Positive Self
Quotes To Live By: F to I

The self quotes on this page are all from sources and authors surnames F through to I. The other pages are: A & BC to E, J to MN to RS & T, U to Z. For positive words of wisdom about the self from unknown sources there is the Self Sayings page.

Spiritual Quotes To Live By


Self Quotes:  F   



Clifton Fadiman

Clifton Fadiman  1904 - 1999
When you re-read a classic, you do not see in the book more than you did before.  You see more in you than there was before.


George Walter Fiske

George Walter Fiske  1872 - 1945
I am ~ the power of self-knowledge.
I think ~ the power to investigate.
I know ~ the power to master facts.
I feel ~ the power to appreciate, to value, to love.
I wonder ~ the spirit of reverence, curiosity, worship.
I see ~ the power of insight, imagination, vision.
I believe ~ the power of adventurous faith.
I can ~ the power to act and the skill to accomplish.
I ought ~ the power of conscience, the moral imperative.
I will ~ the power of will, loyalty to duty, consecration.
I serve ~ the power to be useful, devotion to cause.


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P.B. Fitzwater
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.


Emmet Fox

Emmet Fox  1886 - 1951
I send out thoughts of love and peace and healing to the whole Universe; to all trees and plants and growing things, to all beasts and birds and fishes, and to every man, woman and child on Earth, without distinction.

Emmet Fox quote: I send out thoughts of love and peace and healing to the whole Universe; to all trees and plants and growing things, to all beasts and birds and fishes.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Emmet Fox

Emmet Fox  1886 - 1951
If you seem to yourself to be lacking in certain necessary qualities, if you character seems to lack strength, ask God to give you what you need - and He will. You can build any quality into your mentality by meditating upon that quality everyday.


The story of your life is really the story of the relations between yourself and God.


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Jerry Frankhauser
Affirmations are like prescriptions for certain aspects of yourself you want to change.


Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl  1905 - 1997
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.


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Fabienne Fredrickson
Be your most authentic self you can be in EVERY situation.


Even if you have a ton of competitors, no one else will do it quite like you.


Remember you have innate value and unconditional worth. No one can take that away from you.


The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.


Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman  1937
Challenge yourself; it’s the only path which leads to growth.


Nancy Friday

Nancy Friday  1933
The older I get, the more of my mother I see in myself.


When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself.


Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm  1900 - 1980
Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves.


Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller  1895 - 1983
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.

Buckminster Fuller quote: Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Self Quotes:  G   



Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi  1869 - 1948
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.


Judy Garland

Judy Garland  1922 - 1969
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Judy Garland quote: Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Tony Gaskins

Tony Gaskins  1984
Don’t lose yourself trying to be everything for everyone.


Shakti Gawain

Shakti Gawain  1948
As we learn to see ourselves in a new Light, we see others in a new Light as well.


The light of God surrounds me.
The love of God unfolds me.
The power of God flows through me.
Wherever I am God is and all is well.

Shakti Gawain quote: The light of God surrounds me. The love of God unfolds me. The power of God flows through me. Wherever I am God is and all is well.
 - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByTyler

Shakti Gawain

Shakti Gawain  1948
The people we are in relationships with are always a mirror, reflecting our own beliefs, and simultaneously we are mirrors reflecting their beliefs. So relationships is one of the most powerful tools for growth.


We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other peoples’ models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel open.


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Jennifer Gayle
The trials in our lives are not a reason to give up, but rather they area challenge to improve ourselves, change, evolve and move forward.


Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran  1883 - 1931
Education sows not seeds in you, but makes your seeds grow.


Everything in creation exists within you, and everything in you exists in creation.


Forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

Kahlil Gibran quote: Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByLucy (2015)

Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran  1883 - 1931
He who philosophizes is like a mirror that reflects objects that it cannot see, like a cave that returns the echo of voiced that it does not hear. 


Strength and tolerance are partners.


They say if one understands himself, he understands all people. But I say to you, when one loves people, he learns something about himself.


Your confidence in the people, and your doubt about them, are closely related to your self-confidence and your self-doubt.


Jerry Gillies

Jerry Gillies
You will recognize your own path when you come upon it because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.


Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell  1963
There can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis.


Neville Goddard

Neville Goddard  1905 - 1972
NOTHING is impossible to you.

Neville Goddard quote: NOTHING is impossible to you. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Neville Goddard

Neville Goddard  1905 - 1972
There is no limit to your creative power.

Neville Goddard quote: There is no limit to your creative power.- Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  1749 - 1832
As soon as you trust yourself,  you will know how to live.


Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.


Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh  1853 - 1890
If you hear a voice with you say ‘You cannot paint’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.


Amit Goswami

Amit Goswami 
Contrary to what they tell you... You are not a limited material being.

Amit Goswami quote: Contrary to what they tell you... You are not a limited material being. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Martha Graham

Martha Graham  1894 - 1991
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.


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Diane Grant
It is better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.


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Trina Graves  1961
Be Love. Seek Joy.

Trina Graves quote: Be Love. Seek Joy. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Trina Graves  1961


Infuse yourself with love and light
Be a beacon burning bright
Radiate, illuminate, sparkle shine
At One with all, Spirit Divine

Trina Graves quote: Infuse yourself with love and light, Be a beacon burning bright, Radiate, illuminate, sparkle shine, At One with all, Spirit Divine. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Trina Graves  1961


My power is in each moment
Not the years, days or hours
If I focus on love, beauty and joy
My life will blossom and fully flower

Trina Graves quote: My power is in each moment, Not the years, days or hours, If I focus on love, beauty and joy, My life will blossom and fully flower. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Trina Graves  1961


No matter what has happened or will be
My Soul keeps centred and whole
The positive and the negative
All is well with my Soul

Trina Graves quote: No matter what has happened or will be, My Soul keeps centred and whole, The positive and the negative, All is well with my Soul. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Trina Graves  1961


The All-That-Is, Source Energy is my anchor
My life-jacket of love and light keep me afloat
Whatever waves may toss and turn in my life
I choose to remain calm in my aligned boat

Trina Graves quote: The All-That-Is, Source Energy is my anchor, My life-jacket of love and light keep me afloat, Whatever waves may toss and turn in my life.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Trina Graves  1961


The greatest gift we can give
To our children is to live
Always guided by our light
Our inner knowing shining bright
Giving it strength by positive thought
It is by example children are taught
Be their map for a life of joy
For every precious girl and boy


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Trina Graves  1961


Whatever your way, just trust and believe
Your quest has just begun
Fill your life with joy and love
And remember we are all One


Pam Grout

Pam Grout  1956
Change your thoughts and your focus and you can literally change your world.


Something amazingly awesome is going to happen to me today.


Something extraordinarily epic is going to happen to me today.


You are connected to everything and everyone else in the Universe.


Your thoughts are magic. Not one of them goes unheeded by the Universe. Whatever it is you think and feel the great Universal Energy stands up and says, ‘I second it.’


Your thoughts and consciousness provide the scaffolding for your physical body.


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Edgar Guest  1881 - 1959


You are the person who has to decide
Whether you’ll do it or toss it aside
You are the person who makes up your mind
Whether you’ll lead or will linger behind
Whether you’ll try for the goal that’s afar
Or just be contented to stay where you are

Edgar Guest quote: You are the person who has to decide, Whether you’ll do it or toss it aside, You are the person who makes up your mind.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Self Quotes:  H   



HA-Tony Neate

HA-Tony Neate
The spiritual quest needs to manifest through every aspect of your life.


We are entering an age in which each individual needs to acknowledge their responsibility to themselves and to every other form of life on this planet. With this kind of openness and respect the future of humankind is unlimited.


You are part of something so vital and meaningful, that you need to savour every second in your physical incarnation.


Hafiz

Hafiz  1325 - 1389
The words you speak become the house you live in.

Hafiz quote: The words you speak become the house you live in. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Mandy Hale

Mandy Hale
Forgive people who do you wrong... They unknowingly make you strong.

Mandy Hale quote: Forgive people who do you wrong... They unknowingly make you strong. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Carl A. Hammerschlag

Carl A. Hammerschlag  1939
The body feels the things of our spirits that the mind never thought of.


Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh  1926
Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.


Because you are alive.... Everything is possible.


Breathing in... I calm body and mind.  
Breathing out... I smile.  
Dwelling in the present moment... I know this is the only moment.


Each breath we take, each step we make, each smile we realize, is a positive contribution to peace... a necessary step in the direction of peace for the world.


In the Light of interbeing, peace and happiness in your daily life means peace and happiness in the world.


Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with truth.


To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.

Thich Nhat Hanh quote: To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh  1926
Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.

Thich Nhat Hanh  quote: Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Julius Charles Hare

Julius Charles Hare  1795 - 1855
Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.


Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay  1964
You make sacrifices to become a mother. But you really find yourself and your Soul when you are one.

