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1. "Being the firstborn gives you great patience. But you reach a point where after trying and trying you say, Patience be damned. Let them suffer their distorted worldview. Your job is to preserve yourself, not to descend into their hole. It's a relief when you arrive at this place, the point of absurdity, because then you are free, you know you owe them nothing."
Author: Abraham Verghese
2. "Great masters neither want nor need your worship. Your greatest gift to them and yourself is to emulate their divinity by claiming it as your own."
Author: Alan Cohen
3. "You might as well laugh at yourself,everyone else is."
Author: B.J. Neblett
4. "Depriving yourself will, ironically enough, lead to rebelling and weight gain."
Author: Bethenny Frankel
5. "I'm hideous""You could never be hideous""Forget it" I wanted this conversation over."I can't forget it," Gran said, not giving up so easily. "I don't like to hear you talk about yourself that way. Your scars do not define you, young lady. Your action do."
Author: Cambria Hebert
6. "Death, of course, is a refuge. It's where you go when a new name, or a mask and cape, can no longer hide you from yourself. It's where you run to when none of the principalities of your conscience will grant you asylum."
Author: Chris Cleave
7. "If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don't bother to vote, you are in effect voting for the entrenched Establishments of the two major parties, who please rest assured are not dumb, and who are keenly aware that it is in their interests to keep you disgusted and bored and cynical and to give you every possible reason to stay at home doing one-hitters and watching MTV on primary day. By all means stay home if you want, but don't bullshit yourself that you're not voting. In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard's vote."
Author: David Foster Wallace
8. "Douglas Ainslie: Look. Can you hear yourself? Can you? Do you have any idea what a terrible person you have become? All you give out is this endless negativity, a refusal to see any kind of light and joy, even when it's staring you in the face, and a desperate need to squash any sign of happiness in me or... or... or... anyone else. It's a wonder that I don't fling myself at the first kind word or gesture that comes my way, but I don't, ou... ou... ou... out of some sense of dried-up loyalty and respect, neither of which I ever bloody get in return.Jean, his wife: [long pause] I checked my emails. There's one from Laura."
Author: Deborah Moggach
9. "…Keep your magic to yourself, missy.""Like I'd want my magic mixing with yours anyway."
Author: Devon Monk
10. "If you don't place yourself where you could fail, you'd never have a place from where you'd succeed."
Author: Dumebi Onwordi Okonji
11. "That was a lesson everyone (every human?) learned before puberty, not to let reality seem diminished by fiction. As the proverb went, It's bad enough comparing yourself to Isaac Newton without comparing yourself to Kimball Kinnison."
Author: Eliezer Yudkowsky
12. "Any person capable of angering you becomes your master;he can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him."
Author: Epictetus
13. "I don't like the showy nationalism - a tattoo, wrapping yourself in a flag - that doesn't matter to me. The way to show your patriotism and commitment is to go and support or play for your team."
Author: Gary Speed
14. "Be certain," Catelyn told her son, "or go home and take up that wooden sword again. You cannot afford to seem indecisive in front of men like Roose Bolton and Rickard Karstark. Make no mistake, Robb-these are your bannermen, not your friends. You named yourself battle commander. Command."
Author: George R.R. Martin
15. "I hate to be obvious," added the Scarecrow, "but you'd have saved yourself a heap of trouble if you weren't too cheap to invest in a leash, Dorothy."
Author: Gregory Maguire
16. "You cannot isolate yourself from the crowd - even if you want to."
Author: Ivor Novello
17. "Well, you do what you think best. Just know that your life might seem even more upside down for a while yet, before it starts going right side up again. You might even end up inside out, backwards, and head over heels, too. But most of all, you got to find your faith. Could be in yourself, or others, or something greater, but you got to have it. And you will."
Author: J. Gabriel Gates
18. "Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools."
Author: J. K. Rowling
19. "If you're only looking out for yourself, you will always be scared. But if there are other factors, other concerns and considerations driving you, you will always find the strength and courage to overcome the danger and the fear."
