Quotes by self-sufficiency
Quotes 61 till 75 of 679.
American statesman 1743-1826
A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high virtues of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation.
American writer 1902-1983
A successful social technique consists perhaps in finding unobjectionable means for individual self-assertion.
Gerald G. Jampolsky
American psychiatrist, Lecturer, writer
A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations.
St. Francis of Assisi
Italian Preacher, Founder of the Franciscan Orde 1181-1226
Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.
Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
English writer 1894-1963
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.
American singer, songwriter, and musician 1967-1994
All drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem.Source: Rolling Stone Magazine, 16-04-1992
American industrialist 1835-1919
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
American psychotherapist and author 1929-1999
All of the significant battles are waged within the self.
All pressure is self-inflicted. It's what you make of it or how you let it rub off on you.
American spiritual teacher 1955-
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.
British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
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
American activist 1925-1965
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
American Educator, Social Activist 1912-
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
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.