Note to self quotes are inspirational reminders to stay focused, motivated, and positive. They are words of wisdom to help you stay on track and remember to take care of yourself. They are often used as a way to help you stay accountable and motivated to reach your goals.
Note to self quotes can be powerful tools to remind us of our personal strength and encourage us to take action. They can be used to reframe negative thoughts into more positive ones. They can also serve as a reminder to stay true to our values and beliefs.
Some of the most popular note to self quotes include:
“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” – Maya Angelou
“You are enough.” – Unknown
“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Unknown
“Live each day as if it were your last.” – Unknown
“Trust the process.” – Unknown
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“You are capable of more than you know.” – Unknown
“Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“You are stronger than you think.” – Unknown
“Be kind to yourself.” – Unknown
These quotes can be used as a source of inspiration and motivation. They can help us stay focused on our goals and remind us to be kind to ourselves. These quotes can also be used as a way to help us stay connected to our inner strength and courage.
No matter what your goals are, note to self quotes can be a great way to keep yourself motivated and focused. They can be a source of strength and positivity when times are tough. So, take some time to find the right quote for you and use it as a reminder to stay focused and motivated.
These words of wisdom can help you remember to stay true to yourself and be mindful of how you’re feeling. We understand that life can be hard at times, and it’s important to remember to take care of yourself and honor your own values. Use these quotes as a reminder to be your own best friend and make sure your own needs are taken care of first.
A complete life may be one ending in so full an identification with the oneself that there is no self left to die.
A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self.
A discontented young fellow, filled with self pride; he certainly should have considered it an honor to be sent on so respectable an embassy as he was.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
A long iron rod rocketed straight through the very forefront of Phineas Gage’s brain. It’s kind of an unusual part of the brain: you can suffer pretty severe injuries to it and often walk away from the injury. It’s not a part of the brain that’s necessarily vital for your biological self. But it is very important for personality.
A lot of people go on this journey of finding themselves and then eventually realize that their true self wasn’t on the outside but it’s always been there.
Jimmy O. Yang
A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman’s eyes.
Clare Boothe Luce
A man needs to look, not down, but up to standards set so much above his ordinary self as to make him feel that he is himself spiritually the underdog.
A philosophy of freedom must set out from the experience of thinking, for it is through this experience of thinking that a human being discovers his own self, finds his bearings as an independent personality.
A real pleasure is a pleasure that one enjoys by one’s self, without a companion, and without a single argument.
A self does not amount to much, but no self is an island; each exists in a fabric of relations that is now more complex and mobile than ever before.
Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.
Francis of Assisi
Acceptance is different than apathy. It is important to strive to be your best self, your healthiest, most productive, joyful self. But that is going to be a different answer to everyone.
Acted drama requires surrender of one’s self, sympathetic absorption in the play as it develops.
George Pierce Baker
Adventurous reading allows one to escape a little from the provincialities of one’s home culture and the blinders of one’s narrow self.
After many years of great mercy, after tasting of the powers of the world to come, we still are so weak, so foolish; but, oh! when we get away from self to God, there all is truth and purity and holiness, and our heart finds peace, wisdom, completeness, delight, joy, victory.
AI does not keep me up at night. Almost no one is working on conscious machines. Deep learning algorithms, or Google search, or Facebook personalization, or Siri or self driving cars or Watson, those have the same relationship to conscious machines as a toaster does to a chess-playing computer.
Aikido is not merely about fighting and the development of the physical self but the perfection of the spiritual man at the same time. It has very harmonious movements, very beautiful to watch and beautiful for your body to feel.
All along we find that social life – religion, politics, art – reflects the stages reached in the development of the knowledge of self; it shows the social uses made of this knowledge.
James Mark Baldwin
All bad qualities centre round the ego. When the ego is gone, Realisation results by itself. There are neither good nor bad qualities in the Self. The Self is free from all qualities. Qualities pertain to the mind only.
All great art allows us this: a glimpse across the limits of our self.
All relationships change the brain – but most important are the intimate bonds that foster or fail us, altering the delicate circuits that shape memories, emotions and that ultimate souvenir, the self.
All Scandinavians feel a tiny bit self conscious, of which I’m one.
Although I am basically self taught, I consider Debussy my teacher – the most important elements are colour, light and shadow.
Always be your true self, and surround yourself with positive and supportive people.
And why not death rather than living torment? To die is to be banish’d from myself; And Silvia is myself: banish’d from her Is self from self: a deadly banishment!
And yet because of my attempt at sincerity I have been condemned, hooted at, reviled; filthy rumors have been circulated about me, not about my characterizations but about me personally, my private self.
Erich von Stroheim
Anyone close to me will be familiar with my frustrations with certain aspects of social media: the behaviour it encourages and attitudes towards the self it can breed.
Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.
Alfred North Whitehead
Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.
As the entertainment industry became more corporate and MBA-driven, Harvey Weinstein remained an unreconstructed specimen of the worst and most compelling character traits of a truer Hollywood. Harvey, and in a sense only Harvey, continued to embody the Hollywood self.
As we grow up, we’re constantly defining ourselves. In my case: Caucasian, male, born in Iowa, live in Boston, Zen Buddhist, good at learning languages. With countless labels, I build up this creation I call my self.
Robert J. Waldinger
As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking back upon that former self as upon another person, the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity.
As you step into your limitless self, you might be confronted with old habits and patterns that are not necessarily based in truth. These old ways of being show up because you have repeated many of them thousands of times.
At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one’s lost self.
Attaboys’ help people. I am huge on attaboy. Confidence is the great ingredient to living and art, with fidelity to self. It’s so important to surround yourself with people who give you confidence.
Authenticity is very important – be true to one’s self.
Baseball gives a growing boy self poise and self reliance.
Basins of attraction, of self organization, show up as well in our complex social environment, in human organizations. Here again, while we cannot predict the result of any given input, we can say that it will likely fall within one of several areas.
Be bold, be brave enough to be your true self.
Be that self which one truly is.
Be your true self. Because if you’re not, there are consequences to be paid.
Be yourself, but always your better self.
Karl G. Maeser
Being cool is being your own self, not doing something that someone else is telling you to do.
Being in a band is not about reality – it’s a bit of a fantasy. I can’t go on stage as my ordinary self and just play – I’ve got to become my ‘superhuman self.’
Believe in some beneficent force beyond your own limited self. God, god, god: where are you? I want you, need you: the belief in you and love and mankind.
Beloved, till life can charm no more; And mourned, till Pity’s self be dead.
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
Black women I’m talking to you, because it’s not white women, it’s not Latino, it’s not Native American – I checked, it’s y’all. The self hate is ridiculous. Why do you hate yourself so much, why do you hate your texture, why do you hate your culture, why do you hate your history?
Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one’s self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.
Body love is more than acceptance of self or the acceptance of the body. Body love is about self-worth in general. It’s more than our physical appearance.
Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning.
Brain scans show synchrony between the brains of mother and child; but what they can’t show is the internal bond that belongs to neither alone, a fusion in which the self feels so permeable it doesn’t matter whose body is whose.
Bring your whole self to work because, that way, you can bring full ideas and the wholeness of your unique abilities.
Bozoma Saint John
Bringing your whole self to work is the mantra for me as I sit in my office and do the work, and it’s also the mantra as I look out at the community that I’m trying to brand for Uber.
Bozoma Saint John
British fashion is self confident and fearless. It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage.
Brock has always been the smartest guy in this business at self promotion, knowing what he’s worth, knowing what he wants and what he brings to the table.
But let’s face it, I still have to look at my self and look at the things I’ve done down the stretch.
But that’s something that I like about scoring film: it makes me reach out of the parameters of my self, it requires me to do things musically that I wouldn’t normally do left to my own devices.
But the real secret to total gorgeousness is to believe in yourself, have self confindence, and try to be secure in your decisions and thoughts.
But what many psychologists have done, probably because they did well on a test themselves and everyone wants high self esteem, is to create this little box and then do their research inside it.
By a combination of formal training and self study, the latter continuing systematically well into the 1940s, I was able to gain a broad base of knowledge in economics and political science, together with reasonable skills in advanced mathematics, symbolic logic, and mathematical statistics.
Herbert A. Simon
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one’s self?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
George Bernard Shaw
Celebrity gives us delusion of self importance.
Children have such vibrant minds. They need to play. They need to be creative. They need to imagine. It’s so important for their sense of self discovery. And it helps them learn problem-solving.
Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.
Classic economic theory, based as it is on an inadequate theory of human motivation, could be revolutionized by accepting the reality of higher human needs, including the impulse to self actualization and the love for the highest values.
