I'm going to make myself a sandwich and get back to work.
I amaze myself with my cleverness.
Thanks, but I did all this by myself until you came along.
Until men learn the meaning of the word no, I'll protect myself in the way that has proven most effective.
I've told myself that a hundred times.
I want to apologize for forcing myself on you and I want to assure you that it will never happen again.
I'll make myself available.
I found myself in the kitchen.
I was enjoying myself until I fell over the cliff.
I don't have to defend myself against Alex.
I always pictured myself driving a van instead of a truck.
I can vouch for myself but going out on the limb for someone else is a whole different ball game.
I never meant to push myself on you in the first place.
"I'm hungry myself," said Zeb.
I came by myself – to get the twins.
How could I enjoy myself knowing he was being tended to and surrounded by strangers?
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
I'm trying to guess what he might do; put myself in his boots.
I figured I owed myself a present after getting busted.
I hadn't known how Annie was abducted and chastised myself for not seeking the details.
"I feel sleepy myself," remarked Zeb, yawning.
I steeled myself to hide the fear that welled up inside me like the worse cramps I could possibly endure.
"I'm beginning to wonder myself," Dusty admitted.
"I swore to myself I'd do this," she said.
They even tell me wonders I myself never dreamed of!
Meanwhile the desire to express myself grew.
I never had children myself, so I can only imagine your grief.
I hardly know myself again.
To convince myself of this I do not lift it the next moment.
I consider myself fortunate to have such a subordinate by me.
I amused myself one winter day with sliding this piecemeal across the pond, nearly half a mile, skating behind with one end of a log fifteen feet long on my shoulder, and the other on the ice; or I tied several logs together with a birch withe, and then, with a longer birch or alder which had a hook at the end, dragged them across.
I was imprudent to place myself at such risk.
I have myself said she is stupid, he thought.
Curled up in a corner of the seat I amused myself for hours making funny little holes in bits of cardboard.
They threatened and questioned him, but he stuck to that: 'I made it up myself.'
I myself don't know.
"Oh God, I hate myself," she said through her tears.
Sometimes, also, when the ice was covered with shallow puddles, I saw a double shadow of myself, one standing on the head of the other, one on the ice, the other on the trees or hillside.
Deep down, I convinced myself we might have a chance for custody of Martha.
But to confine myself to those who are said to be in moderate circumstances.
I waited to hear John Luke Grasso, and steeled myself to pretend I didn't recognize the name.
Here, then, I made my home; and although it is a lonely place I amuse myself making rustles and flutters, and so get along very nicely.
In October I went a-graping to the river meadows, and loaded myself with clusters more precious for their beauty and fragrance than for food.
The beads were sewed in the right place and I could not contain myself for joy; but immediately I lost all interest in the doll.
I can't get close enough to anything to learn more without getting myself killed.
It would be particularly pleasant to him to dishonor my name and ridicule me, just because I have exerted myself on his behalf, befriended him, and helped him.
Since the wood-cutters, and the railroad, and I myself have profaned Walden, perhaps the most attractive, if not the most beautiful, of all our lakes, the gem of the woods, is White Pond;--a poor name from its commonness, whether derived from the remarkable purity of its waters or the color of its sands.
I might have got good limestone within a mile or two and burned it myself, if I had cared to do so.
However, when I have thought to indulge myself in this respect, and lay their Heaven under an obligation by maintaining certain poor persons in all respects as comfortably as I maintain myself, and have even ventured so far as to make them the offer, they have one and all unhesitatingly preferred to remain poor.
I managed to calm myself enough to relate what little I knew of what happened to the people with whom we'd both worked so closely.
One clue following another until we are together and I rid myself of your foolish games and inconvenient interruptions.
Why, he says: 'I'm a general's son myself, I won't go!' he says.
I lived like that, I lived for myself and ruined my life.
And then I was saying to myself all the way, 'How well Anisya carried herself, how well!'
I'm not like that myself, but I understand.
I just convinced myself we were going to make it right.
I made myself comfortable on the sofa, my arm around Betsy, as we all waited for him to continue.
Yet I sustained myself by the prospect of such reading in future.
I do not flatter myself, but if it be possible they flatter me.
"Lord God, I submit myself to Thy will!" she thought.
