Quotation Explorer - 'Themselves'

I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with them--with the books themselves, cover and binding and the paper they were printed on, with their smell and their weight and with their possession in my arms, captured and carried off to myself. - Eudora Welty
I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't. - Marilyn Monroe
The attempt to force human beings to despise themselves is what I call hell. - André Malraux
Death is never swift... No matter how those left behind would like to comfort themselves with the thought. -Before Ever After - Samantha Sotto
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over. - Gloria Naylor
Be still my hand and let the words write themselves upon my heart. Be still my heart and let your pages be filled in silence. - Cristen Rodgers
When you can inspire others to dream, learn, evolve, and become one that they can appreciate and respect themselves; then you have arrived as a leader. - Vishwas Chavan
Some strive to make themselves great. Others help others see and find their own greatness. It's the latter who really enrich the world we live in - Rasheed Ogunlaru
If taxation without consent is not robbery, then any band of robbers have only to declare themselves a government, and all their robberies are legalized. - Lysander Spooner
When You Are Just You,People Will Always Bring Themselves. - Yaganesh Derasari
A need for many candles may arise in every nation’s history to light up the darkness in the country. Most of the time, the youth is the very candles themselves! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Most unintelligent or foolish people do not regard themselves as that; they regard themselves as not-that-intelligent or not-that-wise. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
People stumble over the truth from time to time,but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened. - Winston S. Churchill
All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks, in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Men have such a good opinion of themselves, of their mental superiority and intellectual depth; they believe themselves so skilled in discerning the true from the false, the path of safety from those of error, that they should be forbidden as much as possible the perusal of philosophic writings. - أبو حامد الغزالي
I wonder, with all the flowers in the garden, how many of them ever think of hanging themselves with the garden hose, if ever they can. - Anthony Liccione
Nothing can change for them, because they themselves can't change anymore. - Michael Ende
There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say. - Cyril Connolly
Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how its done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves. - Brendan Behan
Most people keep their dreams to themselves, afraid to follow their hearts. Writers make their dreams a reality with each word, each line that flows from their pen. - C.K. Webb
It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how they are themselves - Carl Young
As individuals, great writers from Villon to Diderot to Voltaire toRousseau to Byron or Shelley have often shown themselves to beirresponsible, selfish, mean or sometimes even cowardly people. Their lives were drab or self destructive or reckless.We read them for their Words, not for their deeds. - Max Vegaritter
Once or twice I saw evidence that rats had been nesting among the books, rearranging them to make snug two and three-level homes for themselves and smearing dung on the covers to form the rude characters of their speech. - Gene Wolfe
RIME, n. Agreeing sounds in the terminals of verse, mostly bad. The verses themselves, as distinguished from prose, mostly dull. Usually (and wickedly) spelled "rhyme." - Ambrose Bierce
The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums. - G. K. Chesterton
Remember you are the voice for those who cannot talk; you are the protector of those who cannot protect themselves. - Debasish Mridha
I create lies for people in order for them to find something true about themselves. I teach people that lies are doors that opens up to truth. Either you accept the lie, or you run away from it, thus, eliminating the meaning behind it, and what is could have accomplished. - Lionel Suggs
While those who continuously get themselves the supply of growth, smile through life. - Sunday Adelaja
There are authors who write to communicate, there are authors who write to impress themselves. - Mark S. Hertzog
Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives and few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time. - Voltaire
Education inspires the educated to think for themselves. Schooled programs the schooled to work for others. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
When I am not paying attention to my children, they appear to desperately need it. When I am giving them my full attention, they seem just as happy to play by themselves. It is as though they need to be certain of my attention in order to play their own games and ignore me. - Sarah Ruhl
Comedians are people who embarrass themselves in style. - A.D. Posey
To see through the illusion of duality, remember that fear and darkness have no substance in themselves, for they do not indicate the presence of a second universal force, but are only names given to the one Light unperceived. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
No wonder of it: sheer plod makes plough down sillionShine, and blue-bleak embers, ah my dear, Fall, gall themselves, and gash gold-vermilion. - Gerard Manley Hopkins
I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but as nouns. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Young Arab men are not going to walk away from extremism because they can suddenly afford a Slurpee. They will walk away when they can devote themselves to a some call to serve a cause that connects nationalism to dignity and democracy and transcends a lifetime. - David Brooks
Everything changes as you move through three stages of awareness:first, that beliefs are the result of conditions;second, that beliefs are the cause of conditions;and third, that beliefs are themselves conditions. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
A radiant glow enveloped Alaura. Soft eruptions of various shades of effervescent green danced in the air and frolicked in the locks of her dark blonde hair. Whispers of yellows and blues revealed themselves near the skin, kissing the air with each leap. - Diane Lynn McGyver
To increase the chances of a writer trying to kill themselves, cut off their hands. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The world is a better place to live in because it contains human beings who will give up ease and security and stake their own lives in order to do what they themselves think worth doing. - Walter Lippmann
When they try to judge you,remember, they themselves are judged.When they try to condemn you,remember, they themselves are condemned.When they try to break you,remember, they themselves are broken.When they try to hurt you,remember, they themselves are hurting. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Women should not feel obliged towards any men for eternity. They earned this privilege by gathering berries, digging roots, picking wild rice, and chewing the skin to make it soft for 999 thousand years, while the men were having fun in the open chasing deer and fighting among themselves. - Vinko Vrbanic
But he was one of those weak creatures, void of pride, timorous, anemic, hateful souls, full of shifty cunning, who face neither God nor man, who face not even themselves. - H.G. Wells
Think of how many religions attempt to validate themselves with prophecy. Think of how many people rely on these prophecies, however vague, however unfulfilled, to support or prop up their beliefs. Yet has there ever been a religion with the prophetic accuracy and reliability of science? - Carl Sagan
It’s not in the book or in the writer that readers discern the truth of what they read; they see it in themselves, if the light of truth has penetrated their minds. - Augustine of Hippo
This is the postmodern desert inhabited by people who are, in effect, consuming themselves in the form of images and abstractions through which their desires, sense of identity, and memories are replicated and then sold back to them as products - Larry McCaffrey
Healthy people have healthy boundaries. Unhealthy people, well, let’s not get into that. It’s like this: some people have walls which means they let no one in. This equals unhealthy. Some people let everyone in and let themselves be stepped all over. This equals unhealthy. - Benjamin Alire Sáenz
A writer doesn't dream of riches and fame, though those things are nice. A true writer longs to leave behind a piece of themselves, something that withstands the test of time and is passed down for generations. - C.K. Webb
they thought they were heroes when they were only cinders in the eye of humanity too many creatures both insects and humans estimate their own value by the amount of irritation they are able to cause greater personalities than themselves - Don Marquis
Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. - John Maynard Keynes
If your success is not amazing to your critics, it disturbs, infuriates, and frustrates them, and if they're not careful; may go hang themselves and go to hell. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Women who focus on style over substance usually find themselves in a big fucking hole, with other men who want to fuck the hole. Oh so smooth, and none sophistacted. Because, you know, how sophisticated can hole-fucking really be - Emilie Autumn
Jazz is the refuge of the untalented. When you go to a jazz club, you may notice that no one is enjoying themselves half as much as the people on stage. Jazz is like the theatre, it's what you do when you can't get a real gig.
If you look after the pennies, the dollars will look after themselves. - J. Paul Getty
Managers receiving hundreds of thousands a year—and setting their compensation for themselves—are not being paid wages, they are appropriating surplus value in the guise of wages. - Michael Harrington
Rich people is people who only cares for themselves, and their money but, poor people doesn't care how much money they have because they have a big heart - Emanuelle Rivet
I try to make the music give people a chance to become engrossed with what they hear enough to possibly experience things they've probably experienced on their own but don't normally let themselves go so as to feel them fully. - Oliver
All know that they must die; but many are deceived by picturing to themselves death at such a distance as if it could never come near them. - Alfonso Maria de Liguori
Those who find themselves in the "You are going to miss my loving" section Without LOVE are the ones who abused their relationship by not appreciating the person who was giving them the love they no longer have. - Ellen J. Barrier
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves. - Thomas Jefferson
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
It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass. - Eudora Welty
Ultimately evil is done not so much by evil people, but by good people who do not know themselves and who do not probe deeply. - Reinhold Niebuhr
Of all knowledge, the wise and good seek mostly to know themselves. - William Shakespeare
Only those who constantly retool themselves stand a chance of staying employed in the years ahead. - Tom Peters
A society with lynch culture needs a big zoo, not for the animals definitely, but for the very people themselves! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Rather than a situation where people are naturally finding themselves reading the same thing and then talking about it, some readers are responding to celebrity in the hope that what they read will enable them to join an international conversation. - Tim Parks
The Second Amendment is timeless for our Founders grasped that self-defense is three-fold: every free individual must protect themselves against the evil will of the man, the mob and the state. - Tiffany Madison
Journalists cover words and delude themselves into thinking they have committed journalism.
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
What can I wish to the youth of my country who devote themselves to science? ...Thirdly, passion. Remember that science demands from a man all his life. If you had two lives that would not be enough for you. Be passionate in your work and in your searching. - Ivan Pavlov
When people say they try to find themselves, their inner self, to understand the meaning of life I smile and I say, instead why don't you create yourself and give a new meaning to your life - Anubhav Mishra
Words are what sticks to the real. We use them to push the real, to drag the real into the poem. They are what we hold on with, nothing else. They are as valuable in themselves as rope with nothing to be tied to. - Jack Spicer
I have long been of the opinion that if work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves. - Bruce Grocott
Believe in people, they fly for a day. Teach them to believe in themselves, they soar for a lifetime. - A.D. Posey
People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy.-- Circular Letter to My Friends in Italy - Mikhail Bakunin
Petty minds foster petty hearts, and have the funny habit of shooting themselves in the foot. - Adriano Bulla
[Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner belonged to] that small army of brave people who made it their duty, without thought of themselves or hope or expectation of reward, to strive for unpopular causes.[ on the death of noted freethinker and peace advocate Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner] - Chapman Cohen
Dreams disdain fine lines and finishing touches on landscapes they content themselves with thick but representative brushstrokes. - Machado de Assis
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
People wrap themselves in their beliefs. And they do it in such a way that you can't set them free. Not even the truth will set them free. - Michael Specter
Copywriters, journalists, mainstream authors, ghostwriters, bloggers and advertising creatives have as much right to think of themselves as good writers as academics, poets, or literary novelists. - Sara Sheridan
In this world, it is too common for people to search for someone to lose themselves in. But I am already lost. I will look for someone to find myself in. - C. JoyBell C.
I won’t ever tell someone to never hold on for what might be gone; because if they don’t see it for themselves, my words will be just words. - Rayvon L. Browne
The people who are regarded as moral luminaries are those who forego ordinary pleasures themselves and find compensation in interfering with the pleasures of others. - Bertrand Russell
I'm a word man. See, there's this theory about the nature of tragedy, that Aristotle didn't mean catharsis for the audience but a purgation of emotions for the actors themselves. The audience is just a witness to the event taking place on stage. - Jim Morrison
People who concern themselves with the rights of other adults who engage in consensual acts involving sex, love, and/or eating croissants together are damaged and in pain. - Rob Delaney
We teach them proper principles and let them govern themselves.
Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves. - Gene Fowler
Acting is a form of deception, and actors can mesmerize themselves almost as easily as an audience. - Leo Rosten
Jace said that the cast of Gilligan's Island could do something anatomically unlikely with themselves. - Cassandra Clare
Poets, with no sponsors, no agenda, are the truest form of freedom today, bleeding out every drop of themselves for the world to either hate or devour. - Jason E. Hodges
How many geniuses die undiscovered, not only by others but, more sadly, by themselves? - Joyce Wycoff
There's a whole category of people who miss out by not allowing themselves to be weird enough. - Alain de Botton
I rest in ease, knowing there are others out there, whispering themselves to sleep, just like me. - Charlotte Eriksson
Originality, not Intelligence, is the sign of a brilliant Author. All the Education in the world won't help someone who can't think for themselves. - A.M. Sawyer
Clever people enjoy saving gold and declares themselves as wealthy or very rich, but a wise person gives away and keep well away from it and declares themselves far richer than those people who saves it. - Darren Paul Thorn
When people talk to themselves they should listen more. That's how writers are born. - Marty Rubin
be kind, even when others are not, It empowers them to become a better version of themselves. - Nikki Rowe
Simply to render oneself able to understand what other Christian thinkers have themselves come to understand and to more or less felicitously communicate requires that one's mind not be a blank slate but already properly formed, disciplined, and exercised. - Gregory B. Sadler
The unknown characters of writing seem to be endowed with an evil of life of their own as though sentient, and fain would wrest themselves forth from the parchment and wreak mischief on whomsoever gazes upon them. - E. Hoffmann Price
When people kill themselves, they think they're ending the pain, but all they're doing is passing it on to those they leave behind. - Jeannette Walls
They who employ force by proxy are as much responsible for that force as though they employed it themselves. - Herbert Spencer
The lieutenant-colonel realized for the first time what most people never realize about themselves--that he was not only a victim of outrageous fortune, but one of outrageous fortune's cruelest agents as well. - Kurt Vonnegut
I think there are writers who take a quieter approach to their work one that is just about respectfully showing up for your vocation day after day, steadily doing your best, and letting go of the results. Not going to war against anyone else, or against their talents, or against themselves. - Elizabeth Gilbert
Democracy is a system were ignorants choose a government, comunism is a system where ignorants govern themselves. - Daniel Delgado F
Too many are sorry where they should be assertive, and nearly moved to aggressive radical action, where they should be apologizing to themselves first, and then the world at large. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
They criticize me for harping on the obvious; if all the folks in the United States would do the few simple things they know they ought to do, most of our big problems would take care of themselves. - Calvin Coolidge
People get so caught in how they don’t like one part of themselves; nose, thighs, tummy, whatever.Things like flour and baking powder go into cakes and those things are gross alone, but the cake is pretty damn delicious. - Todd El Holley
Martial (the main character of LOCUS SOLUS) has a very interesting conception of literary beauty: the work must contain nothing real, no observations about the world or the mind, nothing but completely imaginary constructions. These are in themselves ideas from an extrahuman world. - Pierre Janet
I think the mystery of art lies in this, that artists’ relationship is essentially with their work not with power, not with profit, not with themselves, not even with their audience. - Ursula K. Le Guin
Men are the only animals that devote themselves, day in and day out, to making one another unhappy. It is an art like any other. Its virtuosi are called altruists. - H. L. Mencken
I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts. - Mark Twain
How prudently most men creep into nameless graves, while now and then one or two forget themselves into immortality. - Wendell Phillips
Those who hurt others will also hurt themselves. - Natsuki Takaya
Great leaders get people to admit the truth because they know that dreams are buried under the lies they tell themselves, in order to feel okay with giving up. - Shannon L. Alder
Be kind to humanity, she is very lonely, everyone is busy with themselves. - Debasish Mridha
When someone tries to make life miserable for you, remember, they are fighting a losing battle with themselves. - Amitav Chowdhury
Most of the time, we don’t do therapy with children. We do therapy through children with adults who prefer not to examine themselves. - Taiki Matsuura
For impact, tell your true story -challenges, victory, all. Build hope by helping others find themselves by your story. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
The worst thing you can do for those you love is the things they could and should do themselves. - Abraham Lincoln
With making changes, the difficult part of trying to implement a new way, idea or thought, is getting people to believe the effect of your notion, and have them believe in themselves of adapting to something new. - Anthony Liccione
In these THREE years, I realized THREE thingstime is some how related to distance.distance changes everything and time teaches everything. people trust THIRD person more than themselves. - Satish Sambhoje
Our thoughts of literary renaissance should always center themselves on the removal of superstition, meanness, indignity and ignorance. - Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
Stuffed deer heads on walls are bad enough, but it’s worse when you see them wearing dark glasses, having streamers around their necks and a hat on their antlers. Because then you know they were enjoying themselves at a party when they were shot. - Ellen DeGeneres
People who produce good results feel good about themselves. - Kenneth H. Blanchard
I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidently themselves, who bring light into the world. - Meryl Streep
When you learn to love yourself, you teach those around to love themselves. And that will be what changes our world. - Eileen Anglin
There are many going afar to marvel at the heights of mountains, the mighty waves of the sea, the long courses of great rivers, the vastness of the ocean, the movements of the stars, yet they leave themselves unnoticed! - Augustine of Hippo
People tend to focus on the things that they don't like about themselves. While that's important for change, it's equally important to focus on what they love about themselves. For every one thing you dislike about yourself, think of five things you like about yourself. It's a balancing act. - Tom Giaquinto
Our universe grants every soul a twin-a reflection of themselves -the kindred spirit - And no matter where they are or how far away they are from each other- even if they are in different dimensions, they will always find one another. This is destiny; this is love. - Julie Dillon
The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don't know how to be submissive, and so on -- because they're dysfunctional to the institutions. - Noam Chomsky
The very existence of flamethrowers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, "You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done." - George Carlin
Making God a man is the consolation prize that our forefathers gave themselves for not being the ones who were each blessed with a vagina. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I sometimes think it is because they are so bad at expressing themselves verbally that writers take to pen and paper in the first place - Gore Vidal
Against stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain. (Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens) - Friedrich von Schiller
I pray moms will use ... [my] book[s] as a reference to arm themselves with God's grace and His Word to break away from the enemy's bondage and begin to experience peace and freedom in their homeschool journeys right away. - Tamara L. Chilver
The tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible. - Anderson Cooper
Nothing will ruin the country if the people themselves will undertake its safety; and nothing can save it if they leave that safety in any hands but their own. - Daniel Webster
You don't need fancy highbrow traditions or money to really learn. You just need people with the desire to better themselves. - Adam Cooper and Bill Collage
Many pride themselves, staking claim to the noble virtue that is loyalty. However, many resolve to give their allegiance to nothing. How can one demand loyalty, if one stands by nothing, nor commits to the realization of an ideal? - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Do you think that the things people make fools of themselves about are any less real and true than the things they behave sensibly about? They are more true: they are the only things that are true. - George Bernard Shaw
... From want of foresight men make changes which relishing well at first do not betray their hidden venom, as I have already observed respecting hectic fever. Nevertheless, the ruler is not truly wise who cannot discern evils before they develop themselves, and this is a faculty given to few. - Niccolò Machiavelli
Education occurs when students set out to educate themselves… the student will only learn, can only learn, what he chooses to learn…(An) advantage of not pushing is an innate sense (his) education is (his) responsibility and reward. - Oliver DeMille
A hero stands up to the villain in themselves. - Ricky Maye
All sin is ultimately irrational. Though people persuade themselves that they have good reasons for sinning, when examined in the cold light of truth on the last day, it will be seen in every case that sin ultimately just does not make sense." Wayne g - Wayne A. Grudem
Don't argue about the difficulties. The difficulties will argue for themselves. - Winston Churchill
A bitter awareness that everything is a sensation of mine and at the same time something external, something not in my power to change. Ah, how often my own dreams have raised up before me as things, not to replace reality but to declare themselves its equal - Pessoa
It's hard loving those who don't much like themselves: "If you're so great, why would you think I'm so great. - Alain de Botton
The shortest and surest way to live with honour in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find, that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of them. - Socrates
Stuffed deer heads on walls are bad enough, but it's worse when they are wearing dark glasses and have streamers in their antlers because then you know they were enjoying themselves at a party when they were shot. - Ellen DeGeneres
I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me so much of themselves, helped me find so much of me, and always been there to support when I needed it most. #BandOfBrothers. - Ted Rubin
Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it as it is to its victims - the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates. The truth is that nobody really possesses a great kind of power for long. Those who have it on loan from Fate count on it too much and are themselves destroyed. - Paul Hoffman
The greatest thing about our times is that you don't need permission to express yourself the way you wish. Sometimes people tell themselves they can't do it, because they're missing this or that, but historically, specialization is a recent convention. Most of us are born natural polymaths. - Nuno Roque
At best, people are open to scrutinizing themselves and considering their blind spots; at worst, they become defensive and angry. - Sheryl Sandberg
My hunger for writing will die when I have bled for the humans that never found the strength to find the words themselves - Christopher Poindexter
As the voices fall silent, the individuals who make up the amorphous and always changing community must decide for themselves, as they always have. I can’t write a coda because I can’t speak for others. I can only and ever speak for myself. - G.R. Reader
Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves. - Brendan Behan
What is the American fetish about highways?They want to get somewhere, LaBas offers.Because something is after them, Black Herman adds.But what is after them?They are after themselves. They call it destiny. Progress. - Ishmael Reed
Only those who look with the eyes of children can lose themselves in the object of their wonder. - Eberhard Arnold
Many talk about flowing against the wind, but its only fools, who goes against the wind. The wise one’s, simply adjust themselves with the flow of the wind. - Roshan Sharma
The next time someone gets on your nerves, remember your two choices: 1) share the problem; or 2) let them keep the problem to themselves. - David P. Ingerson
I simply cannot understand the passion that some people have for making themselves thoroughly uncomfortable and then boasting about it afterwards. - Patricia Moyes
I was ecstatic when they re-named "French fries" as "freedom fries." Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots. - Johnny Depp
The feminist movement taught women to see themselves as victims of an oppressive patriarchy....Self-imposed victimhood is not a recipe for happiness. - Phyllis Schlafly
Don't make people control your life, People only care about themselves. Live your life with happy and ignore Sick people. - Al-Hanouf Halawi
Do not offer help to those who do not want to help themselves. - Bader Almahdi
There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they are going to say themselves. - Albert Guinon
To test a man's character, give him power. Once people have power they will always reveal themselves. - Zelda la Grange
Before hurting anyone, especially those who cannot protect themselves, feel their pain with your heart. Take care of them as your little child. - Debasish Mridha
Always remember: When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves. - Ziad K. Abdelnour
People form close friendships by knowing private things about each other, and the reason most people don't make close friends is because they're too embarrassed to share anything really important about themselves. - Eliezer Yudkowsky
People who develop the habit of thinking of themselves as world citizens are fulfilling the first requirement of sanity in our time. - Norman Cousins
Many surround themselves with luminaries, but in so doing they dull their own sparkle. If you want to shine bright, look to the heavens and see how the brightest star always stands apart from those lesser shining stars. - Stephen Richards
Men go abroad to wonder the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.
