Quotation Explorer - 'Oneself'

Introspection is not a privilege, you don't have to subscribe to it. On any occasion you can discover wisdom and oneself. - Unarine Ramaru
It's only by amusing oneself that one can learn.
The most onerous slavery is to be a slave to oneself. - Seneca
Healing is a different type of pain. It’s the pain of becoming aware of the power of one’s strength and weakness, of one’s capacity to love or do damage to oneself and to others, and of how the most challenging person to control in life is ultimately yourself. - Caroline Myss
To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself. - Simone de Beauvoir
To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. - Oscar Wilde
Idolization of oneself is a crime. One is the prisoner of his once blindfolded complacency. - Flonja Akshija
The will to grow is in essence the same phenomenon as love. Love is the will to extend oneself for spiritual growth. Genuinely loving people are, by definition, growing people. - M. Scott Peck
One must still have chaos in oneself to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche
To establish oneself in the world, one does all one can to seem established there already. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Humility is throwing oneself away in complete concentration on something or someone else. - Madeleine L'Engle
One writes primarily to free oneself from oneself. - Marty Rubin
Courtship is an activity whereby one losses oneself whilst trying to win someone’s love. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Poverty is a virtue which one can teach oneself. - Diogenes of Sinope
The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. - C.G. Jung
RIBALDRY, n. Censorious language by another concerning oneself. - Ambrose Bierce
The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are. - C.S. Lewis
To love, you close your eyes. To do good, you deceive oneself. To be honest, you ditch oneself. To be good, you have to transcend all the three ideas. - Harshit Walia
In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself. - Krishnamarti
Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself. - Jean Anouilh
It is noble to teach oneself, it is still nobler to teach others. - Mark Twain
They say that facing oneself is the sign of a zany man, but facing this flabby belly requires a lot of courage.
One must pray first, but afterwards one must help oneself. God does not care for cowards.--"Wanda - Ouida
Art becomes an honest expression once done for oneself. Failure of that results to empty and transparent art. - Unarine Ramaru
A person who is not true to oneself can easily be misguided by the self-seeker people through mass propaganda to believe a right one as a wrong guy and the bad ones as the bright individuals. - Anuj Somany
A person who admires only oneself sees often own face in the mirror and craves through the different ways online to get always the praise for own facial look solely from the people. - Anuj Somany
To force oneself to believe and to accept a thing without understanding is political, and not spiritual or intellectual. - Gautama Buddha
The rough must always accompany the smooth. Without one or the other one learns nothing about oneself. - Solange nicole
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us. - Paul Valery
Without doubt one always looks more carefully at what one believes must be seen by many than at what one does only for oneself, and often the things that have seemed to me to be true when I began to concieve them have appeared false to me when I wanted to put them on paper. - Rene Descartes
The one way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in literature as in a perpetual orgy. - Gustave Flaubert
Language exists only on the surface of our consciousness. The great human struggles are played out in silence and in the ability to express oneself.
