Self-Reliance Quotes, Best Quotes on Self-Reliance

Three men, are my friends-he that loves, he that hates me and he that is indifferent to me. Who loves me, teaches me tenderness, who hates me, teaches me caution, who is indifferent to me, teaches me self-reliance.


First learn to love yourself and then you can love me.

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Man must first be restored to himself, that making in himself as it were a stepping stone, he may rise thence and he borne up to God.

St. Augustine

Learning how to be strong, intelligent and balanced; how to resist fatigue, how to avoid making oneself detestable to others is no less essential than eating, sleeping, studing at school or working in the office, farm or factory.

Alexis Carrel

Self-love is not opposed to the love of other people. You cannot really love yourself and do yourself a favour without doing other people a favour or vice versa.

Karl Menninger

Self help is the capacity to stand on one's legs without anybody's help. This does not mean indifference to or rejection of outside elp, but it means the capacity to be at peace with oneself, to preserve one's self-respect, when outside help is not forthcoming or is refused.