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I have to say, the coolest person I ever met in my whole life is John Mellencamp. I never met a person who was more secure about himself and his person.

Tags: Life, Whole  ✍ Author: Steven Adler

The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power.

Tags: Good, Power  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest.

Tags: Others, Society  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

If, then, you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because He Himself is the way.

Tags: Looking, Religion  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.

Tags: God, Society  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.

Tags: Lives, Universe  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.

Tags: Him, Young  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet in his private heart no man much respects himself.

Tags: Heart, Respect  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.

Tags: Envied, Loved  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written.

Tags: Cannot, Written  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.

Tags: Liar, Truthful  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.

 ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Let him that would move the world first move himself.

Tags: Him, Move  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.

Tags: Public, Trust  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part.

Tags: Feels, Government  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.

Tags: Music, Sweet  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

The most peaceable way for you, if you do take a thief, is, to let him show himself what he is and steal out of your company.

Tags: Him, Show  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

Tags: Fool, Wise  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

Tags: Time, Truth  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.

Tags: Except, Power  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

A man needs to look, not down, but up to standards set so much above his ordinary self as to make him feel that he is himself spiritually the underdog.

Tags: Him, Self  ✍ Author: Irving Babbitt

I have seen one shrike occupy himself for hours in sticking up on thorns, a number of small fishes that the fishermen had thrown on the shore. The fishes dried up and decayed.

Tags: Seen, Small  ✍ Author: John Bachman

Be Prepared... the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.

Tags: Motto, Thinking  ✍ Author: Robert Baden-Powell

The Scoutmaster teaches boys to play the game by doing so himself.

Tags: Game, Teaches  ✍ Author: Robert Baden-Powell

A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself.

Tags: Atmosphere, Walk  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot
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When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself.

Tags: Alone, Travel  ✍ Author: Leonard Bailey

Of all the toys available, none is better designed than the owner himself. A large multipurpose plaything, its parts can be made to move in almost any direction. It comes completely assembled, and it makes a sound when you jump on it.

Tags: Direction, Makes  ✍ Author: Stephen Baker

Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.

Tags: Dangerous, Heart  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

A lover always thinks of his mistress first and himself second; with a husband it runs the other way.

Tags: Husband, Mistress  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible.

Tags: God, Possible  ✍ Author: George Bancroft

Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.

Tags: Forgive, Others  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

An egotist is a person of low taste - more interested in himself than in me.

Tags: Interested, Taste  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.

Tags: Failure, Makes  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.

Tags: Temptation, Weak  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me.

Tags: Egotist, Interested  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

We are not won by arguments that we can analyse but by tone and temper, by the manner which is the man himself.

Tags: Temper, Won  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.

Tags: Bore, Bored  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

In our society, the ideal self is bold, gregarious, and comfortable in the spotlight. We like to think that we value individuality, but mostly we admire the type of individual who's comfortable 'putting himself out there.'

Tags: Self, Society  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain

The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to, yet he is forced by attraction to concern himself with the world that repels him.

Tags: Him, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Italo Calvino

At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things.

Tags: Accept, Far  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

The paranoiac is the exact image of the ruler. The only difference is their position in the world. One might even think the paranoiac the more impressive of the two because he is sufficient unto himself and cannot be shaken by failure.

Tags: Cannot, Failure  ✍ Author: Elias Canetti

I don't think he believed most of the things he said himself.

Tags: Believed, Said  ✍ Author: Howard Cannon

He who has regrets cannot look at himself in the mirror.

Tags: Cannot, Regrets  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

The first of all commodities to be exchanged is labour, and the freedom of man consists only in the exercise of the right to determine for himself in what manner his labour shall be employed, and how he will dispose of its products.

Tags: Exercise, Freedom  ✍ Author: Henry Charles Carey

But He Himself hath sealed your sufferings, and their thus saying condemns God, and His sealing condemns them.

Tags: God, Saying  ✍ Author: William Carey

No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offence.

Tags: Giving, Lives  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be exalted.

Tags: Everyone, Humbled  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

No one has the right to be sorry for himself for a misfortune that strikes everyone.

Tags: Everyone, Sorry  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

No poet or orator has ever existed who believed there was any better than himself.

Tags: Believed, Poet  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!

Tags: Cannot, Means  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

No man ever listened himself out of a job.

Tags: Job, Listened  ✍ Author: Calvin Coolidge

The writer has to force himself to work. He has to make his own hours and if he doesn't go to his desk at all there is nobody to scold him.

Tags: Him, Work  ✍ Author: Roald Dahl

Man hoards himself when he has nothing to give away.

