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Self Pity Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Self Pity are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

Never be stopped by fear or self-pity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Positive

Small people never learn to be indifferent;
they either envy or pity.
- Anonymous

Self-pity is our worst enemy
and if we yield to it,
we can never do anything wise in this world.
- Helen Keller

Self-pity in its early stages
is as snug as a feather mattress.
Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
- Maya Angelou

 

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

I tell people to monitor their self-pity.
Self-pity is very unattractive.
- Patty Duke

Beloved, till life can charm no more;
And mourned,
till Pity's self be dead.
- William Collins


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It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment,
which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.
- Manly Hall

Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us.
The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
- Andre Maurois

Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.
- Stephen Vincent Benet

If it weren't the problem of politics for me,
it would be another.
And yet, sometimes it's so difficult.
And I feel sorry for myself.
And then hate myself for this feeling of self-pity.
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower

It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness,
this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others,
of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that
looks on in amused contempt and pity.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

It wasn't until we got over the self pity that we were
able to accept suffering as apart of our life with Christ.
A man or woman reaches this plane only when he or she ceases to be the hero.
- Corazon Aquino

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

I sail the seas of life as the MASTER of my ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.
- Carl Lewis

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

Grin your smile; giggle your laugh; unfurl your joy;
dash the last trace of your self-consciousness;
and cavort your most uninhibited play.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you want to know who you are?
Don't ask. Act!
Action will delineate and define you.
- Thomas Jefferson

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Your life is the fruit of your own doing.
You have no one to blame but yourself.
- Joseph Campbell

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

Whatever happens, take responsibility.
- Tony Robbins

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Whenever you do a thing,
act as if all the world were watching.
- Thomas Jefferson

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

You can't let praise or criticism get to you.
It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
- John Wooden

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe in yourself, and trust your own wisdom
rather than being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can have no dominion greater or
less than that over yourself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

You are today where your thoughts have brought.
- James Allen

What is necessary to change a person is
to change his awareness of himself.
- Abraham Maslow

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No amount of self-improvement can make up
for a lack of self-acceptance.
- Anonymous

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't need anybody to tell you
who you are or what you are.
You are what you are!
- John Lennon

Be that self which one truly is.
- Soren Kierkegaard

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

Weariness comes, on some days, from lack of service to self.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
- Michael Jordan

Football is like life - it requires perseverance,
self-denial, hard work, sacrifice,
dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

Believe in yourself,
in your vision for your future
and in your ability to take a small step
each day toward achieving your vision.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover is yourself.
- Alan Alda

What you do speaks so loudly
that I cannot hear what you say.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

We are what we pretend to be,
so we must be careful what we pretend to be.
- Kurt Vonnegut

You either do it completely and utterly,
or you should stop doing it.
- Bono (paraphrase)

I have no need to conform to the stereotypes
others have defined for me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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