Self Quotes And Sayings

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You make sacrifices to become a mother, but you really find yourself and your soul.
~By Mariska Hargitay ~


Many times I asked myself, 'Who is a painter in your own eyes?'
~By Peter Malkin ~


Neither the wording of the amendment itself nor common practice challenged the widely held belief that government guaranteed freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
~By Linda Chavez ~


If you look over the years, the styles have changed - the clothes, the hair, the production, the approach to the songs. The icing to the cake has changed flavors. But if you really look at the cake itself, it's really the same.
~By John Oates ~


And to learn, you have to be willing to push yourself.
~By Brandi Chastain ~


If you don't believe in yourself, then who will believe in you? The next man's way of getting there might not necessarily work for me, so I have to create my own ways of getting there.
~By Michael Korda ~


I am expressing myself truthfully. That is an important thing.
~By Ziggy Marley ~


Facing the press is not easy, but because you have to go, you have to try to take a lot of positive things for yourself from these face-to-face meetings.
~By Jose Mourinho ~


I cut myself off from the mainstream of jazz. It stood me in good stead later on, as a musician.
~By Dave Van Ronk ~


The thing that teases the mind over and over for years, and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper whether little or great, it belongs to Literature.
~By Willa Cather ~


If the picture speaks to me, if it tells me something about myself, then I want it. Then I have to have it.
~By Norton Simon ~


The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.
~By Toni Morrison ~


I take none of that to heart. I don't feel like there's anything that I need to do for anybody else. I want to win bad enough for myself anyway, that nothing anybody can say can make me want to win any more.
~By Danica Patrick ~


Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.
~By Edmund Burke ~


Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.
~By Thomas Kempis ~


Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
~By George Orwell ~


I was nervous and hesitant about putting myself out there for the pie scene. But I went for it and the results were wonderful.
~By Jason Biggs ~


The paranoiac is the exact image of the ruler. The only difference is their position in the world. One might even think the paranoiac the more impressive of the two because he is sufficient unto himself and cannot be shaken by failure.
~By Elias Canetti ~


The panic of the Depression loosened my inhibitions against being different. I could be myself.
~By Emanuel Celler ~


My list of things I never pictured myself saying when I pictured myself as a parent has grown over the years.
~By Polly Berrien Berends ~


After a long, impartial enquiry of the truth, and after much and earnest calling upon God, to give unto me the spirit and revelation in the knowledge of Him, I find myself obliged, both by the principles of reason and Scripture, to embrace the opinion I now hold forth.
~By John Biddle ~


Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.
~By Elizabeth Cady Stanton ~


Let whatever is going to happen to me happen. I'm expecting the worst for myself and I'm resigned to it.
~By Alexander Dubcek ~


When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
~By Tecumseh ~


As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


Your enjoyment of the world is never right, till every morning you awake in Heaven: see yourself in your Father's palace; and look upon the skies, the earth, and the air as celestial joys: having such a reverend esteem of all, as if you were among the angels.
~By Thomas Traherne ~


When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
~By John Muir ~


As long as male behavior is taken to be the norm, there can be no serious questioning of male traits and behavior. A norm is by definition a standard for judging; it is not itself subject to judgment.
~By Myriam Miedzian ~


However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Some nights it was a melee, literally, where I'd be standing trying to defend myself for what I was doing. People would be screaming at me to do my old act, and getting actually violent and angry at me.
~By Jim Carrey ~


Observing humans and observing oneself yields a clear-minded starting point for literature.
~By Gao Xingjian ~


What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?
~By George Orwell ~


It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
~By Epicurus ~


My feelings about myself have been terrible.
~By Alvin Ailey ~


Art is a way to express yourself and through that you can escape a bad situation.
~By Russell Simmons ~


I don't call myself a white supremacist. I'm a civil rights activist concerned about European-American rights.
~By David Duke ~


I recently read some of the transcripts of Nixon's Watergate tapes, and they spent hours trying to figure out who was leaking and providing information to Carl and myself.
~By Bob Woodward ~


