He grumbled something about getting one of those "take a number" dispensers the big city post offices had, right below their self-serving signs applauding their high level of service.
While Molly was her usual quiet self, and perhaps a little nervous, it was obvious she was excited.
The highest chords he strikes are those of reason and self-love.
Look then at thy inner self with the eyes of the spirit, and ask thyself whether thou art content with thyself.
You've lost almost all of your self-esteem.
To be able to read for one's self what is being willed, thought and done in the world--the world in whose joys and sorrows, failures and successes one feels the keenest interest--that would indeed be a happiness too deep for words.
Our self-imposed prohibition against pursuing our tips once given limited our learning which sources produced the best results.
It's made me cautious and appreciative of the importance of self-reliance.
Seeing the self-confident and refined expression on the faces of those present he was always expecting to hear something very profound.
He hadn't been his usual jocular self for the last three weeks, and now this spontaneous trip to see his parents - and inviting her along?
She pushed their energies away self-consciously at the sudden silence and sets of eyes gazing at her.
Self-pity is no good.
It was with the hope of restoring my self-confidence that she persuaded me to write for the Youth's Companion a brief account of my life.
Self- sacrifice was her most cherished idea but in this case she could not see what she ought to sacrifice, or for whom.
Armfeldt virulently hated Napoleon and was a general full of self-confidence, a quality that always influenced Alexander.
"Not all good," she said and crossed her arms self-consciously.
The lingering images of recliner-size tarantulas from her dream made her shudder and look around self-consciously to make sure none were in her room.
Our family has a long tradition of self-sacrifice and charity.
They view the opposition by others to the actions of their country as treason, or at least, inexplicably self-destructive.
She brought into Princess Mary's strenuous, mournful, and gloomy world a quite different atmosphere, careless, lighthearted, and self-satisfied.
Despite his desperate shouts that used to seem so terrible to the soldiers, despite his furious purple countenance distorted out of all likeness to his former self, and the flourishing of his saber, the soldiers all continued to run, talking, firing into the air, and disobeying orders.
Husband and wife glanced at one another, both smiling with self-satisfaction, and each mentally claiming the honor of this visit.
Not to sound like Dusty, but you gotta learn some self-control!
"And love of one's neighbor, and self-sacrifice?" began Pierre.
There was no need to say more: Julie's face shone with triumph and self- satisfaction; but she forced Boris to say all that is said on such occasions--that he loved her and had never loved any other woman more than her.
I don't like it, it's just self-indulgence!
All is over for me, she replied with shame and self- abasement.
He not only showed no sign of constraint or self-reproach on account of his outburst that morning, but, on the contrary, tried to reassure Balashev.
She had merely become more self-confident, Prince Andrew thought.
With Pfuel was Wolzogen, who expressed Pfuel's thoughts in a more comprehensible way than Pfuel himself (who was a harsh, bookish theorist, self-confident to the point of despising everyone else) was able to do.
A Frenchman is self-assured because he regards himself personally, both in mind and body, as irresistibly attractive to men and women.
A Russian is self-assured just because he knows nothing and does not want to know anything, since he does not believe that anything can be known.
Of all these men Prince Andrew sympathized most with Pfuel, angry, determined, and absurdly self-confident as he was.
And despite his self-confidence and grumpy German sarcasm he was pitiable, with his hair smoothly brushed on the temples and sticking up in tufts behind.
Without any need of self-restraint, no wish to coquet ever entered her head.
Not only did his reason not reproach him for what he had done, but he even found cause for self-satisfaction in having so successfully contrived to avail himself of a convenient opportunity to punish a criminal and at the same time pacify the mob.
Now his father was putting a damper on it with his all consuming, self-serving plots.
In fact, she had spent the last two weeks wallowing in self-pity.
"That I was being my usual selfish self?" she prompted.
Yully touched her swollen eye and cheek self-consciously.
He strolled among the self-conscious pets and people, smiling and looking until he was sure she wasn't there.
She knew by their similar facial features they were brothers, and Romas's threat of hooking her up with one made her more self-conscious.
It will be self-repairing.
The benefits of civilization—from wealth to individual liberty and self-determination, from better health to safety and peace—all outweigh what its proponents can offer.
I am told that while I was still in long dresses I showed many signs of an eager, self-asserting disposition.
I have found repeatedly, of late years, that I cannot fish without falling a little in self-respect.
She was speaking as usual in French, and as if after long self-restraint she wished to make up for lost time.
Anatole was not quick-witted, nor ready or eloquent in conversation, but he had the faculty, so invaluable in society, of composure and imperturbable self-possession.
