Positive Self
Quotes To Live By: S & T

Henry David Thoreau quote: It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

The self quotes on this page are all from sources and authors surnames S and T. The other pages are: A & BC to EF to IJ to MN to R, U to Z. For positive words of wisdom about the self from unknown sources there is the Self Sayings page.

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Self Quotes:  S   



Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan  1934 - 1996
When you make the finding yourself, even if you are the last person on Earth to see the light, you will never forget it.


Francis de Sales

Francis de Sales  1567 - 1622
Do not wish to be anything except what you are.


Bohdi Sanders

Bohdi Sanders
Don’t doubt your value. Don’t run from who you truly are.


Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana  1947
The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.


May Sarton

May Sarton  1912 - 1995
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.


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Patricia Saxton
There is great peace in the realisation that much of what people say is a projection of their own concerns, their own perspectives, their own beliefs, it’s rarely a reflection of you.


Rita Schiano

Rita Schiano 
Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit, talk about your joys.


Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer  1788 - 1860
It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.


Charles Schultz

Charles Schultz  1922 - 2000
If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.


E.F. Schumacher

E.F. Schumacher  1911 - 1977
Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something much better; that we can become oak trees.

E.F. Schumacher quote: Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Seneca

Seneca  4BC - 65AD
We are more often frightened than hurt: our troubles spring more often from fancy than reality.


Seth - Jane Roberts

Seth-Jane Roberts  1929 - 1984
By accepting yourself and being fully what you are, your presence can make others happy.

Seth-Jane Roberts quote: By accepting yourself and being fully what you are, your presence can make others happy. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Seth - Jane Roberts

Seth-Jane Roberts  1929 - 1984
The self has no boundaries except those it accepts out of ignorance.


When you affirm your own rightness in the universe, then you co-operate with others easily and automatically as part of your own nature. You, being yourself, helps others be themselves. Because you recognize your own uniqueness, you will not need to dominate others or cringe before them.


Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss  1904 - 1991
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.


Today you are you
That is truer than true
There is no one alive
That is youer than you


Why fit in when you were born to stand out.

Dr Seuss quote: Why fit in when you were born to stand out. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare  1564 - 1616 
This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow. as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.


Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar  1956
Nothing in the world can bother you as much as your own mind, I tell you. In fact, others seems to be bothering you, but it is not others, it is your own mind.


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Katherine Sharp
Sometime in your life you will go on a journey.  It will be the longest journey you have ever taken.  It is the journey to find yourself.


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Michele Shea
I learned that the real creator was my inner self, the Shakti. That desire to do something is God inside talking through us.


Leon Shenandoah

Leon Shenandoah (Chief) 1915 - 1996
Every human being has a sacred duty to protect the welfare of our Mother Earth, from whom all life comes. In order to do this we must recognize the enemy.. the one within us. We must begin with ourselves.


Harold Sherman

Harold Sherman  1898 - 1987
The more you depend on forces outside yourself, the more you are dominated by them.


Betty Shine

Betty Shine  1929 - 2002
Positive thought expands the halo of mind energy.

Betty Shine quote: Positive thought expands the halo of mind energy. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Aaron Sledge

Aaron Sledge 
Being with no one is better than being with the wrong,  because those who fly solo often have the strongest wings.


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Sidney Smith
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it, never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.

Sidney Smith quote: Whatever you are by nature, keep to it, never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Will Smith

Will Smith  1968
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 you. And stay.


Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.


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Brandi Snyder
To the world you may just be one person, but to one person, you may be the world.


Socrates

Socrates  470BC - 399BC
Know thyself.

Socrates quote: Know thyself. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Socrates

Socrates  470BC - 399BC
To find yourself... Think for yourself.


Paul Solomon

Paul Solomon  1939 - 1994
I believe you came into the world to accomplish something, and that the something you came to accomplish is not small or insignificant, that's not worthy of you. You came here to make a major contribution to life on this planet.

Paul Solomon quote: I believe you came into the world to accomplish something, and that the something you came to accomplish is not small or insignificant.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Susan Somerset-Webb

Susan Somerset-Webb
Get out of your head.. And into your life.


Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg  1946
All of us every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives.


Rupert Spira

Rupert Spira  1960
Many of our ideas and beliefs about ourselves and the world are so deeply ingrained that we are unaware that they are beliefs and take them, without question, for the absolute truth.


The greatest discovery in life is to discover that our essential nature does not share the limits nor the destiny of the body and mind.

Rupert Spira quote: The greatest discovery in life is to discover that our essential nature does not share the limits nor the destiny of the body and mind. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Thomas Sprat

Thomas Sprat  1635 - 1713
What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself.


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Ellen Sue Stern
Believing in our hearts that who we are is enough, is the key to a more satisfying and balanced life.


Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson  1850 - 1894
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.


To love playthings as well as a child, to lead an adventurous and honourable youth, and to settle, when the time arrives, into a green and smiling age, is to be a good artist in life and deserve well of yourself and your neighbour.


W. Clement Stone

W. Clement Stone  1902 - 2002
All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual. Your personal achievement starts in your mind. The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is.


Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep  1949
I want to feel my life while I’m in it.


Put blinders on to those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head.


Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift  1989
Just be yourself, there is no one better.


The trials and tribulations in your life make you stronger.


