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Self

The reason we’re here is to exercise personal responsibility, to evolve the higher self and to influence that development in others. - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, born Ferdinand Lewis "Lew" Alcinder, Jr.
Esteeming others merely for their agreement with us in religion, opinion, and manner of living is only a less offensive kind of self-adoration. - Thomas Adam
More than all, and above all Washington was master of himself. If there be one quality more than another in his character which may exercise a useful control over the men of the present hour, it is the total disregard of self when in the most elevated positions for influence and example. - Charles Francis Adams II
There is no such thing as a "self-made" man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success. - George Matthew Adams
The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim’s sympathies. - Henry Adams, aka Henry Brooks Adams
Illusion and self-deception stand in the way of an honest, penetrating and fearless self-appraisal. Though it would appear that we have access to the innermost core of our individual being, and that there is nothing in the world with which we are on more intimate terms than our own self, the self remains an elusive object of knowledge and understanding. - Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren
True friendship... always involves the dominance of benevolent impulses, tending toward the benefit of the beloved, whereas the counterfeits of friendship spring primarily or purely from acquisitive desire - seeking something for one’s self. - Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren
Wise men weigh the advantages of any course of action against its drawbacks, and move not an inch until they can see what the result of their action will be; but while they are deep in thought, the men with self-confidence ‘come and see and conquer.’ - Ahad HaAm, pen name, born Asher Zvi Hirsch Ginsberg
It is dangerous to abandon one’s self to the luxury of grief; it deprives one of courage, and even of the wish for recovery. -
It is dangerous to abandon one's self to the luxury of grief; it deprives one of courage, and even the wish for recovery. -
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