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Denying Self Sayings By Rowan Williams: A doctrine like that of the Trinity tells us that the very life of God A doctrine like that of the Trinity tells us that the very life of God is a yielding or giving-over into the life of an Other, a 'negation' in the sense of refusing to settle for the idea that normative life or personal identity is to be conceived in terms of self-enclosed and self-sufficient units. The negative is associated with the 'ek-static', the discovery of identity in self-transcending relation. And accordingly, theology itself has to speak in a mode that encourages us to question ourselves, to deny ourselves, in the sense of denying systems and concepts that are the comfortable possession of individual minds. — Rowan Williams
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Denying Self Sayings By Umberto Eco: He who laughs does not believe in what he laughs at, but neither does he He who laughs does not believe in what he laughs at, but neither does he hate it. Therefore, laughing at evil means not preparing oneself to combat it, and laughing at good means denying the power through which good is self-propagating. — Umberto Eco
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Denying Self Sayings By Susie Orbach: For a young woman today, developing femininity successfully requires meeting three basic demands. The first For a young woman today, developing femininity successfully requires meeting three basic demands. The first of these is that she must defer to others, the second that she must anticipate and meet the needs of others, and the third, that she must seek self-definition through connection with another. The consequences of these requirements frequently mean that in denying themselves, women are unable to develop an authentic sense of their needs or a feeling of entitlement for their desires. Preoccupied with others' experience and unfamiliar with their own needs, women come to depend on the approval of those to whom they give. The imperative of affiliation, the culture demand that a woman must define herself through association with another, means that many aspects of self are under-developed, producing insecurity and a shaky sense of self. Under the competent carer who gives to the world lives a hungry, deprived and needy little girl who is unsure and ashamed of her desires and wants. — Susie Orbach
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Denying Self Sayings By Iyanla Vanzant: Nothing destroys self-worth, self-acceptance and self-love faster than denying what you feel. Without feelings, you Nothing destroys self-worth, self-acceptance and self-love faster than denying what you feel. Without feelings, you would not know where you are in life. Nor would you know what areas you need to work on. Honor your feelings. Allow yourself to feel them. — Iyanla Vanzant
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Denying Self Sayings By Ian McEwan: But now came another old theme: self-blame. She was selfish, crabbed, drily ambitious. Pursuing her But now came another old theme: self-blame. She was selfish, crabbed, drily ambitious. Pursuing her own ends, pretending to herself that her career was not in essence self-gratification, denying an existence to two or three warm and talented individuals. Had her children lived, it would have been shocking to think they might not have. And so here was her punishment, to face this disaster alone, without sensible grown-up children, concerned and phoning, downing tools and rallying round for urgent kitchen-table conferences, talking sense to their stupid father, bringing him back. But would she take him in? — Ian McEwan
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Denying Self Sayings By Deepak Chopra: When we find delight in another person, we've actually found something joyful inside ourselves that When we find delight in another person, we've actually found something joyful inside ourselves that involves a shift in our awareness, a shift in our perception, because the same person is not necessarily attractive to other people.In relationship, whenever we're drawn to someone or repelled by someone, they're both mirrors of the self. We're attracted to people in whom we find traits that we want or desire in our own selves. And we are repelled by people in whom we find traits that we're denying in ourselves. So relationship is a true mirror of where we are in our evolution in consciousness. — Deepak Chopra
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Denying Self Sayings By Charles Bridges: It is not easy to overcome our natural love of ease, our indisposition to self-denying It is not easy to overcome our natural love of ease, our indisposition to self-denying devotedness, and our false tenderness in flinching from the declaration of unpalatable truths. — Charles Bridges
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Denying Self Sayings By Jacob Nordby: False humility is a form of psychosis which was imprinted on most of us since False humility is a form of psychosis which was imprinted on most of us since birth. It is a mental illness because it locks us in a victim state of keeping our light turned down, denying who we really are and silently begging for permission to simply show up as ourselves in the world. But there is good news. This is a jail whose lock is broken. We can walk free whenever we know the truth, and by so doing we show others an example of an end to madness. An example of freedom. — Jacob Nordby
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Denying Self Sayings By Richard Yates: It depressed him to consider how much energy he had wasted, over the years, in It depressed him to consider how much energy he had wasted, over the years, in the self-denying posture of apology. From now on, whatever else his life might hold, there would be no more apologies. — Richard Yates
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Denying Self Sayings By R.A. Torrey: We are not saved by denying self, or taking up our cross, or doing anything We are not saved by denying self, or taking up our cross, or doing anything else, we are saved by simply believing in Jesus. — R.A. Torrey
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Denying Self Sayings By Gerald G. May: I think the greater danger is that those who think they understand the process [of I think the greater danger is that those who think they understand the process [of overcoming our attachments] are likely to try to make it happen on their own by engaging in false austerities and love-denying self-deprivations. They will not wait for God's timing; they will rush ahead of grace. I have seen it happen when ascetic practices have become overinstitutionalized, and I have engaged in it myself when I thought I could engineer my own salvation. It does not work. — Gerald G. May
