God loves to help him who strives to help himself.
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.
Profession: Greek Orator
No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.
Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.
This gives force to the strong -- that the multitude have no habit of self-reliance or original action.
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
Help yourself, and Heaven will help you.
Author: Jean De La Fontaine (1621-1695)
Profession: French Poet
God helps them that help themselves.
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
Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one's own person is its ultimate reward.
Author: Patricia Sampson
God the almighty and all terrible, who expects us to do something to help ourselves.
Author: Dorothy Serrity