Self Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Self

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It is not enough to be well-intentioned; one must strive to put those intentions into action in a capable way. One must consider the effect his actions will have on others. Looked at like this, to persist in ignorance is itself dishonorable.
~By Andrew Cohen ~


That's why, to experience that, you know for a fact that a human being is capable of so much more, because to go to that place and to step outside yourself and observe yourself do these things, while the rest of the world is moving in slow motion, is really incredible.
~By Marcus Allen ~


You hate someone whom you really wish to love, but whom you cannot love. Perhaps he himself prevents you. That is a disguised form of love.
~By Sri Chinmoy ~


It is plain that, when it comes to inferior officers, Congress itself can pass a law sending these nominees to the President with him having the authority to put them on the bench without the advice and consent of the Senate.
~By John Jay Hooker ~


I decided that my means were sufficient to enable me to devote myself to botany, a determination which I never, during the long period of my subsequent career, had on any occasion any reason to repent of.
~By George Bentham ~


A discontented young fellow, filled with self pride; he certainly should have considered it an honor to be sent on so respectable an embassy as he was.
~By Zebulon Pike ~


So you shouldn't really flatter yourself that they want to be your buddy. They don't. Generally. They want you for some reason or other, and you just have to fend that off all the time.
~By Kurt Loder ~


If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail.
~By Francis Quarles ~


Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
~By Baltasar Gracian ~


Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
~By John Adams ~


As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice.
~By Adolf Hitler ~


Truth should not be forced; it should simply manifest itself, like a woman who has in her privacy reflected and coolly decided to bestow herself upon a certain man.
~By John Updike ~


Monetary policy itself cannot sensibly be directed at reducing imbalances.
~By Timothy Geithner ~


I have a private press. I'm a book artist. I publish books of other authors and artists. I do the illustrating. I set the type. I print it myself on my press. I do everything but bind it.
~By Gloria Stuart ~


My mother was a very literate person who had educated herself. She had an exceptional vocabulary.
~By Lynn Johnston ~


I really only ever go on sun holidays so in my experience I prepare myself for the beach.
~By Lisa Snowdon ~


I consider that 9/11 was the day when war was started against my own work and against myself. Even though we are not sure of the links, Iraq was one of the countries that did not lower its flags in mourning on 9/11.
~By Adam Michnik ~


Help thyself and Heaven will help thee.
~By Jean de La Fontaine ~


Once I found out how much an Off-Off-Broadway actor makes, I was whoring myself out the next day.
~By Rob Corddry ~


I thought people would ask me really personal questions because I've shown more of myself, but it's a comedy, and people understand that it's a game we play.
~By Charlotte Gainsbourg ~


I am known to be able to take care of myself when I become angry. I don't mince words.
~By Ethel Merman ~


A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.
~By Meister Eckhart ~


For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
~By Winston Churchill ~


I do not allow myself vain regrets or foreboding.
~By Mary Chesnut ~


To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
~By Joan Didion ~


Success, and even life itself, wouldn't be worth anything if I didn't have my wife and children by my side. They mean everything to me.
~By Jude Law ~


Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
~By Kurt Vonnegut ~


God is each truly and exalted thing, therefore the individual himself to the highest degree. But are not nature and the world individuals?
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


I think we are living in selfish times. I'm the first one to say that I'm the most selfish. We live in the so-called 'first world,' and we may be first in a lot of things like technology, but we are behind in empathy.
~By Javier Bardem ~


Where everything is possible miracles become commonplaces, but the familiar ceases to be self-evident.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


My parents are really well intended, and I think their way of dealing with things is denial and guilt. Nobody wanted to talk about it. But all I did was blame myself.
~By Teri Hatcher ~


Take events in your life seriously, take work seriously, but don't take yourself seriously, or you'll become affected, pompous and boring.
~By Shelley Duvall ~


The abortionist I worked for, he's a very greedy man, a selfish man.
~By Norma McCorvey ~


I still don't look at myself as a star. I've always had a thankful heart.
~By Brenda Lee ~


I think the more you do this and the more comfortable you become on stage, you start speaking more and becoming more of a character in yourself.
~By Carrot Top ~


Only when I came to America did I think of myself as British.
~By Naveen Andrews ~


I consider myself a student of Hollywood.
~By Rob Morrow ~


Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself.
~By John Milton ~


Wellbeing is attained by little and little, and nevertheless is no little thing itself.
~By Citium Zeno ~


The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
~By Carl Rogers ~


I found myself in a race with Mother Nature to play as much baseball as I could before she forced me to stop.
~By Willie Stargell ~


Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
~By Baruch Spinoza ~


When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly better than unfaithfulness.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and you laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.
~By Clarissa Pinkola Estes ~


I never think of myself as any kind of sex symbol, but I get letters from all over, all sorts. It's really cool. I get a lot from inmates, which is kind of scary. But the best was the guy who wanted to send me a plane ticket to fly me to his prom.
~By Laura Prepon ~


Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


If you want to be original just try being yourself, because God has never made two people exactly alike.
~By Bernard Meltzer ~


One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true of false. It comes to be dominating thought in one's mind.
~By Robert Collier ~


You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
~By Woodrow Wilson ~


I still love to look at photographs but I couldn't do it myself anymore.
~By Ben Shahn ~


After I did the first Die Hard I said I'd never do another, same after I did the second one and the third. The whole genre was running itself into the ground.
~By Bruce Willis ~