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Denying Self Sayings By Friedrich Nietzsche: The peculiar, withdrawn attitude of the philosopher, world denying, hostile to life, suspicious of the The peculiar, withdrawn attitude of the philosopher, world denying, hostile to life, suspicious of the senses, freed from sensuality, which has been maintained down to the most modern times and has become virtually the philosopher's pose par excellence - is above all a result of the emergency conditions under which philosophy arose and survived at all; for the longest time, philosophy would not have been possible at all on earth without ascetic wraps and cloaks, without an ascetic self-misunderstanding. To put it vividly: the ascetic priest provided until the most modern times the repulsive and gloomy caterpillar form in which alone the philosopher could live and creep about. — Friedrich Nietzsche
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Denying Self Sayings By Evan Dara: the figures are shadow-swept, various, self-involved, and as turbulent as waves, as standing waves ...; the figures are shadow-swept, various, self-involved, and as turbulent as waves, as standing waves ...; and as I look at them, as I curl more tightly into shin-warmth on my preferred bench, I wonder which of these figures, too, are runaways, which of these scudding clumps are the moving forms of runaways ...but runaways whom I don't recognize, whose rightfulness I don't acknowledge: which of these figures am I denying ...; because it would take, I am sure, only a glance, only one shared eye-shudder, for all this to end, for their circumstances suddenly to reverse; it would only take one glance upon them...and one glance from them...; this, then, would be interpenetration, genuine interpenetration, a real refutation of figure and ground...; — Evan Dara
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Denying Self Sayings By A.J. Mendez Brooks: I knew my value because the world seemed to be denying it, and that just I knew my value because the world seemed to be denying it, and that just made me want to prove it even more. — A.J. Mendez Brooks
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Denying Self Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: A man cannot free himself by any self-denying ordinances, neither by water nor potatoes, nor A man cannot free himself by any self-denying ordinances, neither by water nor potatoes, nor by violent possibilities, by refusing to swear, refusing to pay taxes, by going to jail, or by taking another man's crops or squatting on his land. By none of these ways can he free himself; no, nor by paying his debts with money; only by obedience to his own genius. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Denying Self Sayings By F Scott Fitzgerald: After slipping on a negligee and making herself comfortable on the lounge, she became conscious After slipping on a negligee and making herself comfortable on the lounge, she became conscious that she was miserable and that the tears were rolling down her cheeks. She wondered if they were the tears of self-pity, and tried resolutely not to cry, but this existence without hope, without happiness, oppressed her, and she kept shaking her head from side to side, her mouth drawn down tremulously in the corners, as though she were denying the assertion made by some one, somewhere. She did not know that this gesture of hers was years older than history, that, for a hundred generations of men, intolerable and persistent grief has offered that gesture, of denial, of protest, of bewilderment, to something more profound, more powerful than the God made in the image of man, and before which that God, did he exist, would be equally impotent. It is a truth set at the heart of tragedy that this force never explains, never answers - this force intangible as air, more definite than death. — F Scott Fitzgerald
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Denying Self Sayings By Elizabeth Strout: He had been drawn to psychiatry, in spite of his recognition that those who became He had been drawn to psychiatry, in spite of his recognition that those who became psychiatrists did so as a result of their own messed-up childhoods, always looking, looking, looking for the answer in the writings of Freud, Horney, Reich, of why they were the anal, narcissistic, self-absorbed freaks that they were, and yet at the same time denying it, of course - what bullshit he had witnessed among his colleagues, his professors! — Elizabeth Strout
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Denying Self Sayings By Marilyn Vancil: This invitation [to deny oneself] is less about depriving the self, and more about disowning, This invitation [to deny oneself] is less about depriving the self, and more about disowning, or renouncing a relationship with the part of ourself that is not what God created us to be. — Marilyn Vancil
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Denying Self Sayings By David Platt: The price is certainly high for people who don't know Christ and who live in The price is certainly high for people who don't know Christ and who live in a world where Christians shrink back from self-denying faith and settle into self-indulging faith. While Christians choose to spend their lives fulfilling the American dream instead of giving their lives to proclaiming the kingdom of God, literally billions in need of the Gospel remain in the dark — David Platt
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Denying Self Sayings By Adolf Loos: I will not subscribe to the argument that ornament increases the pleasure of the life I will not subscribe to the argument that ornament increases the pleasure of the life of a cultivated person, or the argument which covers itself with the words: "But if the ornament is beautiful! ... " To me, and to all the cultivated people, ornament does not increase the pleasures of life. If I want to eat a piece of gingerbread I will choose one that is completely plain and not a piece which represents a baby in arms of a horserider, a piece which is covered over and over with decoration. The man of the fifteenth century would not understand me. But modern people will. The supporter of ornament believes that the urge for simplicity is equivalent to self-denial. No, dear professor from the College of Applied Arts, I am not denying myself! To me, it tastes better this way. — Adolf Loos
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Denying Self Sayings By Sidney Poitier: Okay listen, you think I'm so inconsequential? Then try this on for size. All those Okay listen, you think I'm so inconsequential? Then try this on for size. All those who see unworthiness when they look at me and are given thereby to denying me value - to you I say, I'm not talking about being AS GOOD as you. I hereby declare myself BETTER than you. — Sidney Poitier
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Denying Self Sayings By Paulo Coelho: There is a name for that pebble: passion. It can be usedto describe the beauty There is a name for that pebble: passion. It can be used
to describe the beauty of an earth-shaking meeting between two people, but it isn't just that.
