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"Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one's self-respect. For jealous people, like dope-fiends, stoop to the lowest level and in the end inspire only disgust and loathing."
-Emma Goldman
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"I have suffered my self to be politically sacrificed to save my country from ruin and disgrace and if I am never a gain elected I will have the gratification to know that I have done my duty."
-Davy Crockett
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"I have great faith in fools; self-confidence, my friends call it."
-Edgar Allan Poe
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"To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy. Reverie is the child of extremes."
-Antoine Rivarol
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"Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but only your body. For that man whom your outward form reveals is not yourself; the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure which and be pointed out by your finger."
-Cicero
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"We're happy for people to tell us things even if they just find something curious. In the first few days of an illness, people tend to self-medicate, and they may have something serious that requires more treatment."
-Josh Young
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". . . if I had been a man, self-respect, family pressure and the public opinion of my class would have pushed me into a money-making profession; as a mere woman I could carve out a career of disinterested research."
-Beatrice Potter Webb
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"This might give teachers some things they might like. But fortunately, our members look beyond their own self-interest and see the damage this would inflict."
-Charles Hasse
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"Depend not on another, but lean instead on thyself...True happiness is born of self-reliance."
-The laws of Manu
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"A friend is, as it were, a second self."
-Cicero
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"The biographer who writes the life of his subject's self-concept passes through a fade into the inner house of life."
-Leon Edel
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"The noun of self becomes a verb. This flashpoint of creation in the present moment is where work and play merge."
-Stephen Nachmanovitch
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"Their assistance has been genuine, if motivated in large measure by self-preservation. You have to give Kadafi credit for recognizing the existential threat posed to his rule and revolution by [Osama] bin Laden and Al Qaeda."
-Bruce Hoffman
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"Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue."
-John Herschel
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"Editors finally began to understand that the audience was largely self-selecting, and that the readers the feature attracted were unlikely to be offended."
-Garry Trudeau
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"There is only one security, and when you've lost that security, you've lost everything you've got. And that is the security of confidence in yourself; to be, to create, to make any position you want to make for yourself. And when you lose that confidence, you've lost the only security you can have. ... Self-confidence is self-determinism. One's belief in one's ability to determine his own course. "
-L. Ron Hubbard
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"One of the reasons it has seemed so difficult for a person to change his habits, his personality, or his way of life, has been that heretofore nearly all efforts at change have been directed to the circumference of the self, so to speak, rather than to the center."
-Maxwell Maltz
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"It's a self-restraint thing. People need to not use them constantly, and they'll be fine."
-Stacey Doyon
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"It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character."
-Dale E. Turner
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"This helps build their self-esteem mentally and socially."
-Alison O'connor
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"A self-invested personal pension or stakeholder gives you complete freedom to select [the underlying investment fund or assets] in accordance with your ethics."
-Tom Mcphail
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"It's part of a pattern at the Post where they're gradually been getting rid of all the people who write interesting copy on China or Hong Kong and toning down the paper. It's basically a process of self-censorship."
-Jasper Becker
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"People are more self-consciously Islamic but it doesn't mean anyone is saying ... we should make Indonesia an Islamic state."
-Greg Fealy
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"Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity."
-Stephen Vincent Benet
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"It's a cleansing process. I never feel better than I do during Ramadan because I'm focused. It teaches me self-restraint and discipline."
-Saleem Rasheed
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"Self Improvement is Masturbation."
-Tyler Durden
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"It is not so much about telling time anymore. You have the time all around you, in your car, on your computer, at your office. It is about self-expression."
-Albert Bensoussan
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"We wrote our names in Egyptian and did scrolls. We made self-portraits as queens or pharaohs."
-Michael Lane
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