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Wise Quotes about Self

May you find great value in these Self quotes and sayings.

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Choice Honor

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

 

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

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Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be that self which one truly is.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

We see Life through the fun-house mirrors of our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

Wisdom has its root in goodness,
not goodness its root in wisdom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
- Albert Einstein

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

Who were you before you put yourself last.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

When you do your best
you learn to accept yourself
- don Miguel Ruiz

Who sows virtue reaps honor.
- Leonardo da Vinci

If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The promises we makes to ourselves are the things
that assure us we have the capacity to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We seek opinions that are likely to
support what we want to be true.
- Thomas Gilovich

Once you label me, you negate me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

Never do things others can do and will do
if there are things others cannot do or will not do.
- Amelia Earhart

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

I sail the seas of life as the MASTER of my ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing,
while others judge us by what we have already done.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you,
but it is most important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you are comes to you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Grin your smile; giggle your laugh; unfurl your joy;
dash the last trace of your self-consciousness;
and cavort your most uninhibited play.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

March to the beat of your own drum.
- Proverb

WHY do you care what THEY think?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you are impeccable, you take
responsibility for your actions,
but you do not judge or blame yourself.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Society censors our actions,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Face the facts of being what you are,
for that is what changes what you are.
- Soren Kierkegaard

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your time is limited,
so don't waste it living someone else's life.
- Steve Jobs

It is by going down into the abyss
that we recover the treasures of life.
Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
- Joseph Campbell

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

When you argue with reality,
you lose - but only always.
- Byron Katie


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