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Self Reliance Quotes


These are some of the best 'Self Reliance' quotations and sayings.

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A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He does not say "My men were beaten," he says, "I was beaten."

A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.

A man is a lion in his own cause.

A man who finds no satisfaction in himself, seeks for it in vain elsewhere.

A secure individual... knows that the responsibility for anything concerning his life remains with himself-and he accepts that responsibility.

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

An axe at home saves hiring a carpenter.

As far as beauty is concerned, in order to be confident we must accept that the way we look and feel is our own responsibility.

Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.

Be yourself and think for yourself; and while your conclusions may not be infallible, they will be nearer right than the conclusions forced upon you.

Being black does not stop you. You can sit out in the world and say, "Well, white people kept me back, and I can't do this." Not so. You can have anything you want if you make up your mind and you want it.

Being bored is an insult to oneself.

Blame yourself if you have no branches or leaves; don't accuse the sun of partiality.

Champions take responsibility. When the ball is coming over the net, you can be sure I want the ball.

Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.

Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.

Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.

Circumstances-what are circumstances? I make circumstances.

Debt is a trap which man sets and baits himself, and then deliberately gets into.

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.


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