Self Possessed Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 48 Self Possessed Quotes

#1. Although a man may wear fine clothing, if he lives peacefully; and is good, self-possessed, has faith and is pure; and if he does not hurt any living being, he is a holy man. - Author: Denis Diderot
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#2. In public, you're Joss Butler. Cool, self-possessed. In bed, you're Jocelyn Butler - you're hot, babe. Uncontrolled. Needy. Sweet," he breathed. "I like that I know that. I don't like the fact that other men do too. - Author: Samantha Young
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#3. I love working with Liev [Schreiber]. I've known him for a long time. I just think he is a master. Few actors are so self-possessed and so focused and so confident. - Author: Peter Jacobson
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#4. There's no room for demons when you're self-possessed. - Author: Carrie Fisher
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#5. As self-possessed as he is, when he's tired from working too hard, his whole demeanor softens with vulnerability ... which makes me want to tuck him right beneath my heart and hold on tight. - Author: Nina Lane
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#6. Was so proud that night, so self-possessed, standing tall, fully inhabited. I owned myself, felt fully mine to give. - Author: Elisa Albert
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#7. In contrast to the inorganic thereness of lifeless matter, living beings are not mere appearances. To be alive means to be possessed by an urge toward self-display which answers the fact of one's own appearingness. Living things make their appearance like actors on a stage set for them. - Author: Hannah
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#8. Part of Obama's persona is self-reliance. He's calm; he's cool; he's self-possessed. In many ways, he has tried to define himself in opposition to Clinton's sometimes needy, often undisciplined, emotionalism. - Author: Dee Dee Myers
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#9. The star of the unconquered will, He rises in my breast, Serene, and resolute, and still, And calm, and self-possessed. - Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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#10. So the divine love is sacrificial love. Love does not mean to have and to own and to possess. It means to be had and to be owned and to be possessed. It is not a circle circumscribed by self, it is arms outstretched to embrace all humanity within its grasp. - Author: Fulton J. Sheen
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#11. His mother's favorite, he possessed the self-confidence that told him he would achieve something worth while in life, and the ambition to do so, though for long the direction this would take remained uncertain. - Author: Ernest Jones
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#12. True emptiness is not empty, but contains all things. The mysterious and pregnant void creates and reflects all possibilities. From it arises our individuality, which can be discovered and developed, although never possessed or fixed. - Author: Jack Kornfield
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#13. Ziggy was Jensen's sister. Ziggy was the kid I never knew. Hanna was this uninhibited, self-possessed woman in front of me who I was pretty sure was going to effectively wreck my world. - Author: Christina Lauren
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#14. I think the reason I was able to get the jobs I did is because I worked for some very strong, self-possessed filmmakers who wouldn't listen to the executive-suited wisdom, and they believed in me from director to actor. Not from salesman to commodity. - Author: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
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#15. Yet it is only when one is able, without bitterness or self-pity, to surrender a dream one has long cherished, or a privilege one has long possessed, that one is set free ... that one has set oneself free, for higher dreams, for greater privileges. James Baldwin - Author: James Baldwin
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#16. Forward thinking doesn't just come with age. It comes with practice and experience. That's why some twenty-two-year-olds are incredibly self-possessed, future-oriented people who already know how to face the unknown, while some thirty-four-year-olds still have brains that run the other way. - Author: Meg Jay
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#17. Losing a battle or losing everything we thought we possessed will bring us moments of sadness, but when those moments pass, we will discover the hidden strength that exists in each of us, a strength that will surprise us and increase our self-respect. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#18. They say that men who have seen the world, thereby become quite at ease in manner, quite self-possessed in company. - Author: Herman Melville
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#19. Promiscuity does not scare me as long as she is savvy and self possessed when puberty comes to call. My aim is to simply raise my daughter to be secure in her self worth and capable of happiness all on her own. - Author: Ani DiFranco
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#20. The gift of self cannot be given to us. It is an incomparable gift that has already been given. We have possessed it from the beginning. - Author: Gerry Spence
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#21. But then arises the doubt, can the mind of man, which has, as I fully believe been developed from a mind as low as that possessed by the lowest animal, be trusted when it draws such grand conclusions? - Author: Charles Darwin
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#22. War is, in some not yet entirely defined sense, a self-replicating pattern of behavior, possessed of a dynamism not unlike that of living things. - Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
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#23. The image of a cleanly, self-possessed man exploiting his solitude was not easy to come by, but then he had not expected that it would be. - Author: John Cheever
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#24. It must have meant something, though, that at this turn of my life I grabbed up a book. Because it was in books that I would find, for the next few years, my lovers. They were men, not boys. They were self-possessed and sardonic, with a ferocious streak in them, reserves of gloom. - Author: Alice Munro
