Quotation Explorer - 'Himself'

She's an array of undiscovered words, of feeling beyond my threshold. I'm just a man, trying to hold himself together in her wake. - Hubert Martin
There is no dharma greater than a word uttered by a man of conscience; there is no karma greater than a man listening to himself! Since an intention precedes action, it should be the reference point for any action. - Thiruman Archunan
He Who Owns Himself Is Never Alone. - Richard Phillip Rio's Best Singer
Chant to him: An individual thinks for himself. Then roll that around in his head till it means: If I didn’t think of it, it has no bearing on my life. - Geoffrey Wood
He who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself; and if you gaze too long into the abyss, the abyss will gaze into you. - Friedrich Nietzsche
To the corruptions of Christianity I am, indeed opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian, in the only sense in which he wished any one to be; sincerely attached to his doctrines, in preference to all others. - Thomas Jefferson
I was out of salt so I threw pepper over my left shoulder for luck and the poor guy behind me almost sneezed himself to death. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
The world is full of fools; and he who would not wish to see one, must not only shut himself up alone, but must also break his looking-glass.
Man himself is a great deep, whose very hairs Thou numberest, O Lord, and they fall not to the ground without Thee. And yet are the hairs of his head easier to be numbered than his feelings, and the beatings of his heart. - Augustine of Hippo
A man who reads will find himself. - Lailah Gifty Akita
When a child receives the message, even subtly or indirectly, that his emotions don't matter, he will grow up feeling, somewhere deep inside, that he himself doesn't matter. - Jonice Webb
Suddenly, he felt a tremendous stirring of hope inside his heart; it filled his whole body with its warmth. I may not be that much of a broken man, he thought to himself. - H. L. Balcomb
Today as always, men fall into two groups: slaves and free men. Whoever does not have two-thirds of his day for himself, is a slave, whatever he may be: a statesman, a businessman, an official, or a scholar. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he'll tell you the truth - Oscar Wilde
That man has missed something who has never left a brothel at sunrise feeling like throwing himself into the river out of pure disgust. - Gustave Flaubert
A kleptomaniac is a person who helps himself because he can't help himself - Henry Morgan
Leave each one his touch of folly; it helps to lighten life's burden which, if he could see himself as he is, might be too heavy to carry. - John Lancaster Spalding
Before a man can wake up and find himself famous he has to wake up and find himself.
God cares only for what is his, busies himself with only himself, thinks only of himself, and has only himself before his eyes...He serves no higher person, and satisfies only himself. His cause is--A purely egoistic cause. - Max Stirner
A man only has the right to look down at another when he helps him to lift himself up. - Gabriel García Márquez
Man, what are you talking about? Me in chains? You may fetter my leg but my will, not even Zeus himself can overpower. - Marcus Aurelius
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small parcel. - John Ruskin
Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself. - A. H. Weiler
A threat is basically a means for establishing a bargaining position by inducing fear in the subject. When a threat is used, it should always be implied that the subject himself is to blame by using words such as "You leave me no other choice but to..."
You want to raise your child in such a way that you don%uFFFDt have to control him, so that he will be in full possession of himself at all times. Upon that depends his good behavior, his health, his sanity. - L. Ron Hubbard
In essence, Satan doesn't want you to believe what God thinks of Himself and what God thinks about you. - Ralph Harris
The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others. - Friedrich Nietzsche
There are so many voices heard today asserting that one should "have religion" or "believe," but all they mean is that one should associate himself, "sign up" with some religious group. Stand up and be counted. As if religion were somehow primarily a matter of gregariousness... - Thomas Merton
For the listener, who listens in the snow, / And, nothing himself, beholds /Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is. - Wallace Stevens
The athlete makes himself, the coach doesn't make the athlete.
He that plants trees loves others besides himself. - Thomas Fuller
Man is a product of nature, a part of the Universe. The Universe is operated under exact natural laws. Man is a product of millions of years of evolution. He adapts himself to the laws of nature or he perishes. - James Hervey Johnson
If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself. - Charles M. Schulz
So Jesus confronts us with himself, sets before us a radical choice between obedience and disobedience, and calls us to an unconditional commitment of mind, will and life to his teaching. - John R.W. Stott
Lord Ronald said nothing; he flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions. - Stephen Leacock
An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason. - Publilius Syrus
Either blasphemy is a victimless crime or its victim is powerful enough to take care of himself without any help from you. - Richard Dawkins
For a moment David was tempted to think that perhaps there were no good people at all outside concentration camps, but then he reminded himself of the sailor and Angelo and the English people who might have been ignorant but were certainly not bad. - Anne Holm
He who does not see the light in others does not see the light in himself. - Doreen DeVore
No one can harm the man who does himself no wrong. - Saint John Chrysostom
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. - Oscar Wilde
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. - George Bernard Shaw
A sense of his own identity came upon him with sudden force, and he felt the power of it. He was himself, and he knew what he had been. - John Williams
I'm convinced that the greatest lover of freedom & liberty is God almighty himself. He gave us free will, the greatest liberty of all. - Justin Steckbauer
Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before... He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way. - Kurt Vonnegut
Man has imagined a heaven, and has left entirely out of it the supremest of all his delights...sexual intercourse!...His heaven is like himself: strange, interesting, astonishing, grotesque. I give you my word, it has not a single feature in it that he actually values. - Mark Twain
Man: an irrational being who imagines himself to be a rational one. - Marty Rubin
George Bush isn't Hitler. He could be if he applied himself. - Margaret Cho
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. - C. S. Lewis
It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps. - Martin Luther King Jr.
We met Dr. Hall in such deep mourning that either his mother, his wife, or himself must be dead. - Jane Austen
If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.
No man is wise enough by himself. - Titus Maccius Plautus
A patient man is one who can put up with himself.
Man is to himself the most wonderful object in nature; for he cannot conceive what the body is, still less what the mind is, and least of all how a body should be united to a mind. This is the consummation of his difficulties, and yet it is his very being. - Blaise Pascal
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but usually manages to pick himself up, walk over or around it, and carry on.
At home, Tommy tried to avoid looking too long at himself in the mirror, for his reflection stirred in him a feeling of great loneliness and a fear that this loneliness might be permanent. - Aryn Kyle
There are plenty of good reasons for fighting, but no good reason ever to hate without reservation, to imagine that God Almighty Himself hates with you, too. - Kurt Vonnegut
Everyone makes a greater effort to hurt other people than to help himself. - Alexis Carrel
He who blinded by ambition, raises himself to a position whence he cannot mount higher, must thereafter fall with the greatest loss. - Niccolo Machiavelli
When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves he is not a man of action. Action is a lack of balance. In order to act you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking. - Georges Clemenceau
Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage. - William S. Burroughs
...then he stretched himself alongside her to smoke a cigarette with all the ceremony of an opium dreamer. - Anaïs Nin
The man who was once starved may revenge himself upon the world not by stealing just once, or by stealing only what he needs, but by taking from the world an endless toll in payment of something irreplaceable, which is the lost faith. - Anaïs Nin
The one who believes himself to be a person needs to try to find that person. This is a solution, an antidote, offered to a ghost that thinks it actually exists. - Enza Vita
When a youth was giving himself airs in the Theatre and saying, 'I am wise, for I have conversed with many wise men,' replied, 'I too have conversed with many rich men, yet I am not rich!’. - Epictetus
He who binds himself to joy Doth the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in Eternity's sunrise. - William Blake
Their heartbeats rushed through his body. His arms circled around her, just so he could keep himself from falling. - Betsy Cornwell
Fortunate indeed, is the man who takes exactly the right measure of himself, and holds a just balance between what he can acquire and what he can use.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods. - Albert Einstein
What are you? From where did you come? I have never seen anything like you. The Creator Raven looked at Man and was surprised to find that this strange new being was so much like himself. - Eskimo creation myth
VOTE, n. The instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country. - Ambrose Bierce
Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfill his destiny. - Paul Tillich
When a person loses his purpose, he subjects himself to a free fall. - Sunday Adelaja
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property - Thomas Jefferson
A wise person can enter and dwell in his own teacher's knowledge, having realized it for himself through knowledge. - Guatama Buddha
The narrator, I think, must succeed in frightening himself before he can think of frightening his reader… - E.F. Benson
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshiped anything but himself. - Richard Francis Burton
No man was ever so much deceived by another as by himself.
The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others. - Hasidic Saying
But the truth was that he died from solitude, the enemy known but to few on this Earth, and whom only the simplest of us are fit to withstand. The brilliant Costaguanaro of the boulevards had died from solitude and want of faith in himself and others. - Joseph Conrad
We want to avoid suffering, death, sin, ashes. But we live in a world crushed and broken and torn, a world God Himself visited to redeem. We receive his poured-out life, and being allowed the high privilege of suffering with Him, may then pour ourselves out for others. - Elisabeth Elliot
It is a stunning surprise as how a person who only loves oneself gets often so much support from the people even when s/he does nothing for them and shockingly even more when publicly s/he projects herself/himself nice. - Anuj Somany
He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man. - Samuel Johnson
By studying Bhagavad-gītā, one can become a soul completely surrendered to the Supreme Lord and engage himself in pure devotional service. As the Lord takes charge, one becomes completely free from all kinds of materialistic endeavors. - A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
In any modern society encouraging your child to cut himself is an unthinkable act, but only with religious belief becomes part of the culture, and demands respect. - Sean S. Kamali
A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.
Most powerful is he who has himself in his power. - Seneca
Remember how it is written of Job, The Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends. While he prayed for himself, he remained a captive; but when he prayed for those unfriendly friends of his, then the Lord smiled upon him, and loosed his captivity - Charles Spurgeon
To give advice to a man who asks what to do with his life implies something very close to egomania. To presume to point a man to the right and ultimate goal to point with a trembling finger in the RIGHT direction is something only a fool would take upon himself. - Hunter S. Thompson
A person who has proper guidance from his or her early childhood can himself or herself expanding his or her horizons living in a well established environment with great level of knowledge and being financially stable. - Saaif Alam
When Malingeau drew himself from his long sleep, the music was still droning in his head. Christelle was already gone. She had taken care to scribble a line on a scrap of paper."I drank your body until my thirst was worn. - Fiston Mwanza Mujila
You think the dead we love ever truly leave us? You think that we don't recall them most plainly when we need? Your father is alive in you Harry and shows himself most plainly when you have need of him. - J. K. Rowling
When the artist finds himself he is lost. The fact that he has succeeded in never finding himself is regarded by as his only lasting achievement. - Max Ernst
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time. - George Bernard Shaw
One who makes himself a worm cannot complain afterwards if people step on him. - Immanuel Kant
To fornicate is to aspire to enter into another; the artist never emerges from himself. - Charles Baudelaire
One becomes bad himself when he sees or calls others bad. When others appear good to him, he will become good himself. - Dada Bhagwan
To be a follower of the Crucified means, sooner or later, a personal encounter with the cross. And the cross always entails loss. The great symbol of Christianity means sacrifice and no one calls himself a Christian can evade this stark fact. - Elisabeth Elliot
Man is an end in himself. - Ayn Rand
A wise man travels to discover himself. - James Russell Lowell
Jesus himself refers to himself as light, illumination, knowledge, insight, understanding, wisdom - Sunday Adelaja
A human being’s first responsibility is to love himself. - Debasish Mridha
Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself...It's a self-exploratory operation that is endless. An exorcism of not necessarily his demon, but of his divine discontent. - Harper Lee
Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself. - H. L. Mencken
One runs the risk of weeping a little, if one allows himself to be tamed. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
God conceals himself from the mind of man, but reveals himself to his heart. - African Proverb
Man is nothing else but what he purposes, he exists only in so far as he realizes himself, he is therefore nothing else but the sum of his actions, nothing else but what his life is. - Jean-Paul Sartre
Anyone who has no need of anybody but himself is either a beast or a God."Aristotle - Bruce Wayne Sullivan
Many people succeed when others do not believe in them. But rarely does a person succeed when he does not believe in himself. - Herb True
People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet. - Saadi سعدی
God is infinitely beautiful in himself, and his beauty ought to attract you like a magnet to him. - Thomas Goodwin
Your tragedy is God’s opportunity to show Himself faithful. - Jim George
Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs and the morality that suits him. - Rémy de Gourmont
To be silent the whole day long, see no newspaper, hear no radio, listen to no gossip, be thoroughly and completely lazy, thoroughly and completely indifferent to the fate of the world is the finest medicine a man can give himself. - Henry Miller
You hate someone whom you really wish to love, but whom you cannot love. Perhaps he himself prevents you. That is a disguised form of love. - Sri Chinmoy
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom. - Plato
The pride of man hopes but to blame God for the evils of the world, and to praise himself for the good. - Criss Jami
Men should not trust in God as if God did all, and yet labor earnestly as is he himself did all.
