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Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.
– Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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Self-love is not opposed to the love of other people. You cannot really love yourself and do yourself a favor without doing people a favor, and vise versa.
– Dr. Karl A. Menninger
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Self-love is the instrument of our preservation.
– Voltaire
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Self-loving is not so vile a sin, my liege, as self-neglecting.
– William Shakespeare
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Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change. And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation itself brings about certain changes in his inner processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of self-change, a means of awakening.
– G. I. Gurdjieff
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Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
– André Maurois
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Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world -- making the most of one's best.
– Richard Willard Armour
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Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.
– John W. Gardner
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Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.
– John W. Gardner
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Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the world.
– Helen Keller
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Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble
– John Madden
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Self-realization/determination is all about realizing that you were born for a purpose. And so, you've got to achieve your purpose of being here (on earth) at all cost.
– Emeasoba George
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Self-realization/fulfillment begins and ends only with discovery and fulfillment of your/one's destiny.
– Emeasoba George
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Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one's own person is its ultimate reward.
– Patricia Sampson
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Self-respect is nothing to hide behind. When you need it most it isn't there.
– May Sarton
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Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.
– John Herschel
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Self-respect is the fruit of discipline the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
– Rabbi Abraham Heschel
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Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
– Rabbi Abraham Heschel
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Self-respect is the most important aspect of human life, and the cornerstone of all virtues. It is also the starting point of cultivating the beauty in women and the courage in men. Never lose your Self-respect, and never allow anyone to violate its sacredness for any price.
– Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate
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Self-respect is the solid foundation of your self, your existance, and how you're perceived by the world. How can you expect anyone, let alone the world, respect you if you yourself can't respect yourself? Respect yourself first, and treat your fellow humans and animals with the same respect, and the world will begin to respect you, before you realize it.
– Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate
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Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.
– Charles Joseph Joe Clark
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Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious.
– H. L. Mencken
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Self-reverence, self knowledge, self-control. These three alone lead life to sovereign power.
– Lord Tennyson
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Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.
– George Bernard Shaw
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