Self Determination Quotes

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1. “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Persuasion

2. “It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him. … I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I don’t think I’m a run-of-the-mill person. I’ve been in business without being a businesswoman, I’ve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men I’ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. I’ve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.”

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Author : Coco Chanel

3. “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”

Tags : Courage Dignity Elizabeth Bennet Empowerment Fear Independence Intimidation Self Determination Strength Stubbornness Women
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

4. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”

Tags : Courage Dignity Empowerment Freedom Independence Individuality Judgment Self Determination Speaking Out Thought
Author : Coco Chanel

5. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”

Tags : Courage Empowerment Self Determination Women
Author : Nora Ephron

6. “I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.”

Tags : Age Empowerment Equality Experience Freedom Gender Independence Men Reason Self Determination Submission Superiority Women Women S Rights
Source : Jane Eyre

7. “My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures, instead of flattering their fascinating graces, and viewing them as if they were in a state of perpetual childhood, unable to stand alone.”

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Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

8. “I love man as my fellow; but his scepter, real, or usurped, extends not to me, unless the reason of an individual demands my homage; and even then the submission is to reason, and not to man.”

Tags : Empowerment Equality Freedom Gender Independence Men Reason Self Determination Submission Superiority Women Women S Rights
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

9. “I earnestly wish to point out in what true dignity and human happiness consists. I wish to persuade women to endeavor to acquire strength, both of mind and body, and to convince them that the soft phrases, susceptibility of heart, delicacy of sentiment, and refinement of taste, are almost synonymous with epithets of weakness, and that those beings are only the objects of pity, and that kind of love which has been termed its sister, will soon become objects of contempt.”

Tags : Clichés Contempt Dignity Double Standards Empowerment Equality Feminism Flattery Gender Happiness Hypocrisy Independence Inequality Inferiority Men Misogyny Self Determination Social Norms Stereotypes Strength Weakness Women Women S Rights
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

10. “She could just pack up and leave, but she does not visualize what's beyond ahead.”

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Author : Núria Añó

11. “[In 16th century European society] Marriage was the triumphal arch through which women, almost without exception, had to pass in order to reach the public eye. And after marriage followed, in theory, the total self-abnegation of the woman.”

Tags : Dignity Empowerment Feminism Gender History Independence Inequality Marriage Married Life Matrimony Men Misogyny Perception Self Abnegation Self Determination Social Norms Subjugation Wedlock Women Women S Rights
Source : The Wives of Henry VIII

12. “Anyone could see that this woman is living a nightmare. Except that she goes through her daily life wide awake, knowing that she could make a mistake at any moment.”

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Author : Núria Añó

13. “It was a fact generally acknowledged by all but the most contumacious spirits at the beginning of the seventeenth century that woman was the weaker vessel; weaker than man, that is. ... That was the way God had arranged Creation, sanctified in the words of the Apostle. ... Under the common law of England at the accession of King James I, no female had any rights at all (if some were allowed by custom). As an unmarried woman her rights were swallowed up in her father's, and she was his to dispose of in marriage at will. Once she was married her property became absolutely that of her husband. What of those who did not marry? Common law met that problem blandly by not recognizing it. In the words of The Lawes Resolutions [the leading 17th century compendium on women's legal status]: 'All of them are understood either married or to be married.' In 1603 England, in short, still lived in a world governed by feudal law, where a wife passed from the guardianship of her father to her husband; her husband also stood in relation to her as a feudal lord.”

Tags : Bonds Common Law Empowerment Fathers Feminism Feudalism Gender Guardianship History Husbands Independence Inequality Marriage Married Life Matrimony Men Misogyny Property Self Determination Social Norms Subjugation Wedlock Women Women S Rights
Source : The Weaker Vessel

14. “I am not an angel,' I asserted; 'and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself. Mr. Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me - for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all anticipate.”

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Source : Jane Eyre

15. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

Tags : Destiny Self Determination

16. “To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someone else's.”

Tags : Independent Thought Self Determination Self Expression
Source : Crime and Punishment

17. “The man who believes that the secrets of the world are forever hidden lives in mystery and fear. Superstition will drag him down. The rain will erode the deeds of his life. But that man who sets himself the task of singling out the thread of order from the tapestry will by the decision alone have taken charge of the world and it is only by such taking charge that he will effect a way to dictate the terms of his own fate.”

Tags : Empowerment Fate Fear Ignorance Life Order Secrets Self Determination Superstition
Source : Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

18. “I'm worried that students will take their obedient place in society and look to become successful cogs in the wheel - let the wheel spin them around as it wants without taking a look at what they're doing. I'm concerned that students not become passive acceptors of the official doctrine that's handed down to them from the White House, the media, textbooks, teachers and preachers.”

Tags : Autonomy Complacency Ethics Independence Politics Proactivity Self Determination Society
Author : Howard Zinn

19. “There is something infantile in the presumption that somebody else has a responsibility to give your life meaning and point… The truly adult view, by contrast, is that our life is as meaningful, as full and as wonderful as we choose to make it.”

Tags : Atheism Existentialism Follow Your Bliss Self Actualization Self Determination
Source : The God Delusion

20. “As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.”

Tags : Clichés Dignity Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Intelligence Men Misogyny Self Determination Social Norms Stereotypes Thought Women
Source : Orlando

21. “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

Tags : Character Empowerment Flaws Freedom Gender Identity Image Independence Integrity Realism Self Awareness Self Determination Women
Source : Jane Eyre

22. “I'm single because I was born that way.”

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Author : Mae West

23. “You are not controlling the storm, and you are not lost in it. You are the storm.”

Tags : Attitude Free Will Freedom Self Determination
Author : Sam Harris
Source : Free Will

24. “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”

Tags : Be Yourself Empowerment Girls Identity Individuality Self Determination Women
Author : Coco Chanel
Source : The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman

25. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.”

Tags : Be Yourself Identity Individuality Inspirational Life Self Determination Self Esteem Self Expression

26. “[I]f we revert to history, we shall find that the women who have distinguished themselves have neither been the most beautiful nor the most gentle of their sex.”

Tags : Achievement Beauty Clichés Distinction Empowerment Gender Gentleness Greatness History Intelligence Self Determination Stereotypes Women
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

27. “In reaction against the age-old slogan, "woman is the weaker vessel," or the still more offensive, "woman is a divine creature," we have, I think, allowed ourselves to drift into asserting that "a woman is as good as a man," without always pausing to think what exactly we mean by that. What, I feel, we ought to mean is something so obvious that it is apt to escape attention altogether, viz: (...) that a woman is just as much an ordinary human being as a man, with the same individual preferences, and with just as much right to the tastes and preferences of an individual. What is repugnant to every human being is to be reckoned always as a member of a class and not as an individual person.”

Tags : Classification Clichés Dignity Discrimination Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Individuality Misogyny Self Determination Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Source : Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

28. “What we ask is to be human individuals, however peculiar and unexpected. It is no good saying: "You are a little girl and therefore you ought to like dolls"; if the answer is, "But I don't," there is no more to be said.”

Tags : Clichés Dignity Empowerment Freedom Gender Girls Self Determination Stereotypes
Source : Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

29. “Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are.”

Tags : Self Determination Soul
Source : Blindness

30. “I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”

Tags : Ataraxy Defiance Empowerment Independence Individuality Self Assurance Self Awareness Self Containment Self Determination Self Esteem Self Reliance Self Respect Self Sufficiency Self Trust Solitude
Source : Jane Eyre

31. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.(Popular misquote of "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.")”

