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Selves Quotes

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Only when life is difficult,
are we challenged to become our greatest selves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Values Life Human-Nature Psychology Courage

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale

Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure
to put aside their authentic selves and to display
only a small portion of their gifts.
- Mary Pipher

Truth is not a matter of fact but a state of harmony with progress and hope.
Enveloped only in its wings will we ever soar to the
promise of our greater selves.
- Bryant H. McGill

 

There are so many separate selves; no one who writes
creatively hasn't felt that.
- Jeanette Winterson

None of us whether Men or Women but have so good an
Opinion of our own Conduct as to believe we are fit,
if not to direct others, at least to govern our selves.
- Mary Astell

In wartime we identify ourselves with the nation,
and its interests are the interests of our primal selves.
- George H. Mead

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Do some selfless service for people who are in need.
Consider the whole picture, not just our little selves.
- Nina Hagen

To be interested in the public good we must be disinterested,
that is, not interested in goods in which our personal selves are wrapped up.
- George H. Mead

A man has as many social selves as there are individuals who recognize him.
- William James

Our ideals are our better selves.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

The core of my personality consists of many selves.
- Hans Bender

In many ways I wish I wasn't an actor dragging around
the baggage from being one so that I could just devote
my energies to encouraging people to find their true selves.
- Dirk Benedict

It is only in the world of objects that we have time and space and selves.
- T. S. Eliot

People's hearts are like wild animals.
They attach their selves to those that love and train them.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

When we discover that the truth is already in us,
we are all at once our original selves.
- Dogen

We shall not find life by refusing to let go of our precious,
protected selves.
- Rowan Williams

One is sorry one could not have taken both branches of the road.
But we were not allotted multiple selves.
- Gore Vidal

When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world,
and droop.
Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired,
how gracious, how benign in solitude.
- William Wordsworth

There are still people who believe in that and wake
up every day believing it's possible,
and invest their whole selves in that.
- Todd Rundgren

Poetry leads us to the unstructured sources of our beings,
to the unknown, and returns us to our rational,
structured selves refreshed.
- A. R. Ammons

Men may rise on stepping stones of their dead selves to higher things.
- Zane Grey

A vision is not just a picture of what could be;
it is an appeal to our better selves,
a call to become something more.
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

We're very physical creatures, and we worry about how
we look sometimes more than our spiritual selves.
- Smokey Robinson

We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill
the deepest capacities of our real selves.
- Thomas Merton

I have to live with both my selves as best I may.
- Brigitte Bardot

It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us.
Rather, our concern must be to live while we're alive -
to release our inner selves from the spiritual death
that comes with living behind a facade designed to
conform to external definitions of who and what we are.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

It does seem really hard to get consumers to do the right thing.
It is stupid that we use two tons of steel,
glass, and plastic to haul our sorry selves to the shopping mall.
It's stupid that we put water in plastic bottles in Fiji and ship it here.
- John Doerr

Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism;
and excessive sensibility is only another name for
morbid self-consciousness.
The cure for tender sensibilities is to make more of
our objects and less of our selves.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did.
I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release,
that we have something more important than our separate selves,
and that is the marriage.
There's immense happiness that can come from working towards that.
- Nick Cave

Physiology is concerned with all those phenomena of
life that present them selves to us in sense perception as bodily processes,
and accordingly form part of that total environment
which we name the external world.
- Wilhelm Wundt

Woodrow Wilson called for leaders who,
by boldly interpreting the nation's conscience,
could lift a people out of their everyday selves.
That people can be lifted into their better selves
is the secret of transforming leadership.
- James MacGregor Burns

The function of literature, through all its mutations,
has been to make us aware of the particularity of selves,
and the high authority of the self in its quarrel with
its society and its culture.
Literature is in that sense subversive.
- Lionel Trilling

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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


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