Self Quotes


  • Of course, “O’Blivion” was not the name I was born with. That’s my television name. Soon, all of us will have special names — names designed to cause the cathode ray tube to resonate.
    o Professor Brian O’Blivion, Videodrome

  • To thine own self be true.
    o Polonius, Hamlet

  • If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now – when?
    o Hillel, Leo Rosten’s Treasury of Jewish Quotations p. 459 (1972)


  • Do not repair another man’s fence until you have seen to your own.
    o Anonymous

  • If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won before you have started.
    o Marcus Garvey

  • If you love yourself others will hate you, if you humble yourself others will love you.
    o Anonymous

  • Knowing others is wisdom. Knowing oneself is enlightenment.
    o Lao Tzu

  • The best mirror is an old friend.
    o George Herbert

  • Cogito ergo sum. I think, therefore I am.
    o Descartes

  • Some people say they haven’t yet found themselves. But the self is not something one finds; it is something one creates.
    o Thomas Szasz

  • If you don’t love yourself, how can you expect others to see what’s so beautiful?
    o Kelly Rowland

  • “Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”
    o Cecil Beaton

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