Best 12 855 of Self quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sherwood Anderson

The disease we all have and that we have to fight against all our lives is ... the disease of self.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rami M. Shapiro

The stories we tell ourselves about ourselves determine the quality of the selves we imagine we are. The stories we tell about others determine the quality of our relationships with them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Israelmore Ayivor

Cowardice is when you hide away from your real self, and wear another self in pretense. Be yourself; that is bravery. If yourself is not better for you to be, change yourself and live in that changed self!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eli Siegel

The resolution of conflict in self is like the making one of opposites in art.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Stephanie Lahart

There IS a better future for you! Get rid of that negative and defeated attitude. Stop tearing yourself down and learn to build yourself up. Speak positively about yourself. If you’re not satisfied with who you are and where you’re at in your life, have the courage to make a change and be a person that you can be proud of. Change can be scary, but change for the better is very rewarding in the end. You can do it! Do it for YOU.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Self-sufficiency, independence, the capacity to stand apart, to differ, to resist, and to defy-all are modes of being human.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Haruki Murakami

To sleep with a woman: it can seem of the utmost importance in your mind, or then again it can seem like nothing much at all. Which only goes to say that there's sex as therapy (self-therapy, that is) and there's sex as pastime.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Renard

I am never bored; to be bored is an insult to one's self.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Somya Kedia

When you hit rock bottom; test your limits, compete with yourself and challenge your potential. There is no greater glory than self achievement.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Henry

The paradox of the human condition is expressed more in education than elsewhere in human culture, because learning to learn has been and continues to be Homo Sapiens' most formidable evolutionary task... It must also be clear that we will never quite learn how to learn, for since Homo Sapiens is self-changing, and since the more culture changes the faster it changes, man's methods and rate of learning will never quite keep pace with his need to learn.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Macdonald

Those are not the tears of repentance!... Self-loathing is not sorrow. Yet it is good, for it marks a step in the way home, and in the father's arms the prodigal forgets the self he abominates.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jose Marti

Perhaps the enemies of liberty are such only because they judge it by its loud voice. If they knew its charms, the dignity that accompanies it, how much a free man feels like a king, the perpetual inner light that is produced by decorous self-awareness and realization, perhaps there would be no greater friends of freedom than those who are its worst enemies.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anita Renfroe

What's amazing to me now is that I actually recall fixating on the fact that my thighs a-l-m-o-s-t touched at the top....If I could go back in time and slap my eighteen-year-old self, I would. I would tell her to snap out of it, because that's the best you thighs will ever be. You should take pictures of your thighs right now so you can remember how amazing they were!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elizabeth Banks

I am not afraid of much. I kill all the spiders in my house, and I'm planning to go skydiving. I am into girl power, and I'm very self-sufficient.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jack Kornfield

We can struggle with what is. We can judge and blame others or ourselves. Or we can accept what cannot be changed. Peace comes from an honorable and open heart accepting what is true. Do we want to remain stuck? Or to release the fearful sense of self and rest kindly where we are?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Roger Scruton

Music exists when rhythmic, melodic or harmonic order is deliberately created, and consciously listened to, and it is only language-using, self-conscious creatures ... who are capable of organizing sounds in this way, either when uttering them or when perceiving them. We can hear music in the song of the nightingale, but it is music that no nightingale has heard.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Wordsworth

When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, and droop. Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign is solitude.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ayn Rand

There is a fundamental moral difference between a man who sees his self-interest in production and a man who sees it in robbery. The evil of a robber does not lie in the fact that he pursues his own interests, but in what he regards as to his own interest; not in the fact that he pursues his values, but in what he chose to value; not in the fact that he wants to live, but in the fact that he wants to live on a subhuman level.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gaspar Noe

I think you direct a movie just to express your own self.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Lopez

It was easy to blame other people for treating me in ways I didn't like, but now I was seeing that I was the one at fault. The only way you can be mistreated is by allowing yourself to be mistreated, and that was something I did over and over again. Somehow, I needed to find that glimmer of self-respect, buried deep inside, that would allow me to say: I am never going to let that happen to me again. I needed to learn how to stand up for myself in a different way, but I didn't know how.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rita Mae Brown

Humor comes from self-confidence.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

There is nothing that can satisfy a tasty soul accept the living water.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Zbigniew Brzezinski

Never before has a populist democracy attained international supremacy. But the pursuit of power is not a goal that commands popular passion, except in conditions of a sudden threat or challenge to the public's sense of domestic well-being. The economic self-denial (that is, defense spending) and the human sacrifice (casualties, even among professional soldiers) required in the effort are uncongenial to democratic instincts. Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rosemary Mahoney

I've rarely met a miserable, self-pitying blind person.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jason Letts

I used to think that if I were a certain kind of person I would spend all my time creating something beautiful. Well, it turns out I am, and I am.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Darwin

The impossibility of conceiving that this grand and wondrous universe, with our conscious selves, arose through chance, seems to me the chief argument for 
the existence of God.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anthony Bourdain

