Self Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Self

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It is one of the aims of linguistics to define itself, to recognise what belongs within its domain. In those cases where it relies upon psychology, it will do so indirectly, remaining independent.
~By Ferdinand de Saussure ~


I was opposed to World War II, and indeed on June 22, 1941 when Hitler invaded the Soviet Union I suddenly found myself the lone supporter of peace since everybody else had, because of their communist beliefs, shifted over to become supporters of the war.
~By Douglass North ~


I have a bronze statue of myself, naked. I have these really big curls and water comes out of every curl. It's hot.
~By Macy Gray ~


Being stubborn has helped, being selfish is not a bad thing.
~By Herbie Mann ~


I became an actor so I didn't have to be myself.
~By Mark Ruffalo ~


I stare at myself in the mirror and I think, 'Wow, I'm really great-looking.'... I think I'm the greatest, anyway.
~By Iggy Pop ~


She worded it a bit strongly, but I do find myself more and more struck by the differences between the sexes. To put it another way: All marriages are mixed marriages.
~By Anne Tyler ~


But as a woman, I really started feeling vulnerable on the set, and I really felt that it was important that I should not be open for invitation or making myself look as though I was waiting for something.
~By John Lone ~


I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


We were in all four men with eight animals; for besides the spare horses led by Shaw and myself, an additional mule was driven along with us as a reserve in case of accident.
~By Francis Parkman ~


Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn't blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won't cheat, then you know he never will.
~By John D. MacDonald ~


Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.
~By Walt Whitman ~


I think I can regard myself as a political decision-maker.
~By Harri Holkeri ~


I learnt a lot about myself, I learnt a lot about other people and the problems they have. If I was lucky enough to live to a hundred, how I will feel about two per cent of my life being that way, I don't know.
~By Jeffrey Archer ~


It was the king's army, the king's people, the king's taxes; and he who questioned the propriety of the royal prerogative of taking from his people without return or accounting, was reckoned, and felt himself to be, a criminal, guilty of the highest crime of disloyalty.
~By John Buchanan Robinson ~


This sounds like my autobiography, but I thought this would be a good time to sound off about myself, as I think that I have been silent too long about my views and opinions.
~By Bob Kane ~


I don't consider myself qualified to do a movie about international intrigue - I seldom leave the country.
~By John Hughes ~


Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The things to avoid is being a bore to oneself.
~By Kitty O'Neill Collins ~


Rescue someone unwilling to look after himself, and he will cling to you like a dangerous illness.
~By Mason Cooley ~


I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
~By Barack Obama ~


Testing of self is a regular part of our own lives, so it seems natural to make it a part of the lives of my characters, as well, albeit on a much different level.
~By Terry Brooks ~


Any theory intended to describe and analyze socio-historical reality cannot restrict itself to the human spirit and disregard the totality of human nature.
~By Wilhelm Dilthey ~


In itself and in its consequences the life of leisure is beautiful and ennobling in all civilised men's eyes.
~By Thorstein Veblen ~


Ritual murder is referred to in court files which are located in Rome. There are pictures in it which show that in 23 cases, the Church itself has dealt with the question.
~By Julius Streicher ~


Take a look at your natural river. What are you? Stop playing games with yourself. Where's your river going? Are you riding with it? Or are you rowing against it? Don't you see that there is no effort if you're riding with your river?
~By Frederick Carl Frieseke ~


I think a poet is anybody who wouldn't call himself a poet.
~By Bob Dylan ~


To get away from one's working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one's self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.
~By Charles Horton Cooley ~


God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


I try to look at this music career thing as the means to an end. And really, at the end of it, I see myself on a sailboat, sailing off the edge of the world.
~By Michelle Shocked ~


Beset by a difficult problem? Now is your chance to shine. Pick yourself up, get to work and get triumphantly through it.
~By Ralph Marston ~


The Court made an exception, however, in the case of candidates contributing to their own campaigns because of the rather reasonable presumption that a candidate is incapable of corrupting himself.
~By James L. Buckley ~


I did know Ted Hughes and I partly wrote the book to explain to myself and others the complexities of a marriage that was for six years wonderfully productive of poetry and then ended in tragedy.
~By Anne Stevenson ~


Television has some lovely aspects to it - and some ghastly aspects - but the theater itself was a wonderful invention.
~By Patrick Macnee ~


I love acting and making your own luck. You have to recreate yourself, I guess. Although, I don't know how.
~By Dennis Quaid ~


A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself.
~By Doug Larson ~


You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.
~By Steve Prefontaine ~


I really don't consider myself to be a conventional Hollywood star. I've never really been marketed by the big studios to do mass market box office films.
~By Laura Dern ~


Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people.
~By J. B. Priestley ~


For a Christian, Jesus is the unique and only way that God has fully revealed himself. For a Jew this cannot be.
~By Lionel Blue ~


I love Dickens because it makes me chuckle to myself so. He has taken me to another world and out of so many earthly miseries.
~By Jane Birkin ~


Evolutionary cosmology formulates theories in which a universe is capable of giving rise to and generating future universes out of itself, within black holes or whatever.
~By Robert Nozick ~


I'm an underdog person, so I align myself with those who seem to be not considered valuable in polite society.
~By Jessica Hagedorn ~


You're always a little disappointing in person because you can't be the edited essence of yourself.
~By Mel Brooks ~


I don't know what a painting is; who knows what sets off even the desire to paint? It might be things, thoughts, a memory, sensations, which have nothing to do directly with painting itself. They can come from anything and anywhere.
~By Philip Guston ~


