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English sociologist and economist 1858-1943
... if I had been a man, self-respect, family pressure and the public opinion of my class would have pushed me into a money-making profession; as a mere woman I could carve out a career of disinterested research.
Irish-American political journalist and writer 1941-2012
A ''just war'' is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under whose shelter every abomination can be committed with a clear conscience.
Robert A. Heinlein
American science fiction writer 1907-1988
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
American art historian 1865-1959
A complete life may be one ending in so full an identification with the not-self that there is no self left to die.
English writer 1812-1870
A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.
A faith to live by, a self to live with, and a purpose to live for.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
American film and television actor 1959-
A great deal of my battle, as an actor, is to whittle away the things that make me self-conscious and try to trick myself into not being self-conscious. So, it's always a challenge, whether I'm lying in a hospital bed or flying around with a rocket pack on my back, or what have you. On the best of days, it's a challenge for me.
A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
American Novelist 1811-1896
A little reflection will enable any person to detect in himself that setness in trifles which is the result of the unwatched instinct of self-will and to establish over himself a jealous guardianship.
President of the US 1946-
A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving. I hope mine is interesting and self-serving.Source: U.S. News & World Report, Volume 136, Issues 20-23, 2004
British Writer 1938-
A man can go from being a lover to being a stranger in three moves flat but a woman under the guise of friendship will engage in acts of duplicity which come to light very much later. There are different species of self-justification.
Clare Boothe Luce
American diplomat and writer 1903-1987
A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule.
American political activist 1936-
A people who have suffered so much for so long at hands of a racist society must draw the line somewhere.... the black communities of America must rise up as one man to halt the progression of a trend that leads inevitably to their total destruction.
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