quote by Noel Tichy

Too many people are confusing charisma with autocrat, fat cat. So I think we have to be a little more sophisticated when we hold up or tear down these stereotypes. Whether we call it charisma or not, a leader cannot be self-effacing to the point of being wimpy.

— Noel Tichy

Most Powerful Self Effacement quotations

I am thinking of the onion again. . . . Not self-righteous like the proletarian potato, nor a siren like the apple. No show-off like the banana. But a modest, self-effacing vegetable, questioning, introspective, peeling itself away, or merely radiating halos like ripples.

Self effacement 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.

So much of my life has been about self-effacement, pretense, masquerading, concealment, and indirection.

Self effacement quote We are what we believe we are.
We are what we believe we are.

Women are always self-effacing and self-denying.

There's a term that enrages me, and I always used to swear that I'd never play characters described that way. The term is "long-suffering."

I think growing up in Indiana prepares anyone for a life in comedy.

I do feel like there is a certain kind of self-effacing cynicism among all Hoosiers.

To reach perfection, we must all pass, one by one, through the death of self-effacement.

Self effacement 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!

... photography, like all camera-made images such as film and video, effaces the marks of its making (and maker) at the click of a shutter. A photograph appears to be self-generated - as though it had created itself.

The larger the ego, the less the need for other egos around.

The more modest, humble, and self-effacing we feel, the more we suffer from solitude, feeling ourselves inadequate company.

Evan Handler is not only a fine actor, he’s a damn good writer.

It’s Only Temporary is wise and funny and as righteously indignant as it is endearingly self-effacing. In what may be a literary first, the book actually left me wanting more.

Self effacement 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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Being humble does not mean being weak, reticent, or self-effacing.

It means recognizing principle and putting it ahead of self. It means standing firmly for principle, even in the fact of opposition.

... most of all the actor will love the boys and girls, the men and women, who sit in the cheapest seats, in the very last row of the top gallery. They have given more than they can afford to come. In the most self-effacing spirit of fellowship they are listening to catch every word, watching to miss no slightest gesture or expression. To save his life the actor cannot help feeling these nearest and dearest. He cannot help wishing to do his best for them. He cannot help loving them best of all.

Those who are silent, self-effacing and attentive become the recipients of confidences.

Self effacement 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.

You should never try irony or self-effacing humour.

The people in Miami are so different from anywhere else I've been in America.

They're so down to earth, really friendly, and quite self-effacing, with a good sense of humor. I'm not saying other parts of America don't have a sense of humor, but Miami maybe has to have a really good sense of humor for lots of different reasons, and it works. It works for me.

In many ways, I've chosen to be plain, almost too plain, too self-effacing.

Like, if I record a vocal and I don't like the way it sounds, I would have them turn it up and take the reverb off it to make it as plain as possible.

Self effacement 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.

Charity is a cop-out so traditionally female in its apparent self-effacement that there seems resonant comfort in it. We're no longer supposed to serve the imaginations of men who have dominated us. We are to give up ourselves instead to those whose suffering is greater than our own. Looking down is just as distorting as looking up and as dangerous in perpetuating hierarchies.

My readers often say to me, 'If we lived next door to each other, we'd be best friends.' That is precisely what I wanted to say to smart, funny, self-effacing Ellen McCarthy after I finished reading The Real Thing. I loved every lesson laid out in a book that wouldn't dare to call itself a field guide to marriage but amounts to as much on every page. This is a deeply useful little book.

One thing Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't is self-effacing.

Everything has to be the biggest. His money, his muscles, his movies and his machines.

Self effacement 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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Writers and painters have a medium that can foster self-effacements.

Actors haven't. An actor can't hide himself behind paper or canvas. If you're not there your art's not there. That's why we actors are often such self-centered objects.

I know of scarcely anything so apt to impress the imagination as the wonderful form of cosmic order expressed by the "Law of Frequency of Error." The law would have been personified by the Greeks and deified, if they had known of it. It reigns with serenity and in complete self-effacement, amidst the wildest confusion. The huger the mob, and the greater the apparent anarchy, the more perfect is its sway. It is the supreme law of Unreason.

When you live a life devoid of ritual and convention, with honesty and self-effacement, then you are on the road to freedom.

Self effacement quote Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where
Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where your mood doesn't shift based on the insignificant actions of someone else. Don't allow others to control the direction of your life. Don't allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.

A geek is a person, male or female, with an abiding, obsessive, self-effacing, even self-destroying love for something besides status

My enduring feeling about René Lévesque is that if he had chosen to hang me, even as he tightened the rope round my neck, he would have complained about how humiliating it was for him to spring the trapdoor. And then, once I was swinging in the wind, he would blame my ghost for having obliged him to murder, thereby imposing a guilt trip on a sweet, self-effacing, downtrodden Francophone.

If one were searching for the best means to efface and kill in a whole nation the discipline of self-respect, the feeling for what is elevated, he could do no better than take the American newspapers.

Self effacement 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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In regards to being a fashion aficionado, there's a certain amount of taking yourself seriously in the professional world. The self-effacing person can't completely go down the serious road. But I design, and love when things are beautiful.

Until self-effacing men return again to spiritual leadership, we may expect a progressive deterioration in the quality of popular Christianity year after year till we reach the point where the grieved Holy Spirit withdraws - like the Shekinah from the temple.

There comes a point, in literary objectivity, when the author's self- effacement is hard to distinguish from moral cowardice.

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

Ask yourself this: How much deprivation, how much self-effacement must you suffer through before you act on your desire for meaning and fulfillment? Before it’s your turn to thrive in your life, instead of barely surviving it? Some people live their dreams. Why not you?

Humility is just as much the opposite of self-abasement as it is of self-exaltation. To be humble is not to make comparisons. Secure in its reality, the self is neither better nor worse, bigger nor smaller, than anything else in the universe. It is ? is nothing, yet at the same time one with everything. It is in this sense that humility is absolute self-effacement.

She had lost herself somewhere along the frontier between her inventions, her stories, her fantasies and her true self. The boundaries had become effaced, the tracks lost, she had walked into pure chaos, and not a chaos which carried her like the galloping of romantic riders in operas and legends, but which suddenly revealed the stage props: a papier-mâché horse.

Self effacement 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.

The thing you fail to grasp is that people are not basically good.

We are basically selfish. We shove and clamour and cry for adoration, and beat down everyone else to get it. Life is a competition of prattling peacocks enraptured in inane mating rituals. But for all our effacing and self-importance, we are all slaves to what we fear most. You have so very much to learn. Here. Let me teach you.

If you strip away self-effacement, charm and the spirit of mischief-qualities that make determination and ambition tolerable- you're left with a right ar**hole.

When he thought of her, it rather amazed him, that he had let that girl with her violin go. Now, of course, he saw that her self-effacing proposal was quite irrelevant. All she had needed was the certainty of his love, and his reassurance that there was no hurry when a lifetime lay ahead of them. Love and patience- if only he had had them both at once- would surely have seen them both through.

I become more than ever convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of Hussein, the scrupulous regard for pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers and his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle.