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Definition of Self

Self

  1. Having its own or a single nature or character, as in color, composition, etc., without addition or change; unmixed; as, a self bow, one made from a single piece of wood; self flower or plant, one which is wholly of one color; self-colored.
  2. Same; particular; very; identical.
  3. The individual as the object of his own reflective consciousness; the man viewed by his own cognition as the subject of all his mental phenomena, the agent in his own activities, the subject of his own feelings, and the possessor of capacities and character; a person as a distinct individual; a being regarded as having personality.
  4. Hence, personal interest, or love of private interest; selfishness; as, self is his whole aim.
  5. Personification; embodiment.

Self Quotations

To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
William Shakespeare

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
Maya Angelou

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.
Golda Meir

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
Aristotle

Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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Self Translations

self in Afrikaans is self
self in Dutch is vanzelf, zelf
self in Finnish is itse
self in German is selber, selbst, selbst
self in Latin is ego

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