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Not only is the self entwined in society; it owes society its existence in the most literal sense.

Tags: Sense, Society  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Everyone must correct his own self; this is something more difficult to cope with, but it is not impossible.

Tags: Difficult, Impossible  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.

Tags: Lead, May  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

A real pleasure is a pleasure that one enjoys by one's self, without a companion, and without a single argument.

Tags: Real, Single  ✍ Author: Sholom Aleichem

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.

Tags: Love, Respect  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.

Tags: Him, Victory  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.

Tags: Christ, Grace  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

What wild imaginations one forms where dear self is concerned! How sure to be mistaken!

Tags: Sure, Wild  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.

Tags: Friends, Friendship  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.

Tags: Another, Teacher  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.

Tags: Pain, Sick  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

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.

Tags: Knowledge, Mother  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

And why not death rather than living torment? To die is to be banish'd from myself; And Silvia is myself: banish'd from her Is self from self: a deadly banishment!

Tags: Death, Die  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

This above all; to thine own self be true.

Tags: Above, True  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.

Tags: Night, True  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

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, Himself  ✍ Author: Irving Babbitt

It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self.

Tags: Power, Strange  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man's self.

Tags: Between, Friend  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Personally, I don't choose any particular religion or symbol or group of words or teachings to define me. That's between me and the most high. You know, my higher self. The Creator.

Tags: Religion, Words  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one's self. All sin is easy after that.

Tags: After, Easy  ✍ Author: Pearl Bailey

Acted drama requires surrender of one's self, sympathetic absorption in the play as it develops.

Tags: Drama, Surrender  ✍ Author: George Pierce Baker

To fight against the infidels is Jihad; but to fight against your evil self is greater Jihad.

Tags: Evil, Fight  ✍ Author: Tammy Faye Bakker

The development of the meaning attaching to the personal self, the conscious being, is the subject matter of the history of psychology.

Tags: History, Matter  ✍ Author: James Mark Baldwin

I cannot consistently, with self respect, do other than I have, namely, to deliberately violate an act which seems to me to be a denial of everything which ideally and in practice I hold sacred.

Tags: Cannot, Respect  ✍ Author: Roger Nash Baldwin

Revolution begins with the self, in the self.

Tags: Begins, Revolution  ✍ Author: Toni Cade Bambara
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Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It's about accepting all of yourself.

Tags: Accepting, Yourself  ✍ Author: Tyra Banks

The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.

Tags: Destiny, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.

Tags: Fear, Men  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

Lovers may be - and indeed generally are - enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.

Tags: Jealousy, May  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

A widely held, but rarely articulated, belief in our society is that the ideal self is bold, alpha, gregarious. Introversion is viewed somewhere between disappointment and pathology.

Tags: Between, Society  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain

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: Himself, Society  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain

To disappear your complete self into a character is quite difficult. I've tried it 85 times, and I've succeeded two or three times.

Tags: Character, Difficult  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

In the past I would self destruct when it came to love - I was immature, throwing myself into things but now times have changed, I want a relationship where you understand the other person.

Tags: Love, Past  ✍ Author: Elisabetta Canalis

Since I've started fighting it has taught me a lot about self respect, self confidence and self control.

Tags: Confidence, Respect  ✍ Author: Gina Carano

Whenever you see people talking about how real they are or how normal they are, it seems odd to have that self awareness that you could potentially not be normal.

Tags: Real, Talking  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

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

Tags: Give, Life  ✍ Author: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.

Tags: Ego, May  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

The spirit is the true self. The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure.

Tags: True, Win  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.

Tags: Confidence, Life  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

A friend is, as it were, a second self.

Tags: Friend, Friendship  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Having a self, even a simple self, allows you to look into the world and put a mark over what is more important and less important. It's a way of classifying the world in terms of your own needs.

Tags: Put, Simple  ✍ Author: Antonio Damasio

In 'Self Comes to Mind' I pay a lot of attention to simple creatures without brains or minds, because those 'cartooned abstractions of who we are' operate on precisely the same principles that we do.