Comedy has allowed me to be my 100-percent-true self, as opposed to other places, where I feel like that’s been a hindrance. Whether it’s music or poetry or hosting, people want you to be something else: they want you to be packaged in a certain way.
Comparison is an act of violence against the self.
Conversion is an offering of self, of love, and of loyalty we give to God in gratitude for the gift of testimony.
David A. Bednar
Cultures, along with the religions that shape and nurture them, are value systems, sets of traditions and habits clustered around one or several languages, producing meaning: for the self, for the here and now, for the community, for life.
Depression is a surfeit of empathy – a killing empathy – that makes depressives great friends to everyone but themselves. Having a self is a rough business, and depressives can empathize with others who have to deal with it, but not with themselves.
Desire then is the invasion of the whole self by the wish, which, as it invades, sets going more and more of the psychical processes; but at the same time, so long as it remains desire, does not succeed in getting possession of the self.
Despite the natural belittling of one’s self, the doubts, the insecurities, we have to wake up to the realisation that we all write our own autobiography, we are the authors of our life story. Realising that, write a good story with your life and make sure to write yourself as the protagonist. Be the hero of your journey.
Do not think too much of the dead husk of your friend, or mourn too much over it, but send your thoughts out towards the real soul or self which has escaped – to reach it.
Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance?
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Do whatever it takes to convey your essential self.
Doesn’t the fight for survival also justify swindle and theft? In self defence, anything goes.
Drugs have nothing to do with the creation of music. In fact, they are dumb and self indulgent. Kind of like sucking your thumb!
Ego is to the true self what a flashlight is to a spotlight.
Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self.
W. H. Auden
Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.
Every one rushes elsewhere and into the future, because no one wants to face one’s own inner self.
Michel de Montaigne
Everyone has a private self and a public self.
Everyone has attitude, and I think everyone should have attitude. But I know I have attitude, but that’s just, I think if you don’t have attitude, it comes only with self confidence. So if you don’t have self confidence, you won’t have attitude, and I think there’s a difference when you have attitude and when you have arrogance.
Everyone must correct his own self; this is something more difficult to cope with, but it is not impossible.
Experienced happiness refers to your feelings, to how happy you are as you live your life. In contrast, the satisfaction of the remembering self refers to your feelings when you think about your life.
Fear comes from personal self-acceptance and not the self.
Feelings aroused by the touch of someone’s hand, the sound of music, the smell of a flower, a beautiful sunset, a work of art, love, laughter, hope and faith – all work on both the unconscious and the conscious aspects of the self, and they have physiological consequences as well.
Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.
For me art and chess are closely related, both are forms in which the self finds beauty and expression.
For me, art really starts with acceptance, self trust. Wherever you come to with art, it’s perfect. You don’t have to come with anything. What you bring to something is the art. That’s where it’s found. It’s found within you.
For those who have obtained unobstructed knowledge of Self, the world is seen merely as a bondage causing imagination.
Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.
Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Genetics do play a role in how you consciously or subconsciously manifest your true self.
Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.
Getting to have an opportunity to tell a story that is about mental illness and how it affects one’s self and one’s community was really something that really meant a lot to me.
Bryce Dallas Howard
Girls are socialised in ways that are harmful to their sense of self – to reduce themselves, to cater to the egos of men, to think of their bodies as repositories of shame. As adult women, many struggle to overcome, to unlearn, much of that social conditioning.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Given the opportunity, under the right conditions, two cells from wildly different sources, a yeast cell, say, and a chicken erythrocyte, will touch, fuse, and the two nuclei will then fuse as well, and the new hybrid cell will now divide into monstrous progeny. Naked cells, lacking self-respect, do not seem to have any sense of self.
Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice.
Grit, determination, the right amount of crazy, self belief – everything it takes to be a champion. I have that.
Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
Harry Potter’ gave me back self respect. Harry gave me a job to do that I loved more than anything else.
J. K. Rowling
Hate crimes are different from other crimes. They strike at the heart of one’s identity – they strike at our sense of self, our sense of belonging. The end result is loss – loss of trust, loss of dignity, and in the worst case, loss of life.
Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for.
Bryant H. McGill
Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
He who attends to his greater self becomes a great man, and he who attends to his smaller self becomes a small man.
He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome.
Ali ibn Abi Talib
He who gives what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self sacrifice.
Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscribed In one self place, for where we are is hell, And where hell is there must we ever be.
Here is where our real selfhood is rooted, in the divine spark or seed, in the image of God imprinted on the human soul. The True Self is not our creation, but God’s. It is the self we are in our depths. It is our capacity for divinity and transcendence.
Sue Monk Kidd
Hip Hop is an extension of our very being, and so the study of Hip Hop is the study of self-expression leading to the study of one’s true self.
How could anyone like me for my true self? Being gay, disabled, loud and funny was too much in one 5ft person.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
How wonderful to know that when Jesus Christ speaks to you and to me, he enables you to understand yourself, to die to that self because of the cross, and brings the real you to birth.
Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self.
I adore the challenge of creating truly modern clothes, where a woman’s personality and sense of self are revealed. I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman.
I always stayed in tune with my own ambitions and attitudes and I’m still my intractable old self, for better or worse.
I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self.
I am not the perishable body, but the eternal Self.
I am very much aware of my own double self. The well-known one is very under control; everything is planned and very secure. The unknown one can be very unpleasant. I think this side is responsible for all the creative work – he is in touch with the child. He is not rational; he is impulsive and extremely emotional.
I became much happier when I realized I shouldn’t depend solely on my career for my sense of self. So I developed other interests and surrounded myself with a small group of friends I could trust.
I believe that a man is converted when first he hears the low, vast murmur of life, of human life, troubling his hitherto unconscious self.
D. H. Lawrence
I believe, as human beings, we sometimes indulge in self pity more than it’s necessary. Over my life’s journey, I have realised that overthinking about your problems and indulging in self-pity is not the answer to get through tough times.
I can tell you character traits I admire and work to develop in myself – perseverance, self-discipline, courage to stand up for what is right even when it is against one’s friends or one’s self.
I cannot consistently, with self respect, do other than I have, namely, to deliberately violate an act which seems to me to be a denial of everything which ideally and in practice I hold sacred.
Roger Nash Baldwin
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
I do a lot of laughing at my own self in life, so I think I come at things with a pretty easygoing view.
I do believe in my national identity. I’m very proud, of what I come from and where I come from, and there are values up there that I like and that I hold on to: loyalty I suppose, and a sense of humour, and a lack of self pity.
I do not consider my self as having mastered the flute, but I get a real kick out of trying.
I don’t decide to represent anything except myself. But that self is full of collective memory.
I don’t even call it violence when it’s in self defense; I call it intelligence.
I don’t have any issue with people seeing my real self.
I don’t know how to sit outside myself and test against a hypothetical self who stayed home.
I don’t like the word ‘balance.’ To me, that somehow conjures up conflict between work and family… as long as we think of these things as conflicting, we will never have happiness. True happiness comes from integration… of work, family, self, community.
I don’t think I could give advice to my younger self because she probably wouldn’t listen.
I don’t think people get the pressure of becoming famous and what it does for an artist. What does that for your creative self. And what that can do for your mental health. And I would say, from year two to year six or eight of ‘Grey’s,’ it was extremely difficult and very stressful and traumatic, if I’m being honest.
I feel enormously privileged to be part of the generation that witnessed the magic of the Beatles first hand, and I think ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ connected with my four-year-old self because it was the whole package: an album and a movie.
I feel like my old self on the ice.
I found one remaining box of comics which I had saved. When I opened it up and that smell came pouring out, that old paper smell, I was struck by a rush of memories, a sense of my childhood self that seemed to be contained in there.
I guess after the whole success with ‘Lean On’ – me being introduced into this more mainstream audience – I was a little scared of being my true self, and being vulnerable and being gritty.
I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.
I have a 15-year-old daughter who thinks that I always had this self confidence that I have now at the age of 60. And I always tell her that what she is going through – the low self-esteem as a teenager – that is a right of passage.
I have a two-year-old at home, and my whole life is – besides revolved around keeping this little person alive, just watching them on the stairs and eating food and everything of every minute of every day – you plan what time you’re going to bed so that you can be your best self first thing in the morning.
I have always admired women that have a strong sense of self, complemented by femininity. I especially appreciate the presence of these women in traditionally male-dominated industries, such as real estate.
I have many moments of self doubt. Everybody does.
I have moments where I miss my old self. But I think anyone can get caught up in what we used to have. But at the same time, we can choose to focus on the beauty of now.