Tags : Be Yourself Inspirational Misquote Self Determination
Author : Maya Angelou
Source : Letter to My Daughter

32. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

Tags : Be Yourself Self Determination
Author : Maya Angelou
Source : Letter to My Daughter

33. “If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.”

Tags : Be Yourself Life Self Determination
Author : Frank Zappa

34. “Don't you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are.”

Tags : Be Yourself Individuality Self Determination
Author : Lady Gaga

35. “You cannot change what you are, only what you do.”

Tags : Be Yourself Change Life Self Determination
Source : The Golden Compass

36. “The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.”

Tags : Be Yourself Inspirational Self Determination
Author : Leo Buscaglia

37. “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”

Tags : Ataraxy Independence Individuality Inspirational Self Assurance Self Awareness Self Containment Self Determination Self Esteem Self Reliance Self Respect Self Sufficiency Self Trust Solitude
Source : The Complete Essays

38. “In yourself right now is all the place you've got.”

Tags : Ataraxy Empowerment Independence Individuality Self Assurance Self Awareness Self Containment Self Determination Self Esteem Self Reliance Self Respect Self Sufficiency Self Trust Solitude
Source : Wise Blood

39. “For it is in your power to retire into yourself whenever you choose.”

Tags : Ataraxy Independence Individuality Retire Self Self Assurance Self Awareness Self Containment Self Determination Self Esteem Self Reliance Self Respect Self Sufficiency Self Trust Solitude
Source : Meditations

40. “Oh, Lizzy! do anything rather than marry without affection.”

Tags : Affection Duty Feelings Integrity Joy Love Marriage Matrimony Romance Self Determination
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

41. “Failure generates its own majesty. Defeat becomes a panoptic stain on the soul; it creates its own all-embracing pathos. Reverses engulf us in fleshy feelings of self-pity, sorrow, and apathy. Resounding setbacks might even be subtlety attractive because it means we can give up trying. It is tempting to accept defeat, surrender to our insecurities, and admit that because of failing to accomplish one particular goal that the best part of our life was wasted. Cynically writing ourselves off as a failure, we are free to capitulate to the emptiness of our lives.”

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Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

42. “The world needs great inspires, who will encourage every living soul to reach their highest potential. You can be one.”

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Source : Think Great: Be Great!

43. “There are no regrets in life, only experiences. Every experience helps us to be what we can be.”

Tags : Attitude Toward Life Emotional Healing Failures Fear Forget Forgiveness Frustration Good Thoughts Health Inspirational Lessons Learnt Life Lessons Mindset Mistakes Persistent Positive Positive Thinking Regrets Self Determination Self Help Surviving Life Uplifting You Can Be
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

44. “In the learning process, a learner does encounter some difficulty. But with diligent, you will master the act.”

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Source : Think Great: Be Great!

45. “New Year - a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story ? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.”

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Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

46. “The obstacles were intended to be a distraction from the goal.You must keep a persistence focus to realise the goal.”

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Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

47. “I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.”

Tags : Bachelorhood Courtship Empowerment Freedom Happiness Husbands Independence Love Marriage Self Determination Singles Wooing
Source : Much Ado About Nothing

48. “LEONATOWell, niece, I hope to see you one day fitted with a husband.BEATRICENot till God make men of some other metal than earth. Would it not grieve a woman to be overmastered with a pierce of valiant dust? to make an account of her life to a clod of wayward marl? No, uncle, I'll none: Adam's sons are my brethren; and, truly, I hold it a sin to match in my kindred.”

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Source : Much Ado About Nothing

49. “LEONATOWell, then, go you into hell?BEATRICENo, but to the gate; and there will the devil meet me, like an old cuckold, with horns on his head, and say 'Get you to heaven, Beatrice, get you to heaven; here's no place for you maids:' so deliver I up my apes, and away to Saint Peter for the heavens; he shows me where the bachelors sit, and there live we as merry as the day is long.”

Tags : Bachelorhood Empowerment Freedom Happiness Heaven Husbands Independence Marriage Matrimony Self Determination Singles
Source : Much Ado About Nothing

50. “Yes, faith; it is my cousin's duty to make curtsy and say 'Father, as it please you.' But yet for all that, cousin, let him be a handsome fellow, or else make another curtsy and say 'Father, as it please me.”

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Source : Much Ado About Nothing

51. “If [God] send me no husband, for the which blessing I am at him upon my knees every morning and evening ...”

Tags : Bachelorhood Blessings Empowerment Freedom Happiness Husbands Independence Marriage Matrimony Self Determination Singles
Source : Much Ado About Nothing

52. “Oh the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all.”

Tags : Anticipation Inspirational Life Self Determination Self Reliance
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

53. “Self-questioning is the road to personal liberation and spiritual enlightenment. Self-questioning spurs the mind to consider new opportunities to arrive at truth.”

Tags : Enlightenment Enlightenment And Attitude Enlightenment Quotes Freedom Liberation Self Determination Self Development Self Discovery Self Improvement Self Questioning Spiritual Development Spiritual Growth Spiritual Wisdom
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

54. “A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.”

Tags : Conscience Good And Evil Humanity Native Americans Self Determination

55. “Why should I care what other people think of me? I am who I am. And who I wanna be.”

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Author : Avril Lavigne

56. “We employ education and the convictions gained through the intermeshing of personal experiences and fresh ideas to establish the configuration of our being that in actuality was our mysterious potentiality from the very inception of our birth.”

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Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

57. “Self-preservation and determination meant she could get away with anything. As her law-abiding, conventionally minded daughter, I secretly envied her this. She was not the clinging-vine type, nor one who could coax sugar from a lemon. Hers was the frontal attack with no inhibitions. She told the Nazis you could not trust Hitler, and they let her go. In the days of chaperones, she hitch-hiked a ride on a French destroyer along the coast of Crete; 'All quite proper, I had my cook with me,' she explained.”

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58. “If I follow the inclination of my nature, it is this: beggar-woman and single, far rather than queen and married.”

Tags : Bachelorhood British Monarchy British Royal Family Dignity Empowerment Freedom Independence Marriage Matrimony Preference Queens Self Determination Self Reliance Singles Spinsters Women
Author : Elizabeth I
Source : Collected Works

59. “[I]n the end this shall be for me sufficient, that a marble stone shall declare that a Queen, having reigned such a time, lived and died a virgin.”

Tags : Bachelorhood Dignity Freedom Good Governance Government Independence Marriage Matrimony Mementos Memory Queens Reign Self Determination Singles Sufficiency Virginity Women
Author : Elizabeth I
Source : Collected Works

60. “[F]rom my years of understanding ... I happily chose this kind of life in which I yet live [i.e., unmarried], which I assure you for my own part hath hitherto best contented myself and I trust hath been most acceptable to God. From the which if either ambition of high estate offered to me in marriage by the pleasure and appointment of my prince ... or if the eschewing of the danger of my enemies or the avoiding of the peril of death ... could have drawn or dissuaded me from this kind of life, I had not now remained in this estate wherein you see me. But so constant have I always continued in this determination ... yet is it most true that at this day I stand free from any other meaning that either I have had in times past or have at this present.”