Author: J.H. Myn
20. "When something's wrong, even though you're the one doing it, you shouldn't feel defensive about it. It's hard because you have to protect yourself as a person in your life, but you can't protect yourself as an actor. You have to just take criticism."
Author: Jess Weixler
21. "You only trust those who are absolutely like yourself, those who have signed a pledge of allegiance to this particular identity."
Author: Judith Butler
22. "I love books, by the way, way more than movies. Movies tell you what to think. A good book lets you choose a few thoughts for yourself. Movies show you the pink house. A good book tells you there's a pink house and lets you paint some of the finishing touches, maybe choose the roof style,park your own car out front. My imagination has always topped anything a movie could come up with. Case in point, those darned Harry Potter movies. That was so not what that part-Veela-chick, Fleur Delacour, looked like."
Author: Karen Marie Moning
23. "The Blue Fairy Godmother knew something about killing. He gave Lazzaro a careful smile. "There is still time for me to kill you," he said, "if you really persuade me that it's the sensible thing to do.""Why don't you go fuck yourself?""Don't think I haven't tried," the Blue Fairy Godmother answered."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
24. "So instead of feeling sorry for yourself, realize that your life, just like a developing child's, has phases--and now you're in the mommy phase."
Author: Laura C. Schlessinger
25. "The Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche once pointed out, "If you put one hundred percent of your heart into facing yourself, then you connect with this unconditional goodness. Whereas, if you only put fifty percent into the situation, you are trying to bargain with the situation, and nothing very much will happen."
Author: Lodro Rinzler
26. "I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line."
Author: Lucille Ball
27. "If you fight for yourself, you have awakened your conscience, but if you fight for people you will awaken a nation."
Author: M.F. Moonzajer
28. "You could ask for hugs if you were feeling sad or you'd hurt yourself, but when it happened spontaneously it made you feel warm inside."
Author: Mark Haddon
29. "You can overcome the things that are done to you, but you cannot escape the things that you have done. Here is the truth: It matters, what you do at war. It matters more than you ever want to know. Because countries, like people, have collective consciences and memories and souls, and the violence we deliver in the name of our nation is pooled like sickly tar at the bottom of who we are. The soldiers who don't die for us come home again. They bring with them the killers they became on our national behalf, and sit with their polluted memories and broken emotions in our homes and schools and temples. We may wish it were not so, but action amounts to identity. We become what we do.You can tell yourself all the stories you want, but you can't leave your actions over there. You can't build a wall and expect to live on the other side of memory. All of the poison seeps back into our soil."
Author: Megan K. Stack
30. "When you have wisdom that another person knows that he needs, you give it freely. But when the other person doesn't yet know that he needs your wisdom you keep it to yourself. Food only looks good to a hungry man."
Author: Orson Scott Card
31. "To invoke Jesus' name is to place yourself in his presence, to open yourself to his power, his energy. The prayer of Jesus' name actually brings God closer, making him more present. He is always present in some way, since he knows and loves each one of us at every moment; but he is not present to those who do not pray as intimately as he is present to those who do. Prayers a difference; 'prayer changes things.' It may or may not change our external circumstances. (It does if God sees that that change is good for us; it does not if God sees that it is not.) but it always changes our relationship to God, which is infinitely more important than external circumstances, however pressing they may seem, because it is eternal but they are temporary, and because it is our very self but they are not."
Author: Peter Kreeft
32. "True honesty is what you are willing to admit to yourself without judgement!"
Author: Pollyanna Darling
33. "If a great outfit gets you one step closer to feeling good about yourself, then it's worth every penny."
Author: Rachel Roy
34. "You can't second-guess yourself as a filmmaker."
Author: Ralph Bakshi
35. "Go forth into the busy world and love it. Interest yourself in its life, mingle kindly with its joys and sorrows."
