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The neurotic is nailed to the cross of his fiction.
Alfred Adler - Lies - Self

I’m competitive with myself. I always try to push past my own borders.
Tyra Banks - Competitive - Self

There's a place in me that can really relate to being the underdog. I'm always fighting to overcome the obstacle. I can really understand what's that about.
Halle Berry - Self - Strength

During the summer I worked on it a lot, by myself and with my personal trainer Sinisa Markovic, and it was worth it. It's all in your mind, man, all of it.
Andrew Bogut -
Improvement - Life - Self

This may sound a little West Texan to you, but I like it. When I'm talking about.. when I'm talking about myself, and when he's talking about myself, all of us are talking about me.
George W Bush - Self -
Confusing - Talking

Self observation is essential to self growth. You must first understand the motives for your own actions in oreder to undertsand others.
Chin Ning Chu - Self - Actions

Self knowledge is a more reliable guide to behavior than adherence to arbitrarily imposed standards.
Chin Ning Chu - Self - Knowledge

Even I don't wake up looking like Cindy Crawford.
Cindy Crawford - Self


Woman is opaque in her very being; she stands before man not as a subject but as an object paradoxically endued with subjectivity; she takes herself simultaneously as self and as other, a contradiction that entails baffling consequences.
Simone de Beauvoir - Man - Woman - Self - Esteem - Contradiction


A man would never set out to write a book on the peculiar situation of the human male. But if I wish to define myself, I must first of all say: 'I am a human woman'.
Simone de Beauvoir - Man - Woman - Self - Writing - Books


I'm The Game, I was a solo artist then and that's why I didn't really fit. It's kinda like trying to put a puzzle together you don't have that last piece, what are you gonna do shove a piece of gum in there and mold it around the puzzle? That shit's not gonna look right. So you're gonna have to take that gum out and stick that gum on the wall and that's me at this point.
The Game -
Self - Confidence - Shit

I don't think of myself as either American or Australian really, I'm a true hybrid. It's a good thing for me because both of them are really good countries.
Mel Gibson - American - Australian - Good - Self - Hybrid

To grow in our ability to love ourselves we need to receive love as well.
John Gray - Love - Growth - Self

A man's sense of self is defined through his ability to achieve results.
John Gray - Self -
Achievement - Man

A woman's sense of self is defined through her feelings and the quality of her relationships.
John Gray - Self - Feelings - Woman - Relationships


In a strange way, playing David (gay character in Six Feet Under) during the first season required me to get in touch with my homophobia. He had such internalized loathing for who he was. I certainly have moved forward in my life, in my own relationship to my self-loathing, by having played David.
Michael C. Hall -
Acting - Strange - Gay - Relationships - Life - Self - Hate

I've always had a body image problem. No self esteem. And that will never leave me.
Elton John -
Body Image - Problem - Self

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Carl Jung - Self


It is often tragic to see how blatantly a man bungles his own life and the lives of others yet remains totally incapable of seeing how much the whole tragedy originates in himself, and how he continually feeds it and keeps it going.
Carl Gustav Jung - Self - Life - Tragic


I have no knowledge of myself as I am, but merely as I appear to myself.
Immanuel Kant - Knowledge - Self

The drama and the demands and the pressure and all of the people giving you so much access to so many things can be too much. So couple that with everyone telling you you're so this and so that and so perfect and of course you can lose yourself.
Beyonce Knowles -
Celebrity - Stress - Self - Power

With the realization of one's own potential and self confidence in one's own ability, one can build a better world.
Dalai Lama -
World - Positive - Self

Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Luke 12:33,34 - Heaven - Self - Bible Quotes


Life and Jah are one in the same. Jah is the gift of existence. I am in some way eternal, I will never be duplicated.
Bob Marley -
God - Life - Self - Eternal

When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.
Bob Marley -
Drugs - Marijuana - Self

Life and Jah are one in the same. Jah is the gift of existence. I am in some way eternal, I will never be duplicated. The sigularity of every man and woman is Jah's gift. What we struggle to make of it is our sole gift to Jah. The process of what that struggle becomes, in time, the Truth.
Bob Marley -
God - Life - Self - Man - Woman - Struggle - Eternal - Truth - Time

Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
Matthew 7:3 - Judgement - Self - Bible Quotes

So often, we blame other people when, really, the problem is right down in here. I'm not happy. I don't know what's wrong. If I just had another job, I could be happy. If I just get married, I would be happy. Well if I just wasn't married, I would be happy. Well, if I just had some kids, I'll be happy. I'll be happy when these kids finally grow up and get out of here. If I had a bigger house, I would be happy. Well, I got a big house. Now if I just had a maid to clean, I'd be happy. Well, now if I just had a maid, I could get along with better, I'd be happy.
Joyce Meyer -
Problem - Happiness - Self

If you want to have sustained joy, you have to not only make sure that you think right, but you also have to make decisions now that are going to guarantee some joy in the future. One of the key things for people as far as joy is concerned is not living a selfish, self-centered lifestyle where we live our lives expecting everybody else to do something for us.
Joyce Meyer -
Problem - Happiness - Self - Thinking - Decisions

I had this little recording playing in my head for years and years and years, what's wrong with me, what's wrong with me, what's wrong with me?
Joyce Meyer -
Problem - Self

The feeling of being valuable - 'I am a valuable person'- is essential to mental health and is a cornerstone of self-discipline.
M Scott Peck - Feelings - Value - Mental Health - Discipline - Self


God wants us to become himself or herself or itself. We are growing toward Godhood. God is the goal of evolution.
M Scott Peck - Self - Growth - God - Goals
- Evolution

Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you.
Rumi -
Spiritual - Soul - Self

What was said to the rose that made it open was said to me here in my chest.
Rumi -
Self - Life

In this world of trickery emptiness is what your heart wants.
Rumi -
Spiritual - Self - Life

In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and watch how the pattern improves.
Rumi -
Self

I still have a lot to learn - about the business, about music, and about myself. Its exciting.
Britney Spears - Self - Learning - Business - Music

The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, personal and family history, belief systems, and often political, nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.
Eckhart Tolle -
Ego - Relationships - Power - Work - Family - Political - Racial - Self - Belief

I am always confident in myself that what I put my all in, I could do it.
Kanye West -
Positive - Self

I was expressing what I was going through. All the better artists.. I don't want to use the word 'great' because it'll come off as arrogant or whatever.. all the better artists in history have expressed what they were going through.
Kanye West -
Positive - Self - Music - Artists

I never lost sense of who I was.. not for a day, not before I had a record deal, and certainly not after. I believe that's why I'm sitting right here with you today. It didn't change it one bit
.
Jay-Z -
Album - Self - Music - Change - Fame - Deals


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