Himself Quotes by Epictetus, Joseph Hall, Mary Wilson Little, Marcel Proust, Katharine Butler Hathaway, Johann Arndt and many others.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
He is a very humble man, that thinks not himself better than some others.
He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.
Every reader finds himself. The writer’s work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.
A person needs at intervals to separate himself from family and companions and go to new places. He must go without his familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.
It certainly is the duty of every true Christian, to esteem himself a stranger and pilgrim in this world; and as bound to use earthly blessings, not as means of satisfying lust or gratifying wantonness, but of supplying his absolute wants and necessities.
The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.
He is not only dull in himself, but the cause of dullness in others.
Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself.
Prayer is translation. A man translates himself into a child asking for all there is in a language he has barely mastered.
A leader who confines his role to his people’s experience dooms himself to stagnation; a leader who outstrips his people’s experience runs the risk of not being understood.
The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds.
No quarterback ever won a championship that did it all by himself.
Man has throughout the ages been seeking something beyond himself, beyond material welfare – something we call truth or God or reality, a timeless state – something that cannot be disturbed by circumstances, by thought or by human corruption.
No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
The psychic task which a person can and must set for himself is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.
A military man can scarcely pride himself on having smitten a sleeping enemy; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten.
Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with – a man is what he makes of himself.
In a position of utter desolation, when man cannot express himself in positive action, when his only achievement may consist in enduring his sufferings in the right way – an honorable way – in such a position man can, through loving contemplation of the image he carries of his beloved, achieve fulfillment.
Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself.
What I love about ‘Big Hero 6’, with Baymax himself – this sentient creature who’s actually a learning robot – with each experience, this naive and gullible creature becomes more aware of issues.
But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies.
I met Pierre Curie for the first time in the spring of the year 1894… A Polish physicist whom I knew, and who was a great admirer of Pierre Curie, one day invited us together to spend the evening with himself and his wife.
No one can harm the man who does himself no wrong.
We are in the society of the teacher-judge, the doctor-judge, the educator-judge, the ‘social-worker’-judge; it is on them that the universal reign of the normative is based; and each individual, wherever he may find himself, subjects to it his body, his gestures, his behavior, his aptitudes, his achievements.
To me, a leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding potential in people and processes. And so what I think is really important is sustainability.
He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
I think that man has a fundamental obligation to extract from himself and from the earth all that it can give; and this obligation is all the more imperative that we are absolutely ignorant of what limits – they may still be very distant – God has imposed on our natural understanding and power.
I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.
The true success is the person who invented himself.
My responsibility is always and everywhere the same: to see in my brother more even than the personality and manhood that are his. My task is always and everywhere the same: to see Christ himself.
Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others.
A man’s natural rights are his own, against the whole world; and any infringement of them is equally a crime, whether committed by one man, or by millions; whether committed by one man, calling himself a robber, (or by any other name indicating his true character,) or by millions, calling themselves a government.
Man is firmly convinced that he is awake; in reality he is caught in a net of sleep and dreams which he has unconsciously woven himself.
While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil.
When you have a nonverbal conversation with a total stranger, then he can’t cover himself with words, he can’t create a wall.
Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.
The writer presents himself to the blank page not with an open passport but an open heart.
I watched Tim Tebow and how he played and how he carried himself and the good that he did for the game on and off the field. I knew that’s what I wanted to do.
While one man can discover a certain thing by himself, another is never able to understand it, even if taught by means of all possible expressions and metaphors, and during a long period; his mind can in no way grasp it, his capacity is insufficient for it.
Let none of us delude himself by supposing that honesty is always the best policy. It is not.
The diligent scholar is he that loves himself, and desires to have reason to applaud and love himself.
Comedy is the one absolutely self-aware art form. Actually, hip-hop’s another one, I suppose. Because in your songs you’re talking about how good a hip-hop artist you are. It’s like a painter painting a panting of himself painting a painting.
Hell is yourself and the only redemption is when a person puts himself aside to feel deeply for another person.
Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.
I wanted to find out exactly who was in charge, whether it was God Himself or whether it was scientists in the laboratory. It was us.
The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.
A Black man should be more independent and depend on himself for his freedom and not to take it for granted that someone would lead him to it. The blacks are tired of standing at the touchlines to witness a game that they should be playing. They want to do things for themselves and all by themselves.
The man who does evil to another does evil to himself, and the evil counsel is most evil for him who counsels it.
The ‘free-floating intellectual’ may occupy himself with problems because of their inherent interest and importance, perhaps to little effect.
Jesus didn’t say, ‘Blessed are those who care for the poor.’ He said, ‘Blessed are we where we are poor, where we are broken.’ It is there that God loves us deeply and pulls us into deeper communion with himself.
I have yet to find a man worth his salt in any direction who did not think of himself first and foremost.
Government spending is taxation. When you look at this, I’ve never heard of a poor person spending himself into prosperity; let alone I’ve never heard of a poor person taxing himself into prosperity.
As soon as man began considering himself the source of the highest meaning in the world and the measure of everything, the world began to lose its human dimension, and man began to lose control of it.
The poet exposes himself to the risk. All that has been said about poetry, all that he has learned about poetry, is only a partial assurance.
Christianity has aimed to deliver us from a life determined by nature, from the appetites as actuating us, and so has meant that man should not let himself be determined by appetites.
Whoever despises himself nonetheless respects himself as one who despises.
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.
The greatest error of a man is to think that he is weak by nature, evil by nature. Every man is divine and strong in his real nature. What are weak and evil are his habits, his desires and thoughts, but not himself.
Tremendous teammate, that’s what comes to mind when I think of Scottie Pippen. He was a very caring teammate who was always concerned about the team. The way he played and expressed himself on the floor exemplified who he was as a player.
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
I liked Stanley Kubrick from the start. He had a warm, benign nature and offered himself to you as a friend and ally. He seemed to possess no airs or attitudes, neuroses, or predilection towards tantrums.
We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.
Integration is a man’s ability to want to move in there by himself. If someone wants to live in a white neighborhood and he is black, that is his choice. It should be his rights. It is not because white people will not allow him.
To believe Christ’s cross to be a friend, as he himself is a friend, is also a special act of faith.
An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.
Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one’s heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal, aims of humanity.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely, thus setting himself apart form the ordinary people who debate in narrow confines.
Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman’s power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
Kevin Sullivan? He’s Anthony Hopkins. The Prince of Darkness. The devil himself. Against the ‘American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes, the chubby plumber’s son from Austin, Texas. My God, those billboards go up, and you’re going to want to go see it.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on. It is the force whereby we live.
It is extremely difficult for a Jew to be converted, for how can he bring himself to believe in the divinity of – another Jew?
If the child is left to himself, he will think more and better, if less showily. Let him go and come freely, let him touch real things and combine his impressions for himself.
One seeks to equip the child with deeper, more gripping, and subtler ways of knowing the world and himself.
If one has the answers to all the questions – that is the proof that God is not with him. It means that he is a false prophet using religion for himself. The great leaders of the people of God, like Moses, have always left room for doubt. You must leave room for the Lord, not for our certainties; we must be humble.
Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.
That person has to be accountable for himself. I think that’s what we have to do in society today is to be accountable for yourself. I think we have the tendency to always want to live someone else’s life.
If God is real, and he did give a piece of Himself to us, it is our brain.
Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfill his destiny.
Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.
A fella who accepts himself and is relaxed into who he is – that appeals to people.
