Quotation Explorer - 'Ourselves'

Let us compete with ourselves, not with others. - Debasish Mridha
The best way to transform ourselves is by transforming our consciousness and awareness. - Debasish Mridha
Sail Forth- Steer for the deep waters only. Reckless O soul, exploring. I with thee and thou with me. For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared go. And we will risk the ship, ourselves, and all. - Walt Whitman
Whatever we are, whatever we make of ourselves, is all we will ever have and that, in its profound simplicity, is the meaning of life. - Philip Appleman
ACCUSE, v.t. To affirm another's guilt or unworth; most commonly as a justification of ourselves for having wronged him. - Ambrose Bierce
Even if we have ourselves so fully convinced that we are on the right track because we desperately want to believe that the specific direction we have chosen is the "correct one", if the universe disagrees with our choices, it will not be shy in telling us so. - Miya Yamanouchi
The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars. - Carl Sagan
Ask anyone; possibly ninety-five percent of our wishes have come true. The unfortunate part is, we all overlook that, and regret all our lives and torment ourselves for not getting the other five percent. - Love, Life, and Logic
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The best way to live in this real world is to free ourselves of demons and tribal gods. - Edward O. Wilson
We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. - Albert Einstein
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. - Confucius
Our mental blocks are more formidable than the physical ones. Bob Marley said it when he asked us to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery. You first think what you become. The physical starts from the mental and the spiritual. - Nana Awere Damoah
What we say about ourselves is always a form of fiction. - Marty Rubin
If we consistently act on the optimistic hypothesis, this hypothesis will tend to be realised; whilst by acting on the pessimistic hypothesis we can keep ourselves for ever in the pit of want. - John Maynard Keynes
To put others in front of ourselves is to put God in front of everything. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual. - Frank Herbert
The hypocrisy and infidelity are two flaws, but they can be treated if we can be faithful to ourselves. - Abdelkader Benchekroun
We cannot improve ourselves or our country without improving our educational system and educating ourselves. - Debasish Mridha
Imagination only fails us in the end, when the stories we tell ourselves have to stop. - Joy Williams
I think women dwell quite a bit on the duress under which they work, on how hard it is just to do it at all. We are traditionally rather proud of ourselves for having slipped creative work in there between the domestic chores and obligations. I'm not sure we deserve such big A-pluses for all that. - Toni Morrison
We had been with the men, we had let them do what they wanted. But they would never know the parts of ourselves that we hid from them - they would never sense the lack or even know there was something more they should be looking for. - Emma Cline
If they really want us to be happy, they'd let us pick ourselves. - Lauren Oliver
I think it's important as a women to know who you are and what you deserve. We, ourselves set the boundaries of what we choose to accept. Instead of complaining about the men who's actions don't fit your own & move on and find one that does. - Nikki Rowe
Often times we allow ourselves to become impatient, by viewing God’s promises based on our human knowledge. Our thoughts and ways are irrelevant in his judgment to grant any of our requests. We need to have patience and trust in God for answers to our requests. - Ellen J. Barrier
If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with. - Deepak Chopra
True friends are not mirrors where we can always see ourselves reflected in a positive light. - Shannon L. Alder
Humor is our way of defending ourselves from life's absurdities by thinking absurdly about them. - Lewis Mumford
May God give us much more grace to eagerly devote ourselves for the Great Commission. - Lailah Gifty Akita
It’s gotten far easier to allow ourselves to hate than it is to choose to love. - Sam Killermann
We are not as important to most people as we are to ourselves. As a matter of fact, we are—to most people—not important at all. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
A mind wanders, thoughts flee and memories fade. But tattoos, tattoos are forever. And if it is true to say that we carry ourselves with when we travel - then the body may very well be a beautiful canvas for the timeless lessons we learn and will learn when we travel. - lauren klarfeld
Human beings don’t necessarily exist inside of (or correspond to) the neat racial, gendered or national boxes into which we often unthinkingly place them.It’s a mistake to ask literature to reinforce such structures. Literature tends to crack them. Literature is where we free ourselves. - Mohsin Hamid
That conversation with the taxi driver suddenly made clear to me the essence of the writer's occupation. We write books because our children aren't interested in us. We address ourselves to an anonymous world because our wives plug their ears when we speak to them. - Milan Kundera
Excellence! We all want it from others and we should want it from ourselves. - Glenn C. Stewart
Like too much alcohol,self-consciousness makes us see ourselves double, and we make the double image for two selves - mental and material, controlling and controlled, reflective and spontaneous. Thus instead of suffering we suffer about suffering, and suffer about suffering about suffering. - Alan W. Watts
We don’t truly appreciate what we have until it’s gone… We don’t really appreciate something until we have experienced some events; we don't really appreciate our parents until we ourselves have become parents. Be grateful for what you have now, and nothing should be taken for granted. - Roy T. Bennett
We are being dishonest with ourselves when we're not contradicting ourselves. - Marty Rubin
Belief is made up of the same non-substance of which we ourselves are composed. The test of any belief system, then, is the degree to which this same light is permitted to shine through. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
...we have to surpass ourselves every day, make every day undying. Climb our own personal Everest and do it in such a way that every step is a little bit of eternity. That's what the future is for: to build the present, with real plans, made by living people. - Muriel Barbery
There are two types of limitations: those others place on us, and those we place on ourselves. One is more subtle. Both are equally dangerous. - Andrena Sawyer
When we learn to read the story of Jesus and see it as the story of the love of God, doing for us what we could not do for ourselves--that insight produces, again and again, a sense of astonished gratitude which is very near the heart of authentic Christian experience. - N.T. Wright
When we are in touch with our creativity, through passion and excitement, we always put ourselves in the most expansive state of consciousness. Fear slows down our development, while love supports a rapid growth. - Raphael Zernoff
It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves. - Katherine Mansfield
Perserverance: Outlasting the most rash, pessimistic, cowardly naysayers; those first in line to deny us the dreams never tried. Ourselves. - R.S. Guthrie
I am convinced that human history has not yet begun, that we find ourselves in the last period of the prehistoric. - Bartolomeo Vanzetti
We all need to have a creative outlet - a window, a space - so we don't lose track of ourselves. - Norman Fischer
We injure ourselves by wishing; continous inaction cripples the soul. - Paul Bamikole
Judgement of others and ourselves always comes from a place of fear. It is fear that keeps us from living authentically all that we say we value. - Shannon L. Alder
All that we have achieved in life is creating a virtual reality for ourselves, while burying the actual reality! Our preference of technology over nature proves that Man is experiencing everything through the HEAD. What a pity! - Ramana Pemmaraju
We travel to see the reflection of our minds on the mirror of changes so that we may enrich ourselves. - Debasish Mridha
Faith changes us - faith in something intrinsically good, something other than ourselves, something bigger than ourselves. - Donna Goddard
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves. - Carl Jung
All too often, we mask truth in artifice, concealing ourselves for fear of losing the ones we love or prolonging a deception for those we wish to expose. We hide behind that which brings us comfort from pain and sadness or use it to repel a truth too devastating to accept. - Emily Thorne
We need to forgive the adolescent versions of ourselves, if only because we need the practice to forgive those who are maturing awkwardly in our lives. - Madam Secretary
We preoccupy ourselves with what we had or what we want to have at the expense of what we have. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
And we ask ourselves, if there is a God, how can this happen? Better to ask, if there is a God... must it be sane? - Lucien LaCroix
We are all bounded with each other on the basis of our beliefs and values; when we question those values, we are certainly left alone, away from our families, friends and the dear one. And that is a cost benefit analysis we all make and we keep satisfying ourselves with the status quo of situations. - M.F. Moonzajer
America does not need a permission slip to defend ourselves. - George W. Bush
The largest part of what we call 'personality' is determined by how we've opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness". - Alain de Botton
Real leaders are people who help us overcome the limitations of our own individual laziness and selfishness and weakness and fear and get us to do better, harder things than we can get ourselves to do on our own. - David Foster Wallace
We all have strategies to distract ourselves from what we cannot bear. Memory, for example, serves such a function. - Paul Park
There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go.... - Richard Bach
When we are able to offer to the other something of ourselves that can engage, nourish or sustain spirit then we most fully speak. Likewise, the forest is a bit more beautiful. The light finds its way in; reaching out to the ground guiding us to a heavenly place. - Ishan Khatri
If we judge ourselves only by our aspirations and everyone else only their conduct we shall soon reach a very false conclusion. - Calvin Coolidge
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. - C.G. Jung
If we thought more for ourselves we would have very many more bad books and very many more good ones. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
maybe in some cases, people see us fall and crack, see us as a failure. We gotta live with it, i live by our own code we shouldn't be ashamed if we fall, for every fall we get up and pick up ourselves a larger chance we win the next time because we learned. - jinnuljr.
Let's be happy the way life takes shape, it is all decided and destined to be that way and we can't change anything unless we first change ourselves. - Auliq Ice
We are meant to do the work of angels for we are often disguised from ourSelves. - Paresh Shah
Maybe what this is. What we have, is something that will save us from ourselves. - Robert M. Drake
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves. - Mahatma Gandhi
Most people aren't appreciated enough, and the bravest things we do in our lives are usually known only to ourselves. No one throws ticker tape on the man who chose to be faithful to his wife, on the lawyer who didn't take the drug money - Peggy Noonan
Creativity is a basic biological drive to engage in meaningful conversations with ourselves & the world around us. - Sara Saltee
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, None but ourselves can free our minds. - Bob Marley
We can't just restrict ourselves to what we know, because we are talking about the unknown. - Belsebuub
We have to care what someone thinks of us. We are incapable of seeing ourselves [sometimes]. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Our first act as free men was to throw ourselves onto the provisions. thats all we thought about. No thought of revenge, or of parents. Only of bread. - Elie Wiesel
Men at some time are the masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings. - William Shakespeare
We tell ourselves stories in order to live. We live entirely by the impression of a narrative line upon disparate images, the shifting phantasmagoria, which is our actual experience. - Joan Didion
We love in others what we lack ourselves, and would be everything but what we are.
I think most of us would be horrified to meet ourselves and discover what everyone else already knows about us. - Bill Watterson
It is precisely by binding things together that traditional visions perpetuate themselves and the prejudgments contained within them; and it is by insisting on prising things apart that we have liberated ourselves from them - Ernest Gellner
The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that's making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it? - John Lennon
It is rather whenWe gloriously forget ourselves, and plungeSoul-forward, headlong, into a book's profound,Impassioned for its beauty and salt of truth--'Tis then we get the right good from a book. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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
The experience of history should lead us to hope and strive to make the world better, not to despair and resign ourselves to fate. - Alan Beattie
We must have within ourselves some consciousness of this impelling power that may lead us to travel deliberately through our ages, realizing that the most wonderful adventures are not those which we go forth to seek. - Frances Chesterton
What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. - Albert Pine
Sometimes memory is the only gift we give ourselves and the only hope we have of finding our way home. - Harley King
Life is Not a perpetual climb towards Greatness.For our family, ourselves, and friends,It is but sad Decay, so,Let every girl die after her Hebé (Ἥβη).And every man after his Aristeia(ἀριστεία). - Roman Payne
We do not know today whether we are busy or idle. In times when we thought ourselves indolent we have discovered afterward that much was accomplished and much was begun in us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
We must first achieve peace within ourselves. Only then can we take that peace out into the world and invite others to make similar changes. - Auliq Ice
There are many examples of men in history who could give us a better mirror after which to pattern ourselves - Darius Bolton
It is imperative for our mental health that we surround ourselves with like minded people. - Rob Martin
We don't get to see ourselves the way the Lord sees us, but we can choose to believe what He says about us. - Angie Smith
Becuase I could not stop for Death He kindly stopped for me The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality - Emily Dickinson
We generate our own environment. We get exactly what we deserve. How can we resent the life weve created for ourselves? Whos to blame, whos to credit, but us? Who can change it anytime we wish, but us? - Richard Bach
When we have opened ourselves to give forgiveness or to accept forgiveness we have opened ourselves to touch the Divine. - Genevieve Gerard
What we can and should change is ourselves: our impatience, our egoism (including intellectual egoism), our sense of injury, our lack of love and forbearance. I regard every other attempt to change the world, even if it springs from the best intentions, as futile. - Hermann Hesse
We have sold ourselves into a fast food model of education, and it's impoverishing our spirit and our energies as much as fast food is depleting our physical bodies. - Ken Robinson
We should allow ourselves all pleasures, real or imaginary. - Marty Rubin
To write is to release the soul. So write. What right have we to leave a thing of such beauty bottled within ourselves? - Brian A. McBride
While we have very serious problems with the universe, it is most illogical and most stupid to make wars among ourselves! Let there be peace on earth so that we can fight with the real enemy: The ever-changing unreliable universe! - Mehmet Murat ildan
We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings. - Albert Einstein
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. - Pope John Paul II
We don't receive wisdom we must discover it for ourselves. - Marcel Proust
The wisest men tell us that everything, sooner or later, changes. And all change commences with a specific moment. We say to ourselves, "I won't do this again, I must become different." And we succeed--eventually. - Frank Delaney
It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed. - Doe Zantamata
Let us give ourselves indiscriminately to everything our passions suggest, and we will always be happy…Conscience is not the voice of Nature but only the voice of prejudice. - Marquis de Sade
We should set our goals; then learn to control our appetites. Otherwise, we will lose ourselves in the confusion of the world. - Hark Herald Sarmiento
Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves. - T.S. Eliot
We lied to ourselves thinking in our minds we knew everything. We were deceived in believing that youthful enthusiasm could replace wizened maturity. - Anna M. Aquino
Of course we need to accept ourselves as we are, but we can't stop there. We also need to value ourselves enough make needed changes. - Steve Goodier
We often end our journeys without beginning them. We learn about the world without knowing ourselves. - Debasish Mridha
We can't underestimate the value of silence. We need to create ourselves, need to spend time alone. If you don't, you risk not knowing yourself and not realizing your dreams. - Jewel
At the fall, we became alienated not only from God and other people but also from ourselves. - R.C. Sproul
To begin to know ourselves we must have sincere conversations with ourselves as if with a good friend. We must answer without reserve, listen without judgement, and accept without condition. That is self-love. - Kamand Kojouri
In the wander land, we engage ourselves in writing. - Lailah Gifty Akita
When we try to understand another, we reveal ourselves, and in revealing ourselves we are able to be understood. Our heart declares itself to another heart, and that which is common between us becomes the bridge over which understanding crosses. - Kent Nerburn, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace: Living in the Spirit of the Prayer of St. Francis
Every pain, addiction, anguish, longing, depression, anger or fearis an orphaned part of usseeking joy, some disowned shadow wanting to returnto the lightand homeof ourselves. - Jacob Nordby
When the dead departed, they took away any falsehoods that they might have allowed us to believe while alive; we who are left behind have to embark on a different life, since the dead are no longer here to help us deceive ourselves. - Yiyun Li
The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well. - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world. - C.S. Lewis
Run your own race. Fear creeps in when we compare ourselves too much with others. - Sanchita Pandey
It takes a whole lot longer to pull ourselves together than it takes to fall apart.. - Shilpa Menon
We can gradually grow into any condition we desire, provided we first make ourselves in habitual mental attitude the person who corresponds to those conditions.
