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Themselves Quotes and Sayings
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mankind are more disposed to suffer,
while evils are sufferable,
than to right themselves by abolishing
the forms to which they are accustomed.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

EVERYONE has the right to make an ass out of themselves.
- Harold and Maude (The movie )

The people themselves, and not their servants,
can safely reverse their own deliberate decisions.
- Abraham Lincoln

God helps them that help themselves.
- Algernon Sidney

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

Every government degenerates when trusted
to the rulers of the people alone.
The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
- Thomas Jefferson

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist.
I am willing to fight for peace.
Nothing will end war unless
the people themselves refuse to go to war.
- Albert Einstein

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers.
This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated
thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
- Albert Einstein

I have no fear that the result of our experiment
will be that men may be trusted to
govern themselves without a master.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

That government is best which governs the least,
because its people discipline themselves.
- Thomas Jefferson

When we talk about democracy, if the people's
stomach is empty, democracy is also empty.
Democracy can not be installed by fiat;
it must be achieved by the people themselves.
- Jimmy Yen

The strongest reason for the people
to retain the right to keep and bear arms is,
as a last resort, to protect themselves
against tyranny in government.
- Thomas Jefferson

We may consider each generation as a distinct nation,
with a right, by the will of its majority,
to bind themselves, but none to
bind the succeeding generation,
more than the inhabitants of another country.
- Thomas Jefferson

It has always been a mystery to me
how men can feel themselves honored
by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers
of the society but the people themselves;
and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise
their control with a wholesome discretion,
the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

People who are wrapped up in themselves make small packages.
- Benjamin Franklin

The whole problem with the world is that
fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves,
but wiser people so full of doubts.
- Bertrand Russell

You cannot help men permanently by doing for them
what they could and should do for themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

There is no use whatsoever trying to help
people who do not help themselves.
You cannot push anyone up a ladder
unless he is willing to climb himself.
- Andrew Carnegie

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary;
new, universal, and more liberal laws
will begin to establish themselves around and within him;
or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor
in a more liberal sense,
and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings.
- Henry David Thoreau

Customs do not concern themselves
with right or wrong or reason.
But they have to be obeyed;
one reasons all around them until he is tired,
but he must not transgress them, it is sternly forbidden.
- Mark Twain

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Remember, upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
- Alexander the Great

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

Our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

My happiness depends on me.
- A Course in Miracles

Success depends upon previous preparation,
and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
- Confucius

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
- Wallace Stevens


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