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Quote Left There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man. Quote Right
Quote Left An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life: A fight is going on inside me, he said to the boy. It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too. The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather,Which wolf will win? The old Cherokee simply replied, The one you feed. Quote Right
Quote Left One ship sails east and another sails west With the self-same winds that blow. Tis the set of the sail and not the gale Which determines the way they go. As the winds of the sea are the ways of fate As we voyage along through life, Tis the act of the soul that determines the goal, And not the calm or the strife. Quote Right
Quote Left Fair flower, that dost so comely grow, Hid in this silent, dull retreat, Untouched thy honied blossoms blow, Unseen thy little branches greet; ...No roving foot shall crush thee here, ...No busy hand provoke a tear. By Nature's self in white arrayed, She bade thee shun the vulgar eye, And planted here the gaurdian shade, And sent soft waters murmuring by; ...Thus quietly thy summer goes, ...Thy days declinging to repose. Smit with those charms, that must decay, I grieve to see your future doom; They died--nor were those flowers more gay, The flowers that did in Eden bloom; ...Unpitying frosts, and Autumn's power ...Shall leave no vestige of this flower. From morning suns and evenign dews At first thy little being came: If nothing once, you nothing lose, For when you die you are the same; ...The space between, is but an hour, ...The frail duration of a flower. Quote Right
Quote Left I have great faith in fools; self-confidence, my friends call it. Quote Right
Quote Left Man has a fund of emotional energy which is not all occupied with his self-preservation. This surplus seeks its outlet in the creation of art, for man's civilization is built upon his surplus... In everyday life, when we are mostly moved by our habit Quote Right
Quote Left He who lets the world, or his own portion of it, choose his plan of life for him, has no need of any other faculty than the ape-like one of imitation. He who chooses his plan for himself, employs all his faculties. He must use observation to see, reasoning and judgment to foresee, activity to gather materials for decision, discrimination to decide, and when he has decided, firmness and self-control to hold to his deliberate decision. Quote Right
Quote Left I have great faith in fools -- self confidence my friends call it. Quote Right
Quote Left I spent millons of years in the world of inorganic things as a star, as a rock... Then I died and became a plant-- Forgetting my former existence because of its otherness Then I died and became an animal-- Forgetting my life as a plant except for inclinations in the season of spring and sweet herbs-- like the inclination of babes toward their mother's breast Then I died and became a human My intelligence ripened, awakening from greed and self-seeking to become wise and knowing I behold a hundred thousand intelligences most marvelous and remember my former states and inclinations And when I die again I will soar past the angels to places I cannot imagine Now, what have I ever lost by dying? Quote Right
Quote Left I have great faith in fools; My friends call it self-confidence. Quote Right
Quote Left I have said that the soul is not more than the body, And I have said that the body is not more than the soul, And nothing, not God, is greater to one than one's self is. Quote Right
Quote Left I self destruct every relationship so that i don't get hurt... but in truth i just hurt myself worse in the long run.. Quote Right
Quote Left I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a l... Quote Right
Quote Left I never thought that heav'n would lose its blue And sullen storm-clouds mask the gentle sky; I never thought the rose's velvet hue Would pale and sicken, though we said good-by. I never dreamed the lark would hush its note As day succeeded ever-drearier day, Nor knew the song that swelled the robin's throat Would fade to silence, when you went away. I never knew the sun's irradiant beams Upon the brooding earth no more would shine, Nor thought that only in my mocking dreams Would happiness that once I knew be mine. I never thought the slim moon, mournfully, Would shroud her pallid self in murky night. Dear heart, I never thought these things would be- I never thought they would, and I was right. Quote Right
Quote Left Prudent, cautious self-control, is wisdom's root. Quote Right
Quote Left Football is like life, it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority Quote Right
Quote Left Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. To pluck the mask from the face of the Pharisee is not to lift an impious hand to the Crown of Thorns. Quote Right
Quote Left Success is peace of mind, a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming, and not just in a physical way: seek ye first the kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be yours as well. Quote Right
Quote Left Self-preservation, nature's first great law, all the creatures, except man, doth awe. Quote Right
Quote Left Language is political. That's why you and me, my Brother and Sister, that's why we supposed to choke our natural self into the weird, lying, barbarous, unreal, white speech and writing habits that the schools lay down like holy law. Because, in other words, the powerful don't play; they mean to keep that power, and those who are the powerless (you and me) better shape up --mimic/ape/suck --in the very image of the powerful, or the powerful will destroy you --you and our children. Quote Right
Quote Left At one time or another I have insulted everybody, and I am proud of that. Folks, let me sum it up for you: I think religion is bad, and drugs are good. I think America causes cancer, longevity is less important than fun and young people should be discouraged from voting. I think stereotypes are true, abstinence is a pervsion, Bush’s lies are worse than Clinton’s and there is nothing sexy about being old or pregnant. I think 9-11 changed nothing, and if I had known the onset of war would add a hundred points on to Bush’s IQ, I would have started one. I think pornography stops rape, I think AIDS ribbons are stupid, and flag burning makes me feel patriotic. I think death is not the worst thing that can happen. I think people have too much self-esteem, and being drunk is funny. I think children are not innocent, God doesn’t write books, and Jesus wasn’t a republican. I am for mad cow disease, and against suing tobacco companies. I think girls hate each other, no doesn’t always mean no, you have to lie to stay married, women’s sports are boring, and the Olympics are gay. We’ll be on for another six weeks here on ABC… Quote Right
Quote Left Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness -- I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness. Quote Right
Quote Left The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action. There is no fixed teaching. All I can provide is an appropriate medicine for a particular ailment. Quote Right
