Self Quotes SMS Collection

The only man we have any respect

The only man we have any respect for, is he who uses all the endowment he has, and uses it until he bleeds.  ~Martin

In every part and corner of our

In every part and corner of our life, to lose oneself is to be the gainer; to forget oneself is to be happy.  ~Robert

The whole theory of the universe is

The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly to one single individual – namely to You. ~Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, 1892lcd

Renew thyself completely each day do it

Renew thyself completely each day; do it again, and again, and forever again.  ~Chinese inscription cited by Thoreau in Walden

Just throw away all thoughts of imaginary

Just throw away all thoughts of imaginary things, and stand firm in that which you are. ~Kabir

No matter what you do in life

No matter what you do in life, a part of you still sits at a curbside, still hearing the drumbeat of a distant parade,

Do i contradict myself very well then

Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself. (I am large, I contain multitudes.) ~Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, 1892LCD

You are your own judge the verdict

You are your own judge. The verdict is up to you. ~Astrid Alauda

Misfortunes one can endure they come

Misfortunes one can endure – they come from outside, they are accidents.  But to suffer for one’s own faults – ah! there is the

Take the time to come home yourself

Take the time to come home to yourself every day.  ~Robin Casarjean

My heart beat beats me senselessly whys

My heart beat, beats me senselessly, Why’s everything gotta be so intense with me… ~Katy Perry, Glen Ballard, and Matt Thiessen, "Long Shot"

The promises of this world are for

The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one’s self, and become something of worth and

Be there for others but never leave

Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind. ~Dodinsky, www.dodinsky.com

I was right not to be afraid

I was right not to be afraid of any thief but myself, who will end by leaving me nothing.  ~Katherine Anne PorterSD

Who has not sat afraid before his

Who has not sat, afraid, before his own heart’s curtain?  ~Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies, "The Fourth Elegy," translated from German by Albert Ernest

A criminal becomes a popular figure because

A criminal becomes a popular figure because he unburdens in no small degree the consciences of his fellow man, for now they know once

To wash ones hair make toilet and

To wash one’s hair, make one’s toilet, and put on scented robes; even if not a soul sees one, these preparations still produce an

Thats the thing about needs sometimes when

That’s the thing about needs.  Sometimes when you get them met, you don’t need them anymore.  ~Michael Patrick King, Sex and the City, "The

A bud can be beautiful a work

A bud can be beautiful, a work of art even.  But I’m finding it simply can’t compare to the openness of the blossom.  Looking

There is great security in the prisons

There is great security in the prisons we create for ourselves.  ~Stephen G. Scalese, The Whisper in Your Heartch 2, p37

If we cannot be happy and powerful

If we cannot be happy and powerful and prey on others, we invent conscience and prey on ourselves.  ~Elbert HubbardCUL

I lack the peace of simple things

I lack the peace of simple things. I am never wholly in place. I find no peace or grace. We sell the world to

Having perfected our disguise we spend lives

Having perfected our disguise, we spend our lives searching for someone we don’t fool.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

There are at least two kinds of

There are at least two kinds of cowards.  One kind always lives with himself, afraid to face the world.  The other kind lives with

Every man is his own ancestor and

Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir.  He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past.  ~H.F.

Almost always it is the fear of

Almost always it is the fear of being ourselves that brings us to the mirror.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S.

Every day i go into the world

Every day I go into the world to seek my identity, feeling greatly blessed by the things I don’t find it in.  ~Robert Brault,

Alexandros of antioch took a block marble

Alexandros of Antioch took a block of marble and chiseled away from it everything that was not his masterpiece, the Venus de Milo.  If

There are plenty of people holding flashlights

There are plenty of people holding flashlights casting shadows, offering directions. Perhaps it’s best if you light your own way. ~Jeb Dickerson, www.howtomatter.comhowtomatter.com/wp-content/gallery/postcards/brilliance.jpg

The body is a house of many

The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and crying on the passers-by to come and love us. 