It's there in the excitement of the unexpected, in the desire to do something with real
fervour, in the certainty that one is going to realise a dream. Passion sends us signals that
guide us through our lives, and it's up to me to interpret those signs.
I would like to believe that I'm in love. With
someone I don't know and who didn't figure in my plans at
all. All these months of self-control, of denying love, have had exactly the opposite result: I
have let myself be swept away by the first person to treat me a little differently. — Paulo Coelho
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Denying Self Sayings By Jon Kabat-Zinn: Symptoms of illness and distress, plus your feelings about them, can be viewed as messengers Symptoms of illness and distress, plus your feelings about them, can be viewed as messengers coming to tell you something important about your body or about your mind. In the old days, if a king didn't like the message he was given, he would sometimes have the messenger killed. This is tantamount to suppressing your symptoms or your feelings because they are unwanted. Killing the messenger and denying the message or raging against it are not intelligent ways of approaching healing. The one thing we don't want to do is to ignore or rupture the essential connections that can complete relevant feedback loops and restore self-regulation and balance. Our real challenge when we have symptoms is to see if we can listen to their message and really hear them and take them to heart, that is, make the connection fully. — Jon Kabat-Zinn
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Denying Self Sayings By Milton Friedman: I want people to take thought about their condition and to recognize that the maintainence I want people to take thought about their condition and to recognize that the maintainence of a free society is a very difficult and complicated thing and it requires a self-denying ordinance of the most extreme kind. It requires a willingness to put up with temporary evils on the basis of the subtle and sophisticated understanding that if you step in to do something about them you not only may make them worse, you will spread your tenticles and get bad results elsewhere. — Milton Friedman
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Denying Self Sayings By Vincent Louis Carrella: Identifying as a writer is a matter of self-acceptance. It's not a thing that can Identifying as a writer is a matter of self-acceptance. It's not a thing that can be given to you, or bestowed upon you. You are a writer if you write. That's it. If what you are seeking is to be acknowledged as a writer by other people, many of them strangers, you're in for a demoralizing journey. It is a silly club where those who have been 'accepted' are loathe to permit others into. It's sort of like how we Americans love denying our own immigrant origins while railing against immigration. — Vincent Louis Carrella
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Denying Self Sayings By N. T. Wright: The radical hermeneutic of suspicion that characterizes all of post-modernity is essentially nihilistic, denying the The radical hermeneutic of suspicion that characterizes all of post-modernity is essentially nihilistic, denying the very possibility of creative or healing love. In the cross and resurrection of Jesus we find the answer: the God who made the world is revealed in terms of a self-giving love that no hermeneutic of suspicion can ever touch, in a Self that found itself by giving itself away, in a Story that was never manipulative but always healing and recreating, and in a Reality that can truly be known, indeed to know which is to discover a new dimension of knowledge, the dimension of loving and being loved. — N. T. Wright
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Denying Self Sayings By Scott Hahn: But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of stress. 2For But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of stress. 2For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3inhuman, implacable, slanderers, profligates, fierce, haters of good, 4treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5holding the form of religion but denying the power of it. Avoid such people. 6For among them — Scott Hahn
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Denying Self Sayings By Brennan Manning: The Good News means we can stop lying to ourselves. The sweet sound of amazing The Good News means we can stop lying to ourselves. The sweet sound of amazing grace saves us from the necessity of self-deception. It keeps us from denying that though Christ was victorious, the battle with lust, greed, and pride still rages within us. — Brennan Manning
Denying Self Sayings By Alexa Land: But then, maybe loneliness didn't have anything to do with how many people we had But then, maybe loneliness didn't have anything to do with how many people we had in our lives. Maybe it was really about how we felt on the inside.