Even if I don't release it myself, somebody else might hear it and want to record it. When you write a song, it gives it that potential.
~By Smokey Robinson ~


Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~


Self-love seems so often unrequited.
~By Anthony Powell ~


Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self.
~By Erich Fromm ~


Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love.
~By Nathaniel Hawthorne ~


I express myself in sculpture since I am not a poet.
~By Aristide Maillol ~


I became much happier when I realized I shouldn't depend solely on my career for my sense of self. So I developed other interests and surrounded myself with a small group of friends I could trust.
~By Douglas Wood ~


There is no self-knowledge but an historical one. No one knows what he himself is who does not know his fellow men, especially the most prominent one of the community, the master's master, the genius of the age.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


Twenty-five million veterans are living among us today. These men and women selflessly set aside their civilian lives to put on the uniform and serve us.
~By Steve Buyer ~


I have to remind myself not to set boundaries.
~By Richard Thompson ~


Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.
~By Tom Hopkins ~


We prefer self-government with danger to servitude in tranquility.
~By Kwame Nkrumah ~


I hate to look at myself in a mirror, and I never go and see films.
~By Ursula Andress ~


The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.
~By Denis Waitley ~


We can only take it so far, because man can only take it so far, lower self can only take it so far, and you have to realize that the public is only at a certain place.
~By Alice Cooper ~


I just wanted to have fun for myself - I felt I had a lot to say, and I realized that I missed having a magazine as a place to express my ideas. The Times column is a place for me to unload those perceptions.
~By Tina Brown ~


Ever see a little kid walking around talking to himself? I'm the same way.
~By Chubby Checker ~


My goal is the same as every year - to not hurt myself.
~By Bode Miller ~


If you write fiction, you're by yourself. There are certain advantages to that in that you don't have to explain anything to anybody. But when you get in with others who share the loneliness of the whole enterprise, you're not lonely anymore.
~By Denis Johnson ~


If you wish to spare yourself and your venerable family, give heed to my advice with the ear of intelligence. If you do not, you will see what God has willed.
~By Hulagu Khan ~


I think you can find yourself on one of these shows for a long period of time and think that all you'll ever be able to do is that character. Certainly people think of you that way.
~By William Petersen ~


I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening. That was it. I'd seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it.
~By Bryan Adams ~


When I was a young player, I would look at players and think, he does this well, and try and pick up good points from them, or he conducts himself well, I'll pick up on that.
~By Richard Gough ~


The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete.
~By Lao Tzu ~


You have to have a strong sense of self in this business - otherwise they're going to spit you out.
~By Charlene Tilton ~


There's no way I can compete with someone who can write rap or rock and roll. Nor do I wish to. But I've always kept up to date with music changes. I worked very hard not to type myself.
~By Elmer Bernstein ~


It just is nothing foreign to consciousness at all that could present itself to consciousness through the mediation of phenomena different from the liking itself; to like is intrinsically to be conscious.
~By Edmund Husserl ~


O reason, reason, abstract phantom of the waking state, I had already expelled you from my dreams, now I have reached a point where those dreams are about to become fused with apparent realities: now there is only room here for myself.
~By Louis Aragon ~


The only advice I would give Christians entering the world of arts: give yourself a period of time, maybe three or four years. If you haven't made it in your chosen art form, dump it.
~By Cliff Richard ~


I mean, you have to be able - you have to have made the commitment within yourself to do whatever it takes to get the job done and to try to inspire other people to do it, because obviously the first rule is you can't do it by yourself.
~By James Cameron ~


There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


You can educate yourself right out of a relationship with God.
~By Tammy Faye Bakker ~


Let us reject violence and selfishness which could destroy our country's unity.
~By Mwai Kibaki ~


An attitude to life which seeks fulfillment in the single-minded pursuit of wealth - in short, materialism - does not fit into this world, because it contains within itself no limiting principle, while the environment in which it is placed is strictly limited.
~By Charles Edwards ~


I feel I have to protect myself against things. So I'm pretty careful to lose most of them.
~By Orson Welles ~


You have to be self-reliant and strong to survive in this town. Otherwise you will be destroyed.
~By Joan Crawford ~


The man who voyages strange seas must of necessity be a little unsure of himself. It is the man with the flashy air of knowing everything, who is always with it, that we should beware of.
~By Fred Hoyle ~


The easiest way to be cheated is to believe yourself to be more cunning than others.
~By Pierre Charron ~


I would be very happy to see 3.5 billion humans wiped out from the face of the earth within the next 150 or 200 years and I am quite prepared to go myself with this majority... let us all look forward to the day when the catastrophe strikes us down!
~By John Aspinall ~


I think it is important to maintain a sense of self and confidence, not letting either falter for the sake of a particular part or project, no matter how great it might be.
~By Fred Savage ~


With Germany herself falling, it is not strange that the nations leagued with her also went down to defeat.
~By Kelly Miller ~


Whatever universe a professor believes in must at any rate be a universe that lends itself to lengthy discourse. A universe definable in two sentences is something for which the professorial intellect has no use. No faith in anything of that cheap kind!
~By William James ~


I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.
~By Bob Dylan ~


The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


This kind of charge reveals a good deal about the personality of the people who make it; to impute such motives to another man is to imply you're harboring them yourself.
~By Jim Garrison ~


Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.
~By Marquis De Vauvenargues ~


Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age.
~By Lydia M. Child ~

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