Quotes by self-sufficiency

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  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    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.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    A successful social technique consists perhaps in finding unobjectionable means for individual self-assertion.
  • Gerald G. Jampolsky
    Gerald G. Jampolsky
    American psychiatrist, Lecturer, writer
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    A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations.
  • St. Francis of Assisi
    St. Francis of Assisi
    Italian Preacher, Founder of the Franciscan Orde 1181-1226
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    Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.
  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand
    Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
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    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.
  • 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.
  • Kurt Cobain
    Kurt Cobain
    American singer, songwriter, and musician 1967-1994
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    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
  • Andrew Carnegie
    Andrew Carnegie
    American industrialist 1835-1919
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    All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
  • Sheldon Kopp
    Sheldon Kopp
    American psychotherapist and author 1929-1999
    Sheldon Kopp
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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.
  • 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
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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
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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-
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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.
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