That's the thing about marriage. It's a shell game we play with ourselves. We're the suckers and we have to lose, but we play anyway because we lie to ourselves that we can win. - Randy K. Milholland
We must steel ourselves against utopias and be content with a slightly better state. - Will Durant
To forgive others, in order to forgive ourselves, because in their roles as our mirrors, they have been nothing other than a tool to our lack of self-love, a lack of self-recognition, and a lack of self-respect. - Human Angels
Sometimes, we become afraid to change because others judgment and opinions. Then, we making puerile excuses to please others, not ourselves. - Rofithah Omar
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. - Albert Pike
When we are self-aware, we are able to reach beyond ourselves and objectively assess others... allowing us to meet them where they are at, seeing into their needs and struggles, so we can understand the way they experience life, even if it is vastly different from the way we experience, our own. - Jaeda DeWalt
We always look behind, through, and beyond ourselves, never within. - Vert
We cannot afford merely to sit down and deplore the evils of city life as inevitable, when cities are constantly growing, both absolutely and relatively. We must set ourselves vigorously about the task of improving them; and this task is now well begun. - Theodore Roosevelt
The more we try to stop others from falling, the more we hurt ourselves. - Laure Lacornette
The things that challenge our trust in God also, challenge our confidence within ourselves. - Ellen J. Barrier
Our attitude towards ourselves should be to be insatiable in learning and towards others to be tireless in teaching. - Mao Zedong
Do you order righteousness of the people and forget yourselves while you recite the Scripture? Then will you not reason? - Qur'an
Hope is the moonlight filtering through the trees,Hope is the silent prayer that we make in distress,Hope is the promise that we make to ourselves,Hope is the happiness that we visualize, Hope is the horizon that we reach, if we try! - Balroop Singh
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us. - Hermann Hesse
Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Love them. Startwith what they know. Build with what they have. But with the bestleaders, when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people willsay 'We have done this ourselves. - Lao Tzu
None but ourselves can free our minds. - Bob Marley
Intercession is prayer we pray not for ourselves, but for others for country government, or any other person - Sunday Adelaja
We are all of us born with a letter inside us, and that only if we are true to ourselves, may we be allowed to read it before we die. - Douglas Coupland
Ever poised on that cusp between past and future, we tie memories to souvenirs like string to trees along life’s path, marking the trail in case we lose ourselves around a bend of tomorrow’s road. - Susan Lendroth
Is there any real purpose in being alive if all we are going to do is get up every day and live only for ourselves?Live your life to help others. Give & live selflessly. - Joyce Meyer
We are whiplashed between an arrogant overestimation of ourselves and a servile underestimation of ourselves. - Parker J. Palmer
We can allow ourselves to pass through the darkest valley without losing our light. One candle can lit millions of other candles, which are willing to receive the light. - Raphael Zernoff
We judge others by their actions and ourselves by our intentions. We need to offer grace to all, because we all need a little grace. - Jayce O'Neal
The doctors cannot make the ignorant think, cannot hope to bring home the sufferings of millions; only one of ourselves can someday do that...It will need great courage but it will be done, because all things must work toward ultimate good; there is no real wastage and no destruction. - Radclyffe Hall
We can do away with ignorance, if we take it upon ourselves to encourage each other to use our intelligence. - Unarine Ramaru
We are what we imagine. Our very existence consists in our imagination of ourselves. Our best destiny is to imagine, at least, completely, who and what, and that we are. The greatest tragedy that can befall us is to go unimagined. - N. Scott Momaday
We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other peoples' models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open. - Shakti Gawain
Let’s train ourselves to not hate each other. We all come from the same consciousness in the mind. - Allan Wesler
We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. - Marcel Proust
Love is the great test of the human. The human is tested by our ability to withstand love. Love is so difficult, it is so challenging, it demands of us that we wreck it with ourselves. It demands of us an honesty that few of us could sustain. - Junot Díaz
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better. - J. K. Rowling
We can convince ourselves of almost anything. We can talk ourselves, and often others, into most anything. - David M. Butcher
Other people can’t cause us to be impatient unless we let them do so. In other words, others don’t make us impatient. We make ourselves impatient, through our expectations and demands, fixated attachments and stuckness. - Lama Surya Das
Try to be happy within the context of the life we are actually living. Happiness is not a situation to be longed for or a convergence of lucky happenstance. Through the power of our own minds, we can help ourselves. - Wayne Coyne
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it. - Samuel Johnson
When we don't know who to hate, we hate ourselves. - Chuck Palahniuk
Enlightenment is the ability to comprehend ourselves, it is the power to peer into our hearts and minds and reach that state of spiritual bliss, which may or may not lead us to salvation. - Balroop Singh
Sometimes we fight who we are, struggling against ourselves and our natures. But we must learn to accept who we are and appreciate who we become. We must love ourselves for what and who we are, and believe in our talents. - Harley King
We are also not what others think of us. Our reputations do not define our true worth. Every person we know has an opinion of us. We drive ourselves crazy wondering what those opinion are and trying to change the ones that aren’t favorable. - Toni Sorenson
we compose our life in stories we tell ourselves - John Geddes
When the momentum of mindfulness is well developed, it works like a boomerang; even if we want to distract ourselves, the mind naturally rebounds to a state of awareness. - Joseph Goldstein
When we can’t see ourselves in our history, we begin to think that we are disconnected and suffering alone. Historical ignorance always precedes cultural imbalances and individual despair. - Aurin Squire
The most powerful control we can ever attain, is to be in control of ourselves. - Chris Page
O would some power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us. (O would some power the gift to give us to see ourselves as others see us.) - Robert Burns
Vulnerability brings honesty. We become most honest with ourselves when we are faced with real fear around a situation or an outcome. Yet many still stay in their comfort zone, listening to their own excuses and lies. - Tony Curl
Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our capacity to love others is very connected on how we value and love ourselves. - Maggy San Jose-Baas
Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from the inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves. - Mitch Albom
The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we have of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us. - Quentin Crisp
Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves. - Horace Mann
We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda
There is no greater insight into the future than recognizing...when we save our children, we save ourselves - Margaret Mead
Compassion does not have to be a face-to-face relationship. Forgiveness does not imply friendship. Understanding why someone has inflicted pain on us is how we set ourselves free of the past, not how we excuse someone's behaviour so they can continue to abuse us. - Vironika Tugaleva
We immediately become more effective when we decide to change ourselves rather than asking things to change for us. - Stephen Covey
We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?
Should is my all time least favorite word. It’s this sort of guilt inducing, finger wagging word that we use to beat up others and ourselves. - Frank Beddor
No map to help us find the tranquil flat lands, clearings calm, fields without mean fences. Rolling down the other side of life our compass is the sureness of ourselves. Time may make us rugged, ragged round the edges, but know and understand that love is still the safest place to land. - Rod McKuen
We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be. - Jane Austen
Pleasure is our force for living. Without it we go mad or kill ourselves. - Marty Rubin
An imagination is a powerful tool. It can tint memories of the past, shade perceptions of the present, or paint a future so vivid that it can entice... or terrify, all depending upon how we conduct ourselves today. - Jim Davis
Our awareness about ourselves and the world around us is so limited that we are ready to destroy ourselves. For the survival of humanity, an evolution of consciousness is essential. - Debasish Mridha
Should’ is my all time least favoriteword! It’s this sort of guilt inducing, finger wagging word that we use to beat up ourselves andothers. - Frank Beddor
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When our Journey of life is like a Train with Some Stops but Always can reach to a destination which can make ourselves and others happy, then we are on the good way. - Jan Jansen
Life becomes much more easier when we do what we say and when we say what we do. Having courage to be ourselves is a gateway to freedom and happiness. - Raphael Zernoff
There is risk and truth to yourselves and the world before you. - Seamus Heaney
No good can come from beating ourselves up for falling down—for feeling unhappy when we want to feel just the opposite. - Toni Sorenson
Control Master Theory suggests that our psychological problems come about in much the same way: our decision to make ourselves unhappy because one or both of our parents were unhappy is just as altruistic as our friend's decision to run through flames to save his daughter. - Lewis Engel
Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others. - Ambrose Bierce
After all, life is really simple; we ourselves create the circumstances that complicate it.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. - Victor Hugo
We need to get rid of hate, envy, jealousy, discord in ourselves, so we can reach a solution in terms of peace in order to feel that time has come for human happiness. - Chico Xavier
All we cared about was dividends. Well, we can't do business that way today. We have learned that what's best for the countries we operate in is best for the company. Maybe we can't make the people love us, but we will make ourselves so useful to them that they will want us to stay. - Sam Zemurray
As we face the cross, then, we can say to ourselves both, I did it, my sins sent him there, and He did it, his love took him there. - John R.W. Stott
Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person. - Mark Twain
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. - Walter Anderson
So long as the deceit ran along quiet and monotonous, all of us let ourselves be deceived, abetting it unawares or maybe through cowardice... - William Faulkner
How ever do we praise ourselves, our fancies are more giddy and uniform, more longing, wavering, sooner lost and worn, than women's are. - William Shakespeare
We hurt ourselves the most by hurting those we love and care about - Dru Edmund Kucherera
We improve ourselves by victories over ourself. There must be contests, and you must win. - Edward Gibbon
The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves. - Sophocles
Between ourselves, there is no such thing, abstractly, as a 'good' book. A book is 'good' only when it meets some human hunger or refutes some human error. - Christopher Morley
It is not enough just to believe in Christ. We have to believe that He believes in us so we can believe in ourselves. That’s a sentence that deserves a re-read. - Toni Sorenson
Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted in something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. - Marie Curie
In a world so redolent with wonder, how can we allow ourselves to conduct our daily lives with so little insight, such absence of dignity? - Bruce Sterling
Sometimes even the best of us have to lose ourselves in fantasy to survive reality. - Maxi Bransdale
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves. - François de La Rochefoucauld
If the whole universe can be found in our own body and mind, this is where we need to make our inquires. We all have the answers within ourselves, we just have not got in touch with them yet. The potential of finding the truth within requires faith in ourselves. - Ayya Khema
We are a product of love, so why stop loving ourselves and others. - Vishwas Chavan
We often try to understand the world without understanding ourselves. - Debasish Mridha
Art gives those unexpressed parts of ourselves permission to be felt and spoken. - Jaeda DeWalt
And for the sake of humility--a characteristic crucial to sacred questioning we might do well to confess that we're capable at any moment of such bad religion ourselves. - David Dark
Ego is this this higher conscious concept that we have of ourselves and we feel that we must live by it with a closed mind. We can be Self Aware of this concept or purely just blinded. I think the answer to this problem is being Self Aware and changing our current perception for the better. - Matthew Donnelly
Forgiveness is a gift we can only give to ourselves. - Jeffrey Spahr-Summers
If you want to take care of tomorrow, take better care of today. We always live now. All we have to do is entrust ourselves to the life we now live. - Dainin Katagiri
We are all goofs of ourselves no matter how perfect the lives of some may seem. But when we embrace our flaws and work with it, sometimes, just sometimes, we get it right. - Chinonye J. Chidolue
Love me like today is the last day we can see stars in the sky, let us sleep under them and throw ourselves into the oblivion and never again reach out for reality. - Akshay Vasu
We stand for freedom. That is our conviction for ourselves; that is our only commitment to others. - John F. Kennedy
I think the purpose of life is to know who we are to ourselves and others, to know where we are in terms of time and place, and to do what we can to stay alive. what happens thereafter is the purpose of death. - pfano percy rathogwa
Our children may learn about the heroes of the past. Our task is to make ourselves the architects of the future. - Jomo Kenyatta
We reveal most about ourselves when we speak about others. - Kamand Kojouri
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own neccessities but of their advantages. - Adam Smith
We celebrate beauty in life and all its possibility so we open it up for others and at the same time for ourselves. - Jay Woodman
I think that it is infinitely wiser to accept the fact that we’re afraid, for in accepting our fear we are in no way granting it the power to crush us. Rather we are finally empowering ourselves sufficiently so that we can crush it. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
It's not technology that limits us. We're the limitation. Our technology is an expression of our intelligence and creativity, so the limitations of our technology are a reflection of our own limitations. We can't fundamentally advance technology until we fundamentally advance ourselves. - Christian Cantrell
When Christians sing about the wrath of God, we are singing about ourselves. - Russell D. Moore
I wish to declare with all earnestness that I do not want any religious ceremonies performed for me after my death. I do not believe in such ceremonies, and to submit to them, even as a matter of form, would be hypocrisy and an attempt to delude ourselves and others. - Jawaharlal Nehru
Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry. - W.B. Yeats
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. - Alexander Smith
Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Heres Tom with the Weather. - Bill Hicks
We only get to receive what we internally give to ourselves through the programming of our internal representations. - Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, Ph.D, MBA
Our enemies are nearer the truth in their opinion of us than we are ourselves. - François de La Rochefoucauld
We both liked children; we just didn't want any ourselves. There were children everywhere, and we saw no reason to start our own brand. Young couples plunge into parenthood and about half the time they end up with some ghastly problem on their hands. We thought we'd leave that to others. - Thomas McGuane
Too often, we put up with mediocrity, telling ourselves that later in life we’ll do what we want. - Daniel Willey
Christianity, true Christianity, is experienced when we crucify the anger, pride, vanity and lust that dwells within ourselves and consciously replace it with the sacrificial love, humility, modesty and chasteness of the One who so many profess to believe in and follow. - - Jason Neville Versey
Humility consists in not esteeming ourselves above other men, and in not seeking to be esteemed above them. - Francis de Sales
In a race between danger and indecision, the difference between life and death comes down to confidence. Faith in our abilities, certainty in ourselves and the trust we put in others. - Emily Thorne
Perfection is, however, not to be sought in the future, as we are fully capable of experiencing it here and now, if we abandon ourselves into the present moment and allow the pleasure of Existence take us with it. - Frank Wanderer
We look around us and we find ourselves confused as to why the world has fallen into such deep darkness. And standing in this descending darkness, what we need to realize is that the farther we move from God, the darker everything gets. And no light of man can illuminate that kind of darkness. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The speaker indicts our unbelieving responses to Jesus' COMMAND not to worry. We take it less seriously than His commands about overt actions and justify ourselves that we would not worry if He kept us from any circumstance we might worry about. - Jim Savastio
It's what we think of ourselves that matter - Kendall Schmidt
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.(1778 - 1830) - William Hazlitt
Sometimes when we find love we pretend it away, or ignore it, or tell ourselves we're imagining it. Because it's the most painful kind of hope there is. By indifference . By death. - Leigh Bardugo
I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him. - C.S. Lewis
But let no person say what they would or would not do, since we are not judges for ourselves until circumstances call us to act. - Abigail Adams
Let's not kid ourselves. Whatever we diagnose, most patients, if they don't die, get well by themselves. Our job is mainly to try to make them feel better; do no harm. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
We shall never arrive at true meekness by any other way than by humiliating ourselves and by honoring others from the depth of our hearts. - John Calvin
We have been to the moon, we have charted the depths of the ocean and the heart of the atom, but we have a fear of looking inward to ourselves because we sense that is where all the contradictions flow together. - Terence McKenna
Don't let a corrupt Media and Criminal Government continue to Brainwash You. THINK FOR YOURSELVES JAMAICANS WHILE YOU STILL CAN! - Alecia Thompson
The blessing of resistance lies in its power to illuminate those aspects of ourselves which have eluded our appreciation. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
Many of us have allowed well-meaning parents,teachers, religious leaders and peers to tell us that there issomething fundamentally wrong with us if we don’t believe as they do. Simply put, we have forgotten how to think for ourselves. - Derric Yuh Ndim
We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves. - Lynn Hall
The most important point to remember in developing self-confidence is to take responsibility for who we are. This empowers us. We can change anything, do anything, and be anything when we assume full responsibility for ourselves. - Rachael Bermingham
Free ourselves from the fear of being unlike others, unloved people, unattractive, unwanted, undesirable or unworthy. Love the way you're to be better person. - Rofithah Omar
None of us are bad people. We float around and we run across each other and we learn about ourselves, and we make mistakes and we do great things. We hurt others, we hurt ourselves, we make others happy and we please ourselves. We can and should forgive ourselves and each other for that. - Dan Harmon
The Bible says that to have a friend we must show ourselves friendly. To that, I say, Amen. - Toni Sorenson
True, lasting peace comes not through stamping out the ignorance of others, but through cultivating acceptance with ourselves. - Johnathan Jena
It is a law of nature that we defend ourselves from one affection only by means of another. - Paul Valery
