Self Denial Quotes

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Sarah Dessen
“Sometimes it seems safer to hold it all in, where the only person who can judge is yourself.”
Sarah Dessen

Anthon St. Maarten
“Never surrender your hopes and dreams to the fateful limitations others have placed on their own lives. The vision of your true destiny does not reside within the blinkered outlook of the naysayers and the doom prophets. Judge not by their words, but accept advice based on the evidence of actual results. Do not be surprised should you find a complete absence of anything mystical or miraculous in the manifested reality of those who are so eager to advise you. Friends and family who suffer the lack of abundance, joy, love, fulfillment and prosperity in their own lives really have no business imposing their self-limiting beliefs on your reality experience.”
Anthon St. Maarten

Ingrid Law
“You can't get rid of a part that makes you you and be happy.”
Ingrid Law, Savvy

Sarah Dessen
“It was so quiet, I could hear my own breathing, loud in my ears. Outside, the ocean was crashing, waves hitting sand, then pulling back to sea. I thought of everything being washed away, again and again. We make such messes in this life, both accidentally and on purpose. But wiping the surface clean doesn't really make anything any neater. It just masks what is below. It's only when you really dig down deep, go underground, that you can see who you really are.”
Sarah Dessen, What Happened to Goodbye

Shannon L. Alder
“Conformity begins the moment you ignore how you feel for acceptance.”
Shannon L. Alder

Criss Jami
“I always make sure that the world will prove me right. It gives me the freedom to contradict myself.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Louisa May Alcott
“ridicule is often harder to bear than self-denial.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

G.K. Chesterton
“There is only one thing which is generally safe from plagiarism -- self-denial.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 29: The Illustrated London News, 1911-1913

Daniel W. Blair
“Man in his spiritual pride has exchanged God’s method of self-denial for Satan’s plan of self–improvement.”
Daniel W. Blair

K.P. Yohannan
“What will you do with your self? Many men and women are still in darkness, trying to figure out the meaning and purpose of life. But no matter what you try to do with your self— whether you deny it, obliterate it, annihilate it, accept it or express it—believe me, it is still alive and kicking.”
K.P. Yohannan, Living in the Light of Eternity

Barbara W. Tuchman
“Everything one has a right to do is not best to be done." Benjamin Franklin”
Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

Alexander Whyte
“You’re not likely to err by practicing too much of the cross.”
Alexander Whyte, Bunyan characters in the Pilgrim's progress

Scott Sauls
“[It is] our inclination to replace Jesus’ call to deny ourselves, take up our crosses and follow him. We replace his call with a self-serving path in which we deny our neighbors, take up our comforts and follow our dreams.”
Scott Sauls, Irresistible Faith: Becoming the Kind of Christian the World Can't Resist

Elizabeth Gaskell
“…he strove to leave his life in the hands of God, and to forget himself.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, Ruth

Orrin Woodward
“Self-denial in the pursuit of purpose generates true pleasure while self-indulgence in the pursuit of pleasure generates true misery.”
Orrin Woodward

Jiddu Krishnamurti
“What matters is to understand pleasure, not try to get rid of it—that is too stupid. Nobody can get rid of pleasure.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Book of Life: Daily Meditations With Krishnamurti

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“There is no such thing as selflessness. There are only fair and unfair selfishness.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“The road to self-improvement does not begin with the realization of other people’s scorn. Personal salvation commences with the determined excavation and displacement of a crusty layer of self-denial, which defense mechanism camouflaged my intensifying sense of self-repugnance for how I acted in this earthly life.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“The qualities of stoic self-denial, self-sacrifice for others, patient labour, expiation for past error, willing acceptance of the burdens of life, were for him nobler manifestations of humanity than ostentatious feats of bravery, death-defying deeds of heroism or a life ruled by passions. He was persuaded that moral strength could best be displayed by silent endurance rather than by vehement anger and passionate rebellion.”
Alexander Stillmark, Tales of Old Vienna and Other Prose

Samantha Harvey
“But it’s our nature to deny what frightens us, and it’s not wicked or dull. Isn’t there always a bright, willing part of us that keeps hoping that what we know isn’t true?”
Samantha Harvey, The Western Wind

