Self Confidence Quotes

A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.

Edmund Burke

Gender is a kind of imitation for which there is no original; in fact, it is a kind of imitation that produces the very notion of the original as an effect and consequence of the imitation itself.

Judith Butler

Politics these days is a disgusting game of mud-slinging, filled with selfish people with selfish aims. I'm very glad I've retired away from the hustle and bustle of Whitehall.

Dr Munir Butt

Masturbation takes the form of both self appreciation and self stimulation.

Tony Buzan

Writing is one of the few professions in which you can psychoanalyse yourself, get rid of hostilities and frustrations in public, and get paid for it.

Octavia E. Butler

The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.

Samuel Butler

Only when you are lost can love find itself in you without losing its way.

Helene Cixous

Moral influence means persuading another that one can make that other more uncomfortable than that other can make oneself.

Samuel Butler

Many, if not most, good ideas die young mainly from neglect on the part of the parents, but sometimes from over-fondness. Once well started, an opinion had better be left to shift for itself.

Samuel Butler

The Senate and the country need Senators of courage who are prepared to make their mark on history by standing with past profiles in courage, and defending not party, not partisanship, but defending principle and democracy itself.

John Kerry

The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.

Samuel Butler

We are not won by arguments that we can analyse, but by tone and temper, by the manner which is the man himself.

Samuel Butler

Alas! the fearful Unbelief is unbelief in yourself.

Thomas Carlyle

Self-knowledge can be painful, but not half so damaging as self-ignorance.

Orson Scott Card

Wouldn't it have been better to change humanity so it no longer desired to destroy itself?

Orson Scott Card

If a father commands a son to commit a crime so terrible that the son can't do it and live with himself, then is it betrayal for the son to disobey his father?

Orson Scott Card

Don't you hate it when somebody knows you better than you know yourself?

Orson Scott Card

Sculpture is not the mere cutting of the form of anything in stone; it is the cutting of the effect of it. Very often the true form, in the marble, would not be in the least like itself.

John Ruskin

My own feeling is that human happiness is a very random thing, and bestows itself willy-nilly, and theres not much deserving about the matter.

Orson Scott Card

Doctors! You know yourself, without the help of any doctors that your case has no foundation! I care not a straw for your Doctors! For every Doctor and Lawyer that upholds your case I could find a thousand that would find our marriage good and valid!

Catherine of Aragon

Verily your deeds will be brought back to you, as if you yourself were the creator of your own punishment.

Muhammad

The whole value of solitude depends upon one's self; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it.

John Lubbock

To take upon oneself not punishment, but guilt - that alone would be godlike.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Compassion is the ultimate and most meaningful embodiment of emotional maturity. It is through compassion that a person achieves the highest peak and the deepest reach in his or her search for self-fulfillment.

Arthur Jersild

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