We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be –the mythologized epitome of a savage ruthless killer – which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of ourself.

— Farley Mowat

Unique Ourself quotations

We do not know it because we are fooling away our time with outward and perishing things, and are asleep in regard to that which is real within ourself.

The rivalry is with ourself. I try to be better than is possible. I fight against myself, not against the other.

We are all interconnected in a web of kindness from which it is impossible to separate ourself.

When we love someone our love becomes demonstrable or real only through our exertion - through the fact that for that someone (or for ourself) we take an extra step or walk an extra mile. Love is not effortless. To the contrary, love is effortful.

Emptiness is in fact form when we forget the self.

There's nothing in the universe *other* than ourself. Nothing to compare, name, or identify. When it's the only thing there is, how can we talk about it?

Our Jewishness is not a creed, it is ourself, our totality.

Indeed, it may be fairly said that the surest evidence of your lack of seriousness in religion is the fact that your religions are not national, that you are not compromised and dedicated, en masse, to the faith.

Empathy is a special way of coming to know another and ourself, a kind of attuning and understanding. When empathy is extended, it satisfies our needs and wish for intimacy, it rescues us from our feelings of aloneness.

We are at war between consciousness and nature, between the desire for permanence and the fact of flux. It is ourself against ourselves.

I think that the desire to be cruel and to hurt (with words because any other way might be dangerous to ourself) is part of human nature. Parties are battles (most parties), a conversation is a duel (often). Everybody's trying to hurt first, to get in the dig that will make him or her feel superior, feel triumph.

As we lose our vagueness about ourself, our values, our life situation, we become available to the moment. It is there, in the particular, that we contact the creative self. Art lies in the moment of encounter: we meet our truth and we meet ourselves; we meet ourselves and we meet our self-expression .

There is a solitude, which each and every one of us has always carried with him, more inaccessible than the ice-cold mountains, more profound than the midnight sea; the solitude of self. Our inner being, which we call ourself, no eye nor touch of man or angel has ever pierced.

The path to enlightenment is really very simple - all we need to do is stop cherishing ourself and learn to cherish others. All other spiritual realisations will naturally follow from this.

Christianity teaches us to love our neighbor as ourself; modern society acknowledges no neighbor.

When we are happy, those around us will be happy, and in turn, those around them will also start to feel the same way. We always have to start with ourself, and the best place to start is to do what makes you feel joyful.

The soul is so far from being a monad that we have not only to interpret other souls to ourself but to interpret ourself to ourself.

If we don't occupy ourself with everything, then peaceful mind will have nowhere to abide.

True love always brings joy to ourself and the one we love.

If our love does not bring joy to both of us, it is not true love.

When the soul knows the love of God by the Holy Spirit, then he clearly feels that the Lord is our own Father, the closest, dearest Father, the best. And there is not greater happiness that to love God with all the mind and heart, and our neighbor as ourself. And when this love is in the soul, then all things bring joy to the soul.

The one person who will never leave us, whom we will never lose, is ourself.

Learning to love our female selves is where our search for love must begin.

The path to self-esteem lies in getting over yourself.

There is nothing to esteem about our smaller dramas; it's our commitment to something beyond ourselves that is truly estimable to ourself and others.

That is why we need to travel. If we don't offer ourself to the unknown, our senses dull. Our world becomes small and we lose our sense of wonder. Our eyes don't lift to the horizon; our ears don't hear the sounds around us. The edge is off our experience, and we pass our days in a routine that is both comfortable and limiting. We wake up one day and find that we have lost our dreams in order to protect our days.

So we take a lot of pride in that. It's really on us to turn this thing around. I think this last month we've done just that. We've pointed ourself in the direction that we want to be, and I think we're starting to head towards that. Right now we're in a nice rhythm.

It's normal for human beings to identify with their own separate self.

The problem is that we get caught in that notion of ourself as a separate individual and caught in that individual self's agenda.

We can witness it, but we stay in a space within ourself that is connected to a more authentic part of ourselves. That is what the warning is about.

The proper use of comments is to compensate for our failure to express ourself in code.

We can all live under the Constitution and all express ourself in radically different ways and not control each other.

When one in three Black men are in prison, those larger systemic injustices become a part of what it means to love our neighbor as ourself. We care about dismantling institutional racism. That begins in relationships when you see injustice happen.

It was stupidity that forced us to discard anything that did not conform with ourself - reflective expectations.

To understand ourself, we must understand our "selves," or the parts of us that motivate our thoughts, decisions, and behaviors.

People say, 'Oh, you don't like China?' No, I love them.

But their leaders are much smarter than our leaders, and we can't sustain ourself with that.

Love is the image of ourself until ourself destroys us.

The more we want certain situations, the more we find ourself stuck in situations we do not want.

Just be real with yourself right now. We beat ourself.

We meet no Stranger, but Ourself.