Don't aim at success - the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue... as the unintended side-effect of one's personal dedication to a course greater than oneself. - Viktor Frankl
A mere love of wisdom is often enough to make oneself wiser. - Raheel Farooq
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. - Rabbi Abraham Heschel
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. - Oscar Wilde
Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real. - Iris Murdoch
To live in denial of caring deeply, to hold oneself back from speaking from the heart as a means of self protection, to speak in whispers, to describe what you have together as "this." Oh the sweet sadness of forbidden love. - Cheryld
Everyone gets forgotten because of Alzheimer's, ignored because of ignorance about oneself and replaced because of trying to stay in the same place. - Amit Abraham
Better to withdraw own words or oneself from the discussion that leads to no solution than to drag oneself into an argument with the stupid people. - Anuj Somany
Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck. - Iris Murdoch
Odd, some might think. Why someone would need to travel so far to find oneself. Surely a look in the mirror would suffice, and wouldn’t that be cheaper too? But the mirror lies, and the eyes that do the looking conspire too. - Farish A. Noor
Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity growswith the ability to say no to oneself. - Abraham Joshua Heschel
Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself. - Jessamyn West
Mastering others is strength. Mastering oneself makes you fearless. - Lao Tzu
It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself. - Charles Baudelaire
There is a graceless human tendency to wish upon others the ills visited upon oneself. Instead of pointing successors towards short cuts, you relish seeing them clambering through identical hoops. - Michela Wrong
All this twaddle, the existence of God, atheism, determinism, liberation, societies, death, etc., are pieces of a chess game called language, and they are amusing only if one does not preoccupy oneself with 'winning or losing this game of chess. - Marcel Duchamp
Only the foolish would think that wisdom is something to keep locked in a drawer. Only the fearful would feel empowerment is something best kept to oneself, or the few, and not shared with all. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Through real-life stories, Kristin Kaufman illustrates the core idea of being present in the moment and opening oneself up to new ideas in order to become an authentic leader in life. - Stephen R. Covey
The surest way to damage society is to call for a "great man" to lead it. The surest way to improve society is to become a great man to lead oneself and convince others to do likewise. - Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
All the joy the world contains has come through wishing happiness for others. All the misery the world contains has come through wanting pleasure for oneself. Is there need for lengthy explanation? - Dalai Lama XIV
It is hard to find a person who is hard on oneself and soft on others, but rare to find the people who truly care by being actually fair to themselves only. - Anuj Somany
Directing praise to oneself is to cash in on the ego in order to bankrupt the soul. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle. - Helen Keller
I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself. - Marlene Dietrich
To be enlightened is to know oneself and not run away. - Veronique Vienne
Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has everything to do with relieving oneself of the burden of being a victim--letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor. - C.R. Strahan
To be proud of virtue is to poison oneself with the antidote. - Benjamin Franklin
The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Yes, it's vital to make lifestyle choices to mitigate damage caused by being a member of industrialized civilization, but to assign primary responsibility to oneself, and to focus primarily on making oneself better, is an immense copout, an abrogation of responsibility. - Derrick Jensen
A person who does not feel like making fool of oneself only by saying usually to the people is most probably not often talking sense. - Anuj Somany
HAPPINESS comes from within. To be happy is to know oneself. It's not in the material things that we own, it's the love we have and show to the world. - Angie karan
Freedom of choice makes it possible to plan our lives and to make the most of ourselves. Yet if this freedom lacks noble goals or personal discipline, it degenerates into an inability to give oneself generously to others. - Pope Francis
If an artist wants to use his mind for creative work, cutting oneself off from society is a necessary thing - Glenn Gould
It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right --especially when one is right. - Friedrich Nietzsche
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. - Leonardo da Vinci
One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time and in others' minds. - Alfred Kazin
The key to holding a logical argument or debate is to allow oneself to understand the other person’s argument no matter how divergent their views may seem. - Auliq Ice
What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice. Without the possibility of choice a man is not a man but a member, an instrument, a thing. - Archibald MacLeish
التصالح مع الذات يزيل الحقد والحسد فيمتليء القلب محبة وسلاماreconciliation with oneself removes hate & envy so the heart is filled with love and peace - Wafaa Nowaihed
PITIFUL, adj. The state of an enemy of opponent after an imaginary encounter with oneself. - Ambrose Bierce