Tags : Bachelorhood Choice Contentment Dignity Empowerment Freedom Independence Marriage Matrimony Queens Self Determination Singles Women
Author : Elizabeth I
Source : Collected Works

61. “(Response to King Erik XIV of Sweden's proposal of marriage:)"[W]hile we perceive ... the zeal and love of your mind towards us is not diminished, yet in part we are grieved that we cannot gratify your Serene Highness with the same kind of affection. And that indeed does not happen because we doubt in any way of your love and honour, but, as often we have testified both in words and writing, that we have never yet conceived a feeling of that kind of affection towards anyone.We therefore beg your Serene Highness again and again that you be pleased to set a limit to your love, that it advance not beyond the laws of friendship for the present nor disregard them in the future. ... We certainly think that if God ever direct our hearts to consideration of marriage we shall never accept or choose any absent husband how powerful and wealthy a Prince soever. But that we are not to give you an answer until we have seen your person is so far from the thing itself that we never even considered such a thing. I have always given both to your brother ... and also to your ambassador likewise the same answer with scarcely any variation of the words, that we do not conceive in our heart to take a husband but highly commend this single life, and hope that your Serene Highness will no longer spend time in waiting for us.”

Tags : Bachelorhood Empowerment Freedom Friendship Independence Love Marriage Marriage Proposal Matrimony Queens Refusal Self Determination Singles Women
Author : Elizabeth I
Source : Collected Works

62. “Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.”

Tags : Ambition Disobedience Empowerment Girls Goodness Naughty Promiscuity Risque Self Determination Wickedness Women
Author : Mae West
Source : Wit & Wisdom of Mae West

63. “You can do anything you want. You don't believe me. You think, she's out of her head. Yeah, I'm out of my head- on being me. What are you on? On being them. You don't even know. I bet you were never given a chance to know. ....Listen. You can be anything you want to be. Be careful. It's a spell. It's magic. Listen to the words.... You are anything...everyone, anyone. ...You listen to them, teachers, parents, politicians. They're always saying, if you steal you're a thief, if you sleep aroung you're a slut, if you take drugs you're a junkie. They want to get inside your head and control you with their fear. ...Don't play their game. Nothing can touch you; you stay beautiful.”

Tags : Anarchy Freedom Liberation Self Determination Self Empowerment
Source : Smack

64. “When you don't decide, others decide for you.”

Tags : Choice Passivity Self Determination
Author : Marty Rubin

65. “You are mistaken, Mr. Darcy, if you suppose that the mode of your declaration affected me in any other way, than as it spared the concern which I might have felt in refusing you, had you behaved in a more gentlemanlike manner." (Elizabeth Bennett)”

Tags : Anger Behaviour Declaration Empowerment Gentlemanlike Gentlemen Humiliation Love Marriage Proposal Men Mr Darcy Pride Proposal Propriety Refusal Rejection Scorn Self Determination Women
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

66. “The whole value of solitude depends upon oneself; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it.”

Tags : Haven Heaven Hell Inspirational Motivational Personality Prison Punishment Repose Sanctuary Science Self Determination Solitude Value
Author : John Lubbock
Source : Peace and Happiness

67. “[I]f the name of wife appears more sacred and more valid, sweeter to me is ever the word friend, or, if thou be not ashamed, concubine ... And thou thyself wert not wholly unmindful of that ... [as in the narrative of thy misfortunes] thou hast not disdained to set forth sundry reasons by which I tried to dissuade thee from our marriage, from an ill-starred bed; but wert silent as to many, in which I preferred love to wedlock, freedom to a bond. I call God to witness, if Augustus, ruling over the whole world, were to deem me worthy of the honour of marriage, and to confirm the whole world to me, to be ruled by me forever, dearer to me and of greater dignity would it seem to be called thy concubine than his empress.”

Tags : Bonds Concubine Devotion Dignity Freedom Honor Integrity Love Marriage Married Life Matrimony Misfortunes Self Determination Shame Sin Social Norms Vice Virtue Wedlock Wife Women Worthiness
Source : The Letters of Abélard and Héloïse

68. “It really is something ... that men disapprove even of our doing things that are patently good. Wouldn't it be possible for us just to banish these men from our lives, and escape their carping and jeering once and for all? Couldn't we live without them? Couldn't we earn our living and manage our affairs without help from them? Come on, let's wake up, and claim back our freedom, and the honour and dignity that they have usurped from us for so long. Do you think that if we really put our minds to it, we would be lacking the courage to defend ourselves, the strength to fend for ourselves, or the talents to earn our own living? Let's take our courage into our hands and do it, and then we can leave it up to them to mend their ways as much as they can: we shan't really care what the outcome is, just as long as we are no longer subjugated to them.”

Tags : Careers Courage Dignity Empowerment Equality Feminism Freedom Gender Gifts Honour Independence Insults Livelihood Men Personal Finances Respect Self Determination Social Norms Strength Subjugation Talents Women Work
Source : The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men

69. “There are some who want to get married and others who don't. I have never had an impulse to go to the altar. I am a difficult person to lead.”

Tags : Bachelorhood Empowerment Equality Freedom Independence Marriage Matrimony Preference Self Determination Self Reliance Self Sufficiency Singles Submission Women
Author : Greta Garbo
Source : Greta and Cecil

70. “There are certain phrases potent to make my blood boil -- improper influence! What old woman's cackle is that?""Are you a young lady?""I am a thousand times better: I am an honest woman, and as such I will be treated.”

Tags : Empowerment Expectations Gender Honesty Independence Influence Integrity Love Marriage Matrimony Propriety Respect Self Determination Self Respect Uprightness Women
Source : Shirley

71. “I am anchored on a resolve you cannot shake. My heart, my conscience shall dispose of my hand -- they only. Know this at last.”

Tags : Choice Conscience Courtship Dignity Empowerment Feminism Gender Independence Integrity Love Marriage Matrimony Self Determination Social Norms Women Wooing
Source : Shirley

72. “I am not an angel," I asserted; "and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself.”

Tags : Character Empowerment Flaws Freedom Gender Ideal Woman Identity Image Independence Integrity Realism Self Awareness Self Determination Women
Source : Jane Eyre

73. “No: I shall not marry Samuel Fawthrop Wynne.""I ask why? I must have a reason. In all respects he is more than worthy of you."She stood on the hearth; she was pale as the white marble slab and cornice behind her; her eyes flashed large, dilated, unsmiling."And I ask in what sense that young man is worthy of me?”

Tags : Choice Courtship Dignity Empowerment Equality Feminism Gender Independence Inferiority Integrity Marriage Marriage Proposal Matrimony Men Self Awareness Self Determination Social Norms Suitability Women Wooing Worthiness
Source : Shirley

74. “Now, it is frequently asserted that, with women, the job does not come first. What (people cry) are women doing with this liberty of theirs? What woman really prefers a job to a home and family? Very few, I admit. It is unfortunate that they should so often have to make the choice. A man does not, as a rule, have to choose. He gets both. Nevertheless, there have been women ... who had the choice, and chose the job and made a success of it. And there have been and are many men who have sacrificed their careers for women ... When it comes to a choice, then every man or woman has to choose as an individual human being, and, like a human being, take the consequences.”

Tags : Career Choice Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Freedom Gender Inequality Misogyny Self Determination Stereotypes Women
Source : Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

75. “Maybe your country is only a place you make up in your own mind. Something you dream about and sing about. Maybe it's not a place on the map at all, but just a story full of people you meet and places you visit, full of books and films you've been to. I'm not afraid of being homesick and having no language to live in. I don't have to be like anyone else. I'm walking on the wall and nobody can stop me.”

