Best 244 of Self reliance quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

Go ahead and pursue your God-given dreams.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Matakas

All these men recognized what they themselves valued, and lived according to these values regardless of their relationship to the values of their community. Each lived according to what brought them happiness and peace rather than commonplace prescriptions of the multitudes.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Plato

It is only just that anything that grows up on its own should feel it has nothing to repay for an upbringing which it owes no one.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Trisha Leigh

You can love people, and you can befriend them, but the only person you can ever one hundred percent depend on is yourself.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Piper Kerman

How could I admit that the All-American Girl's force field of stoicism and self-reliance and do-unto-others-and-keep-smiling wasn't working, wasn't keeping pain and shame and powerlessness away? From a young age I had learned to get over - to cover my tracks emotionally, to hide or ignore my problems in the belief that they were mine alone to solve. So when exhilarating transgressions required getting over on authority figures, I knew how to do it. I was a great bluffer. And when common, everyday survival in prison required getting over, I could do that too. This is what was approvingly described by my fellow prisoners as 'street-smarts,' as in 'You wouldn't think it to look at her, but Piper's got street-smarts.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

I am only one. The best person I can possibly be.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

The best of being is to live the best live, doing what you love.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Virtues are, in the popular estimate, rather the exception than the rule. There is the man and his virtues.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

Think and imagine the possibilities of your heart's desires. You will attract them to you.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Greg Gutfeld

The real American ideal of cool which is building businesses, protecting freedom at home and abroad, taking responsibility for your actions, and leaving other people alone to live as they damn well please.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

These are the voices which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint and inaudible as we enter into the world.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Ivan Illich

Wherever the shadow of economic growth touches us, we are left useless unless employed on a job or engaged in consumption...We lose sight of our resources, lose control over the environmental conditions which make these resources applicable, lose taste for self-reliant coping with challenges from without and anxiety from within.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Lois Mcmaster Bujold

Trust in the gods, They will supply? Hardly. He wondered suddenly if it was as hard for the gods to have faith in Ingrey as it was for him to have faith in Them, and a weird wild urge to show Them how it should be done swept him for a moment.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert D. Hales

* Be ready for rainy-day emergencies * Avoid excessive debt; be content with what we have * Use the resources of the earth wisely; don´t be wasteful * Prepare for the future by making spending and savings plans * Keep a family or personal budget * Teach children wise spending habits and help them save for the future * Obtain an education or vocational training * Find gainful employment As we become self-reliant, we will be prepared to face challenges with confidence and peace of mind.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

I can do it! I can do it!! I can do it!!!

By Anonym 20 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

With perseverance and endurance you can survive any storm.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Chris Matakas

To know our values is to have a foundation on which to build a great life. Our environment and education will play a large part in influencing our formulation of this world view, but is ultimately ourselves that have the final say. We must decide what we value, and then live accordingly. After all, in the eyes of the world we could achieve great success, but if our actions do not coincide with what we ourselves truly deem worthy, we will find no peace.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

Life is full of limitless opportunities. You ought to seek them.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Marty Rubin

One gift I think is a great one is a gift for self-entertainment.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Gary Taubes

Of all the dangerous ideas that health officials could have embraced while trying to understand why we get fat, they would have been hard-pressed to find one ultimately more damaging than calories-in/calories-out. That it reinforces what appears to be so obvious - obesity as the penalty for gluttony and sloth - is what makes it so alluring. But it's misleading and misconceived on so many levels that it's hard to imagine how it survived unscathed and virtually unchallenged for the last fifty years. It has done incalculable harm. Not only is this thinking at least partly responsible for the ever-growing numbers of obese and overweight in the world - while directing attention away from the real reasons we get fat - but it has served to reinforce the perception that those who get fat have no one to blame but themselves. That eating less invariably fails as a cure for obesity is rarely perceived as the single most important reason to make us question our assumptions, as Hilde Bruch suggested half a century ago. Rather, it is taken as still more evidence that the overweight and obese are incapable of following a diet and eating in moderation. And it put the blame for their physical condition squarely on their behavior, which couldn't be further from the truth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry B. Eyring

The great test of life is to see whether we will hearken to and obey God's commands in the midst of the storms of life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Garry Fitchett

A responsible citizen of any society desires no sure paths, just reachable pegs. I need no sure paths; shaky stepping-stones, and perilous pegs will do, for you do not know my way.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jeanette Winterson

It never happened, but that doesn't mean it wasn't there to happen. All of that has been a brutal lesson to me in not overlooking or misunderstanding what is actually there, in your hands, now. We always think the thing we need to transform everything--the miracle--is elsewhere, but often it is right next to us. Sometimes it is us, ourselves.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Gary Hopkins