And maybe I should go ahead and let myself feel these things, instead of always trying to push down and deny every negative emotion. Maybe they were just a part of me, and maybe it was okay to not always feel happy and positive. I was forever trying to silence that other part of myself, but maybe I'd feel more whole if I stopped doing that. — Alexa Land
Denying Self Sayings By Audre Lorde: As a Black lesbian feminist comfortable with the many different ingredients of my identity, and As a Black lesbian feminist comfortable with the many different ingredients of my identity, and a woman committed to racial and sexual freedom from oppression, I find I am constantly being encouraged to pluck out some one aspect of myself and present this as the meaningful whole, eclipsing or denying the other parts of self. But this is a destructive and fragmenting way to live. — Audre Lorde
Denying Self Sayings By Israel Shenker: Embracing and rejecting tradition, bound and liberated by faith, torn between obscurantism and reason, self-assured Embracing and rejecting tradition, bound and liberated by faith, torn between obscurantism and reason, self-assured and self-critical, they were a kaleidoscope of fragments, positions held and abandoned, images formed and shattered, God-fearing Jew, God-denying Jew, passionate and indifferent, hero and villain, yea-sayer, nay-sayer. — Israel Shenker
Denying Self Sayings By Trip Lee: Denying self isn't a one-time thing, but a daily task. Denying self isn't a one-time thing, but a daily task. — Trip Lee
Denying Self Sayings By Audre Lorde: I find I am constantly being encouraged to pluck out some one aspect of myself I find I am constantly being encouraged to pluck out some one aspect of myself and present this as the meaningful whole, eclipsing or denying the other parts of self. — Audre Lorde
Denying Self Sayings By Jonathan Edwards: It is not by telling people about ourselves that we demonstrate our Christianity. Words are It is not by telling people about ourselves that we demonstrate our Christianity. Words are cheap. It is by costly, self-denying Christian practice that we show the reality of our faith. — Jonathan Edwards
Denying Self Sayings By N. T. Wright: Following Jesus means denying yourself, saying 'no' to the things that you imagine make up Following Jesus means denying yourself, saying 'no' to the things that you imagine make up your 'self', and finding to your astonishment that the 'self' you get back is more glorious, more joyful than you could have imagined. — N. T. Wright
Denying Self Sayings By Anthony Collins: Apologys for self-evident Truths can never have any effect on those who have so little Apologys for self-evident Truths can never have any effect on those who have so little Sense as to deny them. They are the Foundation of all Reasoning, and the only just Bottom on which Men can proceed in convincing one another of the Truth: and by consequence whoever is capable of denying them, is not in a condition to be informed. — Anthony Collins
Denying Self Sayings By Susan Glaspell: For nothing is so hard to hear as that which is half known, and evaded. For nothing is so hard to hear as that which is half known, and evaded. One never denies so hotly as in denying to one's self what one fears is true, and one never resents so bitterly as in resenting that which one cannot say one has the right to resent. — Susan Glaspell
Denying Self Sayings By Ellen G. White: The impenitent sometimes excuse themselves by saying of professed Christians, "I am as good as The impenitent sometimes excuse themselves by saying of professed Christians, "I am as good as they are. They are no more self-denying, sober, or circumspect in their conduct than I am. They love pleasure and self-indulgence as well as I do." Thus they make the faults of others an excuse for their own neglect of duty. But the sins and defects of others do not excuse anyone, for the Lord has not given us an erring human pattern. The spotless Son of God has been given as our example, and those who complain of the wrong course of professed Christians are the ones who should show better lives and nobler examples. If they have so high a conception of what a Christian should be, is not their own sin so much the greater? They know what is right, and yet refuse to do it. {SC 32.1} — Ellen G. White
Denying Self Sayings By D. A. Carson: God has graciously called us; now we must live up to that calling. That cannot God has graciously called us; now we must live up to that calling. That cannot mean less than that we should become increasingly holy, self-denying, loving, full of integrity, steeped in the knowledge of God and his Word, delighted to trust and obey our heavenly Father. — D. A. Carson
Denying Self Sayings By Jeanette Winterson: Time has no meaning, space and place have no meaning, on this journey. All times Time has no meaning, space and place have no meaning, on this journey. All times can be inhabited, all places visited. In a single day the mind can make a millpond of the oceans. Some people who have never crossed the land they were born on have travelled all over the world. The journey is not linear, it is always back and forth, denying the calender, the wrinkles and lines of the body. The self is not contained in any moment or any place, but it is only in the intersection of moment and place that the self might, for a moment, be seen vanishing through a door, which disappears at once. — Jeanette Winterson
Denying Self Sayings By John R.W. Stott: Self-denial is not denying to ourselves luxuries such as chocolates, cakes, cigarettes and cocktails (although Self-denial is not denying to ourselves luxuries such as chocolates, cakes, cigarettes and cocktails (although it might include this); it is actually denying or disowning ourselves, renouncing our supposed right to go our own way. — John R.W. Stott
Denying Self Sayings By Criss Jami: Confidence turns into pride only when you are in denial of your mistakes. Confidence turns into pride only when you are in denial of your mistakes. — Criss Jami
