Themselves Quotes

β€œMany people have asked what is the meaning of life. Tha...

β€œMany people have asked what is the meaning of life. That answer is simple. It is whatever happens to prevent one, in any given moment, from killing themselves.” -Albert Camus
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β€œThe meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and obvious...

β€œThe meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.” -Alan Watts
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Power is always dangerous, it attracts the worst, and it corrupt...

Power is always dangerous, it attracts the worst, and it corrupts the best. I never asked for power. Power is only given to those who are prepared to lower themselves to pick it up. - Ragnar Lothbrok
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"Socialism never took root in America because the poo...

"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires" β€” Hannah Hawthorne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 02
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β€œThose teenagers who sit in their rooms crying t...

β€œThose teenagers who sit in their rooms crying themselves to sleep at night, were once kids with light in their eyes and hope in their heart.” - Unknown
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β€œThe whole problem with the world is that fools a...

β€œThe whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.” - Bertrand Russell
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If a group of beings from another planet were to land on Earth - beings who considered...

If a group of beings from another planet were to land on Earth - beings who considered themselves as superior to you as you feel yourself to be to other animals - would you concede them the rights over you that you assume over other animals? ...George Bernard Shaw
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As I grow older I realize more and more...

As I grow older I realize more and more that people are deeply invested in themselves and those around them they care about
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"When humans are faced with truly terrifying circumstances, they don’t think about o...

"When humans are faced with truly terrifying circumstances, they don’t think about other people around them. They’re even willing to sacrifice those around themselves. By exposing that unsightly part of them, they can no longer get along.” – Hachiman Hiigaya
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The Grecians and Romans were strongly possessed of the spirit of liberty but...

The Grecians and Romans were strongly possessed of the spirit of liberty but not the principle, for at the time they were determined not to be slaves themselves, they employed their power to enslave the rest of mankind. ...Thomas Paine
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The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves...

The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path. Jim Rohn
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'People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern:...

'People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy.' - Mikhail Bakunin
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"Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chaser...

"Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves." β€” Albert Einstein
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"The only way for prejudiced people to change is for them t...

"The only way for prejudiced people to change is for them to decide for themselves that all human beings should be treated fairly. We can't force them to think that way." - Rosa Parks
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 08
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"Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrup...

"Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt... Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves." β€” Robert Anton Wilson
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"God help those wh...

"God help those who do not help themselves." β€” Wilson Mizner
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"It's that 'dumb' you invite. That '...

"It's that 'dumb' you invite. That 'dumb' you offer to people to make them feel better about themselves." Jim Carrey
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"In great affairs men show themselves as t...

"In great affairs men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small things they show themselves as they are." β€” Nicholas Chamfort
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 31
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No need for revenge. Just sit back and wait. T...

No need for revenge. Just sit back and wait. Those who hurt you will eventually screw up themselves and if you’re lucky, God will let you watch.
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"One that desires to excel should ...

"One that desires to excel should endeavour in those things that are in themselves most excellent." -Epictetus
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β€œOnly persons really changed history are those wh...

β€œOnly persons really changed history are those who changed men’s thinking about themselves. Hitler as well as Jesus, Stalin as well as Buddha.” -Malcolm X
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"So now what?" "So now we stand up and kiss each other and say good-bye." "What's th...

"So now what?" "So now we stand up and kiss each other and say good-bye." "What's that?" "I don't know," the Colonel said. "I guess that is one of the things everybody has to figure out for themselves." - Ernest Hemingway, "Across the River and into the Trees"
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"Some people get so tired of life being mean t...

"Some people get so tired of life being mean to them first, they decide to take matters into their own hands and be mean to themselves." -Unknown
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"A person who truly values y...

"A person who truly values you would never put themselves in a position to lose you"- My Mom
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Millions long for immortality who d...

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. - Susan Ertz
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”Madam Speaker, I think when the history of this time is written, it will record t...

”Madam Speaker, I think when the history of this time is written, it will record that when my colleagues found they lacked the courage to stand up to this unethical president, they consoled themselves by attacking those who did.” - Adam Schiff 12/18/19
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"Against stupidity the go...

"Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain." β€” Friedrich von Schiller
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"You'll find, the ones who constantly need to...

"You'll find, the ones who constantly need to convince others they are wrong are the ones who most often feel wrong about themselves." -Unknown
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"Do not indoctrinate your children. Teach them h...

"Do not indoctrinate your children. Teach them how to think for themselves, how to evaluate evidence, and how to disagree with you." - Richard Dawkins
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"People who rely on school ...

"People who rely on school to learn lack the ambition to learn by themselves." -Unknown
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So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyranniz...

So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men. ...Voltaire
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"If all the rich people in the world divid...

"If all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves there wouldn't be enough to go around." β€” Christina Stead
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It is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those leas...

It is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. - Douglas Adams The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
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β€œThere are three kinds of men. The ones that learn by rea...

β€œThere are three kinds of men. The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” ― Will Rogers
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"Take care of the luxuries an...

"Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves." β€” Dorothy Parker
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"All the wrong ...

"All the wrong people hate themselves." -Tig Notaro
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There was always a minority afraid of something, and a great majority ...

There was always a minority afraid of something, and a great majority afraid of the dark, afraid of the future, afraid of the past, afraid of the present, afraid of themselves and shadows of themselves ...Ray Bradbury
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β€œSocialism never took root in America because the poor see th...

β€œSocialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” β€”Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress
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"I think everyone needs someone...

"I think everyone needs someone to remind them how to fall in love with themselves" ~ Robert M. Drake
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"A body of men holding themselves...

