Self Perception Quotes

Quotes tagged as "self-perception" (showing 1-30 of 54)
“Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has everything to do with relieving oneself of the burden of being a victim--letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor.”
C.R. Strahan

Chuck Palahniuk
“The difference between how you look and how you see yourself is enough to kill most people. And maybe the reason vampires don’t die is because they can never see themselves in photographs or mirrors.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted

Bertrand Russell
“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”
Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

Virginia Satir
“We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.”
Virginia Satir

Wilhelm Reich
“You differ from a great man in only one respect: the great man was once a very little man, but he developed one important quality: he recognized the smallness and narrowness of his thoughts and actions. Under the pressure of some task that meant a great deal to him, he learned to see how his smallness, his pettiness endangered his happiness. In other words, a great man knows when and in what way he is a little man. A little man does not know he is little and is afraid to know. He hides his pettiness and narrowness behind illusions of strength and greatness, someone else's strength and greatness. He's proud of his great generals but not of himself. He admires an idea he has not had, not one he has had. The less he understands something, the more firmly he believes in it. And the better he understands an idea, the less he believes in it.”
Wilhelm Reich, Listen, Little Man!

Thomas Szasz
“When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him..”
Thomas Stephen Szasz

Lao Tzu
“To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.”
Lao Tzu

Moderata Fonte
“When you hear men talking," said Cornelia, "all they ever do is speak ill of women. ... And I don't quite know how they managed to make this law in their favour, or who exactly it was who gave them a greater license to sin than is allowed to us; and if the fault is common to both sexes (as they can hardly deny), why should the blame not be as well? What makes them think they can boast of the same thing that in women brings only shame?”
Moderata Fonte, The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men

Mahatma Gandhi
“It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good heart whatever they might have to say.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Katherine Mansfield
“Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change of attitude.”
Katherine Mansfield

Jacqueline Carey
“There's more to clothing than just adornment. It does more than merely change how the world perceives us. It changes how we perceive ourselves.”
Jacqueline Carey, Naamah's Kiss

“If we cant laugh at ourselves, do we have the right to laugh at others?”
C.H. Hamel

Roland Barthes
“But I never looked like that!’ - How do you know? What is the ‘you’ you might or might not look like? Where do you find it - by which morphological or expressive calibration? Where is your authentic body? You are the only one who can never see yourself except as an image; you never see your eyes unless they are dulled by the gaze they rest upon the mirror or the lens (I am interested in seeing my eyes only when they look at you): even and especially for your own body, you are condemned to the repertoire of its images.”
Roland Barthes, Roland Barthes

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
“Noi fummo i Gattopardi, i Leoni; quelli che ci sostituiranno saranno gli sciacalletti, le iene; e tutti quanti gattopardi, sciacalli e pecore, continueremo a crederci il sale della terra."

("We were the Leopards, the Lions; those who'll take our place will be little jackals, hyenas; and the whole lot of us, Leopards, jackals, and sheep, we'll all go on thinking ourselves the salt of the earth.")
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, The Leopard

“People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet.”

Alain de Botton
“If one felt successful, there'd be so little incentive to be successful.”
Alain de Botton

Nathanael West
“...all these things were part of the business of dreams. He had learned not to laugh at the advertisements offering to teach writing, cartooning, engineering, to add inches to the biceps and to develop the bust”
Nathanael West, Miss Lonelyhearts and A Cool Million

Charles Dickens
“What do you mean, Phib?" asked Miss Squeers, looking in her own little glass, where, like most of us, she saw - not herself, but the reflection of some pleasant image in her own brain.”
Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby

Ellen Bass
“As you heal, you see yourself more realistically. You accept that you are a person with strengths and weaknesses. You make the changes you can in your life and let go of the things that aren’t in your power to change. You learn that every part of you is valuable. And you realize that all of your thoughts and feelings are important, even when they’re painful or difficult.”
Ellen Bass, Beginning to Heal

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“Don't spend your life believing a story about yourself that you didn't write that's been fed to you - that simply you've accepted, embedded and added to. Let the story go and there beneath is the real you...and your unique gifts, heart and path that await you.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

Alexandra Robbins
“Students usually don't refer to themselves as nerds until someone else accuses them of being one.”
Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Who I’ve determined I am is limited by the fact that I’m the one who’s done the determining. With that being the case, I’d be wiser to consider who God says I am.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Too often fear is fiction madly running amuck, all the while madly tracking ‘muck’ across the floor of fact.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We must clean the lens of our hearts to see the state of our souls. However, too often the former is too dirty to even know that the latter exists.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Your self-reliance, self-appraisal and self- perception depends on how successful you are at knowing who God has created you to become”
Sunday Adelaja

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Who you are is too vast to be captured by the reflection of a mirror, classified by the state of your attitude, or categorized by the opinions of others. Therefore, if any of these are defining you, you have yet to be defined.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“There are times in life that we ascribe qualities or traits to other people that are inaccurate or fail to recognize other aspects of their being because we are emotionally invested in that person fulfilling a specific role in our life. When we claim that the other person changed it is not so much that they altered their core composition, but we now must admit to ourselves that our original perception of them was imprecise.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Every person sees the world through their own heart, a viewfinder that colors their perceptions and molds the mental script that they incessantly replay in their mind.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Thinking that I’m a mistake is the real mistake.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Jen Sincero
“Ale přimět se vidět, jak úžasní jste vy sami, to je jako tlačit do kopce obří marshmallow.”
Jen Sincero, You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

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