One reason we have children I think is to learn that parts of ourselves we had given up for dead are merely dormant and that the old joys can re emerge fresh and new and in a completely different form. - Anne Fadiman
We love ourselves notwithstanding our faults, and we ought to love our friends in like manner. - Cyrus the Great
It doesn't matter who started it or what it's really about...war usually ends up sucking most for women. Even when we're not fighting the battles ourselves, we somehow always end up with the lion's share of the suffering. - Brian K. Vaughan
If to have breasts is to be human, then to save them is to save ourselves. - Florence Williams
I don't think each of us receives one harvest only--an after-death sort of payment for services rendered. I think we all get a lifetime full of little harvests--those small miracles that stand out from the rest of life, when we are one with nature, each other, and ourselves. - Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard
Live with a pure and open heart and mind. Quiet all the rest. Our biggest obstacle was always ourselves. Thoughts that come from a place of love: are never wrong. - Akiroq Brost
No One is Unlucky in this World"! ..!!! "But Ups and Downs created by ourselves". - Nasir
We must be willing to fall flat on our faces. Fearlessly putting ourselves out there is simply a required part of the process. At the very least, it results in the gift of humility and, at best, the triumph of our human spirit. - Jill Badonsky
No matter how valuable you are and your ideas, fools will certainly play both of you down, so exclude yourselves from the inflammatory environs of fools. - Michael Bassey Johnson
We grew up learning to cheer on the underdog because we see ourselves in them. - Shane L. Koyczan
When we better ourselves we are improving our world! - Isa Zapata
One of the greatest of human follies is that we think we know ourselves so well, that we know how we would act under any conditions, that we would under any circumstance 'do the right thing.' Well, as many have discovered, you don't really know what you'll do in the dark till the lights go out. - James Carlos Blake
I define comfort as self-acceptance. When we finally learn that self-care begins and ends with ourselves, we no longer demand sustenance and happiness from others. - Jennifer Louden
The ultimate source of comfort and peace is within ourselves. - Dalai Lama XIV
When we have no reason to be happy we often think to end ourselves, We often think we have no one in this world, it happens when our loved ones leave us and make us alone in this vast universe. - Debolina
Art is the expression of appreciation of beauty real or imagined. It's also an examination of what it means to be alive with all its varied things, emotions, and experiences. We are forever trying to explain ourselves to the world or the world to ourselves. - Jay Woodman
It is distressing how often we repeat ourselves. When we ask questions, we know the answers already. We've grown accustomed to horizontal communication, flatlining banalities and droning insignificance. - Louisa Hall
The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. - Victor Hugo
I have finally figured out the meaning of life: there's no such thing. And that's a beautiful thing, because that means that WE get to choose it ourselves. Life has no meaning besides the meaning you give it. You are indeed the author of your destiny. So why not write a book worth reading? - Dean Bokhari
The world is not to be put in order. The world is order. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order. - Henry Miller
Acknowledge your inner child. Even though we have found the light in ourselves today, we sometimes forget to heal old wounds of our past. Your inner child still needs to be loved in order to heal the complete self. - Karen A. Baquiran
The ultimate decision [of wearing hijab] must be that of the individual. Western opinions on the hijab or burkas are rather irrelevant. We don't get to decide for Muslim women what does or does not oppress them, no matter how highly we think of ourselves. - Roxane Gay
Every yesterday we lose ourselves so that we can find ourselves in tomorrow. - Raneem Kayyali
The only person we have the right or the power to forgive is ourselves. For everything else there is the Art of Acceptance. - Rebecca O'Dwyer - Centred Woman
It is impossible to find peace in the world if we can't create peace within ourselves. - Debasish Mridha
We will make ourselves comfortable and sleep, and eat as much as we can stuff into our bellies, and drink and smoke so that hours are not wasted. Life is short. - Erich Maria Marque
When we become acquainted with any person on a human level, even a great enemy, we begin to see that no person is really so different from ourselves. - Bryant McGill
We have the power to shape our lives, by the way we think. Only that to have a progressive life, we must train ourselves into thinking in a certain way. - Ndiritu Wahome
Limiting ourselves with our own limitations - Alice Bacon
Most of the time, our fight is all about saving us from ourselves. - Akshay Vasu
As the most powerful people in history, we have climbed to the top of the world food chain, so to speak. Facing not one single enemy or predator who poses to us any danger of consequence, we've found the only prey left: ourselves. - Gavin de Becker
The more we see ourselves as a vibrant, successful, inspiring person who boldly declares and manifests her vision, the more we become just that. - Kristi Bowman
Books open and broaden our minds allowing us to challenge ourselves to become more than we are, by setting positive goals for ourselves, and overcoming doubts about our ability to receive the education we want to achieve. - Ellen J. Barrier
1 Corinthians 3:18-19Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become 'fools' so that you may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight. - Anonymous
All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince. - Plato
The vast majority of us imagine ourselves as like literature people or math people. But the truth is that the massive processor known as the human brain is neither a literature organ or a math organ. It is both and more. - John Green
When we think we're multitasking we're actually multiswitching. That is what the brain is very good at doing - quickly diverting its attention from one place to the next. We think we're being productive. We are, indeed, being busy. But in reality we're simply giving ourselves extra work. - Michael Harris
I accept the fact that there is always a way out in every situation we find ourselves but, until we begin to ponder, panacea will be very scarce - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
It is in the deconstruction of ourselves that we begin to build our lives. - Delora Argiro OBrien
Systems, whether educational or political, are not changed mysteriously; they are transformed when there is a fundamental change in ourselves. - Krishnamurti
Ours is a shockingly dead view of creation. We ourselves are the only things in the universe to which we grant an authentic vitality, and because of this we are not fully alive. - Frederick Turner
Happiness is like manna; it is to be gathered in grains, and enjoyed every day. It will not keep; it cannot be accumulated; nor have we got to go out of ourselves or into remote places to gather it, since it has rained down from a Heaven, at our very door.
The idea of death has been associated with the fear of the unknown, and the punishment or reward for our life choices. There is no punishment, and there is no reward. We punish ourselves instantly, when we choose to be destructive. We reward ourselves, when we choose being our loving selves. - Raphael Zernoff
We all deserve to be treated with nothing but respect. In order to command respect from others, we must first and foremost respect ourselves. - Julie-Anne
Start Change Ourselves to Better and then Our Environment - Jan Jansen
It is, of course, we who house poems as much as their words, and we ourselves must be the locus of poetry's depth of newness. Still, the permeability seems to travel both ways: a changed self will find new meanings in a good poem, but a good poem also changes the shape of the self. - Jane Hirshfield
We are with ourselves 24/7, so we should try to treat ourselves with the most kindness, love and respect. - Karen A. Baquiran
We consciously decide whether to consider people; we fall in love despite ourselves; we entirely fail to fall in love with people who fall in love with us. It is a mightily complicated business. - Matt Ridley
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects. - Herman Melville
There is nothing like the razor sharp tongue of a good friend to cut through the lies we tell ourselves. - Laura Moncur
The answer to why we exist does not exist, at least not where most of us look for it. We must look inward not out. We should not ask this question of life, but rather of ourselves - and then answer it. - Glenn A. Maltais
The only walls which bind us and stop us achieving our hearts desires are the walls we build for ourselves - Teresa Clyne
We need to start asking ourselves, does religion make people narrow minded or open minded? - Unarine Ramaru
The more freedom we enjoy, the greater the responsibility we bear, toward others as well as ourselves. - Oscar Arias Sanchez
When we are in constant pain, we cannot empathize with others, nor can we help them. It is only when we allow ourselves to open up to our own nourishment that we are free to feed the rest of the world. And thus, to attend to one's own suffering is the most selfless act. - Vironika Tugaleva
Through learning we re-create ourselves. Through learning we become able to do something we never were able to do. Through learning we reperceive the world and our relationship to it. Through learning we extend our capacity to create, to be part of the generative process of life - Peter M. Senge
We should conduct ourselves not as if we ought to live for the body, but as if we could not live without it. - Seneca
How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers' names. - Alice Walker
We do not see the world through a window, but through a mirror. Everything we discern is comparatively held to the vision with which we see ourselves. - LeeAnn Taylor
Stories are epically important to how we view and interact in the world around us. We define ourselves, our abilities and even our goals by the stories we believe and share. These stories become part of our personal view of our world. - Lyssa Danehy deHart
When there is injustice someone should speak. When there is unfairness someone should act.We cannot have liberty and justice for all if we only want it only for ourselves. We must serve God in humble righteousness. - Tom Krause
We shall never learn to feel and respect our real calling and destiny, unless we have taught ourselves to consider every thing as moonshine, compared with the education of the heart. - Walter Scott
Your bad love of yourselves makes solitude a prison to you. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profiteth others and ourselves.
Our lives improve only when we take chances -- and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. - Walter Anderson
Beliefs are the umbrella that we use to protect ourselves on rainy days. - Debasish Mridha
If we can write or sing or create in some way, even when we are dealing with difficulties or pain, then it becomes something bigger than ourselves and often beautiful. - Brenda Peterson
...The lies we tell, and let ourselves believe, in the name of love.The first thing you should know is that everyone lies. The second thing is that it matters. - Carla Buckley
We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results. - Henry Melvill
No longer will we (women) agree to protect the hearth at the price of extinguishing the fire within ourselves. - Celia Gilbert
We Born, Get Education, Get Jobs, Earn, Spend, Save And Eventually Die. That Can't Be Right. There Must Be Something Important We're Missing. We're Too Busy Following That Same Circle That We Forget Our Main Purpose of Life, To Know Ourselves.... - Muhammad Imran Hasan
The cruelest thing is love that leads us to deal with the parts of ourselves that we do not want to see, and this is what, in fact, we do not forgive each other. - Luigina Sgarro
Parenting is a giant responsibility forever, so we need to learn how to drop the guilt and go easy on ourselves when we mess up. - Rachael Bermingham
There is as much difference between us and ourselves as there is between us and others. - Michel de Montaigne
We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress. - Richard Feynman
Don't go through life with a closed mind. Allow innovations and creativity to flow. We should always challenge ourselves to excel in more ways than one. Be open to ideas or suggestions on how to improve. And, the chances of reaching your goals will increase enormously. - Amaka Imani Nkosazana
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. - Victor Hugo
The world is so exquisite, with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there's little goodevidence. - Carl Sagan
We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves. - Eric Hoffer
We solely choose how we interpret something said, a behavior or action of another. No one can make us feel anything we don’t choose for ourselves. - Renee Cefalu
Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves. - Ambrose Bierce
I have heard of your paintings too, well enough; God has given you one face, and you make yourselves another. - William Shakespeare
Isolation is a way to know ourselves. - Franz Kafka
No reason to feel depressed about being depressed. A depression can be a golden opportunity to collect the pieces and build ourselves anew. Global Souls are always on the move, nomads at heart, connected to various cities, commuters between cultures, both from here and everywhere. - Elif Shafak
We’re not broken. We’re not in the wrong bodies. We’re not inadequate. We’re not lesser. We’re not unwanted. We’re not fraudulent. We’re not undesirable. That’s all just a set of lies we tell to soothe the experience of the prisons we put ourselves in. - Agnostic Zetetic
As the adults, we are the ones who set the stage for vitality, love, or disharmony in the home. We set ourselves up for one or the other, and our children take their cues from us. - Gabriel Cousens M.D.
We are what we allow ourselves to become. Never settle for less than what you deserve. Keep fighting the good fight! Keep giving your all to achieve, receive and succeed - Cecibel Contreras
We can learn from history, but we can also deceive ourselves when we selectively take evidence from the past to justify what we have already made up our minds to do. - Margaret MacMillan
We are never free when we imprison ourselves in the prison of our fixed, false beliefs. - Debasish Mridha
We try so hard to make ourselves lovable, and yet each layer of this mask puts another wall around us a wall that keeps love out. - Vironika Tugaleva
Kindness is the universal language of pure love, so let us express ourselves with kindness. - Debasish Mridha
Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try and give their best qualities to men - bring them softness, teach them how to cry. - Joan Baez
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
We don't really consider ourselves famous. we're just four dorks who ride around on a bus. - Big Time Rush
A dream, a wild dream of removing ourselves from the cares and sorrows of this miserable world and creating a world of our own. A long shot, yes, but who’s to say it can’t happen? - Paul Austerter
If we miraculously became the people we hate, how lovable we would find ourselves.
You really haven't changed, you've just become more of yourself. That is really what were all trying to do: become more of ourselves. - Oprah Winfrey
Beyond the very extremity of fatigue distress, amounts of ease and power that we never dreamed ourselves to own, sources of strength habitually not taxed at all, because habitually we never push through the obstruction - William James
I'm very aware we are the first generation ever to have such incredible opportunities to express ourselves publicly to a worldwide audience. - Sara Sheridan
Everyone wants the sun let shine, and the neighbor's grass is always greener, so it is better to mow it ourselves. - Jan Jansen
Why do we fall?So we can learn to pick ourselves back up. - Batman Begins
My friends, we should consider ourselves fortunate, not because we are any greater or lesser because we face adversity, rather we simply rejoice in the opportunity to face it. - Michael Joling
The funny thingaboutadvice is,we always tellothersthe thingswecannotreally doourselves. - Robert M. Drake
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds. . . to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations. - Abraham Lincoln
We dig holes for ourselves, of comfortable living, and it’s hard to see just how deep down you are until you suddenly want to take a look at the world up there, some fresh airand realise you can’t get up. You’re too far down. - Charlotte Eriksson
Would we not do well to have the pleasing of God as our motive rather than to try to elevate ourselves above our brother and outdo another? - Ezra Taft Benson
Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person. - Mark Twain
The only way we'll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba -- yes Cuba too. - Malcolm X
We need courage to take ourselves seriously, to look closely and without flinching, to regard the things that frighten us in life and art with wonder. - Elizabeth Gilbert
Life is very simple, but to make ourselves feel intelligent, we insist on making it complex. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
We find it hard to apply the knowledge of ourselves to our judgment of others. The fact that we are never of one kind, that we never love without reservations and never hate with all our being cannot prevent us from seeing others as wholly black or white. - Eric Hoffer
We never know how high we areTill we are called to rise;And then, if we are true to plan,Our statures touch the skies.The heroism we reciteWould be a daily thing,Did not ourselves the cubits warpFor fear to be a king. - Emily Dickinson
Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves. - Diana Princess of Wales
Self-observation helps us to refocus within, to balance ourselves and to be in the present moment.... - Jacqueline Ripstein
Be aware that how you feel has a direct impact on your thinking process. When we set standards for ourselves they seem objective, but standards and goal-setting are totally subjective and personal." From The Biology of Success. - Robert Arnot
There is a gap between what we know and what we want to experience. Either, fear will keep us tethered to the familiar or plung us into the sea. The bridge is either God or ourselves, and with each big decision we must choose who we trust the most. - Shannon L. Alder
Maybe we're all ongoing stories, defined at various stages of life, or whenever people oblige us to declare ourselves. Fiction is marvelous for studying this, allowing the writer and reader to leap decades in a sentence. No other art lets you bend time as much. - Tom Rachman
Society teaches us that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. The bill of rights informs us that we have the right to keep it to ourselves. - Brian Randleas
The images of Myth are reflections of Spiritual and Depth potentialities of every one of us. Through contemplating those we evoke those powers in our own lives to operate through ourselves. - Joseph Campbell
We simply rob ourselves when we make presents to the dead. - Publilius Syrus
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit - E.E. Cummings
The things we hate about ourselves aren't more real than things we like about ourselves. - Ellen Goodman
What sense is there in pain at all—however we contrive it for ourselves as we cast about for ways to bind up the wound between us and God? - Anne Carson
Should' is my all time least favoriteword! It’s this sort of guilt inducing, finger wagging word that we use to beat up ourselves andothers. - Frank Beddor
How do we forgive ourselves for all the things we did not become? - David "Doc" Luben
Time is standing still. We are measuring ourselves by how far we are going. - Debasish Mridha
Commitment to ourselves, our families, and our business is paramount to being successful. Human should be committed to rolling out great products, services and initiatives that impact those personal and professionals encounters which cross our path. - Sameh Elsayed
The More we value things, the less we value ourselves - Bruce Lee
It is not those events outside of our control which we should allow to define us. Instead, the definition of who we choose to be is dictated by how we deal with these outside events within ourselves. - Tony C. Skye
We freed ourselves from gods and kings, now we have to free ourselves from ourselves. - Marty Rubin
There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution. - Oscar Wilde
A wretched soul, bruised with adversity, We bid be quiet when we hear it cry; But were we burdened with like weight of pain, As much or more we should ourselves complain. - William Shakespeare
Danger is real. Heartache is real. Fear is not. It’s a story we tell ourselves. - Brianna Wiest
One of the most beneficial and valuable gifts we can give to ourselves in this life: is allowing ourselves to be surprised! It is okay if life surprises you. Its a good thing! - C. JoyBell C.