He replied: 'From no one; I made it up myself.'
My action seems to me free; but asking myself whether I could raise my arm in every direction, I see that I raised it in the direction in which there was least obstruction to that action either from things around me or from the construction of my own body.
I found myself in a farm house living room where a woman who looked maybe in her thirties was ironing shirts.
I pushed myself up until my side screamed for me to stop.
Betty-Boop or whatever your name is, if you tarry much longer I may be forced to introduce myself, though taking you, at least at this time, would cause a mild alteration to my carefully formulated plans.
I keep telling myself it can't be real, she said, her voice barely audible.
Before October, 1893, I had studied various subjects by myself in a more or less desultory manner.
With such reminiscences I repeopled the woods and lulled myself asleep.
One afternoon I amused myself by watching a barred owl (Strix nebulosa) sitting on one of the lower dead limbs of a white pine, close to the trunk, in broad daylight, I standing within a rod of him.
I do not wish to split hairs, to make fine distinctions, or set myself up as better than my neighbors.
It was very pleasant, when I stayed late in town, to launch myself into the night, especially if it was dark and tempestuous, and set sail from some bright village parlor or lecture room, with a bag of rye or Indian meal upon my shoulder, for my snug harbor in the woods, having made all tight without and withdrawn under hatches with a merry crew of thoughts, leaving only my outer man at the helm, or even tying up the helm when it was plain sailing.
Each morning, when they were numbed with cold, I swept some of them out, but I did not trouble myself much to get rid of them; I even felt complimented by their regarding my house as a desirable shelter.
In fact, I'd confine myself to a bank vault or a guru's mountain top sanctuary.
I could not quite convince myself that there was much world left, for I regarded Boston as the beginning and the end of creation.
"Get in," said Kutuzov, and noticing that Bolkonski still delayed, he added: "I need good officers myself, need them myself!"
I introduced myself by name as I accepted the offered seat across from a large desk, the only other furniture in the small room.
"I don't myself know 'to who,'" replied the cornet in a serious tone, "but the prince told me to 'go and tell the colonel that the hussars must return quickly and fire the bridge.'"
I caught myself harboring a feeling of hatred toward him which I vainly tried to overcome.
For myself, I can tell you, Count, I enjoy riding in company such as this... what could be better?
Have I disgraced myself in any way?
'No,' said he, 'I have not read any papers, I made it up myself.' 'If that's so, you're a traitor and I'll have you tried, and you'll be hanged!
When I understood what he wanted--when I saw that he was preparing a bed of laurels for us, you know, I said to myself: 'That is a monarch,' and I devoted myself to him!
Every day I stay in this house I degrade myself further.
I considered going to the hospital myself until I entered my room.
I used to call myself a Wizard, and do tricks of ventriloquism.
I was persuaded, however, to content myself with the gifts from the tree and leave the others until morning.
I speak understandingly on this subject, for I have made myself acquainted with it both theoretically and practically.
For more than five years I maintained myself thus solely by the labor of my hands, and I found that, by working about six weeks in a year, I could meet all the expenses of living.
Such was not my abode, for I found myself suddenly neighbor to the birds; not by having imprisoned one, but having caged myself near them.
I read one or two shallow books of travel in the intervals of my work, till that employment made me ashamed of myself, and I asked where it was then that I lived.
But to tell the truth, I find myself at present somewhat less particular in these respects.
I thus warmed myself by the still glowing embers which the summer, like a departed hunter, had left.
"I can't tear myself to pieces," the doctor was saying.
So tell them that I shall await a reply till the tenth, and if by the tenth I don't receive news that they have all got away I shall have to throw up everything and come myself to Bald Hills.
I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
I did not see why the schoolmaster should be taxed to support the priest, and not the priest the schoolmaster: for I was not the State's schoolmaster, but I supported myself by voluntary subscription.
If the Emperor is wounded, am I to try to save myself? he thought.
I busied myself with the minimal duties of Econ Scrutiny's work.
I must assure myself you are carrying nothing on your person.
Real horses, like myself, are made of flesh and blood and bones.