A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.
There is no force like success, and that is why the individual makes all effort to surround himself throughout life with the evidence of it; as of the individual, so should it be of the nation.
Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.
A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.
A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
There does not exist a painter who knows himself or knows what he is doing.
I don’t know driving in another way which isn’t risky. Each one has to improve himself. Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than other’s.
The writer must be a participant in the scene… like a film director who writes his own scripts, does his own camera work, and somehow manages to film himself in action, as the protagonist or at least the main character.
I worked with Steven Spielberg on Amistad… he seemed so very secure in himself that he let me do things.
The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.
You can’t relate to a superhero, to a superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs but only after a struggle.
Our glory is hidden in our pain, if we allow God to bring the gift of himself in our experience of it.
If every senator looks into the mirror and sees a future president, then every president looks into that same mirror and sees himself on Mount Rushmore.
No man is poor who does not think himself so. But if in a full fortune with impatience he desires more, he proclaims his wants and his beggarly condition.
A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
We work pretty fast. I might be working, and I might knock out two, three songs. Quavo might come in two, three himself. Offset might come and do the same.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Shakespeare did not consider himself the legislator of mankind. He faithfully records man’s problems and does not evidently propose to solve them.
Up to his twenty-sixth year, the heart of Ignatius was enthralled by the vanities of the world. His special delight was in the military life, and he seemed led by a strong and empty desire of gaining for himself a great name.
No man thinks there is much ado about nothing when the ado is about himself.
A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.
I don’t think Hank Greenberg thought of himself as the first Jewish baseball player – he was a baseball player who happened to be Jewish. I’m an artist who happens to be Latin.
Ulysses finds himself unchanged, aside from his experience, at the end of his odyssey.
When I first came to Hollywood, the blacklist was just starting, and they were having hearings in Washington. What most people don’t know is the judge of these hearings himself was later convicted of misappropriation. ‘Spartacus’ helped break the blacklist, because Spartacus was a real character.
One who has no love in his heart will try to possess everything for himself. One who has love in his heart is ready to sacrifice everything, including his own body, for the benefit of others.
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
I think Hefner himself wants to go down in history as a person of sophistication and glamour. But the last person I would want to go down in history as is Hugh Hefner.
Anybody, providing he knows how to be amusing, has the right to talk about himself.
Contemporary thinkers would say that man is continuously transcending himself.
A horse is a thing of beauty… none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.
I am an old sinner; and if God had designed mercy for me, he would have called me home to himself before now.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be exalted.
No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.
Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot.
It is one of the chief skills of the philosopher not to occupy himself with questions which do not concern him.
The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.
All we have to do is to peel the shrines like an onion, and we will be with the king himself.
The painter should paint not only what he has in front of him, but also what he sees inside himself.
A man’s opinion is in others; his being is in himself.
The manager is by himself. He can’t mingle with his players. I enjoyed my players, but I could not socialize with them so I spent a lot of time alone in my hotel room. Those four walls kind of close in on you.
The great work must inevitably be obscure, except to the very few, to those who like the author himself are initiated into the mysteries. Communication then is secondary: it is perpetuation which is important. For this only one good reader is necessary.
Where do murderers go, man! Who’s to doom, when the judge himself is dragged to the bar?
No, when the fight begins within himself, A man’s worth something.
To my surprise, the more I searched about Qi Xiangfu, the more I found of a life lived partly online. He once wrote a short memoir in which he described himself in the third person, with the formality usually reserved for China’s most famous writers.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
One of the worst things that can happen to an artist is to perceive himself as the owner of his art, and art as his tool. A product of the marketplace sensibility, this attitude barely differs on a psychological plane from the patron’s view of the artist as a paid employee.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
I have to hold a meeting with the rising generation every evening, and that takes time. Henry can say, ‘Twinkle, twinkle,’ all himself, and Edward can repeat it after his father! Giants of genius! Paragons of erudition!
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
A man is hindered and distracted in proportion as he draws outward things to himself.
I enjoy the football, I really love our kickarounds. I would say Chris Woakes is the best – a real Rolls-Royce midfielder. He gets himself around and he’s got a silky touch. He’s the main man.
Every person is the creation of himself, the image of his own thinking and believing. As individuals think and believe, so they are.
A man’s indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.
The limitless loving devotion to God, and the gift God makes of Himself to you, are the highest elevation of which the heart is capable; it is the highest degree of prayer. The souls that have reached this point are truly the heart of the Church.
For what is a man, what has he got? If not himself, then he has naught. To say the things he truly feels, and not the words of one who kneels.
Every uneducated person is a caricature of himself.
Unbeliever is he who follows predestination even if he be Muslim, Faithful is he, if he himself is the Divine Destiny.
I consider myself an ordinary Muslim who is constantly working to put himself in the framework established by the Koran and the tradition of the Prophet Mohammed. I study the works of experts of jurisprudence, Koranic commentary, hadith commentary, and Sufism.
No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office.
Man is the only creature that strives to surpass himself, and yearns for the impossible.
A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
Art is a private thing, the artist makes it for himself; a comprehensible work is the product of a journalist. We need works that are strong, straight, precise, and forever beyond understanding.
You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself.
Bill Maher fancies himself the reincarnation of Lenny Bruce.
Since, therefore, no man is born without faults, and he is esteemed the best whose errors are the least, let the wise man consider everything human as connected with himself; for in worldly affairs there is no perfect happiness under heaven.
I shot a pilot for ABC, which I’m a bit confused about what the actual title is – I heard it was called ‘Chosen.’ It’s directed by Roland Emmerich – the master of disaster himself – and it’s his idea and concept for the show that’s a supernatural thriller about good and evil set in contemporary modern day New York.
A man nearly always loves for other reasons than he thinks. A lover is apt to be as full of secrets from himself as is the object of his love from him.
The swimmer adrift on the open seas measures his strength, and strives with all his muscles to keep himself afloat. But what is he to do when there is no land on the horizon, and none beyond it?
He who can not support himself, can not take his own decision.
Physical nature lies at our feet shackled with a hundred chains. What of the control of human nature? Do not point to the triumphs of psychiatry, social services or the war against crime. Domination of human nature can only mean the domination of every man by himself.
Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed be the facts.
The artist forges himself to the others, midway between the beauty he cannot do without and the community he cannot tear himself away from. That is why true artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge.
Style is that which indicates how the writer takes himself and what he is saying. It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward.
A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.
I’m tough when I have to be, tender when I should be. When you find a really tough guy, he’s not a predator. He doesn’t have to prove himself. Guys who have to pretend to be tough, they ain’t. I’m tough.
I just loved playing a man who was unafraid of making an idiot of himself in the process of falling in love. I found that admirable.
The true purpose of education is to teach a man to carry himself triumphant to the sunset.
A man has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.
If man makes himself a worm he must not complain when he is trodden on.
A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. He can live without hope, without friends, without books, even without music, as long as he can listen to his own thoughts.
Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written.
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrest his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.
A man doesn’t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.
He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity’s sun rise.
The preacher’s sharpest and strongest preaching should be to himself. His most difficult, delicate, laborious, and thorough work must be with himself.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
No one can doubt that the sufferings of the sober, virtuous woman, in legal subjection to the mastership of a drunken, immoral husband and father over herself and children, not only from physical abuse, but from spiritual shame and humiliation, must be such as the man himself can not possibly comprehend.