I very much dislike writing about myself or my work, and when pressed for autobiographical material can only give a bare chronological outline which contains no pertinent facts.
~By Shirley Jackson ~


My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
~By Cary Grant ~


I don't know how to sit outside myself and test against a hypothetical self who stayed home.
~By Thom Gunn ~


The scientific imagination always restrains itself within the limits of probability.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem.
~By David D. Burns ~


And the fact that I liked to show off and be the center of attention really lends itself to figure skating very well.
~By Scott Hamilton ~


I have made stage adjustments which allow me to hear myself better onstage so that has made playing live much more enjoyable.
~By Michael Schenker ~


The thing that I had saved up for myself and wanted most to bring off was a fully fledged professional production of Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Theater in Stratford.
~By Trevor Nunn ~


To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself.
~By Simone Weil ~


What wild imaginations one forms where dear self is concerned! How sure to be mistaken!
~By Jane Austen ~


We trust something in a grocery store and assume it's good. We don't learn about the most precious thing in life-the food we put in our body. Educate yourself!
~By Paul Prudhomme ~


At Geneva, the neutral states were often in agreement concerning the preliminaries for Genoa, and Genoa itself was marked by a quite natural mutual exchange of ideas.
~By Hjalmar Branting ~


I don't get many hecklers now but answering them is an art form in itself.
~By Paul Daniels ~


The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself.
~By Dawn Fraser ~


I am harder on myself than anyone else could be.
~By Kate Smith ~


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 ~


I think, head up and shoulders back. Not only does it make you look taller and thinner but it gives you confidence and boosts your self-esteem.
~By Shelley Long ~


To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved.
~By Pablo Picasso ~


If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I'm not frightened by anyone's perception of me.
~By Angelina Jolie ~


I know no words of prayer - God help me because I can not help myself.
~By Harold E. Hughes ~


Tyranny or slavery, born of selfishness, are the two educational methods of parents; all gradations of tyranny or slavery.
~By Franz Kafka ~


To fight against the infidels is Jihad; but to fight against your evil self is greater Jihad.
~By Abu Bakr ~


The moment that justice must be paid for by the victim of injustice it becomes itself injustice.
~By Benjamin Tucker ~


I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of the soul when a man who looks at himself is so ashamed that he tries to make some sort of change - within himself, not on the outside.
~By Joseph Brodsky ~


I think we're entering a very dangerous time. The West has set itself up, decided it's in charge, not for good intentions, not for the benefit of mankind.
~By Thom Yorke ~


The presentations and conceptions of the average man of the world are formed and dominated, not by the full and pure desire for knowledge as an end in itself, but by the struggle to adapt himself favourably to the conditions of life.
~By Ernst Mach ~


A person like myself, born and raised in the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia, to lower-middle-class parents. But I had the opportunity to get an education, to go and earn a commission in the United States Army, to serve for 22 years, to lead men and women in combat.
~By Allen West ~


As in political so in literary action a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices and the consistent narrowness of his outlook.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


More recently, as faith gave way to materialism, anti-Semitism assumed a secular mode, harnessing itself to the dominant ideologies of both the Left and the Right.
~By Jack Schwartz ~


Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
~By Brian Tracy ~


When everyone goes home, you're stuck with yourself.
~By Layne Staley ~


The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd.
~By Epicurus ~


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


I don't want to lose my name because that's how I know myself. There is a legacy here.
~By Moon Unit Zappa ~


I thought I'd do something nice for the band... I'll hang myself.
~By Jason Newsted ~


It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
~By Muhammad Ali ~


Shakespeare said pretty well everything and what he left out, James Joyce, with a judge from meself, put in.
~By Brendan Behan ~


I liked roaming around by myself.
~By Jimmy Rushing ~


When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.
~By Jacques Yves Cousteau ~


A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
~By Marcus Aurelius ~


Hard work does pay, and you just have to continue to work, and you got two guys, when you're talking about Gary and myself, we have a God-given talent, but we worked at it and we're happy to be where we are today.
~By Jason Kidd ~


At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one's lost self.
~By Brendan Francis ~


You may be always victorious if you will never enter into any contest where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
~By Epictetus ~


That Man indeed can never be good at heart, who is full of himself and his own Endowments.
~By Mary Astell ~


Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character, and the highest kind comes from a religious stock.
~By Theodore Parker ~


I think that America will not trust a party to defend America that isn't willing to defend itself.
~By James Carville ~


Love means to commit yourself without guarantee.
~By Anne Campbell ~


So that between the Cape of St. Maria and Japan we were four months and twenty-two days; at which time there were no more than six besides myself that could stand upon his feet.
~By Will Adams ~


I don't believe Fermat had a proof. I think he fooled himself into thinking he had a proof.
~By Andrew Wiles ~


Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
~By Henri Matisse ~


For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.
~By Charles de Gaulle ~


But the one thing that I did do was establish myself as a good actor.
~By Vincent D'Onofrio ~


Once the curtain is raised, the actor is ceases to belong to himself. He belongs to his character, to his author, to his public. He must do the impossible to identify himself with the first, not to betray the second, and not to disappoint the third.
~By Sarah Bernhardt ~


I could not understand how it could move under its own power. And when it had driven past me, without even thinking why I found myself chasing it down the road, as hard as I could run.
~By Soichiro Honda ~


To keep oneself safe does not mean to bury oneself.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


Well, Smoke n' Mirrors has very much a world music flavor and it doesn't park itself in one country. It borrows heavily from the Brazilian angle, which is dear to my heart, and I recorded several albums with that flavor.
~By Lee Ritenour ~

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