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Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self criticism.
Albert Einstein

Achievement arises from inquisitiveness, focus, tenacity and introspection.
Authors on Self Quotes: Frederick Lenz Mahatma Gandhi Ramana Maharshi Deepak Chopra Ralph Waldo Emerson Eric Hoffer Albert Bandura Mason Cooley Friedrich Nietzsche John de Ruiter Francois de La Rochefoucauld Swami Vivekananda Eckhart Tolle C. S. Lewis Dalai Lama Bruce Lee Carl Jung Wayne Dyer Marianne Williamson Neale Donald Walsch Jiddu Krishnamurti Laozi Aristotle Stephen Covey George Eliot Terence McKenna Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Ayn Rand Michel de Montaigne Sri Chinmoy Thomas Jefferson Anne Lamott Robert Breault
Some people have the disease of criticising all the time. They forget the good about others and only mention their faults. They are like flies that avoid the good and pure places and land on the bad and wounds. This is because of the evil within the self and the spoiled nature.
Ibn Taymiyyah

The essence of independence is to be able to do something for one’s self. Adults work to finish a task, but the child works in order to grow, and is working to create the adult, the person that is to be. Such experience is not just play... it is work he must do in order to grow up.
Maria Montessori

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.
Marcus Garvey

If you lack self-belief, you are doomed to fail in the pursuit of life.
I trust that you will so live today as to realize that you are masters of your own destiny, masters of your fate; if there is anything you want in this world, it is for you to strike out with confidence and faith in self and reach for it.
Marcus Garvey

Love is not about property, diamonds and gifts. It is about sharing your very self with the world around you.
Pablo Neruda

Affection is not about material possessions, jewels and presents. It is about revealing your genuine essence to the environment around you.
With the right attitude, self imposed limitations vanish
Alexander the Great

Self imposed restrictions dissipate with a positive outlook.
If there is one thing I’ve learned in my years on this planet, it’s that the happiest and most fulfilled people I’ve known are those who devoted themselves to something bigger and more profound than merely their own self interest.
John Glenn

The newspaper that obstructs the law on a trivial pretext, for money's sake, is a dangerous enemy to the public weal. That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse.
Mark Twain

Do not look at anybody in terms of friend or foe, brother or cousin; do not fritter away your mental energies in thoughts of friendship or enmity. Seeking the Self everywhere, be amiable and equal-minded towards all, treating all alike.
Adi Shankara

Be your own leader, be your own self, step out of my shadows and be your own person.
Snoop Dogg

Be your own trailblazer, be yourself, emerge from my shrouds and be independent.
I want to show my true self, not how I want to be seen by others.

I wish to reveal my authentic self, instead of the facade I put up for others.
Determine that today you will overcome your self of the day before, tomorrow you will win over those of lesser skill, and later you will win over those of greater skill.
Miyamoto Musashi

Resolve that today you will surpass your prior self, tomorrow you will conquer those of inferior proficiency, and afterwards you will triumph over those of superior ability.
Remember that you will never reach a higher standard than you yourself set. Then set your mark high, and step by step, even though it be by painful effort, by self-denial and sacrifice, ascend the whole length of the ladder of progress.
Ellen G. White

Any child who is self-sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself, reflects in his joy and sense of achievement the image of human dignity which is derived from a sense of independence.
Maria Montessori

Even after the Truth has been realised, there remains that strong, obstinate impression that one is still an ego - the agent and experiencer. This has to be carefully removed by living in a state of constant identification with the supreme non-dual Self. Full Awakening is the eventual ceasing of all the mental impressions of being an ego.
Adi Shankara

Silence is truth. Silence is bliss. Silence is peace. And hence Silence is the Self.
Ramana Maharshi

'Hushed stillness is veracity. Hushed stillness is contentment. Hushed stillness is harmony. And thus Hushed stillness is the Essence.'
It is not by telling people about ourselves that we demonstrate our Christianity. Words are cheap. It is by costly, self-denying Christian practice that we show the reality of our faith.
Jonathan Edwards

It is not through vocalizing our Christianity that we exhibit our allegiance to it. Verbalization is easy; we must offer up sacrificial, self-abnegating Christian action to illustrate the credibility of our conviction.
Knowing that I am different from the body, I need not neglect the body. It is a vehicle that I use to transact with the world. It is the temple which houses the Pure Self within.
Adi Shankara

Recognizing that I am distinct from my physical form, I should not disregard it. It is a tool I employ to interact with the world. It is the abode which encloses the Authentic Self inside.
Believe in yourself, learn, and never stop wanting to build a better world.
Mary McLeod Bethune

Have faith in yourself, educate yourself, and always strive to create a better universe.
Enlightenment is man's leaving his self-caused immaturity. Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another. Such immaturity is self-caused if it is not caused by lack of intelligence, but by lack of determination and courage to use one's intelligence without being guided by another. Sapere Aude! Have the courage to use your own intelligence! is therefore the motto of the enlightenment.
Immanuel Kant

When there is oppression, the only self-respecting thing is to rise and say this shall cease today, because my right is justice. If you are stronger, you have to help the weaker boy or girl both in play and in the work.
Sarojini Naidu

Follow the three R's: - Respect for self. - Respect for others. - Responsibility for all your actions.
Dalai Lama