He’s such an extraordinarily brilliant person that it would be terrible if he let himself do nothing in the end. - Various
It is of the greatest important in this world that a man should know himself, and the measure of his own strength and means; and he who knows that he has not a genius for fighting must learn how to govern by the arts of peace. - Niccolò Machiavelli
To find a peaceful world, a man of wisdom creates peace within himself. - Debasish Mridha
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. - Leo Tolstoy
The vain man is generally a doubter. It is Newton who sees himself as child on the sea shore, and his discoveries in the colored shell.
Faithfulness to the truth of history involves far more than research, however patient and scrupulous, into special facts. The narrator must seek to imbue himself with the life and spirit of the time. - Francis Parkman
I used to measure the skies, now I measure the shadows of Earth.Although my mind was sky-bound, the shadow of my body lies here.[Epitaph he composed for himself a few months before he died] - Johannes Kepler
Every person who is really an artist desires to create inside of himself another, deeper, more interesting life than the one that actually surrounds him. - Konstantin Stanislavski
A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect? - George Orwell
A man can be knocked down a thousand times and can still get back up, but when he puts himself down he has defeated himself more than a million others could have done. - Stephen Richards
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself. - Abraham H. Maslow
The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do you know what a pessimist is? A person who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself and hates them for it. - George Bernard Shaw
The hundred-year-old man had never let himself be irritated by people, even when there was a good reason to be, and he was not annoyed by the uncouth manner of this youth. - Jonas Jonasson
Peaceful is the one who's not concerned with having more or less.Unbound by name and fame, he is free from sorrow from the world and mostly from himself. - Jalaluddin Rumi
I have learned to have more trust in the scientist than he does in himself. - David Sarnoff
Perhaps a human simply falls back into himself upon the disintegration of his physical body, and continues to take form within the self of himself, simply returning from whence he came. - C. JoyBell C.
If you should see/a man/walking down a crowded street/ talking aloud/ to himself don't run/in the opposite direction but run toward him/for he is a poet! You have nothing to fear/from a poet but the truth - Ted Joans
...as the old saying goes: if you teach a man to fish, he will feed himself for a lifetime. But if you just give him a fishing pole, he’ll have to teach himself. - Zechariah Barrett
God withholds Himself from no one who perseveres. - Teresa of Ávila
Man made borders not to limit himself, but to have something to cross. - Anonymous
It's rude to stare," said the troll. Its mouth opened with a little crest of foam, and shut again in exactly the same way that water closes over a stone. "Is it? Why?" asked Rincewind. How does he hold himself together, his mind screamed at him. Why doesn't he spill? - Terry Pratchett
He leaned back, appalled at himself. She was a ***damn dose of truth serum. Things were falling out of his mouth as though his ability to sensor had short-circuited. - Laura Spinella
While browsing in a second-hand bookshop one day, was amused to find a copy of one of his own works which he himself had inscribed for a friend: "To ----, with esteem, ."He immediately purchased the book and returned it to the friend with a second inscription: "With renewed esteem, . - George Bernard Shaw
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish. - Alfred Adler
The Christian who loves his Master needs not fear any longer for himself. For it is then completely irrational, as it is written thus: 'Perfect love casts out fear.' However, it is very much rational for one to instead fear for the enemies of God. - Criss Jami
The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Something not from earth, Jean Luc said. The setup was too perfect. Misha looked at me, and I sighed, dreading what he would be unable to stop himself from saying next. Live long and prosper. - A.E. Jones
Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then. - Samuel Johnson
Few are agreeable in conversation, because each thinks more of what he intends to say than of what others are saying, and listens no more when he himself has a chance to speak. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The evil implanted in man by nature spreads so imperceptibly, when the habit of wrong-doing is unchecked, that he himself can set no limit to his shamelessness. - Cicero
In De Rerum Natura, Lucretius pointed out a very central truth concerning the examined life. That is, that the man of science who concerns himself solely with science, who cannot enjoy and be enriched by art, is a misshapen man. An incomplete man. - William Styron
A truly free man is not free 'from' anything, nor free 'to' anything, he is just free. Free within himself. - Ilyas Kassam
Whoever submits himself to a super-discipline can expect great triumphs. - Samael Aun Weor
Man conquers the world by conquering himself. - Zeno of Citium
Those who claim to be intelligent and you as fool, forget the basic anatomy, a fool does not figure out the result, whereas the so called intellect wrestles himself to get the result, now tell me who is at peace? - Ramana Pemmaraju
He who lives for nothing costs the lives of many, but he who lives for something greater than himself preserves those he loves. - Christopher Hopper
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself. - Lois McMaster Bujold
Spend some personal time with Jesus and he will reveal himself to you on a deeper level. - Sandra M. Michelle
We are not won by arguments that we can analyze but by tone and temper, by the manner which is the man himself. - Samuel Butler
If a child shows himself to be incorrigible, he should be decently and quietly beheaded at the age of twelve, lest he grow to maturity marry, and perpetuate his kind. - Don Marquis
Henry Kissinger may have wished I had presented him as a combination of Charles DeGaulle and Disraeli, but I didn't....out of respect for DeGaulle and Disraeli. I described him as a cowboy because that is how he describes himself. If I were a cowboy I would be offended.
The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited, he must not make himself a nuisance to other people. - John Stuart Mill
Man is a plant, and its gardener. But it is only his soil that lets him rise, and it is only gardening himself, that may allow him to bear fruit. - Lars Frodesen
If Man is stranger to his own research however, he starts redefining the life to cover up his err,and finally in his run, at his last hour,asks himself "What is this all about?" and lets his hour pass over. - Ajay Chandan
True success is there when a person has the ability to lose himself or herself in the search of knowledge and wisdom by using love, joy, and gratitude. On the other hand, societal success comes from the progressive realizations of worthy goals. - Debasish Mridha
Mankind are tolerant of the praises of others as long as each hearer thinks that he can do as well or nearly as well himself, but, when the speaker rises above him, jealousy is aroused and he begins to be incredulous. - Thucydides
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failures certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it. - Alexandre Dumas
He that plants trees loves others beside himself. - Dr. Thomas Fuller
I suggest he starts introducing himself as "Lessman"; he is classless, tactless, and mannerless. - Natalya Vorobyova
An actor must never be afraid to make a fool of himself. - Harvey Cocks
The first duty of a man is to love himself. When someone loves himself, he is loving the universe. This universe is existing because of you. - Debasish Mridha
How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Imagine how extraordinary the world would be if everyone believed the only man capable of evil…is himself. - Ivy Yuelle
The man who practices the prophet's art is a fool; for if he happens to give an adverse answer, he makes himself disliked by those for whom he takes the omens; while if he pities and deceives those who are consulting him, he wrongs the gods.
The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself. - James Thurber
When a child is forced to prove himself as capable, results are often disastrous. A child needs love, acceptance, and understanding. He is devastated when confronted with rejection, doubts, and never ending testing. - Virginia M. Axline
Every man is the craftsman of his future, whether he hone it himself or allow fate do it. - Ogwo David Emenike
The best leader is the one who has the sense to surround himself with outstanding people and self-restraint not to meddle with how they do their jobs.
God himself and Jesus relied upon light to function on the earth - Sunday Adelaja
Whoever despises himself still respects himself as one who despises. - Friedrich Nietzsche
What drew her into O’Riley’s like a bee to honey was the six-foot, broad-shouldered, dark eyes, dark smile of Finn O’Riley himself. - Jill Shalvis
The real tradegy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort-he never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature. - Arnold Bennett
Blessed is he who has has learned to laugh at himself for he shall never cease to be entertained. - Shirley MacLaine
If I could split myself into five people, I would still be behind on my writing schedule. I see now why James Patterson cloned himself so many times. - Peter James West
Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention. - Abraham Lincoln
Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed: for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. - Rene Descartes
Joy is that paradox where a man so trusts, is so enraptured, as to be caught up and lost in the other, while at the same time, being utterly known by the other, thus utterly himself. - Geoffrey Wood
It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him. - Abraham Lincoln
Pygmies are pygmies still, though percht on Alps; And pyramids are pyramids in vales. Each man makes his own stature, builds himself. Virtue alone outbuilds the Pyramids; Her monuments shall last when Egypt's fall. - Edward Young
A true friend is the one who treats you and gives you advices, exactly as if he is treating himself and giving advices to himself, so if you are a true friend never ever talk about your friends behind their backs, cause you must be sure that you are talking about yourself :) - Mona Hanie
When one writer tries to silence another, he silences every writer-and in the end he also silences himself. - David Leavitt
Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself. - Samuel Johnson
When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package. - John Ruskin
No man that ever lived, not John Calvin himself, ever asserted either original sin, or justification by faith, in more strong, more clear and express terms, than Arminius has done. - John Wesley
It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business. - Mahatma Gandhi
What is seen by all on FB becomes what each person also sees in the mirror when he sees himself. The others’ gaze, but also the others’ values, opinions, and judgements become one’s own. - Nicos Hadjicostis
There's always one who loves and one who lets himself be loved. - W. Somerset Maugham
The strongest man survives himself. - Drea Damara
It is the action of an uninstructed person to reproach others for his own misfortune; of one entering instruction, to reproach himself; and one perfectly instructed, to reproach neither others nor himself. - Epictetus
An artist is a provincial who finds himself somewhere between a physical reality and a metaphysical one. It’s this in-between that I’m calling a province, this frontier country between the tangible world and the intangible one. That is the realm of the artist. - Federico Fellini
Link had to make the decision to save himself. - Joyce, T.S.
It is ever true that he who does nothing for others, does nothing for himself. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The bureaucrat is a man who administers things and people, and who relates himself to people as to things. - Erich Fromm
A really great man has always an idea of something greater than himself. - William Hazlitt
To only see ‘death’ in death is to somehow assume that death itself is a barrier so abrupt that God Himself is halted by it. To see ‘life’ in death is to understand that death is a sprawling horizon to a new beginning that God created long before death ever thought to show up. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The greatest tragedy with a sceptic is that he cannot consign himself to truth, however he may see it. - Raheel Farooq
Cunningham himself said in an interview in Poz that he couldn’t help noticing that as soon as he wrote a novel without a blowjob, they gave him the Pulitzer Prize. - Christopher Bram
The great Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa said that to be an artist means never to avert your eyes. And that's the hardest thing, because we want to flinch. The artist must go into the white hot center of himself, and our impulse when we get there is to look away and avert our eyes. - Robert Olen Butler
In his voice resonated the timbre of a man who thinks he has convinced himself of an idea, but masks his own doubt by laboring to persuade others. - Katherine Howe
At the cross, Jesus subjects himself to disability, and his resurrected body continues to bear his scars as a sign of God's solidarity with humanity. - Thomas E. Reynolds
He who has not a good memory should never take upon himself the trade of lying. - Michel de Montaigne
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality... the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else. - Jose Ortega y Gasset
It's interesting how pain can change a person, eh? How it makes a man abandon his pride and forsake himself. - Kichiku Neko
He who makes no secret of himself, enrages. - Friedrich Nietzsche
She’d said she loved him. She'd put that impossible, unimaginably beautiful gift in his hands and he’d thrown it back at her. To save her. To save himself. - V.S. Carnes
Each bird loves to hear himself sing. - Arapaho Proverb
He who imagines he can do without the world deceives himself much; but he who fancies the world cannot do without him is still more mistaken. - François de La Rochefoucauld
I would not have imagined that love himself would have such a fatal blow this. - Valentinno
They knew each other. He knew her and so himself, for in truth he had never known himself. And she knew him and so herself, for although she had always known herself she had never been able to recognize it until now. - Italo Calvino
The first prerogative of an artist in any medium is to make a fool of himself.
The strong man is not one who is good at wrestling, but the strong man is one who controls himself in a fit of rage. - Anonymous
There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke. - Vincent Van Gogh
When silence greeted her question, she looked at Caine—for that was how he saw himself in that moment and in all the moments after: his brother’s murderer. - V.S. Carnes
Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say that it makes him more pleasing to others. - Samuel Johnson
Anyone who symbolizes himself a hater in anythingdeserves no love at all - Muhammad Danish Rizwan
A fool thinks he is always right, a wise person always doubts himself. - Debasish Mridha
A clergyman is one who feels himself called upon to live without working at the expense of the rascals who work to live. - Voltaire
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand. - Hippocrates
It is not good for man to cherish a solitary ambition. Unless there be those around him, by whose example he may regulate himself, his thoughts, desires, and hopes will become extravagant, and he the semblance, perhaps the reality, of a madman - Nathaniel Hawthorne
If you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because he himself is the way. - Thomas Aquinas
The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
A man can know nothing of mankind without knowing something of himself. Self-knowledge is the property of that man whose passions have their full play, but who ponders over their results. - Benjamin Disraeli
To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself. - Thomas Carlyle
If the world is to hear the church's voice today, leaders are needed who are authoritative, spiritual, and sacrificial. Sacrificial, because this trait follows the model of Jesus, who gave Himself for the whole world and who calls us to follow in His steps. - J. Oswald Sanders
Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace. - Albert Schweitzer
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning. - Sir Winston Churchill
People often say that this person is or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something that one finds. It is something one creates. - Thomas Szasz
Keep in mind, Eragon, that no one thinks himself a villain, and few make decisions they think are wrong. A person may dislike his choice, but he will stand by it because, even in the worst circumstances, he believes that it was the best option available to him at the time. - Christopher Paolini
He who pours out love into the world cannot keep it from himself. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I remembered a definition of chivalry I'd heard once: a man protecting a woman against every man but himself. - James Anderson
No man is happy who does not think himself so. - Publilius Syrus
Foreign places yield more to one who is himself worth meeting. - Beowulf
He shook his head, trying to shake the convoluted thoughts loose. He couldn't worry about it right now. Not about how Thomas felt, or how Quinn did, or even how he, himself did. They were where they were, and there were things to do. First and foremost, there was a baby to deliver. - Breeana Puttroff
Have you seen anybody dancing? He is totally aware of himself and dances his way in a manner as decided by his heart. Meditation is also similar to the dancer. You need not reach anyplace, you have to just delve deep in yourself to find the true self and be a Soul Searcher. - Maitreya Rudrabhayananda
Pain is slight if opinion has added nothing to it; ... in thinking it slight, you will make it slight. Everything depends on opinion. It is according to opinion that we suffer. A man is as wretched as he has convinced himself that he is. - Seneca
The degree to which a person can grow is directly proportional to the amount of truth he can accept about himself without running away. - Leland Val Van De Wall
Doesn't matter what a person's name is as long as he behaves himself. - L. M. Montgomery
Sunglasses are more useful to a blind man than freedom of speech is to a man who does not think for himself. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself. - Thomas Paine
A great leader never sets himself above his followers except in carrying responsibilities.
"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. - Albert Einstein
If at anytime this life of ours grows feeble, or low, or lonely, I know no other remedy than to return to its Eternal Source, to God Himself; and through Him all the means of grace become again living and true; and through Him all His creatures become again near and dear and accessible - Elizabeth Rundle Charles
Man is only miserable so far as he thinks himself so. - Jacopo Sannazaro
Habit, my friend, is practice long pursued, that at last becomes man himself.
I miss him for all the things he forgot to see in himself & if im lucky fate will help us rekindle a flame that never got set alight in the first place. - Nikki Rowe
We look upon prayer simply as a means of getting things for ourselves, but the biblical purpose of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself. - Oswald Chambers
Man has his being in truth--if he sacrifices truth he sacrifices himself. Whoever betrays truth betrays himself. It is not a question of lying--but of acting against one's conviction. - Novalis
When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package. - John Ruskin
A critic is a man created to praise greater men than himself, but he is never able to find them. - Richard Le Gallienne
The art of life is to live in the present moment and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God himself. - Emmet Fox
Don’t you ever dare judge, for who among us can say that when the devil himself offered us a deal, we refused? - Kamand Kojouri
Emily swore and he was impressed; he'd never thought to string cocksuckingsonofabitch together in one sentence. He couldn't help himself; the snort of laughter escaped before he could hold it in. - C.H. Admirand
As long as he deceived himself about the truth, he could blame fortune and have confidence in the future. Now the clouds of madness were closing round his mind. - Hermann Bahr
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. - George Bernard Shaw
They asked me why I loved him, and I said: Because he doesn’t remember how to love himself. - Frauke Heyde
If we deny the grief its right in our lives, then we must question the love for which the grief is supposedly rooted. God's grief is founded in His love for Himself and His love for us. Looking at God as our model is healthy. Facing the pain means honoring those with whom our love is rooted. - W. Scott Lineberry
He alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all contingencies of life; but the fool contends, and struggling, like a swimmer, against the stream.
If heaven is going to be full of people like Hardie, well, the Almighty can have them to himself. - Sir Winston Churchill
He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dullness in others. - Samuel Foote
I guess it’s also not a good thing when you start relating yourself to a late nineteenth century nut bag who shot himself, but hey, you’ve got to relate to something if you ever want to feel relevant. - Molli Fields
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates. - Thomas Szasz
Anyone in any walk of life who is content with mediocrity is untrue to himself and to American tradition. - George S. Patton Jr.
I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea shore and diverting himself and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary while the greater ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
He who despises himself esteems himself as a self-despiser. - Friedrich Nietzsche
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself. - Galileo Galilei
But love is blind and lovers cannot see The pretty follies that themselves commit; For if they could, Cupid himself would blush To see me thus transformed to a boy. - William Shakespeare
Muhammad has always been standing higher than the Christianity. He does not consider god as a human being and never makes himself equal to God. Muslims worship nothing except God and Muhammad is his Messenger. There is no any mystery and secret in it. - Leo Tolstoy
He who carries out one good deed acquires one advocate in his own behalf, and he who commits one transgression acquires one accuser against himself. Repentance and good works are like a shield against calamity. - The Talmud
Perhaps God is not dead; perhaps God is himself mad. - R. D. Laing
The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore. - Samuel Butler
A fool thinks that he can cheat others, but a prudent man knows that he can only cheat himself. - Debasish Mridha
The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love. To be loved without 'playing up' to anyone - even to himself. - Andre Malraux
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache. - G. K. Chesterton
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours. - Benjamin Disraeli
The person who fights monsters should make sure that in the process, he does not become a monster himself. Because when you stare down at an abyss, the abyss stares back at you. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The writer writes in order to teach himself, to understand himself, to satisfy himself; the publishing of his ideas, though it brings gratification, is a curious anticlimax. - Alfred Kazin
One of the reasons God did not make a lover for Himself when He made one for Adam is because He knew that fewer people would take Him seriously once He had an ex. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Each of us literally chooses, by his way of attending to things, what sort of universe he shall appear to himself to inhabit. - William James
No man is demolished but by himself. - Richard Bently
Critic, n. A person who boasts himself hard to please because nobody tries to please him. - Ambrose Bierce
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people. - Mark Twain
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment. - Thomas Jefferson
It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
In fact take my body who will, take it I say, it is not me. And therefore three cheers for Nantucket; and come a stove boat and stove body when they will, for stave my soul, Jove himself cannot. - Melville Herman
This imputation of inconsistency is one to which every sound politician and every honest thinker must sooner or later subject himself. The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion. - James Russell Lowell
Beauty, then, is not mere decoration, but rather an essential element of the liturgical action, since it is an attribute of God himself and his revelation. These considerations should make us realize the care which is needed, if the liturgical action is to reflect its innate splendour. - Pope Benedict XVI
When all is summed up, a man never speaks of himself without loss; his accusations of himself are always believed; his praises never. - Michel de Montaigne
He wrapped himself in quotations- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors. - Rudyard Kipling
He cleared his throat and reminded himself that if you pissed Her Holiness off, they'd need barbecue tongs to pick up your steaming pieces. - J.R. Ward
He was himself, and he knew what he had been. - John Williams
One must give himself completely to his art and not hold back. Throw caution to the wind. Embrace the muse. Make love to your art. - Harley King
If one has not been able to experience God by himself, one should allow himself to be guided by the experiences of others who have experienced Him - Muhammad Asad
A person must know who he is. A person must understand himself, improve himself, learn his weaknesses in order to overcome them. It is hard for a person to understand his own weaknesses. - Chaim Potok
The writer doesn’t write for the reader. He doesn’t write for himself, either. He writes to serve…something. Somethingness. The somethingness that is sheltered by the wings of nothingness those exquisite, enveloping, protecting wings. - Joy Williams
A man of vision cannot question his potentials. He does not doubt his capabilities. He keeps going because he had seen himself gone already in his visions. - Israelmore Ayivor
He who promises more than he is able to perform, is false to himself; and he who does not perform what he has promised, is a traitor to his friend. - George Shelley
Man is not born to solve the problem of the universe, but to find out what he has to do; and to restrain himself within the limits of his comprehension. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
said that Michael Jackson's memorial service was a variety show with a coffin, that MJ transformed himself through surgery and perhaps female hormones from a brown-skinned African American male to a chalk-faced androgynous ghoul with no clear sexual identity. - Chris Hedges
But no one can rid himself of the preaching clergyman. He is the bore of the age, the old man whom we Sinbads cannot shake off, the nightmare that disturbs our Sunday's rest, the incubus that overloads our religion and makes God's service distasteful. - Trollope Anthony 1815-1882
Being dishonest to himself is the biggest crime any human can make - Loknath
It is one of the beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whoever is open, loyal, true; of humane and affable demeanour; honourable himself, and in his judgement of others; faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man....such a man is a true gentleman. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are born under circumstances that would be favorable if we did not abandon them. It was nature's intention that there should be no need of great equipment for a good life: every individual can make himself happy. - Seneca
The most important duty of a person is to love himself wholeheartedly. - Debasish Mridha
If you don't like Cinderella because she seems so "naive" and "weak," listen to this quote from the Walt himself: "She believed in dreams, all right, but she also believed in doing something about them. When Prince Charming didn't come along, she went over to the palace and got him. - Walt Disney Company
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it. - Pope John Paul II
The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself. - Robert Ingersoll
A man, to be greatly good, must magine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and in many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
Hatred has its pleasures. It is therefore often the compensation bywhich a frightened man reimburses himself for the miseries of Fear. The more he fears, the more he will hate. - Screwtape - C.S. Lewis
He Himself bore our sins in His body on the TREE So that we might die to sin and live for righteousness By His wounds you have been healed - Anonymous
There have been men before now who got so interested in proving the existence of God that they came to care nothing for God Himself. As if the Good Lord had nothing better to do than exist! - C.S. Lewis
«And in the end» said the witch to the drowning prince «You've been the one choosing the thornless path in spite of knowing where it could lead. The one who afraid of the pricking roses, plunged himself into an abyss without petals - Nur Bedeir
One doesn't fall into love... one digs a hole for himself to trip... claiming he didn't see it coming - A.M.M Alusi
Jesus does not demand of us higher standards, he offers us himself. Jesus does not require of us super-human ability or commitments. He gives us his ability and grace. - Ronnie McBrayer
Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it: nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing. - Jean de La Fontaine
But one wants the idea of Death, you know, as something large and unknowable, something that allows a person to stretch himself out. Especially one wants it if one is tired. Or perhaps what one wants is simply a release from sensation, from all consciousness for ever.... - Stevie Smith
But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself. - Albert Camus
A great person defines himself; an average person defines others. - Debasish Mridha
Man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun. - Clifford Geertz
Choose a man who loves God more than he loves you. If he loves you more than he loves God you'll never be enough because no one and nothing can ever satisfy a man's soul but God himself. - Mei Jancorda
We believe that an artist, in order to be true to himself and his work, must be a free man. - John F. Kennedy
Adversity introduces a man to himself. - Albert Einstein
The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth. It is obvious that man is himself a traveler; that the purpose of this world is not "to have and to hold" but "to give and serve." There can be no other meaning.
One doesn't fall in love... one digs a hole for himself to trip in... claiming he didn't see it coming - A.M.M Alusi
The one who straightens out himself will attain moksha [will be liberated]. If you don’t straighten out, people will beat you into doing so. The doorway to moksha [ultimate liberation] is narrow, so how will you be able to enter if you are obstinate? - Dada Bhagwan
Anger swirled in him, a tempest readying her strike. And like a helpless vessel caught in her fury, he felt himself dashed against the rocks without mercy. - V.S. Carnes
Hollywood-Nobody's impressed by anybody because they're all too consumed with trying to cover up their own shortcomings. Hollywood is a microcosm of a world of lazy moral ideals and social indifference where every man is trying to convince himself he's a king. - J. Matthew Nespoli
A pessimist thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it. - George Bernard Shaw
I stand and feel an overpowering urge to forgive, because I realize that my father can't help himself, that he never could help himself, any more than he could understand himself. - Andre Agassi
A man cannot impart the true feeling of things to others unless he himself has experienced what he is trying to tell of. - Jack Kerouac
If an artist is not only he who sings or paints, but he whow express himself by words or illustrations then I can consider myself as one. - Amen Muffler
The actual confident man, the man truly sure of himself, is not he who esteems himself higher than others, but he who is sure enough that he can bear to esteem others higher than himself. - Criss Jami
Greatness is great power, producing great effects. It is not enough that a man has great power in himself, he must shew it to all the world in a way that cannot be hid or gainsaid. - William Hazlitt
I am ceaselessly occupied with the question of the constitution of radiation This quantum question is so incredibly important and difficult that everyone should busy himself on it. - Albert Einstein
The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself. - Garth Brooks
Being himself was more exhausting than impersonating a stage character. - Claire Tomalin
Putting his head down on the dog's neck, he vowed to himself fervently that he would always have some money on hand, no matter what became of him, so that he would be able to protect all that was truly valuable from the practical people in the world. - Morley Callaghan
Man in general, if reduced to himself, is too wicked to be free. - Joseph de Maistre
Under peaceful conditions, the warlike man attacks himself. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Every individual is an author in himself. It is only that he falls short of words to express; list of stories. - Aniruddha Sastikar
A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. He can live without hope, without friends, without books, even without music, as long as he can listen to his own thoughts. - Axel Munthe
There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience. - Jean de La Bruyère
We are, in fact, a nation of evangelists; every third American devotes himself to improving and lifting up his fellow-citizens, usually by force; the messianic delusion is our national disease. - H.L. Mencken
Your real secret hiding place is not a dark cave, it is not a dusky forest, it is not a desolate house in the middle of nowhere but your real secret hiding place is always your own mind! Every person ultimately hides himself over there, in his own mind! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in. - Amy Lowell
Best man describes himself by remarkable actions, not by persuasive words. - Bradley B. Dalina
A man who doesn't trust himself can never truly trust anyone else. - Cardinal de Retz
You can't stop a man from stopping himself. - Brian Spellman
The man unwilling to brave the test has already shown himself to be much more craven than the man who fails. - Brandon Mull
Henry was now very annoyed; he had dug himself into a hole so deep that they didn’t make a rope long enough. - Andrew Barrett
There is not a man in the country that can't make a living for himself and family. But he can't make a living for them and his government, too, the way his government is living. What the government has got to do is live as cheap as the people. - Will Rogers
Coming to the END of MYSELF and all SELF effort...seems to be the very point that God steps in and shows HIMSELF to be more than ENOUGH. - John Paul Warren
A true healer is the one who heals himself first so others can benefit from his own healing. - Hong Curley
He never wanted to see that look of disppointment in her eyes again, yet he couldn't allow himself to be crushed under his own yearning. - Frank Lee
Humility makes a man richer than other men, and it makes a man judge himself the poorest among men. - Thomas Brooks
Is falling in love with someone's story the same thing as falling in love with the person himself? - Allie Condie
No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about himself. - Henry Adams
An atheist is a man who believes himself an accident. - Francis G. Thompson
[David] Maraniss sees [Barack] Obama as a man with "a moviegoer's or writer's sensibility, where he is both participating and observing himself participating, and views much of the political process as ridiculous or surreal, even as he is deep into it. - Jane Mayer
None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.
An animal will conquer others. A Spirit-filled man conquers himself self-discipline, self-control. - Mark Driscoll
Mr. Collins was to attend them, at the request of Mr. Bennet, who was most anxious to get rid of him, and have his library to himself - Jane Austen
Although Jesus Christ was Himself the Creative Deity, by whom all things were made, as man He humbled Himself--set aside His divine prerogatives and walked this earth as man -- a perfect demonstration of what God intended man to be--the whole personality yielded to and occupied by God for Himself. - W. Ian Thomas
It takes a lot of rehearsing for a man to be himself. - William Saroyan
He is not laughed at who laughs at himself first. - Thomas Fuller
Once in the end of the world hath he [Jesus] appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. - Hebrews 9 26
Every poet... finds himself born in the midst of prose. He has to struggle from the littleness and obstruction of an actual world into the freedom and infinitude of an ideal. - Thomas Carlyle
Man (as he imagines himself to be), in general, is a possibility, not a fact. - Idries Shah
A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar. - Mark Twain
And because his narrator was characterized above all by his anxiety regarding the disconnect between his internal experience and his social self-presentation, the more intensely the author worried about distinguishing himself from the narrator, the more he felt he had become him. - Ben Lerner
A man who works beyond the surface of things, though he may be wrong himself, yet he clears the way for others and may make even his errors subservient to the cause of truth. - Edmund Burke
It was hard and sour, but, as Poushkin said, the illusion which exalts us is dearer to us than ten thousand truths. I saw a happy man, one whose dearest dream had come true, who had attained his goal in life, who had got what he wanted, and was pleased with his destiny and with himself. - Anton Chekhov
The best master is the one who raises many more masters and much more important than this, who creates masters even much better than himself! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The expenses of government, having for their object the interests of all, should be borne by every one, and the more a man enjoys the advantages of society, the more he ought to hold himself honoured in contributing to these expenses. - Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot
Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality. - Martin Luther King Jr.
If one understands (realizes) his own Self, then he himself is an Absolute Supreme Soul (Parmatma). - Dada Bhagwan
A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself -- to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart - Leo Buscaglia
If everyone saw himself as a citizen of the world rather than of his town, city or country, the world would be a more peaceful, better place where success in all forms is abundant and available to all. (A Gift to My Children) - Jim Rogers
Be patient, you are in good company. Our Lord Himself, our Lady, the apostles, and countless saints, both men and women, have been poor. - Francis de Sales
What have I done to her?" Gabriel muttered to himself as he crossed the room to crank open a window. Cool air washed over his skin. "What the devil did she do to me? - Olivia Parker
He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven.
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. - William Shakespeare
He forced himself into good spirits. - H.W. Brands
We cannot consent to be judged by someone who has suffered less than ourselves. And since each of us regards himself as an unrecognized Job... - Emil Cioran
David Thomas: What do you think is the worst crime that could possibly be committed? What is the crime that offends you most?: Seeing a man humble himself in his capacity as a worker to somebody else, and having to have that accepted as a given situation. - David Bowie
Everyone is in business for himself, for he is selling his services, labor or ideas. Until one realizes that this is true he will not take conscious charge of his life and will always be looking outside himself for guidance. - Sidney Madwed
No man is free who is not master of himself. - Epictetus
A man without justice is a beast, and a man who would make himself a beast forgets the pain of being a man. - Timothy Leary
Are there anything more dishonourable and more coward than not marching in front of the army after taking the decision of war as a politician? Sending others for dying but keeping himself in safety is the affair of the low man only! - Mehmet Murat ildan
It is not often that a man can make opportunities for himself. But he can put himself in such shape that when or if the opportunities come he is ready. - Theodore Roosevelt
No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself. - John Ciardi
Primarily, God is not bound to punish sin; he is bound to destroy sin.The only vengeance worth having on sinis to make the sinner himself its executioner. - George MacDonald
Nothing in the world is more distasteful to a man than to follow the path that leads to himself. - Hermann Hesse
Why must man not marry?" "He cannot marry. He cannot marry," he said angrily. "If he is to lose everything, he should not place himself in a position to lose that. He should not place himself in a position to lose. He should find things he cannot lose. - Ernest Hemingway
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play. - Heraclitus
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
HE who says there is no such thing as an honest man, you may be sure is himself a knave. - George Bishop Berkeley
He enables [his children] to walk before him; he holds their hand in difficulties; he himself carries them along in hardships that he sees as being otherwise unbearable to them. - Francis de Sales
He’s a scientist. He’s never cried. He flips through Googled image searches of burn victims while he touches himself. - Christy Leigh Stewart
Prayer makes your heart bigger, until it is capable of containing the gift of God himself. Prayer begets faith, faith begets love, and love begets service on behalf of the poor. - Mother Teresa
..Imam Ali [A]..'However knows himself (his soul or spirit) knows [or has known] his Lord - Mohammad Ali Shomali
The man who seeks to educate himself must first read and then travel in order to correct what he has learned. - Giacomo Casanova
A lover always thinks of his mistress first and himself second; with a husband it runs the other way. - Honoré de Balzac
A magician must always value his magic effects more than himself, because after few years audience may not remember his name but they will remember his magic effect. - Amit Kalantri
Every man has a right to kill himself. - James Jones
He that is proud eats up himself: pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle. - William Shakespeare
A lawyer who insists on representing himself has a fool for a client.
In literature, as in love, one can only speak for himself. - Andrew Lang
Jesus never spoke of truth in abstraction, as something that stands alone. Jesus always spoke of truth in relation to God being revealed through himself. - Tim McConnell
A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong. - Edgar Allan Poe
A statesman is a politician who places himself at the service of the nation. A politician is a statesman who places the nation at his service.
An ambassador is a man of virtue sent to lie abroad for his country; a news-writer is a man without virtue who lies at home for himself.
By God a man is afraid more of himself than anything else; every day he is struggling to construct a God first to suit him, only then to others. - Thiruman Archunan
Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. - Elie Wiesel
No doubt Jack the Ripper excused himself on the grounds that it was human nature.
We feel that if someone is bad, he should be burdened with the knowledge that he is bad. It seems to us the ultimate injustice that a person could be evil, by our assessment , and still feel fine about himself. - Martha Stout
The greatest victory a person can have is the victory over himself. - Sunday Adelaja
I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself. - Robert E. Lee
Because the mankind very himself is a torturer, he created the concept of hell! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Before man ventures into daydreams about his futuristic society, he shouldfirst immerse himself in the nothingness of his being, and finally restore life to what it is all about: a working hypothesis. - Tomislav Sunić
No one heals himself by wounding another. - Ambrose of Milan
Resolve to be thyself; and know, that he Who finds himself, loses his misery. - Matthew Arnold
But down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. - Raymond Chandler
Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking or so brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity; the female sex. - Mahatma Gandhi
Every human being has to build a secret temple in his soul where he can shelter himself and find himself again and again. - Debasish Mridha
Like the hub of a wheel, the church’s corporate life is an extension of the good news that God was in Christ reconciling the whole world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them. - Harold L. Senkbeil
Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is. - William James
He that thinks himself the wisest is generally the least so.
When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him. - Thomas Szasz
Whoever will be free must make himself free. Freedom is no fairy gift to fall into a man's lap. What is freedom? To have the will to be responsible for one's self. - Max Stirner
Quand celui à qui l'on parle ne comprend pas et celui qui parle ne se comprend pas, c'est de la métaphysiqueWhen he to whom a person speaks does not understand, and he who speaks does not understand himself, that is metaphysics. - Voltaire
A man has to be very understanding and put his wife first before himself. - Abdulazeez Henry Musa
It seems to me that man has engaged in a blind and fearful struggle out of a past he can't remember, into a future he can't forsee nor understand. And man has met and defeated every obstacle, every enemy except one. He cannot win over himself. - John Steinbeck
It behoves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others; or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own. - Thomas Jefferson
God himself is referring to Jesus as light, illumination, knowledge, insight, understanding, wisdom - Sunday Adelaja
Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave. - G.I. Gurdjieff
Whoever educates himself and improves his own morals & character is superior to the man who tries to teach & train others. - Hazrat Ali ibn Abu-Talib
Is any man skillful enough to have fashioned himself? - Augustine of Hippo
Instead of finding himself in nerd heaven—where every nerd gets fifty-eight virgins to role-play with—he woke up in Robert Wood Johnson with two broken legs and a separated shoulder, feeling like, well, he'd jumped off the New Brunswick train bridge. - Junot Díaz
Another silence for the record books. Then he sighs."I know. It's crazy. I feel like --" He stops himself. He suddenly looks so miserable that my heart aches for him.I hate my life. - Cynthia Hand
He harms himself who does harm to another, and the evil plan is most harmful to the planner. - Hesiod
WHO IS LEARNED? A definition One who, consuming midnight oilin studies diligent and slow,teaches himself, with painful toil,the things that other people know. - Piet Hein
It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels he is worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him. - Abraham Lincoln
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. - Albert Einstein
Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. what a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate. - Henry David Thoreau
Those who believe that they believe in God, but without passion in their hearts, without anguish in mind, without uncertainty, without doubt, without an element of despair even in their consolation, believe only in the God idea, not God Himself. - Miguel de Unamuno
The surest hindrance of success is to have too high a standard of refinement in our own minds, or too high an opinion of the judgment of the public. He who is determined not to be satisfied with anything short of perfection will never do anything to please himself or others. - William Hazlitt
He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise.
One sticks to an opinion because he prides himself on having come to it on his own, and another because he has taken great pains to learn it and is proud to have grasped it: and so both do so out of vanity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
We have to combine, certainly, but if we combine to fight on the idea of each man making more money for himself, then we end by fighting one another. And that's the trouble now... human dealings are founded - founded - not on money but on what is fair and just all round. - Neil M. Gunn
What ever lives obeys . . . he who cannot obey himself is commanded. - Friedrich Nietzsche
In his private heart no man respects himself. - Mark Twain
He who fails to achieve a dream set by himself is more honorable than he who succeeds in achieving a dream set by his society. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
One must be honest with himself. Then it will be much better than it is now. - Ali A. H. Al-Allaq
The most precious gift that you can give to the child is unconditional love and acceptance, which allows the child to discover his own inner being, his authentic self, his freedom to be himself. - Swami Dhyan Giten
Bad temper is its own scourge. Few things are more bitter than to feel bitter. A man's venom poisons himself more than his victim. - Charles Buxton
A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction. - Leo Tolstoy
Can the child who is Dell; be the outer emoodiment of man's quest to save himself? To cure himself?...Or, to "be" himself? - Milkweed L. Augustine
As much as we want God to explain Himself to us, His creation, we are in no place to demand that He give an account to us. - Francis Chan
Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world. - Albert Schweitzer
Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust? That no one should exalt himself over the other.
The Holy Spirit never draws attention to Himself. He always points to and reveals Jesus. - John Paul Warren
If the single man plants himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abides, this huge world will come around to him. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who despises himself nevertheless esteems himself as a self-despiser. - Friedrich Nietzsche
None of you will have faith till he wishes for his (Muslim) brother what he likes for himself - Richard Spinos
Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor.
Never lose sight of this important truth, that no one can be truly great until he has gained a knowledge of himself, a knowledge which can only be acquired by occasional retirement. - Johann Georg von Zimmermann
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace. - Albert Schweitzer
A mans life is interesting primarily when he has failed. I well know. For its a sign that he tried to surpass himself. - Georges Clémenceau
Occasionally he stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened. - Winston S. Churchill
What the superior man seeks is in himself. What the mean man seeks is in others. - Confucius
Happy is he who can give himself up.
Stress the right of the individual to select only what he desires to know, to use any knowledge as he wishes, that he himself owns what he has learned. - L. Ron Hubbard
Anyone that insults my country, my intelligence, my feminist ideals, all women in general, and a favorite childhood food, and refers to both himself and me in the third person in one sentence automatically gets an honorary spot on my Hate With Every Fiber of My Being For All Time list. - J. T. Geissinger
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been. - Alan Ashley-Pitt
Man had created God in his own image, not the other way around. He had done it through sheer terror, and who could blame him? Unfortunately he had made too good a job. The god he had invented was just as cruel and careless as man himself. Not a deity to whom one should seriously address a prayer. - Richard Herley
Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself. - Marcel Proust
God has chosen to make the heavens his jurisdiction while at the same time he himself makes it very clear that the earth has been given to man as man’s sphere of influence. - Sunday Adelaja
God always gives grace to the person who knows how to humble himself before Him and who sets his hopes on Him. God only gives grace to humble people. - Pastor Adelaja Sunday
What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself. - Mary GrandPré
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself. - Sir Richard Francis Burton
Poncho was in a red mood slanging with rage and needed to cook himself out of it , while shoving handfuls of salted peanuts down his gullet and slurping ice cold Fanta - Saira Viola
Who to himself is law, no law doth need.
He saw that it was an ironical thing for him to be running thus toward that which he had been at such pains to avoid. But he said, in substance, to himself that if the earth and the moon were about to clash, many people would doubtless plan to get upon the roofs to witness the collision.
I have no right to say or do anything that diminishes a man in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him but what he thinks of himself. Hurting a man in his dignity is a crime. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
And each in the cell of himself is almost convinced of his freedom. - W.H. Auden
Pride, like laudanun and other poisonous medicines, is beneficial in small, though injurious in large quantities. No man who is not pleased with himself, even in a personal sense, can please others.
The most difficult dilemma for a person is perhaps when his heart testifies to an inevitable reality yet his tongue will not proclaim it, when his mind screams in acceptance of truth but he cant bring himself to state it. - Umera Ahmed- Peer-e-Kamil
Each time a man looks into your eyes, he is only searching to find himself; for he knows already, that he is part of you - Jeremy Aldana
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question. - Thomas Jefferson
A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. - Henry Ward Beecher
But a somewhat more liberal and sympathetic examination of mankind will convince us that the cross is even older than the gibbet, that voluntary suffering was before and independent of compulsory; and in short that in most important matters a man has always been free to ruin himself if he chose. - G. K. Chesterton
Learning makes a man fit company for himself. - Thomas Fuller
Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair. - Samuel Johnson
A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him. - Dylan Thomas
Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child.He needs guidance.If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent. - Bette Davis
The domain of God is primarily heaven. That is where he has limited himself to. - Sunday Adelaja
He had a heart that could have held the empire of the world; and, in the end, he had to content himself with a cellar.
Let him who would move the world first move himself. - Socrates
Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others. - Marianne Moore
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; The motions of his spirit are dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted.
Crime is an attitude learnt overtime and can be as a result of condition of place one has found himself. Crime can be graded, so it's possible environment can affect high class rich and low class poor. Therefore criminal justice system is supposed to be graded as to achieve equity in result. - Chidiebere Prosper Agbugba
How we keep these dead souls in our hearts. Each one of us carries within himself his necropolis. - Gustave Flaubert
Why is it a man can never seem to buckle down and train himself to indolence and stupidity when he can see what sanctuary they offer from toil and pain? - Alan LeMay
He who allows himself to be insulted, deserves to be. - Pierre Corneille
Other’s power, other’s enjoyments, other’s space, people have become the owners of that which does not belong to one’s self. If they become the owners of ‘Self’, death is no more; One is himself, the Absolute Supreme Soul. - Dada Bhagwan
Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery. - Matthew Arnold
Capitalism: Teach a man to fish, but the fish he catches aren't his. They belong to the person paying him to fish, and if he's lucky, he might get paid enough to buy a few fish for himself. - Karl Marx
Don’t hide yourself from the world and don’t let the world hide himself from you! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The world each person creates for himself is a distinctive world, not the same world others occupy. - Dean C. Barnlund
A father is only capable of giving what he has, and what he knows. A good father gives all of himself that is good. - Vincent Carrella
DANGER, n. A savage beast which, when it sleeps, Man girds at and despises, But takes himself away by leaps And bounds when it arises. Ambat Delaso - Ambrose Bierce
If love was a sin, God Himself would be in the hottest part of Hell. - Matshona Dhliwayo
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru' chinks of his cavern.
