Quotes about Self

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Quotes About Self

Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms. - Kahlil Gibran

The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one's self to others. - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

One of the most effectual ways of pleasing and of making one's self loved is to be cheerful joy softens more hearts than tears do. - Mme. de Sartory

I have great faith in fools -- self confidence my friends call it. - Edgar Allan Poe

Become addicted to constant and never-ending self improvement. - Anthony D'Angelo

Enjoy things which are pleasant that is not the evil it is the reducing of our moral self to slavery by them that is. - Thomas Carlyle

Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis. - Martha Beck

The honey from the flowers of the senses, Ever present within, ruler of time, Goes beyond fear. For this Self is Supreme - Maitri Upanishads

Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs. - Joan Didion

If I were to start taking care of my grooming, I would no longer be my own self ... so the hell with it ... I will continue to be unconcerned about it, which surely has the advantage that I'm left in peace by many a fop who would otherwise come to see me. - Albert Einstein

Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind. You are as old as your doubt, your fear, your despair. The way to keep young is to keep your faith young. Keep your self confidence young. Keep your hope young. - Luella F. Phean

This above all to thine own self be true. - William Shakespeare

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action. - John Dewey

He who pursues fame at the risk of losing his self is not a scholar. - Chuang-tzu

There will be a time when loud-mouthed, incompetent people seem to be getting the best of you. When that happens, you only have to be patient and wait for them to self destruct. It never fails. - Richard Rybolt

Dreams are postcards from our subconscious, inner self to outer self, right brain trying to cross that moat to the left. Too often they come back unread return to sender, addressee unknown. That's a shame because it's a whole other world out there--or in here depending on your point of view. - Dennis Koenig

Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer into a selflessness which links us with all humanity. - Lady Nancy Astor

I have said that the soul is not more than the body, And I have said that the body is not more than the soul, And nothing, not God, is greater to one than one's self is. - Walt Whitman

This above all TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE. And it must follow as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. - William Shakespeare

Through the doors of perception Down the corridors of uncertainty Into the room of self doubt Opens the window of opportunity. - Unknown

The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous. - Margot Fonteyn

The easiest thing of all is to deceive one's self for what a man wishes he generally believes to be true. - Demosthenes

The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development. - Confucius

The noun of self becomes a verb. This flashpoint of creation in the present moment is where work and play merge. - Stephen Nachmanovitch

(Think of one's self as a teakettle) Though up to it's neck in hot water, It continues to sing. - Unknown

The most disturbing and wasteful emotions in modern life, next to fright, are those which are associated with the idea of blame, directed against the self or against others. - Marilyn Ferguson

As the same fire assumes different shapes When it consumes objects differing in shape, So does the one Self take the shape Of every creature in whom he is present. - Maitri Upanishads

This communicating of a man's self to his friend works two contrary effects for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half. - Aristotle

A tree never hits an automobile except in self defense. - American Proverb

To linger in the observation of things other than the self implies a profound conviction of their worth. - Charles-Damian Boulogne

Neither a borrower nor a lender be For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. - William Shakespeare

Your central self is totally untouched By grief, confusion, desperation. - Vernon Howard

Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause He noblest lives and noblest dies who makes and keeps his self-made laws. - Sir Richard Francis Burton

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool the truest heroism is, to resist the doubt and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when to be obeyed. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

My freedom will be so much the greater and more meaningful the more narrowly I limit my field of action and the more I surround myself with obstacles. Whatever diminishes constraint diminishes strength. The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self of the chains that shackle the spirit. - Igor Stravinsky

Only to the extent that someone is living out this self transcendence of human existence, is he truly human or does he become his true self. He becomes so, not by concerning himself with his self's actualization, but by forgetting himself and giving himself, overlooking himself and focusing outward. - Dr. Viktor E Frankl

People who are too concerned with how well they are doing will be less successful and feel less competent than those who focus on the task itself... Some psychologists call it a conflict between ego-orientation, or between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation... but in all cases, what counts is whether attention is turned away from the task at hand and focused on the self and its future rewards, or whether it is instead trained on the task itself. The latter attitude seems the more fruitful. - Unknown

To defend one's self against fear is simply to ensure that one will, one day, be conquered by it fears must be faced. - James Arthur Baldwin

The wise should surrender speech in mind, mind in the knowing self, the knowing self in the Spirit of the universe, and the Spirit of the universe in the Spirit of peace. - Maitri Upanishads

What you love is a sign from your higher self of what you are to do. - Sanaya Roman

A man's subconscious self is not the ideal companion. It lurks for the greater part of his life in some dark den of its own, hidden away, and emerges only to taunt and deride and increase the misery of a miserable hour. - P. G. Wodehouse

The soul who meditates on the Self is content to serve the Self and rests satisfied within the Self there remains nothing more for him to accomplish. - Bhagavad Gita

Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self it is no humility for a man to think less of himself than he ought, though it might rather puzzle him to do that. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon

The honor of my race, family and self is at stake. Everyone is expecting me to do big things. I will. My whole body and soul are to be thrown recklessly about the field. Every time the ball is snapped, I will be trying to do more than my part...Fight low, with your eyes open and toward the play. Watch out for crossbucks and reverse end runs. Be on your toes every minute if you expect to make good. Jack. - Jack Trice

If I am not for myself, who is for me But if I am for my own self only, what am I, and if not now, when - Rabbi Hillel

To love one's self is the beginning of a life-long romance. - Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

One's own self conquered is better than all other people. - The Dhammapada

Patience with others is Love, Patience with self is Hope, Patience with God is Faith. - Adel Bestavros

People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates. - Thomas Szasz