quote by Sally Mann

I like to make people a little uncomfortable. It encourages them to examine who they are and why they think the way they do.

— Sally Mann

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Self examination 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 greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination.

There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination.

Self examination quote We are what we believe we are.

We are what we believe we are.

If you know yourself, then you'll not be harmed by what is said about you.

To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air.

Let America realize that self-scrutiny is not treason. Self-examination is not disloyalty.

Self examination 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!

Some of the things you believe were never true.

They were someone else's fears. Give yourself a chance to examine your thoughts. Change those that are negative. You are deserving.

I think therapy is a rather misguided notion of capitalist societies whereby the self-indulgent examination of one's life supersedes the actual living of said life.

Keep from prying into other people's affairs, for such prying gives occasion for slander, judgment, and other grievous sins. Why do you need to be concerned about others? Know and examine your own self.

Self examination 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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When you see a worthy person, endeavor to emulate him.

When you see an unworthy person, then examine your inner self.

Living simply is not about living in poverty or self-inflicted deprivation.

It's about living an examined life where one has determined what is truly important and enough … and then just let go of all the rest.

When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self.

Self examination 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.

Long before we understand ourselves through the process of self-examination, we understand ourselves in a self-evident way in the family, society and state in which we live.

You must be willing to examine and explore your dark side.

You must acknowledge how bad you can be and how horribly unloving you can behave. When you know how deep and dark your dark side is, it helps you stand a little taller in the light.

Nothing will make us so charitable and tender to the faults of others, as, by self-examination, thoroughly to know our own.

Self examination 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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It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of individual's and society's self-deception.

The life which is not examined is not worth living.

Let mystery have its place in you ; do not be always turning up your whole soil with the ploughshare of self-examination, but leave a little fallow corner in your heart ready for any seed the winds may bring.

Self examination 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.

There are times when those eyes inside your brain stare back at you.

Assurance is not to be obtained so much by self-examination as by action

The symptoms and the illness are not the same thing.

The illness exists long before the symptoms. Rather than being the illness, the symptoms are the beginning of its cure. The fact that they are unwanted makes them all the more a phenomenon of grace — a gift of God, a message from the unconscious.

Self examination 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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If any speak ill of thee, fly home to thy own conscience and examine thy heart.

If thou art guilty, it is a just correction; if not guilty, it is a fair instruction.

I don't write books because I have answers.

I write books because I have questions. What we are is the questions that we ask, not the answers that we provide. It's all about the process of self-examination. I think that's what the best writing always contains.

If we examine every stage of our lives, we find that from our first breath to our last we are under the constraint of circumstances. And yet we still possess the greatest of all freedoms, the power of developing our innermost selves in harmony with the moral order of the universe, and so winning peace of heart whatever obstacles we meet.

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

Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.

What does a life of total dedication to truth mean? It means, first of all, a life of continuous and never-ending stringent self-examination. We know the world only through our relationship to it. Therefore, to know the world, we must not only examine it but we must simultaneously examine the examiner.

Examining your thoughts is an important part of the practice of self-reflections

Being a breast cancer survivor, as I like to call myself - it will be twenty years next year - I did it to make it possible for women to do regular self breast examinations. It's really important - and, it makes common sense: you know your body better than the doctor does who only sees you once a year, you know?

Self examination 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.

Most novelists I know went through a period of intense self-examination and self-loathing after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. I certainly did.

By these things examine thyself. By whose rules am I acting; in whose name; in whose strength; in whose glory? What faith, humility, self-denial, and love of God and to man have there been in all my actions?

Having children made me go down a road of serious introspection and self-examination. I think it's informed and hopefully enhanced my creativity.

Self examination 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.

Scientists make mistakes. Accordingly, it is the job of the scientist to recognize our weakness, to examine the widest range of opinions, to be ruthlessly self-critical. Science is a collective enterprise with the error-correction machinery often running smoothly.

Courage, I now see, is a journey involving self-doubt and self-examination, with the end never in sight.

Psychoanalysis is an attempt to examine a person's self-justifications.

Hence it can be undertaken only with the patient's cooperation and can succeed only when the patient has something to gain by abandoning or modifying his system of self-justification.

Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is like a great liberation.

But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle.

You can't talk about truth without talking about learning how to die because it's precisely by learning how to die, examining yourself and transforming your old self into a better self, that you actually live more intensely and critically and abundantly.

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