"A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody." -Thomas Paine
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"Let those who cared about the gods...

"Let those who cared about the gods, be gods themselves, and those who worship gods be worshipped, too." - Ovid
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" The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvio...

" The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves. " - Alan Watts
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"Against stupidity, the...

"Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain"--Friedrich Schiller.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 23
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Power is only given to those w...

Power is only given to those who are prepared to lower themselves to pick it up. - Ragnar Lothbrok
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 28
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"To speak impartially, both sayings are very true; That Man to Man is a kind o...

"To speak impartially, both sayings are very true; That Man to Man is a kind of God; and that Man to Man is an arrant Wolfe. The first is true, if we compare Citizens amongst themselves; and the second, if we compare Cities." -Thomas Hobbes
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"When someone describes themse...

"When someone describes themselves as a taxpayer, they're about to be an asshole" - Demetri Martin
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β€œAnyone who is capable of getting themselves made P...

β€œAnyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.” ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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"There is nobody who is so enli...

"There is nobody who is so enlightened that they don't need to work on themselves." --Terence McKenna
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β€œBrief is man’s life and small the nook of the Earth where he lives; brief, too, is the lo...

β€œBrief is man’s life and small the nook of the Earth where he lives; brief, too, is the longest posthumous fame, buoyed only by a succession of poor human beings who will very soon die and who know little of themselves, much less of someone who died long ago.” β€”Marcus Aurelius
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"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together ...

"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." --Frederic Bastiat
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"Men are generally idle, and ready to satisfy themsel...

"Men are generally idle, and ready to satisfy themselves, and intimidate the industry of others, by calling that impossible which is only difficult." β€” Samuel Johnson
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The very purpose of the Second Amendment is to stop the government from disallowing people th...

The very purpose of the Second Amendment is to stop the government from disallowing people the means to defend themselves against tyranny. Any proposal to abuse executive power and infringe upon gun rights must be repelled with the stiffest legislative force possible. ~ Steve Stockman~
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"There are people who, instead of listening to wh...

"There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they are going to say themselves." β€” Albert Guinon
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"If you are willing to look at another person’s behavior toward you as a reflection o...

"If you are willing to look at another person’s behavior toward you as a reflection of the state of their relationship with themselves rather than a statement about your value as a person, then you will, over a period of time cease to react at all." --Yogi Bhajan
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"Imaginary mountains build themselves from our efforts to c...

"Imaginary mountains build themselves from our efforts to climb them, and it’s our repeated attempts to reach the summit that turns those mountains into something real." - Bennet Foddy
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β€œYou cannot reason people out o...

β€œYou cannot reason people out of a position that they did not reason themselves into.” ― Ben Goldacre
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"Men who know themselves are no long...

"Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom." β€” Havelock Ellis
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"Most persons are so absorbed in the contemplation...

"Most persons are so absorbed in the contemplation of the outside world that they are wholly oblivious to what is passing within themselves." – Nikola Tesla
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β€œI bring out the worst in my e...

β€œI bring out the worst in my enemies and that’s how I get them to defeat themselves.” – Roy Cohn
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"To be truly loved...

"To be truly loved, one must be true to themselves." - Unknown
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β€œAnd all of them were cau...

β€œAnd all of them were caught in something larger than themselves.”- John Steinbeck
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Vulnerability is the very thing that permits us to connect with each ...

Vulnerability is the very thing that permits us to connect with each other, to recognise in others the same discomfort they have with themselves and with their place in the world ----Nick Cave (The Red Hand Files)
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Despite how open, peaceful and loving, yo...

Despite how open, peaceful and loving, you attempt to be, people can only meet you as deeply as they've met themselves. -Matt Kahn
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β€œSo the universe is not quite as you thought it was. You’d b...

β€œSo the universe is not quite as you thought it was. You’d better rearrange your beliefs, then. Because you certainly can’t rearrange the universe.” --Isaac Asimov in The Gods Themselves
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"It's one of my theories that when peopl...

"It's one of my theories that when people give you advice, they're really just talking to themselves in the past." -Mark Epstein
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"Perhaps even more harmful than the evil we commit is the good that we omit. Crucially, we di...

"Perhaps even more harmful than the evil we commit is the good that we omit. Crucially, we didn't teach kids to respect people's boundaries, their unbridled curiosity and ignorance harming themselves and others. If there is such a thing as sin, then ignorance is the deadliest sin." β€” me
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Angels can fly becaus...

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly. G. K. Chesterton
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"There are many who dare not kil...

"There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say." β€” Cyril Connolly
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"I loathe people who keep dogs. They a...

"I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves." β€” August Strindberg
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β€œIt’s okay if people don’t ...

β€œIt’s okay if people don’t like you, most people don’t even like themselves.” - unknown
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"For the most part, we are ...

"For the most part, we are merely passengers believing themselves to be conductors." - Me
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Strong women don't play victim, don't mak...

Strong women don't play victim, don't make themselves look pitiful, & don't point fingers. They stand & deal. - Mandy Hale
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 24
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"A great fire burns within me, but no one ...

"A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke." --Vincent Van Gogh
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β€œPeople sometimes mistake their own shortcomings f...

β€œPeople sometimes mistake their own shortcomings for those of society and want to fix the Cities because they don’t know how to fix themselves.”~Isaac Asimov
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"People intoxicate themselves...

"People intoxicate themselves with work so they won't see how they really are." - Aldous Huxley
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"Tact is the ability to d...

"Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves." β€” Abraham Lincoln
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β€œIt’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside thei...

β€œIt’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” - The Name of the Wind.
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