I have suffered my self to be politically sacrificed to save my country from ruin and disgrace and if I am never a gain elected I will have the gratification to know that I have done my duty.
I have to understand what my strengths and limitations are, and work from a true place. I try to do this as best I can while still protecting my writer self, which more than ever needs privacy.
I just always have that connection with my fans where I want to give them my most like raw authentic self.
I just feel like you should be able to have a respectful work environment, because if you do, you’ll be your best self.
I love my husband very much. I knew it was real true love because I felt like I could be myself around that person. Your true, true innermost authentic self, the stuff you don’t let anyone else see, if you can be that way with that person, I think that that’s real love.
I maintain an ongoing survey of Internet Publishing and self publishing, so that it is now possible for any writer with a book to get it published at nominal cost or free, and to have it on sale at booksellers like Amazon.com.
I make me. At 18, I decided I wasn’t going to have an unconstructed self ever. I was going to be the composer, the designer, the architect of me. It’s been really fun.
I never give my real self. I have a hundred sides, and I turn first one way and then the other. I am playing a deep game. I have a number of strong cards up my sleeve. I have never been myself, excepting to two friends.
I never had any question that my parents loved me. I had a real sense of self confidence.
I never really did abandon my true self. It’s not like I invented this imaginary person and started to be her.
I realized that I needed to be anonymous on the street and somebody else on the stage. I had tried to put my street self on the stage, but what they want is an actor on stage.
I recall feeling an almost delicious terror when one day I found myself alone in the midst of tall June grasses that grew high as my head. But here the secret working of self consciousness is almost too entangled with the things of the past for me to explain it.
I review books as a day job, and through the years I’ve come to view the contemporary memoir as, almost always, a saga of victimization, sometimes by others, sometimes by the self, and sometimes by illness or misfortune, leading, like clockwork, to healing and redemption.
I stood up as best I could to their disgusting stupidity and brutality, but I did not, of course, manage to beat them at their own game. It was a fight to the bitter end, one in which I was not defending ideals or beliefs but simply my own self.
I think – I think you have a conscience growing up in a loving family with a nurturing community. And I think what happens is, and that’s part of the problem of being in the closet which is a very sick place. I mean it’s self loathing. It’s self denial. And you keep that separate.
I think a great leader is somebody who realizes it’s not about them, it’s about the people that they’re serving, that they’re really other-directed rather than self- directed.
I think all kinds of meanings in life transcend your self. They’re linked to other generations of people around us, to our children and our family. We’re passing on something of ourselves to others. I feel that’s what makes our life full of meaning.
Irvin D. Yalom
I think at its best the American sense of humor is the same as the British sense of humor at its best, which is to be wry and ironic and self deprecating.
I think back to my upbringing and the social skills I learned, the life lessons and friends I made because I was fortunate enough to play, and how that impacted me and gave me self confidence.
I think I’m learning to be bolder in my career choices and be more confident in my personal life. I haven’t always felt very secure as an individual, but now I feel I certain confidence and sense of self that gets me through the day a lot better than before.
I think I’m much less self confident today. I actually went through a quite painful period because of that thinking that I was completely hopeless. But I think that’s something that we all go through at various times of our lives and it was quite a sustained thing with me.
I think it is important to maintain a sense of self and confidence, not letting either falter for the sake of a particular part or project, no matter how great it might be.
I think it’s a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one’s self.
I think our culture encourages all of us to always put our best foot forward. I think it’s a good thing. I think it’s nice to rise to the occasion, to be kind and considerate, and have self control.
I think that I do feel that my nature is to express what this self, this particular self at this time, experiences in the world. And that is so organic – I use this metaphor a lot but I’ll use it again – it’s like a pine tree producing pine cones, or a blackberry bush producing blackberries – it’s just what happens with this being, now.
I think that the journey of self to truth is always kind of a gnarly one.
I think the body is the ultimate thing. The soul and mind are part of the body. I don’t think there is anything outside of that. Your physical self is who you are. Some people feel that that is reductionist, but I don’t think it is. It’s just true.
I think the corporate world is pretty starved for personality. The reason you have comic strips like ‘Dilbert’ and sitcoms like ‘The Office’ is that people just can’t be genuine human beings in a corporate environment. So if you can really be your own self, even if it’s a little bit different, I think people are really drawn to that.
I think there is something a little too self conscious about enjoying being an outsider.
I think we all have blocks between us and the best version of ourselves, whether it’s shyness, insecurity, anxiety, whether it’s a physical block, and the story of a person overcoming that block to their best self. It’s truly inspiring because I think all of us are engaged in that every day.
I think we probably will end up in America because he would be giving up much more to come and live here. If you want to work in film, that’s really where you have to be. But I’m not sure that being an ex-pat is very good for one’s sense of self.
I think your self emerges more clearly over time.
I truly believe happiness has a different meaning for everyone. But I also believe that the sense of self is the key to one’s happiness.
I use fake tan myself with a self tanning spray.
I used to think aging was a scam, a total abdication of your self. Well, aging’s not a scam, but quitting is.
I used to worry a lot. I still worry a lot, but not about the things that I used to worry about because my younger self, I didn’t regret anything that I ever did… I was happy, and I was free, and I was living it up.
I wake up and play a different person every day. Playing all these different characters and trying to figure out who your true authentic self is at the core of that as you’re playing all these different roles, and man, that self-awareness starts to come into effect. And you start to see who you really are.
I was being called to surrender the very citadel of my self. I was completely in the dark. I did not really know what repentance was or what I was required to repent of. It was indeed the turning point of my life.
I was raised by a woman who was her true and authentic self. So I feel like it’s very important to put on for people who aren’t that confident or people who don’t realize the value in self-love.
Megan Thee Stallion
I will burn your city, your land, your self.
I will say that as I get older and calmer and quieter in my own self, the one quality in a woman that I find more and more attractive is kindness. A sense of adventure and humor is important too, but I truly find kindness and consideration for others to be the most attractive thing in anyone.
I work more now because at this time of my life I am not disturbed from my aim by outside pressures such as family, passionate relationships, dealing with ‘who am I?’ – those complications when one is searching for one’s self.
I worry about my kids growing up and how the world might hurt them. But at the same time, I absolutely do not worry about them growing up – because they have great values and a great sense of self.
I would never try to fill John Lewis’s shoes. I can only be myself – my authentic self.
I would rather take the role and work and make my own money and self respect than to have sex with someone who has a lot of money.
I’d go from film to film and almost detach from one world and jump in another. I was living as these people and not having a self. I didn’t know who I was. And things just get really dark.
I’d tell my 20-year-old self, ‘Don’t be afraid to do it all. Whatever you’re interested in, just go for it. Don’t wait around for a better time.’
If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self – himself – he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it.
If egotism means a terrific interest in one’s self, egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living.
If I could give my teenaged self any advice, it would be ‘Calm down!’
If I could go back in time and tell my younger self that eventually that I’d become very successful writing Dune books after Frank Herbert’s death, I would have laughed myself silly, I think, at how strange that prospect would be.
Kevin J. Anderson
If I could talk to my younger self, I would just say that the path to great things is filled with a lot of stumbles, suffering, and challenges along the way. But if you have the right attitude and know that hard times will pass – and you get up each time – you will reach your destination.
If I was to meet my eight-year-old self, I would say, ‘Don’t listen to what they say about you. Wear your anorak with pride!’
If indeed this is the work of God… then it’s a crisis that calls for the church to be its very best self, and not worry about risking itself for the right thing.
If love means that one person absorbs the other, then no real relationship exists any more. Love evaporates; there is nothing left to love. The integrity of self is gone.
If people could understand how much pleasure they could have by themselves, I think everyone would be a lot saner. I think that people really need a dose of quality time with one’s self.
If the landscape changes, then I don’t know who I am either. The landscape is a refracted autobiography. As it disappears you lose your sense of self.
If there is anything besides the Self there is reason to fear? Who sees the second? First, the ego arises and sees objects as external. If the ego does not rise, the Self alone exists and there is no second.
If there’s one message I want people to take away is never compromise being your authentic self. Even if that means making others uncomfortable.
If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
If you are vigilant and make a stern effort to reject every thought when it rises, you will soon find that you are going deeper and deeper into your own inner self, where there is no need for your effort to reject the thoughts.
If you connect with a greater part of yourself, I call it higher self, but that’s an experience, and when you do this, knowledge comes in, including intuition, and it’s always about, ‘What’s my heart’s sole desire?’
If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.
If you first fortify yourself with the true knowledge of the Universal Self, and then live in the midst of wealth and worldliness, surely they will in no way affect you.
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.
