richard Bently
C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot. C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg.
Bjarne Stroustrup
L. ron hubbard - boldness in itself is genius....

When you meet the president, you ask yourself, How did it ever occur to anybody that he should be governor much less president.
Henry Kissinge
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Leo Tolstoy
La rochefoucauld - a man convinced of his own merit will accept...
The wise man does not permit himself to set up even in his own mind any comparisons of his friends. His friendship is capable of going to extremes with many people, evoked as it is by many qualities.
Charles Dudley Warne
I do not know myself, and God forbid that I should.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Would you hurt a man keenest, strike at his self - Love.
Lewis Lew Wallace
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
When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.
Antoine De Saint - Exupery
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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
I enjoyed my own nature to the fullest, and we all know that there lies happiness, although, to soothe one another mutually, we occasionally pretend to condemn such joys as selfishness.
Albert Camus
Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.
Joaquin Setanti
One attraction of Latin is that you can immerse yourself in the poems of Horace and Catullus without fretting over how to say, Have a nice day.
Peter Brodie
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self - Gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Helen Kelle
It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one; but success will be of a truer kind, earned without fraud or injustice. And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, still he must be honest; better to lose all and save character. For character is itself a fortune.
Samuel Smiles
But respect yourself most of all.
Golden verses of the Pythagoreans
If you want to be respected by others the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self - Respect will you compel others to respect you.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
Virginia Woolf
There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.
Proverbs 137 Bible
I do not think myself to be a worm, and a grub, grass of the field fit only to be burned, a clod, a morsel of putrid atoms that should be thrown to the dungheap, ready for the nethermost pit. Nor if I did should I therefore expect to sit with Angels and Archangels.
Anthony Trollope
Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself.
Roland Barthes, Esprit
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
The happy man is not he who seems thus to others, but who seems thus to himself.
Publilius Syrus
The reason why great men meet with so little pity or attachment in adversity, would seem to be this: the friends of a great man were made by his fortune, his enemies by himself, and revenge is a much more punctual paymaster than gratitude.
C. C. Colton
A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the measure as I have received and am still receiving.
Albert Einstein
The mirror never sees itself. The reflection never is itself.
J. Gregory Keyes, "Babylon 5: Dark Genesis: The Birth of the Psi Corps".
Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death.
Lyman Beeche
It is impossible to better yourself if you do not know what it means to be better.
Unknown
What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Antichrist, section 2
He who demands mercy and shows none burns the bridges over which he himself must later pass.
Thomas Adams
The wise man always throws himself on the side of his assailants. It is more his interest than it is theirs to find his weak point.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong.
Jane Austen
Just what is it that America stands for? If she stands for one thing more than another it is for the sovereignty of self - Governing people.
Woodrow Wilson