Quote Left The sense of an entailed disadvantage -- the deformed foot doubtfully hidden by the shoe, makes a restlessly active spiritual yeast, and easily turns a self-centered, unloving nature into an Ishmaelite. But in the rarer sort, who presently see their own frustrated claim as one among a myriad, the inexorable sorrow takes the form of fellowship and makes the imagination tender. Quote Right
Quote Left Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonor'd, and unsung. Quote Right
Quote Left Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming. Quote Right
Quote Left The only perfect love to be found on earth is not sexual love, which is riddled with hostility and insecurity, but the wordless commitment of families, which takes as its model mother-love. This is not to say that fathers have no place, for father-love, with its driving for self-improvement and discipline, is also essential to survival, but that uncorrected father-love, father-love as it were practiced by both parents, is a way to annihilation. Quote Right
Quote Left True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. Quote Right
Quote Left Napoleon affords us an example of the danger of elevating one's self to the absolute, and sacrificing everything to the carrying out of an idea. Quote Right
Quote Left I believe that to meet the challenge of the next century, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. Each of us must learn to work not just for his or her own self, family or nation, but for the benefit of all mankind. Quote Right

Member Quotes About Self

Quote Left Committing suicide is easier than constantly preventing oneself from capitulating into the thoughts of doing so. Quote Right
Quote Left Authenticity is the anthem of self-discovery.~ Aloo Denish Obiero Quote Right
Quote Left Greet the New Year not with trepidation but with the courage to script your own narrative of triumph and self-discovery. ~Aloo Denish Obiero Quote Right
Quote Left When it rains I walk out the door instead of sitting indoors, Choosing to drench myself with a promise of cold. All but to find solace in the gentle embrace of liquid poetry. Quote Right
Quote Left "life is full of deception, only a fool reveals his true self" by mr.thought Quote Right
Quote Left Desire is the sharpest sword separating one from oneself. Quote Right
Quote Left You don't get to know yourself if you never get to be yourself. Quote Right
Quote Left Dawn indeed can be a new canvas, and self the artist.... Quote Right
Quote Left If you could see yourself from my point of view, you'd fall for you too Quote Right
Quote Left Love cradles Sorrow for a while, comforting it in its arms, stroking it like a pet to be controlled, adored and loved, until Love realises that Sorrow needs free range to express itself. Eventually like all wild things, Sorrow needs to be released, to be transformed into something higher and more hauntingly beautiful. (Leanne Lovejoy-Burton as LadyLabyrinth) Quote Right
Quote Left Love cradles Sorrow for a while, comforting it in its arms, stroking it like a pet to be controlled, adored and loved, until Love realises that Sorrow needs free range to express itself. Eventually like all wild things, Sorrow needs to be released, to be transformed into something higher and more hauntingly beautiful. Quote Right
Quote Left If one cannot look at one's self in the mirror, and say, I have been honorable, done my best, then one should cover all mirrors -- if not break them, no other reflection worth having. Quote Right
Quote Left When you find yourself on a dead end street take a detour. Quote Right
Quote Left Courage is somthing that people you have to build.Yo must believe in yourself in order to have courage. Never loses who you are!. Quote Right
Quote Left In one aspect, poetry must live in you if to become living-word, imagery appealing animately to the heart soul of self and others -- on the other hand, art, and its production, can never be substituted for one's humanity. Duty to God. Quote Right
Quote Left Should you hear a war is started somewhere, it is the war itself make you upset. Shoud I hear, it is a reminder of how I was born, how I grew up as orphan, how I was not all allowed to be in school nor in my home, and how I was all miraculously hiding myself from every morning's and night's soldiers' fight, that make me not only upset, but feel a flashback of being killed over time. I am a middeleastern. Quote Right
Quote Left "Children are not sent to schools just only to get knowledge, but also to think themselves. For a good knowledge can be acquired through thinking of new sublimations, experimenting life's equations and exploration; —so as to arrive with the light of philosophy, self-awakening, realisation, actualisation, esteem and confidence and ignite fire on every junky view." Quote Right
Quote Left Some words are not just words They present yourself ?? Quote Right
Quote Left Loyalties are important, yet they can travel only so far. One comes to question that commitment, such as, is it to an ideal cause; or to an individual, who's actions give one pause. If the answer returns some clarity, with a consensus, but conflicting view, one can finally reach a conclusion; to thine self, will you be true. Quote Right
Quote Left If one wants to be taken seriously by others, First start with yourself. Quote Right
Quote Left On disappointments avoid seeing yourself in others and stop expecting anything from them. Quote Right
Quote Left Believe in yourself And others will believe in you Because you only come around once In this lifetime Make it shine Make it yours! Quote Right
Quote Left I recall as a youngster, playing in a pile of raked leaves, tossing them up in the air, covering myself with their together warmth. Some see the bottle half full...some see it half empty. Children see and live the enrapture of the moment. Quote Right
Quote Left “To put on a facade that can fool the mask maker himself; truly is the greatest lie of all.” Quote Right
Quote Left To humble oneself is to lower oneself is so wise showing humility, bringing peace and solitude to oneself. Quote Right
Quote Left Poetry allows poets to convey complex feelings in a concise and artistic manner, making it an effective medium for self-expression and catharsis. Quote Right
Quote Left One must respect others if to truly respect one's self -- each of us is a physical extremity connected to God's greater spiritual body of all encompassing love. Quote Right
Quote Left Discipline comes with reward, but only when paired with mindfulness and self awareness. Don't chastise yourself for being less, because it was beneficial for someone else. Quote Right
Quote Left In the depths of darkness, where choices bind, I found myself Quote Right
Quote Left Don't make the vow to never love again because of the pain you felt from loving before. Love is sacrificial. It requires the death of one's self. Even if past love was beautiful, love always ends in pain. They are one in the same. The greatest example was the love of Jesus Christ being demonstrated when He died on the Cross. Quote Right