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Self Development Quotes

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The highest form of development is to govern one's self.
- Zerelda G. Wallace

If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life,
you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.
- Brian Tracy

The development of the meaning attaching to the personal self,
the conscious being, is the subject matter of the history of psychology.
- James M. Baldwin

Invest three percent of your income in yourself (self-development)
in order to guarantee your future.
- Brian Tracy

 

For the state by its nature claims sovereignty,
the right to an unlimited development of power,
determined only by self-interest.
It is by nature anarchistic.
- Christian Lous Lange

The years between 1800 and 1825 were distinguished,
so far as our domestic development was concerned,
by the growth of the Western pioneer Democracy in power and self-consciousness.
- Herbert Croly

Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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All along we find that social life -
religion,
politics, art - reflects the stages reached in the
development of the knowledge of self;
it shows the social uses made of this knowledge.
- James M. Baldwin

I emphasize self-esteem, self-confidence,
and dignity, not as an ideal, but as a real test of community organization.
Without leadership development, community organizations
do not have staying power.
- Paul Wellstone

The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately
to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person.
I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature.
Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.
- Quentin Crisp

Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean,
man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives.
Man's life is independent.
He is born not for the development of the society alone,
but for the development of his self.
- B. R. Ambedkar

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole
for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast
and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat -
dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

Be that self which one truly is.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Grin your smile; giggle your laugh; unfurl your joy;
dash the last trace of your self-consciousness;
and cavort your most uninhibited play.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I sail the seas of life as the MASTER of my ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe,
deserves your love and affection.
- The Buddha

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

Forgiveness is really a gift to yourself -
have the compassion to forgive others,
and the courage to forgive yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Resilience is about believing in yourself,
and trusting your own wisdom rather than
being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Inferiority Complex:
a name for not loving yourself enough.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

You can't be everything to everyone.
- Bill Cosby

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

I do myself a greater injury in lying
than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
- Michel de Montaigne

Do you want to know who you are?
Don't ask. Act!
Action will delineate and define you.
- Thomas Jefferson

I forgive for my own sake,
that I may transmute my resentments into Unconditional Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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