If you manifest your true self through nature and your normal surroundings, I find that the most eerie. Like when you see birds suddenly start flying in a different direction or when you see moths forming weird shapes, I think that’s the weirdest way to let yourself be known.
If you skew the endocrine system, you lose the pathways to self. When endocrine patterns change, it alters the way you think and feel. One shift in the pattern tends to trip another.
I’ll always identify with the image of a strong woman. I believe that in what I do and in my sense of self, there’s a vindication of women. There’s power.
I’ll tell you, I think that the Internet has provided an enormous boost to film criticism by giving people an opportunity to self publish or to find sites that are friendly.
I’m a firm believer that actors take to work who they aren’t at home. People show their other self in their art or in their work.
I’m always trying to prove to my 17-year-old self that I can do creative things I thought weren’t possible.
I’m just trying to work out a way to be a singer and to create cool content. I’m willing to do that as an entertainer. But I’m not willing to give up my actual self.
I’m not going to spend two years on a film or four years on an opera if I don’t feel like I can put my own self into it. That doesn’t mean it has to be about myself.
I’m not scared of anyone. I don’t care whether you are a jiu-jitsu fighter or a wrestler or a stand-up fighter: I want to put myself against you, and I want to see who is better. And if you are the guy that is going to beat me, I’m going to take that loss like a man and go back, and I’ll work on me self. That’s how I look at fighting.
I’m on the path to being someone I’m equally terrified by and obsessed with. My true self.
I’m very comfortable as a singer. In fact, I think it’s more – I identified my self-esteem, my self more in those ways when I was growing up. I really – it was kind of my calling card as a kid.
In a storm of struggles, I have tried to control the elements, clasp the fist tight so as to protect self and happiness. But stress can be an addiction, and worry can be our lunge for control, and we forget the answer to this moment is always yes because of Christ.
In a tribal organization, even in time of peace, service to tribe or state predominates over all self seeking; in war, service for the tribe or state becomes supreme, and personal liberty is suspended.
In ‘Bigg Boss Telugu,’ I had to be myself, not Jai. So, every weekend, when I went to the television show, it helped me to get back to my real self.
N. T. Rama Rao, Jr.
In conclusion we may say, in view of the confirmation that our study has given of the parallelism between individual and racial thought of the Self, that in the history of psychology we discern the great profile which the race has drawn on the pages of time.
James Mark Baldwin
In every decade rock and roll starts to get very serious and navel gazing and kind of self serious and every once and a while it kind of needs a kick in the pants.
In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.
In my own one-woman show, ‘Feeling Good,’ I talk about my childhood and write a letter to my younger self in the show. The most important thing I would tell her is to trust my instincts. Just trust them. They’re little whispers from God, I think. You’ve heard it a million times, but it’s true: Listen to that inner voice.
In other words, knowledge of the external world begins with an immediate utilisation of things, whereas knowledge of self is stopped by this purely practical and utilitarian contact.
In the business world, I did fairly well, but wasn’t happy. A bout of sciatica put me flat on my back. All I could do was read, listen to my mother’s stories about the Sandovals, and daydream: a return to self. My writing career had begun.
In the egoic state, your sense of self, your identity, is derived from your thinking mind – in other words, what your mind tells you about yourself: the storyline of you, the memories, the expectations, all the thoughts that go through your head continuously and the emotions that reflect those thoughts. All those things make up your sense of self.
Inner beauty should be the most important part of improving one’s self.
Instead of looking outside of ourselves and counting potential enemies, fasting summons us to turn our glance inward, and to take the measure of our greatest challenge: the self, the ego, in our own eyes and as others see us.
Is it possible to covet a much longer life for one’s self and be as devoted to the well-being of the next generation? It’s a long argument.
It doesn’t matter how many people adore you or how skinny, successful, smart, talented, funny, kind, or compassionate you are. None of it matters if you don’t see your wonderful self.
Amanda de Cadenet
It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical.
It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.
W. E. B. Du Bois
It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man’s self.
It is almost impossible to reconcile self expression with the creative act.
It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey. The sooner we face that self, the better.
It is easier to do one’s duty to others than to one’s self. If you do your duty to others, you are considered reliable. If you do your duty to yourself, you are considered selfish.
It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.
It is necessary to try to pass one’s self always; this occupation ought to last as long as life.
It is the mystery of the creative act that something other than our conscious self takes over.
It is the nature of the self to manifest itself, In every atom slumbers the might of the self.
It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.
It is true that the poet does not directly address his neighbors; but he does address a great congress of persons who dwell at the back of his mind, a congress of all those who have taught him and whom he has admired; they constitute his ideal audience and his better self.
It is very hard to separate one’s self from a character. Sometimes the people closest to me have to be very understanding.
It is wisest to be impartial. If you have health, but are attached to it, you will always be afraid of losing it. And if you fear that loss, but become ill, you will suffer. Why not remain forever joyful in the Self?
It seems that it is madder never to abandon one’s self than often to be infatuated; better to be wounded, a captive and a slave, than always to walk in armor.
It seems to me that since I’ve had children, I’ve grown richer and deeper. They may have slowed down my writing for a while, but when I did write, I had more of a self to speak from.
It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as to know how to act for one’s self.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
It was essentially for self defence that we went to war in Afghanistan and would go to war in Iraq.
It wasn’t a conscious decision to search for my Asian self; it was an urgency born out of an emptiness I was trying to fill.
It wasn’t until we got over the self pity that we were able to accept suffering as apart of our life with Christ. A man or woman reaches this plane only when he or she ceases to be the hero.
It’s difficult to believe in yourself because the idea of self is an artificial construction. You are, in fact, part of the glorious oneness of the universe. Everything beautiful in the world is within you.
It’s easy to be loud, outspoken, and play to the gallery. It’s difficult to underplay one’s self.
It’s in the act of having to do things that you don’t want to that you learn something about moving past the self. Past the ego.
It’s inevitable that you find out about your true self. There was so much I realized I had to work on, to try to improve.
It’s just so fragile. The growing sense of ‘Oh, God, what am I doing? Am I any good? Will I ever work again?’ All those questions of self doubt, they do creep in.
It’s kind of an embarrassing story – that’s why it’s called ‘The Idiot.’ But looking back at your past self, you see that this person had reasons for everything she did. There’s a whole lot of awkwardness, but really, what should one be embarrassed about?
It’s like, remember who you always were, where you came from, who your parents were, how they raised you. Because that authentic self is going to follow you all through life, so make sure that it’s solid so it’s something that you can hold on and be proud of for the rest of your life.
It’s normal for human beings to identify with their own separate self. The problem is that we get caught in that notion of ourself as a separate individual and caught in that individual self’s agenda.
Thich Nhat Hanh
It’s not like my old self – I’m not in character anymore, I’m me. I’m not hiding behind that anymore.
It’s not only the most difficult thing to know one’s self, but the most inconvenient.
It’s the journey of self, I guess. You start with this kind of loner, outside guy, which a lot of people can relate to, and he goes out into the world.
I’ve always preferred writing about grey characters and human characters. Whether they are giants or elves or dwarves, or whatever they are, they’re still human, and the human heart is still in conflict with the self.
George R. R. Martin
I’ve always tried to stay true to my authentic self.
I’ve been my normal self during pregnancy. I want other women who get nervous and anxious to experience the same comfort as me and to not feel awkward about their weight or baby bump.
I’ve never been diagnosed with anything, I’ve self diagnosed myself with multiple personality disorder and DID.
I’ve never… when I was having songs on the airwaves, and that sort of thing, I never felt a sense of pressure anywhere except from myself, to do things the way I wanted to do them; to feel authentic; to feel like I was presenting my true self to the world.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Jews have had to carry around their own sense of self in a carpet bag and I think perhaps too much emphasis might be being put on nationality and on the other hand patriotism, that sort of thing.
Join me in my quest for a greater understanding of our existence. Join me in my desire for a greater self. Join me as I seek the humility to love and understand my fellow man.
Bryant H. McGill
Just be what you are. And I try to be my best self and be what I am and knowing what I am and be satisfied with that. And if people don’t know it, maybe they’ll eventually know it.
Coretta Scott King
Just be your authentic self because there’s nothing sexier or more beautiful than that.
Karma is only in space time and causality. Your real self resides non-locally.
Keep a journal, and learn how to see how you as an individuals sees information so you can learn your own sign language. Meditate and practice psychic self defense and surrounding yourself with prayer.
Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.
Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.
Language is political. That’s why you and me, my Brother and Sister, that’s why we supposed to choke our natural self into the weird, lying, barbarous, unreal, white speech and writing habits that the schools lay down like holy law.
