If someone can prove me wrong and show me my mistake in any thought or action, I shall gladly change. I seek the truth, which never harmed anyone: the harm is to persist in one's own self-deception and ignorance.— Marcus Aurelius
Reckoning Self Harm quotations
Is the beam from a lighthouse affected by howling wind and rain? It remains perfectly steadfast and unaffected by the storm. Your true self is like that. Nothing can ever harm you once you are consciously aware that it is so.
Sometimes I even cut myself to see how much it bleeds It's like adrenaline, the pain is such a sudden rush for me.
If you know yourself, then you'll not be harmed by what is said about you.
There's something called the physiology of forgiveness.
Being unable to forgive other people's faults is harmful to one's health.
Other times, I look at my scars and see something else: a girl who was trying to cope with something horrible that she should never have had to live through at all. My scars show pain and suffering, but they also show my will to survive. They're part of my history that'll always be there.
I may not be in control of anything else, but I am in control of my body.
You have so much pain inside yourself that you try & hurt yourself on the outside because you want help.
My body is a journal in a way. It's like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something, a specific time in your life when you make a mark on yourself, whether you do it yourself with a knife or with a professional tattoo artist.
...occasionally I wished I could walk through a picture window and have the sharp, broken shards slash me to ribbons so I would finally look like I felt.
A pill to make you numb A pill to make you dumb A pill to make you anybody else But all the drugs in this world Won't save her from herself.
I know that isn't always easy and that there is self-harm in the world.
Sometimes it's hard for people to rise above things.
There is only one effective antidote for mental suffering and that is physical pain.
A thoroughly good relationship with ourselves results in being still, which doesn't mean we don't run and jump and dance about. It means there's no compulsiveness. We don't overwork, overeat, oversmoke, overseduce. In short, we begin to stop causing harm.
I seek the truth...it is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance that does harm.
My scars show pain and suffering, but they also show my will to survive.
They're part of my history that'll always be there.
Would you carry a razor, in case, just in case of depression?
If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one ever was truly harmed. Harmed is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance.
When I was younger, I did self-mutilate.
I'd be upset, so I'd do it, & it would calm me down. It's a horrible way to feel better. But there are two parts of your brain - one that really wants to destroy the other. & sometimes the idea of self-destruction is very romantic. I got over that.
Beware of self-righteousness in every possible shape and form.
Some people get as much harm from their "virtues" as others do from their sins.
I think that's all a form of wanting to let go, of wanting to get out.
.. It's not something easily described or understood.
Delia's arms were inscribed with a grid of self- inflicted wounds, an intricate text of self-loathing
The societal pursuit of high self-esteem for everyone may literally end up doing considerable harm.
When a man has reverence for life, he will never do anything to harm, hinder or destroy life. Instead he bends every effort to help life to fulfill its highest destiny. He strives to maintain, enhance and assist life to make the most of itself.
Withholding love is a form of self-sabotage, as what we withhold from others we are withholding from ourselves.
Yes, there was something special about me, and I knew what it was.
I was the kind of girl they found dead in a hall bedroom with an empty bottle of sleeping pills in her hand.
Never praise a sister to a sister, in the hope of your compliments reaching the proper ears, and so preparing the way for you later on. Sisters are women first, and sisters afterwards; and you will find that you do yourself harm.
There were times I felt so anxious, almost like I was crawling out of my skin, that if I didn't do something physical to match the way I felt inside, I would explode. I cut myself to take my mind off that. I just didn't care what happened. I had no fear.
Nothing is more harmful to the world than a martial art that is not effective in actual self-defense.
I know there are some voices calling for a punitive deal that punishes Britain.
That would be an act of calamitous self-harm for the countries of Europe, and it would not be the act of a friend.
Persecution cannot harm him who stands by Truth.
Did not Socrates fall proudly a victim in body? Was not Paul stoned for the sake of the Truth? It is our inner selves that hurt us when we disobey it, and it kills us when we betray it.
Some people go shopping - I cut myself.
Men are less hesitant about harming someone who makes himself loved than one who makes himself feared because love is held together by a chain of obligation which, since men are wretched creatures, is broken on every occasion in which their own interests are concerned; but fear is sustained by dread of punishment which will never abandon you.
Hush little baby, Dont you cry, Dont cut your arms, Dont say goodbye.
Put down that razor, Put down that light, It maybe hard but, You'll win this fight.
The woman is perfected. Her dead Body wears the smile of accomplishment.