Nobody cleared a path for themselves by giving up. - Alacia Bessette
In pursuit of happiness, smart people often end up dumbing down themselves. - Erol Ozan
Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything. - Robert A. Heinlein
When a person can't find a deep sense of meaning, they distract themselves with pleasure. - Viktor E. Frankl
During their lifetimes, every man and woman will stumble across a great opportunity. Sadly, most of them will simply pick themselves up, dust themselves down and carry on as if nothing ever happened. - Winston S. Churchill
People LOVE change (when it's about changing others). People HATE change (when it's about changing themselves). - Richie Norton
If the Internal enemy of hatred is not tamed, when one tries to tame external enemies, they increase. Therefore, it is a practice of the wise to tame themselves by means of the forces of love and compassion. - Bodhisattva Tokmay Sangpo
The elements of life do not segregate themselves, unless they are human. - Zephyr A. McIntyre
I always wanted to be a writer, and I always wrote something stories, poetry, articles, newsletters, letters. Most writers can't help themselves! It's a compulsion. - Marina Oliver
If words allow themselves to be handled, it is with the help of infinite carefulness. One has to welcome them, listen to the, before asking any service of them. Words are living things closely involved with human life. - Paul Nougé
Extroverts communicate well with others, Introverts communicate well with themselves - Pablo
The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves - Joseph Campbell
It's a symbiotic process, writing. What I am makes the books—not part of me, all of me—and then the books themselves inform the sense of what I am. So the more I can be, the better the books will be. - Jeanette Winterson
Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt... Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves. - Robert Anton Wilson
Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them. You mayn't get the things themselves; but nothing can prevent you from having the fun of looking forward to them. - L. M. Montgomery
Mormons invented themselves just as other religious and ethnic groups invented themselves. But Mormons did so in such a singularly impressive way that we will probably always remain baffled as to how exactly it happened. - Laurence Moore
You discover or re-discover yourself only through travel, and unplanned travel is the most exhilarating experience. I truly believe that not all those who wander are lost. But for the ones who are lost, wandering is the only way to find themselves. - Vishwas Mudagal
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. - Bertrand Russell
People and institutions that refuse to admit error eventually discredit themselves. - Jeffrey Tucker
Those who believe that where great personages are concerned new favors cause old injuries to be forgotten deceive themselves. - Niccolò Machiavelli
In Kilanga, people knew nothing of things they might have had - a Frigidaire? a washer-dryer combination? Really, they'd sooner imagine a tree that could pull up its feet and go bake bread. It didn't occur to them to feel sorry for themselves. - Barbara Kingsolver
Non-violence does not signify that man must not fight against the enemy, and by enemy is meant the evil which men do, not the human beings themselves. - Mahatma Gandhi
You gotta dream? You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it, period. - Steven Conrad
People with too high an opinion of themselves get cut down; people with too low an opinion of themselves get pushed around.... - Lolly Daskal
I am Happy. I love colorful and cute stuffs. Whole my life is all about being happy and to stay positive in my beliefs. I love to inspire people and let them know more about themselves. - Diana Rose Morcilla
Everyone whirled around her, entranced by the stories in which they recognized themselves, but in the stories they were also more than themselves and it always felt at the end fulfilled, not meaningless and empty like life can sometimes feel. - Francesca Lia Block
Secrets and lies… Everyone in the world deals with these every day of their lives. To protect themselves. To protect someone else. It is all in the way that you look at the situation. - Lacey Thorn
The pens sharpen Islamophobia! No such thing. Primitive Middle Eastern religions (and most others) are much the same Islam, Christianity and Judaism all define themselves through disgust for women's bodies. - Polly Toynbee
I was never weighed down by beauty in my lifetime. However, I was beaten down by the sad fears of my gender- women who didn't allow you to feel pretty or rejoice in who you are, unless it fell beneath how they thought about themselves. - Shannon L. Alder
I believe that we are living in an unprecedented time of change. The real danger for society is that people resist, ignore or run away from massive changes in their lives and consequently do themselves long-term damage. - Adele Theron
being different can work for the individual who are comfortable with themselves, and most importantly work hard to achieve greatness. - Ellen J. Barrier
The human mind is a brilliant thing. Each person is capable of so much more than they give themselves credit for. I am only one mind amongst billions, though I still wish for my voice to be heard. - Danielle Taylor
Music is the space between the notes as much as the notes themselves; it's defined as much by silence as by sound. - James McKean
There will always be a part, and always a very large part of every community, that have no care but for themselves, and whose care for themselves reaches little further than impatience of immediate pain, and eagerness for the nearest good. - Samuel Johnson
If you can see it, you can achieve it. God helps those who helps themselves. Power is in the act of humility. - Patricia Amis
Wild woman are an unexplainable spark of life. They ooze freedom and seek awareness, they belong to nobody but themselves yet give a piece of who they are to everyone they meet. If you have met one, hold on to her, she'll allow you into her chaos but she'll also show you her magic. - Nikki Rowe
I don't need to be tame, because dragons choose their partner by themselves. - Olivia Sinaga
Everybody hates lies even the liars themselves - Irfan Ullah Hosain
What kids are doing are killing themselvesThey feel they have no control of their prisoner's cellAnd if you're one of them then you're one of meAnd you would do almost anything just to feel free...- From the song Fake You Out - Twenty one pilots
However, the real beauty is not in the words themselves, but in the listener that has the power to understand them. - Luis Marques
Until you experience real loneliness, you shall never know what real loneliness is. So many people feel miserable and lonely just because they ignore their inner man, create a gap between themselves and their inner man, and neglect their true self! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Our Heavenly Father did not form us and place us on this planet so that we would manage on our own. Neither does the popular saying, God helps those who help themselves, hold any water. The Truth is we all need help. Those who look strong and contained on the outside may not be so on the inside. - Eve Juurik
In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. - Eric Hoffer
(about cats) They also resist our calls to come, to move, to obey, to present themselves, to do all the things that dogs do so easily. This drives some people crazy. Cats do not even care what drives us crazy! - Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
So it is with minds. Unless you keep them busy with some definite subject that will bridle and control them, they throw themselves in disorder hither and yon in the vague field of imagination... And there is no mad or idle fancy that they do not bring forth in the agitation. - Michel de Montaigne
There is a thin line between confidence, and arrogance. Sadly those people who have no confidence often confuse the two when confronted with a person who possesses belief in themselves. - Sai Marie Johnson
... [They] took it upon themselves to start the laborious process of cranking up life again, after death has stopped us all in its tracks. - Diane Setterfield
the government bailed out the corporate sector. while the people thay supported the government financally, were ignored and left to fend for themselves. is this what you call democracy? - Jeffrey Fischer
Thus have the gods spun the thread for wretched mortals: that they live in grief while they themselves are without cares; for two jars stand on the floor of Zeus of the gifts which he gives, one of evils and another of blessings. - Homer
Every good product I've ever seen is because a group of people cared deeply about making something wonderful that they and their friends wanted. They wanted to use it themselves. - Steve Jobs
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. - Abraham Lincoln
I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. - Thomas Jefferson
Bad people need a law to prove themselves but A good people don't need a law to prove themselves - Prerna Banswal
The problem we have in the world is that most people don’t take the time to develop themselves, even though they’ll readily spend that time on many useless and irrelevant things. - King Samuel Benson
Everyone wants everyone to be perfect for them, but they don't want themselves to be perfect for others... - Anonymous
Let the readers do some of the work themselves - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Men are so stupid and concerned with their present needs, they will always let themselves be deceived.
I don't believe fine young ladies enjoy themselves a bit more than we do, in spite of our burned hair, old gowns, one glove apiece, and tight slippers that sprain our ankles when we are silly enough to wear them. - Louisa May Alcott
[A]though people get paid to do their jobs, you cannot pay someone to do their job passionately and wholeheartedly. Those qualities are not for sale; they are themselves gifts that can only be given freely, and are in many, many fields. - Rebecca Solnit
Do the roots reveal everything to the branches, or do they keep what is painful to themselves? - Sinan Antoon
Now and then women should do for themselves what men have already done—occasionally what men have not done—thereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action. - Amelia Earhart
Heaven endures and the earth last a long time because they do not live for themselves.
Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who's in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It's like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven't seen in a long time. - Haruki Murakami
People are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves. It is what I call the depth of generosity. - Oscar Wilde
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. - Bertrand Russell
Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me. - Zora Neale Hurston
The essence of oppression is that one is defined from the outside by those who define themselves as superior by criteria of their own choice. - Andrea Dworkin
Beauty is a matter of perspective.Darling keep in mind that those standards that you’re trying so hard to meet were made by imperfect beings themselves. Love yourself more. - dandelionlady96
I would not think that philosophy and reason themselves will be man's guide in the foreseeable future; however, they will remain the most beautiful sanctuary they have always been for the select few. - Albert Einstein
Men rarely (if ever) manage to dream up a god superior to themselves. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child.
Who are you, Hockenberry, to thwart Fate and defy the Will of the Gods?I am me, Thomas Hockenberry. I am fed up with these power-addled thugs who call themselves gods. - Dan Simmons
People who have character follow through. They don't lie to themselves or anyone else. They don't start something, ten give up because it's "hard." People of character set a goal and stick to it. - Nancy S. Mure
The saxophone is the cocaine of the woodwind family, the sax teacher continues. Saxophonists are admired because they are dangerous, because they have explored a darker, more sinister side of themselves. - Eleanor Catton
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves. - Dale Carnegie
Children are very nice observers, and they will often perceive our slightest defects. It general those who govern children forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves. - François Fénelon
Leadership is the ability to help people and organizations surpass themselves. - Mark Sanborn
I have seen people starting the fire with water, turning every breeze into a storm, create chaos out of peace. Few people are meant to destroy everything and themselves no matter what, and if you hold on to them long they will take you into their abyss and tear you into pieces. - Akshay Vasu
Believers if opt to practice Favoritism will fail miserably to build a relationship of Mutual Trust & True Respect for themselves. - Santosh Thankachan
The key to happiness? Find someone who would rather you be happy than themselves and then you treat them the same way. That way, no matter what, you are both trying to insure the OTHER person's happiness and in turn, yours is undeniable. - Sharon Swan
It is senseless to request to the most people to be true to their respective themselves. - Anuj Somany
There are no souls in the world that are so fearful to judge others as those that do most judge themselves, nor so careful to make a righteous judgment of men or things as those that are most careful to judge themselves. - Thomas Brooks
... millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. - Susan Ertz
Nights without beginning that had no end. Talking about a past as if it'd really happened. Telling themselves that this time next year, this time next year, things were going to be different. - Raymond Carver
too many left-wing student groups treat no one as badly as students of color or women who consider themselves to be classical liberals, libertarians, or conservatives, or who merely disagree with the actions of progressive protesters on campus. They’re seen as special kinds of traitors. - Conor Friedersdorf
Nobody knows much about women, not even Freud, not even women themselves. But it's like electricity: you don't need to know how it works to get a shock on the fingers. - Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The good befriend themselves. - Sophocles
If you do not have the strength to forgive,then compel themselves and continue in that, do not write bad words.For all that you write, is your own burden, you're gonna wear.So just write nice! - Sanel Alić
People at war with themselves will always cause collateral damage in the lives of those around them. - John Mark Green
Vegans are always wrong, but damn pleased with themselves - Rasmussen
The most important gifts we can give our children are confidence in their ability to remake themselves again and again and the tools with which to do that job - Anders Ericsson
The least I can do is speak out for the hundreds of chimpanzees who, right now, sit hunched, miserable and without hope, staring out with dead eyes from their metal prisons. They cannot speak for themselves. - Jane Goodall
Although the most acute judges of the witches, & even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was nonexistent. It is thus with all guilt. - Friedrich Nietzsche
...and I wondered, not for the first time, if some of life's tragedy arose when people put themselves in situations they were not by nature suited for. - Charlotte Rogan
Everybody finds themselves sometimes deficient in what they need, and put to inconvenience ... the richest people may easily be without something they want, and that is practically to suffer poverty. Accept such occurrences cheerfully, rejoice in them, bear them willingly. - Francis de Sales
Time will come and some people will be proud of themselves that they have never believed in any religion! This honour will be belonging to the clever people of the society only! For the others, merely the deep shame will remain! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than of means, that men fail to succeed. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld
It is the loose ends with which men hang themselves. - Zelda Fitzgerald
PTSD in its rawest form is a death sentence which causes many veterans and others to execute themselves in hope to be free. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Children don't understand, when things aren't given. The single parent struggling to provide; how they sacrifice themselves, by sweeping their dreams and goals under the table, just to bring bread and beans on the table. - Anthony Liccione
His thoughts were hemmed in. One can only draw curved lines on the terrestrial sphere which, as they extend, forever meet with themselves. At such intersections we always encounter what we have already seen. - Raymond Queneau
Let us watch well our beginnings, and results will manage themselves.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession. - George Washington
Opportunities present themselves only to the patient, man and beast, and only they take advantage of those opportunities. - Jiang Rong
I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves.
Fortunately for themselves and the world, nearly all men are cowards and dare not act on what they believe. Nearly all our disasters come of a few fools having the courage of their convictions. - Coventry Patmore
It is up to the individual to 'choose' their repertoire of the self. If they do not have access to the range of narratives and discourses for the production of the ethical self they may be held responsible for choosing badly, an irresponsible production of themselves - Bev Skeggs
The opposite of self-assertiveness is self-abnegation--abandoning or submerging your personal values, judgment, and interests. Some people tell themselves this is a virtue. It is a "virtue" that corrodes self-esteem. - Nathaniel Branden
Your true abilities will reveal themselves when you are in a time of trouble. - Debasish Mridha
Some of the world's biggest challenges can be solved by some of the world's most marginalized communities themselves. The moment you inject information, education, and an entrepreneurial spark in a community, it gets empowered enough to inspire, build, and uplift itself. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
In every friendship hearts grow and entwine themselves together, so that the two hearts seem to make only one heart with only a common thought. That is why separation is so painful; it is not so much two hearts separating, but one being torn asunder. - Fulton J. Sheen
Animal fight to defend their bodies. Humans curse to defend their imagination of themselves. - Devdutt Pattanaik
The sad truth about bigotry is that most bigots either don't realize that they are bigots, or they convince themselves that their bigotry is perfectly justified. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. - J.M. Barrie
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened. - Winston S. Churchill
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves. - Albert Einstein
I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me, 'I love you.' ... There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt. - Maya Angelou
Sometimes life holds more than people allow themselves to see. Such individuals may continue to live as though they are blind for eternities before realizing they were merely clamping their eyes shut. - Emily Herr
We want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class of necessity in every society, to forgo the privilege of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks. - Woodrow Wilson
Only a demon would prevent a person from saving lives or fulfilling their life mission. There is no reasoning with the devil. Stand with pride because your heart is filled with the goodness of helping others, while theirs is filled with helping themselves. - Shannon L. Alder
But may the truth be told. May the true self may be found. May the truth rule the world more than ever. How easy life will be if everyone is just true to themselves, true to their words, true to their actions and true to life? - Diana Rose Morcilla
Inspiring leadership communication is not about great oratory or great charisma; rather it is about getting others to believe in themselves and believe in your cause, and then achieve more than they thought was possible. - Kevin Murray
Everyone has their opinion and everyone loves it. Nobody wants to accepts others opinion. So to make them happy be diplomatic and speak unclearly, let them interpret your thoughts by themselves, let them think what they want to think - Jagdish Poudel
Christians sometimes make themselves into elephants afraid of mice. You have the Creator of the universe on your side; not to mention, you've been given eternal life. 'Whom or what shall you fear?' To be afraid of anything other than God himself is like an insult to God. - Criss Jami
No one is exempt and everyone's pain has a different smell. At night, when all the colours die,they hide in pairsand read about themselves—in colour, with their eyelids shut. - Craig Raine
It's a difficult truth to face that some people choose to define themselves by the pain they feel or the wrongs they've suffered. They're not going through hard times so much as making all times hard. - Dani Harper
People are perfectly capable of ruining their own lives by very themselves without taking any wrong guidance from outside! - Mehmet Murat ildan
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. - Plato
She is a rare soul, she has this infectious energy that makes you want to run next to her, she belonged to no one but herself & to anyone that was yet understand themselves, found the missing pieces in her presence. - Nikki Rowe
are souls who have chosen to be born now on this planet to awaken themselves and humanity to Unconditional Love and Awareness of the Oneness. - Human Angels
Some even peek through their computer screens to see themselves on FB as others see them, in order to be sure of who they really are. In effect, they have become self-voyeurs! - Nicos Hadjicostis
Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but ... life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves. - Gabriel García Márquez
Only the shallow know themselves. - Oscar Wilde
Women who buy perfume and flowers for themselves because their men won't do it are called ``self basting.''
