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Self Help Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Self Help

Please enjoy these Self Help Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No amount of self-improvement can make up
for a lack of self-acceptance.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weariness comes, on some days, from lack of service to self.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

We all go through life bristling
at our external limitations,
but the most difficult chains
to break are inside us.
- Bradley Whitford

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

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
- Mark Twain

Freedom is from within.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

Free-Will is the key to the prison of the mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself,
than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Don't look for approval from anyone other than yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

Your visions will become clear only
when you can look into your own heart.
Who looks outside, dreams;
who looks inside, awakes.
- Carl Jung

Other people do not have to change
for us to experience peace of mind.
- Gerald Jampolsky

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

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

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

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

We disrespect ourselves and our free-will
whenever we say that we NEED to do something.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make the most of yourself,
for that is all there is of you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have a great deal of company in the house,
especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me
was when one asked me what I thought,
and attended to my answer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Ninety-nine percent of who you are
is invisible and untouchable.
- R. Buckminster Fuller


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