To find one’s purpose is to discover one’s worth, discern one’s direction, wholly dedicate oneself to the journey, and forge an unbending determination that I will not leave the world the way I found it. This week's blog outlines the finding of our purpose. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
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
Simply to render oneself able to understand what other Christian thinkers have themselves come to understand and to more or less felicitously communicate requires that one's mind not be a blank slate but already properly formed, disciplined, and exercised. - Gregory B. Sadler
A person who could actually FEEL as what the people really THINK to get from him/her would never like to have most of them around oneself. - Anuj Somany
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. - Bruce Lee
Bigotry is based on deception, of oneself and of others. - DaShanne Stokes
Maybe being married is talking to oneself with one's other self listening. - Ruth Rendell
Writing poetry is talking to oneself; yet it is a mode of talking to oneself in which the self disappears; and the product's something that, though it may not be for everybody, is about everybody. - Richard Wilbur
I have tried to express the idea that the café is a place where one can ruin oneself, go mad, or commit a crime. - Vincent Van Gogh
The greatest delight is to mark one's enemy, prepare everything, avenge oneself thoroughly, and then go to sleep. - Joseph Stalin
I don't know whether I believe in God or not. I think, really, I'm some kind of a Buddhist. But the essential thing is to put oneself in a frame of mind which is close to that of prayer. - Henri Matisse
What is hell? Hell is oneself. Hell is alone, the other figures in it Merely projections. There is nothing to escape from And nothing to escape to. One is always alone. - T.S. Eliot
To remember oneself and to relax the body is something we have to do constantly. - Samael Aun Weor
Success - is not about defeating others; but about defeating oneself - Ashok Kallarakkal
A person empowers oneself with a wisdom light by own tendency to Speak or Write consistently that which is Right, and that only offers him a third Eyesight to see the true colour of the supporting people's character in Black and White. - Anuj Somany
Happiness is found within Oneself. It can't be accessed through People or Things. - Joan Ambu
The greatest gift you can ever give yourself is to believe in oneself. - Abdulazeez Henry Musa
One must know oneself, if this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better. - Blaise Pascal
Promoting own good thought is entirely different from Praising oneself only a lot ,and a sensible netizen can easily make the difference between the two from the big photo that the quote poster has got. - Anuj Somany
Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself. - Gerald Brenan
Dreams show what a person takes to eternity—not a heaven but a chaos. Dreams provide a doorway that opens to the inner world of oneself. They show the intricate workings of the mind in ways that cannot be avoided or hidden. - Belsebuub
It is impossible to go through life without trust: That is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself. - Graham Greene
The fear for oneself, that one can do something about. Upon it one can turn the light of awareness. But when one is no longer worrying about oneself, then the fear comes for other people and, after that, for the world.There are no fearless people, only fearless moments. - Peter Høeg
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable. - Paul Tillich
Thinking is a way of condemning oneself to solitude. - Marty Rubin
Loneliness is remedied at times with the company of a friend and at other times with the company of oneself. - Patricia Selbert
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know. - Alan W. Watts
To forgive' is divine they say, and 'to forget', attracts blessings, but to go a step further, and learn a lesson from a bad encounter/ experience is an act of wisdom;and promise oneself that you will never allow yourself to be exposed to such a thing or a person or even an idea again. - Henrietta Newton Martin
Freeing oneself from words is liberation. - Bodhidharma
If a person is not careful of oneself, many others around make him fool by giving plenty of advice full of lies . Some will do it intentionally but most of them ignorantly. - Anuj Somany
The one great art is that of making a complete human being of oneself. - G.I. Gurdjieff
One should love oneself enough not to love oneself too much. - Marty Rubin
A person tends to say to the people anything with the word 'YOU' in own voice, only when one wants merely others to DO often excluding oneself from that very same thought. - Anuj Somany
To become truly human,one has to try an release oneself from the shackles of race,religion and nationality.The quantum of humanism one acquires is inevitably filtered when one limits oneself."-(Kant Lecture,20090) - Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad
Greatness is not found in power, it is not found in money, it is not found in the ability to conquer. Greatness is found in humility, in compassion, and in the ability to think outside oneself. - Molly Anne Marie
A person should not misguide own conscience to say to the people that LOVING ONESELF is also BEING TRUE TO ONESELF for there is a sea difference between the two terms. - Anuj Somany
It's not by amusing oneself that one learns. - Anatole France
When there is silence one finds the anchor of the universe within oneself - Lao Tzu
Never limit oneself based on the limitations of others. If you can not inspire them - leave them to be inspired by your lead - Tiffany Luard