In this world, people actually don't live a life for themselves but usually live a life for someone they love. - Vinayak
Liberty will not descend to a people. A people must raisethemselves to liberty. It is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed. - Charles Caleb Colton
The light is amber, the air still; the daylilies have folded in on themselves. Soon, the hooded blue of dusk will fall, followed by the darkness of night and the sky writing of the stars, indecipherable to us mortals, despite our attempts to force narrative upon them. - Elizabeth Berg
It is only because of their stupidity that they are able to be so sure of themselves. - Franz Kafka
They think that if they were allowed to do anything they desired, they would be satisfied and the more desires the better. But all desires divorced from The Desire eventually collapse in on themselves. - Geoffrey Wood
An all-out attack on evolutionist thinking is possibly the only real hope our nations have of rescuing themselves from an inevitable social and moral catastrophe. - Ken Ham
Funny how things work themselves out. Things happen that split up family and friends, then things happen that bring them back together. Everyone is in your life for a reason. My hope is for all the reasons to be good. Those who love you never lose touch, are always consistent, and unquestionable. - April Mae Monterrosa
He who asserts belief with absolute certainty knows nothing of faith and makes himself into a fool. He who is wise, upon realizing they have done this, recants and searches themselves for further enlightenment. - Cristina Marrero
Teachers don't just teach; they can be vital personalities who help young people to mature, to understand the world, and to understand themselves. A good education consists of much more than useful facts and marketable skills. - Charles Platt
When you show up with kindness, others can be more themselves. - Sue Fitzmaurice
But love is blind and lovers cannot see The pretty follies that themselves commit; For if they could, Cupid himself would blush To see me thus transformed to a boy. - William Shakespeare
The best advisers, helpers and friends, always are not those who tell us how to act in special cases, but who give us, out of themselves, the ardent spirit and desire to act right, and leave us then, even through many blunders, to find out what our own form of right action is - Phillips Brooks
I believe there are few whose view of life has not been affected by the stern or kindly influences of their early childhood, which threw them in upon themselves in timidity and reserve, or drew them out in genial confidence and sympathy with their fellow creatures.
No person wakes up and finds themselves on the world stage. When that happens, it is in the movies. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
Belief and faith are great, but very few people have been led astray by thinking for themselves. - Leah Remini
The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves. - William Hazlitt
Women in my country take their rights for granted and completely dissociate themselves from the women's rights movement and feminism. But I think anything's possible. If I don't help the women in Afghanistan, they won't be around to help me. - Cheryl Benard quoting Lorrie
Irinistic motivation can help people attain academic success and possess themselves with great depth of knowledge. - Saaif Alam
Quitters always believe the lies they tell themselves because delusion is easier to live with than the reality that they settled for an easier path. - Shannon L. Alder
Teaching kids how to feed themselves and how to live in a community responsibly is the center of an education. - Alice Waters
Every totalitarian Communist considered themselves as a Socialist first and foremost. - A.E. Samaan
My name is Jane Delaney and I do things my paying customers can’t do, don’t want to do, don’t want to be seen doing, can’t bring themselves to do, and/or don’t want it to be known they’d paid someone to do. To dead people. - Pamela Burford, Undertaking Irene
The guilty catch themselves.
People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others. - Blaise Pascal
Pride is a human nature and it's good for people to be proud of themselves, achievements, etc. but too much of anything is not healthy. Humble is pride exhibited through humility, so be humble and prideful about being humble. - Uzoma Nnadi
If everyone empowers themselves with power of their love, there will be only happiness and no war. - Debasish Mridha
Toward no crime have men shown themselves so cold-bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief. - James Russell Lowell
Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected. - John Locke
You know how writers are... they create themselves as they create their work. Or perhaps they create their work in order to create themselves. - Orson Scott Card
People can't stand to be alone with themselves, so they bother me when I'm trying to be alone with myself. - James Jean-Pierre
Customs do not concern themselves with right or wrong or reason. But they have to be obeyed; one reasons all around them until he is tired, but he must not transgress them, it is sternly forbidden. - Mark Twain
Those who doubt themselves will doubt you. Those who limit themselves will try to limit you. Do not fight them. Smile, go your own way, and trust that your example is enough. - Vironika Tugaleva
if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves. - Junot Díaz
It is naive to think that self-assertiveness is easy. To live self-assertively--which means to live authentically--is an act of high courage. That is why so many people spend the better part of their lives in hiding--from others and also from themselves. - Nathaniel Branden
It is easy for others to dismiss you when people do not understand themselves. It is easy for people to judge you when they do not understand themselves. It is difficult for people to except you for who you are when they do not understand who they are. - Renee Cefalu
The world's theologyThe world's theology is easy to define. It is the view . . . that human beings are basically good, that no one is really lost, that belief in Jesus Christ is not necessary for salvation."Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools." Romans 1:22 - James Montgomery Boice
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solved each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They kept going regardless of the obstacles they met.
The Gelaming regarded themselves as a force for good, and in many ways they were, but they were also inexorable and their compassion could often feel like oppression. - Storm Constantine
If all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves there wouldn't be enough to go around. - Christina Stead
Rather than standing or speaking for children, we need to stand with children speaking for themselves. We don't need a political movement for children... [we need to] build environments and policies for our collective future. - Sandra Meucci
Writers often torture themselves trying to get the words right. Sometimes you must lower your expectations and just finish it. - Don Roff
Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes and completes them by what is deepest in themselves.
A great tragedy is occurring. Millions of people are dying prematurely. These people are killing themselves and they don’t even know it. - Tim Loy
Good writing is a mirror of the mind where readers can see themselves again and again. - Debasish Mridha
The true challenge in understanding the people is if the most people don’t understand or they don’t want to understand that they ought to be understanding about themselves. - Anuj Somany
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life, than on the nature of those events themselves. - Wilhelm von Humboldt
With my simple writings I want to change the mindset of humanity so that they themselves can create a positive new world where they can live with dignity and peace. - Debasish Mridha
I try--without success--to stop finding reasons for vanity in anything. When I happen to manage it nonetheless, I feel that I no longer belong to the mortal gang. I am above everything then, above the gods themselves. Perhaps that is what death is: a sensation of great, of extreme superiority. - Emil Cioran
Children are very nice observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves. - Francois de Fenelon
It is so amazing to see how lots of people can beguile themselves to believe that they have not been caught as who they actually are by the post or thought that they like, comment, say or share online and, most surprisingly, continue to regale themselves with the netizens of their type only. - Anuj Somany
All these uses a valid; all these reading of the book are "correct". For all these readers have placed themselves inside this story, not as spectators, but as participants, and so have looked at the world of Ender's Game, not with my eyes only, but also with their own. - Orson Scott Card
men are undoubtedly more in danger from prosperity than from adversity. for when matters go smoothly, they flatter themselves, and are intoxicated by their success - John Calvin
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
Communism is what happens when, in the name of Mind, men free themselves from God.
The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead. Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us that when the storm is past the ocean is flat again. - John Maynard Keynes
All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
When an officer finds themselves arresting pastors that are feeding people who have nothing, they should know they’re on the wrong side. - Justin King
Our world needs less gurus, and more teachers. Gurus are about helping themselves become successful. Teachers are about helping others become successful. - Joseph C. Kunz Jr.
If having problems feels like a problem to you, it may not be the problems themselves, but the way you think about them that is the problem. - Steve Goodier
To ease the loneliness of the bridges, visit them sometimes! The forgotten ones must be remembered! Create some memories with them so that they will feel themselves less lonely! Memories are the enemies of solitude. - Mehmet Murat ildan
There are three kinds of men. The ones that learn by readin’. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves. - Will Rogers
When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it. - Frédéric Bastiat
Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves. - Charlie Chaplin
Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you. - Wayne Dyer
He [the poet] brings out the inner part of things and presents them to men in such a way that they cannot refuse but must accept it. But how the mere choice and rhythm of words should produce so magical an effect no one has yet been able to comprehend, and least of all the poets themselves. - Hilaire Belloc
I wonder whether, perhaps without realizing it, we seek out the books we need to read. Or whether books themselves, which are intelligent entities, detect their readers and catch their eye. In the end, every book is the I Ching. You pick it up, open it, and there it is, there you are. - Andrés Neuman
People who kill time are themselves not alive. - Amit Abraham
If the clients can be shown the saving in money on the purchase of a product, they themselves give often multiple reasons to the seller as why his goods or services offer a value for money. - Anuj Somany
An unpublished writer should doubt themselves. They should constantly wonder whether what they’re creating has merit. And then, having doubted, they should take up their pen and see if they can’t make it better. - Johnny Rich
Results speak for themselves while intentions often fall short of promises. - Mika Lo, wHow contributor
Grandma Harken was sharpening her garden shears. Her hands slowed on the file and she said finally, He’ll get in trouble and he’ll figure it out. Best to do it without us standing over him. It’s the only way anybody ever learns to clean up after themselves. - Ursula Vernon
Courage is living by the free will that one creates for themselves, not the life of monotony determined by another. - Michelle Cruz-Rosado
It's easy to take the time to stop and smell the roses but one must be willing to give of themselves enough to also stop to admire and understand life's weeds. 10/2015 - Colleen Dougherty
Grown ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Cookbooks are almost a substitution for a lost sense of culture. People want some other life than the one they're living, so they buy a cookbook with pictures and imagine themselves as part of that life. - Mark Miller
The greatest way to ensure your company’s failure is to appoint leaders who see a divide between themselves and the team; who are more fixated on their elevated role than on the act of leading. - Steve Maraboli
The poor themselves can create a poverty-free world. All we have to do is to free them from the chains that we have put around them! - Muhammad Yunus
She found as always that words on paper proved themselves; they were so beautifully true. - Robert A. Heinlein
In great affairs men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small things they show themselves as they are. - Nicholas Chamfort
As long as it’s an every man for himself kind of world, men will always be for themselves. - Mayor Bentley in 'Tilt - Ashley Chappell
Love lasts about seven years. That's how long it takes for the cells of the body to totally replace themselves. - Françoise Sagan
Asking children to grow virtues hydroponically, looking only within themselves for guidance, is like asking each one to invent a personal language―a pointless and isolating task if there is no community with whom to speak. - Jonathan Haidt
The biggest lie women tell themselves about men: When I get what I want, I will be happy. - Shannon L. Alder
My books have very few villains pretending to be righteous, but they are filled with good people who have pretended to be villains so well that they believe it themselves. This is how I like to view reality. - Kenneth Everett
Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it; most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves. - Lord Chesterfield
Whoever is out of patience is out of possession of his soul. Men must not turn into bees, and kill themselves in stinging others. - Sir Francis Bacon
A healthy nation is measured by its level of reconciliation. ‎Reconciliation‬ between people with God and people among themselves! - Paul Gitwaza
The role of any person in this world is to be themselves without damaging the rest. We are important as long as the rest "is". - - Rossana Condoleo
Those that choose to walk in the light will experience light.Those that choose the opposite path create for themselves the opposite experience. - Molly Friedenfeld
What civilization is, is 6 billion people trying to make themselves happy by standing on each other's shoulders and kicking each other's teeth in. It's not a pleasant situation. - Terence McKenna
Who will guard the guards themselves? (quis custodiet ipsos custodes?) - Juvenal
There is some magic in wealth, which can thus make persons pay their court to it, when it does not even benefit themselves. How strange it is, that a fool or knave, with riches, should be treated with more respect by the world, than a good man, or a wise man in poverty! - Ann Radcliffe
A "racist" thinks themselves better than other races. An "elitist" thinks they are better than everyone. - A.E. Samaan
For whether a place is a heaven or a hell rests in yourself, and those who go with courage may find themselves in paradise. - Eva Ibbotson
Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do it enough to impress themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much. - Zora Neale Hurston
People that hurt others, only act on a pain they feel themselves. - Vivian Amis
No one is much pleased with a companion who does not increase, in some respect, their fondness for themselves. - Samuel Johnson
Human resources are like natural resources; they're often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they're not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves. - Ken Robinson
Excellent people are those, who choose to separate themselves from mediocrity. - Mark F. LaMoure
The most beautiful thing that you can show people is how to reveal their own beauty to themselves. - Debasish Mridha
They worried to an excessive degree about getting gender correct, as if elves gave a shit. Humans could keep their concerns about everyone’s genitalia to themselves. - Sabrina Zbasnik
Men are rewarded or punished not for what they do but for how their acts are defined. That is why men are more interested in better justifying themselves than in better behaving themselves.