Tags: Mind, Simple  ✍ Author: Antonio Damasio

Of necessity, the autobiographical self is not just about one individual but about all the others that an individual interacts with. Of necessity, it incorporates the culture in which the interactions took place.

Tags: Others, Place  ✍ Author: Antonio Damasio

Some of us, for better or worse, develop very stable, consistent, and largely predictable machineries of self. But in others, the self machinery is more flexible and more open to unexpected turns.

Tags: Others, Unexpected  ✍ Author: Antonio Damasio

You still have only one self and one identity. However, self, identity and personality are not things, they are not objects, and they certainly are not rigid. Instead, they are biological processes built within the brain from numerous interactive components, step by step, over a period of time.

Tags: Brain, Time  ✍ Author: Antonio Damasio

College was just so essential for my sense of self and my development.

Tags: College, Sense  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

I realized that I needed to be anonymous on the street and somebody else on the stage. I had tried to put my street self on the stage, but what they want is an actor on stage.

Tags: Else, Put  ✍ Author: Bobby Darin

I don't decide to represent anything except myself. But that self is full of collective memory.

Tags: Full, Memory  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Darwish

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

Tags: Action, Choice  ✍ Author: John Dewey

A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.

Tags: Others, Wasted  ✍ Author: Charles Dickens

It is almost impossible to reconcile self expression with the creative act.

Tags: Creative, Impossible  ✍ Author: Charles Eames

I'll tell you, I think that the Internet has provided an enormous boost to film criticism by giving people an opportunity to self publish or to find sites that are friendly.

Tags: Friendly, Giving  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

Keep a journal, and learn how to see how you as an individuals sees information so you can learn your own sign language. Meditate and practice psychic self defense and surrounding yourself with prayer.

Tags: Prayer, Yourself  ✍ Author: John Edward

Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and prepare one's self to do without it.

Tags: Happiness, May  ✍ Author: George Eliot

Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot? I know no speck so troublesome as self.

Tags: Leave, Vision  ✍ Author: George Eliot

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?

Tags: Few, Wants  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

'Metals' has partly been about me regaining my self respect and I feel like I'm growing the muscles I want to grow again.

Tags: Again, Respect  ✍ Author: Feist

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.

Tags: Hard, Three  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn't construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn't revolutionize the automobile industry that way.

Tags: Government, Great  ✍ Author: Milton Friedman

Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self.

Tags: Integrity, Love  ✍ Author: Erich Fromm

I do not consider my self as having mastered the flute, but I get a real kick out of trying.

Tags: Real, Trying  ✍ Author: James Galway

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.

Tags: Confidence, Life  ✍ Author: Marcus Garvey

There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one's self.

Tags: Dependence, Sure  ✍ Author: John Gay

There is nothing in the world more shameful than establishing one's self on lies and fables.

Tags: Lies, Shameful  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.

Tags: Others, Strength  ✍ Author: Billy Graham

The reason man does not experience his true cultural self is that until he experiences another self as valid he has little basis for validating his own self.

Tags: Experience, True  ✍ Author: Edward T. Hall

We need a self because the complexity of the chemical processes that make up our individual humanities exceeds the processing power of our brains.

Tags: Individual, Power  ✍ Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

If it takes you seven years to write each novel, you need a patron. And I would rather have my corporate self as my patron than any arts council or bestower of grants.

Tags: Rather, Write  ✍ Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

I think there's a natural link between the fact that our self is a story that we make up and that we're drawn to stories. It resonates, in a way.

Tags: Between, Fact  ✍ Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

If your sense of self is destabilised, to imagine being another becomes pretty easy.

Tags: Pretty, Sense  ✍ Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Love places someone else in the centre of your being and your own self is blurred.

Tags: Love, Someone  ✍ Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

What other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one's self!

Tags: Dark, Heart  ✍ Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others. They are safe from reprisals. And have no hope of rising in their own self esteem but by lowering their neighbors.

Tags: Hope, Others  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.

Tags: Conquer, Conquered  ✍ Author: Napoleon Hill

There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.