We call ourselves a dog’s ‘master’ – but who ever dared to call himself the ‘master’ of a cat? We own a dog – he is with us as a slave and inferior because we wish him to be. But we entertain a cat – he adorns our hearth as a guest, fellow-lodger, and equal because he wishes to be there.
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
There is no self-knowledge but an historical one. No one knows what he himself is who does not know his fellow men, especially the most prominent one of the community, the master’s master, the genius of the age.
The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is?
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
I feel that no one should be ashamed or have fear or doubt within themselves when they speak about the roots or Africa wherein I and I originate from. It’s like an individual who tries to disown himself, and to me, it is a form of defeat by disowning yourself.
Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
I always go back to Harry Truman: Should we drop an atomic bomb to save 100,000 lives? That’s a hell of a decision to make. Did he make that decision by himself? No, he had advisers.
He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other’s slave.
I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.
The first prerogative of an artist in any medium is to make a fool of himself.
Man is flying too fast for a world that is round. Soon he will catch up with himself in a great rear end collision.
When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.
My biography of Frank Sinatra is not paean to his music but rather an illumination of the man behind the music, who once described himself as ‘an 18-karat manic-depressive who lived a life of violent emotional contradictions with an over-acute capacity for sadness as well as happiness.’
The compliment that I like more than anything is when my family tells me I’m the same Ryan. I never want to become a celeb who forgets about anybody or has a big head about himself.
Is anarchism desirable? Well, who does not seek freedom? What man, unless willing to declare himself in bondage, would care to call any control agreeable? Think about it!
My grandfather lived to be late 90s on one side and on the other side, 70s or something. And my father died young, at 63. But he didn’t take very good care of himself.
The dog commends himself to our favor by affording play to our propensity for mastery.
Every coach has to put himself in his club and to try to become a really important coach for his club. The most important thing is that the club can be happy, the fans can be happy, and the players can be happy with your work. This must be our task. Then, if you are No. 4, No. 5, No. 6, this is not important.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
There is in every American, I think, something of the old Daniel Boone – who, when he could see the smoke from another chimney, felt himself too crowded and moved further out into the wilderness.
I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction.
When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.
Education is a work of self-organization by which man adapts himself to the conditions of life.
He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
John Austin, author of ‘Cubicle Warfare,’ has outdone himself with ‘Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction,’ a fully illustrated step-by-step guide to constructing thirty-five pocket-sized war machines, including a Clothespin Shooter, a Hanger Slingshot, a Paper-Clip Trebuchet, and Shoelace Darts.
I’ve always felt that God, himself, has chosen me for his purpose, for higher callings whether it’s to be an inspiration to somebody else’s life, whether it’s to change somebody else’s life, or whether it’s to be that support or light in somebody else’s life.
Every man must decide for himself whether he shall master his world or be mastered by it.
How should a man be capable of grooming his own horse, or of furbishing his own spear and helmet, if he allows himself to become unaccustomed to tending even his own person, which is his most treasured belonging?
Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
What do I owe to my times, to my country, to my neighbors, to my friends? Such are the questions which a virtuous man ought often to ask himself.
A stage play is basically a form of uber-schizophrenia. You split yourself into two minds – one being the protagonist and the other being the antagonist. The playwright also splits himself into two other minds: the mind of the writer and the mind of the audience.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.
Research shows that the climate of an organization influences an individual’s contribution far more than the individual himself.
Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.
The individual can maintain himself in a society definitely organized only through possessing an equally definite mental and moral constitution. This is what the neuropath lacks. His state of disturbance causes him to be constantly taken by surprise by circumstances.
Every man who is high up likes to think that he has done it all himself, and the wife smiles and lets it go at that.
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means – either may do – the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.
We are told that the trouble with modern man is that he has been trying to detach himself from nature… In this scenario, Man comes on as a stupendous lethal force, and the Earth is pictured as something delicate, like rising bubbles at the surface of a country pond, or flights of fragile birds.
The petty man is eager to make boasts, yet desires that others should believe in him. He enthusiastically engages in deception, yet wants others to have affection for him. He conducts himself like an animal, yet wants others to think well of him.
More than any other poet, Whitman is what we make him; more than any other poet, his greatest value is in what he suggests and implies rather than in what he portrays, and more than any other poet must he wait to be understood by the growth of the taste of himself.
People would read all kinds of reaction into it, but Tracy told me himself that half the time he was just standing very still, trying to look sober and composed. That takes nothing away from him. The fact he got away with it was a tribute to his talent.
The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert.
Plato said that virtue has no master. If a person does not honor this principle and rejoice in it, but is purchasable for money, he creates many masters for himself.
It’s possible and available to any artist to be himself or herself on their own terms, to be accepted and embraced by black people. You don’t have to be a thug to get love from black people.
Man does find in Nature deliverance from himself, oblivion of his past, with peace and purity!
When man meets an obstacle he can’t destroy, he destroys himself.
The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.
Only let it be in the name of Jesus Christ, that I may suffer together with Him! I endure everything because He Himself, Who is perfect man, empowers me.
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
I think a man ought to get drunk at least twice a year just on principle, so he won’t let himself get snotty about it.
The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others.
A real conversation always contains an invitation. You are inviting another person to reveal herself or himself to you, to tell you who they are or what they want.
I’m kind of obsessed with Bruce Springsteen – the T-shirt and jeans look for me is appealing. Prince was great as well. He designed all of his outfits himself and looked exactly how he wanted to look. He was in complete control of his image.
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.
A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.
The need of expansion is as genuine an instinct in man as the need in a plant for the light, or the need in man himself for going upright. The love of liberty is simply the instinct in man for expansion.
I saw ‘Taxi Driver,’ and ‘Taxi Driver’ kind of saved my life. The scene where Robert De Niro is looking at himself in the mirror saying, ‘You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Who the hell else are you talkin’ to?’ That’s the scene that changed my life by changing my attitude about acting.
Man is capable of every great heroism; it was man who found a means of conquering the formidable obstacles of his environment, establishing himself lord of the earth, and laying the foundations of civilization.
It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.
I also had a brother who was like me a musician and a composer. A man of great talent, far more gifted than I. He died very young… he killed himself in the prime of his life.
If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.
An entertainer should in his public performance keep himself out of any controversy, political or otherwise.
He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.
Is not the brand of ‘double-dealer’ stamped on the forehead of every democratic slaveholder? Are not fraud and hypocrisy the religion of the man who calls himself a democrat, and hold his fellow-man in bondage?
The heart of the theater is the play itself, how it dramatizes life to make it meaningful entertainment. To achieve depth and universality, the playwright must subject himself to intense critique, to know human character and behavior, and finally to construct art from the most mundane of human experience.
A woman’s life is not perfect or whole till she has added herself to a husband. Nor is a man’s life perfect or whole till he has added to himself a wife.
My grandfather was an autoworker, and I have a weapon he manufactured to protect himself from the company that he would carry to work. It’s a big iron pipe with a hunk of lead on the head. I think about how far we’ve come as companies from those days, where workers had to protect themselves from the company.
Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
When people say, you know, ‘Good teacher,’ ‘Prophet,’ ‘Really nice guy’… this is not how Jesus thought of Himself. So you’re left with a challenge in that, which is either Jesus was who he said he was or a complete and utter nut case. You have to make a choice on that.
No man should think himself a zero, and think he can do nothing about the state of the world.