Tags: Away, Give  ✍ Author: Edward Dahlberg

Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself.

Tags: Acting, Time  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

The most original thing a writer can do is write like himself. It is also his most difficult task.

Tags: Difficult, Write  ✍ Author: Robertson Davies

Design can never be an ultimate explanation for anything. It can only be a proximate explanation. A plane or a car is explained by a designer but that's because the designer himself, the engineer, is explained by natural selection.

Tags: Car, Design  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people.

Tags: Dangerous, Good  ✍ Author: Charles Dickens

Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.

Tags: Listen, Talk  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments.

Tags: Away, Gentleman  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.

Tags: Life, Short  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

I think a poet is anybody who wouldn't call himself a poet.

Tags: Anybody, Call  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot.

Tags: Burden, Jesus  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

Proof is an idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.

Tags: Idol, Pure  ✍ Author: Arthur Eddington

There is nothing about resilience that I can say that my father did not first utter silently in eighteen years of living inside a two-dimensional cutout of himself.

Tags: Father, Living  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

The efficient man is the man who thinks for himself.

Tags: Efficient, Thinks  ✍ Author: Charles William Eliot

The husband - by primitive instinct partly, certainly by ancient tradition - regards himself as the active partner in matters of love and his own pleasure as legitimately the prime motive for activity.

Tags: Husband, Love  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

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

Tags: Betrayed, Courage  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated.

Tags: Fully, Understood  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

No man is free who is not master of himself.

Tags: Free, Master  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.

Tags: Gods, Power  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

God himself preserved the Bible, and brought it down through the ages.

Tags: Bible, God  ✍ Author: Jerry Falwell

Violence is man re-creating himself.

Tags: Violence  ✍ Author: Frantz Fanon

A man perceives himself as owning and being owned by a woman.

Tags: Owned, Woman  ✍ Author: Warren Farrell

There is no one subsists by himself alone.

Tags: Alone  ✍ Author: Edward Felten

Draco's not really a bully. He's not exactly the biggest, strongest guy in the world. He's more a rich, snobby person. He thinks of himself as really cool.

Tags: Cool, Rich  ✍ Author: Tom Felton

He who is firm in will molds the world to himself.

Tags: Firm  ✍ Author: Johann Gottlieb Fichte

Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues.

Tags: Cardinal, Virtues  ✍ Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

One often has need of one, inferior to himself.

Tags: Inferior, Often  ✍ Author: Jean de La Fontaine

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.

Tags: Fool, Wise  ✍ Author: Anatole France

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.

Tags: Makes, Small  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.

Tags: Falls, Love  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.

Tags: Pleasure, Thinks  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.

Tags: Book, Wiser  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

The psychic task which a person can and must set for himself is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.

Tags: Able, Insecurity  ✍ Author: Erich Fromm

With devotion's visage and pious action we do sugar o'er the devil himself.

Tags: Action, Devil  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.

Tags: Nature, Personal  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.

Tags: Law, Life  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

The most sinister aspect of Jack is his detachment, his ability to distance himself from his feelings.

Tags: Ability, Feelings  ✍ Author: Victor Garber

We live at a time when man believes himself fabulously capable of creation, but he does not know what to create.

Tags: Create, Time  ✍ Author: Jose Ortega y Gasset

Under the species of Syndicalism and Fascism there appears for the first time in Europe a type of man who does not want to give reasons or to be right, but simply shows himself resolved to impose his opinions.

Tags: Give, Time  ✍ Author: Jose Ortega y Gasset

Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrest his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.

Tags: Become, Ugly  ✍ Author: Andre Gide

A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.

Tags: Child, Solitude  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He who does not think much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines.

Tags: Esteemed  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Every author in some way portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.

Tags: Against, Works  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.

Tags: Achieve, Him  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is in self-limitation that a master first shows himself.

Tags: Master, Shows  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When we have a Deputy Prime Minister who tells people not to drive cars but has two Jags himself, and where the Minister who tells people not to have two homes turns out to have nine himself no wonder the public believe politicians are hypocrites.

Tags: Politics, Public  ✍ Author: William Hague

How man evolved with such an incredible reservoir of talent and such fantastic diversity isn't completely understood... he knows so little and has nothing to measure himself against.

Tags: Against, Talent  ✍ Author: Edward T. Hall

Every theory of love, from Plato down, teaches that each individual loves in the other sex what he lacks in himself.

Tags: Love, Sex  ✍ Author: G. Stanley Hall

He is a very humble man, that thinks not himself better than some others.

Tags: Humble, Others  ✍ Author: Joseph Hall

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