I don't have much patience for people who are self-conscious about the act of eating, and it irritates me when someone denies themselves the pleasure of a bloody hunk of steak or a pungent French cheese because of some outdated nonsense about what's appropriate or attractive.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stephenie Meyer

His skin was a pretty colour, it made me jealous. Jacob noticed my scrutiny. What?" he asked, suddenly self-conscious. "Nothing. I just hadn't realised before. Did you know, you're sort of beautiful?" Once the words slipped out, I worried that he might take my implusive observation the wrong way. But Jacob rolled his eyes. "You hit your head pretty hard, didn't you?" "I'm serious." Well, then, thanks. Sort of." I grinned. "You're sort of welcome.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Djuna Barnes

The truth is how you say it, and to be 'one's self' is the most shocking custom of all.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Paul Broks

What I think I am saying is that phenomenal consciousness - the raw feel of experience - is invisible to conventional scientific scrutiny and will forever remain so. It is, by definition, subjective - where as science, by definition, adopts an objective stance. You can't be in two places at once. You either experience consciousness "from the inside" ([...]) or you view it "from the outside" ([...]). Science can study the neural activity, the bodily states, the environmental conditions, and the outward behaviours - including verbal behaviours that stand for different states of awareness ([...]), but the quality - the feel - of our experiences remains forever private and therefore out of bounds of scientific analysis. I can't see a way round this. Privateness is a fundamental constituent of consciousness.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Dada Bhagwan

When one realizes that, 'The Soul is a non-doer,' then one is considered as having attained the right belief of 'I am pure Soul' (samkit).

By Anonym 13 Sep

Julian Barnes

I have an instinct for survival, for self-preservation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rajneesh

Then ego goes on growing, because the society needs you as an ego, not as a Self. The Self is irrelevant for the society; your periphery is meaningful. And there are many problems. The ego can be taught and the ego can be made docile and the ego can be forced to be obedient. The ego can be made to adjust, but not the Self. The Self cannot be taught, the Self cannot be forced. The Self is intrinsically rebellious, individual. It cannot be made a part of society.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Pinker

If people are innately saddled with certain sins and flaws, like selfishness, prejudice, sort-sightedness, and self-deception, then political reform would seem to be a waste of time.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace

Blind self-love, vanity, lifting aloft her empty head, and indiscretion, prodigal of secrets more transparent than glass, follow close behind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick Lenz

A Zen master is someone whose life is one with enlightenment and self-discovery. They can never be separated from that. They've been essentially mastered by Zen.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Medved

The movie industry has ignored the success of films that look favorably on faith with the same sort of self-destructive stubbornness that has led to its continued sponsorship of antireligious-message movies.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

Self-contemplation is apt to end in self-conceit.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Steindl-rast

The experience of love and the experience of death destroy the illusion of our self-sufficiency. The two are closely connected, and to become fully human we must experience both of them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Hoffer

Give people pride and they'll live on bread and water, bless their exploiters, and even die for them. Self-surrender is a transaction of barter: we surrender our sense of human dignity, our judgement, or moral and aesthetic sense for pride. If there is pride in being free, we are ready to die for liberty. If there is pride to be derived from an identification with a leader, we grovel in the dust before a Napoléon, Hitler or Stalin and are ready to die for him. If there is a distinction in suffering we search for martyrdom as for hidden treasure.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard Ebeling

Capitalism in the 19th century did not doom the worker to a life of perpetual poverty. Instead, they kept creating new and better-paying employments as the decades went by. They produced the wealth and rising income that resulted in the emergence of a phenomenon completely new to human history: a self-supporting and educated middle class that grew more and more as they lower classes bettered their economic well-being.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel Johnson

Few men survey themselves with so much severity as not to admit prejudices in their own favor.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Dada Bhagwan

Nothing can be attained until all supports other than those of the pure Soul have been eliminated.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dada Bhagwan

Abhorrence towards bitter circumstances and attachment towards sweet ones is the nature of agnan (ignorance of the self). Bitter and sweet will not exist if agnan (ignorance of the self) leaves.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Goulston

The measure of self-assurance is how deeply and sincerely interested you are in others; the measure of insecurity is how much you try to impress them with you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Lenz

To go beyond karma you have to end the structure of self.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jeff Koons

Art was something I could do better. It gave me a sense of self.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Denis Waitley

The single most outwardly identifiable trait demonstrated by a winning human being is that of positive self-expectation- which is pure and simple optimism.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Reggie Watts

Religions are the training wheels of self enlightenment. They can be helpful in the beginning but at some point they must be let go.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Hoffer

Both Faith and Terror are instruments for the elimination of individual self-respect. Terror crushes the autonomy of self-respect, where Faith obtains its more or less voluntary surrender. In both cases, the result of the elimination of individual autonomy is - automatism. Both Faith and Terror reduce the human entity to a formula that can be manipulated at will.