He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
It’s a horrible idea that God, this paragon of wisdom and knowledge, power, couldn’t think of a better way to forgive us our sins than to come down to Earth in his alter ego as his son and have himself hideously tortured and executed so that he could forgive himself.
This could never be a crime in any society which deems himself enlightened.
When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.
One believes others will do what he will do to himself.
Be Prepared… the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.
I suppose that every one of us hopes secretly for immortality; to leave, I mean, a name behind him which will live forever in this world, whatever he may be doing, himself, in the next.
Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.
I foresee that man will resign himself each day to new abominations, and soon that only bandits and soldiers will be left.
Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that.
Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general.
I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of the soul when a man who looks at himself is so ashamed that he tries to make some sort of change – within himself, not on the outside.
I dare suggest that the composer would do himself and his music an immediate and eventual service by total, resolute and voluntary withdrawal from this public world to one of private performance and electronic media.
Any senator who commits himself or herself to something, should be man or woman enough to take a stand… If they give their word to support something that they are ashamed of, then that is a hypocrisy, and could be interpreted as not wanting to be associated with the matter.
A German is someone who cannot tell a lie without believing it himself.
The person most qualified to tell the tale of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the man himself, as gifted an intellect as he is an athlete.
The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
Lance Armstrong did a number of things, and he gave himself cancer.
My friend Liam Neeson has managed to carve out a great place in the industry for himself and is still doing action movies at 64 years old. He’s my hero. I use him as a template. My middle kid, Liam, is named after him. He’s one of the coolest guys in Hollywood.
Unfortunately, a human being is able to comprehend only that amount of evil which he is able to commit himself.
Give him enough rope and he will hang himself.
When you head on out to the Moon, in very short order, and you get a chance to look back at the Earth, that horizon slowly curves around in upon himself, and all of sudden you’re looking at something that is very strange, but yet is very, very familiar, because you’re beginning to see the Earth evolve.
The most mediocre of males feels himself a demigod as compared with women.
The candidate was required to prepare himself by confession, fasting, and passing the night in prayer.
He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.
I’ve never met Colin Kaepernick, but he’s a hero of mine. I’m in awe that he took it upon himself to publicly promote the American values of life and liberty that we all cherish.
To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and about all time.
To teach a man how he may learn to grow independently, and for himself, is perhaps the greatest service that one man can do another.
I read ‘The Crystal Cave’ book by Mary Stewart, and I thought it was a really, really interesting part of the legend, in which Merlin could enter into the cave with these crystals and see reflections of the future in them and learn how to use that and harness those powers for himself.
The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby.
My father was judgmental and kind of mean, and I’m like that. And he was very perfectionistic, and I’m like that. And he was very hard on himself, and I’m like that.
He that wounds himself, even though he has not the right, is not culpable; but if others have wounded him, they are culpable.
Man is a universe within himself.
My husband himself is a producer, so we know the practical difficulties of producers.
My other brother-in-law died. He was a karate expert, then joined the army. The first time he saluted, he killed himself.
Anyone who has passed though the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.
And the Institute sent me a little film footage of Kinsey himself preparing to do an interview for television to talk about his work, so that was quite valuable for me.
We are not won by arguments that we can analyze, but by tone and temper; by the manner, which is the man himself.
I would impress upon your minds the fact that if you want to do a man justice, you should believe what a man says himself rather than what people say he says.
If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself.
Now he must not go the wrong way round the circuit, and unless he can spin himself stationary through 360 degrees I fail to see how he can avoid doing so.
Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage.
Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself.
A man who gives himself to be a possession of aliens leads a Yahoo life, having bartered his soul to a brute-master. He is not of them. He may stand against them, persuade himself of a mission, batter and twist them into something which they, of their own accord, would not have been.
I am very sure that any man of common understanding may, by culture, care, attention, and labor, make himself what- ever he pleases, except a great poet.
Freedom is not worth fighting for if it means no more than license for everyone to get as much as he can for himself.
A manager has to convince his hitters that they have to get on base for the next guy and that no player can do it by himself. Sometimes that isn’t easy. In the playoffs, you can get into trouble because everybody wants to be a hero.
I would never make fun of anyone who is obviously disabled who cannot defend himself, like Donald Trump.
When a man is extremely lonely, he starts discovering himself.
Art is man’s constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him.
In the United States, man does not feel that he has been torn from the center of creation and suspended between hostile forces. He has built his own world, and it is built in his own image: it is his mirror. But now he cannot recognize himself in his inhuman objects, nor in his fellows.
The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A tree does not know itself to be wretched.
My older brother Joel became an art teacher; my brother Rip ultimately became a television producer and singer and actor himself.
A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.
Howard Hughes himself was a regular at the restaurant, and in a way it became his headquarters, too. Howard had recently relocated to Las Vegas, so when he wanted to do business in Los Angeles, he went into the back of our restaurant to use the telephone.
A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.
Whoever claims to understand another person completely, is either entirely ignorant of himself, or else has a nature so small that he can measure it easily, and supposes it to be the standard of every other nature.
Every man is the architect of his own life. He builds it just the way he wants it. However, after he has built what he wants, he sometimes decides that he doesn’t like what he has built and looks for someone or something to blame instead of changing himself.
Under the species of Syndicalism and Fascism there appears for the first time in Europe a type of man who does not want to give reasons or to be right, but simply shows himself resolved to impose his opinions.
Jesus himself talked about prayer and meditation. Anything that brings you closer to the Lord, what’s wrong with that?
I just want to be remembered as a person who loved God, who served others more than he served himself, who was trying to grow in maturity and stability.
Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world.
He who begins by loving Christianity more than Truth, will proceed by loving his sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.
Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated.
I like a spirituality with a God that knows how to drive a car, that knows how to take his girl to the dance club, dance all night, have a little drink, kiss the kid when they come back in and go to sleep. God doesn’t need a chauffeur – he needs to drive himself.
When the white man governs himself, that is self-government; but when he governs himself and also governs another man, that is more than self-government – that is despotism.
The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself.
It is clear that he does not pray, who, far from uplifting himself to God, requires that God shall lower Himself to him, and who resorts to prayer not to stir the man in us to will what God wills, but only to persuade God to will what the man in us wills.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself.
Rescue someone unwilling to look after himself, and he will cling to you like a dangerous illness.
You have a billion people who know ‘Tribbles’ and only half a million who know my novel ‘The Man Who Folded Himself,’ which is one of my better-known books.
All a Jew has to do is recite a few proverbs or anecdotes to consider himself an expert on ‘Jewishness.’
It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate.
The principal task of a conductor is not to put himself in evidence but to disappear behind his functions as much as possible. We are pilots, not servants.
Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.
A political event was that I met Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary. He is a young, intelligent guy, very sure of himself and extraordinarily audacious; I think we hit it off well.
He whom many fear, has himself many to fear.
Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.
All leaders in the Lord’s Church are called by proper authority. No prophet or any other leader in this Church, for that matter, has ever called himself or herself. No prophet has ever been elected.
An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.
Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it; nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.
It is the part of a fool to give advice to others and not himself to be on his guard.
An egotist is a person of low taste – more interested in himself than in me.
Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself, and listen only to his real master: Nature.
I would fight God Almighty Himself if He didn’t play square with me.
The Scoutmaster who is a hero to his boys holds a powerful lever to their development but at the same time brings a great responsibility on himself. They are quick enough to see the smallest characteristic about him, whether it be a virtue or a vice.