My furniture, part of which I made myself--and the rest cost me nothing of which I have not rendered an account--consisted of a bed, a table, a desk, three chairs, a looking-glass three inches in diameter, a pair of tongs and andirons, a kettle, a skillet, and a frying-pan, a dipper, a wash-bowl, two knives and forks, three plates, one cup, one spoon, a jug for oil, a jug for molasses, and a japanned lamp.
If I devote myself to other pursuits and contemplations, I must first see, at least, that I do not pursue them sitting upon another man's shoulders.
I rationalized myself right into his bed – right where I wanted to go.
Even if I like him I can't now be myself with him.
I'll go in and hand the letter to the Emperor myself so much the worse for Drubetskoy who drives me to it!
I cursed myself for not bringing a flashlight as I felt around the walls for a light switch.
I will confess that I intended to eat the little pig for my breakfast; so I crept into the room where it was kept while the Princess was dressing and hid myself under a chair.
I feel myself weak and unworthy.
Denying it seemed fruitless yet I couldn't bring myself to confirm what she was saying.
I couldn't live with myself if I wasted this gift I've been given.
I had disgraced myself; I had brought suspicion upon those I loved best.
At other times, in the midst of a paragraph I was writing, I said to myself, "Suppose it should be found that all this was written by some one long ago!"
I can enjoy myself well enough here chopping; I want no better sport.
I do not allow myself to judge him and would not have others do so.
Know this, Masha: I can't reproach, have not reproached, and never shall reproach my wife with anything, and I cannot reproach myself with anything in regard to her; and that always will be so in whatever circumstances I may be placed.
"I have the honor to present myself," repeated Prince Andrew rather loudly, handing Kutuzov an envelope.
I have promised myself not to serve again in the active Russian army.
I myself thought like that, and do you know what saved me?
"I go by myself, benefactor," said Ivanushka, trying to speak in a bass voice.
I saw it myself, master, the star is fixed into the icon.
I recollected myself and drove away that thought only when I found myself glowing with anger, but I did not sufficiently repent.
He became silent, and I recollected myself only when it was too late.
After much effort I dragged myself up, so that my leg hung down on one side and my body on the other.
He was telling me something, and I wished to show him my sensibility, and not listening to what he was saying I began picturing to myself the condition of my inner man and the grace of God sanctifying me.
And I said, "I should have known you had I met you by chance," and I thought to myself, "Am I telling the truth?"
Your loss is so terrible that I can only explain it to myself as a special providence of God who, loving you, wishes to try you and your excellent mother.
"I know a thing or two myself!" said Nastasya Ivanovna.
In the contrary case, Your Majesty, I shall see myself forced to repel an attack that nothing on my part has provoked.
"I'll stand guard on it myself!" said Ilyin.
"I don't know myself," Natasha answered quickly, "but I should not like to do anything you disapproved of.
No, I can't petition him myself--that would be too bold.
'I don't grieve for myself,' he says, 'God, it seems, has chastened me.
Maybe I should call him myself, just to make sure.
I had no stomach to involve myself in the love relationship of these two.
I keep trying to tell myself that her not telephoning is a good sign.
I searched in the washings for a diamond and found it myself--the only true diamond, they said, that was ever found in the United States.
I often amused myself by reading Latin passages, picking up words I understood and trying to make sense.
But alas! they are not, and I shall have to content myself with a stroll in the Gardens.
I asked myself, "How does a normal child learn language?"
While not confining myself to any special system of instruction, I have tried to add to her general information and intelligence, to enlarge her acquaintance with things around her, and to bring her into easy and natural relations with people.
I have my horizon bounded by woods all to myself; a distant view of the railroad where it touches the pond on the one hand, and of the fence which skirts the woodland road on the other.
However painful it may be to me, should the Almighty lay the duties of wife and mother upon me I shall try to perform them as faithfully as I can, without disquieting myself by examining my feelings toward him whom He may give me for husband.
"I shall scarcely be able to avail myself of your hospitality, gentlemen, it is already time for me to go," replied Prince Andrew looking at his watch.
"Yes, let's go in and I will get myself a roll and some cheese," said Prince Andrew who had not yet had time to eat anything.
Can't I go away from here, run away, bury myself somewhere? passed through his mind.
Now I have spoken that terrible word to myself all has become clear.
No, I will do it myself, only tell me what to say.