Learning to be your natural self in front of five cameras and a silent studio takes time. Trying to be funny under duress is probably a lot like trying to play golf relaxed under pressure.
Let us die as soon as possible, and by whatever process God shall appoint. And when we are dead to the world, and nature, and self, we shall begin to live to God.
Like blind hens, we are ignorant of our own self and the depths within us.
Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.
Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.
Looper’ is about what your 55-year-old self would tell your 25-year-old self over a cup of coffee. It’s about finding love in the third act of your life. It’s about overcoming trauma and the idea of true sacrifice.
Love is – OK, it’s 20 things, but it isn’t 19. And I think that love reaches for something which is very, very deep in us and is very easily obscured, and is also very easily denied, which is the instinct towards the other person, other than toward the self.
Love is the outreach of self toward completion.
Ralph W. Sockman
Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one’s own self.
Love is when each person is more concerned for the other than for one’s self.
Love places someone else in the centre of your being and your own self is blurred.
Lovers may be – and indeed generally are – enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.
Loving oneself isn’t hard, when you understand who and what ‘yourself’ is. It has nothing to do with the shape of your face, the size of your eyes, the length of your hair or the quality of your clothes. It’s so beyond all of those things and it’s what gives life to everything about you. Your own self is such a treasure.
Many people feel their outer self isn’t the whole self.
Many people identify their sense of self with the problems they have, or think they have.
Many scientists think that philosophy has no place, so for me it’s a sad time because the role of reflection, contemplation, meditation, self inquiry, insight, intuition, imagination, creativity, free will, is in a way not given any importance, which is the domain of philosophers.
Martial art is a form of expression, an expression from your inner self to your hands and legs.
Meditation is a vital practice to access conscious contact with your highest self.
Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
Men with style are great because they have a sense of self.
Modern science tells us that the conscious self arises from a purely physical brain. We do not have immaterial souls.
Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Muhammad Ali struck us in the middle of America’s darkest night, in the heart of its most threatening gathering storm. His power toppled the mightiest of foes, and his intense light shined on America, and we were able to see clearly injustice, inequality, poverty, pride, self realization, courage, laughter, love, joy and religious freedom for all.
Music, especially as an adolescent, helps to build identity because that’s when people start developing a sense of self. You can kind of tell based on what music a person listens to what kind of person they’ll be pretty much for the rest of their life.
My best male friend is my best friend until he crosses me. We’re all protective of the self.
My bravery however was the effect of assurance for could I have believed the current report, I should have fled as fast as any man, no man can possibly have a greater reluctance to an intimacy with Sir William Howe than my Self.
My passion, personally, is being my true self while inspiring young people who are struggling with their identities to love themselves for who they are.
My real self is probably more creative and more frightening than any sort of drink or drug-induced state.
My self healing lies in praying for those who have harmed me.
My show is my statement. What I have to say is on the screen. My life is my own. I don’t want to talk about my private self. Why should I?
My story is a freedom song of struggle. It is about finding one’s purpose, how to overcome fear and to stand up for causes bigger than one’s self.
Coretta Scott King
My younger self was driven by the desire to be extremely successful.
Narcissism is not about self love. It’s a clinical trait that belies a deep sense of emptiness, low self-esteem, emotional detachment, self-loathing, extreme problems with intimacy.
Never chain your dogs together with sausages. One must accustom one’s self to be bored.
Never mind. The self is the least of it. Let our scars fall in love.
Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
No one can find inner peace except by working, not in a self- centered way, but for the whole human family.
Not only does travel give us a new system of reckoning, it also brings to the fore unknown aspects of our own self. Our consciousness being broadened and enriched, we shall judge ourselves more correctly.
Not only is the self entwined in society; it owes society its existence in the most literal sense.
Theodor W. Adorno
Note to self: Never ride a motorcycle in stilettos and a miniskirt.
Obedience is detachment from the self. This is the most radical detachment of all. But what is the self? The self is the principle of reason and responsibility in us. It is the root of freedom, it is what makes us men.
Of course, with the increasing number of aeroplanes one gains increased opportunities for shooting down one’s enemies, but at the same time, the possibility of being shot down one’s self increases.
Manfred von Richthofen
On the basis of biological, sociological, and historical knowledge, we should recognize that the individual self is subject to death or decay, but the sum total of individual achievement, for better or worse, lives on in the immortality of The Larger.
On the other hand, for the whole human being who wills, feels, and represents, external reality is given simultaneously and with as much certitude as his own self.
One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
One must realise his Self in order to open the store of unalloyed happiness.
One of my problems is to find the self.
One of the things I love about wen wu is its encouragement of developing the spiritual and intellectual aspects of the self that are actually more important than the development of the body and the capacity to commit violence – which is how much of Western pop culture defines a man.
One of the things women poets have been engaged in – among the other things they’ve been doing – is revising parts of the poetic self. Re-examining notions of the authority within the poem, and of the poem.
One thing I wish I could tell my younger self: take photos of everyday life, not special occasions; later, that’s what will be interesting to you.
Our brains have been designed to blur the line between self and other. It is an ancient neural circuitry that marks every mammal, from mouse to elephant.
Frans de Waal
Our inclination is to show our Lord only what we feel comfortable with. But the more we dare to reveal our whole trembling self to him, the more we will be able to sense that his love, which is perfect love, casts out all our fears.
Our self image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become.
Our subliminal mental processes operate outside awareness because they arise in these portions of our mind that are inaccessible to our conscious self; their inaccessibility is due to the architecture of the brain rather than because they have been subject to Freudian motivational forces like repression.
Our worst instincts as human beings have to do with our carelessness with natural resources, and when the body itself becomes just one more of those resources, how will we treat it? Will we treat it with such indifference and with such depersonalization that it becomes more like a very fancy car than a repository of the self?
Over the years I’ve grown to love the industry, my job, and the profession itself. It’s been a journey full of ups and downs. For the first few years, it was a journey of self discovery where I grew to love acting while acting.
Aditya Roy Kapur
Owing to ignorance of the rope the rope appears to be a snake; owing to ignorance of the Self the transient state arises of the individualized, limited, phenomenal aspect of the Self.
People before the public live an imagined life in the thought of others, and flourish or feel faint as their self outside themselves grows bright or dwindles in that mirror.
Logan Pearsall Smith
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.
Perceiving your own voice means perceiving your true self or nature. When you and the sound become one, you don’t hear the sound; you are the sound.
Personally, I don’t choose any particular religion or symbol or group of words or teachings to define me. That’s between me and the most high. You know, my higher self. The Creator.
Philosophic meditation is an accomplishment by which I attain Being and my own self, not impartial thinking which studies a subject with indifference.
Philosophically, what I have learned is to thy own self be true. That is the biggest lesson of all. Relax; music is fun. To many people take it to seriously because of the money involved.
Poetry is also the physical self of the poet, and it is impossible to separate the poet from his poetry.
Poor is the man who does not know his own intrinsic worth and tends to measure everything by relative value. A man of financial wealth who values himself by his financial net worth is poorer than a poor man who values himself by his intrinsic self worth.
Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation the source of strength is one’s self. When one prays he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.
Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation, the source of strength is one’s self. When one prays, he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.
Madame de Stael
President Ford was a devoted, decent man of impeccable integrity who put service to his country before his own self interest. He helped heal our nation during a time of crisis, provided steady leadership and restored people’s faith in the presidency and in government.
Pursuing fame is the ultimate in people-pleasing and the ultimate betrayal of self.
Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
Real human purpose in life is to realise self. I am on the path to spirituality, to realise my inner self.
Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
Religion creates community, community creates altruism and altruism turns us away from self and towards the common good… There is something about the tenor of relationships within a religious community that makes it the best tutorial in citizenship and good neighborliness.
Religion is the call to confront reality; to master the self.
Revolution begins with the self, in the self.
Toni Cade Bambara
Running fills the cup that has to pour out for others. Running feeds the soul that has a responsibility to nourish. Running sets the anchor that limits the drift of the day. Running clears the mind that has a myriad of challenges to solve. Running tends to the self so that selfishness can subside.
Rust’ really started with the passing of my dad, and me really looking back inward to my self about where I stand with all things on a faith/religious/spiritual level. And it’s really put me on this interesting road and very educational, I might add, road back to understanding the role of faith in God and Christ in my life.
Secular artists see themselves with performance; they are more self involved, presentational.
Self criticism must be my guide to action, and the first rule for its employment is that in itself it is not a virtue, only a procedure.
Self esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.
Self is the root, the tree, and the branches of all the evils of our fallen state.
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself.
Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer; it is joy; it is art.
Sexy at the millennium means having a solid sense of self but never taking yourself too seriously.
