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Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations.

Tags: Determined, Give  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.

Tags: Both, Truth  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

We need to find the courage to say no to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.

Tags: Courage, Lives  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Tags: Depends, Happiness  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves, whereas we had been scattered abroad in multiplicity.

Tags: Unity, Within  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot.

Tags: Ladder, Themselves  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.

Tags: Attend, Guide  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

Tags: America, Lose  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.

Tags: Anger, Truth  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

Tags: Peace, Until  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

We human beings are strange creatures and still reserve the right to think for ourselves.

Tags: Human, Strange  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.

Tags: Breeding, Good  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.

Tags: Less, Ocean  ✍ Author: Mother Teresa

There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel no one else has a right to blame us.

Tags: Blame, Else  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.

Tags: Gone, Government  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

Tags: Off, Truth  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our neighbors.

Tags: Hate, Hating  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

In the book of Colossians, it talks about that because of what Christ did, we are pure. We are without judgment on ourselves. And only through him can we do something like this.

Tags: Book, Him  ✍ Author: Jim Bakker

I think we all strive to push ourselves, to overcome our struggles. And when we do, we get to know ourselves better.

Tags: Overcome, Strive  ✍ Author: Ann Bancroft

For me, the greatest obstacles are never on the ice itself. That's the area I excel in. That's where my passion is. I think we all strive to push ourselves, to overcome our struggles. And when we do, we get to know ourselves better.

Tags: Greatest, Passion  ✍ Author: Ann Bancroft

Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.

Tags: Admiration, Another  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.

Tags: Good, Others  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

On vacations: We hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings.

Tags: Off, Sun  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.

Tags: Beautiful, Knowing  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces: we become the powerful force ourselves.

Tags: Become, Powerful  ✍ Author: Leo Buscaglia
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I have always believed that all things depended upon Fortune, and nothing upon ourselves.

Tags: Depended, Fortune  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.

Tags: Others, Wish  ✍ Author: Irving Caesar

We've complemented that with a second office to think about how we need to prepare ourselves for that period 10 or 15 or 20 years from now, by way of investment in our technology, our organization and our people.

Tags: Office, Technology  ✍ Author: Christian Camargo

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.

Tags: Life, Within  ✍ Author: Joseph Campbell

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

Tags: Quit, Thinking  ✍ Author: Joseph Campbell

We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.

Tags: Die, Life  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.

Tags: Deceive, Love  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

What also helps our show is that we never take ourselves seriously.

Tags: Seriously, Show  ✍ Author: Drew Carey

By adopting the other trade, we place ourselves by the side of those whose measures tend not only to the improvement of their own subjects, but to the emancipation of the slave everywhere.

Tags: Place, Side  ✍ Author: Henry Charles Carey

We're so trendy we can't even escape ourselves.

Tags: Escape, Trendy  ✍ Author: Kurt Cobain

When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.

Tags: Character, Worth  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

Democracy, it appears, is a bit chancy. But its chances also depend on what we do ourselves.

Tags: Bit, Democracy  ✍ Author: Robert A. Dahl

Nothing seems to matter but ourselves. That's not how I was brought up. I don't recognize the country I live in anymore.

Tags: Country, Matter  ✍ Author: Jeff Daniels

Calamity is the perfect glass wherein we truly see and know ourselves.

Tags: Perfect, Truly  ✍ Author: Dale Dauten

I know a couple of my friends - quite a few - there is a conservative movement in Hollywood, and we kind of stay amongst ourselves.

Tags: Few, Friends  ✍ Author: Robert Davi

We movie stars all end up by ourselves. Who knows? Maybe we want to.

Tags: End, Stars  ✍ Author: Bette Davis

Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.

Tags: Death, Stop  ✍ Author: Emily Dickinson

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.

Tags: Capable, Inspirational  ✍ Author: Thomas A. Edison

We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.

Tags: Search, Security  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows.

Tags: Against, Few  ✍ Author: John Eldredge

When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion.

Tags: Great, Whatever  ✍ Author: George Eliot

We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.

Tags: God, Show  ✍ Author: George Eliot

We do not yet possess ourselves, and we know at the same time that we are much more.

Tags: Possess, Time  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before, Europe was about treaties, laws and our sovereign right to govern ourselves. Now, it's about everyday lives.

Tags: Everyday, Lives  ✍ Author: Nigel Farage

If we do not discipline ourselves the world will do it for us.

Tags: Discipline  ✍ Author: William Feather

I get really scared about how the Internet is shifting and changing everyone's minds, and the way we see ourselves and interact online. Everything is so diluted now.

Tags: Everyone, Minds  ✍ Author: Feist

They were looking for a stable, but we didn't have one. In fact, we weren't very stable ourselves.

Tags: Fact, Looking  ✍ Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

What'll we do with ourselves this afternoon? And the day after that, and the next thirty years?

Tags: After, Next  ✍ Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves.

Tags: Books, Path  ✍ Author: E. M. Forster

The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.

Tags: Able, Insecurity  ✍ Author: Erich Fromm

They are just 100 per cent bear, whereas human beings feel we're not 100 per cent human, that we're always letting ourselves down. We're constantly striving towards something, to some fulfilment.

Tags: Human, Striving  ✍ Author: Stephen Fry

We all not only could know everything. We do. We just tell ourselves we don't to make it all bearable.