I shall speak to him myself, said the countess, indignant that they should have dared to treat this little Natasha as grown up.
I will tell him myself, and you'll listen at the door, and Natasha ran across the drawing room to the dancing hall, where Denisov was sitting on the same chair by the clavichord with his face in his hands.
And I," continued Pierre, "shot Dolokhov because I considered myself injured, and Louis XVI was executed because they considered him a criminal, and a year later they executed those who executed him--also for some reason.
Only by the inner purification of myself can I retain in some degree of purity the liquid I receive.
I myself will remain in hospital at Ostrolenka till I recover.
To live for myself avoiding those two evils is my whole philosophy now.
"But that's just the same as myself--they are not others," explained Prince Andrew.
I had such moments myself not long ago, in Moscow and when traveling, but at such times I collapsed so that I don't live at all--everything seems hateful to me... myself most of all.
And looking at those drawings I dreamed I felt that I was doing wrong, but could not tear myself away from them.
"I have never enjoyed myself so much before!" she said, and Prince Andrew noticed how her thin arms rose quickly as if to embrace her father and instantly dropped again.
And why not enjoy myself? thought Natasha, gazing at Helene with wide-open, wondering eyes.
To the great regret of myself and of the whole army it is still uncertain whether he is alive or not.
If I were not myself, but the handsomest, cleverest, and best man in the world, and were free, I would this moment ask on my knees for your hand and your love!
I suppose I'd begin to doubt myself the more I thought about it.
I chastise myself for taking an undue risk, when other means are available.
I myself, not being built to eat, have no personal experience in such matters.
Now I know that not because of her alone, nor of myself alone, but because of everyone, it must inevitably come about.
I will myself direct your battalions.
Besides I know myself, if I fall asleep it's finished.
"Yes, he is a very, very kind man when he is not under the influence of bad people but of people such as myself," thought she.
I lived myself into all things.
I had a French grammar in raised print, and as I already knew some French, I often amused myself by composing in my head short exercises, using the new words as I came across them, and ignoring rules and other technicalities as much as possible.
I like doing things for myself.
But in our present state of existence the moments of this ecstatic union must be few and short; " I myself," says Plotinus simply,.
To assure myself he wouldn't sink our fragile boat I took him aside for a stroll in the small backyard.
It was thought advisable for me to have my examinations in a room by myself, because the noise of the typewriter might disturb the other girls.
The embossed books and other apparatus arrived, and I threw myself into the work with renewed confidence.
Again and again I ask impatiently, "Why concern myself with these explanations and hypotheses?"
I made all of the gifts myself, excepting father's handkerchief.
I named him myself after my dear friend Phillips Brooks.
I was surprised to find Mrs. Keller a very young-looking woman, not much older than myself, I should think.
I made her understand, by pointing to a trunk in the hall and to myself and nodding my head, that I had a trunk, and then made the sign that she had used for eating, and nodded again.
Then I let her out into the warm sunshine and went up to my room and threw myself on the bed exhausted.
I lift it, but ask myself: could I have abstained from lifting my arm at the moment that has already passed?
If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself; and my shortcomings and inconsistencies do not affect the truth of my statement.
I assure you I myself have experienced... and so... because...
I myself will go and ask him, I!... does that satisfy you?
Why did I bind myself to her?
I knew that if I once let myself see her I should not have strength to go on refusing what she wanted.
I hold myself responsible for her death.
I carried the little story to the post-office myself, feeling as if I were walking on air.
I found it much easier and pleasanter to be taught by myself than to receive instruction in class.
I could not have done it myself, I should not have had the courage, but it's splendid.
She thought: "If I seem not to notice he will think that I do not sympathize with him; if I seem sad and out of spirits myself, he will say (as he has done before) that I'm in the dumps."
My teacher is so near to me that I scarcely think of myself apart from her.
I hung about the dangerous frontier of "guess," avoiding with infinite trouble to myself and others the broad valley of reason.
I'm just a country hick myself.
I can take care of myself.
If you'll just point the way, I'll be glad to go by myself.
We'll go, then, and I promise to keep my hands to myself.
Let's just say I learned the hard way that I can take care of myself.
Thanks, but I can take care of myself.
It gets lonely out there all by myself.
I guess I should go to college and make something of myself.