Tags : Anchoring Attachment Belonging Country Empowerment Home Homelessness Independence Individuality Inspirational Nationality Roots Self Assurance Self Awareness Self Containment Self Determination Self Esteem Self Reliance Self Respect Self Sufficiency Self Trust
Author : Hugo Hamilton
Source : The Speckled People: A Memoir of a Half-Irish Childhood

76. “She might be without country, without nation, but inside her there was still a being that could exist and be free, that could simply say I am without adding a this, or a that, without saying I am Indian, Guyanese, English, or anything else in the world.”

Tags : Anchoring Attachment Belonging Empowerment Freedom Home Homelessness Identity Independence Individuality Inspirational Nationality Roots Self Assurance Self Awareness Self Containment Self Determination Self Esteem Self Reliance Self Respect Self Sufficiency Self Trust
Author : Sharon Maas
Source : Of Marriageable Age

77. “It is vain to expect virtue from women till they are in some degree independent of men.”

Tags : Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Freedom Gender Hypocrisy Independence Misogyny Morality Self Determination Social Norms Virtue Women
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

78. “In fact, there is perhaps only one human being in a thousand who is passionately interested in his job for the job's sake. The difference is that if that one person in a thousand is a man, we say, simply, that he is passionately keen on his job; if she is a woman, we say she is a freak.”

Tags : Career Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Men Misogyny Passion For Work Self Determination Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Source : Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

79. “I told you in the course of this paper that Shakespeare had a sister; but do not look for her in Sir Sidney Lee's life of the poet. She died young--alas, she never wrote a word. She lies buried where the omnibuses now stop, opposite the Elephant and Castle. Now my belief is that this poet who never wrote a word and was buried at the crossroads still lives. She lives in you and in me, and in many other women who are not here tonight, for they are washing up the dishes and putting the children to bed. But she lives; for great poets do not die; they are continuing presences; they need only the opportunity to walk among us in the flesh.”

Tags : Aspirations Dignity Dreams Empowerment Equality Feminism Fiction Gender Opportunities Poetry Self Determination Social Norms Women Women Writers
Source : A Room of One's Own

80. “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.”

Tags : Growing Up Innocence Inspirational Parenting Personal Responsibility Right Of Passage Self Determination Self Responsibility
Author : Anne Frank

81. “I'll fight when needed, revel when there's an occasion, mourn when there is grief and die if my time comes...But I will not let anyone use me against my will.”

Tags : Eragon Self Determination
Source : Eragon

82. “Pursue your dreams. You will be amazed about what you can achieve.”

Tags : Advice Ambition Courage Destiny Determined Spirit Dreams Dreams Come True Education Educational Philosophy Faith Inner Strength Lifelong Education Positive Positive Thinking Purpose Self Confidence You Your Life Yourself
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

83. “Adversity quickens the mind, awakens the spirit and strength the soul.”

Tags : Adversity Christian Christianity Faith Awaken Despair Difficulties Of Life Disappointment Educational Philosophy Failures Faith Fighting Spirit Fulfilling Your Potential Hope Inner Strength Mindset Purpose Self Motivation Soul Strength Of Character Success Uplifting Your Journey
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

84. “I will pursue the dream, no matter how long it takes to fulfil it.”

Tags : Adventure Advice Ambition Believe Determined Spirit Dream Dream Big Education Educational Philosophy Fighting Spirit Fulfill Fulfilling Your Potential Inspiration Lailah Gifty Akita Affirmations Lifelong Education Lifelong Learner Motivation Overcoming Challenges Persistent Effort Positive Positive Thinking Self Education Self Realization Success Waiting Warrior
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

85. “May you find grace to accomplish your God given-goals.”

Tags : Accomplishment Ambition Capabilities Destiny Dreams Fulfilling Your Potential Goals God Gods Power Grace Inspiration Motivational Potential For Greatness Purpose Purpose Driven Life Self Determination Success Wishes Your Destiny Your Life
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

86. “Write like you have many readers.”

Tags : Advice Book Lovers Capable Creativity Destiny Dream Education Fulfilling Your Potential Great Work Inspiring Learning Process Mission Motivational Possible Purpose Readers Self Determination Wisdom Work Writing Writing Life
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

87. “If you knew your potential to feel good, you would ask no one to be different so that you can feel good. You would free yourself of all of that cumbersome impossibility of needing to control the world, or control your mate, or control your child. You are the only one who creates your reality. For no one else can think for you, no one else can do it. It is only you, every bit of it you.”

Tags : Abraham Abraham Hicks Allow Control Freaks Control Issues Controlling Esther Hicks Law Of Attraction Peace Of Mind Reality Reality Check Self Determination
Author : Esther Hicks

88. “Arrogance is a map of a road that leads to bridges that are out.”

Tags : Arrogance Arrogant Bridge Bridges Ego Egotism Map Maps Pride Road Roads Self Destructive Self Determination

89. “Woe betide him, and her too, when it comes to things of consequence, when they are placed in circumstances requiring fortitude and strength of mind, if she have not resolution enough to resist idle interference ... It is the worst evil of too yielding and indecisive a character, that no influence over it can be depended on. You are never sure of a good impression being durable; everybody may sway it. Let those who would be happy be firm.”

Tags : Empowerment Independence Interference Judgment Persuasion Self Determination Strength Weakness
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Persuasion

90. “The only manner to blunt in a wholesome and righteous manner the emotional trauma of living under a death sentence is by making every day count, living passionately, and dedicating the journey stumbling through time to accomplishing a master life plan. We can assist each other find meaning in life and undertake a path that make every person’s life a worthy endeavor, but each person bears the personal responsibility for living their life, establishing who they are, and behaving in a manner that provides credence to their self-imposed ideology. If a person persists in shifting personal responsibility for their way of life onto someone else, they he or she fails to discover the meaning of his own existence.”

Tags : Meaningful Life Personal Development Personal Responsibility Philosophy Of Life Purpose Driven Life Purpose In Life Purpose Of Life Self Awareness Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Identity Self Realization
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

91. “No person can claim to be anything more or anything less than his or her individual assimilation of a lifelong symposium of inimitable physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual occurrences. Simply put, we each place our own individualized stamp upon the meaning of life. How we live, how we struggle, and how we die reflects what life means to each of us. We are all students of life, we are a product of what we pay attention to, what we observe, and experience, and what subjects arrest our minds.”

Tags : Meaning Of Life Meaningful Life Meaningful Quote Philosophy Of Life Self Determination
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

92. “A person seeks to quantify their existence. Do we measure a person’s life by its longevity or by assessing the warmth of its blaze? Do we measure a person by their brainpower or by the heartiness of his or her spine? Do earthy deeds count for more than intellectual opinions? What is more important, the work that a person produces or the quality of life that effuses from their being? Does it matter how we live and how we die, if we love or hate, are kind or mean, generous or stingy? Does it matter that we struggle to express personal doubts and toil in an effort to obtain redemption for our personal lapses?”

Tags : Meaning Of Life Meaningful Life Personal Development Personal Growth Purpose Purpose Of Life Self Awareness Self Determination Self Realization
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

93. “Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work.”

Tags : Critical Thinking Empowerment Feminism Independent Thought Responsibility Self Determination Self Respect Women
Author : Adrienne Rich

94. “A person’s outlook on life colors their interpretation of specific events. Human beings’ behavioral and thinking patterns enable people to thrive or cause them to live in despondency and despair.”