At a time of such love, such rapture, and such self-sacrifice, what do any of our quarrels and affronts matter?
He was bespattered with mud and had a pitiful, weary, and distracted air, though at the same time he was haughty and self-confident.
His face shone with self-satisfaction and pleasure.
Most of those present were elderly, respected men with broad, self-confident faces, fat fingers, and resolute gestures and voices.
"There's nothing for me to understand," she cried out with resolute self-will, "he is wicked and heartless.
But, though she noticed it, she was herself in such high spirits at that moment, so far from sorrow, sadness, or self-reproach, that she purposely deceived herself as young people often do.
But since this mystery is of such a nature that nobody can know or use it unless he be prepared by long and diligent self-purification, not everyone can hope to attain it quickly.
Boris, grown more manly and looking fresh, rosy and self-possessed, entered the drawing room elegantly dressed in the uniform of an aide-de- camp and was duly conducted to pay his respects to the aunt and then brought back to the general circle.
Certainly self-reformation and self-purification.
Enough of this unproductive self-pity.
Am I completely lacking in self discipline?
He's got this weird thing like if he sees himself, he'll self-destruct or something.
He'd never gone a day without silently thanking Damian for the gift of self-healing.
Self-defense. I figured when you won, you'd fire me.
If he was self-conscious about his inability to talk, he gave no indication.
Suddenly self-conscious, she touched her face.
He didn't like not being self-reliant.
Though he always sounded quietly confident, the new note in his voice was one of calm self-assurance.
One warm, the other cold, both self-assured, polished.
When you read the old newspapers and see the ads, you realize how self-contained Ouray was back then.
I do feel better but I'll still be glad when things get back to normal and I'm comfortable my mother is her old self again.
By all accounts his injuries were far too severe to have been logically self-inflicted.
But I'll be real generous and let the nutty bitch self-destruct.
He was a member of Congress for many years, and was noted for his odd manners and strong self- will.
Noble, wretched, magnanimous, heartless, petty, generous, self-sacrificing, and selfish.
Self-teaching algorithms will get better and better at making suggestions.
All it takes is so much wealth that it is self-sustaining—that the productivity of that wealth can support everyone.
Cheap sensors, cloud computing, self-teaching algorithms with feedback loops and sufficient cycles to test a large number of techniques.
We are replacing monarchy with self-rule.
This promotes freedom and self-rule.
As long as these states were to share a currency, a military, provide for interstate trade, and have a single foreign policy, they could retain the economic advantages of being a large nation while maximizing individual liberty and self-determination.
Then, too, there is in German literature a fine reserve which I like; but its chief glory is the recognition I find in it of the redeeming potency of woman's self-sacrificing love.
I was compelled to evade her question, for I could not explain to her the mystery of a self-existent being.
Teach them to think and read and talk without self-repression, and they will write because they cannot help it.
Yet some can be patriotic who have no self-respect, and sacrifice the greater to the less.
Princess Mary's self-esteem was wounded by the fact that the arrival of a suitor agitated her, and still more so by both her companions' not having the least conception that it could be otherwise.
The old prince knew that if he told his daughter she was making a mistake and that Anatole meant to flirt with Mademoiselle Bourienne, Princess Mary's self-esteem would be wounded and his point (not to be parted from her) would be gained, so pacifying himself with this thought, he called Tikhon and began to undress.
My vocation is to be happy with another kind of happiness, the happiness of love and self-sacrifice.
Langeron's objections were valid but it was obvious that their chief aim was to show General Weyrother--who had read his dispositions with as much self-confidence as if he were addressing school children--that he had to do, not with fools, but with men who could teach him something in military matters.
But a fortnight after his departure, to the surprise of those around her, she recovered from her mental sickness just as suddenly and became her old self again, but with a change in her moral physiognomy, as a child gets up after a long illness with a changed expression of face.
All the complex laws of man centered for her in one clear and simple law--the law of love and self-sacrifice taught us by Him who lovingly suffered for mankind though He Himself was God.
For him it was no new conviction that his presence in any part of the world, from Africa to the steppes of Muscovy alike, was enough to dumfound people and impel them to insane self-oblivion.
An Italian is self-assured because he is excitable and easily forgets himself and other people.
The tales and descriptions of that time without exception speak only of the self-sacrifice, patriotic devotion, despair, grief, and the heroism of the Russians.
Those who tried to understand the general course of events and to take part in it by self-sacrifice and heroism were the most useless members of society, they saw everything upside down, and all they did for the common good turned out to be useless and foolish--like Pierre's and Mamonov's regiments which looted Russian villages, and the lint the young ladies prepared and that never reached the wounded, and so on.
