quote by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Anger, resentment, envy, and self-pity are wasteful reactions. They greatly drain one's time. They sap energy better devoted to productive endeavors.

— Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Self,pity quote Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your p

Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.

There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.

Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics;

it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.

Self,pity quote We are what we believe we are.

We are what we believe we are.

The true Christian reaction to suffering and sorrow is not the attitude of self-pity, fatalism or resentment; it is the spirit which takes life's difficulties as a God given opportunity, and regards its troubles as a sacred trust, and wears the thorns as a crown.

Self pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics;

it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.

Fear is a habit, so is self pity, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and resignation. You can eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves: I can and I will.

Self,pity quote Success - See your goal; Understand the obstacles; Create a positive mental pict

Success - See your goal; Understand the obstacles; Create a positive mental picture; Clear your mind of self doubt; Embrace the challenge; Stay on track; Show the world you can do it!

Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat... Never take yourself too seriously.

They who have no central purpose in their life fall an easy prey to petty worries, fears, troubles, and self-pitying, all of which are indications of weakness, which lead, just as surely as deliberately planned sins (though by a different route), to failure, unhappiness, and loss, for weakness cannot persist in a power evolving universe.

Ignorance, intolerance, egotism, self-assertion, opaque perception, dense and pitiful chuckle headedness - and an almost pathetic unconsciousness of it all, that is what I was at nineteen and twenty.

Self,pity quote Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want

Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.

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You are being self-pitying." "I'm nearly done. You don't have much more of this to bear." "I like you better this way." "Crushed and broken," Gansey said. "Just the way women like 'em.

It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.

Self,pity quote Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.

Try to avoid complaints. Self-pity even when legitimate never fails to undermine your strength.

Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption.

The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow. Awareness of others is a healthy antidote to this self-focus.

O my soul, what are you doing? Are you not aware that God sees you always? You can never hide yourself from His sight. O Father, have pity on us because we are blind and in darkness. Drive out the darkness and give me light. Melt the ice of my self-love and kindle in me the fire of Your charity.

Self,pity quote I lost myself trying to please everyone else. Now I'm losing everyone while I'm

I lost myself trying to please everyone else. Now I'm losing everyone while I'm finding myself.

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If someone decides they're not going to be happy, it's not your problem.

You don't have to spend your time and energy trying to cheer up someone who has already decided to stay in a bad mood. Believe it or not, you can actually hurt people by playing into their self-pity.

Identity is not inherent. It is shaped by circumstance and sensitivity and resistance to self-pity.

Self-pity is the bestiality of emotions: it absolutely disgusts people.

When you're feeling pity for yourself, and somebody says to you 'You think maybe it's time for the pity party to be over? You should stop feeling sorry for yourself and try to think positive,' it makes you wish you could saw their head off.

Self,pity quote If you want to improve you self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.

If you want to improve you self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.

Prayer makes a godly man, and puts within him "the mind of Christ," the mind of humility, of self-surrender, of service, of pity, and of prayer. If we really pray, we will become more like God, or else we will quit praying.

So if I were talking to a young writer, I would recommend the cultivation of extreme indifference to both praise and blame because praise will lead you to vanity, and blame will lead you to self-pity, and both are bad for writers.

There's only one rule you need to remember: laugh at everything and foget everybody else! It sound egotistical, but it's actually the only cure for those suffering from self-pity.

Self,pity quote Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.

Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.

I'm not going to wallow in self-pity and not live my life.

There are always going to be some falls in life for everybody, no matter what career you have. You have to roll with the punches and keep going.

Shake off the self-pity, shake off the defeat and get ready for God to do something new. He is going to pay you back for every injustice.

The idolatry the exists in a man's heart always wants to lead him away from his Savior and back to self-reliance no matter how pitiful that self-reliance is or how many times it has betrayed him.

Self,pity quote Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.

Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is.

How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self.

I tell people to monitor their self-pity. Self-pity is very unattractive.

Praise will lead you to vanity, and blame will lead you to self-pity, and both are bad for writers.

Self,pity quote Who you become is infinitely more important than what you do, or what you have.

Who you become is infinitely more important than what you do, or what you have.

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Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.

What you are comes to you.

Self-pity is... a sinkhole from which no rescuing hand can drag you because you have chosen to sink.

Self,pity quote Be what you you want to be, not what other want to see

Be what you you want to be, not what other want to see

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I pity bashful men, who feel the pain Of fancied scorn and undeserved disdain, And bear the marks upon a blushing face, OF needless shame, and self-impos'd disgrace.

There is no room on the golf course for anger or self-pity.

That is the challenge Companion. To take what has happened to you and learn from it. Nothing is quite so destructive as pity, especially self-pity. No event in life is so terrible that one cannot rise above it.

The best of our theater is standing on tiptoe, striving to see over the shoulders of father and mother. The worst is exploiting and wallowing in the self-pity of adolescence and obsessive keyhole sexuality. The way out, as the poet says, is always through.

It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment, which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.

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