One must be careful not to allow himself fall into the trap of hero worship; we are to take counsel from men, emulate their courage, and godliness, but we are not allowed to worship them. Heroes are men, and men make mistakes. - Paul Bamikole
I can only begin the process of saving myself when I surrender to the reality that I can’t. And what greater place to surrender that reality than to an infant who surrendered Himself to me so that I might surrender myself to Him. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment. - Andre Maurois
He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others. - William Hazlitt
When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself. - Mark Twain
He burst into the house and ate Grandma, an entirely valid course of action for a carnivore such as himself. - James Finn Garner
The inner intent one has of ‘may everyone attain salvation’, will bring salvation to himself first. - Dada Bhagwan
Too many thousands of opened books yawned between them and him. He had exiled himself. - Jack London
Because of the indefinite nature of the human mind, wherever it is lost in ignorance man makes himself the measure of all things. - Giambattista Vico
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. - Albert Camus
So much is a man worth as he esteems himself. - Francois Rabelais
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. - Andrew Carnegie
To live in a state of liberty is not to live apart from law. It is, on the contrary, to live under the highest law, the only law that can really profit a man, the law which is consciously and deliberately imposed by himself on himself. - Auberon Herbert
If I ever marry, it will be on a sudden impulse - as a man shoots himself. - H. L. Mencken
Because he has never forgiven himself any fault, he can forgive no one else's. - Linda Berdoll
You’re a fool, Quinhelm accused. Any man who would allow himself to be bewitched by a woman needs a good dunking in a cold barrel of water. (Quinhelm, the wizard, from BRIGGEN) - Ann B. Keller
It's more real to me here than if I went up," he suddenly heard himself say; and the fear lest that last shadow of reality should lose its edge kept him rooted to his seat as the minutes succeeded each other. - Edith Wharton
[Capitalism assumed] that from the beginning all men are equal. If that were so everyone would be equipped with the same working power, the same education and, above all, the same economic assets each person would [then] have only himself to blame if he did not succeed. - Knut Wicksell
An ad for cigars appears in 100,000 newspapers; sales of that brand increase by 3% for a short time thereafter. A new play receives a viciously negative review in a theatrical journal that prints 500 copies; the playwright shoots himself. Who’s the better writer? - Jason Lutes
Do not let your deeds belie your words, lest when you speak in church someone may say to himself, 'Why do you not practice what you preach?' - Saint Jerome
He who cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself. - George Herbert
Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself. - Samuel Butler
In the physical ascension one sees the signs upon the horizons; in the spiritual ascension one sees the signs within himself. - Shaykh 'Abd al-Karim al-Jili
[Fantasy] is a constructive aspect of the child's experimental exploration of reality, or his progressive relating of himself to reality, of his trial-and-error attempts to solve his reality problems. - Lauretta Bender
I look at him questioningly. I don’t know anything about you.The cop looks down at himself and smiles wickedly. You know my feet are big. What else is left to know? - Mya Robarts
He needed some sort of membrane between himself and experience, which, for him, became language.( on T.S.Eliot) - Jeanette Winterson
No man remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself. - Thomas Mann
No one can attain to truth by himself. Only by laying stone on stone with the cooperation of all, by the millions of generations from our forefather Adam to our own times, is that temple reared which is to be a worthy dwelling place of the Great God. - Leo Tolstoy
He judged the instant and let go; he flung himself loose into the stars. - Annie Dillard
A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
I'm going to treat myself to one of these as a reward for not knocking himself unconscious with a skillet. - Nora Roberts
A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it. - George Bernard Shaw
Whoever is able to lay more demands on himself, enjoys the most increase, most of the time - Sunday Adelaja
A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself. - Maurice Edelman
Every man must find out for himself in what particular fashion he can be saved. - Sigmund Freud
The wise man does not permit himself to set up even in his own mind any comparisons of his friends. His friendship is capable of going to extremes with many people, evoked as it is by many qualities. - Charles Dudley Warner
An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats. - George Orwell
Two questions form the foundation of all novels: "What if?" and "What next?" (A third question, "What now?", is one the author asks himself every 10 minutes or so; but it's more a cry than a question.) Every novel begins with the speculative question, What if "X" happened? That's how you start. - Tom Clancy
Ahhh. A man with a sharp wit. Someone ought to take it away from him before he cuts himself. - Peter da Silva
The thing is, it's very dangerous to have a fixed idea. A person with a fixed idea will always find some way of convincing himself in the end that he is right - Atle Selberg
Despite our battered exterior and in spite of the festering scars and rank filth that overlays it, there is underneath it all the pristine likeness of God Himself. And we would be wise to cast an eye not on the marred exterior, but to be fixed on the glorious interior. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
In serving the poor,one serves humanity.In serving mankind,one serves equity.In serving goodness,one serves God.In serving the Creator,one serves himself. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Civilization is the distance man has placed between himself and his excreta.
A magician reveals himself not only by the magic he presents but also by the respect and entertainment he gives to his audience. - Amit Kalantri
How easily they spoke of love. And yet, when she'd needed the certainty of his feeling for her, he'd let her slip away, never able to bring himself to tell her about the ways in which he'd been changed. He'd been incapable he'd let Nenebah believe the problem lay with her. - Aminatta Forna
An intelligent person positively accepts criticism, repeatedly thinks before giving any statement, and is capable of motivating himself/herself to be successful in the terrible situations in the way of life journey. - Md. Mujib Ullah
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. - Josh Billings
A satirist is a man who discovers unpleasant things about himself and then says them about other people. - Peter McArthur
Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. - Kurt Vonnegut
If you would stand well with a great mind, leave him with a favorable impression of yourself; if with a little mind, leave him with a favorable impression of himself. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
It is one of the beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to be kind to another, without helping himself.
A Good Leader Promotes Peace,Not War.A Good Leader Is For The People,Not For Himself.A Good Leader Does Not Watch His People Suffer. - Godfrey Orateng
A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one's life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself. - Louis L'Amour
For a man who finds life tolerable only by staying on the surface of himself, it is natural to be satisfied with offering no more than his surface to others. - Paul Auster
Jesus would pray to himself and cry. I often do the same. - Carl-John X Veraja
If someone hurts you, he is hurting himself. He may not be able to escape that hurt in his lifetime. - Debasish Mridha
The man who has a library of his own collection is able to contemplate himself objectively, and is justified in believing in his own existence. - Augustine Birrell
When you wake up to kingdom realities, you find that you are tracing the steps of both the Israelites and Jesus himself into the wilderness. . . . The wilderness is the place where God meets his people, Satan attacks, and kingdom allegiances are revealed. [Ed Welch, Running Scared, 118] - Edward T. Welch
He who demands mercy and shows none burns the bridges over which he himself must later pass. - Thomas Adams
He who has much to proclaim one day, stays silently much immersed within himself: he who has to kindle the lightning one day, must for a long time--be a cloud. - Friedrich Nietzsche
So walk in love as Christ loved us, and gave Himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. - Ephesians 5 2
One of the consequences of sin is that it makes the sinner pity himself instead of causing him to turn to God. One of the first signs of new life is that the individual takes sides with God against himself. - Donald Grey Barnhouse
The greatest evil that can befall man is that he should come to think ill of himself. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
He who binds to himself a joyDoes the winged life destroy;But he who kisses the joy as it fliesLives in eternity's sun rise. - William Blake
He who asserts belief with absolute certainty knows nothing of faith and makes himself into a fool. He who is wise, upon realizing they have done this, recants and searches themselves for further enlightenment. - Cristina Marrero
THESE ARE THE REASONS, THEN, FOR WHICH A MAN CAN BE CONFIDENT ABOUT THE FATE OF HIS SOUL AS LONG AS IN LIFE HE HAS…DEVOTED HIMSELF TO THE PLEASURES OF AQUIRING KNOWLEDGE …WITH SELF CONTROL, AND GOODNESS, AND COURAGE, AND LIBERALITY, AND TRUTH…SOCRATES’ LAST WORDS IN PLATO’S PHAEDO - Dean Chavooshian
A man's shortcomings are taken from his epoch; his virtues and greatness belong to himself. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
PHILANTHROPIST, n. A rich (and usually bald) old gentleman who has trained himself to grin while his conscience is picking his pocket. - Ambrose Bierce
He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself. - Thomas Paine
I believe in myself like a five-year-old believes in himself. They say look at me, look at me! Then they do a flip in the backyard. It won't even be that amazing, but everyone will be clapping for them. - Kanye West
God allows us to have a personal relationship with himself and he forgives and loves us as children. If God forgives our such great sins against his Son should we not forgive such little sins against ourselves? - Greg Gordon
One who says unpleasant things about others, will himself quickly become a target of their scandal.
In [David] Douglas's success in life ... his great activity, undaunted courage, singular abstemiousness, and energetic zeal, at once pointed him out as an individual eminently calculated to do himself credit as a scientific traveler. - Joseph Dalton Hooker
Experience shows that success is due less to ability that to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul. - Charles Buxton
Every theory of love, from Plato down, teaches that each individual loves in the other sex what he lacks in himself. - G. Stanley Hall
As long as man is alive, he will always deem himself to be the light of the world, and consider his enemies as the darkness. And they will be thinking like that on both sides of the front. - Dmitry Glukhovsky
Free man needs loyalty to the self first of all, and this implies the right to be himself - Joost A. M. Meerloo
A man's worst enemies can't wish on him what he can think up himself. - Yiddish Proverb
A good pastor knows how to trust people and how to give them authority to fulfill all kinds of tasks. He tries to make himself unnoticed and unnecessary. Don’t be indispensable! - Pastor Adelaja Sunday
I'm simply interested in what is going to happen next. I don't think I can control my life or my writing. Every other writer I know feels he is steering himself, and I don't have that feeling. I don't have that sort of control. I'm simply becoming. I'm startled that I became a writer. - Kurt Vonnegut
Love, he told himself, was open to interpretation like any other abstract indulgence but followed the same principles everywhere, irrespective of everything else. One, either won or lost in love, there was no bridge in between, and he decided he had lost, lost to himself, if not to her. - Faraaz Kazi
Rakitin was dishonest and was decidedly unaware of it; that, on the contrary, knowing that he wouldn't steal money from the table, he ultimately considered himself a man of the highest integrity. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
He who despises himself, respects himself as one who despises.
Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not. - Vaclav Havel
Either I’ve got a wart on my nose they find curious, or I’ve grown a tail, Albie Merani muttered to himself. Just then he thought. I’d better get a move on, got work to do. He hurried across to some stairs, heading down deeper into station, then followed the signs to the pod station. - R.W. Rivers
No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself - Plato
The greatest warrior is not he who conquers his enemies, but he who conquers himself. - Sensei Darian Stokes
He who makes a beast of himself relieves himself the pain of being a man. - Hunter S. Thompson
What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others. - Confucius
Who forgets himself in love remembers the future. (Qui s'oublie dans l'amour - Se souvient du futur) - Charles de Leusse
Oh, Eeyore, you are wet! said Piglet, feeling him. Eeyore shook himself, and asked somebody to explain to Piglet what happened when you had been inside a river for quite a long time. - A.A. Milne
RAZOR, n. An instrument used by the Caucasian to enhance his beauty, by the Mongolian to make a guy of himself, and by the Afro-American to affirm his worth. - Ambrose Bierce
A learned man who doesn’t restrain his passions is like a blind man holding a torch, he guides others but not himself. - Shaykh Sa di
Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speak by something outside himself-like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks. - Jean Kerr
Christians sometimes make themselves into elephants afraid of mice. You have the Creator of the universe on your side; not to mention, you've been given eternal life. 'Whom or what shall you fear?' To be afraid of anything other than God himself is like an insult to God. - Criss Jami
EMANCIPATION, n. A bondman's change from the tyranny of another to the despotism of himself. He was a slave: at word he went and came; His iron collar cut him to the bone. Then Liberty erased his owner's name, Tightened the rivets and inscribed his own. G.J. - Ambrose Bierce
Imagine how extraordinary the world would be if everyone believed the only man capable of evil…was himself. - Ivy Yuelle
If a child lives with approval, he learns to live with himself.