In Petersburg and in the provinces at a distance from Moscow, ladies, and gentlemen in militia uniforms, wept for Russia and its ancient capital and talked of self-sacrifice and so on; but in the army which retired beyond Moscow there was little talk or thought of Moscow, and when they caught sight of its burned ruins no one swore to be avenged on the French, but they thought about their next pay, their next quarters, of Matreshka the vivandiere, and like matters.
But Princess Mary experienced a painful rather than a joyful feeling--her mental tranquillity was destroyed, and desires, doubts, self-reproach, and hopes reawoke.
But now they wanted her to sacrifice the very thing that constituted the whole reward for her self-sacrifice and the whole meaning of her life.
His wrath, once expended, did not return, and blinking feebly he listened to excuses and self-justifications (Ermolov did not come to see him till the next day) and to the insistence of Bennigsen, Konovnitsyn, and Toll that the movement that had miscarried should be executed next day.
Every time he looked at his bare feet a smile of animated self-satisfaction flitted across his face.
Esaul Lovayski the Third was a tall man as straight as an arrow, pale- faced, fair-haired, with narrow light eyes and with calm self- satisfaction in his face and bearing.
He was awaiting Petya's return in a state of agitation, anxiety, and self-reproach for having let him go.
The blue-gray bandy legged dog ran merrily along the side of the road, sometimes in proof of its agility and self-satisfaction lifting one hind leg and hopping along on three, and then again going on all four and rushing to bark at the crows that sat on the carrion.
She did not think of applying submission and self-abnegation to her own life, for she was accustomed to seek other joys, but she understood and loved in another those previously incomprehensible virtues.
The difference between his former and present self was that formerly when he did not grasp what lay before him or was said to him, he had puckered his forehead painfully as if vainly seeking to distinguish something at a distance.
Besides the plunderers, very various people, some drawn by curiosity, some by official duties, some by self-interest--house owners, clergy, officials of all kinds, tradesmen, artisans, and peasants--streamed into Moscow as blood flows to the heart.
"Well," he went on with an evident effort at self-control and coherence.
Am I not too conceited and self-confident?
He alone--with his ideal of glory and grandeur developed in Italy and Egypt, his insane self-adulation, his boldness in crime and frankness in lying--he alone could justify what had to be done.
As I understand your present life, I think you will always recall it with satisfaction, because the self-sacrifice that fills it now...
I divined his noble, resolute, self-sacrificing spirit too, she said to herself.
But those glances expressed something more: they said that she had played her part in life, that what they now saw was not her whole self, that we must all become like her, and that they were glad to yield to her, to restrain themselves for this once precious being formerly as full of life as themselves, but now so much to be pitied.
Louis XIV was a very proud and self-confident man; he had such and such mistresses and such and such ministers and he ruled France badly.
History seems to assume that this force is self-evident and known to everyone.
This consciousness is a source of self-cognition quite apart from and independent of reason.
He says he's self employed.
More than likely it was born of self-preservation.
She could find no negative remarks about the self-made man.
We're working on her self-confidence but it's still better than her mother's.
I can't picture him fighting or picking on anyone, but if I closely consider the signs, I can see his tendency to take advantage of others, if only in a self-serving way.
"It is," he said, more self-anger stirring at her fear.
She'd learned self-defense by the age of eleven and how to shoot a gun when she was twelve.
You'd just make me self-conscious.
Her sense of self-consciousness grew as the physical contact made her appreciative of the size and heat of his body.
She touched her head self-consciously.
She covered the bite marks self- consciously.
He didn't understand why the self-proclaimed guardian of humans would drag such a helpless creature into this web of evil.
She felt bad for Rhyn, though she suspected the emotion was wasted on someone who didn't have a drop of self-pity.
She lacks any kind of positive self-image.
What's more, the algorithms used to make that recommendation are self-learning and will improve their suggestions over time.
If, on the other hand, they want self-sufficiency in agriculture, then farm subsidies in other countries are bad for them.
Anything that creates a more intertwined world without compromising autonomy, self-rule, and self-determination is good for peace.
Even the trees seem citified and self-conscious.
On the other hand, it would be a pledge to the world that we intend to stand by our declaration of war, and give Cuba to the Cubans, as soon as we have fitted them to assume the duties and responsibilities of a self-governing people....
What was the meaning of this so steady and self-respecting, this small Herculean labor, I knew not.
Self-emancipation even in the West Indian provinces of the fancy and imagination--what Wilberforce is there to bring that about?
Carmen drew a slow breath and glanced self-consciously at Dulce and Alondra.