Tags : Attitude Attitude Quotes Attitude Toward Life Change Your Life Change Your Thoughts Despair Desperation Despondency Happiness Happiness Advice Happiness In Life Happiness In Your Life Happiness Positive Outlook Happiness Quotes Mindset Personal Development Perspective Perspective On Life Self Determination Self Development Self Discovery Self Help Self Improvement Unhappiness
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

95. “Life presents innumerable possibilities for love, friendship, compassion, and self-fulfillment, but we must be willing to give in order to receive. Persistence, sacrifice, a quest for knowledge, along with acquaintance with our true self is essential in order to achieve our dreams. Panic, fear, worry, doubt, anger, and a negative attitude are the biggest impediments to self-realization. The most important battle we undertake in life is not with other people; rather it takes place in the human mind.”

Tags : Attitude Attitude Quotes Attitude Toward Life Attitude Towards Life Mind Mind Power Optimism Optimism Quotes Optimistic Quotes Personal Development Personal Growth Pessimism Quotes Pessimistic Self Awareness Self Awareness Quotes Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Development Self Discovery Self Improvement Self Realization Quotes Self Reflecting Self Reflection
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

96. “We live a life bounded by the perception of the self. Existence entails tabulating our personal contact with reality and plumbing the substance of the self. The loftiest task of all is to dream a worthy life and then go live it without fearing the unknown. It is wonderful to live; we must cherish our time by loving other people and adoring nature. We find ourselves through trial and error. We must not allow failure, pain, disappointment, heartache, or sour feelings to daunt us because each of these emotional indexes interprets our dream world intermixing with reality.”

Tags : Attitude Attitude Quotes Attitude Toward Life Failure Failure And Success Failure Quotes Inspirational Quotes Personal Development Personal Growth Self Awareness Self Awareness Quotes Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Improvement Self Motivation Self Motivation Quotes Self Realization Self Realization Quotes
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

97. “No age of life is inglorious. Youth has its merits, but living to a ripe old age is the true statement of value. Aging is the road that we take to discern our character. Fame and fortune can elude us, but character is immortal. We must encounter a sufficient variety of experiences including both failures and accomplishments in order to gain nobility of character.”

Tags : Aging Aging Gracefully Character Failure And Success Failure Quotes Failures Perseverance Persistence Personal Development Personal Growth Self Determination Self Development Self Discovery Stages Of Life
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

98. “Disturbing encounters in life spur reflective thinking that jars a person from his or her exhausted ideologies and way of living. A person who lives passionately will develop a philosophic outlook because the road of excess leads to knowledge. Enthusiasm will frequently make a person look foolish, and result in intermittent periods of despondency and self-questioning, yet only exuberance and a degree of risk-taking leads us to wisdom.”

Tags : Enthusiasm Enthusiasm And Attitude Enthusiasm Inspiration Enthusiastic Quotes Failure Failure And Success Failure Quotes Passion Passionate Living Philosophy Philosophy Of Life Self Awareness Self Awareness Quotes Self Determination Self Discovery Self Improvement Self Questioning Self Realization Self Realization Quotes Self Reflecting Self Reflection Wisdom Wisdom Quotations Wisdom Quotes
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

99. “Self-mastery involves a studious account of all aspects of human life and developing a comprehensive philosophy for living without fear or anxiety throughout the remaining years of a person’s life. A person must live within the limits of the human condition, which does not justify giving into all of our destructive impulses or living a pleasurable and guiltless life. Self-mastery does not require a person to live a life without passion; rather, it entails channeling vibrant personal passions into living in a virtuous manner of created beings.”

Tags : Passionate Life Passionate Living Purpose Driven Life Purposeful Living Self Actualization Self Awareness Self Awareness Quotes Self Determination Self Determination Quote Self Development Self Discovery Self Mastery Self Mastery Quotes Self Motivation Self Questioning Self Realization Self Realization Quotes
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

100. “Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.”

Tags : Choices Choose Friends Life Lives Self Determination
Author : Tehyi Hsieh

101. “Our personal story has many chapters that reconnoiter universal themes. We each struggle to understand ourselves and aspire to make ourselves known to the world. We struggle to win the love of other people. We seek to pick all the low hanging fruit that we come across in our journey through the corridor of time. We write our story in the Niagara of emotional experiences that flowing watercourse makes us human. We use a profusion of words, symbols, and the nuances pulled from a rich library of language to depict the cascade of our visions, sounds, smells, tastes, feelings, dreams, and infelicitous thoughts. We use logical and dialectal thought processes when communing with our inner self. We use self-speak along with the esemplastic powers of poetic imagination, sprinkled with the fizz of creativity, to cohere disparate chapters of our life into a unified whole and relay the effervescence of our story to other people.”

Tags : Creative Work Creativity Identity Identity Quotes Know Thyself Language Memoir Memoir Writing Personal Story Self Awareness Self Awareness Quotes Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Discovery Self Discovery Quotes Self Knowledge Self Knowledge Quotes Story Of My Life Story Telling Strories Words Writers On Writing Writing Process
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

102. “If you can dream it, it is possible to achieve it.”

Tags : Achieve Ambition Believe Desires Determined Spirit Dream Dream Comes True Lailah Gifty Akita Affirmations Life Possible Purpose Driven Life Self Confidence Self Determination Wishes
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

103. “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”

Tags : Personal Responsibility Self Determination

104. “Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.”

Tags : Personal Responsibility Self Assessment Self Determination
Author : Confucius

105. “... no one can ever save someone else, you know? We can only save ourselves. You know that, don't you?”

Tags : Personal Responsibility Self Determination
Author : Carrie Jones
Source : Need

106. “Time provides all of us with the opportunity to change, alter our belief system, and create new perspectives that challenge a person’s character and teach him or her how to become a happier and wiser person.”

Tags : Belief Belief Quotes Belief System Beliefs Change Your Life Change Your Thoughts Change Yourself Character Happy Passage Of Time Personal Development Personal Growth Perspective Perspective On Life Self Determination Self Determination Quote Self Development Self Improvement Wisdom
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

107. “Life has a tendency to provide a person with what they need in order to grow. Our beliefs, what we value in life, provide the roadmap for the type of life that we experience. A period of personal unhappiness reveals that our values are misplaced and we are on the wrong path. Unless a person changes their values and ideas, they will continue to experience discontentment.”

Tags : Change Your Life Change Your Thoughts Discontentment Journey In Life Journey In Life Quotes Journey Of Life Life Experience Quotes Life Experiences Life Lessons Mindset Mindset Change Mindset Quotes Self Actualization Self Awareness Self Determination Self Development Self Discovery Self Mastery Self Realization Self Reflection Unhappiness Unhappiness Quotes Unhappy People
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

108. “The ego might resist change until a person’s level of discomfort becomes unbearable. A person can employ logic to overcome the ego’s defense mechanism and intentionally integrate needed revisions in a person’s obsolete or ineffective beliefs and behavior patterns. The subtle sense that something is amiss in a person’s life can lead to a gradual or quick alteration in a person’s conscious thoughts and outlook on life. Resisting change can prolong unhappiness whereas implementing change can establish internal harmony and instate joy in a person’s life.”

Tags : Change Change Mindset Change Your Thoughts Ego Ego Defenses Happiness Quotes Mindset Mindset Change Mindset Quotes Personal Development Personal Responsibility Personality Perspective On Life Resistance To Change Self Determination Quotes Self Development Self Discovery Self Help Self Improvement Self Realization Self Realization Quotes Self Reflection
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

109. “Change is essential for survival. All life forms must adapt to their fluctuating circumstances. All form of life result from the process of variation, mutation, competition, and inheritance. The universe is in a constant state of chaos. We each have chaos implanted into our bones. Nature wires all of us for change.”