Denying Self Sayings By Donna Lynn Hope: Anger met with anger only increases enmity rather than diffusing a tense situation. Anger, in Anger met with anger only increases enmity rather than diffusing a tense situation. Anger, in turn, gives birth to hate. In such cases the wisest thing to do is not to engage through emotion. Emotions are self-centered and denying them spares animosity. — Donna Lynn Hope
Denying Self Sayings By T. Thorn Coyle: True listening is never self-effacement. We bring the whole self to the process, rather than True listening is never self-effacement. We bring the whole self to the process, rather than denying self. When we truly listen, we aren't just waiting for someone else to decide something so we can get on with things, or so we don't have to decide for ourselves. We aren't giving away our own powers to be seen and heard. When we listen, first we listen to the parts of ourselves that are curious, in avoidance, afraid, angry, or proud. Then we can take a breath and sink, allowing those parts some space alongside the spaciousness of not knowing. — T. Thorn Coyle
Denying Self Sayings By Watchman Nee: Attempting to follow Him without denying the self is the root of all failures. Attempting to follow Him without denying the self is the root of all failures. — Watchman Nee
Denying Self Sayings By Sylvia Ashton-Warner: How much of my true self I camouflage and choke in order to commend myself How much of my true self I camouflage and choke in order to commend myself to him, denying the fullness of me. How often have I paraded sweetness and interest when I felt otherwise; pretended to take careful leave of him on many an occasion when I would rather have walked right out. How I've toned myself down, diluted myself to maintain his approval. — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
Denying Self Sayings By Leslie Ludy: If you are ready to trade the hollow self-made beauty of this world for the If you are ready to trade the hollow self-made beauty of this world for the glorious Christ-built beauty of a set-apart young woman, this is where it all begins. Denying self, taking up your cross, and following the Lamb wherever He leads. In other words, letting go of all preoccupation with self: our comfort, our pleasure, our agenda, our popularity, our ability to gain the world's approval, even our own dreams and desires. And, as Paul did, treating all those things as rubbish for the excellence of the knowledge of Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings (Philippians 3:7-9). — Leslie Ludy
Denying Self Sayings By William J. Clinton: Thomas Jefferson understood the greater purpose of the liberty that our Founding Fathers sought during Thomas Jefferson understood the greater purpose of the liberty that our Founding Fathers sought during the creation of our Nation. Although it was against the British that the colonists fought for political rights, the true source of the rights of man was clearly stated in the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson wrote that all humans are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights ... It was self-evident to him that denying these rights was wrong and that he and others must struggle to win what was theirs. — William J. Clinton
Denying Self Sayings By Zora Neale Hurston: There is no diffused light on anything international so that a comparatively whole scene may There is no diffused light on anything international so that a comparatively whole scene may be observed. Light is sharply directed on one spot, leaving not only the greater part in darkness but also denying by implication that the great unlighted field exists. It is no longer profitable, with few exceptions, to ask people what they think, for you will be told what the wish, instead. Perhaps at no other period in the history of the world have people lived in such a dreamy state. People even waste time denouncing their enemies in open warfare for shooting back too hard, or too accurately. There is no attempt to be accurate as to truth, however. The whole idea is to be complimentary to one's self and keep alive the dream. The other man's side commits gross butcheries. One's own side wins smashing victories. — Zora Neale Hurston
Denying Self Sayings By Watchman Nee: Whosoever shall lose his life for my sake - This is the selfdenial. and cross-bearing Whosoever shall lose his life for my sake - This is the selfdenial. and cross-bearing spoken of in the preceding verse. Losing the soul is the same as denying the self. The Lord concedes that if for His sake anyone is willing to forsake all the pleasures of the soul and to suffer according to the will of God, he will find the soul. It simply means that whoever is willing for the sake of the Lord to deny his own thoughts and desires so as not to be satisfied with the things of the world but instead to undergo much suffering, he will at another time be given by the Lord his heart desire with full blessing and joy. — Watchman Nee
Denying Self Sayings By Timothy Pina: Denying Your Fears by changing the way you think ... will give you dynamic self-control Denying Your Fears by changing the way you think ... will give you dynamic self-control through out life. — Timothy Pina
Denying Self Sayings By Frederick William Faber: Kindness is too often left uncultivated, because men do not sufficiently understand its value. Men Kindness is too often left uncultivated, because men do not sufficiently understand its value. Men may be charitable and not kind; merciful, yet not kind; self-denying and yet not kind. If they would add a little common kindness to their uncommon graces, they would convert ten where they now only abate the prejudice of one. — Frederick William Faber
Denying Self Sayings By Sadhu Sundar Singh: Those who determine not to put self to death will never see the will of Those who determine not to put self to death will never see the will of God fulfilled in their lives. Those who ought to become the light of the world must necessarily burn and become less and less. By denying self, we are able to win others. — Sadhu Sundar Singh
