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Americans want action for their money. They are fascinated by its self-reproducing qualities if it's put to work. Gold-hoarding goes against the American grain; it fits in better with European pessimism than with America's traditional optimism. (Quote by - Paula Nelson)

You should examine yourself daily. If you find faults, you should correct them. When you find none, you should try even harder. (Quote by - Israel Zangwill)

It's not only the most difficult thing to know one's self, but the most inconvenient. (Quote by - Josh Billings)

The function of literature, through all its mutations, has been to make us aware of the particularity of selves, and the high authority of the self in its quarrel with its society and its culture. Literature is in that sense subversive. (Quote by - Lionel Trilling)

If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. (Quote by - Napoleon Hill)

Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish. (Quote by - Sam Walton)

We have for the first time an economy based on a key resource [Information] that is not only renewable, but self-generating. Running out of it is not a problem, but drowning in it is. (Quote by - John Naisbitt)

Two purposes in human nature rule. Self-love to urge, and reason to restrain. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

Because authority, though it err like others, Hath yet a kind of medicine in itself That skins the vice o' th' top; go to your bosom, Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know That's like my brother's fault; if it confess A natural guiltiness such as is his, Let it not sound a thought upon your tongue Against my brother's life. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

The duty of helping one's self in the highest sense involves the helping of one's neighbours. (Quote by - Samuel Smiles)

No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. (Quote by - Atwood H. Townsend)

The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one's own mind. (Quote by - Francis H. Bradley)

Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion. (Quote by - Israel Zangwill)

It is, I fear, but a vain show of fulfilling the heathen precept, ''Know thyself,'' and too often leads to a self-estimate which will subsist in the absence of that fruit by which alone the quality of the tree is made evident. (Quote by - George Eliot)

Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours; And ask them what report they bore to heaven: And how they might have borne more welcome news. (Quote by - Edward Young)

The best effect of any book, is that it excites the reader to self-activity. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

The best leader is the one who has the sense to surround himself with outstanding people and self-restraint not to meddle with how they do their jobs.

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and importance, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction. (Quote by - Brian Tracy)

I would be a billionaire if I was looking to be a selfish boss. That's not me. (Quote by - John Gotti)

Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice. (Quote by - Leigh Hunt)

Know thyself. Nothing in excess. The Self is required to balance the Self. (Quote by - Blum Ralph)

Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave. (Quote by - George Gurdjieff)

The self-styled intellectual who is impotent with pen and ink hungers to write history with sword and blood. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Never by reflection, but only by doing is self-knowledge possible to one. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)

Patience means self-suffering. (Quote by - Mahatma Gandhi)


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