There is part of us that stands

There is part of us that stands in quiet witness to what we do, taking notes, waiting for a solitary moment to bring up

There comes a morning in life when

There comes a morning in life when you wake up a new person; that is to say, you wake up the same person but

Your soul is all that you possess

Your soul is all that you possess.  Take it in hand and make something of it!  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

It is not impossibilities which fill us

It is not impossibilities which fill us with the deepest despair, but possibilities which we have failed to realize.  ~Robert Mallett, Apostilles, 1972PMB

Life is a pure flame and we

Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us. ~Thomas Browne

We have all a better guide in

We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.  ~Jane Austen

Reputation is in itself only a farthing

Reputation is in itself only a farthing candle, of a wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by

The inward light is forever striving to

The inward light is forever striving to gather enough additional light to penetrate the fog of our senses.  ~Henry Stanley Haskins, Meditations in Wall

I want to unfold let no place

I want to unfold. Let no place in me hold itself closed, for where I am closed, I am false… ~Rainer Maria Rilke, Book

The man that shows off to one

The man that shows off, to that one who wants to convince of his value is to himself.  ~Doménico Cieri Estradanov08mail

My heart filled with love flowing over

My heart filled with love, flowing over with joy, my own little drum that I like to march by!  ~Gunda Fijnje-Nolancontest winner Sep 2009

My flag is raised high today for

My flag is raised high today.  For others to see, sure.  But more so to find which way my wind is blowing.  Almost time

May those who are impoverished by their

May those who are impoverished by their thoughts be blessed with the realization of the richness of their spirit.  ~Dodinsky, www.dodinsky.com

My life has been one great big

My life has been one great big joke, A dance that’s walked, A song that’s spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke, When

Many a one cannot loosen his own

Many a one cannot loosen his own fetters, but is nevertheless his friend’s emancipator.  ~Friedrich NietzscheCUL

It is not easy to find happiness

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.  ~Agnes Repplier

Not a blade of grass but has

Not a blade of grass but has a story to tell, not a heart but has its romance, not a life which does not

A wise man never loses anything if

A wise man never loses anything if he have himself.  ~Michel de Montaigne, translatedtranslation by Charles Cotton, revised by Hazlitt and Wight; Works. Book

We are all primary numbers divisible only

We are all primary numbers divisible only by ourselves.  ~Jean Guitton

Daily i learn sometimes painfully other

Daily I learn – sometimes painfully, other times with glee – that mine is a path never meant to be paved. ~Jeb Dickerson, www.howtomatter.comtwitter.com/JebDickerson/status/2020577123

Anyone can promise the stars only you

Anyone can promise the stars. Only you can reach them. ~Dodinsky, www.dodinsky.com

Just let awareness have its way with

Just let awareness have its way with you completely.  ~Scott Morrison

Your heart knows your song but you

Your heart knows your song, but you have to be willing to listen to the words.  ~Sue Rockcontest winner Aug 5 2010, http://sue215.blogspot.com

One cannot spend forever sitting and solving

One cannot spend forever sitting and solving the mysteries of one’s history. ~Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book the Thirteenth: The End,

We are known to our friends by

We are known to our friends by a look in our eyes that we never see in a mirror. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

You grow up the day you have

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh, at yourself. ~Ethel Barrymore

We are sure to be losers when

We are sure to be losers when we quarrel with ourselves; it is civil war.  ~Charles Caleb Colton

The outward man is the swinging door

The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge.  ~Eckhart

When i look for my existence do

When I look for my existence I do not look for it in myself.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. MerwinTPV

The divine does not like to be

The Divine does not like to be shut up in a building.  The Divine likes to be out in the open.  It is right

Your heart is full of fertile seeds

Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout.  Just as a lotus flower springs from the mire to bloom splendidly, the interaction

I loathe the expression 34what makes him

I loathe the expression "What makes him tick."  It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. 

My life should be unique it an

My life should be unique; it should be an alms, a battle, a conquest, a medicine.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

Every morning i start with a drink

Every morning I start with a drink from my cup of sunshine, to remind myself of who I am before I step into the

Most often walking alone with my shadow

Most often, walking alone with my shadow is how I find my answer, the result of gathering together all agreeable parties.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

People wish to be settled only as

People wish to be settled:  only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays, 1841LCD

Theres nothing like self improvement to get your

There’s nothing like self-improvement to get your friends to like you for who you were.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Think positively about yourself ask god who

Think positively about yourself…., keep your thoughts and your actions clean, ask God who made you to keep on remaking you.  ~Norman Vincent PealeGCLE

Lets get lost in the dark forget

Let’s get lost in the dark, forget who we were, and resurface as something new.  ~Daniel, @blindedpoettwitter.com/blindedpoet/status/29187621744

Only you can set free living colour

Only you can set you free.  ~Living Colour, "Cult of Personality"