He that would govern others, first should be the master of himself. - Philip Massinger
When Loughner himself speaks and we find out his real influences are Spiderman, 'Gnome Chomsky,' Taylor Swift, and Dr. Bronner, then what? - Walter Kirn
The reason why great men meet with so little pity or attachment in adversity, would seem to be this: the friends of a great man were made by his fortune, his enemies by himself, and revenge is a much more punctual paymaster than gratitude.
God’s desire is to reveal Himself to everyone, yet He will manifest Himself only to those who love Him. - Sunday Adelaja
The man who comes with a tale about others has himself an ax to grind. - Chinese proverb
Know thyself? A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever observes himself arrests his own development. A caterpillar who wanted to know itself well would never become a butterfly. - Andre Gide
An apparent misfortune of man is that neither good nor evil is an agency itself; both are equally passive choices. Man himself is the ultimate agency. He has the power to realize and activate the dead options. Only then, that is, by the action of Will, good results in good and evil in evil. - Raheel Farooq
I am an optimist. Anyone interested in the future has to be otherwise he would simply shoot himself. - Arthur C. Clarke
Who has a harder fight than he who is striving to overcome himself. - Thomas a Kempis
There will always be one who loves, and one who lets himself be loved. - W. Somerset Maugham
Let Hercules himself do what he may, the cat will mew, and dog will have his day. - William Shakespeare
You learn almost as much about a thinker from what he reads—in particular, what he likes and what he disdains—as from what he writes himself. - Rodney Ulyate
As long as one finds faults with the world, he won’t be able to find anything about the Soul (Self). He who sees his own faults is the Soul (Self) himself! - Dada Bhagwan
If a man is to shed the light of the sun upon other men, he must first of all have it within himself. - Romain Rolland
I love her so damned much." Manny heard himself say. That’s my heart right there. That’s my woman. - J.R. Ward
...ism's are not good. A person should not believe in an ism. He should believe in himself. - Ferris Beuller
If an artist is not only he who sings or paints, but he who express himself by words or drawing then I can consider myself as one. - Amen Muffler
He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king. - John Milton
How can we expect fate to let a righteous cause prevail when there is hardly anyone who will give himself up undividedly to a righteous cause? - Sophie Scholl
When you cry out against a God who punishes people in a place like hell, you cry out against the God who has revealed Himself in the pages of Scripture. You cry out against His goodness, holiness, and justice; and all the while you minimize your own sinfulness or the sinfulness of others. - Tim Challies
The horse is by Nature a very lazy animal whose idea of heaven is an enormous field of lush grass in which he can graze undisturbed until his belly is full, and after a pleasant doze can start filling himself up all over again. - Captain Elwin Hartley Edwards
... being true to the multitudes within himself that are one and many. - Richard Flanagan
The difficult child is the child who is unhappy. He is at war with himself; and in consequence, he is at war with the world.
A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator the smaller the fraction. - Leo Tolstoy
A man has a false heart in his mouth for all the world to see, another in his breast to show all his special friends and his family, and the real one, the true one, the secret one, which is not known to anyone except himself alone. - James Clavell
A leader only follows a better leader than himself. - MD. Muhtashimur Rahman
In this passionately social world, loneliness dogged the spirit. People were constantly getting together, but they never really got there…For everyone searched his neighbor’s eyes for the image of himself, and never saw anything else. Or if he did, he was outraged and terrified. - Olaf Stapledon
He who fights monsters should look into it that he himself does not become a monster. When you gaze long into the Abyss, the Abyss also gazes into you.
I knew a man who gave up smoking, drinking, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself. - Johnny Carson
He who don't understand the real essence of critics and oppositions in the journey of life criticizes and opposes himself, knowingly or unknowingly, in his journey of life. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
You are a leader when your actions encourage someone to reveal himself with hope, courage, confidence and trust. - Debasish Mridha
There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide. - Norman Douglas
When lost in darkness he who lights the way, marks himself as easy prey. - Mark W. Boyer
He who hides himself amongst the shadows deserves to live inside the dark shadows! Meet with the light to deserve the light! - Mehmet Murat ildan
As long as anyone believes that his ideal and purpose is outside him, that it is above the clouds, in the past or in the future, he will go outside himself and seek fulfillment where it cannot be found. He will look for solutions and answers at every point except where they can be found--in himself.
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. - William Shakespeare
If a child shows himself to be incorrigible, he should be decently and quietly beheaded at the age of twelve, lest he grow to maturity, marry, and perpetuate his kind. - Don Marquis
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor - Alexis Carrel
Proof is the idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself. - Sir Arthur Eddington
For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. - Bible
That man is best who sees the truth himself. Good too is he who listens to wise counsel. But who is neither wise himself nor willing to ponder wisdom is not worth a straw. - Hesiod
If there is heaven then there must be hell too, don't think that The God is merciful, he didn't create hell for himself. - John Art
An illusionist can make himself disappear; a musician can do the same thing: When he plays a piano, after a while we start seeing only the music, not the man! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Loneliness is the way by which destiny endeavors to lead man to himself. - Hermann Hesse
No one but a theorist believes his theory; everyone puts faith in a laboratory result but the experimenter himself. - Albert Einstein
The need of man to wholly realize himself is the only fixed star. - Arthur Miller
What do you think an artist is? ...he is a political being, constantly aware of the heart breaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war. - Pablo Picasso
He who binds to himself a joy, does the winged life destroy: But he who kisses the joy as it flies, lives in eternity's sun rise. - William Blake
A man of understanding has lost nothing, if he has himself. - Michel de Montaigne
No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A Christian is the person who studies the life of Christ and carries His image in himself in order to be like Him - Sunday Adelaja
He missed her, a longing that tore deep into him. He resented her He wondered endlessly what might have happened. He changed, curled more inwardly into himself. He was, by turns, inflamed by anger, twisted by confusion, withered by sadness. - Chimanda Ngozi Adichie
Holy fu-" he starts then catches himself."Yes,this tithe will be most pleasing to her Goodness." Me and Magnus exchange amused glances. - Mari Mancusi
God cannot resist love for He cannot resist Himself. - Matshona Dhliwayo
People feel comfortable around someone who is comfortable with himself.
The individual seeks out the heat of the crowd, in this century, to protect himself against the cold emanating from the corpse of the world. - Nicolás Gómez Dávila
Why had it been left for a stranger to reveal him to himself? - Oscar Wilde
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven. - Thomas Fuller
Listen to the secret sound, the real sound, which is inside you. The one no one talks of speaks the secret sound to himself, and he is the one who has made it all. - Kabir
Every day He humbles Himself just as He did when from from His heavenly throne into the Virgin's womb; every day He comes to us and lets us see Him in lowliness, when He descends from the bosom of the Father into the hands of the priest at the altar. - Francis of Assisi
Whatever they say about it, but being altruistic is not so simple for everyone. Not to look and sound like despotism, altruism must be learnt, and it’s a long way, which in fact begins from our egoism, for really, a human can’t love others if he doesn’t love himself first. - Lara Biyuts
History, writing, infect after a time a man's sense of himself... - A.S. Byatt
The easiest thing for a person is to accept everything as it is and adjust with everyone in the surroundings by sacrificing or compromising originality, but it's also the worst thing if he proclaims that he has changed himself. - Testy McTesterson
The honest man must be a perpetual renegade, the life of an honest man a perpetual infidelity. For the man who wishes to remain faithful must take himself perpetually unfaithful to all the continual, successive, indefatigable, renascent errors.
if he wants to be a whore then let him. if he chooses to degrade and demean himself, just walk away. you can’t make a man respect you, the relationship or himself. - R.H. Sin
A wise man is closer to God than a fool will ever be to himself. - Matshona Dhliwayo
We are going to the moon that is not very far. Man has so much farther to go within himself. - Anaïs Nin
The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself. - Sir Winston Churchill
If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself. - Alexandre Dumas
A man who works beyond the surface of things,though he may be wrong himself, yet he clears the way for others and may make even his errors subservient to the cause of truth. - Edmund Burke
One should learn to be happy and content by himself, for everything else life is there to give a perfect lesson. - raja shakeel mushtaque
He who is busy pleasing himself has no time to judge others. - Marty Rubin
Ladies, how do you expect a man to love you, if he hasn't first learnt how to love himself? - Nikki Rowe
The only obligation any artist can have is to himself. His works means nothing, otherwise. It has no meaning. - Truman Capote
Every writer must acknowledge and be able to handle the unalterable fact that he has, in effect, given himself a life sentence in solitary confinement. - Peter Straub
205. A greedy man will always find himself in the shackles of humility.
However far man may extend himself with his knowledge, however objective he may appear to himself- -ultimately he reaps nothing but his own biography. - Friedrich Nietzsche
In the way this strange gentleman was going on, he would leave the world without having done any good to himself or anybody else. - Jules Verne
No man ever listened himself out of a job. - Calvin Coolidge
He who indulges habitually in the intoxicating pleasures of imagination, for the very reason that he reaps a greater pleasure than others, must resign himself to a keener pain, a more intolerable and utter prostration. - Robert Louis Stevenson
A man ought to be able to be fond of his wife without making a fool of himself about her. - George Bernard Shaw
Egotist, n. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me. - Ambrose Bierce
ليس الشديد بالصرعة؛ إنما الشديد الذي يملك نفسه عند الغضبThe strong person is not the good wrestler. Rather,the strong person is the one who controls himself when he is angry.(Sahih al-Bukhari, Book 73, #135) - Anonymous
Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer."[1967 interview] - Ray Bradbury
The highest duty of the writer is to remain true to himself and let the chips fall where they may. In serving his vision of the truth the artist best serves his nation. - John F. Kennedy
Light is what we are called to preach. Our lord and saviour called himself light of the world. - Sunday Adelaja
Marx himself wrote that capitalism produces above all its own gravediggers. Do you think that perhaps he wasn't talking about capitalism? - Paullina Simons
He who controls the minds of others is a ‘Gnani’ (the enlightened one). Only when your mind is completely under your control, can other’s mind come under your control. How can the other persons mind come under your control when one has disturbances himself. - Dada Bhagwan
He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals. - Benjamin Franklin
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid. - William Faulkner
What love is not torment when a man knows not how to love himself? Talk not of drowning, but attaining your heart's desire by action: Put money in thy purse. - Christopher Moore
An ordinary man can surround himself with two thousand books and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is always possible to be happy. - Augustine Birrell
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool. - Sir Francis Bacon
The journey of a human is not only to expand its illusory personality of his mind, in the external world, but to realize himself beyond the identity of the mind and see the truth behind the formation of life within. - Roshan Sharma
God chose to introduce Himself to us in the first verse of Genesis as a Creator. And yet so few Christians really understand the power of creativity to influence the culture. - Phil Cooke
Never does our good God leave us save to hold us better; never does He let go of us save to keep us better; never does He wrestle with us save to give Himself up to us and to bless us. - Francis de Sales
Don’t let anyone sell you on the idea that anything (apart from the Lord Himself) is more important than your marriage. God means for your life and your marriage to be filled with passion and purpose. - Elizabeth George
Work is the gift of God to man for him to discover himself. It is only through work that a man can discover the hidden abilities, power, potential, talents, gifts and knowledge that are in him. - Sunday Adelaja
The sinners sins against himself; the wrongdoer wrongs himself, becoming the worse by his own action.