Tags: Bearable, Tell  ✍ Author: Neil Gaiman

Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable, much more so than we allow ourselves to imagine. A beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it, thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt. It is now the only place in our overly active world that does.

Tags: Place, Problems  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

So it's one of those things where we have to - our problem is pacing ourselves and still reaching a large enough number of our audience. Because we don't want to burn the audience. And we don't want to be excluding anybody.

Tags: Enough, Problem  ✍ Author: Jerry Garcia

We know that in order for us to turn this around, it doesn't matter how many coaches they bring in here, assistants, weight trainers, whoever, we're the ones that are going to have turn it around. And I think just took that responsibility on ourselves.

Tags: Here, Matter  ✍ Author: Kevin Garnett

We never really know what stupidity is until we have experimented on ourselves.

Tags: Stupidity, Until  ✍ Author: Paul Gauguin

We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.

Tags: Deceive, Deceived  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.

Tags: Best, Government  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Which government is the best? The one that teaches us to govern ourselves.

Tags: Best, Government  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Upon the creatures we have made, we are, ourselves, at last, dependent.

Tags: Dependent, Last  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The vanity of loving fine clothes and new fashion, and placing value on ourselves by them is one of the most childish pieces of folly.

Tags: Fashion, Value  ✍ Author: Matthew Hale

As our expedition to New York seems likely to be attended with a very fatal Consequence, and ourselves haply censured for undertaking it without assurance of success.

Tags: Seems, Success  ✍ Author: Henry Hallam

If people choose to engage on a one-dimensional level that's fine. But going beyond the surface can enrich ourselves as human beings.

Tags: Choose, Human  ✍ Author: Geri Halliwell

We're all just trying to fit in and find ourselves, particularly when we're growing up.

Tags: Growing, Trying  ✍ Author: Geri Halliwell

If the white man gives you anything - just remember when he gets ready he will take it right back. We have to take for ourselves.

Tags: Ready, Remember  ✍ Author: Fannie Lou Hamer

Literature helps us transcend ourselves.

Tags: Literature, Transcend  ✍ Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

I don't think success has changed us as people at all. We are the same lunatics that we were when this band first got going. We never see ourselves as being on a higher level than our fans.

Tags: Band, Success  ✍ Author: Kirk Hammett

We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet.

Tags: Life, Might  ✍ Author: Stephen Hawking

There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our firends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please, that is, as they please or displease us.

Tags: Few, Truth  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their defects.

Tags: Others, Tired  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?

Tags: Air, Ask  ✍ Author: Lee Iacocca

Faith always contains an element of risk, of venture; and we are impelled to make the venture by the affinity and attraction which we feel in ourselves.

Tags: Faith, Risk  ✍ Author: Dean Inge

The natural principle of war is to do the most harm to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves; and this of course is to be effected by stratagem.

Tags: Enemy, War  ✍ Author: Washington Irving

Choosing is a creative process, one through which we construct our environment, our lives, ourselves.

Tags: Creative, Lives  ✍ Author: Sheena Iyengar

The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.

Tags: Hell, Wrong  ✍ Author: William James

I think what makes us human - is our interconnectedness among people. It's our ability to form and maintain relationships. It's the barometer by which we call ourselves human.

Tags: Human, Makes  ✍ Author: Thomas Jane

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.

Tags: Kinds, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Tags: Lead, Others  ✍ Author: Carl Jung

It is incumbent upon us to understand our greatness and believe in it so that we do not cheapen and profane ourselves.

Tags: Greatness, Understand  ✍ Author: Meir Kahane

I can't visualize the situation in which we nuke ourselves into extinction.

Tags: Extinction, Situation  ✍ Author: John Keegan

Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.

Tags: Gentle, Life  ✍ Author: Robert Kennedy

I think all our characters are an amalgam of people we know in our world and ourselves.

Tags: Characters  ✍ Author: Zoe Lister-Jones

There's a lot of people desperately seeking to find 'the one,' and I think we should learn to be more at peace with ourselves.

Tags: Learn, Peace  ✍ Author: Zoe Lister-Jones

If we put the camera on ourselves, our friends and neighbors, we'll come up with some scary stuff.

Tags: Friends, Put  ✍ Author: Neil LaBute

We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love.

Tags: Love, Violence  ✍ Author: R. D. Laing

The advantage does lie with us because we're at home and if we can't motivate ourselves for this match then we can't motivate ourselves for any match. I think the crowd will be up for it as well.

Tags: Home, Lie  ✍ Author: Frank Lampard

Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.

Tags: Another, Kindness  ✍ Author: Walter Savage Landor

Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.

Tags: Defeat, Street  ✍ Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.

Tags: Defeat, Triumph  ✍ Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see.

Tags: Faith, Seized  ✍ Author: Martin Luther

We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all.

Tags: Children, Next  ✍ Author: Wangari Maathai

Friends, if we be honest with ourselves, we shall be honest with each other.

Tags: Friends, Honest  ✍ Author: George MacDonald

I simply don't believe in failure. In itself, it doesn't exist. We create it. We make ourselves fail.

Tags: Fail, Failure  ✍ Author: Ross MacDonald

I don't need anyone to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves.

Tags: Anyone, Relationship  ✍ Author: Shirley MacLaine

Social media demands a lot of us on top of our already demanding lives. So let's disconnect as we need to and renew our interest and ourselves.

Tags: Lives, Social  ✍ Author: Daniel Mainwaring

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