The man who voyages strange seas must of necessity be a little unsure of himself. It is the man with the flashy air of knowing everything, who is always with it, that we should beware of.
The Prince, charmed with these words, and much more with the manner in which they were spoken, knew not how to show his joy and gratitude; he assured her that he loved her better than he did himself.
The first responsibility of the Muslim is as teacher. That is his job, to teach. His first school, his first classroom is within the household. His first student is himself. He masters himself and then he begins to convey the knowledge that he has acquired to the family. The people who are closest to him.
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
The more one forgets himself – by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love – the more human he is.
It’s Shane Black. He’s a world unto himself. His world is so fun and crazy.
I was born in Den Bosch, where the painter Hieronymus Bosch named himself after. And so I’ve always been very fond of this painter who lived and worked in the 15th century.
The world is… the natural setting of, and field for, all my thoughts and all my explicit perceptions. Truth does not inhabit only the inner man, or more accurately, there is no inner man, man is in the world, and only in the world does he know himself.
If a movie requires the lead actor to spend a good chunk of his onscreen time talking to himself, and Popeye is unavailable because of contractual disputes, it’s hard to do better than Johnny Depp.
The writer is someone who tears himself to pieces in order to liberate his neighbor.
Class can ‘walk with kings and keep its virtue and talk with crowds and keep the common touch.’ Everyone is comfortable with the person who has class because that person is comfortable with himself.
He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
God loves to help him who strives to help himself.
I think a poet is anybody who wouldn’t call himself a poet.
It was said that Mr. Gladstone could persuade most people of most things, and himself of anything.
If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.
The creative individual has the capacity to free himself from the web of social pressures in which the rest of us are caught. He is capable of questioning the assumptions that the rest of us accept.
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
One often has need of one, inferior to himself.
As Darwin himself was at pains to point out, natural selection is all about differential survival within species, not between them.
Proof is an idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.
German and English firms operate internationally, while French firms do not. The only place where they all have work is in China. Anybody can sell himself in China!
A man of real purpose puts his faith in himself always. Sometimes he refuses even to put his faith in the gods. So from time to time, he falls into error.
The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.
Man’s unique reward, however, is that while animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself.
Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.
To say that Christ is the term and motive force of evolution, to say that he manifests himself as ‘evolver,’ is implicitly to recognize that he becomes attainable in and through the whole process of evolution.
A good actor must never be in love with anyone but himself.
Everyone makes a greater effort to hurt other people than to help himself.
With Quentin Tarantino, he makes movies imagining himself as the audience. To be specific and true to what he wants resonates to people who like his movies.
Nothing can be by itself alone, no one can be by himself or herself alone, everyone has to inter-be with every one else. That is why, when you look outside, around you, you can see yourself.
Art is only a means to life, to the life more abundant. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way, something which is overlooked not only by the public, but very often by the artist himself. In becoming an end it defeats itself.
A flippant, frivolous man may ridicule others, may controvert them, scorn them; but he who has any respect for himself seems to have renounced the right of thinking meanly of others.
Early, when I first started wrestling, I wanted to be a combination of Sting and the Ultimate Warrior: The Ultimate Warrior’s craziness and weird personality and Sting’s coolness and the way he carried himself to the ring. But then later on, when it came to physicality and athleticism, Shawn Michaels topped the cake.
The Father willed that his blessed and glorious Son, whom he gave to us and who was born for us, should through his own blood offer himself as a sacrificial victim on the altar of the cross. This was to be done not for himself through whom all things were made, but for our sins.
A good engineer thinks in reverse and asks himself about the stylistic consequences of the components and systems he proposes.
Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.
I have been judged to be a pessimist but what abyss of ignorance and low egoism is not hidden in one who thinks that Man is the god of himself and that his future can only be triumphant?
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.
Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul.
Sometimes, when I hear people without experience of addiction blame addicts for their behaviour, I feel like saying to them: ‘You simply don’t understand – how can a child be held responsible for doing such a dreadful thing to himself?’ But then again, at other times I have to acknowledge: it was done wilfully.
The efficient man is the man who thinks for himself.
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
Man is a special being, and if left to himself, in an isolated condition, would be one of the weakest creatures; but associated with his kind, he works wonders.
That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defence of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself.
Whenever man begins to doubt himself, he does something so stupid that he is reassured.
The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole, may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces – in nature, in society, in man himself.
The painter must enclose himself within his work; he must respond not with words, but with paintings.
Bruce Lee only played himself. Chuck Norris is a martial artist that does acting. I want to be an actor that does martial arts.
God is displeased at the diffidence of souls who love Him sincerely and whom He Himself loves.
The thing a player has to ask himself: ‘Do you want to choose winning over standing out?’ Dwyane Wade made that choice, and I don’t think he gets enough credit.
Whoever labors for the happiness of those he loves elevates himself, no matter whether he works in the dreary shop or the perfumed field.
Man the individual consoles himself for his passing with the thought of the offspring or the works which he leaves behind.
My father grew up in Levittown, L.I., in the first tract housing built for G.I.’s. His dad had stormed the beaches of Omaha and died when my father was very young. My dad had to raise himself, pretty much.
It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
I don’t write for a particular audience. I work as an artist, and I think the audience of one, which is the self, and I have to satisfy myself as an artist. So I always say that I write for the same people that Picasso painted for. I think he painted for himself.
Adversity has a way of introducing a man to himself.
The real ‘action’ in the liturgy in which we are all supposed to participate is the action of God himself. This is what is new and distinctive about the Christian liturgy: God himself acts and does what is essential.
I remember Ron Atkinson used to play in the sessions at Manchester United when he was the manager. Rated himself as a player.
One secures the gold of the spirit when he finds himself.
I like being like a chameleon who transforms himself with each role.
To have one’s own story told by a third party who doesn’t know that the character in question is himself the hero of the story being told, that’s a technical refinement.
How do you deal with a criminal that will not listen to what you have to say and who continues his policy of violence? Some say you continue to talk and let him tire himself out. But nearly 40 years after the institution of apartheid, is there anyone who still believes that verbal persuasion will work?
No man is hurt but by himself.
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
Narcissist: psychoanalytic term for the person who loves himself more than his analyst; considered to be the manifestation of a dire mental disease whose successful treatment depends on the patient learning to love the analyst more and himself less.
If a man be gloomy let him keep to himself. No one has the right to go croaking about society, or what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief.
If a teacher does not involve himself, his values, his commitments, in the course of discussion, why should the students?
Does not a man physically tremble under the mere look of a wild beast or fellow-man that is stronger than himself? Does not a woman redden all over when she feels her lover’s eyes on her? How then should one doubt the mysterious power of one individual over another?
Obama’s not down for the civil rights struggle, and he certainly wasn’t down for the apartheid struggle, but he’s clearly gonna take advantage of it and insert himself in such a way as to make it look like he is single-handedly responsible for apartheid going by the wayside.
General Petraeus is not a miracle worker. He can not be successful unless the president creates greater confidence within his own team about the decisions which the president has himself made.
To be admitted to Nature’s hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain.
The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.
Don’t feel embarrassed if you’ve never heard of William Lane Craig. He parades himself as a philosopher, but none of the professors of philosophy whom I consulted had heard his name, either.
He who says there is no such thing as an honest man, you may be sure is himself a knave.
There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.
When one person makes an accusation, check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one. Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamour.
To be idle and to be poor have always been reproaches, and therefore every man endeavors with his utmost care to hide his poverty from others, and his idleness from himself.
