quote by Ignatius of Loyola

Occupy yourself in beholding and bewailing your own imperfections rather than contemplating the imperfections of others.

— Ignatius of Loyola

Controversy Occupy Yourself quotations

Nature, philosophy and social issues are the three things that always occupy my mind. You do not have any power over others but can only change yourself.

Occupy yourself, and you will be out of harm's way.

When you're dealing with killing people and things that are upsetting, that can be a delicate place to occupy yourself for a day.

Perhaps I'm old and tired, but I always think that the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say hang the sense of it and just keep yourself occupied.

For if the proper study of mankind is man, it is evidently more sensible to occupy yourself with the coherent, substantial and significant creatures of fiction than with the irrational and shadowy figures of real life.

I think you have to take the man and say to yourself, [Donald Trump] is someone who wants to occupy the Oval Office, where Franklin Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and people who were our president, and I don't think it's just a woman's issue. I think it's an issue that should be of concern to all Americans.

Nobody can make you happy but yourself.

Things occupy us, people occupy us, but they don't make us happy. If we are honest, what makes us happy is to experience spirit.

Conservative concepts believe in little government - take care of yourself, and that makes men who invent things like the constitution! Liberal thought has big government - we'll take care of you - and that creates boys and they create things like Occupy Wall Street! There's a difference between the way men and boys behave.

What is a fear of living? It's being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself - for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don't know what you're here to do, then just do some good.

When you start a political party, you are creating space for yourself.

So many people were shocked when they realized that I was serious and had no interest in occupying any political position, so they started to fall out one by one.

As much as there is joy in writing, there's always the little bit of terror to keep you on edge, on your toes. It is a strange way to occupy yourself - to enjoy your life on a daily basis. There is no guarantee that something great is going to come next.

Knowing yourself now requires the understanding that the conscious you occupies only a small room in the mansion of the brain, and that it has little control over the reality constructed for you.

My hope is that the work is in some way counter-pinup.

A pinup asks you to suspend interest in who the person is and occupy yourself entirely with looking at the body and fantasizing about what you could do with that body, completely ignoring how the person might feel about it.

I've always had to keep the walls in place, and the only way to do that is to keep yourself constantly occupied... From the time I was 8 years old, until I went to college, I worked... There was no social life.

Occupy yourself with what's in your life now.

Address those situations and subjects as fully as possible with your best efforts. That is what produces happiness and clarity and knowledge and power.

To occupy yourself with tasks that are useful to yourself and others, you can get your mind off your problems.

When Israelis in the occupied territories now claim that they have to defend themselves, they are defending themselves in the sense that any military occupier has to defend itself against the population they are crushing. You can't defend yourself when you're militarily occupying someone else's land. That's not defense. Call it what you like, it's not defense.

Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing.

Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it.

Don't be concerned that you have no position; be concerned how you may fit yourself to occupy one. .

A great maxim of personal responsibility and mature achievement: "Do it yourself" is now the enthroned cliche for being occupied with nonessentials.

When you've always worked hard in the theatre, you find that, when you stop playing, at the end of a run, the evenings seem very long indeed. You have to find something to keep yourself occupied with because you're so used to gearing yourself up to that eight o'clock curtain, but to find any kind of real, absorbing alternative is impossible. Nobody is as interesting to spend an evening with as a really good part.

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