My name is more important than myself.
~By Pierre Cardin ~


True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
~By Helen Keller ~


You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
~By Khalil Gibran ~


As a painter you're responsible yourself, 100 percent. In film, you have the editor, the director, the other actors. It has the advantage of not being solitary.
~By Sylvia Kristel ~


Looking back across the years, so many pictures flash on the screen of my memory that just as I begin to see one clearly, another slides in, blotting out the first, itself to be pushed aside by the next and the next and the next.
~By Conrad Veidt ~


A man with an invention on which he has spent his life, but has no means to get it developed for the good of humanity - or even patented for himself - must feel the pinch of poverty very acutely.
~By James Payn ~


When the whole world has their eyes on you, if you say something that doesn't truly come from your spirit and your soul, or if you wear something that doesn't come from your spirit and your soul, it's an injustice to your position. And so, I'm really myself every single day and I do it because I know my fans would want me to.
~By Lady Gaga ~


The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself.
~By Kate Millett ~


I emphasize self-esteem, self-confidence, and dignity, not as an ideal, but as a real test of community organization. Without leadership development, community organizations do not have staying power.
~By Paul Wellstone ~


At such a loving invitation, Pinocchio, with one leap from the back of the orchestra, found himself in the front rows. With another leap, he was on the orchestra leader's head. With a third, he landed on the stage.
~By Carlo Collodi ~


I found my first novel difficult. I don't want to make it sound like it's any more difficult than driving a cab or going to any other job, but there are so many opportunities for self-doubt, that you just kind of need to soldier on.
~By Anthony Doerr ~


But I think the - what the tea party movement demonstrates, and I think the, the, the enthusiasm that we're seeing from independents and Republicans, is that if Washington isn't going to change itself, then we're going to change Washington. And I think that's what we're seeing.
~By John Cornyn ~


I know now that most people are so closely concerned with themselves that they are not aware of their own individuality, I can see myself, and it has helped me to say what I want to say in paint.
~By Georgia O'Keeffe ~


What I need to do to heal myself and to be assuring and allay the fears of others and to heal them if they had any heart wounds from something I may have said.
~By Mel Gibson ~


It is long since I could have adventured on eternity, through God's mercy and Christ's merits; but death remained somewhat terrible, and that now is taken away; and now death is no more to me, but to cast myself into my husband's arms, and to lie down with Him.
~By Donald Cargill ~


All I ever wanted to do was play the drums; I felt good about myself when I played the drums. So I worked anywhere and everywhere I could lug my drums in.
~By Max Weinberg ~


The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence.
~By Voltaire ~


The best work I can do is to take myself as much as I can out of it and get it as simple as I can.
~By Mandy Patinkin ~


If I fell down and hurt myself, I never cried. There was no one to hear me.
~By Louise Fletcher ~


There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.
~By Plato ~


Helping others is like helping yourself.
~By Henry Flagler ~


I put myself into character for my songs.
~By Michelle Branch ~


The reason I got into acting was not to explore myself. I was a reader, I didn't care about acting. I got into it in college, but I had no interest really in that, in getting up in front of anybody.
~By Campbell Scott ~


And doing a film in that period, and having to really celebrate what they wore back then, how they sat and how they spoke. You know, what the etiquette was back then for a lady. All of those things are like putting on a wig and transforming yourself, which I love.
~By Charlize Theron ~


A democracy, the realistic observer is forced to conclude, is likely to be idealistic in its feelings about itself, but imperialistic about its practice.
~By Irving Babbitt ~


I believe there is no doctrine more dangerous to the Church today than to convey the impression that a revival is something peculiar in itself and cannot be judged by the same rules of causes and effect as other things.
~By Billy Sunday ~


I think any advocate who is effective has fully acquainted himself or herself with the legislator they are going to meet. Know what committees they are on, what issues they are interested in, all in an effort to build a bridge for communicating with them.
~By Mark Shields ~


Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values... God made life simple. It is man who complicates it.
~By Charles Lindbergh ~


Suddenly I've got an overwhelming desire to surround myself with the aura of classical and Romantic art.
~By Sylvester Stallone ~


