Look then at thy inner self with the eyes of the spirit, and ask thyself whether thou art content with thyself.
Our self-imposed prohibition against pursuing our tips once given limited our learning which sources produced the best results.
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.
Seeing the self-confident and refined expression on the faces of those present he was always expecting to hear something very profound.
Self-pity is no good.
They view the opposition by others to the actions of their country as treason, or at least, inexplicably self-destructive.
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?
Not to sound like Dusty, but you gotta learn some self-control!
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.
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.
It is said that Mirabeau took to highway robbery "to ascertain what degree of resolution was necessary in order to place one's self in formal opposition to the most sacred laws of society."
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.
Self- sacrifice was her most cherished idea but in this case she could not see what she ought to sacrifice, or for whom.
I remember his limited, self-satisfied face on the field of Austerlitz.
She pushed their energies away self-consciously at the sudden silence and sets of eyes gazing at her.
It's made me cautious and appreciative of the importance of self-reliance.
"Not all good," she said and crossed her arms self-consciously.
Our family has a long tradition of self-sacrifice and charity.
Consider the China pride and stagnant self-complacency of mankind.
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.
"And love of one's neighbor, and self-sacrifice?" began Pierre.
Next he thought of that self- satisfied Bonaparte, with his small white hand, who was now an Emperor, liked and respected by Alexander.
Certainly self-reformation and self-purification.
Husband and wife glanced at one another, both smiling with self-satisfaction, and each mentally claiming the honor of this visit.
When Pierre went up to them he noticed that Vera was being carried away by her self-satisfied talk, but that Prince Andrew seemed embarrassed, a thing that rarely happened with him.
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.
Countess Bezukhova turned smiling to the newcomer, and Natasha, following the direction of that look, saw an exceptionally handsome adjutant approaching their box with a self-assured yet courteous bearing.
I don't like it, it's just self-indulgence!
All is over for me, she replied with shame and self- abasement.
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.
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.
When you read the old newspapers and see the ads, you realize how self-contained Ouray was back then.
She lacks any kind of positive self-image.
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.
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.
"Captain Ramballe, of the 13th Light Regiment, Chevalier of the Legion of Honor for the affair on the seventh of September," he introduced himself, a self-satisfied irrepressible smile puckering his lips under his mustache.
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.