Practically all the sadness we experience in life comes from our feeling sorry for ourselves. - Marty Rubin
Only through art can we get outside of ourselves and know another's view of the universe. - Marcel Proust
For what is writing besides capturing thoughts that belong to all of us, so that we can recognize ourselves, undestand ourselves, and perhaps, each other. Every thoughtful book about love makes us better lovers, I think. It opens the gates of perception. - Janet Fitch
Until we face the war within ourselves, the world will never change. - Dana Gore
We all need mirrors to remind ourselves who we are. ‪#‎ThoughtOfTheDay‬ ‪#‎author‬ ‪#‎writer‬ ‪#‎thinking‬ ‪#‎Happiness‬ ‪#‎motivation‬ ‪#‎positivity‬ ‪#‎humanities‬ #RT @roshan_b - Roshan Bhondekar
The way we distinguish ourselves is by showing our individuality. - Elisa Camahort
But I can't help detesting my relations. I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves. - Oscar Wilde
Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing. - Sylvia Plath
God kills indiscriminately and so shall we. For no creatures under God are as we are none so like him as ourselves. - Anne Rice
We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love. - R.D. Laing
The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives is to think we work for anybody but ourselves. - Brian Tracy
With malice toward none, with charity for all, ...let us strive on to finish the work we are in, ...to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations. - Abraham Lincoln
We need to find the light within ourselves, so we can see our true worth. - Imania Margria
Empathy is a creative act. It is the act of imagining ourselves not only in another's shoes, but perhaps inhabiting their very heart and soul. - Michele Jennae
We're all prostitutes sir we're all selling ourselves for something - Saira Viola
We may think of ourselves as static anti-heroes, but in reality we're dynamic protagonists just waiting for our courage to kick in. - Justin Alcala
True love is healthy, respectful, and nurturing, whether it's for ourselves or for another person. It's positive, uplifting, constructive, and healing to those in our sphere of influence, including the person we look at in the mirror every single morning—ourselves. - Laurie Buchanan, PhD
We two are to ourselves a crowd. - Ovid
Seeing ourselves as others see us would probably confirm our worst suspicions about them. - Franklin P. Adams
Art teaches something we all need to learn, especially about people who are different from ourselves: "To see things the way they truly are, sometimes you have to look more deeply. - Ron Hall
We undress ourselves in many ways when we become close friends - Andrews
Reality is, you know, the tip of an iceberg of irrationality that we've managed to drag ourselves up onto for a few panting moments before we slip back into the sea of the unreal. - Terence McKenna
Close friends are truly life's treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone. - Vincent Van Gogh
We are solitary. We can delude ourselves about this and act as if it were not true. That is all. - Rainer Maria Rilke
We learn to make a shell for ourselves when we are young and then spend the rest of our lives hoping for someone to reach inside and touch us. Just touch us—anything more than that would be too much for us to bear. - Bill Russell
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
To find out what is truly individual in ourselves, profound reflection is needed; and suddenly we realize how uncommonly difficult the discovery of individuality is. - C.G. Jung
The number one responsibility for each of us is to change ourselves with hope that others will follow. - Ron Paul
By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream - Virginia Woolf
Retribution often means that we eventually do to ourselves what we have done unto others. - Eric Hoffer
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. - Anatole France
To be free to roam our own consciousness and be responsible for ourselves, a letting go process is required. We have to let go of how others define us; what damaging messages remain from childhood; how others define our relationship with the creator; and what expectations they may have for us. - David W. Earle
Once a day....call yourselves to an account what new ideas, what new proposition or truth you have gained, what further confirmation of known truths, and what advances you have made in any part of knowledge. - Isaac Watts
I think we often hold heroines to an absurd standard. Be brave! Be wise! Always know what's in your heart and speak the truth of it! No and no and no. We fight to be brave. We learn to be wise. We struggle to know ourselves and voice what we want. - Leigh Bardugo
Rich people don't elicit much sympathy.It is not about how to save, invest, spend, hide and give away money, but unmasking the true nature of money, how it works.Be the one to create the system that supports the kind of society we desire for ourselves and the future generation. - Prince Akwarandu
We call ourselves poor, that's why we're poor. When we will start calling ourselves rich then we will become rich, even it won't look like that. Self trust is freedom. - Arefin Bashar Arif
We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel... is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become. - Ursula K. Le Guin
The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves." - - Bob Proctor
Without mountains, we might find ourselves relieved that we can avoid the pain of the ascent, but we will forever miss the thrill of the summit. And in such a terribly scandalous trade-off, it is the absence of pain that becomes the thief of life. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves. - Ronald Reagan
We can depend on nobody in this world, and sometimes we even betray ourselves - Dean Cavanagh
Dear Anarcho-Communist,If you and I ever find ourselves in a stateless society, have no fear. Just mention that you are a communist, and I promise I will never try to "oppress" and "exploit" you by offering to trade with you, or by offering to pay you to do work.Sincerely, - Larken Rose
The way to find out about our place in the universe is by examining the universe and by examining ourselves - without preconceptions, with as unbiased a mind as we can muster. - Carl Sagan
Looking back, it made no sense for my college friends and me to distance ourselves from the hard-won achievements of earlier feminists. We should have cheered their efforts. Instead, we lowered our voices, thinking the battle was over, and with this reticence we hurt ourselves. - Sheryl Sandberg
Reaching beyond ourselves, exceeding our mind is not a simple thing. It is, in fact, impossible–one half of the Ego is trying to exceed the other. - Frank Wanderer
The most important truth we tell is the truth we tell ourselves. - Tehya Sky
Rassemblons des faits pour nous donner des idées.Let us gather facts in order to get ourselves thinking. - Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
In our frenzied attempts to catch up with life, we run right past it. Once we have run past it, what we are in reality attempting to catch is ourselves. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The first and most enemy that we have are ourselves. - Abdulsalam Unshur
In every aspect of our lives, we are always asking ourselves, How am I of value? What is my worth? Yet I believe that worthiness is our birthright. - Oprah Winfrey
There is probably an element of malice in our readiness to overestimate people - we are, as it were, laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size. - Eric Hoffer
We must believe in ourselves or no one else will believe in us; we must match our aspirations with the competence, courage, and determination to succeed.
The only person we have the right or the power to forgive is ourselves. For everything else, there is the Art of Acceptance. - Rebecca O’Dwyer
The emotional states are liberated inside water, we calm down emotionally, we become more sensitive, we are able to "touch" deeper ourselves and other beings. Empathy is echoing back to us giving subtle vibrations from the realm of the senses. Find your water ~ - Grigoris Deoudis
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
The world is so closed off to the inner beings of ourselves, I refuse to ever lower my energies to that. - Nikki Rowe
We know ourselves very little. We are not at the center of ourselves, but instead like the Earth in the Milky Way, and the Milky Way in the universe; far out on a distant edge, hearing a little of what is transpiring. - David Eaglemann
We often lose ourselves to where we think we should be, rather than celebrate where we already are. - Chris Burkmenn
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously.... Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us. - Jane Austen
I think that we are like stars. Something happens to burst us open; but when we burst open and think we are dying; we’re actually turning into a supernova. And then when we look at ourselves again, we see that we’re suddenly more beautiful than we ever were before! - C. JoyBell C.
When our time is up we can only take with us what we have learned and experienced in our development in creating for ourselves and others."By helping others we help ourselves - Harmon Okinyo
We must be able to look under the surface rather than over-analyze it and delude ourselves into thinking we’re seeing beneath it. - Brianna Wiest
We who are like senseless children shrink from suffering, but love its causes. We hurt ourselves; our pain is self-inflicted! Why should others be the object of our anger? - Śāntideva
Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health. - Michel de Montaigne
Perhaps the reason we are unable to love is that we yearn to be loved, that is, we demand something (love) from our partner instead of delivering ourselves up to him demand-free and asking for nothing but his company. - Milan Kundera
If we had to earn our age by thinking for ourselves at least once a year, only a handful of people would reach adulthood. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do. We should set them an example that we wish them to imitate. - Brigham Young
The growth of the imagination demands windows-windows through which we can look out at the world and windows through which we can look into ourselves. The old stories were windows in just this way. - Katherine Paterson
The older we get, the more we become ourselves. - Alan Andrews
We are not judges for ourselves until circumstances call us to act. - Abigail Adams
Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future. - Fulton Oursler
Admiration, n.: Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves. - Ambrose Bierce
Often we can achieve an even better result when we stumble yet are willing to start over, when we don't give up after a mistake, when something doesn't come easily but we throw ourselves into trying, when we're not afraid to appear less than perfectly polished. - Sharon Salzberg
Anywhere we go, we will have our self with us; we cannot escape ourselves. - Thich Nhat Hanh
It is, I think, a far lesser offense to blatantly ignore God’s directions for our lives rather than arrogantly think ourselves shrewd enough to be able to bend them to our liking without breaking them and therefore breaking ourselves. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The primary cause of disorder in ourselves is the seeking of reality promised by another. - Jiddu Krishnamurti
The problem with escaping is that we leave behind us, even among those we love, different versions of the truth and everything we couldn’t bring ourselves to say. - Frederick Weisel
We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by those given to us by others. - Blaise Pascal
Not everything happens for a reason; we claim that it does for a reason: to console ourselves. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything, than when we are at play. - Charles E. Schaefer
If government half a century ago had provided us with all our dinners and breakfasts, it would be the practice of our orators today to assume the impossibility of our providing for ourselves. - Auberon Herbert
Generosity is not measured by how much we give away. Generosity is measured by how much we keep for ourselves. - John Weece
My friend...care for your psyche...know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves" - - Socrates
Few of us have reached such impasses to claim ourselves to be almighty; as of yet I am not one of the few. Knowing this though sets me apart from the two sides of the many. - James Emlund
If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows. - Paul Eldridge
Out of the new arrivals in our lives--the odd word stumbled upon in a difficult text, the handsome black stranger who bursts in one night through the cat door, the telephone call out of a friend's silence of years, the sudden greeting from the girl-child---we constantly make of ourselves our selves. - Nancy Mairs
As writers, we should remind ourselves, and each other, that Jane Austen and JK Rowling got rejected by publishers, too. - Joanne Van Leerdam
Love cannot come from where love is not. We cannot express love from within us for another if there is no love for ourselves within us. - O Shakoor
A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, and must empty ourselves. Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in his love than in your weakness. - Mother Teresa
Every small, positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future. - Alice Walker
The world is waiting for us to graduate from ourselves. - Shannon L. Alder
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. - Marianne Williamson
We like to see our future through our children; they are the reflection of the best of ourselves. - Debasish Mridha
We will find true peace only when we learn to see that there is no difference among ourselves, realize that we are different manifestations of one, and we love each other as brother and sister. - Debasish Mridha
Yet, there is a sense of some deep sort that runs entirely contrary to human nature, that in putting ourselves first, we must by necessity put others first. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Yes, please leave us, the mere presence of beings like yourselves is intensely painful to us. - Gene L. Coon
We are all searching for love, some at the bottom of a bottle, some at the casino, some in the eyes of a new lover. The more we search outside ourselves, we more desperate we become. We suffer not because love's unavailable, but because we are not looking in the right place. - Vironika Tugaleva
If we let the drama of others’ lives become our own, then we are no longer ourselves. - Stephen Richards
We become great, not by changing the world, but by loving the world and changing ourselves. - Debasish Mridha
Measure yourself by your best moments, not by your worst. We are too prone to judge ourselves by our moments of despondency and depression. - Robert Johnson
Our ability to delude ourselves may be an important survival tool. - Jane Wagner
We have to expect disappointments, trouble, losses and hurts as an inevitable part of life. It is vital to repeat to ourselves the most important and comforting words of all time: THIS, TOO, SHALL PASS AWAY! - Donald Pillai
The eyes of love have 20/20 vision when focused on another, and become entirely blind when focused on ourselves. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Change in ourselves equals change in our society. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Yes, if we were prepared to be honest we might rid ourselves of much self deception. - Moliere
It’s natural to die. The fact that we make such a big hullabaloo over it is all because we don’t see ourselves as part of nature. We think because we’re human we’re something above nature. - Morrie Schwartz
We should not look for more in others,Rather find more within ourselves. - Morris R. Gates
It is now the moment when by common consent we pause to become conscious of our national life and to rejoice in it, to recall what our country has done for each of us, and to ask ourselves what we can do for our country in return. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Through others we become ourselves. - Lev S. Vygotsky
It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinions than our own.
