Self Quotes

Henry ward beeche - a noble man compares and estimates himself by an...
What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.
Confucius

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
Anna Freud
Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be. Become one yourself.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people - - That is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.
James Thurbe
Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.
David Mamet

He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
Thomas Paine
Marcus aurelius antoninus, meditations - never esteem anything as of advantage to you that...
Trust thyself only, and another shall not betray thee.
Thomas Fulle
We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands upon himself, and the latter who makes no demands on himself.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
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
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more. Nobody is going to win a 5, 000 meter race after running an easy 2 miles. Not with me. If I lose forcing the pace all the way, well, at least I can live with myself.
Steve Prefontaine
Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment.
Andre Maurois
To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object.
Simone de Beauvoi
There is nothing remarkable about it, all one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
J. S. Bach
Let me advise thee not to talk of thyself as being old. There is something in Mind Cure, after all, and if thee continually talks of thyself as being old, thee may perhaps bring on some of the infirmities of age. At least I would not risk it if I were thee.
Hannah Whitall Smith, 1907
Man is immortal therefore he must die endlessly. For life is a creative idea it can only find itself in changing forms.
Rabindranath Tagore
The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, I shall to - Day be uppermost.
Confucius
Always be a first - Rate version of yourself, instead of a second - Rate version of someone else.
Judy Garland
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Scott Adams
True nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
Hindustani Prove
The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
Roger Banniste
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
The man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away.
Charles Schwa
Self - Trust, we know, is the first secret of success.
Lady Wilde
That man can destroy life is just as miraculous a feat as that he can create it, for life is the miracle, the inexplicable. In the act of destruction, man sets himself above life he transcends himself as a creature. Thus, the ultimate choice for a man, inasmuch as he is driven to transcend himself, is to create or to destroy, to love or to hate.
Erich Fromm
To linger in the observation of things other than the self implies a profound conviction of their worth.
Charles - Damian Boulogne
Thoughtfulness for others, generosity, modesty, and self - Respect are the qualities which make a real gentleman or lady.
Thomas Huxley
No one can be a great thinker who does not recognize that as a thinker it is his first duty to follow his intellect to whatever conclusions it may lead. Truth gains more even by the errors of one who, with due study, and preparation, thinks for himself, than by the true opinions of those who only hold them because they do not suffer themselves to think.
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859
Be fully in the moment, open yourself to the powerful energies dancing around you.
Ernest Hemingway
I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself.
Michel de Montaigne
I said to myself that growing up really means slowing down.
Siri Hustvedt, What I Loved, pg. 336
A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
Samuel Johnson
Reviewing has one advantage over suicide: in suicide you take it out on yourself; in reviewing you take it out on other people.
George Bernard Shaw
It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one but the 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 lose all and save character. For character is itself a fortune...
Samuel Smiles
It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself.
Salvador Dali
I do not come into this pulpit hoping that perhaps somebody will of his own free will return to Christ. My hope lies in another quarter. I hope that my Master will lay hold of some of them and say, You are mine, and you shall be mine. I claim you for myself. My hope arises from the freeness of grace, and not from the freedom of the will.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.
Proverbs 1532 Bible
The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
Mark Twain