Tags : Adaptability Adaptability Quotes Change Change Management Change Your Beliefs Change Your Life Change Your Thoughts Personal Development Personal Growth Self Awareness Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Realization Self Realization Quotes
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

110. “We are the product of our past. We start each day where we left off the day before. Changing the way we dress, where we work and live, or even changing a name does not alter our basic constitution. Transformation of the self requires a radical alteration in the way that we perceive the world and derive meaning.”

Tags : Change Change Your Beliefs Change Your Life Chnage Your Thoughts Perception Personal Development Personal Growth Personality Point Of View Self Actualization Self Awareness Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Development Self Discovery Self Help Self Improvement Self Questioning Self Realization Self Realization Quotes Self Reflection
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

111. “Self-transformation commences with a period of self-questioning. Questions lead to more questions, bewilderment leads to new discoveries, and growing personal awareness leads to transformation in how a person lives. Purposeful modification of the self only commences with revising our mind’s internal functions. Revamped internal functions eventually alter how we view our external environment.”

Tags : Change Your Life Personal Development Personal Growth Purpose Driven Life Purposeful Journey Purposeful Living Self Actualization Self Awareness Self Awareness Quotes Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Development Self Discovery Self Questioning Self Realization Self Realization Quotes Self Reflection Self Reflections
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

112. “We become the product of our recurrent thoughts. Writing is one method of explicating upon our thoughts, condensing multiple scenes, times, and ideas, and editing our fragmented beliefs.”

Tags : Identity Maturing Memoir Memoir Writing Personal Development Personal Growth Philosophy Of Life Purpose Driven Life Purpose Of Life Purposeful Living Self Determination Self Development Self Discovery Self Improvement Self Realization Self Realization Quotes Self Reflection Thoughts Thoughts On Life Thoughts On Writing Writing Writing Process
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

113. “Self-knowledge is the foundation stone of every principled person, and any changes of a person’s mutable character commences with an extensive course of self-evaluation. Personal evolution is a product of the independent choices we make. Progress in the development of oneself depends upon how honestly a person judges oneself, and what corrections a person makes to align their character with an ideal version of a self.”

Tags : Identity Personal Development Personal Growth Self Analysis Self Awareness Self Awareness Quotes Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Development Self Discovery Self Mastery Self Realization Self Realization Quotes Self Reflection
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

114. “Self-development requires direct action. Knowledge must precede action. The self’s relation to the world must be grounded in reality through ideas and thoughts. Self-reflection and introspection expands our appreciation of life.”

Tags : Self Actualization Self Awareness Self Awarness Self Awarness Quotes Self Determination Self Development Self Realization Self Realization Quotes Self Reflection
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

115. “We script our own psyche. We each journey alone. The path that we take through life proves to be every person’s supreme test of mental, physical, and emotional stamina, and the final determiner of his or her intellectual, ethical, and spiritual attainment.”

Tags : Identity Life Lessons Life Lessons Quotes Maturation Personal Growth Personal Growth Quotes Self Awareness Self Determination Self Discovery Self Improvement Self Realization Self Realization Quotes
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

116. “Perception of a self is not simply about actuality. Human beings’ identities are self-generating and people constantly revise and recreate the story of their being. Coming-into-being, not being, is the highest expression of reality. We only attain the fullest knowledge of a living thing including ourselves when we know what it was, understand what it now is, and understand what it can become. We do not know the truth of a living thing’s existence until we discern its entire history from development to demise.”

Tags : Aging Aging Quotes Human Beings Life Experiences Life Journey Life Journey Quotes Life Lessons Maturation Maturity Perception Perception Of Reality Personal Development Philosophy Of Life Self Actualization Self Awareness Self Awareness Quotes Self Development Self Discovery Self Knowledge Quotes Self Realization Self Realization Quotes Self Truth
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

117. “Living is a process of developing oneself. Without experiencing pain from disconcerting periods of our lives, we would be different person, perhaps a lesser person.”

Tags : Learning From Adversity Learning From Experiences Learning From Mistakes Learning From Mistakes Quote Learning From Mistakes Quotes Learning From Our Struggles Learning From The Past Learning Process Personal Development Personal Growth Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Discovery
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

118. “We search our entire lives to create a genuine and reliable self that can relate with other people and faithfully express our artistic temperament. Our battle for personal authenticity requires us to penetrate layers of self-deception, conquer ego defense mechanism, and destroy a false self that is intent upon meeting other people’s expectations.”

Tags : Artist Authenticity Ideas Personal Development Personal Growth Personality Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Development Self Improvement

119. “A person must escape artificial constraints and unfold the myth of their own being. There is only one path for a thinking person in life, and that is to assume the role of a compassionate observer. I can only achieve personal freedom – liberty of the mind, body, and soul – by stop worrying about how other people perceive me and no longer judge myself in terms of fame and fortune.”

Tags : Enlightenment Principles Freedom Freedom Of Thought Life Philosophy Self Determination Self Determination Quotes
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

120. “We each possess the ability creatively to respond to the ontological mystery of our existence.”

Tags : Creativity Enlightenment Enlightenment And Attitude Enlightenment Principles Enlightenment Quotes Existence Existential Crisis Existentialism Philosophical Musings Philosophy Philosophy Of Life Purpose Driven Life Purpose Of Life Purposeful Living Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Development
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

121. “A person is not born as a finished product; we create ourselves every day. Resembling reality, no person is a fixed and unchangeable entity. Each of us is in the process of becoming. A person’s perspective on their life experiences depends upon reviewing and integrating an emotional gamut of reconciling values with applied effort.”

Tags : Experience Personal Development Personal Growth Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Development Self Improvement
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

122. “Idealistic notions that guide a younger person frequently prove unsustainable. Concluding any stage of life demands that a person rebuilds oneself after living destroys our ideological beliefs.”

Tags : Idealism Idealistic Identity Self Destruction Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Development Self Discovery Self Improvement Stages In Life Stages Of Growth Stages Of Life
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

123. “The great beauty of life is its mystery, the inability to know what course our life will take, and diligently work to transmute into our final form based upon a lifetime of constant discovery and enterprising effort. Accepting the unknown and unknowable eliminates regret.”

Tags : Destiny Destiny And Attitude Destiny Quotes Effort Effort Quotes Learning Learning Quotes Mystery Of Life Personal Development Personal Growth Personal Growth Quotes Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Development Self Discovery Unknown Unknown Destinations Unknown Future Unknown Paths Unknown Quotes
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

124. “Understanding of oneself is the first act in establishing a transformative philosophy for living a vivid and a reflective existence. Knowing thy self is essential to designing and instigating a meaningful life that is self-directed instead of exclusively controlled by innate traits and external determinates.”

Tags : Philosophy Of Life Self Awareness Self Awareness Quotes Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Development Self Discovery Self Realization Self Realization Quotes Self Reflection
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

125. “Despite the personalization of life’s events, all people largely experience the same general transformative stages of life and eventually we all encounter a row of similar tragedies. We do not experience identical lives or exemplify replicable personalities. Every person is a receptacle whom is capable of experiencing the full gamut of the entire human condition. Our lives act as a period of apprenticeship, which we devote laboring to discover the truths that we can live by.”