It is the lash of hunger which compels the poor man to submit. In order to live he must sell – ‘voluntarily’ sell – himself every day and hour to the ‘beast of property.’
He who is firm in will molds the world to himself.
The right of nature… is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.
Each player has to dedicate himself to serve his motherland.
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.
Miles Davis himself, I discovered him when I was 15, and he rocked my world.
Scouting teaches a boy to take care of himself and stand on his own two feet.
It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others.
My dad was a soul fan and a singer himself, and he loved vocal harmony, stuff like the Beach Boys and Motown like the Four Tops, which was a big influence on me.
You know, people think I named myself Meat Loaf, even though I didn’t. And they think anyone who would name himself Meat Loaf couldn’t have an IQ higher than four.
The aim of every authentic artist is not to conform to the history of art, but to release himself from it in order to replace it with his own history.
If God gave the soul his whole creation she would not be filled thereby but only with himself.
When a lion doesn’t get its prey, it remains hungry. When the prey saves himself, he has not won, but has saved his life.
The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.
Our government… teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.
A wise ruler, when he makes his laws, is bound to find himself in conflict with the world.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
I’ve seen that phenomenally successful people believe they can learn something from everybody. I call them ‘mavericks with mentors.’ Richard Branson, for instance, is a total maverick but he surrounds himself with incredibly successful, smart people and he listens to them.
People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet.
The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself.
An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language.
When I was growing up, my dad didn’t have weights, so he made himself a weight bench. Instead of a hand-me-down jacket, it was a hand-me-down weight bench.
Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
Obama himself has been highly supportive of Mubarak.
She saw too that man has the power of exceeding himself, of becoming himself more entirely and profoundly than he is, truths which have only recently begun to be seen in Europe and seem even now too great for its common intelligence.
An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person’s main task in life – becoming a better person.
The most peaceable way for you, if you do take a thief, is, to let him show himself what he is and steal out of your company.
Part of the popularity with Louis Farrakhan has less to do with the content of his message and more to do with the form that he portrays himself – as being a free black person who speaks what is on his mind with boldness and fearlessness. Who is willing to pay the consequences.
It is too great comfort which turns a man against himself. Life is most readily renounced at the time and among the classes where it is least harsh.
Teach him to think for himself? Oh, my God, teach him rather to think like other people!
As far as I know, no kid ever bought a children’s book himself with his own money, but they’ll buy comic books. So we better make them good.
Trump has claimed he knows more about ISIS than America’s leading generals. Clearly, this is also total nonsense; he doesn’t seem to have done the slightest thing to educate himself about ISIS.
The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both.
I think the future of psychotherapy and psychology is in the school system. We need to teach every child how to rarely seriously disturb himself or herself and how to overcome disturbance when it occurs.
I have a son, who is a… not an ordinary form of schizophrenia, but clearly, cannot take care of himself. And the great fear of then, of all parents is, when the parents die, who takes care of your child? And the answer is: they become homeless.
He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven.
I never try to show an actor what to do or what to say. He has to find out for himself. The role of the director is to guide him to that state, and then to implement it.
Who can’t relate to a story of a dreamer who, against all odds, is going to make something of himself that is completely unexpected?
Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Someone who hates one group will end up hating everyone – and, ultimately, hating himself or herself.
A ruler makes use of the majority and neglects the minority, and so he does not devote himself to virtue but to law.
Man cannot degrade woman without himself falling into degradation; he cannot elevate her without at the same time elevating himself.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher.
When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does not understand, that is metaphysics.
Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next.
The pen is a formidable weapon, but a man can kill himself with it a great deal more easily than he can other people.
The only successor to President Putin is President Putin himself and we could of course dream about President Putin stepping down voluntarily and picking out successor which would be probably as bad as him.
The timid man calls himself cautious, the sordid man thrifty.
It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man’s insecurity before himself and before nature.
It contributes greatly towards a man’s moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.
The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete.
I believe that the future of humanity is in the progress of reason through science. I believe that the pursuit of truth, through science, is the divine ideal which man should propose to himself.
That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defense of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself.
I admire our ancestors, whoever they were. I think the first self-conscious person must have shaken in his boots. Because as he becomes self-conscious, he’s no longer part of nature. He sees himself against nature. He looks at the vastness of the universe and it looks hostile.
If a writer is to tell his own story – tell it slowly, and as if it were a story about other people – if he is to feel the power of the story rise up inside him, if he is to sit down at a table and patiently give himself over to this art – this craft – he must first have been given some hope.
The best news of the Christian gospel is that the supremely glorious Creator of the universe has acted in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection to remove every obstacle between us and himself so that we may find everlasting joy in seeing and savoring his infinite beauty.
He flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.
After I am dead, the boy will ruin himself in twelve months.
Mugabe’s become a disgrace to Africa. And I must say this because I am an African and a lot of us looked up to him back in the 1980s when he was the liberation hero. But he’s now turned himself into a murderous despot.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
My best friend, Wil Wheaton, identifies himself as a geek.
No poet or orator has ever existed who believed there was any better than himself.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
I think it’s an actor’s responsibility to change every time. Not only for himself and the people he’s working with, but for the audience. If you just go out and deliver the same dish every time… it’s meat loaf again… you’d get bored. I’d get bored.
My dad’s a fitness freak himself.
I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.
To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.
An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
Pride is pleasure arising from a man’s thinking too highly of himself.
Extreme narcissists exaggerate their achievements and talents, and so Trump has spent his life building up a false image of himself – not just for others, but for himself, to protect his deeply fragile ego. He lies endlessly, not just in the way sociopaths do, which is to con others, but also to delude himself.
A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
Obviously, my husband’s very determined because he got himself back into that ring after being out of it for many years. And I’m the same: I’ve always been his backbone, and there’s nothing that you can stop Bryan and I at. We’re unstoppable.
The artist himself is actually the subject in everything after, say, 1900. Eventually, art becomes so removed from the community that you have to know about the artist before you can even look at the painting, because there is a conceptual idea going on.
Yes, this is Mango himself. Listen I’m terribly busy and don’t have time for a phone interview right now.
Man seeks to learn, and man kills himself because of the loss of cohesion in his religious society; he does not kill himself because of his learning. It is certainly not the learning he acquires that disorganizes religion; but the desire for knowledge wakens because religion becomes disorganized.
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.
A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.
The human dilemma is that which arises out of a man’s capacity to experience himself as both subject and object at the same time.
‘Cars 2’ is about a character learning to be himself. There’s times in our lives where people always say, ‘Well, you’ve gotta act differently. You should always be yourself.’ That’s the emotional core of the story.
With devotion’s visage and pious action we do sugar o’er the devil himself.
In a pine tree behind me, an eagle waits out the rain, hunched into himself, brooding. Crows squabble, a murder chasing a raven. Seals cruise the lines of fishing nets bobbing in the water, hoping for an easy meal, the tender bellies of salmon.
No man ever listened himself out of a job.
None but himself can be his parallel.
My husband cooks fancier food for himself than I’ve ever cooked on-air. I call him from the road, and he’s making champagne-vanilla salmon or black-cherry pork chop. Half of me is feeling unworthy. Not only am I not a chef, I’m not a better cook than my own husband!
The man whose life is devoted to paperwork has lost the initiative. He is dealing with things that are brought to his notice, having ceased to notice anything for himself.