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. - Bible
You’re a terrible woman Nox, but by the stars I love you beyond words themselves, - K. K Weakley
The only antidote to the unnerving effects of such incoherence is integrity. People and organizations with integrity are wholly themselves. No aspect of self stands different or apart. At their center is clarity, not conflict. When they go inside to find themselves, there is only one self there. - Margaret Wheatley
Human existence is partnered with spiritual laws; it’s the foundation of the human experienceWe all ultimately want a pain free existence, unfortunately circumstances of unrest bring to light the spiritual laws designed to play themselves out in the everyday experiences of the human race. - Brian Edward Arsenault
I believe that much of the world's sorrow is caused by people who are this, but allow themselves to be treated like that.
Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain. - Friedrich von Schiller
It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior. - Anne Bronte
God helps those who help themselves. - Anonymous
All men are created equal, it is only men themselves who place themselves above equality. - David Allan Coe
To value riches is not to be covetous. They are the gift of God, and, like every gift of his, good in themselves, and capable of a good use. But to overvalue riches, to give them a place in the heart which God did not design them to fill, this is covetousness.
Houses are built brick-by-brick. HOMEs are built word-by-word. Houses don't build themselves. So YOU must build your home - Fela Durotoye
Literature is a vast ocean, in which one has to drown themselves to be able to conquer it. Those on shore can see a side of it or have tasted a part of it. And I choose to drown myself in it than just to see it. - Nikita Dudani
Creative powers can just as easily turn out to be destructive. It rests solely with the moral personality whether they apply themselves to good things or to bad. And if this is lacking, no teacher can supply it or take its place - Carl Jung
I have always found that angels have the vanity to speak of themselves as the only wise. - William Blake
The philosophy of project-based homeschooling this particular approach to helping children become strong thinkers, learners, and doers is dependent upon the interest and the enthusiastic participation and leadership of the learners themselves, the children. - Lori McWilliam Pickert
Standing alone scares alot of people it means they have to be themselves and more often than not they haven't the slightest clue who they've been all this time & that's why people stay the same because it's a frightening choice to step away from the crowd. - Nikki Rowe
Men have sacrificed and crippled themselves physically and emotionally to feed, house, and protect women and children. None of their pain or achievement is registered in feminist rhetoric, which portrays men as oppressive and callous exploiters. - Camille Paglia
Narrative secrets are not the same as human mysteries, a lesson that novelists seem fates to forget, again and again; the former quickly confess themselves, and fall silent, while the true mysteries go on speaking. - James Wood
[I] never talk about gratitude and joy separately, for this reason. In 12 years, I've never interviewed a single person who would describe their lives as joyful, who would describe themselves as joyous, who was not actively practicing gratitude. - Brené Brown
There are very few professions in which people just sit down and think hard for five or six hours a day all by themselves. Of course it's why you want to become a writer because you have the liberty to do that, but once you have the liberty you also have the obligation to do it. - Tobias Wolff
You never hear someone called beautiful who neglects themselves. - Toni Sorenson
What you seek you shall never find. For when the Gods made man, They kept immortality to themselves.Fill your belly.Day and night make merry.Let Days be full of joy.Love the child who holds your hand.Let your wife delight in your embrace.For these alone are the concerns of man. - The Epic of Gilgamesh
Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I am more and more convinced that our happiness depends more on how we meet the events in our lives, than on those events themselves. - Alexander Humboldt
It is probable that the most inhuman monsters, even the Himmlers and the Mengeles, convince themselves that they are engaged in noble and courageous acts. - Noam Chomsky
And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see - or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read. - Alice Walker
The essence of leadership is not to portray yourself as some sort of know-it-all, but your ability to develop the people you are working with so they themselves can take the initiative and do the organizational drive. - Pat Chambers
Who needs to be a Phoenix for rebirth? One simply requires themselves and an instrument to clean the slate and start over, perhaps create their own world where everything is better.. - TheBakaViolinist
Women who display themselves as sex objects do not represent women as a gender anymore than the chippendales or Ron Jeremy represent you. Women are not a homogenous group who all get together to decide how or who they will be. - Anonymouse
To become successful, one must put themselves in the paths of giants! - Lillian Cauldwell
We are against ignorance. We feel that you have to educate yourself, no matter what the situation is. People who refuse to educate themselves - people who refuse to find out what something is about, that they're frightened of - find comfort in being ignorant.-- Interview for KJTV-1990 - Zeena Schreck
I would wish that people would accept people for who they are, not be judgmental, allow people to live their lives and enjoy themselves and that would be my wish for people. - John Barrowman
When does one become free from all tubers (of the mind)? When one becomes free of kashayas (anger-pride-deceit-greed). Kashays (anger-pride-deceit-greed) are tubers themselves. - Dada Bhagwan
Why do people always expect you to trust them? With all the shit that goes on in this world, I don't know why anyone expects my trust just because they are unverifiably, according to themselves, a nice guy. Who the hell defaults to trust? - Malka Older
As a novelist it is my job to tell stories that inspire and entertain but I am increasingly mindful that many of these historical tales (which of themselves are fascinating) relate directly to our issues in society today. - Sara Sheridan
The great can protect themselves, but the poor and humble require the arm and shield of the law. - Andrew Jackson
Have patience with everything unresolved in you heart and try to love the questions themselves. It is possible to live and not know. - Rainer Maria Rilke
​The destiny of nations depends upon the manner in which they feed themselves. - Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
I find it sad that too many do not understand themselves, or their potential. They don't even take the time to get to know their unconsciousness. You can truly learn so much, by simply getting to know the "you" that is behind the reality of yourself. - Lionel Suggs
If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when they're reading to themselves. - Don Marquis
Some little pieces of sand are so full of ego that they see themselves as a giant rock! But then the wind blows, the big ego flies in the air! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Daughters go into analysis hating their fathers and come out hating their mothers. They never come out hating themselves.
Parents have become so convinced educators know what is best for children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts. - Marian Wright Edeleman
Female friendships that work are relationships in which women help each other belong to themselves. - Louise Bernikow
Humans are naturally scared and confused beings. They not only fear the unknown, as they live fearing themselves... - Luis Marques
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain. - John Locke
Women get more unhappy the more they try to liberate themselves. - Brigitte Bardot
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will themselves not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.
The silent bear no witness against themselves. - Aldous Huxley
For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed. - Clifton Fadiman
Lord Emsworth belonged to the people-like-to-be-left-alone-to-amuse-themselves-when-they-come-to-a-place school of hosts - P.G. Wodehouse
Even with the Boy Scouts admitting openly gay youths, its exclusion of LGBT adults teaches our children by example what the organization really thinks about them and what they should think about themselves. - DaShanne Stokes
He makes people pleased with him by making them first pleased with themselves. - Lord Chesterfield
The rich don't have to kill to eat. They employ people, as they call it. The rich don't do evil themselves. They pay. People do all they can to please them, and everybody's happy. - Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Don't worry about what others think about you; worry about what they think of themselves when they're with you. - Hilary Weeks
Gerti didn’t ask for help. Miri swallowed and tried to calm her quavering voice. It was my fault. So it was. Now you all have learned that those who speak out of turn choose punishment for themselves and anyone they speak to. So if I speak to you, Tutor Olana, will you get the lashes? - Shannon Hale
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered -- either by themselves or by others. - Unknown
The more a nation gets into darkness, the more it's going to hate the light. The more it's going to run from the light. And we have a generation of people who have given themselves to darkness, and they've embraced atheism, because it gets them away from moral responsibility to God. - Ray Comfort
To protect themselves, the weak focus on the "bad" in people. Conversely, the strong, who fear little, focus on the "good". - Iimani David
Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Look now how mortals are blaming the gods, for they say that evils come from us, but in fact they themselves have woes beyond their share because of their own follies. - Homer
Lots of people lose themselves in love, it's no shame, they write songs about it. The hitch is you can't stay lost, sooner or later you have to get back to yourself. If you can't then love becomes your master and you're just it's dog.
Freedom of speech is unnecessary if the people to whom it is granted do not think for themselves. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
We are too prone to make technological instruments the scapegoats for the crimes of those who wield them. The products of modern science are not in themselves good or bad; it is the way they are used that determines their value. - David Sarnoff
Though it be honest, it is never good to bring bad news: give to a gracious message an host of tongues; but let ill tidings tell themselves when they be felt. - William Shakespeare
I believe that in this generation those with the courage to enter the conflict will find themselves with companions in every corner of the world. - Robert F. Kennedy
The details of my thoughts bled into thin pieces of paper, spread across miles to touch hearts of the people; who've lost their truest homes- themselves. - Nikki Rowe
No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit. - Ansel Adams
Love is blind. Love of money is blind. Greed and money make people forfeit the quiddity of life, banish them from what is essential and alienate them from themselves. They lose their identity and become drifting exiles. ( "Money rocking and rolling" ) - Erik Pevernagie
Names are for those who do not know themselves." Makwi - from The Bow of Destiny - P. H. Solomon
The envied are like bureaucrats; the more impersonal they are, the greater the illusion (for themselves and for others) of their power. - John Berger
Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
The being called God...bears every mark of a veil woven by philosophical conceit, to hide the ignorance of philosophers even from themselves. They borrow the threads of its texture from the anthropomorphism of the vulgar. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness. - Tennessee Williams
Only until all human beings begin to recognize themselves as human beings will prejudice be gone forever. People ask me what race I am, but there is no such thing as race. I just answer: "I’m a member of the human race. - Amelia Boynton Robinson
(K)ids are savages who haven't learned to lie to themselves yet. - Brendan McGinley
People don't think when they're enjoying themselves. Thinking is a sign of disturbance. - Marty Rubin
When people cheat in any arena, they diminish themselves-they threaten their own self-esteem and their relationships with others by undermining the trust they have in their ability to succeed and in their ability to be true. - Cheryl Hughes
Whoever feels pain in hearing a good character of his neighbor, will feel a pleasure in the reverse. And those who despair to rise in distinction by their virtues, are happy if others can be depressed to a level of themselves. - Benjamin Franklin
All men, if they work not as in the great taskmaster's eye, will work wrong, and work unhappily for themselves and for you. - Thomas Carlyle
The gods help them that help themselves. - Aesop
The people of the United States, perhaps more than any other nation in history, love to abase themselves and proclaim their unworthiness, and seem to find refreshment in doing so... That is a dark frivolity, but still frivolity. - Robertson Davies
Writers are archeologists of themselves. - Vicki Grove
The most precious gifts you can think of are not ends in themselves. They all lead to God. Ultimately, that is what all His gifts are for. - John Piper
Anyone who equates freedom with madness is mad themselves. - Marty Rubin
Beauty is no quality in things themselves: it exists merely in the mind which contemplates them. - David Hume
Facts, like living things, have a value in and of themselves and demand respect. Yet some people use them as means to an end, and dismiss them as soon as they are done using them. - James Rozoff
You must not hate those who do wrong or harmful things; but with compassion, you must do what you can to stop them for they are harming themselves, as well as those who suffer from their actions. - Dalai Lama XIV
I hate often and easily. I hate, for example, people who sit with their legs splayed. People who claim to give 110 percent. People who call themselves "comfortable" when what they mean is decadently rich. You're so judgmental, my shrink tells me, and I cry all the way home, thinking of it. - Jenny Offill
The world’s most successful people didn’t wait for someone else to pick them, but instead, they picked themselves. - Adam Smith
The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life. - Brian Tracy
Forgiveness comes more readily when, we have faith in God and trust in His word. Such faith enables people to withstand the worst of humanity. It also enables people to look beyond themselves. More importantly, it enables them to forgive. - James E. Faust
You can’t make someone feel good about themselves until you feel good aboutyourself. - Robin S. Sharma
I finally realized that being a role model doesn't mean people are encouraged to be like me -- they're encouraged to go out and be more of themselves.