Denying Self Sayings By Hafez: Everyone, whether he is self-denying or self-indulgent, is seeking after the Beloved. Every place may Everyone, whether he is self-denying or self-indulgent, is seeking after the Beloved. Every place may be the shrine of love, whether it be mosque or synagogue. — Hafez
Denying Self Sayings By M.R. Carey: There's no point in denying the truth when the truth is self-evident. There's no point in denying the truth when the truth is self-evident. — M.R. Carey
Denying Self Sayings By Sarah Ban Breathnach: Many of us have unconsciously erected barriers to protect ourselves from failing or succeeding. We Many of us have unconsciously erected barriers to protect ourselves from failing or succeeding. We may think we're protecting ourselves by denying our creative impulses, but all we're doing is burying our authentic selves alive. — Sarah Ban Breathnach
Denying Self Sayings By David Stafford: Whenever you feel compelled to put others first at the expense of yourself, you are Whenever you feel compelled to put others first at the expense of yourself, you are denying your own reality, your own identity. — David Stafford
Denying Self Sayings By Elena Kagan: In fact, corporate and union moneys go overwhelmingly to incumbents, so limiting that money, as In fact, corporate and union moneys go overwhelmingly to incumbents, so limiting that money, as Congress did in the campaign finance law, may be the single most self-denying thing that Congress has ever done. — Elena Kagan
Denying Self Sayings By Susan Sontag: Denying that art is mere expression, the later myth rather relates art to the mind's Denying that art is mere expression, the later myth rather relates art to the mind's need or capacity for self-estrangement. — Susan Sontag
Denying Self Sayings By J.I. Packer: Repentance is more than just sorrow for the past; repentance is a change of mind Repentance is more than just sorrow for the past; repentance is a change of mind and heart, a new life of denying self and serving the Savior as king in self's place. — J.I. Packer
Denying Self Sayings By Wendell Berry: To both the racist and the puritan, childhood is not a time of life that To both the racist and the puritan, childhood is not a time of life that we grow out of, as the life of the child grows out of the life of the parent or as a plant grows out of the soil, but a time and state of consciousness to be left behind, to cut oneself off from ... The child may be joyous, the man must be sober and self-denying; the child may be free, the man is to be "responsible"; the child may be candid in his feelings, the man must be polite, restrained, mindful of the demands of convention; the child may be playful, the man must be industrious. I am not necessarily objecting to the manly virtues, but I am objecting that they should be so exclusively assigned to grownups, and that grownups should be so exclusively restricted to them. A man may have all the prescribed adult virtues and, if he lacks the childhood virtues, still be a dunce and a bore and a liar. — Wendell Berry
Denying Self Sayings By Billy Graham: Only by a life of obedience to the voice of the Spirit, by a daily Only by a life of obedience to the voice of the Spirit, by a daily denying of self, by full dedication to Christ, and by constant fellowship with Him are we enabled to live a godly life and an influential life in this present ungodly world. — Billy Graham
Denying Self Sayings By John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton: Everybody likes to get as much power as circumstances allow, and nobody will vote for Everybody likes to get as much power as circumstances allow, and nobody will vote for a self-denying ordinance. — John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Denying Self Sayings By Charles Dickens: Aye, though he loved her from his soul with such a self denying love as Aye, though he loved her from his soul with such a self denying love as woman seldom wins; he spoke from first to last of Martin. — Charles Dickens
Denying Self Sayings By Adrienne Rich: To become a token womanwhether you win the Nobel Prize or merely get tenure at To become a token woman
whether you win the Nobel Prize or merely get tenure at the cost of denying your sisters
is to become something less than a mansince men are loyal at least to their own world-view, their laws of brotherhood and self-interest. — Adrienne Rich
Denying Self Sayings By Wayne Dyer: You need to keep reminding yourself that you are a Divine piece of God. Feeling You need to keep reminding yourself that you are a Divine piece of God. Feeling as if you're unworthy of God's abundance is the same as denying your spiritual essence. — Wayne Dyer
Denying Self Sayings By Bertrand Russell: The question as to which of these two theories applies to the actual world is, The question as to which of these two theories applies to the actual world is, like all questions concerning the actual world, in itself irrelevant to pure mathematics.* But the argument against absolute position usually takes the form of maintaining that a space composed of points is logically inadmissible, and hence issues are raised which a philosophy of mathematics must discuss. In what follows, I am concerned only with the question: Is a space composed of points self-contradictory? It is true that, if this question be answered in the negative, the sole ground for denying that such a space exists in the actual world is removed; but this is a further point, which, being irrelevant to our subject, will be left entirely to the sagacity of the reader. — Bertrand Russell
Denying Self Sayings By Andrew Murray: True happiness is always self-forgetful: it loses itself in the object of its joy. As True happiness is always self-forgetful: it loses itself in the object of its joy. As the joy of the Holy Ghost fills us, and we rejoice in God the Holy One, through our Lord Jesus Christ. [. . .]

