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Self Help Quotes

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Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

I' been very partial to Malcolm X, particularly his self-help teachings.
- Clarence Thomas

The day when the scientist, no matter how devoted,
may make significant progress alone and without material help is past.
This fact is most self-evident in our work.
- Ernest Lawrence

Self-help books are for the birds.
Self-help groups are where it's at.
- Janice Dickinson

 

The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine
growth in the individual.
- Samuel Smiles

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman,
"Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me,
it would defeat the purpose.
- George Carlin

As a father, my first priority is to help my sons set
and attain personal goals so they will develop self-confidence and individual strength.
Engaging in regular fitness activities with my children
helps me fulfill those responsibilities.
- Alan Thicke

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For me it was perfect, because it wasn't a very competitive environment,
and it was a studio program.
They basically send you off, and say,
bring us some work, and we'll help you improve it.
It really rewarded self-discipline.
- Anthony Doerr

The Europeans had made two promises to the United States
if Marshall Plan help was forthcoming.
The first promise was maximum self-help on the part of every country;
and second,
maximum mutual aid.
- Paul Hoffman

Regrets and their cousins, resentments,
are a huge cause of self-inflicted suffering.
Sometimes it takes years of psychotherapy
to gain freedom from regrets about what you did or did not do,
and freedom from resentment over what others did or did not do.
Sometimes it takes a lifetime of self-talk to remember
to put the past in the past where it belongs.
However, sometimes a simple symbolic act can help immeasurably
to grant ourselves freedom from the past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You've got all these books on self help,
getting to know yourself, doing the right thing,
eating the so-called right foods, even down to what
books you have on your shelves.
People are encouraged to look to themselves first as
opposed to being a part of society.
- Samantha Morton

So, then you find yourself in a situation where you
have to do things because they're on offer to you,
because you don't have much self-respect left.
You just can't say no, even to something that you've never done before.
You just can't help yourself.
- Brian Molko

The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment
books cite the Seven Deadly Sins.
They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath,
sloth, and gluttony.
That pretty much covers everything that we do,
that is sinful...
or fun for that matter.
- Dave Mustaine

I'm totally into new age and self-help books.
I used to work in a bookstore and that's the section they gave me,
and I got way into it.
I just loved the power of positive thinking,
letting yourself go.
- Jason Mraz

I've experienced several different healing methodologies over the years -
counseling,
self-help seminars, and I've read a lot -
but none of them will work unless you really want to heal.
- Lindsay Wagner

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

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

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

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Your life belongs only to you.
- Ayn Rand

Society censors our actions,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

To have a friendship with God,
all I really have to do is have
a friendship with my Self.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Once you label me, you negate me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

In forgiveness you grant, and more so
in the forgiveness you receive.
- Terry Goodkind

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

Never bend your head. Always hold it high.
Look the world straight in the eye.
- Helen Keller

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

The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

When you are impeccable, you take
responsibility for your actions,
but you do not judge or blame yourself.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I am the lord of myself, accountable to none.
- Benjamin Franklin


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