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
36. "Help, I said. "Is this real? Am I still me?"The Stranger comforted, "Everything stays true. You are yourself, no matter how much you have to change."But what had I done? I couldn't remember; I must have made each required movement…I must have passed instinctively through the motions that somehow changed me from girl to woman. Although if there was such a transformation, I had not witnessed it."
Author: Ramona Ausubel
37. "Kovacs to a female believer in New Revelation: "..I'm calling you a gutless betrayer of your sex. I can see your husband's angle, he's a man, he's got everything to gain from this crapshit. But you? You've thrown away centuries of political struggle and scientific advance so you can sit in the dark and mutter your superstitions of unworth to yourself. You'll let your life, the most precious thing you have, be stolen from you hour by hour and day by day as long as you can eke out the existence your males will let you have. And then, when you finally die, and I hope it's soon, sister, I really do, then at the last you'll spite your own potential and shirk the final power we've won for ourselves to come back and try again. You'll do all of this because of your fucking faith, and if that child in your belly is female, then you'll condemn her to the same fucking thing"
Author: Richard K. Morgan
38. "If you want to devote yourself to the arts, you'd better do it strictly from passion, because there is zero guarantee that you'll get anywhere. The hardest thing is dealing with business people who have nothing to do with your art. They could care less that you're up at 4:30 in the morning writing a joke. Don't expect any sympathy from anybody."
Author: Richard Lewis
39. "Let's be detectives when we grow up," suggested Douglas. " No," said William. " It's more fun bein' the man that comes along an' finds out all about it when the detectives have stopped tryin'. I'm goin to be one of that sort. I'm goin' to go on readin' myst'ry tales all the time from now till I'm grown up an' then I bet there won't be any way of killin' folks that I won't know all about so I'll be able to catch all the murd'rers there are an' I bet I'll be famous an' they'll put up a stachoo to me when I'm dead." " I bet they won't," said Ginger, irritated by William's egotism. " You'll prob'ly get murdered yourself before you've tound out anythin' at all an' then Douglas an' Henry an' me' 11 find out who did it an' get famous."
Author: Richmal Crompton
40. "In short, if you should find yourself in a fight against a vampire, you are really right and proper fucked."
Author: Robyn Bachar
41. "Sonetimes the hardest person to forgive is yourself."
Author: Sarah Sundin
42. "My strategy for success, you ask? I don't just verbalize, I demonstrate. Try it for yourself and watch each day come alive!"
Author: Steve Maraboli
43. "Believing in yourself truly means trusting your capability to think, learn, do, and deliver better results. In that case, it doesn't matter where you're starting from. As you keep going, you're developing into a better person."
Author: SuccessCoach Nilesh
44. "This has been fun, but I have a date. Don't give yourself a paper cut, Kettle." He turned to leave, and I groaned with frustration. "It's a Kindle, you idiot. There is no paper."
Author: Teresa Mummert
45. "The lambs will stop for now. But, Clarice, you judge yourself with all the mercy of the dungeon scales at Threave; you'll have to earn it again and again, the blessed silence. Because it's the plight that drives you, seeing the plight, and the plight will not end, ever."
Author: Thomas Harris
46. "Never trouble another for what you can do yourself"
Author: Thomas Jefferson
47. "It's definitely a struggle to prove yourself just as a good human being. I'm so proud of who I am and what I've become, the morals I have, and the people that I'm surrounded by."
Author: Tina Yothers
48. "I find that the hot yoga is sort of a false thing, so your body temperature goes up and you can stretch and you can injure yourself a little bit easier than if you work yourself into... if you heat yourself up."
Author: Tricia Helfer
49. "Our decisions define our lives. We are the people we choose to be in the ways that most matter. Choose wisely. You will live with the choices you make.The choices you make define your character. And your character defines how you feel about yourself. That image of you is projected in hundreds of ways to others."
Author: Vicki Hinze
50. "Don't chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people - the ones who really belong in your life - will come to your. And stay."
Author: Will Smith

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