Abide by the three C's: - Consideration of self. - Consideration of others. - Accountability for all your deeds.
Bodybuilding is an art, your body is the canvas, weights are your brush and nutrition is your paint. We all have the ability to turn a self portrait into a masterpiece.
Kai Greene

Bodybuilding is a craft, your physique is the medium, weights are your tools and nourishment is your pigment. Everyone has the capacity to transform a self portrait into an awe-inspiring work of art.
Listening is much more than allowing another to talk while waiting for a chance to respond. Listening is paying full attention to others and welcoming them into our very beings. The beauty of listening is that those who are listened to start feeling accepted, start taking our words more seriously and discovering their true selves.
Henri Nouwen

It's dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you're feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That's why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling.
Aldous Huxley

It took cancer to realize that being self-centered is not the way to live. The answer is to try and help others.
Terry Fox

It took a life-threatening illness to comprehend that being egocentric is not the path to harmony. The answer lies in striving to aid others.
A lot of people, black, white, mexican, young or old, fat or skinny have a problem being true to they self. They have a problem looking in the mirror and looking directly into their own souls. Only reason I am who I am today is because I can look directly into my face and find my soul
Tupac Shakur

You know, what's interesting is, being your own self is kind of a blur.
David Chase

Exploring one's own identity can be a confusing experience.
To be free from bondage the wise person must practise discrimination between One-Self and the ego-self. By that alone you will become full of joy, recognising Self as Pure Being, Consciousness and Bliss.
Adi Shankara

A person who makes full use of and exploits his talents,
and capacities.
Such a person seems to be fulfilling himself and doing the best he is capable of doing.
The self-actualized person must find in his life those qualities that make his living rich and rewarding.
He must find meaningfulness,
and truth.
Abraham Maslow

Neither the military might nor the economic and technological development makes a nation great. It is made great by it's citizens with Self Respect and Integrity ingrained in their lives.
Pandurang Shastri Athavale

No amount of military prowess, financial fortitude, or advanced technology can make a nation great; it is the collective moral character and strong ethical values of its citizens that truly elevate it.
Overcoming difficulties leads to courage, self-respect, and knowing yourself.
Alfred Adler

Triumphing over obstacles engenders bravery, self-esteem, and recognizing oneself.
All man are the same except for their belief in their own selves, regardless of what others may think of them
Miyamoto Musashi

In order for us as poor and oppressed people to become part of a society that is meaningful, the system under which we now exist has to be radically changed... It means facing a system that does not lend its self to your needs and devising means by which you change that system.
Ella Baker

When I tune into my beautiful self, I get happiness. Everything in the universe belongs to me.
Dick Gregory

When I access my exquisite essence, I experience joy. All of existence is mine.
There is sorrow in finitude. The Self is beyond time, space and objects. It is infinite and hence of the nature of absolute happiness.
Adi Shankara

There is grief in the limitation of existence. The Self transcends time, space and materiality. It is boundless and thus inherently of absolute joy.
Try not to confuse attachment with love. Attachment is about fear and dependency, and has more to do with love of self than love of another. Love without attachment is the purest love because it isn't about what others can give you because your empty. It is about what you can give others because you're already full.
Yasmin Mogahed

We are not determined by our experiences, but are self-determined by the meaning we give to them; and when we take particular experiences as the basis for our future life, we are almost certain to be misguided to some degree. Meanings are not determined by situations. We determine ourselves by the meanings we ascribe to situations.
Alfred Adler

Your own Self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world.
Ramana Maharshi

Your own Self-actualization is the greatest contribution you can make to humanity.
A human-being is not a human-being while his tendencies include self-indulgence, covetousness, temper and attacking other people

A human-being is not a human-being while their behavior involves selfishness, greed, wrath and aggression.
The true gospel is a call to self-denial. It is not a call to self-fulfillment.
John F. MacArthur

The genuine good news is an appeal to self-renunciation. It is not a plea for personal gratification.
If you don't have self-respect, if you don't have dignity, if you don't have some true knowledge of self and who you are, and where you're coming from, then you're absolutely lost.
Immortal Technique

"If you lack an appreciation for yourself, if you have no sense of honor, if you are unaware of your identity and origin, then you are completely disoriented."
The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes

If someone can prove me wrong and show me my mistake in any thought or action, I shall gladly change. I seek the truth, which never harmed anyone: the harm is to persist in one's own self-deception and ignorance.
Marcus Aurelius

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.
Indra Devi

"As placid water can faithfully reproduce the heavens and foliage when unmoved, so too can a reposed mind accurately reflect the true essence of one's being."
The greatest discovery in life is self-discovery. Until you find yourself you will always be someone else. Become yourself.
Myles Munroe

Unearth your innermost being; until you recognize who you are, you will never cease to be an imitation. Understand thyself.
Follow your own path, no matter what people say.
Karl Marx

Forge your own way, regardless of what others may advise.
From the idea that the self is not given to us, I think there is only one practical consequence: we have to create ourselves as a work of art.
Michel Foucault

I posit that the only logical outcome of accepting the notion that our identities are not predetermined is to craft ourselves into a masterpiece.
It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.
Donald Woods Winnicott