Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach. Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. Perhaps it is everywhere - on water and land.— Walt Whitman
Powerful Self Reliance quotations
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.
The Lord continues to empty us in order to teach us to lay aside all self-reliance, that we may cling to Christ alone.
Promises that you make to yourself are often like the Japanese plum tree - they bear no fruit.
We are what we believe we are.
Every form of true education trains the student in self-reliance
What is work? Work is struggle. There are difficulties and problems in those places for us to overcome and solve. We go there to work and struggle to overcome these difficulties. A good comrade is one who is more eager to go where the difficulties are greater.
Have good trust in yourself, not in the One that you think you should be, but in the One that you are.
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!
There are very many characteristics which go into making a model civil servant.
Prominent among them are probity, industry, good sense, good habits, good temper, patience, order, courtesy, tact, self-reliance, many deference to superior officers, and many consideration for inferiors.
The great test of life is to see whether we will hearken to and obey God's commands in the midst of the storms of life.
What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think.
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.
Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance-you can push yourself to extremes and learn the harsh reality of your physical and mental limitations or coast quietly down a solitary path watching the earth spin beneath your feet.
For over forty years, in a spirit of love, members of the Church have been counseled to be thrifty and self-reliant; to avoid debt; pay tithes and a generous fast offering; be industrious; and have sufficient food, clothing, and fuel on hand to last at least one year. Today there are compelling reasons to reemphasize this counsel.
We become converted and spiritually self-reliant as we prayerfully live our covenants-through worthily partaking of the sacrament, being worthy of a temple recommend, and sacrificing to serve others.
Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
Disaster mitigation... increases the self reliance of people who are at risk - in other words, it is empowering.
It's so important to believe in yourself.
Believe that you can do it, under any circumstances. Because if you believe you can, then you really will. That belief just keeps you searching for the answers, and then pretty soon you get it.
The past is over... forget it. The future holds hope... reach for it.
I lost myself trying to please everyone else. Now I'm losing everyone while I'm finding myself.
Self-reliance is the best defence against the pressures of the moment.
What exactly is success? For me it is to be found not in applause, but in the satisfaction of feeling that one is realizing one's ideal.
Technology has a shadow side. It accounts for real progress in medicine, but has also hurt it in many ways, making it more impersonal, expensive and dangerous. The false belief that a safety net of sophisticated drugs and machines stretches below us, permitting risky or lazy lifestyle choices, has undermined our spirit of self-reliance.
If you want to improve you self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.
The best help that benevolence and philanthropy can give is that which induces everybody to help himself.
The list of qualities (an investor should have) include patience, self-reliance, common sense, a tolerance for pain, open-mindedness, detachment, persistence, humility, flexibility, a willingness to do independent research, an equal willingness to admit mistakes, and the ability to ignore general panic.
Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people.
Action, self-reliance, the vision of self and the future have been the only means by which the oppressed have seen and realized the light of their own freedom.
Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.
You will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it.
How can we give if there is nothing there?.
.. Support and understanding cannot come from the emotionally starved. Teaching cannot come from the unlearned. And most important of all, spiritual guidance cannot come from the spiritually weak.
Parents and educators need to establish a culture in which security and clarity of expectations are balanced with the encouragement of playfulness, inquisitiveness and self reliance.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
You can't get old without living.
In times of difficulty we must not lose sight of our achievements, must see the bright future and must pluck up our courage.
Who you become is infinitely more important than what you do, or what you have.
The wealth of society is created by the workers, peasants and working intellectuals. If they take their destiny into their own hands, follow a Marxist-Leninist line and take an active attitude in solving problems instead of evading them, there will be no difficulty in the world which they cannot overcome.
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.
God helps them that help themselves.
Everything you need, you courage, strength, compassion and love; everything you need is already within you.
Character is far more important than intellect in making a man a good citizen or successful at his calling- meaning by character not only such qualities as honesty and truthfulness, but courage, perseverance and self-reliance.
There is always a better way.
One has to discover everything for oneself. And get over it all alone.
I'd rather die my way than live yours.
Many more people could ride out the storm-tossed waves in their economic lives if they had their year's supply of food…and were debt-free. Today we find that many have followed this counsel in reverse: they have at least a year's supply of debt and are food-free.