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Self-Reliance Quotes

God loves to help him who strives to help himself.

Author: Aeschylus

Profession: Greek Dramatist

The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.

Author: St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)

Profession: Italian Scholastic Philosopher and Theologian

No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.

Author: Demosthenes

Profession: Greek Orator

No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

This gives force to the strong -- that the multitude have no habit of self-reliance or original action.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.

Author: Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)

Profession: Norwegian Dramatist

If it is to be, it is up to me.

Author: William H. Johnsen

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Help yourself, and Heaven will help you.

Author: Jean De La Fontaine (1621-1695)

Profession: French Poet

God helps them that help themselves.

Author: Proverb

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At the bottom no one in life can help anyone else in life; this one experiences over and over in every conflict and every perplexity: that one is alone. That isn't as bad as it may first appear; and again it is the best thing in life that each should have everything in himself; his fate, his future, his whole expanse and world.

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)

Profession: German Poet

No one can be great, or good, or happy except through the inward efforts of themselves.

Author: Frederick W. Robertson

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Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one's own person is its ultimate reward.

Author: Patricia Sampson

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God the almighty and all terrible, who expects us to do something to help ourselves.

Author: Dorothy Serrity

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