Quotes by self-satisfaction

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  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    It is by patience and self-control that the truly heroic character is perfected.
    Source: Character Ch. VI
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Knowledge is an affair of symbols and is, all too often, a hindrance to wisdom, the uncovering of the self from moment to moment.
  • Tryon Edwards
    Tryon Edwards
    American theologian 1809-1894
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    Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the invidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood.
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
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    Our first and last love is... self-love.
  • Patience with others is Love, Patience with self is Hope, Patience with God is Faith.
  • Kate Millet
    Kate Millet
    American writer 1934-
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    Prostitution, when unmotivated by economic need, might well be defined as a species of psychological addiction, built on self-hatred through repetitions of the act of sale by which a whore is defined.
  • Stephen R. Covey
    Stephen R. Covey
    American educator, author and businessman 1932-2012
    Stephen R. Covey
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    Security represents your sense of worth, your identity, your emotional anchorage, your self-esteem, your basic personal strength or lack of it.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    Self-denial is not a virtue, it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    Self-love is the instrument of our preservation.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt
    American statesman 1858-1919
    Theodore Roosevelt
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    The men and women who have the right ideals... are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty.
  • Charles Horton Cooley
    Charles Horton Cooley
    American sociologist 1864-1929
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    The passion of self-aggrandizement is persistent but plastic; it will never disappear from a vigorous mind, but may become morally higher by attaching itself to a larger conception of what constitutes the self.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
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