Simplicity is not an objective in art, but one achieves simplicity despite one’s self by entering into the real sense of things.
Since childhood, I’ve been a clown. I’ve always liked being very funny or trying to make people laugh. It’s my original self.
Singing is my passion, my first love and the secret of my energy. Music to me is like finding my inner self, my soul. It gives me a great joy to see audiences enjoying with me. I have given my heart to singing. When I sing, I can feel romance in everything around me.
So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.
Social media is an advertisement for the superficial extroverted self.
Some have said that the power of a Redeemer would depend upon two things: first, upon the richness of the self that was given; and second, upon the depths of the giving. Friend and foe alike are agreed on the question of the character of Jesus Christ.
E. Stanley Jones
Some people have an identity. I have an alibi. I have a shadow self.
Sometimes being your most authentic self involves accepting others for who they are.
Bob the Drag Queen
Sometimes I wish that I could go into a time machine right now and just look at my self and say, ‘Calm down. Things are gonna be fine. Things are gonna be all great. Just relax.’
Sometimes the way you respond to horrific, evil deeds is the measure of one’s self as a man, as a nation, as people, as a community.
Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything… whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.
Sports nurtures dreams of achieving self confidence and masculine striving for the skinny kid watching a boxer dance around the ring with sublime ease.
Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which it is an expression of your true self.
Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.
Testing of self is a regular part of our own lives, so it seems natural to make it a part of the lives of my characters, as well, albeit on a much different level.
That which comes and goes, rises and sets, is born and dies is the ego. That which always abides, never changes, and is devoid of qualities is the Self.
The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.
The authentic self is the soul made visible.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
The best form of customer service is self service. Constantly empower customers to get their own answers themselves.
The best thing that ever happened to me is that nothing happened in writing. I ended up working for engineering companies, and that’s where I found my material, in the everyday struggle between capitalism and grace. Being broke and tired, you don’t come home your best self.
The best way to forget ones self is to look at the world with attention and love.
The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful… or fun for that matter.
The bonds that unite another person to our self exist only in our mind.
The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself.
The calm mind allows one to connect with the inner self, the Soul, the very source of our being. That’s where the music lives. That’s where my music comes from.
The celebrated film critic Pauline Kael once wrote that movies function as escape pods, portals to parallel universes that can be radically different from emotional norms and societal conditioning of our own. What she meant was they parceled out freedom, allowing viewers to lose their selves in an effort to find greater connection to the self.
The Christian leader of the future is called to be completely irrelevant and to stand in this world with nothing to offer but his or her own vulnerable self. God loves us, not because of what we do or accomplish, but because God has created and redeemed us in love.
The Christ-symbol is of the greatest importance for psychology in so far as it is perhaps the most highly developed and differentiated symbol of the self, apart from the figure of the Buddha.
The completely solitary self: that’s where poetry comes from, and it gets isolated by crisis, and those crises are often very intimate also.
The concert is a polite form of self induced torture.
The constant in my life was me not knowing my worth, not loving me enough, not shaping my life, being a shadow of my true self.
The desert Arab found no joy like the joy of voluntarily holding back. He found luxury in abnegation, renunciation, self restraint. He made nakedness of the mind as sensuous as nakedness of the body. He saved his own soul, perhaps, and without danger, but in a hard selfishness.
T. E. Lawrence
The development of the meaning attaching to the personal self, the conscious being, is the subject matter of the history of psychology.
James Mark Baldwin
The discussion of ideas as opposed to the American narcissistic obsession with what’s going on with the self, that’s the general thing people are talking about.
The duty of helping one’s self in the highest sense involves the helping of one’s neighbors.
The easiest person to deceive is one’s self.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim’s sympathies.
The ego is only an illusion, but a very influential one. Letting the ego-illusion become your identity can prevent you from knowing your true self. Ego, the false idea of believing that you are what you have or what you do, is a backwards way of assessing and living life.
The emancipation of women is practically the greatest egoistic movement of the nineteenth century, and the most intense affirmation of the right of the self that history has yet seen.
The enslaving of the other is also the enslaving of the self.
The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.
James Anthony Froude
The essential self is innocent, and when it tastes its own innocence knows that it lives for ever.
The fight for justice against corruption is never easy. It never has been and never will be. It exacts a toll on our self, our families, our friends, and especially our children. In the end, I believe, as in my case, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity.
The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one’s self. All sin is easy after that.
The foolish man conceives the idea of ‘self.’ The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of ‘self;’ thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain.
The function of literature, through all its mutations, has been to make us aware of the particularity of selves, and the high authority of the self in its quarrel with its society and its culture. Literature is in that sense subversive.
The goal of art was the vital expression of self.
The goal of spiritual practice is full recovery, and the only thing you need to recover from is a fractured sense of self.
The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one’s self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one’s self.
The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back.
Bryant H. McGill
The idea that there is a sharp boundary between our true inner selves and the outside world is pervasive but highly questionable. The boundaries of the self might well be more porous than we ordinarily think.
The intellectual takes as a starting point his self and relates the world to his own sensibilities; the scientist accepts an existing field of knowledge and seeks to map out the unexplored terrain.
The intelligence of the lower forms of animal life, like a great deal of human intelligence, does not involve a self.
George Herbert Mead
The last time I saw Ted Kennedy was a generation after my first meeting, at the Senate subway below the Capitol on Obama’s Inauguration Day. He was his usual gregarious and gracious self – with beaming smile and booming voice wishing my husband and me good luck with our pregnancy and expressing his excitement about the new president.
The literature of the inner life is very largely a record of struggle with the inordinate passions of the social self.
Charles Horton Cooley
The longer I live, the more I feel that true repose consists in ‘renouncing’ one’s own self, by which I mean making up one’s mind to admit that there is no importance whatever in being ‘happy’ or ‘unhappy’ in the usual meaning of the words.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The man who can centre his thoughts and hopes upon something transcending self can find a certain peace in the ordinary troubles of life, which is impossible to the pure egoist.
The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self mastery.
The mind itself is of the form of all, i.e., of soul, God and world; when it becomes of the form of the Self through knowledge, there is release, which is of the nature of Brahman: this is the teaching.
The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one’s self. And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only to obtain precision of execution.
The most difficult part of playing Christ was that I had to keep up the image around the clock. As soon as the picture finished, I returned home to Sweden and tried to find my old self. It took six months to get back to normal.
Max von Sydow
The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others. They are safe from reprisals. And have no hope of rising in their own self esteem but by lowering their neighbors.
The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one’s self to others.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The object of self-love is expressed in the term self; and every appetite of sense, and every particular affection of the heart, are equally interested or disinterested, because the objects of them all are equally self or somewhat else.
The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one’s work seriously and taking one’s self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.
The other aspect of idealism is the one which gives us our notion of the absolute Self. To it the first is only preparatory. This second aspect is the one which from Kant, until the present time, has formed the deeper problem of thought.
The painter… does not fit the paints to the world. He most certainly does not fit the world to himself. He fits himself to the paint. The self is the servant who bears the paintbox and its inherited contents.
The physical ego, the active consciousness in man, should uplift its body-identified self into unity with the soul, its true nature; it should not allow itself to remain mired in the lowly delusive strata of the senses and material entanglement.
The point of life is to transcend the smallness of the finite self by identifying with things that last.
The principle of self defense, even involving weapons and bloodshed, has never been condemned, even by Gandhi.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one’s self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.
The question of whether or not there is a God or truth or reality or whatever you like to call it, can never be answered by books, by priests, philosopher’s or saviours. Nobody and nothing can answer the question but you yourself, and that is why you must know yourself – Immaturity lies only in total ignorance of self.
The real power of the Buddha was that he had so much love. He saw people trapped in their notions of small separate self, feeling guilty or proud of that self, and he offered revolutionary teachings that resounded like a lion’s roar, like a great rising tide, helping people to wake up and break free from the prison of ignorance.
Thich Nhat Hanh
The real rub is finding that authentic self and it’s not something that’s going to come to you overnight.
The reason man does not experience his true cultural self is that until he experiences another self as valid he has little basis for validating his own self.
Edward T. Hall
The right of self defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals, and whether the attack be made by Spain herself or by those who abuse her power, its obligation is not the less strong.
The scars on the face have always given me a sense that I’m not a very attractive person. I’m always unsure of myself, of my facial self.
The self has the characteristic that it is an object to itself, and that characteristic distinguishes it from other objects and from the body.
George Herbert Mead
The self is an oral society in which the present is constantly running a dialogue with the past and the future inside of one skin.
The self is hateful.