It is thus with most of us; we are what other people say we are. We know ourselves chiefly by hearsay. - Eric Hoffer
To the degree we give power to anything outside ourselves we become powerless - Erin Fall Haskell
It's important that someone celebrate our existence... People are the only mirror we have to see ourselves in. The domain of all meaning. All virtue, all evil, are contained only in people. There is none in the universe at large. Solitary confinement is a punishment in every human culture. - Lois McMaster Bujold
We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things [but] there are times when we stop. We sit still. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper. - James Carroll
It may well be that we talk about sex more than anything else; we set our minds to the task; we convince ourselves that were have never said enough on the subject...where sex is concerned the most long-winded, the most impatient of societies is our own. - Michel Foucault
In evaluating ourselves, we tend to be long on our weaknesses and short on our strengths. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
We call ourselves Protestants, but we have totally departed from the teachings of the early Protestants. Martin Luther, John Wesley and John Calvin would turn in their graves, if they hear the kind of teachings we are now feeding the people of God with. - Sunday Adelaja
Allowing ourselves to become a nation of silent, secretive, timid citizens is likely to result in a system of democracy and justice that is neither very democratic nor very just. - Dahlia Lithwick
We don't have to always win,Sometimes we need to be deprived by others to improve ourselves. - Grace
Being human makes us one. Being uniquely ourselves makes us individual." - Nancy S. Mure, Author of Unidentical Twins - Nancy S. Mure
The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves. - Edith Sitwell
We are not ourselves when nature, being oppress'd, commands the mind to suffer with the body. - William Shakespeare
Maybe if we love ourselves healthy we will all heal? - Nikki Rowe
Although we look at ourselves as One, in the real world we always experience ourselves as TWO. - Joey Lawsin
Truth is that we all need facts we cannot continue to eat only the food that is given to us. Sometimes we have to feed ourselves otherwise we set our self up for dependency on the wrong nutrition without realizing that we were being poisoned the whole time. - R. Lewis
We should not take our ‘Humanity’ for granted. We should love and respect things as if they were ourselves. - Sandranil Biswas
Memories are important, like the bones of the mind. We build ourselves upon them, flesh and blood moulded around the pictures of what is past. - Paul Kearney
As humans, it is in our nature to focus on picking ourselves up while the whole world falls apart. - Joshua Teya
What others think of us would be of little moment did it not, when known, so deeply tinge what we think of ourselves. - Paul Valéry
Dreams are deformed reflections of ourselves - less stable and more ungraspable than we are, upon which we in our turn assume the right to reflect upon and to determine. - Roger Caillois
We are here not to make something of ourselves. We are here to Be ourselves. - Michelle Cruz-Rosado
Start Change Ourselves to Better and Then the Global - Jan Jansen
We are alone by birth, but we conceal the truth from ourselves till death. - Junaid Raza
A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there. - Meister Eckhart
It's not easy to get close to anyone.... Everyone's afraid of everybody else.... maybe because we're all afraid of ourselves. - Ellen Hopkins
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. - Thomas A. Edison
The world as it is is the world as God sees it, not as we see it. Our vision is distorted, not so much by the limits of finitude as by sin and ignorance. But the more we raise ourselves in the scale of being, the more will our ideas about God and the world correspond to reality. - William R. Inge
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves. - Richard Feynman
Fits of anger, vexation,and bitterness against ourselves tend to pride and they spring from no other source than self-love, which is disturbed and upset at seeing that it is imperfect. - Francis de Sales
Proverbs 22:7 "The rich rule over the poor and the borrower is slave to the lender."Galatians 5:1 "do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. - The Holy Bible
For Jesus, it was about the Father and us. It was not about Him. Could we say the same about ourselves? From the book: Removing Your Shame Label. - Eddie Capparucci, LPC
The good news is that as fragile as fearlessness may be, it is also a personal quality that we can foster in ourselves. - Gerhard Casper
Only a few of us believe in reality of dreams and actuality of love; but we all devote ourselves to that uncertainty and hesitation. - M.F. Moonzajer
It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously. - Peter Ustinov
Education is the light of our soul and joy of our life. We enlighten ourselves and the world with our education. - Debasish Mridha
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us. - Hubert H. Humphrey
We are all tied to our destiny and there is no way we can liberate ourselves. - Rita Hayworth
We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead. - Beyoncé Knowles
A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power.
If we burn ourselves out with drugs or alcohol, we won't have long to go in this business.
We must be content to grow slowly. Most of us will still barely be at the beginning of our recovery by the time we die. But that is better than killing ourselves pretending to be healthy. - Simon Tugwell
There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves. - Richard M. Rorty
Memo to extreme partisans: If you can't bring yourselves to love your enemies, can you at least learn to hate your friends? - Walter Kirn
To improve quality of life, to evolve into a better version of ourselves, to pause in recognition of blessings with only our name on the tag, to dance in graitutde, to embrance with abandon, to give without receiving, to seek the face of God ... all this and more is why we exisit. - Toni Sorenson
True happiness comes from within. When we stop looking for social proof and trust in ourselves, a certain magic happens. You are the most important person in your life, and, we are one. - Tony Williams
We lose ourselves in things we love. We find ourselves there, too. - Kristin Martz
Our duty is to preserve what the past has had to say for itself, and to say for ourselves what shall be true for the future. - John Ruskin
If we are discouraged because we lack repentance and excuse ourselves by saying that it does not lie in our power to obtain a contrite heart, because repentance can only be granted as a miracle of the Holy Spirit, it is a sign that our thinking has been clouded by the Enemy. - M. Basilea Schlink
In the moment we're born, we're drawn to form a union with others. An abiding drive to connect, to love, to belong. In a perfect union, we find the strength we cannot find in ourselves. But the strength of the union cannot be known until it is tested. - Emily Thorne
The best way to be unique and set ourselves apart from Society is to create. Use your imagination and apply action towards it. - Matthew Donnelly
We would rather run ourselves down than not speak of ourselves at all. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
When we believe in ourselves, everything becomes easy and possible. - Debasish Mridha
We are born to Exist, not to know, to be, not to assert ourselves. - Emil Cioran
We strain to renew our capacity for wonder, to shock ourselves into astonishment once again. - Shana Alexander
We ourselves are behaving in the Church as if we are afraid of the light, it should not be so. - Sunday Adelaja
To inquire into the intricacies of a distant landscape, then, is to provoke thoughts about one’s own interior landscape, and the familiar landscapes of memory. The land urges us to come around to an understanding of ourselves. - Barry López
INJUSTICE, n. A burden which of all those that we load upon others and carry ourselves is lightest in the hands and heaviest upon the back. - Ambrose Bierce
To use fear as the friend it is, we must retrain and reprogram ourselves...We must persistently and convincingly tell ourselves that the fear is here--with its gift of energy and heightened awareness--so we can do our best and learn the most in the new situation. - Peter McWilliams
When we know ourselves to be connected to all others, acting compassionately is simply the natural thing to do. - Rachel Naomi Remen
Each forward step we take we leave some phantom of ourselves behind. - John Lancaster Spalding
Ladies, get confident bout yourselves, build up your self-worth and esteem, love yourself and be proud of your achievements and your man will adore you for life. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
HEALTHY EATING isn't about counting fat grams, dieting, cleanses, and antioxidants; Its about eating food untouched from the way we find it in nature in a balanced way; Whole foods give us all that we need to perfectly nourish ourselves. - Pooja Mottl
Once a poet calls his myth a myth, he prevents the reader from treating it as a reality; we use the word 'myth' only for stories we ourselves cannot believe. - Adam Kirsch
We look for our perfect partners, and we wish we can be accepted the way we are. We seek unconditional love. It is all beautiful. While doing it we can always remember that we need to accept ourselves unconditionally, as much as we wish others to accept as with no conditions. - Raphael Zernoff
Maybe the greatest challenge now is to find a way to keep independence while also committing ourselves to the ties that bind people, families, and ultimately societies together. - Jane O'Reilly
The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. - Abraham Lincoln
We're reaching the point where the Earth will have to end the burden we've placed on her, if we don't lift the burden ourselves. - Steven M. Greer
Sometimes or most of the times, we need to remind ourselves that we're not a KID anymore. - Bernie Yaras
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. - May Sarton
There is no such thing as destiny. We ourselves shape our lives. - Giacomo Casanova
Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. - Samuel Johnson
Encourage literally came from "in courage." The courage is put "into" you from outside. Our character and abilities grow through internalizing from others what we do not possess in ourselves. - Henry Cloud
The second direction of prayer lies in us addressing our own circumstances and changing them ourselves - Sunday Adelaja
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. - William Hazlitt
To look beyond our horizons is to acknowledge that we’ve hemmed ourselves in by creating them in the first place. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Our idea of God tells us more about ourselves than about Him. - Thomas Merton
We grow up in isolation. Only slowly do we teach ourselves the Cosmos. - Carl Sagan
What excites us the most or likewise scares us the most is when something is exactly what it says it is. And when it comes to Christmas, we’re going to end up finding ourselves on one side of that line or the other. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Perception is the lie that we convince ourselves exists - Melissa Bradley
When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
All for ourselves and nothing for other people seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind. - Adam Smith
To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don't want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt. - Madonna
I think we should love life, nature, other people, more than ourselves. - Marty Rubin
Our relationship with the world can only be better when we know ourselves well! - Hira Shahid Kazim
Let us put ourselves into His hands, and not be startled though He leads us by a strange way, a mirabilis via, as the Church speaks. Let us be sure He will lead us right, that He will bring us to that which is, not indeed what we think best, nor what is best for another, but what is best for us. - John Henry Newman
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind usis a part of ourselves. We must die to one life before we can enter another - Anatole France
We have an opportunity to correct ourselves when God does not punish us immediately. - Sunday Adelaja
This is our purpose: to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been bestowed upon us; to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves; to act in such a way that some part of us lives on. - Oswald Spengler
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too. - Voltaire
We are to point saints to look to Christ, and then to deny themselves and follow Christ, obeying Christ above all else. Not pointing them to ourselves, nor following us, nor obeying us. Our ministry has got to be about them following our Lord Jesus Christ. - brother Billy
Sometimes the boxes we’re put in fit. Other times, we find ourselves shoved into places too confining for our growing sense of self. - Sarah Hackley
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves - Sir Edmund Hillary
As we know life in ourselves we want to understand life in the universe in order to enter into harmony with it. - Albert Schweitzer
We gave ourselves for lost men, and prepared for death. Yet we did lift up our hearts and voices to God above, who "showeth His wonders in the deep". - Francis Bacon
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. - Agnes Repplier
Life is made of connections. Who knows why fate throws things in our direction, but one thing's for sure, new things are there to offer value to our lives and teach us something new about ourselves. It's what makes life exciting. - Serina Hartwell
Till we recognize what’s sick and messed up about ourselves this world is gonna stay sick and messed up. - Lacey Sturm
Once we forget those who have contributed time and effort in making an endeavor successful, we forget ourselves. - Beem Weeks
Empowering beliefs are ideas that launch us forward and help us to become the person we want to be. Empowering beliefs are freeing, encouraging, and inclusive; they nurture and uplift. When we find ourselves harboring a limiting belief, we need to replace it with one that cultivates joy. - Laurie Buchanan PhD
People are like dice. We throw ourselves in the direction of our own choosing. - Jean-Paul Sartre
I believe we are the ones who hurt ourselves the most, by how we receive, by how we perceive. - Akiroq Brost
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves. - Malcolm X
Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves. - Rudyard Kipling
Evil is a point of view. God kills indiscriminately and so shall we. For no creatures under God are as we are, none so like him as ourselves. - Anne Rice
Imagine if we applied as much grace to others as we give ourselves & as much law to ourselves as we apply to others. - Orrin Woodward
Sometimes in life we must slowly distant ourselves from people and places we feel unconformable. Don't feel bad feel freedom. - Ron Baratono
We can only forgive the world to the extent that we forgive ourselves for being in it. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
This attitude is basic human nature. We'd rather look outward and blame others for ills that befall us than point the finger at ourselves. - Amish Tripathi
The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men. - James Beattie
Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves -- to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today.
The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly. - Henry David Thoreau
As outsiders looking in, my readers and I must reform how we think so we may open ourselves to new forms of knowledge. - Cristina Marrero
We can assist other souls’ hearts and make their world brighter when they are traveling through a difficult experience not by lowering ourselves to their level of sadness but by lifting them up with the light of our joy. - Molly Friedenfeld
The reason most relationships fail isn’t because we haven’t found the right person. It’s because we haven’t found ourselves and we’re hoping someone can fill that void for us. They can’t. No one can. Self-love is and always will be a prerequisite to every happy romance. - Vironika Tugaleva
Should' is my all time least favorite word. It’s this sort of guilt inducing, finger wagging word that we use to beat up others and ourselves. - Frank Beddor
The novel remains for me one of the few forms...where we can describe, step by step, minute by minute, our not altogether unpleasant struggle to put ourselves into a viable and devout relationship to our beloved and mistaken world. - John Cheever
The only thing that can destroy ur destiny is God and Yourselves! - Kadiri Nurudeen
He is always doing something--the very best thing, the thing we ourselves would certainly choose if we knew the end from the beginning. He is at work to bring us to our full glory. - Elisabeth Elliot
We move forward by having confidence within ourselves, with hope for a greater purpose. - Ellen J. Barrier
Wherever we go we do harm, forgivingourselves as wheels do cement for wearingeach other out. We set this houseon fire, forgetting that we live within.(from "To a Meadowlark," for M.L. Smoker) - Jim Harrison
The greatest mystery is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of matter and of the stars, but that within this prison we can draw from ourselves images powerful enough to deny our nothingness. - Andre Malraux
Ye may kill for yourselves, and your mates, and your cubs as they need, and ye can;But kill not for pleasure of killing, and seven times never kill Man! - Rudyard Kipling
People think needing a man is weak. I believe what is truly weak is not ALLOWING ourselves to surrender to our deepest desire to have a protective, strong, caring, masculine man in our life. - Renee Wade
I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do. - Brené Brown
To find out how much we can do or how far we can go, we have to challenge ourselves constantly. - Debasish Mridha
If we've deluded ourselves into thinking that our angry mass emails or conversation-stopping talking points serve as a ministry or carry out the purposes of God, we need to slow down and take a breath. - David Dark
When we understand people; when we understand situations;when we understand what matters;when we understand the why’s, the what’s and the how’s;when we understand the trigger of actions, we least inflict pain on ourselves and unto others. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
It is only when we can look inside and learn to love deeply that which resembles uncut gravel within ourselves that we will be blessed to find it filled with diamonds. - Alice Nicholls
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves. - Marianne Williamson
This isn’t like a job we have while we go to college. This is what we like feed ourselves with. - Annie Baker
Disgust with dirt can be so great that it prevents us from cleaning ourselves - from "justifying" ourselves. - Friedrich Nietzsche
There are two key areas that boil down life. Our relationships with people and the relationships with ourselves. - Matthew Donnelly
What can we see, read, acquire, but ourselves. Take the book, my friend, and read your eyes out, you will never find there what I find. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
As chemists, we must rename [our] scheme and insert the symbols Ba, La, Ce in place of Ra, Ac, Th. As nuclear chemists closely associated with physics, we cannot yet convince ourselves to make this leap, which contradicts all previous experience in nuclear physics. - Otto Hahn
Mankind is a single body and each nation a part of that body. We must never say "What does it matter to me if some part of the world is ailing?" If there is such an illness, we must concern ourselves with it as though we were having that illness. - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Not till we are lost, in other words, not till we have lost the world, do we begin to find ourselves, and realize the infinite extent of our relations. - Henry David Thoreau
I believe, he said gently, we all have a perfect right to make ourselves unhappy if that is what we freely choose. But I am not sure we have the right to allow our own unhappiness to cause someone else’s. The trouble with life sometimes is that we are all in it together. - Mary Balogh
Justice is the virtue we 'd rather have done unto others than practiced on ourselves. - Jonathan V. Last
We dream of the future, to distract ourselves from the present, in order to forget the past.Heal the past, live in the present and don’t rush to the future. Life is a journey and it will all be over before you know it. - L.J. Vanier
The better we become, the higher we climb. The higher we climb, the bigger our ego. The bigger the ego, the harder it is for us to look at others the same way we did before as we can get so full of ourselves we lose our true self. Always be humble. Even if you're good. Always. - Lik Hock Yap Ivan
We dance to seduce ourselves. To fall in love with ourselves. When we dance with another, we manifest the very thing we love about ourselves so that they may see it and love us too. - Kamand Kojouri
The issue is becoming so absorbed in positioning ourselves ahead of everyone else that life becomes nothing more than an endless strategy. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
It is in the elements that we found ourselves; even though the elements are not the same today. - Jerril Thomas Abraham
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already. - J.K. Rowling
we deceive ourselves if we believe we can hold on to old models as "ideologies whimper off to a shallow grave in prolonged agony of people, institutions and cultures. - Said E. Dawlabani
Fear is an illusionary place we travel to in our minds when we allow ourselves to move away from the heart. - Molly Friedenfeld
Thousands of years ago--in times we are fond of calling "primitive" (since this renders us "modern" without having to exert ourselves further to earn this qualification)... - Thomas Szasz
Love worth giving is love perfected on ourselves. - TemitOpe Ibrahim
The enchanted day is only enchanted if we ourselves believe that anything is possible. - Mark Donnelly
To gain the spiritual ascendancy over ourselves, and the influences with which we are surrounded, through a rigid course of self-discipline, is our first consideration, it is our first labor, before we can pave the way for our children to grow up without sin unto salvation. - Brigham Young
We don't lose people, they just slip down like sand through the loop holes we have in ourselves. - Himanshu Chhabra
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves. - Ken Robinson
Struggles not only make us into stronger, better and wiser people, they also let us learn more about ourselves and our purpose in life. - Auliq Ice
We’re young, we’re not monsters, no fools: we’ll conquer happiness for ourselves. - Ivan Turgenev
We can be the very first generation which fails to see the logic or pride in defining ourselves by anything else but what is found within ourselves: our values - Akilnathan Logeswaran
We have to be honest to ourselves to see honesty in others. - Debasish Mridha
We ourselves are made of Stardust. - Carl Sagam
There is left us ourselves to end ourselves. - William Shakespeare
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. - Henry Ward Beecher
On the surface, reality may appear the same each day, but in essence, we are new every moment of our lives. The potential for change and growth is unlimited if we allow ourselves to surrender to the flow. - Dorit Brauer
Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in being able to remake ourselves. - Mohandas Gandhi
A situation only has the power over us that we give it. We own the power over ourselves! We own that! No one else! When we realize that: we now have a CHOICE we can make, we can STOP giving that power away! Own yourself. Own YOUR power! - Akiroq Brost
I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our own particular path than we have yet got ourselves. - E. M. Forster
We all have the power within us, to make something of ourselves, the thing is very few believe it. - Nikki Rowe
Jealousy is the art of injuring ourselves more than others. - Alexandre Dumas
Reality blithely ignores the lies we tell ourselves about it. - Chris Cogan
The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think--rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.
