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Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. ...
by Samuel Johnson

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
- Samuel Johnson [also attributed to Oscar Wilde]

The feeling of friendship is like that
of being comfortably filled with roast beef;
love, like being enlivened with champagne.
- Samuel Johnson

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt
until they are too strong to be broken.
- Samuel Johnson


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If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson


 

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

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

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

He who joyfully marches in rank and file
has already earned my contempt.
He has been given a large brain by mistake,
since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
- Albert Einstein

I was wise enough to never grow up
while fooling most people into believing I had.
- Margaret Mead

I have spent many years of my life in opposition,
and I rather like the role.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to.
- W. C. Fields

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
- Leonardo da Vinci

This is your day to Laugh at Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

I'm awash in self-contempt!
- the Woody Allen movie Celebrity

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)

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

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

I am a self-centered spoiled-rotten brat,
Thank you for nurturing me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

Self confident independent thinker -
sounds like the makings of a hero.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving.
I hope mine is interesting and self-serving.
- William J. Clinton

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

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

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- 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

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

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

Most people with low self-esteem have earned it.
- George Carlin

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

Ninety-nine percent of who you are
is invisible and untouchable.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

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

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

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
- Winston Churchill

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine.
But you have to forgive yourself.
Let go of what's bitter and move on.
- Bill Cosby

He who lives in harmony with himself
lives in harmony with the universe.
- Marcus Aurelius

I'm not a genius.
I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Free-Will is the key to the prison of the mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

No one is in control of your happiness but you;
therefore, you have the power to change anything
about yourself or your life that you want to change.
- Barbara De Angelis

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

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

Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.
- Leo Tolstoy

Solitude is painful when one is young,
but delightful when one is more mature.
- Albert Einstein

Real excellence and humility are
not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

Make the most of yourself,
for that is all there is of you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We disrespect ourselves and our free-will
whenever we say that we NEED to do something.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Goes the song, "we change, we change."
But the music is still mine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

To have a friendship with God,
all I really have to do is have
a friendship with my Self.
- Neale Donald Walsch

When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
We are timid only when
there is something we can still cling to.
- Carlos Castaneda

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

Don't look for approval from anyone other than yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have a great deal of company in the house,
especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau

I was thinking that I might fly today.
Just to disprove all the things you say...
please be careful with me, I'm sensitive,
and I'd like to stay that way.
- Jewel

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself,
than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
- Henry David Thoreau


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