Tags : Life Stages Philosophy Of Life Purpose Of Life Purposeful Living Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Discovery Stages Of Life
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

126. “Each of us is the enactor of our personal saga; we create the phantom of the self. We are the principal character in our personal story, as well as witnesses and reactors to the storylines of other persons whom we adore. We are each the composers of our evolving personal story; we are the protagonist of our personal life story.”

Tags : Identity Identity Quotes Memoir Self Awareness Self Awareness Quotes Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Discovery Self Help Self Improvement Self Improvement Quotes Story Of My Life Writers On Writing Writing Writing Quotes
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

127. “None of us commences life utterly alone. We each carry within our granular mass the protoplasm residue of past generations’ ideas, customs, values, infatuations, prejudices, ethics, and mores. The lees wrought from our seedlings contribute to the social order that oversees a newborn’s future. How we conduct ourselves in the here and now emulates our heritage, delineates the parameters of the present culture, and sets the embryonic stage for the emergent ethos of our future and for the generations of people whom we will never meet.”

Tags : Character Character Building Character Development Character Quote Cultural Identity Cultural Influence Culture Ethos Humanity Ideals Quotes Ideas Identity Identity Quotes Personal Development Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Discovery
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

128. “We are condemned to be free people, liberated people who must make life-defining decisions. Freedom requires choices and all choices entail value decisions.”

Tags : Choice And Consequences Choice Quotes Choices Decisions And Actions Freedom Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Value Quotes Values
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

129. “Freedom is what we do with what is done to us.”

Tags : Freedom Life Experience Self Determination

130. “You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.”

Tags : Satisfaction Self Determination
Author : John Green
Source : The Fault in Our Stars

131. “Bottom line is, even if you see 'em coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come. You can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's when you find out who you are.”

Tags : Buffy The Vampire Slayer Changes Inspirational Life Self Determination Self Discovery Strength Whistler
Author : Joss Whedon

132. “They cannot take away our self respect if we do not give it to them.”

Tags : Self Determination Self Respect

133. “Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others ... Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth."(Journal entry, 14 October 1922)”

Tags : Courage Daring Empowerment Risk Self Confidence Self Determination Strength Truth
Source : Journal of Katherine Mansfield

134. “The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.”

Tags : Confidence Courage Courage To Be Oneself Independent Thought Lightning Lightning Rod Pride Protection Self Belief Self Determination Self Esteem Self Protection Self Reliance Independence

135. “Hardships refine a man to what he ought to be.”

Tags : Adversity Challenges Christian Life Dark Times Encouragement Faith Hardships Hope Inspiring Motivation Overcomer Positive Positive Thinking Self Determination Self Esteem Self Help Uplifting Wisdom Wise
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

136. “Walk on your sacred path.”

Tags : Faith Hope Inspirational Journey Motivation Path Self Determination Self Esteem Self Love Self Worth Spirituality Travel Uplifting Walk
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

137. “It's not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it's what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!”

Tags : Inspiration Life Self Determination Self Image Wisdom

138. “You ought to ask God for a specific task. And He will grant you grace to accomplish it.”

Tags : Ask Capable Christian Life Daring Life Desires Destiny Dream Fate Goals God Grace Inspirational Inspiring Thoughts Life Mission New Year S Resolutions Positive Thinking Purpose Resolutions Self Determination Self Discovery Self Worth Spirituality Uplifting Vision Wise Words You Can
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

139. “Control Your Own Destiny or Someone Else Will”

Tags : Be Yourself Destiny Inspiration Motivation Self Confidence Self Determination
Author : Jack Welch

140. “The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”

Tags : Enterprise Self Determination

141. “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”

Tags : Self Determination Self Responsibility Timidity
Source : Julius Caesar

142. “I felt the taste of mortality in my mouth, and at that moment I understood that I was not going to live forever. It takes a long time to learn that, but when you finally do, everything changes inside you, you can never be the same again. I was seventeen years old, and all of a sudden, without the slightest flicker of a doubt, I understood that my life was my own, that it belonged to me and no one else.I’m talking about freedom, Fogg. A sense of despair that becomes so great, so crushing, so catastrophic, that you have no choice but to be liberated by it. That’s the only choice, or else you crawl into a corner and die.”

Tags : Adulthood Freedom Life Philosophy Self Determination
Author : Paul Auster
Source : Moon Palace

143. “Our lives are nothing but a short span of time. And if we spend tons of time earning money that we simply throw away, then we're throwing away part of our potential.”

Tags : Inspirational Self Determination Self Help
Source : 10 Conversations You Need to Have with Your Children

144. “I'd rather die my way than live yours.”

Tags : Independence Lena Holoway Self Determination Self Reliance
Author : Lauren Oliver
Source : Delirium

145. “The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.”

Tags : Happiness Self Determination Self Reliance

146. “The identity you're craving for is an illusion; your true nature has no identity, you're the universe -you contain all things!”

Tags : Attachment Belonging Empowerment Home Homelessness Independence Inspirational Nationality Persistence Self Assurance Self Awareness Self Containment Self Determination Self Esteem Self Respect Self Sufficiency Self Trust Character Virtue Virtues

147. “If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door”

Tags : Change Opportunity Self Determination Wisdom
Author : Milton Berle

148. “There is no pre-mapped intellectual topology path leading to truth. Truth is a process of conducting a searching investigatory dialogue with oneself in an attempt to examine and discern the contents of a person’s own mind. Every person must ask himself or herself what is essential in life.”

Tags : Purpose Driven Life Purpose In Life Purpose Of Life Purposeful Living Self Actualization Self Awareness Self Determination Self Discovery Self Questioning Self Realization Self Reflection Truth Truth Of Life Truth Quote
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

149. “Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.”

Tags : Change Inspirational Self Determination
Author : Maya Angelou

150. “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.”

Tags : Carpe Diem Happiness Live In The Moment Self Determination
Author : Groucho Marx
Source : The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

151. “There's a rebel lying deep in my soul. Anytime anybody tells me the trend is such and such, I go the opposite direction. I hate the idea of trends. I hate imitation; I have a reverence for individuality.”

Tags : Individuality Rebels Self Determination Trends
Source : Wild Open Spaces: Why We Love Westerns

152. “Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.”

Tags : Carpe Diem Self Determination

153. “I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.”

Tags : Family Individuality Live In The Here And Now Live In The Moment Present Moment Self Determination

154. “My family subscribed to this rigid belief system. They were unaware of the reality that gender, like sexuality, exists on a spectrum. By punishing me, they were performing the socially sanctioned practice of hammering the girl out of me, replacing her with tenets of gender-appropriate behavior. Though I would grow up to fit neatly into the binary, I believe in self-determination, autonomy, in people having the freedom to proclaim who they are and define gender for themselves. Our genders are as unique as we are. No one's definition is the same, and compartmentalizing a person as either a boy or a girl based entirely on the appearance of genitalia at birth undercuts our complex life experiences.”

Tags : Autonomy Lgbt Lgbt Quotes Self Determination Trans
Author : Janet Mock
Source : Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

155. “Necessary features of the human mind impose structure upon our experiences. Language acts as a gatekeeper for the mind. We learn and embark on personal transformation by formulating, revising, and refining our conception of the world each time that we encounter new facts, experiences, ideas, and viewpoints. To understand the world a person must employ reason and organize their episodic personal experiences into a system of narrative thought. The language that we employ to internalize our personal experiences constructs our mental system, and our mental thoughts in turn regulate us. We become of a personification of our language, as expressed in narrative stories of the self.”

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Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

156. “Be glad for your sacred days on earth.”