Unique and different is the new generation of beautiful. You don’t have to be like everyone else.


You need to be happy with yourself or you’ll never be able to be happy in a relationship.


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Anna Taylor

Anna Taylor
Adjust your attitude. Allow your artistry. Accept your body. Awaken your spirit.


Be as a flower. For she does not question or hinder her needs. She just allows. Neither does she hide or underestimate her natural beauty. She is just as she is in all her imperfect perfection.


Do not shrink your beautiful light to make someone else feel more comfortable. Be who you are without hesitation and you will inspire others to shine too.


I now give myself permission to be true to myself. I am a powerful, creative Soul and it is safe for me to shine my light brightly in the world.


Some people do not recognize gold, however it is packaged. Be gold anyway. Be you anyway.

Anna Taylor quote: Some people do not recognize gold, however it is packaged. Be gold anyway. Be you anyway. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Anna Taylor

Anna Taylor
The moment your desire is greater than your fear, is the moment when what you want can begin to fly into your life, as if it has grown wings.


You are a Divine Being connected to a constant flow of love and wisdom. Trust your magnificence.

Anna Taylor quote: You are a Divine Being connected to a constant flow of love and wisdom. Trust your magnificence. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Anna Taylor

Anna Taylor
You don’t have a Soul.. You are a Soul. You don’t need love.. You are love. You don’t have to search for somewhere to belong.. You belong right here, right now. Wherever you are. And I am grateful for your presence in the world.


Michael Teal

Michael Teal
Be the master of your own life. Live your dreams, explore the infinite and yours will be a magnificent voyage.


I am Spiritual gardener sowing seeds of positive transformation.


I walk a rainbow trail where I embrace the world with love.

Michael Teal quote: I walk a rainbow trail where I embrace the world with love. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Michael Teal

Michael Teal
Life is a tapestry we weave each day and I seek to live by imagination while exploring new possibilities.


Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa  1910 - 1997
I alone can't change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

Mother Teresa quote: I alone can't change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa  1910 - 1997
The words of Jesus, ‘Love one another as I have loved you,’ must be not only a light to us, but a flame that consumes the self in us.


Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau  1817 - 1862 
Be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.


Dreams are the touchstones of our character.


I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.


It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate.


Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves.


Pursue some path, however narrow or crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.

Henry David Thoreau quote: Pursue some path, however narrow or crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau  1817 - 1862 
The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right.


Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.


What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Henry David Thoreau quote: What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByEmma & Joey

Howard Thurman

Howard Thurman  1899 - 1981
There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have.


Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle  1948 
Being must be felt, it can’t be thought.

Eckhart Tolle quote: Being must be felt, it can’t be thought. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle  1948 
The power is in you. The answer is in you. And you are the answer to all your searches. You are the goal. You are the answer. It’s never outside.


You are here to enable the Divine purpose of the Universe to unfold. That is how important you are.

Eckhart Tolle quote: You are here to enable the Divine purpose of the Universe to unfold. That is how important you are.
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Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle  1948 
You are the Universe expressing itself as a human for a little while.

Eckhart Tolle quote: You are the Universe expressing itself as a human for a little while. illustration by Sandra Reeves - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byillustration by Sandra Reeves

Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle  1948 
You cannot find yourself by going into the past. You can find yourself by coming into the present.

Eckhart Tolle quote: You cannot find yourself by going into the past. You can find yourself by coming into the present. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle  1948 
You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you.


You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.


Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy  1828 - 1910
Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person.

Leo Tolstoy quote: Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy  1828 - 1910
It is within my power either to serve God or not to serve Him. Serving Him, I add to my own good and the good of the whole world. Not serving Him, I forfeit my own good and deprive the world of that good, which was in my power to create.


Mark Twain

Mark Twain  1835 - 1910
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain quote: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByJessica

Asha Tyson

Asha Tyson 
Your journey has moulded you for the greater good. It was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think you've lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the NOW. And Now is the right time.


Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu  600BC
At the centre of your Being you have the answer.. You know who you are and you know what you want.


He who controls others may be powerful... but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.

Lao Tzu quote: He who controls others may be powerful... but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu  600BC
He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.


If you are depressed, you are living in the past.
If you are anxious, you are living in the future.
If you are at peace, you are living in the present.


If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.


If you understand others.. You are smart.
If you understand yourself.. You are illuminated.
If you overcome others.. You are powerful.
If you overcome yourself.. You have strength.
If you know how to be satisfied.. You are rich.
If you can act with vigour.. You have a will.
If you don’t lose your objectives.. You can be long-lasting.
If you die without loss.. You are eternal.


If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself, if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.

Lao Tzu quote: If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself, if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu  600BC
Mastering others is strength.    Mastering yourself is true power.


The past has no power to stop you from being present now. Only your grievance about the past can do that. What is grievance?.. The baggage of old thought and emotion.


The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything, but be yourself.


Use the Light that dwells within you to regain your natural clarity of sight.

Lao Tzu quote: Use the Light that dwells within you to regain your natural clarity of sight. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu  600BC
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

Lao Tzu quote: When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byself quote

Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu  600BC
When you accept yourself.. The whole world accepts you.

Lao Tzu quote: When you accept yourself.. The whole world accepts you. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu  600BC
When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete.. Everybody will respect you.



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