Mariska Hargitay quote: You make sacrifices to become a mother. But you really find yourself and your Soul when you are one. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

David R. Hawkins

David R. Hawkins  1927 - 2012
In this interconnected Universe, every improvement we make in our private world improves the world at large for everyone. We all float on the collective level of consciousness of mankind, so that any increment we add comes back to us.


When we heal something in ourselves, we heal it for the world.


Louise L. Hay

Louise L. Hay  1926 - 2017
For I am a beloved child of the Universe and the Universe lovingly takes care of me. All is well in my world.

Louise L. Hay quote: For I am a beloved child of the Universe and the Universe lovingly takes care of me. All is well in my world. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Louise L. Hay

Louise L. Hay  1926 - 2017
Forgiving is a gift to yourself. It frees you from the past, the past experiences, and past relationships. It allows you to live in the present time. When you forgive yourself and forgive others, you are indeed free.

Louise L. Hay quote: Forgiving is a gift to yourself. It frees you from the past, the past experiences, and past relationships.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Louise L. Hay

Louise L. Hay  1926 - 2017
I breathe in the fullness and richness of life.


I listen with love to my body’s messages.


Life loves you.


You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.


Friedrich Hebbel

Friedrich Hebbel  1813 - 1863
Dreams are the best evidence that we are not as firmly shut in our skins as we believe.


Max Heindel

Max Heindel  1865 - 1919


We are, have always been, will ever be
We are a portion of Eternity
Older than Creation, a part of One Great Whole
Is each Individual and Immortal Soul

Max Heindel quote: We are, have always been, will ever, be, We are a portion of Eternity, Older than Creation, a part of One Great Whole.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Mike Hernacki

Mike Hernacki
In your personal morality code, make it the most serious kind of sin to tell a lie to yourself. Allow nothing to be as sacred as your own word. Make this one change in your life, and your whole life will change.


Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill  1883 - 1970
Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your Soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.


To be a star… You must shine your own light, follow your own path and don’t worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest.

Napoleon Hill quote: To be a star… You must shine your own light, follow your own path and don’t worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

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Ruth Beebe Hill
I own my life. And only mine.  And so I shall appreciate my person. And so I shall make proper use of myself.


Edmund Hillary

Edmund Hillary  1919 - 2008
It is not the mountain that we conquer, but ourselves.


Jodi Hills

Jodi Hills
They will ask you along the way, “Where are you going?” And you will say, “Home?”


Today will be what it is. I will be who I am and there will be beauty in both.


Hippocrates

Hippocrates  460BC - 370BC
Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.


Robert Holden

Robert Holden  1964 
Happiness is not in things...  Happiness is in YOU.

Robert Holden quote: Happiness is not in things...  Happiness is in YOU. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Robert Holden

Robert Holden  1964 
Like a fragrance to a flower, true happiness is an expression of your unconditional self...

Robert Holden quote: Like a fragrance to a flower, true happiness is an expression of your unconditional self... - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Robert Holden

Robert Holden  1964 
People will treat you the way you treat you.

Robert Holden quote: People will treat you the way you treat you. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Robert Holden

Robert Holden  1964 
Unless you are happy with yourself, you will not be happy.


When you're truly happy, you are being yourself.

Robert Holden quote: When you're truly happy, you are being yourself. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Robert Holden

Robert Holden  1964 
You are the key to happiness.

Robert Holden quote: You are the key to happiness. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Robert Holden

Robert Holden  1964 
Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have. 

Robert Holden quote: Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.  - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Ernest Holmes

Ernest Holmes  1887 - 1960
The great spiritual geniuses, whether it was Moses, Buddha, Plato, Socrates, Jesus or Emerson.. Have taught man to look within to find God.


Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes  1809 - 1894
Carve every word before you let it fall.


Bell Hooks

Bell Hooks  1952
Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.


Horace

Horace  65BC - 8BC
I shall not altogether die.

poem on this quote


Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston  1963 - 2012
also sung by George Benson
written by Michael Masser & Linda Creed
I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadow.  If I fail, if I succeed, at least I live as I believe. No matter what they take from me, they can't take away my dignity.


Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Hubbard  1856 - 1915
Character is the result of two things... mental attitude and the way we spend our time.


The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.


Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta  1930
If you haven't forgiven yourself something, how can you expect to forgive others?


Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Jonathan Lockwood Huie
I sail the seas of life as the master of my ship.


Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley  1894 - 1963
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.


There's only one corner of the Universe you can be certain of improving and that's your own self.

Aldous Huxley quote: There's only one corner of the Universe you can be certain of improving and that's your own self. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote


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