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
“And—you can be very sure of this—all who belong to the Lord Jesus Christ; who have seen the all-importance of the soul; who have seen their dread condition under the condemnation of the law; who have believed in Christ and His sacrificial death; who have committed themselves to Him, taking upon themselves the scorn and sarcasm of the world; those who have counted all things loss for his sake, who have denied themselves and taken up their cross daily and followed Him; those who have said, “I care not what happens to me as long as all is well between me and Him”—these are they who will be with Him in the new heaven and the new earth and will share and enjoy His glory for ever and ever.”
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, The Quiet Heart

Dawson Trotman
“There are millions of thirsty souls. There is sufficient water in the 'well of salvation' to adequately quench every one of those thirsty souls. God is looking for vessels through which He might transmit this living water to them. It matters not regarding the apparent outward value of the vessel or the seeming lack of worth. The only kind of vessel that He can use to carry this living water to these dying souls is a vessel that is 'meet for the Master's use,' that is one that is first cleansed of sin and then emptied of self. Perhaps this truth can be more readily made clear by a simple illustration. Let us imagine a clear, crystal stream of living water flowing beside a broad way. There comes a tired, worn-out, thirsty traveller. He sees the water, but it flows under such circumstances as to make it impossible for him to reach this stream from his mouth. He spies three vessels: a golden goblet, a silver pitcher, and a tin cup. Upon investigation he finds that the golden goblet us filled with something else. The silver pitcher is empty, apparently ready for service but is soiled within; the tin cup alone is clean and emptied. We leave it to you to decide which one he chooses. To rightly get at the heart of this great truth, meditate on: Acts 24:16; 2 Tim. 2:20-21; and 1 Cor. 1:26-30. Which kind are you?”
Dawson Trotman

Ehsan Sehgal
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
- Albert Einstein

Self-denial mostly executes a tricky way, for self-presentation, as an authentic personality.
- Ehsan Sehgal”
Ehsan Sehgal

Ehsan Sehgal
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
- Albert Einstein

Self-denial mostly executes a tricky way, for self-presentation, as an authentic personality.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Terry Eagleton
“The most radical form of self-denial is to give up not cigarettes or whiskey but one's own body, an act which is traditionally known as martyrdom. The martyr yields up his or her most precious possession, but would prefer not to; the suicide, by contrast, is glad to be rid of a life that has become an unbearable burden. If Jesus wanted to die, the he was just another suicide, and his death was as worthless and futile as a suicide bomber's messy finale. Martyrs, as opposed to suicides, are those who place their deaths as the service of others. Even their dying is an act of love. Their deaths are such that they can bear fruit in the lives of others. This is true not only of those who die so that others may live (taking someone's place in the queue for the Nazi gas chambers, for example), but also of those who die in the defense of a principle which is potentially life-giving for others. The word "martyr" means "witness"; and what he or she beas witness to is a principle without which it may not be worth living in the first place. In this sense, the martyr's death testifies to the value of life, not to its unimportance.”
Terry Eagleton, Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate

Mikhail Naimy
“إنكارك ذاتك ثتبيت لها”
Mikhail Naimy, كرم على درب

Terry Eagleton
“The most radical form of self-denial is to give up not cigarettes or whiskey but one's own body, an act which is traditionally known as martyrdom. The martyr yields up his or her most precious possession, but would prefer not to; the suicide, by contrast, is glad to be rid of a life that has become an unbearable burden. If Jesus wanted to die, then he was just another suicide, and his death was as worthless and futile as a suicide bomber's messy finale. Martyrs, as opposed to suicides, are those who place their deaths at the service of others. Even their dying is an act of love. Their deaths are such that they can bear fruit in the lives of others. This is true not only of those who die so that others may live (taking someone's place in the queue for the Nazi gas chambers, for example), but also of those who die in the defense of a principle which is potentially life-giving for others. The word "martyr" means "witness"; and what he or she bears witness to is a principle without which it may not be worth living in the first place. In this sense, the martyr's death testifies to the value of life, not to its unimportance.”
Terry Eagleton, Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate

Andrew   Murray
“There is no choice for us; we must either deny self or deny Christ. Deliverance from self-life means to be a vessel overflowing with love to everybody all day.”
ANDREW MURRAY

“Don’t ”be yourself”, but work on yourself. Don’t ”be who you are”, but be who you ought. Don’t ”follow your dreams”, but face your realities. And don’t ”live your life”, but live a respectable life. Then you will find out that you cannot do everything, but at least you have to do something.”
Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski

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