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Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance?
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Be that self which one truly is.
Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self.
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.
Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.
Francis of Assisi
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
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
There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true Self.
Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning.
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
The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.
One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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
The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself.
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
Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
The goal of spiritual practice is full recovery, and the only thing you need to recover from is a fractured sense of self.
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
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.
Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self.
Being cool is being your own self, not doing something that someone else is telling you to do.
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.
The self is hateful.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.
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