The most sexually active women need marriage the most to validate themselves. Why not do an orgy to see who proposes? - Kent Lamarc
Humans are not a commodity, nor is our humanity. Fight to save the lives of those who can not save themselves, and in turn, you will have saved your soul. - L.M. Fields
What really frightens and dismays us is not external events themselves, but the way in which we think about them. It is not things that disturb us, but our interpretation of their significance. - Epictetus
Some people have so much respect for their superiors they have none left for themselves. - Peter McArthur
At every turn, girls - even the most carefully raised and deeply loved - are surrounded by a popular culture that exhorts them to think of themselves as sexually disposable creatures. - Caitlin Flanagan
The children are intrigued by these invitation, and it's only a matter of minutes before they find themselves engaged in a new world of possibilities. - Rachelle Doorley
I heard of a manwho says words so beautifullythat if he only speaks their namewomen give themselves to him.If I am dumb beside your bodywhile silence blossoms like tumors on our lipsit is because I hear a man climb stairsand clear his throat outside our door. - Leonard Cohen
If you truly love someone, have the faith to 'let them go.' Encourage them to be the fullest measure of themselves, and you will be overwhelmed by the love that your spouse returns to you. - Seth Adam Smith
Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves. - Eric Hoffer
When beggars die, there are no comets seen; the heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes. - William Shakespeare
It is such a strange fact that memories of people are more loyal and more faithful than the people themselves! When a person dies or leaves us, his memories yet stay with us! - Mehmet Murat ildan
No one can call themselves a writer until he or she has written at least fifty stories. - David Foster Wallace
All things are possible to those who believe in themselves. Live a life without limits. Believe in yourself. Break through the ceiling of limitation. Develop high confidence and connect yourself to total success. - Mark F. LaMoure
Mistakes from our collective past are like any other: they require intervention--a remedy--to correct. They don't erase themselves over time. - Jonathan R. Miller
It is hard to find a person who is hard on oneself and soft on others, but rare to find the people who truly care by being actually fair to themselves only. - Anuj Somany
The myriad choices of his fateSet themselves out upon a plateFor him to chooseWhat had he to lose - Lou Reed
...trying to use willpower to overcome the apathetic sort of sadness that accompanies depression is like a person with no arms trying to punch themselves until their hands grow back. A fundamental component of the plan is missing and it isn't going to work. - Allie Hyperbole and a Half
There will come a time of fire and night, when enemies rise and empires fall, when the stars themselves begin to die. - Kevin J. Anderson
Good things you have to make happen. Bad things happen all by themselves. - Oliver Gaspirtz
Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves. - Dorothy Parker
Great champions have an enormous sense of pride. The people who excel are those who are driven to show the world and prove to themselves just how good they are.
The only love you have to prove in life is your love of God and helping others. Anyone that can't see that has proven themselves to be unworthy of your time because why would you spend your life with someone that can't tell the difference between a diamond and dirt? - Shannon L. Alder
An ancient sage held that in different ages, humans held the senses in different ratios, according to the media by which they communicated and expressed themselves. Hence before writing, the ear was the royal sense. After writing, the eye. - Karl Schroeder
We liked to believe there is an alternate world, a better world, populated entirely by characters created by the yearnings of humanity--governing and inspiring themselves with all the lucidity wit which we rendered them. - Miguel Syjuco
People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas,at the long course of the rivers,at the vast compass of the ocean,at the circular motion of the stars,and yet they pass by themselves without wondering. - Augustine of Hippo
Men do not change. They unmask themselves. - Germaine de Staël
Men cry not for themselves, but for their comrades - Loveless, from The Compilation of Final Fantasy VII
...what is the use of making everybody rich if the rich themselves are miserable? - Bertrand Russell
The strange part about a person’s lack of trust is that it often comes from not trusting themselves. - David W. Earle
Our nation is ripe with a multitude of successful people, who have achieved much for themselves with little impact on anyone else - Fela Durotoye
If you treat people to a vision of themselves, if you apparently overrate them, you make them become what they are capable of becoming. - Viktor E. Frankl
Not everyone who has killed themselves because they were HIV positive would have been killed by AIDS. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
There is no real need to save others, because they will help themselves learning from us, when we choose to shine our light of unconditional love. Through our loving examples others can create, for themselves, an opportunity to act the way they are inspired by us. - Raphael Zernoff
Never in history has violence been initiated by the oppressed. How could they be the initiators, if they themselves are the result of violence? - Paolo Freire
People have the right to call themselves whatever they like. That doesn't bother me. It's other people doing the calling that bothers me. - Octavia E. Butler
The great would not think themselves demigods if the little did not worship them. - Pierre-Claude-Victor Boiste
You can easily miss out on the joy of today by worrying about the what if’s of tomorrow. Tomorrow is not guaranteed, so bask in the joy of the day and tomorrows what if’s will take care of themselves. - DeWayne Owens
Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born. - Ronald Reagan
Sometimes, when I couldn’t afford to pay the utility bill at the end of the month, I was forced to read by the light of the stories themselves. - Steve Stern
Most people are trying to project themselves to be good rather than being actually good; but even more surprisingly or unfortunately, they are often only garnering the support of many or most. - Anuj Somany
In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists. - Eric Hoffer
It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves. - Andre Gide
Human beings who blind themselves to human need make themselves less human.
Miranda was dark, like a midnight sky. But as she fell, her eyes shone like stars themselves. - Dyls Downs
A man who can own pearls does not bother about shells, and those who aspire to virtue do not trouble themselves over honors. - Francis de Sales
People who are always making allowances for themselves soon go bankrupt. - Mary Pettibone Poole
Very few tyrants argued for the slavery of the masses. Instead, they argued for their right to protect the people from themselves. - A.E. Samaan
You should never make fun of something that a person can't change about themselves. - Phil Lester
Some things have a natural way of solving themselves. Sometimes you just have to let it go and observe it get solved. - Jackson Taviri
Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. - Susan Ertz
When the political columnists say 'Every thinking man' they mean themselves, and when candidates appeal to 'Every intelligent voter' they mean everybody who is going to vote for them. - Franklin P. Adams
It is within the families themselves where peace can begin. - Susan Partnow
Is the ash in trees, babies, flowers, and visions of Godbetter than the visions themselves? Then you think,none of this is tangible or concrete. So you have another cigaretteand think about the (not one) but many ghosts you keep tucked away,under sheets, under beds, in notes, within other ghosts. - Derek Keck
Out of fear, out of the desire for approval, out of misguided notions of duty, people surrender themselves--their convictions and their aspirations--every day. There is nothing noble about it. It takes far more courage to fight for your values than to relinquish them. - Nathaniel Branden
Just as at sea those who are carried away from the direction of the harbor bring themselves back on course by a clear sign, on seeing a tall beacon light or some mountain peak coming into view, so Scripture may guide those adrift on the sea of the life back into the harbor of the divine will. - Gregory of Nyssa
Yet the ivory gods, And the ebony gods, And the gods of diamond-jade, Are only silly puppet gods That people themselves Have made.- - Langston Hughes
Want to help others? Be yourself. You’ll inspire others to muster the courage to be themselves as well. - Kamand Kojouri
Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others. - Edward Abbey
A poem is a frozen momentmelted by each reader for themselvesto flow into the here and now. - Hilde Domin
Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves. - Emily Brontë
Normal people are just freaks who are afraid to be themselves in public. - Anonymous
We must help young women immerse themselves in a selfless work, perhaps receiving little public praise or attention. Instead, they must feel the Lord’s great love for them and their efforts through the influence of the Holy Ghost. - Neill F. Marriott
Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent. - Napoleon Hill
Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves. - Germaine Greer
They were going to die. They knew it, and their last words were I love you. Even in great pain, their last words were of love... People who could have saved themselves and they ran back in to save others instead. If humanity is capable of that, how can I lose hope in humanity? - Elie Wiesel
A people are as healthy and confident as the stories they tell themselves. Sick storytellers can make nations sick. Without stories we would go mad. Life would lose it’s moorings or orientation... Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart larger. - Ben Okri
As a nation, develop your wealth of virtues and watch yourself live better than most countries who brag themselves in their virtues of natural wealth - Sunday Adelaja
If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid. - John Maynard Keynes
The religious scholars I have consulted are passionate about the need for political leaders to educate themselves in the varieties of faith and to see religion more as a potential means for reconciliation than as a source of conflict. - Madeleine Albright
People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead. - James Baldwin
As mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality. - President George Washington
Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves. - Jane Austen
Many who despise you believe it is the only way to lift themselves up. Many who want to be like you do not know who you really are. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A writer illuminates the lights of her heart so that everyone can see themselves in the mirror of her thoughts. - Debasish Mridha
The real cause of hunger is the powerlessness of the poor to gain access to the resources they need to feed themselves. - Frances Moore Lappé
The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them. - Socrates
Repression is not the way to virtue. When people restrain themselves out of fear, their lives are by necessity diminished. Only through freely chosen discipline can life be enjoyed and still kept within the bounds of reason. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Men are under as strong a compulsion to invent an ethical setting for their behavior as spiders are to weave themselves webs. - John Dos Passos
These people have learned not from books, but in the fields, in the wood, on the river bank. Their teachers have been the birds themselves, when they sang to them, the sun when it left a glow of crimson behind it at setting, the very trees, and wild herbs. - Anton Chekhov
With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain. - Friedrich von Schiller
Children are living beings - more living than grown-up people who have built shells of habit around themselves. Therefore it is absolutely necessary for their mental health and development that they should not have mere schools for their lessons, but a world whose guiding spirit is personal love. - Rabindranath Tagore
We can have traders, without them being traitors.We can trade, without trading others.We can trade our traits, and not our worst ones, with others.We can trade our traitors for better traders, or they can become better traders themselves.Let the market trade this way. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
in exceptional circumstances exceptional in that all circumstances in life are exceptional, especially those which are nothing in themselves and come to be everything in their results. - Álvaro de Campos
Wonder is what sets us apart from other life forms. No other species wonders about the meaning of existence or the complexity of the universe or themselves. - Herbert W. Boyer
I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves. - Louise L. Hay
He who esteems trifles for themselves is a trifler; he who esteems them for the conclusions to be drawn from them, or the advantage to which they can be put, is a philosopher. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
‎"If a person is not willing to take responsibility for themselves, it does not excuse them from not taking responsibility when their bad choices affect others. - L.M. Fields
accept yourself, it will inspire others to do the same for themselves. - Desmond D. Green
All of the great achievers of the past have been visionary figures; they were men and women who projected into the future. They thought of what could be, rather than what already was, and then they moved themselves into action, to bring these things into fruition. - Bob Proctor
God can only work through those who have totally identified themselves with His will and purpose. - Sunday Adelaja
My dear Scipio and Laelius. Men, of course, who have no resources in themselves for securing a good and happy life find every age burdensome. But those who look for all happiness from within can never think anything bad which Nature makes inevitable. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Then, people expect women to be that easy to understand, and women are mad at themselves for not being that simple- When in actuality, women ARE complicated. Women are multifaceted. Not because women are crazy . But because people are crazy, and women happen to be people. - Tavi Gevinson
Everyone wants to change the world but nobody wants to start with themselves. - Moosa Rahat
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
The gods, likening themselves to all kinds of strangers, go in various disguises from city to city, observing the wrongdoing and the righteousness of men. - Homer
Why the histories of states should have so persistently insinuated themselves in the place that might have been occupied by peoples merits reflection. - James C. Scott
People who keep their feelings to themselves tend not to know, after a while, what their feelings are. - Paul Berman
There is no HellHell is Earth itselfAnd the busy, innocently fraud beingsThey are my demons themselves - Jomia Ann E. Pangilinan Darkness and Gratitude
When I look out on such a night as this, I feel as if there could be neither wickedness nor sorrow in the world; and there certainly would be less of both if the sublimity of Nature were more attended to, and people were carried more out of themselves by contemplating such a scene. - Jane Austen
have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you? - Walt Whitman
You make me understand how wonderful it is for little lizards when they find that one special rock that's perfect for sunning themselves on. You make me lizard-happy. - Randy K. Milholland
Transitions themselves are not the issue, but how well you respond to their challenges! - Jim George
We wouldn't want to live in a world where no one believed in themselves enough to make their own dreams come true. - Chris Colfer
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
The culture without children is forever immature, self-obsessed and rightous. They cannot help the high opinion they have of themselves; there's no kids around to show them otherwise. - James Wilson
A people are as healthy and confident as the stories they tell themselves. Sick storytellers can make nations sick. - Ben Okri
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves it s amazing what they can accomplish. - Sam Walton
When considering a candidate for office, almost right up until they enter the polling booth and sometimes even in the booth itself, most voters rely more on what they see and hear themselves in real time than on facts, history, logic, or learned experience. - Quin Hillyer
There are two types of people in this world: Those who make it their life's work to rid themselves of all pain and suffering... and Artists. - Gregor Collins
If you truly love someone, then love them right in the places they feel most unsure and most vulnerable.And that';s how you help them love themselves. - Wordions
The individual, man as a man, man as a brain, if you like, interests me more than what he makes, because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves. - Marcel Duchamp
When you love yourself, you teach those around you how to love themselves. That love will change the world into what it was intended to be. - Eileen Anglin
They support freedom for themselves and slavery for everyone else, and they use the freedom of the market to disguise this fact. Economic coercion is just a different form of force, which they couple with the fraud of calling it freedom. I was like them, but I will never be like them again. - Robert Peate
Some people drip wax on themselves like a human chianti bottle to see if they feel anything….but getting a wicker basket to fit them is a fiasco - Josh Stern
I think many people kill themselves simply to stop the debate about whether they will or they won't. - Susanna Kaysen
There are no worse oppressors than those who have been oppressed themselves for they will justify all means of self-preservation, including persecution and oppression of others, to the extent of, and worse than that which they had endured. This will weigh heavily on the souls of future generations. - H.N.Ellessy
Racism, pollution and the rest of it are themselves very close to extinction. - R. Buckminster Fuller
Some men, under the pressure of incarceration, showed true mettle, while others revealed themselves as less than what they had appeared to be. - Nelson Mandela
People don't believe what you tell them. They rarely believe what you show them. They often believe what their friends tell them. They always believe what they tell themselves. - Seth Godin
Mannequins can't dress themselves. Stones go wherever you throw them. - Marty Rubin
Life is not tragic. The tragedy is what people do to themselves and to each other. - Marty Rubin
One day people will come back. they won't be able to help themselves. People need music and dance and beautiful things. They forget sometimes, but not forever. You'll see. One day, this will be a magical place again. With music and dance and good times and people celebrating. - Nadia Aguiar
if you fooled a person, don't think he or she is a fool...it means, they trusted you more than themselves... - Michael J Herbert
God help those who do not help themselves. - Wilson Mizner
What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story, And the greatest good is little enough: for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.
The thing about perspective-changing events is that they usually don't announce themselves as such. - Andrea Goeglein
Everybody loves to hate a sinner; reading stories about them makes people feel better about themselves. - TyCobbsTeeth
It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought. Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt. - Friedrich Nietzsche
If colleges are going to justify themselves, they are going to have to thrive at those things that require physical proximity. That includes moral and spiritual development. Very few of us cultivate our souls as hermits. We do it through small groups and relationships and in social contexts. - David Brooks
People who say you can't do something should be ignored. They're probably talking to themselves. - Eliza Green
It was an earthquake, tearing at the sons of America, trying to swallow them up. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful sons, that women had reared, had kissed and screamed at, and that fathers had stared intently in their cots, to see themselves in the wondrous mirrors of their babies. - Sebastian Barry
I don't understand why people care so much about showing that they are good; because I am rather comfortable with having badness, quite okay with being inexplicable. They tire themselves so. The light is beautiful; but light can't hide treasures like the darkness can. - C. JoyBell C.
I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves. - August Strindberg
Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves. - Dale Carnegie
Most people think that if you do not love yourself fully, no one else will. That is not true. People are perfectly capable of giving love even if they feel less confident about themselves. - Anna Agoncillo
Truth doesn't pay homage to creeds. Creeds must adjust themselves to be compatible with the truth. - Abhijit Naskar
Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I'd rather boast about the ones I've read. - Jorge Luis Borges
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. - Douglas Adams
You can pick out actors by the glazed look that comes into their eyes when the conversation wanders away from themselves.
Those who mistrust their own abilities are being too wicked to themselves, discouraging themselves from doing what they should have been excelling in. If you are good at discouraging yourself, you can't be a good leader because leadership is built on inspiring others to face challenges. - Israelmore Ayivor
Don't ever think you're alone here,We've just been trapped in different hells,And people aren't against you dear,They're just all for themselves. - Erin Hanson
Racism hurts everyone, including racists themselves. - DaShanne Stokes
There are greater things to be achieved in every new year, and each and everyone must prepare themselves to be great, not by words of the mouth, but by alot of sacrifices. - Michael Bassey Johnson
To mock something is pure ignorance. Intelligent people even open themselves to things that they don't understand. […] When an ignorant praises something, it won't probably be something profound. Surely it can't be the Principle that guides us. - Alfonso Colodrón
People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues. - Elizabeth Gaskell
Those who have castrated themselves from all sin for the sake of the kingdom of heaven, are blessed; they abstain from the world. - Clement of Alexandria
Why have many saints been so perfectly contemplative? Because they always studied to mortify themselves from worldly desires, that they might freely, with all the power of their heart, tend to our Lord.
Think about yourself because no one has time to think about you. Everyone is busy thinking about themselves. - Debasish Mridha
He had a theory that musicians are incredibly complex, and know far less than other artists what they want and what they are; that they puzzle themselves as well as their friends; that their psychology is a modern development, and has not yet been understood. - E.M. Forster
Power is dangerous. It corrupts the best and attracts the worst. Power is only given to those who are prepared to lower themselves to pick it up. - Ragnar Lothbrok
You ask me why I do not write something.... I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results. - Florence Nightingale
When I can't handle events, I let them handle themselves. - Henry Ford
Politician talk themselves red, white, and blue in the face. - Clare Booth Luce
Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Most people see themselves a certain way their entire lives. When they go through a massive change, such as losing weight, they have to learn to see themselves in a new way. It is one of the biggest struggles her members deal with on their journey.
Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves. - Aldous Huxley
Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them. - Agatha Christie
Broken people are beautiful. They have to put themselves back together every day. - Robert Tew
People think that those who commit suicide are against life—they are not. They are too lusty for life, they have great lust for life; and because life is not fulfilling their lust, in anger, in despair, they destroy themselves. - Osho
Virtue and genuine graces in themselves speak what no words can utter. - William Shakespeare
The love of money leads many humans to humiliate themselves but this isn't as bad as their disdain towards the poorest. - Daniel Marques
Some people’s self-esteem was secretly improved when they discovered that their then-lovers had killed themselves over them. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I am an atheist and I consider religions to be a form of collective neurosis. I am not an enemy of the Catholics, as I am not an enemy of the tuberculars, the myopic or the paralytics; you cannot be an enemy of the sick, only their good friend in order to help them cure themselves. - Diego Rivera
Hate no one; hate their vices, not themselves. - J. G. C. Brainard
People do not wander around and then find themselves at the top of Mount Everest. - Zig Ziglar
Attractive souls are different than beautiful souls. Attractive souls take care of their outward appearance for appearance sake. Beautiful souls care for themselves inwardly and outwardly, so they can be of value to themselves and to others. - Toni Sorenson
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves. - Aesop
You are a good leader when your actions inspire others to do good for themselves and for others. - Debasish Mridha
If everyone who had a gun just shot themselves, there wouldn't be a problem. - George Harrison
If humans know themselves, they will find that human is real asset and secret of universe. And if they recognize Allaah, they will find nothing but Allaah in the universe. - Junaid Raza
Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves. - Stephen Covey
Do you know who are Awesome?Those who Believe in themselves. - Mohith Agadi
Who hasn't been told "love you?" I don't put much stock in such words because it's the "I" that gives "love you" its true essence and intimate meaning, so unless someone can bring themselves to say "I love you," don't subtract from the significance by saying something less. - Donna Lynn Hope
All sorts of darkness and evil are now hiding themselves under the umbrella of religion, Christianity, church etc. - Sunday Adelaja
The fearful seek to serve themselves by mastering the world, while the fearless seek to serve the world by mastering themselves. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
Pleasure, ecstasy, they cannot seem to bear: their escape from it is in violence, in drinking and fighting and apparently inescapable----And so why should not their religion drive them to crucifixion of themselves and one another? he thinks. - William Faulkner
Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another. - W.H. Auden
It only confirmed what I'd always thought - that for all their education university professors can't even imagine political developments having any effect on their careers : they consider themselves untouchable. - Michel Houellebecq
People who imagine themselves to be self-made seldom enjoy examining the process of manufacture in detail.
When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic. Sell not liberty to purchase power. - Benjamin Franklin
Will there be people who will have the conscience to contribute to the country by changing themselves first? That is the need of the moment. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
, As for a limit to one’s labors, I, for one, do not recognize any for a high-minded man, except that the labors themselves should lead to noble accomplishments. - Alexander the Great
Vivas to those who have fail’d!And to those whose war-vessels sank in the sea!And to those themselves who sank in the sea!And to all generals that lost engagements, and all overcome heroes!And the numberless unknown heroes equal to the greatest heroes known! - Walt Whitman
Worrying about worrying is a dangerous cycle to fall into. People who get caught up in worry when they try to force themselves to stop worrying may want to try a different strategy acceptance. - Amanda L. Chan
Broken people are so beautiful. They have to put themselves back together every day. - Robert Tew
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
You can't always expect people to apply your wisdom when they didn't use wisdom before they found themselves knee deep in their version of justice. - Shannon L. Alder
Those who say life is knocking them down and giving them a tough time are usually the first to beat themselves up. Be on your own side. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. - Winston Churchill
Humanists recognize that it is only when people feel free to think for themselves, using reason as their guide, that they are best capable of developing values that succeed in satisfying human needs and serving human interests. - Isaac Asimov
The world will change for the better when people decide they are sick and tired of being sick and tired of the way the world is, and decide to change themselves. - Sidney Madwed
In most cases, our thoughts about experiences that have happened to us cause greater grief than the events themselves. Understanding it may be difficult and require some effort, but remind yourself as often as you need to, that past and future exist only as stories in our minds. - J.F.Kelly
In order to heal themselves, people must recognize, first, that they have an inner guidance deep within and, second, that they can trust it. - Shakti Gawain
Those who don’t know how to love others, how can they deserve love for themselves? - Debasish Mridha
I don’t fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves. - Louise L. Hay
Likewise, most of the world goes to bed at night under the assumption that if they were to die in their sleep, they would find themselves standing at the pearly gates. After all, good people go to heaven. And just about everybody thinks they are good. - Andy Stanley
The best gifts anyone can give to themselves are good health habits. - Ellen J. Barrier
It is by your own that you have to learn a lesson and they by themselves so that they will blame you not. - Auliq Ice
Beautiful girls should know how to defend themselves against the advances of gentlemen. - Cassandra Clare
I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway... let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves. - C. JoyBell C.
Grief. This is what it does to people. It makes them strangers to themselves. - Allen Zadoff
I think people get lost in becoming someone other then themselves when they spend too much time in the presence of those who don't bring out the best in them. - Nikki Rowe
I don't really believe anything I say. Because the nature of my work concerns the spaces between the words, rather than the words themselves. - Ram Dass
Men are generally idle, and ready to satisfy themselves, and intimidate the industry of others, by calling that impossible which is only difficult. - Samuel Johnson
They judged me like they would judge themselves and that's what they could never understand, we are all human but we are not the same. - Nikki Rowe
Dickens enjoyed human beings as he found them, unregenerate, peculiar and incorrigibly themselves. - John N. Gray
Music is much like fucking, but some composers can't climax and others climax too often, leaving themselves and the listener jaded and spent. - Charles Bukowski
People are so worried about being accepted that it causes them to lose themselves and in turn, lose moments. - Dominic Riccitello
Sincerity is like traveling on a plain, beaten road, which commonly brings a man sooner to his journey's end than by-ways, in which men often lose themselves.
Reading is important.Books are important.Librarians are important. (Also, libraries are not child-care facilities, but sometimes feral children raise themselves among the stacks.) - Neil Gaiman
You'll be happy if you'll remember that men don't change much. Women do. Women adapt themselves, and if you think that means they lose their individuality, you're wrong. Show me a happy marriage and I'll show you a clever woman. - Elizabeth Cadell
There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before. - Willa Cather
People who call themselves supporters of Israel are actually supporters of its moral degeneration and ultimate destruction. - Noam Chomsky
Success follows those who champion a cause greater than themselves. - George Alexiou
Those who would deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, cannot long retain it. - Abraham Lincoln
The very essence of politeness is to take care that by our words and actions we make other people pleased with us as well as with themselves. - Jean de La Bruyère
True Leaders possess good core values and will align themselves with like thinking people to grow their leadership and prosper in Integrity~bns - Bluenscottish
They prefer a God of an altogether softer flavor. Nothing too extreme. Complaisance, not magnanimity. They do not think upon the God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God. They prefer to think in terms of God liking them. That’s the God they’ve conjured for themselves. - Geoffrey Wood
I don't think people are meant to be by themselves. That's why you actually find someone you care about. It's important to let go of the little things, even if you can't let go all the way. Because nothing sucks more than feeling all alone, no matter how many people are around. - Scrubs J.D
Bercelak’s kin kept themselves busy by sharpening weapons, reading, talking, or setting things on fire with small bursts of flame. - G.A. Aiken
Ironically, girls who don't think so much about their family and are a little bit self-centred are not only happier themselves but also maintain good relationships with their families. - Farahad Zama
Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Was it doubted that those who corrupt their own bodies conceal themselves? - Walt Whitman
They decided to allow their baby to be born. What they did not realize is that they themselves were the ones who would be 'born,' infants in a new world where magic is commonplace, Harvard professors are the slow learners, and retarded babies are the master teachers. - Martha N. Beck
Bullies were only triumphant when they made other people feel smaller than they themselves felt. - Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson
People take often selfie with a celebrity to post it on their social media account to show merely themselves as famous personality, but usually end up giving him/her only somewhat publicity. - Anuj Somany
(K)ids are savages who haven't learned to lie to themselves yet, and they don't flinch from the truth. - Brendan McGinley
He helps others most, who shows them how to help themselves.