Love and joy ever keep company. Love, denying and forgetting itself for the brethren and the lost, living in them, finds the joy of God. 'The kingdom of God is joy in the Holy Ghost. — Andrew Murray
Denying Self Sayings By Joseph Alleine: Whatever ... you pretend ... if any of you be a prayerless person, or a Whatever ... you pretend ... if any of you be a prayerless person, or a scoffer, or a lover of evil company (Proverbs 13:20), in a word, if you are not a holy, strict, and self-denying Christian, you cannot be saved. (Hebrews 12:14; Matthew 15:14). — Joseph Alleine
Denying Self Sayings By E. M. Bounds: Another scheme of Satan is to eliminate from the church all the humble, self-denying ordinances Another scheme of Satan is to eliminate from the church all the humble, self-denying ordinances that are offensive to unsanctified tastes and unregenerate hearts. He seeks to reduce the church to a mere human institution - popular, natural, fleshly, and pleasing. — E. M. Bounds
Denying Self Sayings By Dorothy Day: I can write no other than this: unless we use the weapons of the spirit, I can write no other than this: unless we use the weapons of the spirit, denying ourselves and taking up our cross and following Jesus, dying with Him and rising with Him, men will go on fighting, and often from the highest motives, believing that they are fighting defensive wars for justice and in self-defense against present or future aggression. — Dorothy Day
Denying Self Sayings By Jane Austen: The event had every promise of happiness for her friend. Mr. Weston was a man The event had every promise of happiness for her friend. Mr. Weston was a man of unexceptionable character, easy fortune, suitable age, and pleasant manners; and there was some satisfaction in considering with what self-denying, generous friendship — Jane Austen
Denying Self Sayings By David D. Burns: You're human. You'll screw up. Denying that is crazy. Forgiving yourself has all the benefits You're human. You'll screw up. Denying that is crazy. Forgiving yourself has all the benefits of self-esteem without making you a narcissist that's out of touch with reality. — David D. Burns
Denying Self Sayings By Harlan Coben: He didn't like violence, no matter what he'd told Jessica before. He was good at He didn't like violence, no matter what he'd told Jessica before. He was good at it, no denying that, but he did not like it. Yes, violence was the closest modern man came to his true primitive self, the closest he came to the intended state of nature, to the Lockean ideal, if you will. And yes, violence was the ultimate test of man, a test of both physical strength and animalistic cunning. But it was still sickening. Man had - in theory anyway - evolved for a reason. In the final analysis, violence was indeed a rush. But so was skydiving without a parachute. — Harlan Coben
Denying Self Sayings By Peter Sloterdijk: In Nietzsche's usage, the word 'Christianity' does not even refer primarily to the religion; using In Nietzsche's usage, the word 'Christianity' does not even refer primarily to the religion; using it like a code word, he is thinking more of a particular religio-metaphysically influenced disposition, an ascetically (in the penitent and self-denying sense) defined attitude to the world, an unfortunate form of life deferral, focus on the hereafter and quarrel with secular facts — Peter Sloterdijk
Denying Self Sayings By Ivan Illich: I believe that if something like a political life is to remain for us in I believe that if something like a political life is to remain for us in this world of technology, then it begins with friendship. Therefore my task is to cultivate disciplined, self-denying, careful, tasteful friendships. — Ivan Illich
Denying Self Sayings By A.D. Posey: Anytime I was denying my inner self, I knew absolutely nothing. Anytime I was denying my inner self, I knew absolutely nothing. — A.D. Posey
Denying Self Sayings By Erasmus: The working of miracles is old and out-dated; to teach the people is too laborious; The working of miracles is old and out-dated; to teach the people is too laborious; to interpret scripture is to invade the prerogative of the schoolmen; to pray is too idle; to shed tears is cowardly and unmanly; to fast is too mean and sordid; to be easy and familiar is beneath the grandeur of him, who, without being sued to and intreated, will scarce give princes the honour of kissing his toe; finally, to die for religion is too self-denying; and to be crucified as their Lord of Life, is base and ignominious. — Erasmus
Denying Self Sayings By Jane Austen: I can easily believe it. Women of that class have great opportunities, and if they I can easily believe it. Women of that class have great opportunities, and if they are intelligent may be well worth listening to. Such varieites of human nature as they are in the habit of witnessing! And it is not merely in its follies, that they are read; for they see it occasionally under every circumstance that can be most interesting or affecting. What instances must pass before them of ardent, disinterested, self-denying attachment, of heroism, fortitude, patience, resignation
of all the sacrifices that ennoble us most. A sick chamber may often furnish the worth of volumes. — Jane Austen
