Oneself Quotes

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Virginia Woolf
“Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent.”
Virginia Woolf

Olivia Laing
“I wanted very much not to be where I was. In fact part of the trouble seemed to be that where I was wasn’t anywhere at all. My life felt empty and unreal... I felt like I was in danger of vanishing, though at the same time the feelings I had were so raw and overwhelming that I often wished I could find a way of losing myself altogether, perhaps for a few months, until the intensity diminished.”
Olivia Laing, The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

Amit Abraham
“Desire is the key to motivation. It is the key to develop a healthy personality and a positive attitude towards oneself and others.”
Dr. Amit Abraham, Personality Development Through Positive Thinking

Virginia Woolf
“For beyond the difficulty of communicating oneself, there is the supreme difficulty of being oneself.”
Virginia Woolf, The Common Reader

“We deny our weaknesses because we refuse to take responsibility for failures.”
Dr Prem Jagyasi

Amaka Imani Nkosazana
“Words have power, and when you speak you give them life. Speak into the atmosphere. Speak into existence what you believe, desire, dream, and hope.”
Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Heart Crush

Bruce Lee
“True mastery transcends any particular art. It stems from mastery of oneself--the ability, developed through self-discipline, to be calm, fully aware, and completely in tune with oneself and the surroundings. Then, and only then, can a person know himself.”
Bruce Lee

Ljupka Cvetanova
“In searching for myself, I have created myself.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Virginia Woolf
“To tell the truth about oneself, to discover oneself near at hand, is not easy.”
Virginia Woolf, The Common Reader

Orhan Pamuk
“I must be myself, I said over and over. I must forget these people buzzing inside my head, I must forget their voices, their smells, their demands, their love, their hate, and be myself, I must be myself, I told myself, as i gazed down at the legs resting so happily on the stool, and I told myself again as I looked up to watch the smoke I'd blown up to the ceiling; I must be myself, because if I failed to be myself, I become the person they wanted me to be; if I had to be that insufferable person, I'd rather be nothing at all. It would be better if I didn't exist,...”
Orhan Pamuk, The Black Book


You are not just for the right or left,
but for what is right over the wrong.
You are not just rich or poor,
but always wealthy in the mind and heart.
You are not perfect, but flawed.
You are flawed, but you are just.
You may just be conscious human,
but you are also a magnificent
reflection of God.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Uniqueness is like a signature, nobody can forge it's exact copy.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Peter Høeg
“There is a pleasant firmness of tone when one is in harmony with oneself. Even when it's a weak ethic one is resonating with.”
Peter Høeg, The Quiet Girl

“When I look in the mirror,
I see me.
Who do you see?”
Anthony T Hincks

“It's easy to do what is not good
And things that harm oneself.
It's very difficult to do
Things beneficial and good.”
Anonymous, The Dhammapada

Thomas Nagel
“Nature is such as to give rise to conscious beings with minds; and it is such as to be comprehensible to such beings. Ultimately therefore such beings should be comprehensible to themselves.”
Thomas Nagel, Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False

“When in spotlight, you get attention of even those you don't know; When in darkness, you lose your own shadow too”
Zain Baloch

“Genuine security an only be obtained by looking inside our oneself.”
Matthew Donnelly

“When in spotlight, you get attention of even those you don't know; When you are in darkness, you lose your own shadow too”
Zain Baloch

“Discovering life in oneself is to become what you have the potential to become”
Sunday Adelaja

Megan Frampton
“You, of all people, should know that what you wear is ninety percent of what people perceive about you." He kissed her head. "Such as when you put on that ferociously pink dress to wear to our ball, knowing that it looked lovely on you, but also knowing that it was what people were expecting you to wear. Whereas when you wore that black habit to go riding..."
He paused. "What?" she asked.
"Well, you did not look at all as I'd been led to believe."
"And that was... all right?"
He made a tsking noise. "I cannot believe you still have to ask that. It was glorious to see, you descending the stairs like a fearsome dark goddess, rather than the princess I'd married. I knew then, even though I couldn't actually say it to myself properly, that there was more to you than what you present.”
Megan Frampton, Put Up Your Duke

“Some say one thing and do another. Others say one thing and do it just for spite. I say far too much and do whatever the hell I want.”
Efrat Cybulkiewicz

“Oneself, indeed, is one's own protector.
What other protector could there be?
With self-control
One gains a protector hard to obtain.”
Anonymous, The Dhammapada

April White
“I find that being oneself is an excellent choice, as everyone else is already taken.”
April White, Cheating Death

Mark Manson
“This willing and even exuberant interfacing with one's own mortality has ancient roots. The Stoics of ancient Greece and Rome implored people to keep death in mind at all times, in order to appreciate life more and remain humble in the face of adversities. In various forms of Buddhism, the practice of meditation is often taught as a means of preparing oneself for death while still remaining alive. Dissolving one's ego into an expansive nothingness - achieving the enlightened state of nirvana - is seen as a trial run of letting oneself cross to the other side.”
Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Pragya Tiwari
“Do you know who the greatest ally that turns against us is?
Oneself. We are our greatest enemy or for that matter our greatest friend. Our thoughts, our ideas, and our perceptions that we choose or pick make us what we truly are. Therefore, we can find our own peace and our own calmness...”
Pragya Tiwari, Outlet from Loneliness

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Directing praise to oneself is to cash in on the ego in order to bankrupt the soul.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Henry Miller
“I see how we ourselves stand before the future, divided between hope and fear. But at least we know that there is a future, that the moment is momentous. We stand now as we do sometimes in our own individual humdrum lives, thrilled by the thought of the morrow, the morrow which will be utterly unlike today, or yesterday.”
Henry Miller, The Wisdom of the Heart

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