Quotes by oneself

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  • Jean Cocteau
    Jean Cocteau
    French writer 1889-1963
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    Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    American "First Lady" and columnist 1884-1962
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    Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
  • Baltasar Gracian
    Baltasar Gracian
    Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
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    If to talk to oneself when alone is folly, it must be doubly unwise to listen to oneself in the presence of others.
  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    Roman philosopher 50-130 AD
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    It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body; for instance, to be over much occupied about exercise, about eating and drinking, about easing oneself, about sexual intercourse.
  • Erica Jong
    Erica Jong
    American author 1942-
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    To name oneself is the first act of both the poet and the revolutionary. When we take away the right to an individual name, we symbolically take away the right to be an individual. Immigration officials did this to refugees; husbands routinely do it to wives.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    American "First Lady" and columnist 1884-1962
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    My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
  • Dag Hammarskjöld
    Dag Hammarskjöld
    Swedish diplomat 1905-1961
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    ''To forgive oneself? No, that doesn't work: we have to be forgiven. But we can only believe this is possible if we ourselves can forgive.
  • Joseph Campbell
    Joseph Campbell
    American mythologist 1904-1987
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    A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
  • Jessamyn West
    Jessamyn West
    American author of short stories and novels 1902-1984
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    A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    After all, what is reading but a vice, like drink or venery or any other form of excessive self-indulgence? One reads to tickle and amuse one's mind; one reads, above all, to prevent oneself thinking.
  • Bridget Riley
    Bridget Riley
    English painter 1931-
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    As a painter today you have to work without that essential platform. But if one does not deceive oneself and accepts this lack of certainty, other things may come into play.
    Source: Bridget Riley: dialogues on art
  • Basil Rathbone
    Basil Rathbone
    English actor 1892-1967
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    As one grows older one becomes more critical of oneself and less of other people.
  • Sigmund Freud
    Sigmund Freud
    Austrian psychiatrist 1856-1939
    Sigmund Freud
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    Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
  • Frank Gifford
    Frank Gifford
    American football player and actor 1930-
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    Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
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    Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
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