Whenever we think, we construct a world that is centred upon the object of our thinking; whenever we act, we reconstruct a world that is centred upon ourselves. - Raheel Farooq
Each of us have been born with the potential for greatness. We are equals. That doesn't mean we are born into equal circumstances, or have equal skills. What we do have in common, though, is the ability to apply ourselves to achieving that which we desire. - Justin Young
We are like a flesh eating bacteria eating away everything until we kill ourselves in the process...that just tells you what humans are. - Efrat Cybulkiewicz
If we were to behave half as well as we believe others ought to behave, we might prove ourselves as grand in character as excuses and justifications prevent us from being. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I think insecurity underscores most human behavior. Because we're insecure, we want to be able to explain and control everything in order to protect ourselves. - Marty Rubin
I guess it's human nature to question yourself, to question why all the pain has had to happen? sometimes there isn't any answers it just is what it is and how we make ourselves feel and see through that, is what will determine how we move forward. - Nikki Rowe
We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others by their acts.
we are prisoners of our own lives, until we find the courage to break free from the prison that we created ourselves. - Amanda Ashton-Booth
We have been shown how to fight hate without becoming hate ourselves. We have been given a Companion and a Friend and not just a good idea. We have been given joy in the midst of failure, and not just a way of winning or being right. - Richard Rohr
We too should make ourselves empty, that the great soul of the universe may fill us with its breath. - Laurence Binyon
Self awareness is key, and the first step in change. We cannot change our world or ourselves without the awareness of what needs to change. To shift the patterns that disempower you, you must get honest with yourself and become aware of what they are. - Eileen Anglin
Raise your self-esteem to such a level that you only allow loving experiences in your life. Don't waste time trying to get even. It doesn't work. What we give out always comes back to us. So lets drop the past and work on loving ourselves in the now. Then we will have a wonderful future. - Auliq Ice
We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people. - Arthur Schopenhauer
The idea of losing control is one that fascinates controlled people such as ourselves more than almost anything. - Donna Tartt
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
Everyone keeps looking on their defects. It's not like everyone's perfect, we all are are ugly and at the same time beautiful. It's just how we should carry and believe in ourselves. Nasa attitude yan, wala sa hitsura - HaveYouSeenThisGirL
Shouldn't we also ask ourselves what the consequences are of scrambling to provide the "most" of everything to our children in a world of fast dwindling resources? - John Taylor Gatto
No one can disgrace us but ourselves. - Josh Billings
Our liberty will not be secured at the sword's point... We must secure it by making ourselves worthy of it. And when the people reaches that height, God will provide a weapon, the idols will be shattered, tyranny will crumble like a house of cards, and liberty will shine out like the first dawn. - José Rizal
...life - whatever else it is - is short... maybe even if we're not always so glad to be here, it's our task to immerse ourselves anyway: wade straight through it, right through the cesspool, while keeping eyes and hearts open. - Donna Tartt
Free ourselves from fear, insecure and scared of others judgement and opinions. Build up with our own confident, self-esteem and self-satisfaction.Just be yourself for being better person. - Rofithah Omar
Time Management means managing ourselves with the timezones when we are naturally energetic. - Rajasaraswathii
We can never controlThe World, but from Ourselves we are the Master. - Jan Jansen
Hate is a curved blade, and the harm that we do to others is also harm we do to ourselves. - Mitch Albom
We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future. - Alice Walker
Hate is self-inflicted torture. It hungers for revenge, damage, division, and violence, but is never satiated. Hate is a psychological hell to which we condemn ourselves and endeavor to burn others. - Steve Maraboli
The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. - Jane Addams
I think that being a soul in flesh is really challenging and we should all give ourselves more credit. - S. Kelley Harrell
By all means, let's not confuse ourselves with the facts! - Anonymous
I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves. - Ronald Reagan
The great enemy of communication, we find, is the illusion of it. We have talked enough; but we have not listened. And by not listening we have failed to concede the immense complexity of our society—and thus the great gaps between ourselves and those with whom we seek understanding. - William H. Whyte
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie. - William Shakespeare
I am pessimistic about the human race because it is too ingenious for its own good. Our approach to nature is to beat it into submission. We would stand a better chance of survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively, instead of skeptically and dictatorially. - E.B. White
Our mind is our soul and we do not have any other soul. The concept of soul has been invented by ourselves to ease our fear of death. - Mehmet Murat ildan
Our gods, if we choose to believe in them, must be forced to live up to ethics that far surpass our own human standards. If they fall short of the ethical conditions we place upon ourselves, what use are they to us - except to rationalize our own failures? - Stifyn Emrys
In order to know virtue, we must acquaint ourselves with vice. Only then can we know the true measure of a man. - Marquis de Sade
Our thoughts are private to protect others not ourselves. People don't have the ability to handle what you really think about them - Morena Baloyi
Islam expect every Muslim to do this duty, and if we realise our responsibility time will come soon when we shall justify ourselves worthy of a glorious past. - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
The advice of friends must be received with a judicious reserve; we must not give ourselves up to it and follow it blindly, whether right or wrong. - Pierre Charron
People and things do not upset us, rather we upset ourselves by believing that they can upset us. - Albert Ellis
I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen. - J.G. Ballard
So many of us are causing pain and suffering to ourselves on daily basis, because we do not know the value of life. - Sunday Adelaja
At times, it is better to "just do it" than to "do it right". One reason new year resolutions don't work is because we expect too much from ourselves. Rush, meet your deadlines, you can always continue from where you stopped next year. - Asuni LadyZeal
Even things in a book-case change if they are alive; we find ourselves wanting to meet them again; we find them altered - Virginia Woolf
It's always easier to clean up the mess that we make than to come to terms with the mess that we are. But unless we find ourselves doing the latter, we will forever find ourselves doing the former. - Taiki Matsuura
Though it may be interesting to know how many hairs there are on the human head, or how the giant red spot on the surface of Jupiter was formed, the real truths we are interested in are those about ourselves. - Stephen Richards
Constitutional democracy, you see, is no romantic notion. It's our defense against ourselves, the one foe who might defeat us. - Bill Moyers
Are we friends? or are we foes? ... That kind of thing... You decide... For yourselves!!! - Eiichiro Oda
Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquest... - Charles A. Lindbergh
We haven't got the power to destroy the planet -- or to save it. But we might have the power to save ourselves.
No matter how qualified or deserving we are, we will never reach a better life until we can imagine it for ourselves and allow ourselves to have it. - Richard Bach
We can regret something that we did , we can regret something that we didn't do; but the only thing that we can not afford to regret is regretting being ourselves - Hisham Fawzi
We human beings regard ourselves as (or compare ourselves to) animals only when it suits us. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
When creativity is seen as more important than facts, we will find ourselves in a world where problems are solved more often than spoken of. - Tarryn Tomlinson
Don't hate yourselves because you will regret in the future. Your souls may be valuable in society. - Saaif Alam
It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very much about our own pleasures. We can only have the highest happiness such as goes along with being a great man, by having wide thoughts and much feeling for the rest of the world as well as ourselves. - George Eliot
The vast possibilities of our great future will become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for that future.
We live in a world full of duplicity.We are surrounded by people with duplicitous nature.They will be shooting arrows to question our honesty at every step we make.Therefore,it is our duty to protect ourselves by using our integrity as an armor and march forward, victoriously. - Indy Bissessur
Books...are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with 'em, then we grow out of 'em and leave 'em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development. - Dorothy L. Sayers
Culture is a symbolic veil with which we hide our animal nature from ourselves and other animals. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. - Voltaire
I can't help detesting my relations. I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves. - Oscar Wilde
I’m saying that sometimes we don’t want to see the ugliness in others because it means seeing what’s ugly in ourselves. - Brian F. Walker
Clear skies, cousin". Good luck, he means. There are never clear skies on Avon, no blue, no stars. But we don't give up hope, and we use those words to remind ourselves. Clear skies will come, one day. - Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
So, let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility, where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look over not only ourselves, but each other. - Barack Obama
Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves? - Friedrich Nietzsche
Sometimes the things we loose sleep over are the parameters we set for ourselves, not the ones that God has set for us. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
This year, or this month, or, more likely, this very day, we have failed to practise ourselves the kind of behaviour we expect from other people. - C. S. Lewis
Only by seeking challenges can we hope to find the best in ourselves. - Robert Rodriguez
It is easy to smile in the face of a challenge, when we believe in ourselves that we won't back down. - Ellen J. Barrier
... it is because we have acquired technical knowledge without understanding the total process of life that technology has become a means of destroying ourselves - Krishnamurti
Stop blaming other people and circumstances for killing your dreams. The truth is; we tend to talk ourselves out of acting upon our dreams. Most dreams die of suicide, not murder. - Steve Maraboli
Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change in attitude. - Katherine Mansfield
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. - Thomas A. Edison
We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves. - Francis J. Braceland
The things that make us safest from others make us least from ourselves. - Danah Boyd
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way. - Michael Jackson
None but ourselves will put the concrete on our road to success. - T.A
Start to Better Ourselves and Then the Global. - Jan Jansen
We are selfish, my illness and I. We think only of ourselves. We shape the world around us into messages, into secret whispers spoken only for us. - Nathan Filer
We never see ourselves the way we truly are, do we, Will? The mirror lies to us. - Rick Yancey
We can pay our debts to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves. - John Buchan
Burnout, beat-up and broken down we may limp away from a failed relationship, job or environment, but we will be better equipped to follow our hearts...thoughtfully. Our ability to see the potential in ourselves and others will determine our success. - Steve Knox
The human is the only animal on earth that pays a thousand times for the same mistake. The rest of the animals pay only once for every mistake they make. But not us. We have a powerful memory. We make a mistake, we judge ourselves, we find ourselves guilty, and we punish ourselves. - Miguel Ruiz
Forgiveness is the way we return what has been taken from us and restore the love and kindness and trust that has been lost. With each act of forgiveness, whether small or great, we move toward wholeness. Forgiveness is nothing less than how we bring peace to ourselves and our world. - Desmond Tutu
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities. - Sophocles
We are all One and others are simply reflections of ourselves. When the mirror is cleared, the reflection becomes clean too. - Human Angels
What's the matter, you dissentious rogues,That rubbing the poor itch of your opinionMake yourselves scabs? - William Shakespeare
To be deceived by our enemies or betrayed by our friends in insupportable; yet by ourselves we are often content to be so treated. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Besides, men aren’t worth your time anyway, Letti. If we women spent as much time on ourselves as we do fretting over men, we’d be invincible! Work on yourself because at the end of the day, you’re the only person you can trust. - S.R. Crawford
Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready. - Theodore Roosevelt
So often our power lies not in ourselves, but in how we help others find their own strength. - Amy Lee Peine
We have been God-like in our planned breeding of our domesticated plants and animals, but we have been rabbit-like in our unplanned breeding of ourselves. - Arnold Toynbee
People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves. - Salma Hayek
When we buy books we're fooling ourselves into thinking we buy the time to read them. - Gerard VanDerleun
Waiting accentuates our helplessness, ant that is what God seems committed to revealing. Only when we know ourselves to be helpless do we fully experience his grace and glory. We have to wait for it. - Marcia Lebhar
We should not allow ourselves to be deceived by our outward show of ‘civilized’ manners and ‘cultured’ social behavior into believing that self-concern, desirous attachment, aversion, and indifference are steadily losing their hold over us. - Stephen Batchelor
Best friends are literal and figurative life savers that we should thank as often as possible for rescuing us from ourselves. - Joshunda Sanders
Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners - Laurence Sterne
it is when we don't believe we are enough for ourselvesthat we start looking for people to drown in. - Upile Chisala
There will always be one or two things bothering the person next to you. And if that person happens to be looking heavenward, it’s because it helps us to remind ourselves that God is bigger than our problems. - Joyce Rachelle
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. - Thomas Merton
Oh would some power the giftie gie us, to see ourselves as others see us - Robert Burns
You are the community now. Be a lamp for yourselves. Be your own refuge. Seek for no other. All things must pass. Strive on diligently. Don’t give up. - Gautama Buddha
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
May God give us much more grace eagerly devote ourselves for the Great Commission. - Lailah Gifty Akita
In still moments by the sea life seems large-drawn and simple. It is there we can see into ourselves. - Rolf Edberg
Listen or reading success stories give You motivation, but the failure stories gives us the Lesson to Improve ourselves to do it Better. - Jan Jansen Easy Branches
[M]aybe the most any of us can expect of ourselves isn't perfection but progress. - Michelle Burford
There are two kinds of secrets. The ones we keep from others and the ones we keep from ourselves. - Frank Warren
How we look at life depends on how we see ourselves. - Justin Young
Life takes up one long, winding road to fulfill its seemingly endless journey, and when we find ourselves stumble upon forks in the road, we choose wisely. - Amani Abbas
In proportion as we endeavor to live according to the guidance of reason, shall we strive as much as possible to depend less on hope, to liberate ourselves from fear, to rule fortune, and to direct our actions by the sure counsels of reason. - Baruch Spinoza
Racists will always call you a racist when you identify their racism. To love yourself now - is a form of racism. We are the only people who are criticized for loving ourselves. and white people think when you love yourself you hate them. No, when I love myself they become irrelevant to me. - John Henrik Clarke
We want people to represent us in politics—and in love and economics too. When people represent us fully, they are ourselves and are not ourselves. When an object is simultaneously the same as and different from the person concerned with it—or considering it—aesthetics is there. - Eli Siegel
It’s not enough to hear or think about the truth, we must experience it for ourselves if we are to truly know it. - Mada Eliza Dalian
A lion is stronger than a man, but it does not enable him to dominate the human race. You have neglected the duty you owe to yourselves and you have lost your natural rights by shutting your eyes to your own interests. - Rokheya Shekhawat Hossein
When we give ourselves permission to fail..we at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel. - Eloise Ristad
We need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us. - Franz Kafka
Our experience is coloured through and through by books and plays and the cinema, and it takes patience and skill to disentangle the things we have really learned from life for ourselves. - C.S. Lewis
Aren’t autobiographies born in a question we ask ourselves: how did I get to this point? Don’t we look back over the path and tell ourselves a story? This is how it happened. This is who I am. - Frederick Weisel
If we were able to distill all human experience to its essence, it would be a question on the lips of a man named Jesus. As he asked Peter, he asks all mankind, "Who do you say that I am?" "Our idea of God," observed Thomas Merton, "tells us more about ourselves than about Him. - Ron Brackin
Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change of attitude. - Katherine Mansfield
I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
We distance ourselves for protection,Wear scarves when it’s cold. What seems most outlandish in our autobiography Is what really happened. - Steve Abbott
At times we convince ourselves, we have something to lose but in fact, who you are and your being remains intact. - Unarine Ramaru
Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth. - Iyanla Vanzant
The person from whom we need love most is ourselves. - Charles F. Glassman
We all have a mission. And that mission is to love ourselves, love each other, help one another and leave this world in a better place because we lived on it. - Eileen Anglin
More often than not, the foolishness of our humanity drives us to destroy the very things that we need to keep ourselves from destroying ourselves. And because that’s the case, God will never allow us to destroy Christmas. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others...By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves. - Gordon B. Hinckley
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others, that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld
We learn and experience ourselves only through suffering; everything else is humbug. - Kristian Goldmund Aumann
The root of identity crises: we seem to know a lot about ourselves, but we can't tell who we are. Realize your self! - Stefan Emunds
Ah, this dear old planet! All is clear now. We know ourselves; we now know of what we are capable. - Albert Camus
A mask is what we wear to hide from ourselves. - Khang Kijarro Nguyen
Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves. - Nathaniel Branden
It is partly to avoid consciousness of greed that we prefer to associate with those who are at least as greedy as we ourselves. Those who consume much less are a reproach.