The true sign of a robust and mature life rests in how many times that life has been knocked down, for to be incessantly knocked down and yet find oneself still standing means that someone had the resolve to get up that many times plus one. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. - Sarah Bernhardt
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. - Sigmund Freud
Sometimes life takes hold of one, carries the body along, accomplishes one's history, and yet is not real, but leaves oneself as it were slurred over. - D.H. Lawrence
To allow oneself to be carried awayBy a multitude of conflicting concerns,To surrender to too many demands,...To commit oneself to too many projects,To want to help everyone with everythingIs to succumb to violence. - Thomas Merton
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. - Henri Bergson
Living erotically is opening oneself up to nature-- externally and within. - Kristie LeVangie
The people’s life journey traverses from being child to being wild; the privilege is not in growing old but being able to hold the infant’s nature for as many days and as much as a person can in oneself. - Anuj Somany
There’s nothing perhaps more that can be said to awaken the people’s mind; but if a person can’t still find as who to trust & how much, then s/he is simply within oneself always confined. - Anuj Somany
A person with the nice feelings gives to oneself the right purpose and meaning of life, but not without own suffering. - Anuj Somany
Most people are not so stupid to be not able to differentiate eventually between the right and the wrong individual , but it is only the foolish person who continues to misguide oneself solely as if s/he has not been caught as who s/he is as true character. - Anuj Somany
To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one's own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat. - Plato
The right words to express oneself can never be found in any dictionary. - Marty Rubin
When a bumptious person can’t satiate oneself with an empty praise from others, s/he may go a step further to organize a get-together to bring all people of own nature under a single roof to meet, deliberate, celebrate, collaborate, greet, treat , appreciate or even felicitate one another. - Anuj Somany
To establish oneself in the world, one has to do all one can to appear established. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim. - Graham Greene
To relate oneself expectantly to the possibility of the good is to hope. To relate oneself expectantly to the possibility of evil is to fear. By the decision to choose hope one decides infinitely more than it seems, because it is an eternal decision - Søren Kierkegaard
The prudent people are able to measure a person's level of selfishness by the amount of time s/he spends enjoying looking to oneself in the mirror. - Anuj Somany
As a writer one is allowed to have conversations with oneself. What is considered sane in writers is made for the rest of the human race. - Alan Ayckbourn
All the joy the world contains has come through wishing happiness through others. All the misery the world contains has come through wanting pleasure for oneself. Is there need for lengthy explanation? - Dalai Lama XIV
Saying honestly and making most people understand as what is good for them and who is good to them , is like banging head on the floor or wall and hurting oneself only. - Anuj Somany
People who preach others that the CHANGE starts with oneself should also teach HOW? by practising on own words to let their message reach to every person as what they mean by the word ‘CHANGE’. - Anuj Somany
A simple, sober guy who is often very shy is always relatively reliable than the people who usually wish to drive, fly or try different means to bring around oneself the crowd. - Anuj Somany
Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her. - Lao Tzu
Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself. - Franz Kafka
I think imagination is one of the greatest blessings of life, and while one can lose oneself in a book one can never be thoroughly unhappy. - Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt
Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
A person gets the people around oneself not by own desire or wish, but as who s/he character-wise is. That's perhaps the first cardinal rule of Karma. - Anuj Somany
Self pity is a curse , which may lead to indignant behavior., while a calm, non-competitive mind, achieves great feat. Competing with one self leads to blessing, while comparing oneself to others and then competing is a destructive path. - Henrietta Newton Martin -Senior Legal Consultant & Author
The biggest gift to oneself is affording yourself a chance to learn. - Unarine Ramaru
Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere. Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world - making the most of one's best. - Harry Emerson Fosdick
Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better. - Flannery O'Connor
The only type of sexual relations possible are those with someone who is as advanced and capable as oneself. - G.I. Gurdjieff
A person who loves only oneself attracts many towards him/her because the parity of people nature works in tandem; but one who stands unselfish in life distracts many and so he remains without any. - Anuj Somany
One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true of false. It comes to be dominating thought in one's mind. - Robert Collier
Grounding is taking a conscious effort to retract oneself from the world’s distractions, and then focusing on listening to isolate the voice of God within from the voice of the ego. The voice of God within is where all the answers lie. - Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana
To be whole simply requires paying attention to oneself - Gary Hopkins