If you make time for the nonsense, good or bad, it will continue to seek you out.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Sunday Adelaja

Your self-reliance, self-appraisal and self- perception depends on how successful you are at knowing who God has created you to become

By Anonym 16 Sep

Chaim Potok

He looked down at the books. There was a long silence. Then he raised his eyes and directed his gaze at Gershon, and Gershon did not look away. "I will tell you, Loran what is of importance is not that there may be nothing. We have always acknowledged that as a possibility. What is important is that if indeed there is nothing, then we should be prepared to make something out of the one thing we have left to us -- ourselves. I do not know what else to tell you, Loran. No one is in possession of all wisdom. No one." Gershon sat in silence, looking at Nathan Malkuson.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Rainer Maria Rilke

Isn't it time that, in love, we freed ourselves from the loved one and, trembling, endured: as the arrow endures the string, collecting itself to be more than itself as it shoots?

By Anonym 18 Sep

David Anthony Durham

She would never be caught unprepared again, she swore to herself. She would never trust. Never love. Never put faith in other human beings again. She would learn all she could of the shape and substance of the world, and she would find a way to survive in it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Davidson

Associate with noblest people you can find; read the best books; live with the mighty. But learn to be happy alone. Rely upon your own energies, and so not wait for, or depend on other people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jacqueline Edgington

You have to be a best friend to yourself. If you hate yourself then everyone else will see that and they won’t like you either. You have to be your own best friend. You can rely on yourself, Jack. You can trust yourself. That’s the secret. When you blame everyone else for your bad luck, it takes away your power to help yourself.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Amanda Boyden

Remember, this is important: Never trust that you will be saved by anyone.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sharon Osbourne

When you get pushed down, you pick yourself up and move on. I've never been a victim.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gary Hopkins

Being your own light ensures that you will never need another to pull you out of darkness again.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Abhijit Naskar

Stop being the sheep and become the lion my friend!

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jacqueline Edgington

There are predators in these woods. There are sly foxes, mean skunks and rabbits that will skip out on you when you need them the most. The only way to be safe is to learn who you are; then, you can become who you want to be.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man is a stream whose source is hidden. Our being is descending into us from we know not whence.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Self-reliance is the highest expression of self-respect.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dervla Murphy

In the travellers’ world, social media have enlarged the generation gap. The internet has brought a change in the very concept of travel as a process taking one away from the familiar into the unknown. Now the familiar is not left behind and the unknown has become familiar even before one leaves home. Unpredictability – to my generation the salt that gave travelling its savour – seems unnecessary if not downright irritating to many of the young. The sunset challenge – where to sleep? – has been banished by the ease of booking into a hostel or organised campsite with a street plan provided by the internet. Moreover, relatives and friends evidently expect regular reassurance about the traveller’s precise location and welfare – and vice versa, the traveller needing to know that all is well back home. Notoriously, dependence on instant communication with distant family and friends is known to stunt the development of self-reliance. Perhaps that is why, amongst younger travellers, one notices a new timidity.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Greer Macallister

You want to set me free? Do it. You want to turn me in? You can do that too. You're the only one with the choice. And that bullet in your back doesn't mean you've got any less choice than you ever did. Live free of fear if you want to. We all carry something inside us that could kill us; yours just has a name. You want to change your life? Change it. You have no less of a right to be happy than the rest of us.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

Trusting yourself means you dare walk alone.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

Refuse to worry. Cast your anxiety upon the Lord. He cares for you.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Abhijit Naskar

Doubt not the self O lion-heart, for those who call you crazy will one day worship you.

By Anonym 20 Sep

John Piper

When you take all three categories of temptation to self-reliance – wisdom, might and riches – they form a powerful inducement toward the ultimate form of pride, namely, atheism. The safest way to stay supreme in our own estimation is to deny anything above us. This is why the proud preoccupy themselves with looking down on others. A proud man is always looking down on things and people and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you. But to preserve pride it may be simpler to proclaim that there is nothing above to look at (Psalm 10:4). Ultimately, the proud must persuade themselves that there is no God.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Neith Boyce

What women are concerned in is developing their own individuality, and hence they refuse to call any man master, be he husband or spiritual guide. Personal freedom is more precious to them than the protection of the best men. The women they envy are not those who are simply wives and mothers, but those who by honest intelligent work have attained distinction in any line of effort, and whose creed has been self-reliance.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

And truly it demands something godlike in him who has cast off the common motives of humanity, and has ventured to trust himself for a taskmaster. High be his heart, faithful his will, clear his sight, that he may in good earnest be doctrine, society, law, to himself, that a simple purpose may be to him as strong as iron necessity is to others!