Quotes by self-destruction

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  • Sheldon Kopp
    Sheldon Kopp
    American psychotherapist and author 1929-1999
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    All of the significant battles are waged within the self.
  • Sebastian Coe
    Sebastian Coe
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    All pressure is self-inflicted. It's what you make of it or how you let it rub off on you.
  • Barbara Amiel
    Barbara Amiel
    British journalist, writer, and socialite 1940-
    Barbara Amiel
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    All share complicity in the destruction of that much under-rated phenomenon called liberty.
  • Andrew Cohen
    Andrew Cohen
    American spiritual teacher 1955-
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    Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being a woman are so burdened with pain, anxiety, fear and self-doubt. For many of us, the confusion around this question is excruciating.
  • Ben Jonson
    Ben Jonson
    British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
    Ben Jonson
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    Ambition, like a torrent, ne'er looks back;
    And is a swelling, and the last affection
    A high mind can put off; being both a rebel
    Unto the soul and reason, and enforceth
    All laws, all conscience, treads upon religion,
    and offereth violence to nature's self.
    Source: Catiline His Conspiracy
  • Malcolm X
    Malcolm X
    American activist 1925-1965
    Malcolm X
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    America's greatest crime against the black man was not slavery or lynching, but that he was taught to wear a mask of self-hate and self-doubt.
  • John W. Gardner
    John W. Gardner
    American Educator, Social Activist 1912-
    John W. Gardner
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    America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.
  • Abba Goold Woolson
    Abba Goold Woolson
    American writer
    Abba Goold Woolson
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    American ladies are known abroad for two distinguishing traits (besides, possibly, their beauty and self-reliance), and these are their ill-health and their extravagant devotion to dress.
  • Paula Nelson
    Paula Nelson
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    Americans want action for their money. They are fascinated by its self-reproducing qualities if it's put to work. Gold-hoarding goes against the American grain; it fits in better with European pessimism than with America's traditional optimism.
  • C. Northcote Parkinson
    C. Northcote Parkinson
    British naval historian and author 1909-1993
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    An enterprise employing more than 1000 people becomes a self-perpetuating empire, creating so much internal work that it no longer needs any contact with the outside world.
    Source: Management Science Journal, October 1960
  • Naomi Campbell
    Naomi Campbell
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    Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue... and that, for me, is based on insecurity, self-esteem and loneliness.
  • Barry Eisler
    Barry Eisler
    American novelist
    Barry Eisler
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    Anger, and the self-righteousness that is both the cause and consequence of anger, tends to be easier on the psyche than personal responsibility.
  • Bret Michaels
    Bret Michaels
    American singer-songwriter, musician and actor 1963-
    Bret Michaels
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    Any band that is out there chasing it is doing more destruction to music then someone who is out there playing what they truly feel.
  • Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
    Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
    French authors who wrote several books together
    Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
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    Any man who does not see everything in terms of self, that is to say who wants to be something in respect of other men, to do good to them or simply give them something to do, is unhappy, disconsolate, and accursed.
  • Jean-Luc Godard
    Jean-Luc Godard
    French moviedirector 1930-
    Jean-Luc Godard
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    Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.
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