Self Quotes


We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

Change    Cleverness    Self    Wisdom    World

The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.

Men Without Women

Ernest Hemingway

Men Without Women
Love    Pain    Relationships    Self

Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.

Books    Castle    Self

He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.

Love in the Time of Cholera

Gabriel García Márquez

Love in the Time of Cholera
Birth    Identity    Life    Self

We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.

Change    Life    Self

A self is not something static, tied up in a pretty parcel and handed to the child, finished and complete. A self is always becoming.

A Circle of Quiet

Madeleine L'Engle

A Circle of Quiet

We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.
Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.
Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.

Affection    Betrayal    Blame    Connection    Disrespect    Love    Self    Shame    Vulnerability

The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.

Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens

Abundance    Balance    Better    Book    Change    Empowerment    Expression    Freedom    Fulfillment    Fun    Greater    Happiness    Health    Help    Hope    Improvement    Joy    Life    Love    Meditation    Money    More    Peace    Perfect    Power    Relaxation    Self    Self expression    Self help book    Self improvement book    Self realization    Success    Wealth    Your

You are who you are when nobody's watching.

I envy people that know love. That have someone who takes them as they are.

My past is everything I failed to be.

Failure    Past    Self    Time

We'd start slow, the way we always did, because the run, and the game, could go on for awhile. Maybe even forever.
That was the thing. You just never knew. Forever was so many different things. It was always changing, it was what everything was really all about. It was twenty minutes, or a hundred years, or just this instant, or any instant I wished would last and last. But there was only one truth about forever that really mattered, and that was this: it was happening. Right then, as I ran with Wes into that bright sun, and every moment afterwards. Look, there. Now. Now. Now.

Life    Self    Thoughts

Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection. Success, popularity, and power can indeed present a great temptation, but their seductive quality often comes from the way they are part of the much larger temptation to self-rejection. When we have come to believe in the voices that call us worthless and unlovable, then success, popularity, and power are easily perceived as attractive solutions. The real trap, however, is self-rejection. As soon as someone accuses me or criticizes me, as soon as I am rejected, left alone, or abandoned, I find myself thinking, "Well, that proves once again that I am a nobody." ... [My dark side says,] I am no good... I deserve to be pushed aside, forgotten, rejected, and abandoned. Self-rejection is the greatest enemy of the spiritual life because it contradicts the sacred voice that calls us the "Beloved." Being the Beloved constitutes the core truth of our existence.

It is not for me to judge another man's life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone.

Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha
Choices    Focus    Humility    Judgement    Judgemental    Self    Tolerance

A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement

Beauty    Body    Body image    Culture    Dance    Dancer    Desire    Fashion    Fitness    Food    Food for thought    Friendship    Funny    Girl    Health    Healthy    Hip hop    Honesty    Humor    Humour    Imagination    Individuality    Life    Love    Lust for life    Music    Novel    Passion    Reality    Relationships    Self    Sex    Truth    Wisdom    Young    Young adult    Young adult fiction    Young adult literature    Young adult novels    Young adults    Youth

Don't think about making life better for other people who don't even deserve you, rather, focus on making your life the best, for yourself and those who love you.

If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.

Arrival    Beautiful    Bloom    Disappointed    Discover    Here    Hesitant    Lost    Lotus flower    Now    Return    Self    Strong    Weak    Yourself

I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.

Life    Self    Travel    World

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.

To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That's what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul - would you understand why that's much harder?

Compromise    Life    Self    Soul

The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.

This above all: to thine own self be true.

Hamlet

William Shakespeare

Self    Truth

Things that matter are not easy. Feelings of happiness are easy. Happiness is not. Flirting is easy. Love is not. Saying you’re friends is easy. Being friends is not.

Friends    Love    Self

You are -- your life, and nothing else.

We don't realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.

V-Day…if you need this one day in a year to show everyone else you truly care for your loved one I think it’s quite stupid. I hate this commercialism. It’s all artificial, and has nothing to do with real love.

Body    Books    Cool    Culture    Desire    Emotion    Friendship    Funny    Girl    Honesty    Humor    Humour    Imagination    Individuality    Life    Love    Music    Novel    Passion    Reality    Relationships    Romance    Self    Sex    Technology    Truth    Wisdom    Young    Youth

You cannot be with someone just because you don’t want to hurt him. You have your own happiness to think about.

Happiness    Happy    Heartbreak    Hurt    Love    Self

My soul is a hidden orchestra; I know not what instruments, what fiddlestrings and harps, drums and tamboura I sound and clash inside myself. All I hear is the symphony.

Dna    Noise    Self    Soul    Symphony

You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing.

I take pleasure in my transformations. I look quiet and consistent, but few know how many women there are in me.

The problem with introspection is that it has no end.

Cosmos    Ego    Infinity    Introspection    Meditation    Self

Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.

Non nobis solum nati sumus.
(
Not for ourselves alone are we born.
)

Duty    Helping others    Latin    Self

Jesus Christ knew he was God. So wake up and find out eventually who you really are. In our culture, of course, they’ll say you’re crazy and you’re blasphemous, and they’ll either put you in jail or in a nut house (which is pretty much the same thing). However if you wake up in India and tell your friends and relations, ‘My goodness, I’ve just discovered that I’m God,’ they’ll laugh and say, ‘Oh, congratulations, at last you found out.

Awakening    Blasphemy    God    Hinduism    Jesus christ    Self

My head’ll explode if I continue with this escapism.

Body    Books    Cool    Culture    Desire    Emotion    Friendship    Funny    Girl    Honesty    Humor    Humour    Imagination    Individuality    Life    Love    Music    Novel    Passion    Reality    Relationships    Romance    Self    Sex    Technology    Truth    Wisdom    Young    Youth

What I'm looking for is not out there, it is in me.

Self    Truth

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.

Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion.

Beloved    Faith    God    Identity    Love    Self

I stop fighting my inner demons. We're on the same side now. T-shirt

Demons    Grave    Self

Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.

Gaze into the fire, into the clouds, and as soon as the inner voices begin to speak... surrender to them. Don't ask first whether it's permitted, or would please your teachers or father or some god. You will ruin yourself if you do that.

Demian

Hermann Hesse

Demian

Maybe you could be mine / or maybe we’ll be entwined / aimless in this sexless foreplay.

Body    Boy    Boyfriend    Boys    Cool    Culture    Desire    Emotion    Friendship    Funny    Honesty    Humor    Humour    Imagination    Individuality    Life    Love    Music    Novel    Passion    Poem    Poems    Poet    Poetry    Poetry life    Poets    Reality    Relationships    Romance    Self    Sex    Technology    Truth    Wisdom    Young    Youth

As long as you can find yourself, you’ll never starve.

The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games

If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.

Choices    Different    Joy    Self    Self care    Self esteem    Self expression    Self love    Self talk    Unique    Uniqueness    Wonder

You don't know how to talk to people you don't like. Don't love, really. You can't live in the world with such strong likes and dislikes.

Franny and Zooey

J.D. Salinger

Franny and Zooey

A friend is a gift you give yourself.

Friend    Gift    Give    Self

Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.

Altruism    Brian tracy    Evolution    Evolve    Giving    Growing    Kindness    Life    Love    People    Quote    Quotes    Self    Sharing    Wisdom

The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.

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