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Self Reliance Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Self Reliance

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

Poverty breeds lack of self-reliance.
- Daniel De Leon

There is an inverse relationship between reliance on
the state and self-reliance.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

Baseball gives a growing boy self poise and self reliance.
- Al Spalding

Freedom comes from strength and self-reliance.
- Lisa Murkowski

 

Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance?
- Abdul Kalam

I would not send a poor girl into the world,
ignorant of the snares that beset her path;
nor would I watch and guard her,
till, deprived of self-respect and self-reliance,
she lost the power or the will to watch and guard herself .
- Anne Bronte

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goes the song, "we change, we change."
But the music is still mine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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

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

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

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

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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.

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

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

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

Real excellence and humility are
not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

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

Freedom is from within.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

We must be our own before we can be another's.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Be that self which one truly is.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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