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Themselves Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Themselves

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

Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Related topics: Inspirational

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

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 PHOTO

At the beginning and at the end of love,
the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.
- Jean de la Bruyere

 

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

Nothing other people do is because of you.
It is because of themselves
- don Miguel Ruiz

Surround yourself with people who
take their work seriously,
but not themselves,
those who work hard and play hard.
- Colin Powell

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People are afraid, very much afraid of those who know themselves.
They have a certain power, a certain aura and a certain magnetism.
- Osho

Inspire people to do things for themselves.
Inspire people to think for themselves.
- Bono

Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A hero may or may not lead other people,
but all heroes lead themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves
for they shall never cease to be amused.
- Anonymous

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

Money won't make you happy...
but everybody wants to find out for themselves.
- Zig Ziglar

Those that want friends to open themselves unto
are cannibals of their own hearts.
- Francis Bacon

Those who have come here to hate should leave now;
for in their hate, they only betray themselves.
- Terry Goodkind

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

All endeavors which are directed to a purely worldly end,
contain within themselves the seeds of their own corruption.
- Theodore H. White

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

While they were saying among themselves
it cannot be done, it was done.
- Helen Keller

In the struggle for survival,
the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals
because they succeed in adapting
themselves best to their environment.
- Charles Darwin

People sort themselves into groups
of happy people and unhappy people
through two different, but complementary mechanisms,
influence and affinity.
I influence those around me
with my emotional state, either happy or unhappy.
At the same time, I feel an affinity
for others who are like me in some way -
in this case by sharing my emotional outlook on life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The jealous are troublesome to others,
but a torment to themselves.
- William Penn

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For everything observed or experienced,
each of us creates a "story" - not sometimes, but always.
A "story" is the fiction a person tells themselves
about what has happened or is happening.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Great relationships begin with two people who are each
self confident and who come to each other with the openness
to see and accept the other as a unique and wonderful person.
If there is true love and an alignment of fundamental values,
choose to join your life with your new partner
and vow never to criticize their nature -
the essence that makes them uniquely themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Each and every human being on Earth
has both the responsibility and the privilege
of viewing themselves as Divine beings
with the power to bring about peace.
- James Twyman

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

Take care of the sense
and the sounds will take care of themselves.
- Lewis Carroll

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

Artists themselves are not confined,
but their output is.
- Robert Smithson

Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up.
Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves,
chearful meadows, and high distant forests,
which in grand order presented themselves to view.
- William Bartram

People travel to wonder at the height of mountains,
at the huge waves of the sea,
at the long courses of rivers,
at the vast compass of the ocean,
at the circular motion of the stars;
and they pass by themselves without wondering.
- St. Augustine

Teenagers today are more free to be themselves and to accept themselves.
- John Knowles

It is a waste of money to help those who show no desire to help themselves.
- Taylor Caldwell

We know that when people are safe in their homes,
they are free to pursue their dream for a brighter
economic future for themselves and their families.
- George E. Pataki

People who keep dogs are cowards who haven't got the
guts to bite people themselves.
- August Strindberg

Adolescents are not monsters.
They are just people trying to learn how to make it
among the adults in the world,
who are probably not so sure themselves.
- Virginia Satir

Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention
luck are kidding themselves.
- Larry King

God helps them that help themselves.
- Algernon Sidney

Many people know so little about what
is beyond their short range of experience.
They look within themselves - and find nothing!
Therefore they conclude that there
is nothing outside themselves either.
- Helen Keller

It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings,
as my parents had not much faith in and were never
so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
- Orson Pratt

The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives,
but still hidden from the public, is that most things
get better by themselves;
most things,
in fact, are better in the morning.
- Lewis Thomas

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance;
and a people who mean to be their own governors must
arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
- James Madison

Society is the union of men and not the men themselves.
- Charles de Secondat

Rainbows and butterflies are themselves beautiful and highly symbolic,
but they are also representative of
all the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The politicians were talking themselves red,
white and blue in the face.
- Clare Boothe Luce

Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.
- William Hazlitt

If the laws could speak for themselves,
they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
- Lord Halifax

Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns,
do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior,
that they are so united to creative people.
- Andre Norton

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to
do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
- Susan Ertz

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not on how things are in themselves.
The least of things with a meaning
is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
- Carl Jung

Children have to be educated, but they have also to
be left to educate themselves.
- Ernest Dimnet

The way people in democracies think of the government
as something different from themselves is a real handicap.
And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.
- Lewis Mumford

All men are created equal, it is only men themselves
who place themselves above equality.
- David Allan Coe

There is a tendency for things to right themselves.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

False words are not only evil in themselves,
but they infect the soul with evil.
- Socrates

Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark
cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there.
Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Those who deny freedom to others
deserve it not for themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

One that desires to excel
should endeavor in those things
that are in themselves most excellent.
- Epictetus

People who don't know how to keep themselves healthy
ought to have the decency to get themselves buried,
and not waste time about it.
- Henrik Ibsen

People blame their environment.
There is only one person to blame - and only one -
themselves.
- Robert Collier

It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose,
and the eyes will take care of themselves.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.
- George Will

Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.
- Julia Morgan

Well, I have an interest in power.
I have an interest in people who find themselves in
the position to exercise absolute power.
- Boyd Rice


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