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Blaise PascalDo you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself.

—  Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662, French thinker

Joseph RouxSay nothing good of yourself, you will be distrusted; say nothing bad of yourself, you will be taken at your word.

—  Joseph Roux, 1834-1905, French clergyman & poet

Mark TwainIn his private heart no man respects himself.

—  Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American writer

Eric HofferThe less satisfaction we derive from being ourselves, the greater is our desire to be like others.

—  Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American writer & philosopher

Eric HofferEvery extreme attitude is a flight from the self.

—  Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American writer & philosopher

Ayn RandThe worst evil that you can do, psychologically, is to laugh at yourself. That means spitting in your own face.

—  Ayn Rand, 1905-1982, American writer & philosopher

Ayn RandThe man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.

—  Ayn Rand, 1905-1982, American writer & philosopher

Mark TwainThe worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.

—  Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American writer

Wolfgang GoetheKnow thyself? If I knew myself I would run away.

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

Eric HofferWe run fastest and farthest when we run from ourselves.

—  Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American writer & philosopher

Sylvia PlathThe worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

—  Sylvia Plath, 1932-1963, American poet & writer

Samuel JohnsonEvery man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Lord ChesterfieldWe are as often duped by diffidence as by confidence.

—  Lord Chesterfield, 1694-1773, English statesman & writer

Adolf HitlerDo not compare yourself to others. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.

—  Adolf Hitler, 1889-1945, German dictator

Samuel JohnsonI hate mankind, for I think of myself as one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Quotes in Verse

Fernando PessoaI am nothing.
I'll never be anything.
I couldn't want to be something.
Apart from that, I have in me all the dreams in the world.

—  Fernando Pessoa, 1888-1935, Portuguese poet & writer

Funny Quotes

Groucho MarxI don’t want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member.

—  Groucho Marx, 1890-1977, American comedian

Woody AllenI'm not really the heroic type. I was beat up by Quakers.

—  Woody Allen, 1935-, American actor & film director

Margaret ThatcherOn my way here I passed a local cinema and it turns out you were expecting me after all, for the billboards read: “The Mummy Returns”.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister


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