As long as it’s an every man for himself kind of world, men will always be for themselves. - Mayor Bentley in 'Tilt - Ashley Chappell
Homer begged and Rembrandt went bankrupt. Aristotle, who had money for books, his school, and his museum, could not have bought this painting of himself.Rembrandt could not afford a Rembrandt. - Joseph Heller
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom, that he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he who thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
"Do you know what a pessimist is?" "A man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it." - George Bernard Shaw
Spreading himself like a green bay tree. - Bible
Only he qualifies to be an INDIVIDUAL, who has created an IMAGE for himself, in tune with his INTRINSIC NATURE, for majority only succumb to the human stupidity and perish! - Ramana Pemmaraju
How can a person have a sense of something if he does not have the germ of it within himself. What I am to understand must develop organically within me--and what I seem to learn is only nourishment--stimulation of the organism. - Novalis
A human being is only interesting if he's in contact with himself. I learned you have to trust yourself, be what you are, and do what you ought to do the way you should do it. You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it. - Barbra Streisand
A writer must refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution. - Jean-Paul Sartre
I couldn't believe it had taken me all these years to see this side of him. He tucked himself inside a shell, shutting himself away from others here because the palace had trapped him. Behind the books and the snippy remarks there was a curious, engaging, and sometimes very charming person. - Keira Cass
One who lives for himself chases after the wind;at the end he will have nothing in his hands. - Matshona Dhliwayo
From a genuine performers heart comes passion, to get there, he must first love his audience above himself. - Illusionist Scott Wolf
Worse is man who abandons himself - Amit Gupta
Anyone that does not wish or desire to stretch himself will get nowhere in this life. That is just the way life is. - Sunday Adelaja
When critics disagree the artist is in accord with himself. - Oscar Wilde
The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people--that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature. - James Thurber
A man is as old as he feels himself to be. - English Proverb
I believe it is the duty of each of us to act as if the fate of the world depended on him. Admittedly, one man by himself cannot do the job. However, one man can make a difference. We must live for the future of the human race, and not for our own comfort or success. - Hyman G. Rickover
You cannot teach creativity—how to become a good writer. But you can help a young writer discover within himself what kind of writer he would like to be. - Mario Vargas Llosa
If a man can say ‘My life is more important than my country,’ that man has succeeded in freeing himself from the chains of society! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk. - Joaquin Setanti
The days passed, the weeks. But everything seemed to have fused, gone into a conglomerated mass. He could not tell one day from another, hardly one place from another. Nothing was distinct or distinguishable. Often he lost himself for an hour at a time, could not remember what he had done. - D.H. Lawrence
He is most cheated who cheats himself. - Danish Proverb
The poorest man around is not the fellow without a bank coin to his name, but the soul without the right information to orchestrate for himself the right future. - Ritchie Felix Prince .O
First it is necessary to stand on your own two feet. But the minute a man finds himself in that position, the next thing he should do is reach out his arms. - Kristin Hunter
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich. - Democritus
A man of worth is a man that sees the worth in others more than himself. - Shannon L. Alder
I would suggest that the prisons I incessantly create are not designed to lock me in, rather they are designed to lock the world out. And the oddity is that either way, I am a prisoner who has sentenced himself to a prison within which I do not belong. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The good, the admirable reader identifies himself not with the boy or the girl in the book, but with the mind that conceived and composed that book. - Vladimir Nabokov
How a man handles himself in defeat is more important than how he handles himself in victory. - T.A. Uner
Any ordinary man can...surround himself with two thousand books...and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy.
Political success in Athens seemed to depend on having a party, and there seemed now to be no party with whom an honorable man could connect himself. - Irwin Edman
God reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists. - Albert Einstein
Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate. - Henry David Thoreau
He who is sorrowful can force himself to smile, but he who is glad cannot weep.
There are many who wish to be masters over others. Rare indeed is the man who wishes to be master of himself - Radhe Maa
I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. - Winston S. Churchill
Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. - Erich Fromm
No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. - Samuel Johnson
I'm always in Awe of God's Greatness, His M. O. (Method of Operation), His timing, His Might and His Power. He's God all by Himself!!! Abba, I love You. - Pazaria Smith
The true hero trains himself in silence. - Kristian Goldmund Aumann
The central thought of the Scriptures is that God intends to work Himself in Christ through the Spirit into us, that God and we, we and God, might be really one in life, in nature, and in the Spirit. To show this God uses several figures or symbols in the Bible. - Witness Lee
Man cannot bear to be in the wrong. As soon as he feels guilt or remorse, he bends his ethics to suit himself. Actions do not flow from ethics, but ethics from actions, and it is by refining our actions that we refine our ethics. - Neel Burton
Every thought is new when an author expresses it in a manner peculiar to himself. - Marquis de Vauvenargues
He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior. - Confucius
When lion saddled for hunt, he outfitted by bow and arrow to guard himself - H.B. Ida
The true value of man is shown when with all freedom possible, he sets himself limits. - Anonymous
When he stood up, it was a very complicated motion. If the deck chairs on the Ship to the Sea of Night had opened up, they would have done so like that. It was like he was unfolding himself forever. - Neil Gaiman
Having no resources within himself, he was compelled to be the copyist of many, and being such, he was forever the victim of inconsistency; - Frederick Douglass
I bid him look into the lives of men as though into a mirror, and from others to take an example for himself. - Terence
Man cannot be homophobic without having concerned himself with another’s sex life. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
When man meets himself upon the reflexion of the mirror, it is always advisable to ask the question "Who are you?". If an unsatisfactory answer comes forth, then one must delve into the far reaches of Self and understand why he failed to answer this simple, yet transcending question. - Pablo Andrés Wunderlich Padilla
A human being is an animal suspended in webs of significance which he himself has spun.
Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off. - Bible
Love is the highest prayer; as God is love, God cannot ignore Himself. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Politics is a man in conflict with other men. Art is a man in conflict with himself. - Marty Rubin
They say a witch-doctor can't heal himself but I beg to differ. I have been in deep end but somehow Managed to keep my head high....all by myself. Self belief, self efficacy.....and leaning to God each time you sense imbalances - you will definitely make it. - Kwanele Booi
A man is what he is, not what men say he is. His character no man can touch. His character is what he is before his God and his Judge; and only he himself can damage that. His reputations what men say he is. That can be damaged; but reputation is for time, character is for eternity
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the governing of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question. - Thomas Jefferson
Feeling special is the worst kind of cage a person can build for himself. - Paolo Giordano
He tries to find the exit from himself but there is no door. - Dejan Stojanovic
It is easy for anybody to call himself or herself a Christian but the truth is we respond from very different world-views - Sunday Adelaja
If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it. - Herodotus
But cocks aren’t supposed to lay eggs... Sahil said, trying to untangle himself. ...they’re supposed to fertilise them. - Faraaz Kazi
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. - George Bernard Shaw
Happiness is the highest form of self-respect. A person who allows himself to be happy shows his self-respect. - Maery Rubin
The person performing the experiment becomes the object of the experiment himself; this is known as the illusion! - Dada Bhagwan
Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
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. - Sidney Madwed
Freud was not entirely honest with himself when he said, Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise". - A. Cretan
He who says that someone isn’t himself is a victim of statistics. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
A gentleman would have announced himself! I told him, pressing against the side of the tub. And a scoundrel would have joined you.-- Kit Marlowe to the witch Gillian (shortly before joining her in the tub!) - Karen Chance
Man's main task is to give birth to himself. - Erich Fromm
The first and most important thing an individual can do is to become an individual again, decontrol himself, train himself as to what is going on and win back as much independent ground for himself as possible - William S. Burroughs
The reason as to why a human cannot give birth to himself is because he needs someone to help him. We are altricial, or helpless at birth, because we have to depend on others so that later in life when we are capable, we help those in need. And this is very much part of the circle of life. - Kamand Kojouri
Plimpton was a presence. He looked for ways in which he could make himself ridiculous. That made him a great storyteller. - Stefan Fatsis
A man by his sin may waste himself, which is to waste that which on earth is most like God. This is man's greatest tragedy and God's heaviest grief. - A.W. Tozer
Concern for man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavor. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations. - Albert Einstein
How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself. - Publilius Syrus
You can't be a good writer in the States anymore because to be a good one you have to have a country where you can be poor and still eat, and still make your living standard secondary to your writing. Thoreau himself couldn't do that in the States today. - Nelson Algren
God is in the business of shattering our dreams...God wants to shatter every dream we have that is not of Him. God wants us to have the very best, and the very best happens to be Himself. - Bob Sjogren and Gerald Robison
You put a new heart in Emma a long time ago, it just wasn’t the kind you were thinking of. He laughed to himself. Hope is an amazing thing. I saw it in Emma, saw it with my own eyes. - Charles Martin
We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands upon himself, and the latter who makes no demands on himself. - Jose Ortega y Gasset
The first duty of a man is to think for himself - José Martí
...Since in the centre of the soul there is a mansion reserved for God Himself... - Teresa of Ávila
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself. - Kris Kristofferson
If Jesus himself, or Mohammed, or Buddha spoke to me personally and said that women are inferior to men, I would still reject that as false dogma because I know with every ounce of my being that this is not true. - Alice Bag
There is only one optimist. He has been here since man has been on this earth, and that is "man" himself. If we hadn't had such a magnificent optimism to carry us through all these things, we wouldn't be here. We have survived it on our optimism.
Never has a man who has bent himself been able to make others straight. - Mencius
asked himself In what country on earth would you rather live He first answered Certainly in my own where are all my friends my relations and the earliest and sweetest affections and recollections of my life. But he continued which would be your second choice His answer France. - Thomas Jefferson
We see but one aspect of our neighbor, as we see but one side of the moon; in either case there is also a dark half, which is unknown to us. We all come down to dinner, but each has a room to himself. - Walter Bagehot
A good man cares about others. A good man has not only selfish desires. He is not only centered in himself. A bad man has no concern for others. He has only selfish concerns. He is centered in his own world. - Swami Dhyan Giten
So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? - Hunter S. Thompson
It seems to me that the whole of human life can be summed up in the one statement that man only exists for the purpose of proving to himself every minute that he is a man and not an organ. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The modern habit of doing ceremonial things unceremoniously is no proof of humility; rather it proves the offender's inability to forget himself in the rite, and his readiness to spoil for every one else the proper pleasure of ritual. - C.S. Lewis
If someone is determined to kill himself, nothing will stop him. - Dorothy Simpson
Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks. - Shannon L. Alder
A man who cant discuss ideas, especially those that are not a reflection of him, is not open to himself - Levon Peter Poe
He who knows others is wise;He who know himself is enlightened. - Lao-tzu
A man limits his abilities himself according to his created interest, and then he pays very little attention to unliked things. Understand that man can become whatever he wants to be, just Interest and Want play the role. - Faisal Nawaz Maitlo
He who falls in love with himself, will have no rivals.
No man resolved to make the most of himself has time to waste on personal contention. - Abraham Lincoln
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. - Aristotle
Quem pausa para admirar a beleza se torna tambem belo.(One who pauses to admire beauty becomes, himself, beautiful.) - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights. - Desmond Tutu
I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea shore and diverting himself and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell that ordinary while the greater ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. - Isaac Newton
I will tell you something my father once told me. The difference between a brave man and a coward is very simple. It is a problem of love. A coward loves only himself The brave man loves other men first and himself last. (From Meyer's The Son) - Phillipp Meyer
He who is great judges himself and sets his own standards. - Spirit Rain
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. - Seneca
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