With the success of the last three or so years, when a lot of people start treating you differently, there's a danger that you may start to think of yourself differently. You rely on your friends to say, 'Hey, wake up!'
~By David Schwimmer ~


Man cannot degrade woman without himself falling into degradation; he cannot elevate her without at the same time elevating himself.
~By Alexander Walker ~


Night was running ahead of itself.
~By Jorge Amado ~


It is, finally, a word is untimely in three different senses, and bearing it as one's treasure will not win one anyone's favours; one rather risks finding oneself outside everyone's camp... Beauty is the word that shall be our first.
~By Hans Urs von Balthasar ~


The man with the real sense of humor is the man who can put himself in the spectator's place and laugh at his own misfortune.
~By Bert Williams ~


When you do a show five days a week and one night a week, the way I was doing, you use up so much music every day that pretty soon you find yourself hustling for material.
~By Tennessee Ernie Ford ~


I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.
~By Johnny Carson ~


Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
~By Jackson Pollock ~


Having soon discovered to be great, I must appear so, and therefore studiously avoided mixing in society, and wrapped myself in mystery, devoting my time to fasting and prayer.
~By Nat Turner ~


Shelley is truth itself and honour itself notwithstanding his out-of-the-way notions about religion.
~By George Byron ~


If you're honest with yourself, you're going to find out whether you truly love America, or whether your primary allegiance is to the Republican party.
~By Vincent Bugliosi ~


Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
~By Theodor Adorno ~


George was getting alot of independence for himself in those days. He was writing more, and wanted things to go his way - where, when we first started things basically went John and Paul's way. You know, 'cuz they were the writers.
~By Ringo Starr ~


A kleptomaniac is a person who helps himself because he can't help himself.
~By Henry Morgan ~


It's not enough for me to cover theater, I have to throw myself around every other art form, and do so thoroughly and relentlessly.
~By Michael Musto ~


The nicest thing is to open the newspapers and not to find yourself in them.
~By George Harrison ~


Anyone who is secure about herself shouldn't be threatened by the ads I do.
~By Calvin Klein ~


You have to respect your audience. Without them, you're essentially standing alone, singing to yourself.
~By K. D. Lang ~


The only way to avoid being unhappy is to close yourself up in Art and to count for nothing all the rest.
~By Gustave Flaubert ~


All of the muscles were gone, so that was a real tough time of rebuilding all of that. But you have a deadline, you have an obligation. You've said that you will commit to this part, and I just can't live with myself for not really giving it as much as I can.
~By Christian Bale ~


Ultimately, it's an illusion that you can understand yourself.
~By Paul Schrader ~


Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


Back then, my idol was Bugs Bunny, because I saw a cartoon of him playing ball - you know, the one where he plays every position himself with nobody else on the field but him? Now that I think of it, Bugs is still my idol. You have to love a ballplayer like that.
~By Nomar Garciaparra ~


No one is free who does not lord over himself.
~By Claudius ~


This marched was planned to be non violent and non confrontational, and gladly it stayed that way. What really impressed me was the self discipline of the Black Block.
~By John Blair ~


Crime is one of the leads of the show. If there's ever anything that deals with a character's personal life, you don't have to worry about it getting too crazy. People don't have to worry about character arcs. Each episode is a self-contained unit.
~By Christopher Meloni ~


Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
~By Charles Kingsley ~


One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others.
~By Moliere ~


Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
~By Albert Schweitzer ~


Art is only a means to life, to the life more abundant. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way, something which is overlooked not only by the public, but very often by the artist himself. In becoming an end it defeats itself.
~By Henry Miller ~


In rendering its decision in our case, the Supreme Court equated money with speech because these days it takes the first to make yourself heard.
~By James L. Buckley ~


The problem is that you cannot prove yourself against someone who is much weaker than yourself.
~By Martin van Creveld ~


It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body; for instance, to be over much occupied about exercise, about eating and drinking, about easing oneself, about sexual intercourse.
~By David Bailey ~


Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~

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February 1 ,2023
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