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#25. Majeed was a self-confessed Holocaust denier. I had witnessed his indignant nihilism about the six million condemned to be extinguished infinitely in countless narrow minds like his. Despite his intelligence, he possessed capacities I had never previously encountered. I - Author: Qanta A. Ahmed
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#26. Those who have accomplished the greatest results are those ... who never grow excited or lose self-control, but are always calm, self-possessed, patient and polite. - Author: Booker T. Washington
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#27. One day's experience had been the turning point in Joseph's life. Its terrible calamity had transformed him from a petted child to a man, thoughtful, courageous, and self-possessed. - - Author: Ellen G. White
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#28. I think a good role model has to be sexy. Real, empowered, self-possessed women are sexy. When you're really in control of your choices, your mood, your body, and your opinions, people find you sexy. - Author: Amanda Palmer
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#29. Sometimes when she thought of Eric, and now more powerfully when she saw him, she felt some achy nostalgia for her old self. For the dauntless, daring soul she used to be. There were certain qualities you possessed carelessly. And you couldn't retrieve them when they were gone. - Author: Ann Brashares
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#30. Alas! how many souls there are full of self, and yet desirous of doing good and serving God, but in such a way as to suit themselves; who desire to impose rules upon God as to His manner of drawing them to Himself. They want to serve and possess Him, but they are not willing to be possessed by Him. - Author: Francois Fenelon
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#31. Quid nomen tibi est? She was not about to offer her name up to a stranger. It was almost the only thing she possessed that nobody had stolen. - Author: Ruth Downie
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#32. Commonality can most easily be seen in the seven common traits that all explorers possessed: curiosity, hope, passion, courage, independence, self-discipline, and perseverance. Explorers - Author: Martin Dugard
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#33. The hawk was everything I wanted to be: solitary, self-possessed, free from grief, and numb to the hurts of human life. - Author: Helen Macdonald
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#34. So there was not an "I" anymore-not a basis on which I could organize my self-respect-save my limitless capacity for toil that it seemed I possessed no more. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#35. How often is it the case that, when impossibilities have come to pass and dreams have condensed their misty substance into tangible realities, we find ourselves calm, and evenly coldly self-possessed, amid circumstances which it would have been a delirium of joy or agony to anticipate! - Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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#36. Washington possessed the superb self-confidence that comes only to those men whose inner life is faint. - Author: William E. Woodward
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#37. Like the bodies of dancers or athletes, the minds of readers are genuinely happy and self-possessed only when cavorting around, doing their stretches and leaps and jumps to the tune of words. - Author: Lynne Sharon Schwartz
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#38. Jim Stavridis is the former NATO commander who is sometimes on people's lists, also very plausible, self-possessed, someone with sobriety. - Author: David Brooks
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#39. I keep three framed photographs on my desk: the latest school picture of my daughter; a photo of my wife getting her diploma from the University of Chicago; and Lytton Strachey, looking serenely self-possessed. - Author: Blake Bailey
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#40. Nothing that lived and breathed was truly objective - even in a vacuum, even if all that possessed the brain was a self-immolating desire for the truth. - Author: Jeff VanderMeer
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#41. She was probably too cool, too self-possessed. Some of our classmates must have thought her cold and haughty. But I detected something else- something warm and fragile just below the surface. Something very much like a child playing hide-and-seek, hidden deep within her, yet hoping to be found. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#42. Both therapy and friendship possessed the common denominator of discovering a self ... - Author: Dorothy Gilman
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#43. And my emotions were similarly amplified: The highs were higher; the periods of despair were deeper and darker. To a self-possessed young man inebriated with the unfolding drama of his own life, all of this held enormous appeal. - Author: Jon Krakauer
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#44. Perhaps everyone possessed a darker self kept at bay by circumstance. - Author: Mark Haddon
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#45. It is in providing outward display for things and pathways as they exist within the horizons of landscape that places enable memories to become inwardly inscribed and possessed: made one with the memorial self. The visibility without becomes part of the invisibility within. - Author: Edward S. Casey
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#46. Never self-possessed, or prudent, love is all abandonment. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#47. mind will express itself through any covering of the body, so the paleness which his situation engendered came through the brown upon his cheek, showing the soul to be stronger than the sun. He was otherwise quite self-possessed, bowed to the Judge, and stood - Author: Charles Dickens
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#48. The motivation I possessed to serve my country is what got me out of the small town of Lyons, Texas where I grew up, and into the world of service, love of country, helping others, and being an American soldier." (Page 90). - Author: Kenneth A. Bracewell
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