Self Determination Quotes

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Up to a point a man's life is shaped by environment, heredity, and movements and changes in the world about him; then there comes a time when it lies within his grasp to shape the clay of his life into the sort of thing he wishes to be.
In the treatment of anxiety, a proper understanding of sovereignty is huge. Anxiety is often the consequence of perceived chaos. If we sense we are victims of unseen, turbulent, random forces, we are troubled.


We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones.  Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man's features, and meanness or sensuality to imbrute them.


The formula is simple: Perceived control creates calm. Lack of control gives birth to fear.


My view is that to sit back and let fate play its hand out and never influence it is not the way man was meant to operate.

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Pray to God for a good harvest, but don't stop hoeing.


Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you.
Fate and self-help share equally in shaping our destiny.

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You have power over your mind—not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.


A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.

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Be a lamp to yourself. Be your own confidence. Hold to the truth within yourself, as to the only truth.
The Vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the Vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.

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