Those that care for their career, more than their relationship, can find themselves alone. - Anthony Liccione
The quality of an individual is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
...most people unconsciously dream themselves out of their goals. They dream so far past their current reality—or what's currently possible—that they end up abandoning their goals and damaging their own self-esteem. - Lisa Nichols
For four centuries now, the American people have resigned themselves to natural disasters and acts of God: floods, prairie fires, blizzards, tornados, hurricanes, dust bowls, epidemics, academics, lawyers, and politicians. - Markham Shaw Pyle
It is our attitude toward events, not events themselves, which we can control. Nothing is by its own nature calamitous -- even death is terrible only if we fear it. - Epictetus
I recommend that you take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves. - Lord Chesterfield
It is by no means self-evident that human beings are most real when most violently excited; violent physical passions do not in themselves differentiate men from each other, but rather tend to reduce them to the same state. - Thomas Elliot
If you wish to befriend someone, look for a person who loves first God then themselves. If they love God, they will be able to love their neighbor, too. - Petar Dunov
I do so love hearing people speak passionately on any subject, other than themselves. - Ged Thompson Liverpool Poet
If one comes to the sense that they have arrived, they no longer feel the need to submit themselves to the process of learning and growing. This is a dangerous mindset to carry. The day that we stop learning is the day we stop living. - Jenelle Dancel
Incompetents invariably make trouble for people other than themselves. - Larry McMurtry
I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves. - Lord Chesterfield
Science is a way humans try to tell themselves the truths. - Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
For riches certainly make themselves wings. - Bible
The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves. - Jane Goodall
To help people, love them. Then, they help themselves. - Vironika Tugaleva
I didn’t know then that young girls were a sort of poison, infectious to the man of age; and that men of age justly take woman of age to cure themselves of the diseases of youth. - Roman Payne
Pay no attention to toxic words. What people say is often a reflection of themselves, not you. - Christian Baloga
Even brave men blind themselves sometimes, when they are afraid to see. - George R.R. Martin
Those who indulge themselves in sense stimulation throughout their lives often end up exhausted, with an enfeebled will and little capacity to love others. - Eknath Easwaran
History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them. - B.R. Ambedkar
Ducks and geese are foolish things, and must be looked after, but girls can take care of themselves. - Washington Irving
Don't make homes out of hollow hero's that don't know how to save themselves. - Nikki Rowe
Men of the noblest dispositions think themselves happiest when others share their happiness with them.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about themselves.
The fact speak for themselves. - Demosthenes
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves. - Alexander Humboldt
Grinning is something you do when you are entertained in some way, such as reading a good book or watching someone you don't care for spill orange soda all over themselves. - Lemony Snicket
[T]hat they may believe you, you must say it as obscurely as possible, just like that, simply in hints. You must only give them a peep of the truth, just enough to tantalize them. They'll tell a story better than ours, and of course they'll believe themselves more than they would us... - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
You cannot want more for people than they want for themselves. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
Publishers are just middlemen. That's all. If artists could remember that more often, they'd save themselves a lot of aggrevation. - Hugh Macleod
A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke - Vincent Van Gogh
People seldom change. Only their masks do. It is only our perception of them and the perception they have of themselves that actually change. - Shannon L. Alder
The only job a parent has is work themselves out of a job. - Holly Gates
There is more than enough for everyone. Any idea of lack and so its experience comes from fear. Fear powers greed, which encourages people to save for later just for themselves. - Raphael Zernoff
People who give the best are those who give of themselves your time, talents, words, knowledge. - Omoakhuana Anthonia
The vast majority of Americans, at all coordinates of the economic spectrum, consider themselves middle class; this is a deeply ingrained, distinctly American cognitive dissonance. - Ellen Cushing
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God cannot retain it. - Abraham Lincoln
I paint paintings because I can't get the experience in any other way but there are many more experiences that are equally satisfying to me and equally inept at answering all my questions, but hover in exactitude in describing themselves and defying me to define their logic.
Facts have a cruel way of substituting themselves for fancies. There is nothing more remorseless, just as there is nothing more helpful, than truth. - William C. Redfield
I believe that writers, unless they consider themselves terribly exquisite, are at heart people who live by night, a little bit outside society, moving between delinquency and conformity. - Guillermo Cabrera Infante
True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create theirown. - Nikos Kazantzakis
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little. - Plutarch
The only things that evolve by themselves in an organization are disorder, friction and malperformance. - Peter Drucker
And the victim must have been broken and must remain so, so that the externalization of evil is possible. The victim who refuses to assume this role contradicts society's simplistic view. Nobody wants to see it. People would have to take a look at themselves. - Natascha Kampusch
You ask me why I do not write something....I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results. - Florence Nightingale
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
People don't believe what you tell them.They rarely believe what you show them.They often believe what their friends tell them.They always believe what they tell themselves. - Seth Godin
The greatest humanistic and historical task of the oppressed: to liberate themselves... - Paulo Freire
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand. - Plato
If he is a God of sound judgment, that sound mind must be revealed in people who identify themselves with him on daily basis - Sunday Adelaja
Sick is a relative concept. We’re all sick. The question is, what degree of functionality do we have with respect to the rules society sets for desirable behavior? No actions are in themselves symptoms of sickness. You have to look at the context within which these actions are performed. - Jo Nesbø
I do not have a problem with people killing themselves, as long as they took at least a hundred years to think about what they are about to do. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The crimes of children reproduce themselves, closing their victims in cages built of nightmares. - Miri Yū
Intellectually, religious emotions are not creative but conservative. They attach themselves readily to the current view of the world and consecrate it. - John Dewey
Art is a positive "FORCE" that bring beings together for the common good. Only the people who had lost a piece of themselves can create the unimaginary. - Henry Johnson Jr
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered either by themselves or by others. But for the Civil War, Lincoln and Grant and Sherman and Sheridan would not have been discovered, nor have risen into notice. - Mark Twain
Pessimistic" is a word for "realistic" that optimists use to make themselves feel better (about their unrealisticness). - Claire
Those who consider themselves good teachers probably aren't. - Joseph Epstein
Philosophers console themselves with explanations. - Marty Rubin
Great men are strong men with great leadership qualities. They inspire others to be loving and caring like themselves. By this their character is made stronger. - Ellen J. Barrier
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
So that, in effect, religion, which should most distinguish us from beasts, and ought most peculiarly to elevate us, as rational creatures, above brutes, is that wherein men often appear most irrational, and more senseless than beasts themselves. - John Locke
Today, people in Baghdad can watch themselves being bombed - what a horrible, magical world we live in!
I want to change the pop world one sequin at a time. Artists tend to take themselves way too seriously and don't enjoy the fun of making an impact on culture. I just have a good time and sequins represent a good time. - Lady Gaga
Some of the world's biggest challenges can be solved by some of the world's most marginalized communities themselves. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others. - Mark Twain
Active netizens need something often to say or share, but only a person who is true to oneself knows who amongst them truly care and who only project themselves to be fair. - Anuj Somany
Somebody, after all, had to make a start. What we wrote and said is also believed by many others. They just don't dare express themselves as we did. - Sophie Scholl
Whenever someone introduces themselves as a Master or a Guru, I immediately wonder…If those are the lies they tell themselves, what lies will they tell me? - Steve Maraboli
Sometimes people who adamantly assert an opinion or view don't even hold it themselves. - David J. Lieberman
Oh God, how do the world and heavens confine themselves, when our hearts tremble in their own barriers! - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
They suppress the truth rather than take the consequence of telling it, and in so doing prove themselves a part of the human family. - Frederick Douglass
Some people just love to stir the pot, but don't realize they're cooking themselves. - Richie Norton
Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea. - John Ciardi
The insights given by a great professor are a privilege to receive. To be a teacher, by contrast, calls for more ingenuity and patience; it is the canny art of coaxing insights out of the students themselves. - Caitlin Keiper
First they don’t understand what they ought to understand; then they make others understand what they themselves don’t understand; such is the level of understanding of too many people. - Anuj Somany
Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women's denigration of themselves. - Betty Friedan
To truly understand poetry one must understand themselves from within one’s self. - Richard M. Knittle Jr.
A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody. - Thomas Paine
Books themselves need no defense. Their spokesmen come and go, their readers live and die, they remain constant. - Lawrence Clark Powell
We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves. - Marilyn Manson
It was one of those days when I was thinking too much, too fast. Only it was more like the thoughts had a mind of their own and going all by themselves at a hundred miles a second, and I was just sitting back, feeling the growing paranoia inside of me. - Sasha Mizaree
Believe in your characters with all your heart, & they will believe in you. Only then will they trust you enough to reveal themselves. -RCSJR - Robert Clifton Storey Jr.
They are dragged to the withered bracken by the load, And they seem not to break; though once they are bowed So low for long, they never right themselves. - Robert Frost
People rely too much on their lifelong instincts. Their perception is divided by necessary obedience, which they themselves have become too weak to liberate themselves from. I'd let the Devil read me the bible, before I trusted the Words of God or the Mind of Man. - Lionel Suggs
People who hate you because of a mere jealousy over your success hurt themselves in disguise. This is because you carry an image of who they wish they had become. Don't hate them back because they may also become like you one day and it will mean hurting that image you carry! - Israelmore Ayivor
To the ordinary, opposite, means hatred. Every person sees themselves as love. To the extraordinary, opposite means opportunity. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened. - Sir Winston Churchill
If human beings are the most intelligent creatures on earth, why is it that the other less intelligent creatures realise themselves in their group of spieces that they are the same despite the difference in colour or condition, while humam beings don't - Nathanael Kanyinga
Kindness in looks and words and ways is true politeness, and any one can have it if they only try to treat other people as they like to be treated themselves. - Louisa May Alcott
Imagination is tapping into the subconscious in a form of open play. That is why art or music therapy, which encourages a person to take up brushes and paint or an instrument, and just express themselves, is so powerful. - Phil 'Philosofree' Cheney
Philosophically speaking, shadows of people are friendlier than people themselves because they come together very easily! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Religiously strict people, who judge themselves without mercy, are also those who have most often spoken ill of mankind in general.
Love is blind, and lovers cannot see the pretty follies that themselves commit. - William Shakespeare
Talent is a faucet. When it is on, one must write. Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance. - Jean Anouilh
When One judges another, they unconsciously allow themselves to be judged. - Steven Farmer
If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves. - Maria Edgeworth
But everything evened out eventually, didn’t it every wave subsided, lapsed back into the ocean, returning, giving them time to put themselves back together again. He was her moon. He balanced out her tides. - Katie Neipris
Encourage don't belittle, embrace their individuality. And show them that no matter what they will always have value if they stay true to themselves. - Solange nicole
Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. - James M. Barrie
That government is best which governs the least because its people discipline themselves. - Thomas Jefferson
Every transgression and disobedience receives a just recompense of reward, except with those who truly love themselves. - Auliq Ice
If men stopped making fools of themselves in front of women, I'm 80% sure the planet would cease to spin on its axis. - Rhys
Some girls say that they are by themselves because men today don’t have anything to offer. - Auliq Ice
Coaching is the universal to connect with people, helping them to develop a new perspective, while expanding their inner beliefs and boundaries, equipping them to become the best version of themselves. - Farshad Asl
I've heard many say "I'll sell my soul to the Devil"in hopes of gaining money, power or fame.Why do they think that they have that much worth over any other person?And the Devil if there is one wouldn't simply wait for them to condemn themselves on their own - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Fools commit suicide and think they're doing themselves a favor. - Walter Dean Myers
The difference between writers and readers is similar to the difference between expressionism and impressionism. Writers want to express themselves and readers want to be impressed. - Claire Amber
Caring About What Others Think Of You Is A Waste Of Time. Most People Don’t Have A Clue What To Think Of Themselves. - Zane Baker
When men do not know their assignment on earth they kill themselves psychologically and emotionally, wallowing in different careers and meddling in dreams of others. They become restless and engage in unhealthy competition - living unfulfilled lives - Bernard Kelvin Clive
Why do strong arms fatigue themselves with frivolous dumbbells? To dig a vineyard is worthier exercise for men. - Marcus Valerius Martialis
Critics are those righteous experts who judge other people's hard earned accomplishmens as they themselves stand on the sidelines of life. - Aaron Lauritsen
People who want to change everything in the world but never think of changing themselves are clapping with one palm. - Subhan Zein
Philosophers, for example, often fail to recognize that their remarks about the universe apply also to themselves and their remarks. If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so. - Alan W. Watts
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