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Himself Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Himself

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He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

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The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin PHOTO

No partner in a love relationship...
should feel that he has to give up
an essential part of himself to make it viable.
- May Sarton

 

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

He who lives in harmony with himself
lives in harmony with the universe.
- Marcus Aurelius

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Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

A loving relationship is one in which
the loved one is free to be himself -
to laugh with me, but never at me;
to cry with me, but never because of me;
to love life, to love himself,
to love being loved.
Such a relationship is based upon freedom
and can never grow in a jealous heart.
- Leo F. Buscaglia

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
- Publilius Syrus

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

No one is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he do?
- Henry David Thoreau

No man is the whole of himself;
his friends are the rest of him.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.
- Leo Tolstoy

Every man has his own courage,
and is betrayed because he seeks in himself
the courage of other persons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

He who knows others is clever;
He who knows himself has discernment.
- Lao Tzu

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

Above all, don't lie to yourself.
The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie
comes to a point that he cannot
distinguish the truth within him, or around him,
and so loses all respect for himself and for others.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Whoever undertakes to set himself up
as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein

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.
- Albert Einstein

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

He who conquers others is strong;
He who conquers himself is mighty.
- Lao Tzu

What is necessary to change a person is
to change his awareness of himself.
- Abraham Maslow

A hero is someone who has given his life to
something bigger than himself
or something other than himself.
- Joseph Campbell

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.
- Seneca

To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing.
None is excluded, but excludes himself.
You have only to push aside the curtain.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

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.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

No man is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

Until he extends the circle of
his compassion to all living things,
man will not himself find peace.
- Albert Schweitzer

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

Whosoever 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.
- Albert Schweitzer

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.
- Albert Einstein

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

He who controls others may be powerful,
but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
- Lao Tzu

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life,
that no man can sincerely try
to help another without helping himself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Overflowing Cup of Tea:
The Zen Master poured his visitor's teacup full, and then kept pouring.
The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself.
"It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," the Zen Master said,
"you are full of your own opinions and assumptions.
How can you learn truth until you first empty your cup?"
- Traditional Zen Koan

I live in my own place -
have never copied anyone even half,
and at any master who lacks the grace -
to laugh at himself - I laugh.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The sage does not hoard.
The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself,
Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more;
having given all he has to others, he is richer still.
- Lao Tzu

A man who was completely innocent,
offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others,
including his enemies,
and became the ransom of the world.
It was a perfect act.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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.
- Joseph Campbell

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.
- Vinoba Bhave

Every man supposes himself
not to be fully understood or appreciated.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

While one finds company in himself and his pursuits,
he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

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.
- Helen Rowland

There comes a time in every man's education
when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance,
that imitation is suicide,
that he must take himself for better or for worse as his portion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality
the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for
going out of himself toward someone else.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

No person will make a great business who wants to do
it all himself or get all the credit.
- Andrew Carnegie

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over
which he must pass himself;
for every man has need to be forgiven.
- Thomas Fuller

An angry father is most cruel towards himself.
- Publilius Syrus

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.
- William Butler Yeats

Wise kings generally have wise counselors;
and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
- Diogenes

Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power
to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
- Ambrose Bierce

Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste,
and amuse himself by applying it, triumphantly,
wherever he travels.
- Henry B. Adams

Constant development is the law of life,
and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas
in order to appear consistent
drives himself into a false position.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

My father was always telling himself no one was perfect,
not even my mother.
- Broderick Crawford

He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may
become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.
- Mary Wilson Little

An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug,
thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts,
in speech or on paper, some style.
- Alan K. Simpson

It is impossible for a man to conceal himself.
In every act, word or gesture,
he stands revealed as he is,
and not as he would have himself appear to be.
From the Universe, nothing is or can be hidden.
- Ernest Holmes

The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out,
starting with himself.
- Blaine Lee

Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead
others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
- Thomas J. Watson

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that
which he has the power to obtain by himself.
- Epicurus

Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of
a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.
- Billy Graham

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton


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