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
But after he was pleased to reveal himself to me I did presently, like Abraham, run to Hagar. And after that he did let me see the atheism of my own heart, for which I begged of the Lord that it might not remain in my heart.
My father took one of the toughest jobs in the government because he cared about his nation more than himself. His courage and conviction have always driven me to want to make a difference.
It is a true miracle when a man finally sees himself as his only opposition.
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.
If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.
He submits to be seen through a microscope, who suffers himself to be caught in a fit of passion.
Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide?
If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.
I think the person who takes a job in order to live – that is to say, for the money – has turned himself into a slave.
For Obama to save himself, he should be thinking about the example of an unlikely Republican predecessor: Richard Nixon.
When Man evolved Pity, he did a queer thing – deprived himself of the power of living life as it is without wishing it to become something different.
He who allows himself to be insulted deserves to be.
Movie acting is about covering the machinery. Stage acting is about exposing the machinery. In cinema, you should think the actor is playing himself, if he’s that good. It looks very easy. It should. But it’s not, I assure you.
I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
We’re not at a point in time to be taking chances with children and young people in the church. The Holy Father himself said… there is no room in the priesthood or religious life for someone who has abused a child. I think he’s right.
There was very little suicide among the men of the North, because every man considered it his duty to get killed, not to kill himself; and to kill himself would have seemed cowardly, as implying fear of being killed by others.
In the 2000 election, George W. Bush, who had shirked military service, succeeded in presenting himself as more reliable on national security than Al Gore.
My turn on ‘Letterman’ turned out to be a blast. The audience were delightful, and they lapped up my silly Kiwi humour. Even the big man himself came over to shake my hand after my set.
The Scoutmaster teaches boys to play the game by doing so himself.
Fear of things invisible in the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion.
If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.
This man is freed from servile bands, Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of himself, though not of lands, And leaving nothing, yet hath all.
Orson Welles was one of these people who was defying everything the doctors told him he wasn’t supposed to be doing. He was really enjoying himself when he was eating what he wanted to eat.
There is a force of exultation, a celebration of luck, when a writer finds himself a witness to the early morning of a culture that is defining itself, branch by branch, leaf by leaf, in that self-defining dawn, which is why, especially at the edge of the sea, it is good to make a ritual of the sunrise.
I was a made an eternal member of the Church of Satan by Anton LeVey himself in 1988.
Jesus does not give recipes that show the way to God as other teachers of religion do. He is himself the way.
Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself.
A man who makes trouble for others is also making trouble for himself.
I’m always amazed when a pitcher becomes angry at a hitter for hitting a home run off him. When I strike out, I don’t get angry at the pitcher, I get angry at myself. I would think that if a pitcher threw up a home run ball, he should be angry at himself.
He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies.
Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
I have seen one shrike occupy himself for hours in sticking up on thorns, a number of small fishes that the fishermen had thrown on the shore. The fishes dried up and decayed.
In play, a child is always above his average age, above his daily behavior; in play, it is as though he were a head taller than himself.
The method of instruction in Scouting is that of creating in the boy the desire to learn for himself.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Let each man think himself an act of God, His mind a thought, his life a breath of God; And let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds, To show the most of Heaven he hath in him.
One of the best descriptions of the type of writer I am was given by Tom Paulin, who described himself as a ‘binge’ writer – like a binge drinker. I go on binges.
The smartest thing a director can do is surround himself with really good people.
The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself.
For an introvert his environment is himself and can never be subject to startling or unforeseen change.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not readily take himself to be a god.
Before the tribunal of nature, a man has no more right to life than a rattlesnake; he has no more right to liberty than any wild beast; his right to the pursuit of happiness is nothing but a license to maintain the struggle for existence, if he can find within himself the powers with which to do it.
A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond.
The pagan loves the earth in order to enjoy it and confine himself within it; the Christian in order to make it purer and draw from it the strength to escape from it.
I grew up hearing stories about how my maternal grandfather had put himself through engineering school in New York City. He saved money by walking down to a gas station once a week to take a shower. When I applied to college, both education and investment value were important to me.
Every man is crucified upon the cross of himself.
Never interrupt your opponent when he’s destroying himself.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity.
He who believes in nobody knows that he himself is not to be trusted.
Donald Trump has defined himself very well, not only in the primary election where he was absolutely disrespectful to his colleagues on the Republican side of the aisle and for Fiorina, who he basically said, ‘Who would vote for you? Look at her face.’
If your mother did not know how to love herself, or your father did not know how to love himself, then it would be impossible for them to teach you to love yourself. They were doing the best they could with what they had been taught as children.
At last the best of artisans ordained that that creature to whom He had been able to give nothing proper to himself should have joint possession of whatever had been peculiar to each of the different kinds of being.
Only he can understand what a farm is, what a country is, who shall have sacrificed part of himself to his farm or country, fought to save it, struggled to make it beautiful. Only then will the love of farm or country fill his heart.
He wrapped himself in quotations – as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.
God himself took this human flesh upon him.
Many a man who has known himself at ten forgets himself utterly between ten and thirty.
Woody Allen is really the ultimate. I love that he believed in himself enough to do what he did. And I have that same feeling – that there’s nobody that looks like me in movies, nobody would cast me as a romantic lead, but I want to do it and I feel confident that I can.
Like any parents, mine wanted me to have a secure job with a regular wage and career prospects. And the one job my father knew of, that he’d had experience of himself, was the army, so he could help me in that direction.
He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.
A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.
The capacity of man himself is only revealed when, under stress and responsibility, he breaks through his educational shell, and he may then be a splendid surprise to himself no less than to this teachers.
I do want to be a representative of the African community, and I want to hold myself and dress myself in a way that reflects that. I want black kids to see me and think, ‘Okay, he’s carrying himself as a black man, and that’s how a black man should carry himself.’
An American store is generally a very extensive apartment, handsomely decorated, the roof frequently supported on marble pillars. The owner or clerk is seen seated by his goods, absorbed in the morning paper – probably balancing himself on one leg of his chair, with a spittoon by his side.
There is only one optimist. He has been here since man has been on this earth, and that is man himself. If we hadn’t had such a magnificent optimism to carry us through all these things, we wouldn’t be here. We have survived it on our optimism.
The scientist only imposes two things, namely truth and sincerity, imposes them upon himself and upon other scientists.
Gu Jun Pyo and Kim Tan were both brought up in wealthy backgrounds, and Gu Jun Pyo is a selfish guy who only cares about himself. However, Kim Tan is a totally different person.
No one is free who does not lord over himself.
I know that I’m not the easiest person to live with. The challenge I put on myself is so great that the person I live with feels himself challenged. I bring a lot to bear, and I don’t know how not to.
If one does not fail at times, then one has not challenged himself.
I think that Matt Murdock, the way he kind of holds himself, he’s quite sensible at times, and he’s quite serious. I think he would admire Captain America – not that he wouldn’t admire Iron Man, but I think he probably be a little put off by his grandiosity.
I have always thought you could take the measure of a man by his sports manners – that is to say, the way in which he conducts himself on the playing field, or even over a game of chess or cards.
My father made with me one serious mistake which I see parents about me making. He got himself somehow into the awkward position of an authority; I thought he knew and was right on everything – for a while.
There is no virtue in compulsory government charity, and there is no virtue in advocating it. A politician who portrays himself as ‘caring’ and ‘sensitive’ because he wants to expand the government’s charitable programs is merely saying that he’s willing to try to do good with other people’s money.
