Self Reliance Quotes

Most popular self-reliance quotes

In wisdom be a lamp, a light unto yourself.
Be a light unto yourself.
If you never budge, don't expect a push.

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The gods help them that help themselves.
Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.


Poetry is to be found nowhere unless we carry it within us.
If you let other people do it for you, they will do it to you.
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.


Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie,
Which we ascribe to heaven.
I think it's a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one's help.
Let me not look for allies in life's battlefield but to my own strength.
If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
As one goes through life one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move.
You can't expect to make a place in the sun for yourself if you keep taking refuge under the family tree.

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No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
To ensure moral salvation, it is primarily necessary to depend on oneself, because in the moment of peril we are alone.
When someone is self-sufficient, when he has all the answers to all the questions, it's a sign that God is not with him.


God has placed in each soul an apostle to lead us upon the illumined path.  Yet many seek life from without, unaware that it is within them.
It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, "Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm."
It is hard work to control the workings of inclination and turn the bent of nature; but that it may be done, I know from experience. God has given us, in a measure, the power to make our own fate.