Literature offers the thrill of minds of great clarity wrestling with the endless problems and delights of being human. To engage with them is to engage with oneself, and the lasting rewards are not confined to specific career paths. - Jonathan Stroud
It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right - especially when one is right. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Belief in oneself is an essential factor for success in life. It helpsyou surmount challenges on your road to success. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
When one is in town one amuses oneself. When one is in the country one amuses other people. It is excessively boring. - Oscar Wilde
Perfection is a lie, and lying to others is explicable but lying to oneself is the highest form of deceit. - Chinonye J. Chidolue
Nobody, said Humboldt, had a destiny. One simply decided to feign one until one came to believe in it oneself. But so many things didn't fit in with it, one had to really force oneself. - Daniel Kehlmann
Dwelling among shipwrecked dreams and losing oneself in wishful thinking cannot be a solution to tribulations. Identifying cracks and apprehending the defaults in one's life is essential to find a way to get out of a ghetto and to start a search for a new haven. ("The world was somewhere else" ) - Erik Pevernagie
Real integrity comes from knowing oneself and believing in truth, without compromise, and no matter how challenging. Integrity is a beautiful thing. - Sameh Elsayed
Allaah Tabaraka wa Ta`Ala {The Absolute Divine UnNamed} DOES NOT test to "See" if you're worthy of Jannaah or Jahannam ! If only one can perceive this, one knows it is one that places oneself in either station !! - AainaA-Ridtz
To open eyes when others close themTo hear when others do not wish to listenTo look when others turn awayTo seek to understand when others give upTo rouse oneself when others acceptTo continue to struggle when one is not the strongestTo cry out when others keep silent… - Emmanuel Eydoux
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us. - Henri Matisse
There is only one way to win hearts and that is to make oneself like unto those of whom one would be loved. - W. Somerset Maugham
Honesty is also about doubting the credibility of a person who claims to be true to oneself and yet gains the support of the around people always in plenty. - Anuj Somany
True success is achieved by stretching oneself, learning to feel comfortable being uncomfortable. - Ken Poirot
All attributes of the relative self (prakrut) in the world have arisen due to lack of understanding. All this has arisen due to not understanding the truth. One has been wandering around for countless lives and still one considers oneself so great! - Dada Bhagwan
I believe that true identity is found . . . in creative activity springing from within. It is found, paradoxically, when one loses oneself. Woman can best refind herself in some kind of creative activity of her own. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Happiness, as is evident, depends partly upon external circumstances and partly upon oneself. - Bertrand Russell
Finding the calmness or serenity in oneself effectively diffuses the judgments of others - Gary Hopkins
But there was another class of people, the real people. To this class they all belonged, and in it the great thing was to be elegant, generous, plucky, gay, to abandon oneself without a blush to every passion, and to laugh at everything else. - Leo Tolstoy
Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself. - Oscar Wilde
Just to say 'I believe' or 'I do not doubt' does not mean that you understand and see. To force oneself to see and accept a thing without understanding is political and not spiritual or intellectual. - Gautama Buddha
When a person loves only oneself and meets the people of own nature , it creates often an illusion to the onlookers that they all like one another but the real scene could be different altogether. - Anuj Somany
The psychology shows that one can do GOOD things to the others, but not so much to make others look BETTER than oneself. So, a person who is being often liked by many or most people in his/her circle has to best and first understand their true intention behind admiration and adulation. - Anuj Somany
Nothing heals better than saying good truthful words to oneself. If the heart feels them, everything else gets better. - Rola Mahmoud
The first lesson to learn is to resign oneself to the little difficulties in life, not to hit out at everything one comes up against. If one were able to manage this one would not need to cultivate great power; even one's presence would be healing. - Hazrat Inayat Khan
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself. - Aldous Huxley
To be able to put oneself in another’s position, to be able to see and to feel as another person does, this is the rare gift of an earnest spiritual seeker. - Amma
One's own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one's Maker and no one else's. - Kahlil Gibran
Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real. - Iris Murdoch
There is no greater joy than of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation. - Henri Bergson
When someone reacts violently and aggressively, it only goes to demonstrate the lack of truth, trust and confidence in oneself and issue that we are defending. It rather portrays the guilt, shame and self anger for defending the indefensible. - Vishwas Chavan
To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself. - Simone Weil
A person’s own dignity is to neither compare oneself with any personality nor copy any style of any celebrity of any size of popularity, but the mimicry for earning livelihood is excluded from this activity. - Anuj Somany