For there comes a day on which we will see a mirror of judgement; to gaze not on man, but within ourselves. what cometh on that day in you? truth or despair? love or hate? - Robert Vanleeuwen
failure is normal expression of an action's re-action. learning is secondary in this process .it is only prime to recognize true capacity within ourselves.it is a tool to transform the same person in new one with new value and outlook towards the same old world. - ratna m.munshi
If there is a single factor that makes spiritual direction effective as a change agency for the soul, it is this: spiritual direction holds our shame at bay long enough for us to see ourselves as God sees us in Christ. - Gary W. Moon
We put ourselves through hell and that is hell. - Marty Rubin
In this world and the hereafter, we should not be afraid of no one but ourselves. - Alireza Salehi Nejad
Through the practice of meditation, of calming and focusing our mind, as well as developing greater clarity and a sense of awareness, we train ourselves to recognize the wealth that was already there - the very wealth others fail to recognize. - Stephen Richards
Guilt is anger directed at ourselves--at what we did or did not do. - Peter McWilliams
We guarantee rude emptiness for ourselves; later in life, when we treat children as - "empty buckets", today. - Aniruddha Sastikar
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. - Voltaire
Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds. - Bob Marley
At the end of the day, the questions we ask of ourselves determine the type of people that we will become. - Leo Babauta
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld
The power of hiding ourselves from one another is mercifully given, for men are wild beasts, and would devour one another but for this protection. - Henry Ward Beecher
Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking of what we want to become. Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking about who we don't ever want to be again. Everything we do is part of who we are. How we choose to use those memories, to motivate or to submit is entirely up to us. - Shane Niemeyer - The Hurt Artist
Good fiction often gives us characters in extremity, which ironically gives us a clearer mirror in which to see ourselves. - Sarah Van Arsdale
To have respect for ourselves guides our morals; and to have a deference for others governs our manners. - Lawrence Sterne
Let go of certainty. The opposite isn't uncertainty. It's openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow. - Tony Schwartz
May we each find in ourselves the courage we forgot we have, to see the beauty we forgot is inside us, while battling the demons we forgot we can slay, on a battlefield we forgot we can win. - Agnostic Zetetic
I think love without heartbreak is a myth. A pretty myth, but the kind of myth that ultimately makes us feel worse about ourselves because we're somehow not able to make it come true. - Leila Sales
Ignorance is a necessary condition of human happiness, and it must be owned that in most cases we fulfill it well. We know almost nothing about ourselves; absolutely nothing about our neighbors. Ignorance constitutes our peace of mind; self- deception our felicity. - Anatole France
Sensitive people care when the world doesn't because we understand waiting to be rescued and no one shows up. We have rescued ourselves, so many times that we have become self taught in the art of compassion for those forgotten. - Shannon L. Alder
There are opportunities for all of us, we just have to open our eyes and hold ourselves completely accountable - K. Abernathy Can You Action Past Your Devil's Advocate
Art is the process of relationship. Through art we create and share ourselves. - Destiny Allison
To eliminate the inner turmoil we must focus our attention inward and act with loving kindness to ourselves—and each other. - Michelle Cruz-Rosado
If it is true that one gets used to suffering, how is it that as the years go one always suffers more? No, they are not mad, those people who amuse themselves, enjoy life, travel, make love, fight—they are not mad. We should like to do the same ourselves. - Cesare Pavese
In dreams we see ourselves naked and acting our real characters, even more clearly than we see others awake. - Henry David Thoreau
Let us liberate ourselves from any form of control. Let us focus at the inner drum, where the rhythm aligns with that of our heart. The measure of responsibility, equals to the need for evolution. Just listen, the inner child, let it whisper in your ear. - Grigoris Deoudis
Our destiny is not mapped out for us by some exterior power; we map it out for ourselves. What we think and do in the present determines what shall happen to us in the future. - Christian D. Larson
The modern virtues fail because they concern the outer self, the human facade, the part of ourselves the world sees most readily while the classical virtues form an organizing framework for our inner selves… for our souls. - Jonathan V. Last
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
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. - Victor Hugo
No one escapes some degree of chaos for it is so ever prevalent; it is the human experience. This realization does not mean we can’t improve. It does mean we can accept our state of chaos, lighten up on ourselves, have fun, and work on improving…we are a work in progress. Enjoy the journey. - David W. Earle
Self leadership requires us to lead and motivate ourselves. But it looks a heck of a lot like schizophrenia during a ropes course. - Ryan Lilly
I consider it an extremely dangerous doctrine, because the more likely we are to assume that the solution comes from the outside, the less likely we are to solve our problems ourselves. - Carl Sagan
What would life be if we didn't shake and wake ourselves up once and a while - Heather Richards
Understanding is a word that I cherish. Understanding is what helps us to love before we judge. Understanding helps us to know more of ourselves and do the same to others. - D'Andre Lampkin
The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself. - C. JoyBell C.
We should every night call ourselves to an account; What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired? Our vices will abort of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift. - Seneca
But sometimes the lies we let ourselves believe are for our own good. - Rob Thomas
Love makes me naked;Propinquity's a harsh master;O the songs we hide singing to ourselves! - Theodore Roethke
For centuries we have been ripped apart by the hands of others as well as ourselves. Our personalities have been conditioned to become disconnected from our most Earthly ancestral knowledge. The days of disconnectedness are over. We must begin anew. - Dacha Avelin
We don't ask a flower any special reason for its existence. We just look at it and are able to accept it as being something different from ourselves. - Gwendolyn Brooks
Why do they always teach us that it's easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It's the hardest thing in the world--to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want. - Ayn Rand
From without, no wonderful effect is wrought within ourselves, unless some interior, responding wonder meets it. - Herman Melville
...Why the hell are we conditioned into the smooth strawberry-and-cream mother-goose, Alice-and- Wonderland fable, only to be broken on the wheel as we grow older and become aware of ourselves as individuals with a dull responsibility in life? - Sylvia Plath
Commitment to truth telling lays the groundwork for the openness and honesty that is the heartbeat of love. When we see ourselves as we truly are and accept ourselves, we build the necessary foundation for self-love. - bell hooks
Loyalty, trust, we both know those don’t exist toward others in our world. We prize ourselves above all others. To deny that would make you the biggest liar there is." - Marko Delacroix - Alaska Angleini (Lure (Marko Delacroix series))
Stories are one of the most powerful ways in which we communicate ideas among ourselves. They are the stuff that brings us together, the things we celebrate, the things we share with one another. - Robert Stephen Parry
We threw ourselves at that wild river every day and most days it tossed us all harmlessly skyward like well-loved children. After a while that does something to you. - Jo Deurbrouck
All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind. - Adam Smith
If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it. - Arthur Schopenhauer
We may have an education, but we are living on a bride between knowledge and wisdom. We think of ourselves as educated, but we may not always be wise. - Debasish Mridha
I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have yet gone ourselves. - E.M. Forster
Real geniuses would like that what we think of ourselves is true. - Dejan Stojanovic
It's funny, in a human kind of way, how we can convinces ourselves that we're in control at the very moment we are beginning to lose it. - William Moyers
There are days we all live with defensive thoughts in our mind. Without losing these thoughts we can’t totally be ourselves, and enjoy life's freedom of the heart. - Ron Baratono
One of the fascinating things about our lives - and minds - is that tend to spend years wishing and wanting others and the world around to see in us that which we ourselves do not appreciate fully. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Time invested in improving ourselves cuts down on time wasted in disapproving of others.
The craving for equality can express itself either as a desire to pull everyone down to our own level (by belittling them, excluding them, tripping them up) or as a desire to raise ourselves up along with everyone else (by acknowledging them, helping them, and rejoicing in their success). - Friedrich Nietzsche
When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death - ourselves. - Eda J. LeShan
From horses we may learn not only about the horse itself but also about animals in general, indeed about ourselves and about life as a whole. - George Gaylord Simpson
Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.
When we free ourselves from desire, we will know serenity and freedom. - Guatama Buddha
Realization includes everything, the mundane and the transcendental. In true awakening, nothing stands apart and nothing is excluded. If we find ourselves in a state where something is excluded, that state, however amazing it is, is still a dualistic state. - Enza Vita
We, hurt by ourselves, keento be hurters and keento be hurt back deep inside.We, like weapons laidbeside anger asleep. - Rainer Maria Rilke
The world is broken he said, how will you fix it? I don't think anyone can fix it but we can teach ourselves & eachother to focus on the good and the important and maybe little by little this place won't feel so heavy. - Nikki Rowe
There is no time frame on living life, only the frame we place about ourselves to hinder our lives from living to its fullest. - Najeev Raj Nadarajah
Mind in language are inseparable. If we violate our language we violate ourselves. - William Zinsser
By learning to discover and value our ordinariness, we nurture a friendliness toward ourselves and the world that is the essence of a healthy soul. - Thomas Moore
The rule of the universe is that others can do for us what we cannot do for ourselves, and one can paddle every canoe except one's own. - C.S. Lewis
Non nobis solum nati sumus.(Not for ourselves alone are we born.) - Marcus Tullius Cicero
We spend the first half of our lives making ourselves sick, and the second half of our lives trying to make ourselves un-sick. - Kevin W. Reese
If we cant laugh at ourselves, do we have the right to laugh at others? - C.H. Hamel
Things do not grow better; they remain as they are. It is we who grow better, by the changes we make in ourselves. - Swami Vivekananda
The pains we inflict upon ourselves hurt most of all. - Sophocles
As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is up to us.
NEIGHBOR, n. One whom we are commanded to love as ourselves, and who does all he knows how to make us disobedient. - Ambrose Bierce
There’s surprising relief and regeneration in finding ourselves within a moment of genuine grace, however small or temporary it may be. - Darrell Calkins
The book and I secret ourselvesBehind the paneled door.We merge our thoughts in retrospectOf ancient mystic lore.We spend a pleasant quiet hour,Nor know it passed us by...The easy chair, the shaded lamp,A well-loved book and I. - Edna Moore Schultz
I would almost rather we had died that day than to have found ourselves here, lost somewhere between the dreaming and the coming true. - Robert Benson
In some of our life projects we just never sit down to ask ourselves where we need to be going with it and so our 'ship of the project' wanders at the dictates of the waves rather than directed by the motor of our purpose - Gbenga APAMPA
The gospel that has been preached in our churches has not been fair to the African continent. It has left us in a beggarly state, waiting on God for things we could produce by and for ourselves. - Sunday Adelaja
Sometimes we find ourselves wanting to impart the life of the gospel without telling a person that he or she is dead. - Pazaria Smith
Sometimes we learn the most about forgiveness when we realize how desperately we need it ourselves. - Glad Munaiseche
The most destructive thing we can possibly do in life is to make another person doubt his worth and identity as a child of God. The very most productive thing we can do is to help ourselves and others realize that as children of God, our worth is infinite. - Toni Sorenson
Sometimes or most of the time, we need to remind ourselves that we're not a KID anymore. - B.C. Yaras
The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda
We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet, - Stephen Hawking
Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. - Marie Curie
When we forgive others, we give ourselves permission to let go of our own suffering. - John Bruna
Where we have strong emotions, we're liable to fool ourselves. - Carl Sagan
Regardless of the religious tradition, spiritual path, or personal perspective we choose to embrace, the potential exists for it to encourage and uplift every aspect of our being and to affect the types of goals we may choose to set for ourselves. - Laurie Buchanan, PhD
We read deeply for varied reasons, most of them familiar: that we cannot know enough people profoundly enough; that we need to know ourselves better; that we require knowledge, not just of self and others, but of the way things are. - Harold Bloom
We make a home for ourselves, every time we work on something: actors, writers, singers, building these little nests in our gypsy souls, in place of the ones we so seldom seem to make in our own lives. And then suddenly it's over, and we have to start again. - Alan Brennert
Sometimes we could not bear the face of each other's differences because of what we feared it might say about ourselves. - Audre Lorde
Seeing ourselves as others would probably confirm our worst suspicions about them. - Franklin P. Jones
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda
We must be undone in order to do ourselves: we must be part of a larger social fabric of existence in order to create who we are. - Judith Butler
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold. - Archibald MacLeish
If we can cease envisaging ourselves as metaphorical foetuses, and substitute the image of a newborn child, then that will be at least a small intellectual advance. In time, perhaps, we may even learn to toddle. - Salman Rushdie
Forgiving ourselves and learning from our inevitable mistakes transforms failure from a stumbling block into a stepping stone. - L.R. Knost
Each morning in every family, men, women and children, if they have nothing better to do, tell each other their dreams.We are all at the mercy of the dream and we owe it to ourselves to submit its powers to the waking state. - La Révolution Surréaliste No. 1
They want us to cower in fear, to strengthen their stranglehold on us by silencing ourselves. - DaShanne Stokes
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves. - Alexander Pope
People are afraid of change. Change is inevitable to life. Change actually has the mask of pushing us out of comfort zone. Every time we learn, go through life experiences our perception/Emotional chemistry is changing. Embrace change because we are becoming a more polished version of ourselves. - Matthew Donnelly
How we treat others is how we treat ourselves. - Diana Jaber
When we focus on winning the battle for material gains,we end up losing spiritual war.If we had a better self of ethics we would be better prepared to deal with the complicated world in which we find ourselves. - David V. Gaggin
We all need to be mocked from time to time, lest we take ourselves too seriously. - George R.R. Martin
When we are unable to find tranquillity within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Some of us teach ourselves and our children to love the superficial outer; our looks, hair, skin, clothes rather than the greater beauty that resides within whereas it is that inner beauty that really defines you and who you truly are - rassool jibraeel snyman
Before we can change the world, we have to change ourselves. We can do it by focusing, concentrating, meditating, and self-realizing. - Debasish Mridha
I believe that we are all born for greatness yet most of us mire in the mediocrity of life. We become complacent or worse, discouraged and stagnate. We damn ourselves by not progressing. - Toni Sorenson
We are all doomed to seek our own happiness; we can't help ourselves. We are all, the cruel and the gentle alike, condemned to seeking that happiness in the dark. We use our need as the blind use a walking stick, to determine the safety of every forward step. - Jesse Browner
When we do not succeed to be ourselves, we finally realize that is was completely useless to exist... - Hugo Pratt
Think not forever of yourselves, O Chiefs, nor of your own generation. Think of continuing generations of our families, think of our grandchildren and of those yet unborn, whose faces are coming from beneath the ground.