When undertaking marriage, everyone must be the judge of his own thoughts, and take counsel from himself.
Crispin Glover is unusual, but not as unusual as he sometimes presents himself. We got along nicely.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Philip Roth is a fabulous writer, but he pretty much stays within his own life. He’s so good – I mean, practically anything I’ve ever read of his I’ve really enjoyed. He just has tremendous talent. But I think he should have given himself a break and gone deeper into the society.
It is terrible to destroy a person’s picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.
Unless a man believes in himself and makes a total commitment to his career and puts everything he has into it – his mind, his body, his heart – what’s life worth to him?
Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
It isn’t tying himself to one woman that a man dreads when he thinks of marrying; it’s separating himself from all the others.
You wish me to tell you why and how God should be loved. My answer is that God himself is the reason he is to be loved.
When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself.
A Religion of Evolution: that, when all is said and done, is what Man needs ever more explicitly if he is to survive and ‘superlive,’ as soon as he becomes conscious of his power to ultra-hominize himself and of his duty to do so.
The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision.
I would like to express the thoughts of a man who, having finally penetrated the partitions and ceilings of little countries, little coteries, little sects, rises above all these categories and finds himself a child and citizen of the Earth.
One sometimes says: ‘He killed himself because he was bored with life.’ One ought rather to say: ‘He killed himself because he was bored by lack of life.’
Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values… God made life simple. It is man who complicates it.
I admire a lot of people, but in terms of sport I’ve always loved the mentality of Tiger Woods on a golf course. I always love his eyes when he’s setting himself and focusing on his decision; he has a really strong, focused face and believes that he can make the shot.
I’m not saying that Sam J. Jones was Flash Gordon – there’s no such thing. No actor can be the person, that’s a bunch of crap. People pay to see an actor be himself, whether he plays Hamlet or whatever.
And only the photographer himself knows the effect he wants. He should know by instinct, grounded in experience, what subjects are enhanced by hard or soft, light or dark treatment.
He reproduced himself with so much humble objectivity, with the unquestioning, matter of fact interest of a dog who sees himself in a mirror and thinks: there’s another dog.
We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.
There were no bizarre action sequences so to say but I broke my foot while shooting. It is a superstition where they say if an actor breaks a foot or injures himself during the shoot then the film goes on to become a hit. So let’s just say this time I take the credit for the success of ‘Dhoom 3’.
Art is the production of objects for consumption, to be used and discarded while waiting for a new world in which man will have succeeded in freeing himself of everything, even of his own consciousness.
The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.
For Trump, success always has a single father – himself. Failure has a hundred – everyone and anyone else. The media. The Democrats. The ‘deep state.’ Disloyal staffers. Prosecutors. Judges. Anyone who doesn’t do his bidding or sufficiently sing his praises.
I was a crazy young man who let himself be blinded by his passions and obeyed only the impulses of the moment.
A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the center of the Universe.
The twentieth century may well find historical status as the epoch in which man began to study himself as a scientific phenomenon.
To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself.
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.
Even the weakest disputant is made so conceited by what he calls religion, as to think himself wiser than the wisest who think differently from him.
Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money.
I don’t have any theories about acting, and I don’t think about how to do it, except that an actor shouldn’t take himself too seriously, and shouldn’t try to make acting something it isn’t.
That in the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as truth. Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts. All about in the world were truths and they were all beautiful.
I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man’s self-respect is a sin.
If man made himself the first object of study, he would see how incapable he is of going further. How can a part know the whole?
There’s a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself.
Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.
Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not.
God does not change; he is Love, ever and always. In himself, he is communion, unity in Trinity, and all his words and works are directed to communion.
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life – knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
Putin himself is a character out of fiction, an uber-macho former Soviet thug running a massive, expansionist kleptocracy. The man stages photographs riding horses barechested and hunting tigers. His enemies find themselves on the wrong end of radioactive poisoning.
The good thing about Curtis is he’s very confident and secure in himself, so he doesn’t waste his energy on any negative comments.
Now I will say this to every sinner, though he should think himself to be the worst sinner who ever lived: cry to the Lord and seek Him while He may be found. A throne of grace is a place fitted for you. By simple faith, go to your Savior, for He is the throne of grace.
When we have a Deputy Prime Minister who tells people not to drive cars but has two Jags himself, and where the Minister who tells people not to have two homes turns out to have nine himself no wonder the public believe politicians are hypocrites.
No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offence.
He is senseless who would match himself against a stronger man; for he is deprived of victory and adds suffering to disgrace.
Jesus paid a tremendous price for us so we could have abundant life. He willingly took all of our sin on Himself and gave His life on the cross so we could be forgiven and have new life in Him.
A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.
I’m a firm believer in God himself, but that’s as far as I can go. I’m not any denomination. I’m not Catholic or Presbyterian or Baptist or Methodist or Jewish or Muslim. I’m none of those things. And I’m sure that’s just fine with God.
Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.
A good Catholic meddles in politics, offering the best of himself, so that those who govern can govern. But what is the best that we can offer to those who govern? Prayer!
The search for truth is not a trade by which a man can support himself; for a priest it is a supreme peril .
People on the outside see a Neymar on the pitch, but that’s not him. People see him doing tricks and dribbles and think that he is only trying to enjoy himself, that he’s selfish and only thinks about himself. But when you share a dressing room with him you realise that it’s not the case.
For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.
How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
Man in general, if reduced to himself, is too wicked to be free.
It is one of the beautiful compensations in this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
The necessary thing for anyone to be happy and contented as long as he lives is working for the ones who will come after him rather than working for himself… One can reach the true delight and happiness in the life only by working for the existence, honor, and happiness of the future generations.
I’m somebody who constantly wants to challenge himself, evolve, and grow. Because if you don’t, you fade. You become stagnant.
A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have.
No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.
Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.
If a man achieves victory over this body, who in the world can exercise power over him? He who rules himself rules over the whole world.
A man’s true secrets are more secret to himself than they are to others.
It was the king’s army, the king’s people, the king’s taxes; and he who questioned the propriety of the royal prerogative of taking from his people without return or accounting, was reckoned, and felt himself to be, a criminal, guilty of the highest crime of disloyalty.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
I seen an interview with Kobe; he said what separated him from a lot of people was everyone thought 30 points was a lot. He said he never set himself a limit, and that always sticks in my head. He said he’d score 100 if he could. So he never had a limit, I don’t put a limit on anything.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
I’m so blessed to have such enlightened parents. It must have been very hard to watch their able-bodied son lock himself up in his old room for most of his 20s.
My younger son, Cordell, aka Lil Snoop, loves me like a fan loves Snoop Dogg. He’s inspired by making me happy. My older son, Corde, aka Spank, does everything I say, with effort and determination – but he does it for himself. He gets his thrill out of seeing his own results on the football field.
He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.
They are the guiding oracles which man has found out for himself in that great business of ours, of learning how to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.
Every day without fail one should consider himself as dead. There is a saying of the elders that goes, ‘Step from under the eaves and you’re a dead man. Leave the gate and the enemy is waiting.’ This is not a matter of being careful. It is to consider oneself as dead beforehand.
You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing. But the mark of the good loser is that he takes his anger out on himself and not his victorious opponents or on his teammates.
Mr. Putin presents himself as a czar – and like any czar, he fears revolution above all else.
May our former president, who brought peace to millions, find it for himself.