After a cruel childhood, one must reinvent oneself. Then reimagine the world. - Mary Oliver
There is nothing more natural than to consider everything as starting from oneself, chosen as the center of the world; one finds oneself thus capable of condemning the world without even wanting to hear its deceitful chatter. - Guy Debord
Terrifying, that the loss of intimacy with one person results in the freezing over of the world, and the loss of oneself. - James Baldwin
It is necessary to try to surpass oneself always; this occupation ought to last as long as life. - Queen Christina
The essence of leadership is not giving things or even providing visions. It is offering oneself and one's spirit. - Lee G. Bolman
Pain to contain oneself is much more than the pain to achieve his passion. - Loknath
True leadership can only be achieved when one looks within oneself and commits to authenticity. It gives us the courage to stand at the front and influence others to willingly follow; it gives us the courage to learn, inspire, demand the best and shape the future. - Sameh Elsayed
One says the things which one feels the need to say, and which the other will not understand: one speaks for oneself alone. - Marcel Proust
Writing is a lonely business, which if allowed publicity and socializing it might deteriorate. Supportive people understand the need of a writer to withdraw to the solitude of oneself. - Gloria D. Gonsalves
The greatest discovery is to find a hero within oneself that will choose life over death; and fight for hope through despair to possess the will to live. - Ellen J. Barrier
One of the disadvantages to having a choice is the inevitability to hang oneself on freedoms rope. - Donna Lynn Hope
Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better. - Carl Jung
Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self. - Erich Fromm
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character. - Marie Leneru
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Active netizens need something often to say or share, but only a person who is true to oneself knows who amongst them truly care and who only project themselves to be fair. - Anuj Somany
It is better to know oneself than know to others. So not find fault others see first in yourself. When one experiences truth, the madness of finding fault with others disappears. - Suman Jyoty Bhante
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention - invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble. - Agatha Christie
Being able to support oneself allows one to choose a marriage out of love and not just economic dependence. It also allows one to risk that marriage. - Gloria Steinem
Freud was not entirely honest with himself when he said, Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise". - A. Cretan
Never too late to learn some embarrassingly basic, stupidly obvious things about oneself. - Alain de Botton
War makes men barbarous because, to take part in it, one must harden oneself against all regret, all appreciation of delicacy and sensitive values. One must live as if those values did not exist, and when the war is over one has lost the resilience to return to those values. - Cesare Pavese
There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect. - Niccolo Machiavelli
Making oneself large involves intentionally making oneself small. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
True greatness consists in the use of a powerful understanding to enlighten oneself and others. - Voltaire
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. - Michel de Montaigne
A gentleman has certainly a class,but he is most probably not one who is posting own picture online relentlessly for likes votes and praising oneself only by standing in front of mirror or glass. - Anuj Somany
Almost all sadness comes from feeling sorry for oneself. - Marty Rubin
True greatness, true leadership, is achieved not by reducing men to one's service but in giving oneself in selfless service to them. - J. Oswald Sanders
The doctor of the future will be oneself. - Albert Schweitzer
The beauty is not in a person's face but how much s/he can face the life's challenges and remain true to oneself in years and days. - Anuj Somany
To be away from home and yet find oneself everywhere at home; to see the world, to be at the centre of the world, and yet remain hidden from the world. - Charles Baudelaire
Humility is to make a right estimate of oneself. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Through posts and sharing, by exhibiting one’s loves and tastes, personal stories, photos, and more, each curates a public image of oneself on the web, to which one then continually strives to conform. Personal identity becomes one’s reflection in the others’ eyes. - Nicos Hadjicostis
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. - Eleanor Roosevelt
It is so common amongst the common people of an ordinary mind to find own selfish desire as dream and such person often mistakes crowd around oneself as own friend. - Anuj Somany
Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts. - Mother Teresa
But when one does not complain, and when one wants to master oneself with a tyrant’s grip one’s faculties rise in revolt and one pays for outward calm with an almost unbearable inner struggle. - Charlotte Brontë
Maybe being oneself is an acquired taste. For a writer it's a big deal to bow--or kneel or get knocked down--to the fact that you are going to write your own books and not somebody else's. Not even those books of the somebody else you thought it was your express business to spruce yourself up to be. - Patricia Hampl
Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. - Eleanor Roosevelt
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