Patience is the path to opportunities. We gain patience through prayer and meditation. Within that vein, we never consider ourselves having failed. - Ellen J. Barrier
When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. - Confucius
We are always immeasurably bigger than the little person we’ve too often doomed ourselves to be. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty. - Albert Einstein
Because we have loved profoundly,Because we have given much, Because we have hoped passionately,Because we have desired intensely, We allow ourselves to be infinitely hurt. - Jess
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. - Edith Lovejoy Pierce
The world does not speak. Only we do. The world can, once we have programmed ourselves with a language, cause us to hold beliefs. But it cannot propose a language for us to speak. Only other human beings can do that. - Richard M. Rorty
We are only now on the threshold of knowing the range of the educatability of man -- the perfectibility of man. We have never addressed ourselves to this problem before.
The Sufis advise us to speak only after our words have managed to pass through three gates. At the first gate we ask ourselves, Are these words true? If so, we let them pass on; if not, back they go. At the second gate we ask, Are they necessary? At the last gate we ask, Are they kind?
Maybe love was meant to save us from ourselves. - Robert M. Drake
If we really want to know, who we are and recognize our identity, we have to find out the identity of the others. By making friends with the others, we are able to make friends with ourselves. At that moment, we can sense how everything falls into place. ( Steps in the unknown" ) - Erik Pevernagie
Without enthusiasm then what we have surrounded ourselves with becomes worthless. - Stephen Richards
We claim to have the light in the Church yet we want to lock ourselves within the four walls of that same Church. - Sunday Adelaja
there can be occasions when we suddenly and involuntarily find ourselves loving r=the natural world with a startling intensity, in a burst of emotion which we may not fully understand, and the only word that seems to me to be appropriate for this feeling is joy - Michael McCarthy
One thing is clear to me: we, as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves. - Barbara Jordan
Age is just reality we create for ourselves. - Ziad K. Abdelnour
Love is a Beautiful Thing that makes us to Adjust ourselves Forcely - Avinash Babu Anand
Start Change Ourselves to Better and Then the World - Jan Jansen
We judge ourselves by what we are capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
But hurry, let's entwine ourselves as one, our mouth broken, our soul bitten by love, so time discovers us safely destroyed. - Federico García Lorca
Our prayers for others flow more easily than those for ourselves. This shows we are made to live by charity. - C.S. Lewis
The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Our thoughts affect our agreement with reality, our story we tell ourselves. IF you want to change your story, start with your thoughts. - Tony Curl
As for what concerns me in particular I have only in my life carried to an extreme what you have not dared to carry halfway, and what's more, you have taken your cowardice for good sense, and have found comfort in deceiving yourselves. - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Ultimately, we all have to decide for ourselves what constitutes failure, but the world is quite eager to give you a set of criteria if you let it. - J. K. Rowling
We cannot expect to grow if we are too afraid or unwilling to change and face challenges. When we exit our everyday, mundane lifestyles to do something different we can experience growth, undiscovered strength, and new abilities within ourselves. - Ashley Ormon
Regardless of whether a relationship brings us joy or sorrow, each relationship gives us the opportunity to grow stronger, nobler, and more compassionate with ourselves and others. - Tamela Rich
Nothing that we despise in other men is inherently absent from ourselves. We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or don't do, and more in light of what they suffer. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Deep within ourselves, we find the inner being, the inner source of love, which is our true nature. Love is the only reality, because only love works. - Swami Dhyan Giten
Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the first suffering, how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers. - Leigh Hunt
Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves for we shall never cease to be amused. - Unknown
Death is the defined destination at the end of our life where we transform and transcend ourselves for eternal life. - Debasish Mridha
We divided ourselves among caste, creed, culture and countries but what is undivided remains most valuable: a mere smile and the love. - Santosh Kalwar
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. - William Shakespeare
The shortest short-term investment is to serve ourselves. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Nothing's ever really changed. What difference does it make whether it's the Corporate state or the Nation state? In our struggle for freedom we still find ourselves fighting the state.
We are all born with wonderful gifts. We use these gifts to express ourselves, to amuse, to strengthen, and to communicate. We begin as children to explore and develop our talents, often unaware that we are unique, that not everyone can do what we're doing! - Lynn Johnston
Could it be that we lost something because had we not lost it, we would have lost ourselves? - Craig D. Lounsbrough
We don't notice things change. We know that things change, we've been told since childhood that things change, we've witnessed things change ourselves many a time, and yet we're still utterly incapable of noticing the moment that change comes--or we search for change in all the wrong places. - Arkady Strugatsky
Success is possible to anyone who sets his heart to it. Whatever we dream of can become reality if we put ourselves to work. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
Desire is inspired by motivation, which gives us hope to believe in ourselves that we can set goals and pursue them successfully. - Ellen J. Barrier
We need to learn ourselves before we can understand what really annoys us! - Auliq Ice
By viewing images we cast onto outer reality as mirror reflections of inner reality, we come to know ourselves. - Sallie Nichols
Jealousy shows weakness and we must be strong to except ourselves for who we truly are. - Sarah van Waterschoot
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves. - Joseph P. Thompson
Our attitudes are the results of who we believe ourselves to be. - Justin Young
Jesus teaches us to bless our enemies (Matthew 5:44) To bless those who curse us (Luke 6:28). To never avenge yourselves (Romans 12:19). When we truly forgive someone, we need to come to the place where we can bless them and desire God’s blessing also on their lives. - Greg Gordon
The reason we all like to think so well of others is that we are all afraid for ourselves. The basis of optimism is sheer terror. - Oscar Wilde
We can’t hate ourselves into a version of ourselves we can love. - Lori Deschene
The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose. - William Cowper
The reason as to why we are attracted to our opposites is because they are our salvation from the burden of being ourselves. - Kamand Kojouri
Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it toward others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will also be in our troubled world. - Etty Hillesum
The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person you want to be. . . . Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.
Forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves to release us from the shackles of our past. The pain of those who wounded us may linger but it needn't overshadow our happiness. - Jaeda DeWalt
We see the world, not as it is, but as we are -- or, as we are conditioned to see it. When we open our mouths to describe what we see, we in effect describe ourselves, our perceptions, our paradigms. - Stephen R. Covey
We each have the innate ability to heal ourselves. To empower ourselves with natural solutions, instead of succumbing to life-altering chemicals. There's a time and place for pharmaceuticals, but it shouldn't be the first answer, nor the only form treatment. - Dana Arcuri
We can choose to humble ourselves by conquering enmity toward our brothers and sisters, esteeming them as ourselves, and lifting them as high as or higher than we are. - Ezra Taft Benson
Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, which we ascribe to heaven. - William Shakespeare
We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired? - Seneca
Perhaps the Creator of this strange place knows us better than we know ourselves. Perhaps humanity was meant to eternally ponder the purpose and importance of our own existence. If we were assured of either, we’d be intolerable creatures. - Tiffany Madison
If words come upon our minds, we should express them in order to free ourselves from high anxiety. - Saaif Alam
True morality consists not in following the beaten track, but in finding the true path for ourselves, and fearlessly following it. - Mahatma Gandhi
We can be redeemed only to the extent to which we see ourselves. - Martin Buber
It's paramount we take ownership of our lives. Sadness is greatly due to our having sacrificed ourselves over to a power outside of ourselves. We need to be proactive in creating positive thoughts and actions that will align ourselves with where we want to be and what we want to feel in life. - Kaiden Blake
It's the words we whisper to ourselves that make us who we are. - Marty Rubin
Not so long ago we were all a tightly knit group of friends. Too bad someone had ripped apart the stitches that held us together, unraveling the cozy blanket of our friendship and leaving just enough strands to hang ourselves with. - E.J. Stevens
When we are sure that we are on the right road there is no need to plan our journey too far ahead. No need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as to the obstacles that may bar our progress. We cannot take more than one step at a time. - Orison Swett Marden
A butterfly does not return to a caterpillar after it is mature. We must learn to grow and evolve into a stronger, wiser and better version of ourselves. Life occurs in stages and taking a step at a time is key to learning and growing. - Kemi Sogunle
If I wrote what I really think, I would be so sad all the time. We create to fill a gap - not just to avoid the idea of dying, it's to fill some particular gap in ourselves. - Joss Whedon
Not until we are faced with a crisis or sadness do we begin to remember that if we only laughed a bit more, loved a lot more, and felt the simplicity of loving ourselves-just a little more…this day would be the greatest day ever! - Lee Pryke
The magic of love is available to us all; we have to learn how to align ourselves so we can connect to its source, doing so will allow magic an opening to manifest in our lives - Micheline Jean Louis
If we need to compete with anyone, we need to compete with ourselves. We need to challenge ourselves to be a better version of ourselves. We need to challenge ourselves to do better every single day. - Akiroq Brost
We also want to leave our own area behind, our domestic world so well regulated day to day; we are drawn by the desire no longer to be at home and therefore no longer to be ourselves. We want to interrupt a life where we merely exist, in order to live more. - Stefan Zweig
Happiness depends upon ourselves. - Aristotle
Love is a desire for that lost half of ourselves. - Milan Kundera
If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love's reach. - Margaret Cho
Genuine feelings cannot be produced, nor can they be eradicated. We can only repress them, delude ourselves, and deceive our bodies. The body sticks to the facts. - Alice Miller
Most of the time, we try to tell ourselves "I'm confident" or "I'm doing well." But then, in a moment alone at home, you feel how close you are to some kind of abyss. - Christian Tetzlaff
We create ourselves endlessly. - Debasish Mridha
Societal peer pressure to conform runs strong, but as more of us continue to think and act for ourselves, rather than be under the influence of group-think, we begin to make more effective choices. - Evita Ochel
This is the responsibility we all owe to ourselves– that the purpose of our existence be to positively affect others with our gift and this does not begin when we feel we have become something. It begins when we decide to pick our gift and align it with it’s purpose. - Chinonye J. Chidolue
If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come. - C.S. Lewis
The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in our stars, but in ourselves if we are underlings.
The hardest calling in our lives is to be truly ourselves. - J.R. Rim
It seems so simple now, but it took me a long time to figure out that happiness is experienced when we finally give ourselves permission to let go of the things that make us sad. - Steve Maraboli
We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination. - Nelson Mandel
When someone is hurt andwe hear ourselves saying"I don't understand, why"PAUSEAt the pause, ask "What am I missing here ?"At the pause, stop judging, stop reacting,get curious and believe their hurt stateAt the pause, tap into their heart and mind.Now see how this pause transforms the conversation. - Wordions
We all tell stories--to ourselves and to each other. Some of learn to tell only the most interesting bits. - Shannon Donnelly
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is a part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.
The insights we receive when going silent, it's our gift to ourselves. Returning and living them, sharing them, that is our gift to the world. - Kamal Ravikant
Much of what we think of as human evolved long after the use of tools. It is probably more correct to think of much of our structure as the result of culture than it is to think of men anatomically like ourselves slowly developing culture. - Sherwood L. Washburn
We could do ourselves a tremendous favor by letting go of the people who poison our spirit. - Steve Maraboli
Our natural state is trustin ourselvesin othersuntil we learn differentlythen we hurt as we try to unlearn ituntil it dawns on our hearts that if we live and act with pure intentwe do not need trust. - Cathrine Lødøen
The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success. It is not intelligent. It is not beautiful. It is not just. It is not virtuous. And it doesn't deliver the goods. - John Maynard Keynes
Being human makes us one. Be uniquely ourselves makes us individual." - Nancy S. Mure, Author of Unidentical Twins - Nancy S. Mure
We are lying to ourselves when we're not contradicting ourselves. - Marty Rubin
If we weren't all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting we couldn't endure it. - Arthur Schopenhauer
There is that gnawing feeling that we are far more than what we believe ourselves to be. Maybe it’s time to believe the gnawing. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
We have to be honest about what we want and take risks rather than lie to ourselves and make excuses to stay in our comfort zone. - Roy Bennett
Fighting makes us feel alive, until it kills us. If it doesn’t kill us, the pain of sitting alone with ourselves, quietly, under constant assault by our own thoughts and memories of war can easily be enough to make us wish we’d died in battle instead. - Agnostic Zetetic
Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune. - C.G. Jung
The hand of God is wonderfully evident at those times when He pens stories whose lines we ourselves are far too fearful to pen or whose imaginations are far too limited to envision. And I would unashamedly suggest that the Christmas story is that very story. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Every time government attempts to handle our affairs, it costs more and the results are worse than if we had handled them ourselves. - Benjamin Constant
Standing alone and observing from an edge "the giant universe" isn't that much scary than leaving yourself with your thoughts and creating insight in yourself!Equally big universe lies within ourselves as well - raja shakeel mushtaque
Why is it so easy to abandon ourselves, and why do we so easily fall into the illusion that this self-abandonment is the only way people will like us? - Ariana Carruth
As Christians, we call ourselves people of faith, but how much practical faith do we really have? - Lisa Bedrick
I don't know about you, but I practice a disorganized religion. I belong to an unholy disorder. We call ourselves "Our Lady of the Perpetual Astonishment - Kurt Vonnegut
When we will learn to be nonjudgmental with ourselves and to others this world will see the peace forever. - Debasish Mridha
While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth? - George Bernard Shaw
If this planet is to be transformed for the better, then we as individuals must first transform ourselves. - Auliq Ice
Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience. - Friedrich Nietzsche
When we look up at the sky, we are trying to find the way back to ourselves - Jostien Gaarder
It is only when we first do what we are SUPPOSED to do, that we set ourselves to be successful at what we WANT to do - Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, Ph.D, MBA
Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored. - Terence McKenna
Those trying moments teach us to desire greatness in ourselves and wider humanity. - Gloria D. Gonsalves
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