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Source : Think Great: Be Great!

157. “It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourself.”

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158. “The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.”

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159. “Let him who would move the world first move himself.”

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Author : Socrates

160. “Whatever you desire is possible. You only need to begin dreaming.”

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Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

161. “Dare the impossible. By grace it will be possible.”

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Source : Think Great: Be Great!

162. “May you find the grace to chase your dream with all your might”

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Source : Think Great: Be Great!

163. “You can attain your highest potential.”

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Source : Think Great: Be Great!

164. “A task is only difficulty, when we not find the best strategy to get it done.”

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Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

165. “You ought to learn as best as you can.”

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Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

166. “Golden possibilities exist in every adversity.”

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Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

167. “You can achieve the set-goals with passion, persistent with perseverance.”

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Source : Think Great: Be Great!

168. “People undergo several sequential steps in maturing from infancy including childhood, adolescences, young adulthood, middle age, and old age. Each stage presents distinct challenges that require a person to amend how they think and act. The motive for seeking significant change in a person’s manner of perceiving the world and behaving vary. Alteration of person’s mindset can commence with a growing sense of awareness that a person is dissatisfied with an aspect of his or her life, which cause a person consciously to consider amending their lifestyle. The ego might resist change until a person’s level of discomfort becomes unbearable. A person can employ logic to overcome the ego’s defense mechanism and intentionally integrate needed revisions in a person’s obsolete or ineffective beliefs and behavior patterns. The subtle sense that something is amiss in a person’s life can lead to a gradual or quick alteration in a person’s conscious thoughts and outlook on life. Resisting change can prolong unhappiness whereas”

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Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

169. “The greatest fulfillment, personal development.”

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Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

170. “Life is still better than University. In school, your teacher is the fruit picker and you are the open fruit basket. Then you take those fruits and make cakes and pies. But life is going to give you the chance to go out there and pick those fruits yourself. Then you can eat them, or make them into something else; any which way, your own hands picked them!”

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Author : C. JoyBell C.

171. “Don't devalue yourself, you are the world's most precious stone.”

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Source : Master of Maxims

172. “Learn the rules of the game and become a better player.”

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173. “Our thoughts shape us. We become our obsessions. Our thoughts can enslave us or save us.”

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Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

174. “Find your niche and occupy it.”

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Source : Think Great: Be Great!

175. “Privacy’ is an unusable term. We should instead talk about freedom, autonomy and self-determination of the individual. Being allowed to be yourself, to think whatever you want and to act within the law with no hindrance. That resonates with everyone.”

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Author : Danny Mekić

176. “It can be done. It will be done.”

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Source : Think Great: Be Great!

177. “It takes self-discipline and persistence action to achieve the goal.”

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Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

178. “You are learning to be an expert.”

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Source : Think Great: Be Great!

179. “...wanting change is step one, but step two is taking it.”

Tags : Just Do It Self Determination
Author : Isaac Marion
Source : Warm Bodies

180. “Every man has within him only one life and one nature ... It behooves a man to look within himself and turn to the best dedication possible those endowments he has from his Maker. You do no wrong in questioning what once you held to be right for you, if now it has come to seem wrong. Put away all thought of being bound. We do not want you bound. No one who is not free can give freely.”

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Author : Ellis Peters
Source : The Potter's Field

181. “The greatest gift for yourself is to study to the highest degree.”

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182. “You can achieve the goal with courage, confidence and commitment.”

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Source : Think Great: Be Great!

183. “Reading illuminates our path with the brightest light.”

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184. “Keep the goal in mind and push onward to accomplish it.”

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Source : Think Great: Be Great!

185. “Seekers of wisdom, seekers of life.”

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Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

186. “Education is one of the greatest gift for mankind. Each one of us must seek this enlightenment.”

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Source : Think Great: Be Great!

187. “None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.”

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188. “What! Would I be turned back from doing a thing that I had determined to do, and that I knew to be right, by the airs and interference of such a person, or any person I may say? No, I have no idea of being so easily persuaded. When I have made up my mind, I have made it.”

Tags : Determination Empowerment Independence Interference Judgment Persuasion Self Determination Strength Weakness
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Persuasion

189. “Enjoy your youthful times and do the all the work you can.”

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Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

190. “Do not quit. Hang on the wings of hope.”

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Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

191. “Do not compete with anyone. Seek to exceed your own expectations.”

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192. “Milton's Eve! Milton's Eve! ... Milton tried to see the first woman; but Cary, he saw her not ... I would beg to remind him that the first men of the earth were Titans, and that Eve was their mother: from her sprang Saturn, Hyperion, Oceanus; she bore Prometheus" --"Pagan that you are! what does that signify?""I say, there were giants on the earth in those days: giants that strove to scale heaven. The first woman's breast that heaved with life on this world yielded the daring which could contend with Omnipotence: the stregth which could bear a thousand years of bondage, -- the vitality which could feed that vulture death through uncounted ages, -- the unexhausted life and uncorrupted excellence, sisters to immortality, which after millenniums of crimes, struggles, and woes, could conceive and bring forth a Messiah. The first woman was heaven-born: vast was the heart whence gushed the well-spring of the blood of nations; and grand the undegenerate head where rested the consort-crown of creation. ...I saw -- I now see -- a woman-Titan: her robe of blue air spreads to the outskirts of the heath, where yonder flock is grazing; a veil white as an avalanche sweeps from hear head to her feet, and arabesques of lighting flame on its borders. Under her breast I see her zone, purple like that horizon: through its blush shines the star of evening. Her steady eyes I cannot picture; they are clear -- they are deep as lakes -- they are lifted and full of worship -- they tremble with the softness of love and the lustre of prayer. Her forehead has the expanse of a cloud, and is paler than the early moon, risen long before dark gathers: she reclines her bosom on the ridge of Stilbro' Moor; her mighty hands are joined beneath it. So kneeling, face to face she speaks with God. That Eve is Jehova's daughter, as Adam was His son.”

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Source : Shirley

193. “Do not allow the opinions of others to oppress you.”

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194. “Chastity ... has, even now, a religious importance in a woman's life, and has so wrapped itself round with nerves and instincts that to cut it free and bring it to the light of day demands courage of the rarest.”

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Source : A Room of One's Own

195. “Jupiter: I am not your king, impudent larva? Who then has created you?Orestes: You. But you should not have created me free.”

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Source : The Flies

196. “In the end there is nothing to be done but to state clearly what has been done, without shame or regret, and say: Here I am, and this is what I am. Now deal with me as you see fit. That is your right. Mine is to stand by the act, and pay the price.You do what you must do, and pay for it. So in the end all things are simple.”

Tags : Free Will Judgment Penance Responsibility Self Determination
Author : Ellis Peters
Source : Brother Cadfael's Penance

197. “There is no sin unless through a man's own will, and hence the reward when we do right things also of our own will."(Against Fortunatus)”

Tags : Free Will Salvation Self Determination Sin
Source : The Manichean Debate: The Works of Saint Augustine

198. “Freedom is the brevity to resist detrimental act.”

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Source : Think Great: Be Great!

199. “Some say that to believe in destiny is to dismiss the role of free will. That self-determination cannot prevail in the presence of fate. When the truth is, the only part of destiny we can control is the fate we choose for another.”

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Author : Emily Thorne

200. “Reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that's being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.”

Tags : Environment Freedom Intellectual Freedom Mind Self Determination
Source : History Ends in Green: Gaia, Psychedelics and the Archaic Revival