Denying Self Sayings By Richard Dawkins: Jill had described this kind of religious upbringing as a form of mental abuse, and Jill had described this kind of religious upbringing as a form of mental abuse, and I returned to the point, as follows: 'You use the words religious abuse. If you were to compare the abuse of bringing up a child really to believe in hell . . . how do you think that would compare in trauma terms with sexual abuse?' She replied: 'That's a very difficult question . . . I think there are a lot of similarities actually, because it is about abuse of trust; it is about denying the child the right to feel free and open and able to relate to the world in the normal way . . . it's a form of denigration; it's a form of denial of the true self in both cases. — Richard Dawkins
Denying Self Sayings By A.C. Heller: More often than not, the chances that are presented to us go unnoticed. Their lessons More often than not, the chances that are presented to us go unnoticed. Their lessons left unlearned. The most common occurrence is love. Many guard their hearts out of fear that they will be broken, but what is learned by denying one's self? Chance is a miracle. Not an act of God, but a genuinely inexpiable opportunity that can surpass the bonds of one's fate potentially altering the outcome. — A.C. Heller
Denying Self Sayings By Alan Coulson: Most of us are adept at maintaining our self-structures and denying to awareness experiences which Most of us are adept at maintaining our self-structures and denying to awareness experiences which challenge our status quo. — Alan Coulson
Denying Self Sayings By Hudson Taylor: An easy, non-self-denying life will never be one of power. An easy, non-self-denying life will never be one of power. — Hudson Taylor
Denying Self Sayings By Ta-Nehisi Coates: What I'm talking about is more than recompense for past injustices - more than a What I'm talking about is more than recompense for past injustices - more than a handout, a payoff, hush money, or a reluctant bribe. What I'm talking about is a national reckoning that would lead to spiritual renewal. Reparations would mean the end of scarfing hot dogs on the Fourth of July while denying the facts of our heritage. Reparations would mean the end of yelling "patriotism" while waving a Confederate flag. Reparations would mean a revolution of the American consciousness, a reconciling of our self-image as the great democratizer with the facts of our history. — Ta-Nehisi Coates
Denying Self Sayings By Deborah Sandella: When we pay attention and listen instead of denying, suppressing, fearing, or disliking our spontaneous When we pay attention and listen instead of denying, suppressing, fearing, or disliking our spontaneous feelings, we gain great access to our natural intuition. — Deborah Sandella
Denying Self Sayings By David Foster Wallace: At least part of the reason I am a SNOOT is that for years my At least part of the reason I am a SNOOT is that for years my mom brainwashed us in all sort of subtle ways. Here's an example. Family suppers often involved a game: if one of us children made a usage error, Mom would pretend to have a coughing fit that would go on and on until the relevant child had identified the relevant error and corrected it. It was all very self-ironic and lighthearted; but still, looking back, it seems a bit excessive to pretend that your small child is actually denying you oxygen by speaking incorrectly. — David Foster Wallace
Denying Self Sayings By George Smith: I felt ruined and helpless. Then to his spiritual eyes, purged of self, there appeared I felt ruined and helpless. Then to his spiritual eyes, purged of self, there appeared the Crucified One; and to his spiritual intelligence there was given the Word of God. The change was that wrought on Paul by a Living Person. It converted the hypocritical Pharisee into the evangelical preacher; it turned the vicious peasant into the most self-denying saint; it sent the village shoemaker far off to the Hindoos. — George Smith
Denying Self Sayings By Elizabeth Gaskell: What do you expect - not indifference or ingratitude?' (-Miss Benson) 'It is better not What do you expect - not indifference or ingratitude?' (-Miss Benson) 'It is better not to expect or calculate consequences. The longer I live, the more fully I see that. Let us try simply to do right actions, without thinking of the feelings they are to call out in others. We know that no holy or self-denying effort can fall to the ground vain and useless; but the sweep of eternity is large, and God along knows when the effect is to be produced. We are trying to do right now, and to feel right; don't let us perplex ourselves with endeavoring to map out how she should feel, or how she should show her feelings.' (-Thurstan) — Elizabeth Gaskell
Denying Self Sayings By Willie Aames: I had a lot of growing and a lot of denying of self to do. I had a lot of growing and a lot of denying of self to do. I am not easily won over, but when I am, I am completely won over. — Willie Aames
Denying Self Sayings By Helen Mirren: Women are always self-effacing and self-denying. There's a term that enrages me, and I always Women are always self-effacing and self-denying. There's a term that enrages me, and I always used to swear that I'd never play characters described that way. The term is "long-suffering." — Helen Mirren