The self is just not a worthy enough vehicle to worship.
The self is just our operation center, our consciousness, our moral compass. So, if we want to act more effectively in the world, we have to get to know ourselves better.
The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
The Self is self-luminous without darkness and light, and is the reality which is self-manifest. Therefore, one should not think of it as this or as that. The very thought of thinking will end in bondage.
The Self of everyone, the Atma of everyone, the transcendental field of reality of everyone, is the same in everyone. Whether the body calls itself an American, German, Indian or Chinese, it doesn’t matter.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
The self thus becomes aware of itself, at least in its practical action, and discovers itself as a cause among other causes and as an object subject to the same laws as other objects.
The ‘self-image’ is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.
The sense of being a separate, egoic self begins with the astral, not with the physical, body. The soul is individualized spirit.
The size of your accomplishments, the quality of your achievement, will depend very largely on how big a man you see in yourself, what sort of image you get of your possible self, yourself at your best.
Orison Swett Marden
The sovereignty of one’s self over one’s self is called Liberty.
The spirit is the true self. The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The sure way to be cheated is to think one’s self more cunning than others.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The tension between ‘yes’ and ‘no’, between ‘I can’ and ‘I cannot’, makes us feel that, in so many instances, human life is an interminable debate with one’s self.
The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one’s self to destiny.
The True Self is not our creation, but God’s. It is the self we are in our depths. It is our capacity for divinity and transcendence.
Sue Monk Kidd
The ultimate mystery is one’s own self.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
The United Nations charter gives every nation the right to self defence, therefore when the American embassies were bombed it was a matter of time before the Americans responded by going for what they suspected were the causes of the attack.
The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one’s self to be acquainted with it.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn’t construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn’t revolutionize the automobile industry that way.
There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.
There are times when you’re being judged on your appearance and you’re not feeling your best self. It hurts, but as I always say, I try and be 100 percent myself all the time. So if I’m rejected, it just hurts that little bit less because at least I was myself.
There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.
Orison Swett Marden
There can be no self without other, no identity of group A without a group B.
There is a part of ‘Wonder Woman’ inside me and inside every woman, kind of that secret self that women share. We are all caretakers, giving birth, caring for our children and companions and loved ones.
There is an amazing power getting to know your inner self and learning how to use it and not fight with the world. If you know what makes you happy, your personality, interests and capabilities, just use them, and everything else flows beautifully.
There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man’s self.
There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true Self.
There is great strength in vulnerability, as it takes courage to push through the fear and share one’s true self with others. In music, that vulnerability really speaks to listeners as it connects with their own hearts.
There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one’s self.
There is no finer sensations in life that which comes with victory over one’s self. Go forward to a goal of inward achievement, brushing aside all your old internal enemies as you advance.
There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.
Henri Frederic Amiel
There is no scientific explanation for the fact that while my body lay in coma, my mind – my conscious, inner self – was alive and well.
There is no separation between mind and body… Self and other co-arise and fall away all the time.
There is nothing in the world more shameful than establishing one’s self on lies and fables.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.
There is nothing your highest self wants more than peace. This peace makes you feel worthy of all of the richest blessings of the universe, and when you radiate this out into the world, it is returned to you without fail.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
There is only one issue: man’s lack of experience in feeling his Divine self and his innate connection with the Divine. All other issues stem from this.
There were days I could barely struggle into a size 46 or 48, months of larges and XXLs, and endless rounds of leggings with the elastic at the waist stretched to its limit and beyond – topped with the fashion equivalent of a tea cozy. And always black, because I was in mourning for my slimmer self.
There’s always an element of self delusion among people who believe they ought to be President. There’s an underestimation of your opponent and an overestimation of your own abilities. This is compatible with being rich and powerful, the idea that we were blessed by God because we deserve to be blessed.
There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
There’s the public self that we present to the outer world. There’s the private self, which maybe takes more time to access. But ultimately, what I’m most interested in as a writer is a few notches below the private self.
Laura van den Berg
This above all; to thine own self be true.
This business switching styles can’t be done honestly by one man. As soon as he can play his instrument well, he can express himself, and all his life he has only one self.
This marched was planned to be non violent and non confrontational, and gladly it stayed that way. What really impressed me was the self discipline of the Black Block.
Though the terror of the sea gives to none security, in the secret of the shell. Self preserving we may dwell.
To be able to throw one’s self away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman’s smile – that is happiness.
To be in a couple, do you have to put your single self on a shelf?
Sarah Jessica Parker
To be one’s own master is to be the slave of self.
Natalie Clifford Barney
To be one’s self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.
To disappear your complete self into a character is quite difficult. I’ve tried it 85 times, and I’ve succeeded two or three times.
To fight against the infidels is Jihad; but to fight against your evil self is greater Jihad.
To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change
Charles Horton Cooley
To have no heroes is to have no aspiration, to live on the momentum of the past, to be thrown back upon routine, sensuality, and the narrow self.
Charles Horton Cooley
To ignore one’s spiritual self is unsettling, to say the least. That’s a very profound outlook on it.
To know one’s self is wisdom, but not to know one’s neighbors is genius.
To know what that true self is without social pressure is to know your true nature.
To lose one’s self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy. Reverie is the child of extremes.
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one’s self.
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one’s self.
To me, beauty is confidence. I think beauty comes from one’s confident inner self and attitude. Make-up and styling are the cherries on top of your beautiful inner-self!
To me, fashion is ceaselessly fascinating because it is an expression of self.
To me, it’s that incredible sense of belonging and peace within your own self and heart that really is joy.
To my younger self, I would say not to be so hard on yourself. I think that you are your biggest critic.
To my younger self, I would say unless you’re literally in danger, ask forgiveness instead of asking permission.
Jonathan Van Ness
To take refuge with an inferior is to betray one’s self.
Peter Nivio Zarlenga
To teach one’s self is to be forced to learn twice.
To the Muslim woman, the hijab provides a sense of empowerment. It is a personal decision to dress modestly according to the command of a genderless Creator; to assert pride in self, and embrace one’s faith openly, with independence and courageous conviction.
To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
Today is the day to break free from the prison of the person you know yourself to be and step into a self you have yet to know. Will it be comfortable? No, but do it anyway.
Too many of us now tend to worship self indulgence and consumption.
Trauma survivors have a deficiency in their capacity to regulate emotions – they’re too prolonged and too intense and too negative. As a corollary to affect regulation, self-esteem, sense of self and inter-personal functioning all goes downhill. And that’s a chronic thing that’s solved in an-inter personal context.
True freedom is the capacity for acting according to one’s true character, to be altogether one’s self, to be self-determined and not subject to outside coercion.
True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be.
Ralph W. Sockman
True politeness consists in being easy one’s self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can.
True self is non-self, the awareness that the self is made only of non-self elements. There’s no separation between self and other, and everything is interconnected. Once you are aware of that you are no longer caught in the idea that you are a separate entity.
Thich Nhat Hanh
True self is non-self, the awareness that the self is made only of non-self elements. There’s no separation between self and other, and everything is interconnected.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.
B. R. Ambedkar
Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
A. C. Benson
Wait for those unguarded moments. Relax the mood and, like the child dropping off to sleep, the subject often reveals his truest self.
We all have a dark side. Most of us go through life avoiding direct confrontation with that aspect of ourselves, which I call the shadow self. There’s a reason why. It carries a great deal of energy.
We all have dark shadows in our self that come out every now and then.
We appear to be programmed with the idea that there are ‘things’ outside of our self, and some are conscious, and some are not.
We are all ruled in what we do by impulses; and these impulses are so organized that our actions in general serve for our self preservation and that of the race.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
We are all the same person trying to shake hands with our self.
We are becoming so fickle and self involved. Always looking for the next best thing – especially when it comes to people. We spend hours buried in our phones trying to keep up with the social lives of people we may not even know. Envy and the fear of missing out have taken over. Yet we are all still longing for human connection.
Whitney Wolfe Herd
We can only take it so far, because man can only take it so far, lower self can only take it so far, and you have to realize that the public is only at a certain place.
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
We need to make friends with ourselves. We are stuck with our self all day, so let’s be kinder, gentler, more amusing company. Let’s take our own hand and say, ‘There, there, sister. You’re doing a good job. I’m proud of how you’re handling all this craziness down here. Don’t give up. Carry on, warrior.’
Glennon Doyle Melton
We read deeply for varied reasons, most of them familiar: that we cannot know enough people profoundly enough; that we need to know ourselves better; that we require knowledge, not just of self and others, but of the way things are.