Tags: Corner, Universe  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning.

Tags: Fight, Life  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.

Tags: Corner, Universe  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

Though the terror of the sea gives to none security, in the secret of the shell. Self preserving we may dwell.

Tags: May, Sea  ✍ Author: Muhammad Iqbal

It is the nature of the self to manifest itself, In every atom slumbers the might of the self.

Tags: Might, Nature  ✍ Author: Muhammad Iqbal

I think privacy is important, and it's important you don't bore people with your own boring self.

Tags: Boring, Privacy  ✍ Author: Alison Jackson

Philosophic meditation is an accomplishment by which I attain Being and my own self, not impartial thinking which studies a subject with indifference.

Tags: Meditation, Thinking  ✍ Author: Karl Jaspers

To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.

Tags: Great, Love  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

I'd go from film to film and almost detach from one world and jump in another. I was living as these people and not having a self. I didn't know who I was. And things just get really dark.

Tags: Dark, Living  ✍ Author: Angelina Jolie

Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance?

Tags: Realize, Respect  ✍ Author: Abdul Kalam

I believe in God, but even if you don't, you can believe in a self, the person who is innately who you are. Once you fully become that person, then everything you do will be blessed.

Tags: Blessed, God  ✍ Author: Mary Karr

Social issues have been used to distract Americans from their own self interests since Nixon's southern strategy, and now people are paying the price.

Tags: Social, Used  ✍ Author: Carmen Kass

Is it possible to covet a much longer life for one's self and be as devoted to the well-being of the next generation? It's a long argument.

Tags: Life, Possible  ✍ Author: Leon Kass

My friends tell me that I've calmed down, that I seem more centered. I don't know, I think my inner self was more hollow before, which made me more scattered, and more needy to get laughs.

Tags: Friends, Tell  ✍ Author: Chris Kattan

Be that self which one truly is.

Tags: Truly  ✍ Author: Soren Kierkegaard

My best male friend is my best friend until he crosses me. We're all protective of the self.

Tags: Best, Friend  ✍ Author: Neil LaBute

I have a strong sense of self, but that's not a negative thing.

Tags: Negative, Strong  ✍ Author: Ray LaMontagne

Writers don't always know what they mean - that's why they write. Their work stands in for them. On the page, the reader meets the authoritative, perfected self; in life, the writer is lumbered with the uncertain, imperfect one.

Tags: Life, Work  ✍ Author: John Lahr

'Dance to the Music' was just Sly Stone being his natural crazy self right from the beginning. The man was an original and his first AM hit was nothing if it wasn't the example per excellence of the Sly Stone music machine.

Tags: Crazy, Music  ✍ Author: Jon Landau

A journal of the 'subjective' kind I have always thought foolish, as nurturing a morbid self -consciousness in the writer; and yet, alone so much as I am, it is well to have some sort of a ventilator from the interior.

Tags: Alone, Thought  ✍ Author: Lucy Larcom

I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self.

Tags: Great, Heart  ✍ Author: Martin Luther

Poor is the man who does not know his own intrinsic worth and tends to measure everything by relative value. A man of financial wealth who values himself by his financial net worth is poorer than a poor man who values himself by his intrinsic self worth.

Tags: Poor, Worth  ✍ Author: Virginia Madsen

One must realise his Self in order to open the store of unalloyed happiness.

Tags: Happiness, Order  ✍ Author: Ramana Maharshi

If there is anything besides the Self there is reason to fear? Who sees the second? First, the ego arises and sees objects as external. If the ego does not rise, the Self alone exists and there is no second.

Tags: Alone, Fear  ✍ Author: Ramana Maharshi

Not only does travel give us a new system of reckoning, it also brings to the fore unknown aspects of our own self. Our consciousness being broadened and enriched, we shall judge ourselves more correctly.

Tags: Judge, Travel  ✍ Author: Ella Maillart

It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey. The sooner we face that self, the better.

Tags: End, Face  ✍ Author: Ella Maillart
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