We really just didn’t realize the diversity of planetary types in our solar system. Pluto looked like a misfit because it was the only one we saw. And just as a Chihuahua is still a dog, these ice dwarfs are still planetary bodies. They’re large enough to make themselves round by self gravity, and they surely pass the test of planethood.
We seek for truth in ourselves; in our neighbours, and in its essential nature. We find it first in ourselves by severe self scrutiny, then in our neighbours by compassionate indulgence, and, finally, in its essential nature by that direct vision which belongs to the pure in heart.
We’re self obsessed and mad and stupid – not that other people can’t be the same way – but the extremes are kind of honest in some mad way. Anyway, I like them.
What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.
What could begin to deny self, if there were not something in man different from self?
What I call my ‘self’ now is hardly a person at all. It’s mainly a meeting place for various natural forces, desires, and fears, etcetera, some of which come from my ancestors, and some from my education, some perhaps from devils. The self you were really intended to be is something that lives not from nature but from God.
C. S. Lewis
What I need in order to stay creative and centered is a certain amount of distance from the maddening crowd. You cease to be your best self if you’re running too fast.
What is the meaning of ‘gossip?’ Doesn’t it originate with sympathy, an interest in one’s neighbor, degenerating into idle curiosity and love of tattling? Which is worse, this habit, or keeping one’s self so absorbed intellectually as to forget the sufferings and cares of others, to lose sympathy through having too much to think about?
What other dungeon is so dark as one’s own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one’s self!
What wild imaginations one forms where dear self is concerned! How sure to be mistaken!
When a human being becomes so still that they begin to lose awareness of their gender, and they are simply looking into that abyss where there is no notion of self whatsoever, the world disappears. And that’s really the only place to go. It’s the only place to remain.
When everyone is spitting in your face and you can be nice back to society – that is the ultimate self empowerment and that’s what I was striving for.Nick Yarris
When I am wrong, I will learn the lesson and move on to face other challenges. For me, that’s what creating your own life is. Doing your best work while being your best self.
When I severe my connections with the A.I.A. I do so with my own self respect, as a matter of pride and I am sure within your knowledge of my character.
Ralph Thomas Walker
When i was younger I was much more self focussed. I was worried about my self-image. I thought I was too fat. I was very critical of myself, and then I met and got to know and understand my husband. He helped me turn myself around. He had such a positive attitude towards life.
When it is working, you completely go into another place, you’re tapping into things that are totally universal, completely beyond your ego and your own self. That’s what it’s all about.
When time and space and change converge, we find place. We arrive in Place when we resolve things. Place is peace of mind and understanding. Place is knowledge of self. Place is resolution.
When we contemplate the heroes of Christianity, and compare our feeble efforts with their astonishing performance and self devotion, we should fall into despair, were there not a few softening features, by which they are brought back to the ranks of humanity.
When we don’t have a boyfriend or girlfriend, we always say, ‘Oh, I’m so lonely. I want a date,’ or something like that. But I think the biggest love we’re all searching for is the love for one’s self.
When you follow your heart’s calling, you wind up becoming your most powerful self. You don’t need to take power from others if you can tap into your own inner power.
When you sing with a group of people, you learn how to subsume yourself into a group consciousness because a capella singing is all about the immersion of the self into the community. That’s one of the great feelings – to stop being me for a little while and to become us. That way lies empathy, the great social virtue.
When you start becoming really successful, the demons start to tempt you – the demons of vanity and self importance, drug abuse, the feelings of fraudulence. But, it’s also a thrill. That’s what I found weird.
When your higher self is present, it always promotes peace.
When you’re able to be honest with yourself about who you are and finally can present your authentic true self to the world, you feel so much better about yourself, and it makes it easier for everyone else to feel better about you.
Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and prepare one’s self to do without it.
While claiming advocacy, what hoaxers really exhibit is self-interest. Often, this is because there is only the self to support their false claims; any revelations merely provide further opportunities for details and forgery.
Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God’s image, but thee who destroys a good book, kills reason its self.
Whoever will be free must make himself free. Freedom is no fairy gift to fall into a man’s lap. What is freedom? To have the will to be responsible for one’s self.
Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot? I know no speck so troublesome as self.
With acting I am being led by the script, other actors, the director, etc. But with songwriting I feel it is much more self reliant and allows me to be in the creative experience without being as dependent on others.
With my daughter, who at the time was one, my domestic life needed to take more precedent and really with my own self I needed to develop quite a bit more. So that put Blur down the list of priorities quite a lot by the time I came to thinking about it.
With Shakespeare and poetry, a new world was born. New dreams, new desires, a self consciousness was born. I desired to know to know myself in terms of the new standards set by these books.
With the support of my family, my constant pillar of strength and protection, I have risen above hate with love and excellence, and a very strong sense of self.
A. J. Odudu
Without a sense of place the work is often reduced to a cry of voices in empty rooms, a literature of the self, at its best poetic music; at its worst a thin gruel of the ego.
Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.
Work creates an enormous sense of self and I saw that in my mother. She was an enormous, towering figure to me in the best possible way. I picked up a lot of things from her in the way that I work… I also picked up a lot of the failings of when your father doesn’t have those things and that results in a house that turns into a minefield.
Worship means reverence and humility it means revering your real self and humbling delusions.
Writing is how I find out what I believe and what I care most deeply about. It’s how I sort through the mess of daily experience and try to make sense of it – by stepping out of it for a while. Writing is how I train a searchlight into the darker corners of my self and the world, as I’m sure I’d never do otherwise.Pico Iyer
Yes, forget your weakness, whatever that weakness may be. It is egotism, it is selfishness after. all, for it is a dwelling on self. Forget your weakness; and remember your strength.
Joseph Barber Lightfoot
You always feel like your 18-year-old self in some sense. And that’s what walking through New York on a June evening feels like – you feel like it’s Friday, and you’re 17 years old.
You can mark in desire the rising of the tide, as the appetite more and more invades the personality, appealing, as it does, not merely to the sensory side of the self, but to its ideal components as well.
You don’t have to change who you are for anyone: if you are your regular, authentic, confident self, then you can push to do whatever you want.
You gotta have moisturizer cause I’m old. You gotta have that. You know for every glass of wine I drink I get drier and drier so I have to keep my self well moisturized.
Bianca Del Rio
You have to have a strong sense of self in this business – otherwise they’re going to spit you out.
You just let your lower self go, and then it takes on all these aspects of the society – the city with horns blowing, the people yelling things at each other, and the all-in-all violence and chaos of the city. Put that on stage with music, and that’s what this is.
You must be ready to give up everything, not only material attachments but also human attachments – father, mother, wife, children – everything that you have. But the one thing which you have to abandon unconditionally is your self.
You should never give up your inner self.
You still have only one self and one identity. However, self, identity and personality are not things, they are not objects, and they certainly are not rigid. Instead, they are biological processes built within the brain from numerous interactive components, step by step, over a period of time.
You think you can go into all those auditions not knowing who you are? The work came after I found my sense of self – when I wasn’t so manic and desperate.
Your Highest Self is not just an idea that sounds lofty and spiritual. It is a way of being. It is the very first principle that you must come to understand and embrace as you move toward attracting to you that which you want and need for this parenthesis in eternity that you know as your life.
Your Highest Self only wants you to be at peace. It does not judge, compare, or demand that you defeat anyone or be better than anyone.Wayne Dyer
Your real self – the ‘I am I’ – is master of this land, the ruler of this empire. You rightfully have power and dominion over it, all its inhabitants, and all contained in its realm.
Your soul’s mission is to serve in the grandest way it can. Divine plans lie imprinted in your inner world, and there are important lessons for you to learn and share on this journey to your most magnificent self.
Your timeless self does not age and has no fear of the future. Contemplate your physical self and all its possessions, and practice laughing peacefully at it all.
Your weak point is the open, vulnerable place where you can always be hurt. Love, in all its aspects, opens the self so fully.
You’ve got all these books on self help, getting to know yourself, doing the right thing, eating the so-called right foods, even down to what books you have on your shelves. People are encouraged to look to themselves first as opposed to being a part of society.
You’ve got to believe in your damn self and do the damn thing, so I’m a big believer in self-belief, man, and going out there and working hard and sacrificing.
In conclusion, note to self quotes can be a powerful tool to remind us of what is important in life and how to find positivity and peace. They can also be a great source of comfort and encouragement when times are tough. Whether we write them down, share them with others, or simply keep them in our minds, we can use these quotes to help us stay focused on our goals and be open to the possibilities that life brings. They remind us to appreciate ourselves and the moments we have, and to stay positive and grateful for all that we have. With these quotes, we can find the strength and courage to overcome challenges and live a life filled with joy and purpose.