I'd rather not make a fool out of myself.
I have to learn to control myself.
I wanted to stop and see it for myself.
Watching strangers is one thing but I won't look at myself.
But first, I must protect myself from the worthless snapping hounds of police before I search out this mystery clairvoyant.
I decided to see for myself.
Speak up, bitch, I said to myself, but she was reluctant.
I'm just kidding myself.
I telephoned their office with the intention of informing them myself.
Betsy had driven our only car so I wasn't able to drive over there myself.
I wouldn't mind having one myself.
I took a deep breath trying to control myself.
"Look," I said as I took a gulp of air to steady myself.
I must have made a sound as my stomach again roiled and I grabbed the wall to steady myself.
Why should I not defend myself?
I can't keep such horrible things to myself.
I think I can teach myself how to keep from seeing deaths whenever I touch someone.
I'm not yet in control of myself.
There's a greater purpose than myself.
I was going to Darkyn myself to make a deal to save you.
"Yeah. I forgave him, but I just …I think I'm angrier at myself for falling for all his lies than I am at him for lying," she admitted.
But then I'm afraid we might never even see her again and I just won't let myself believe that.
"I'd sure need more than one bottle of vodka myself," Dean agreed.
If you're gonna discuss the Dawkins, I'd best excuse myself.
I could go down to the courthouse myself and learn all those answers.
I'm not going to ride in some old buggy and make a fool of myself!
I just came up here by myself to check out the property in general.
Nasty bitches like me eat them alive, but in your case I'll try to restrain myself.
"I may even vote for you myself!" she said with a smile as they rolled forward.
I couldn't let that happen nor could I remove them myself since Billy and the boy had seen them.
I've learned this altogether unpleasant lesson myself.
"You can show me your marking, or I can hold you down and look myself," he warned.
I guess a better answer is that I need time to heal before I can trust myself to love you, Deidre.
Yes and at myself.
You have no idea how much that makes me hate myself sometimes, he said.
"I retain the ability to heal myself and my mate," Darkyn said.
Well, actually, I was speaking for myself when I told her that wasn't I?
I wanted to work this thing out by myself.
I convinced myself that you and I had married the wrong people.
I woke myself up talking.
Or cast myself into the Lake of Souls.
When the Lake has subsided, I will throw myself in.
I've humiliated myself, she mumbled.
I didn't come here to throw myself at your feet for a place to stay.
I've faced enough in my time to take care of myself.
I'll show myself soon, Wynn said, unconcerned.
I ask myself that a few times a day.
"I'll never let myself feel anything for you," he said.
So can I kill myself?
"I can do it myself," she said.
In that case, then, if you ever hurt me, I'll throw myself to the ocean!
You can teach me how to defend myself against monsters if you get tired of bailing me out.
I was just preparing one for myself in the kitchen.
If Tamer gives you any resistance, let me know, and I.ll drag him here myself, he instructed.
It'll take me a few days to position myself to take advantage of it.
I can take care of myself for the most part, and wouldn't mind rough conditions.
And I can take care of myself.
"I couldn't live with myself if I left everyone to die," she said.
I'm far too short myself or I'd try it on.
I was picking myself up from a minor miscue and Donnie had skied ahead of me to base.
I tremble as I wait, more so than even when first I gave myself to a man.
I'd even feel terrible about myself after I'd done it and most likely be devastated.
She talks forward of the spring; seeing the flowers and the young people riding on these new wheels called bicycles, but I think to myself she'll not last the winter.
I'd probably have wasted him myself.
I'll try to make myself scarce.
He knew damn well I couldn't chase him down even if I killed myself trying.
I truly wanted to do it myself!
He promised to take me to Telluride, not some God forsaken place out in the effing woods where I could kill myself!
I was too busy feeling sorry for myself.
I'd had a problem myself all along, not seeing Edith as being on the brink of suicide.
Now I'm just kicking myself for not figuring out the whole business earlier.
No, any disgust is toward myself, I could not bear to see it reflected in your eyes.
Really, I'm all right, and I thought I would take a long bath and give myself a pedicure.
His face softened as he touched her arm."Would you mind if I kept this one to myself?"
I have been keeping something about myself from you.
I am so sorry; I just couldn't bring myself to tell you.
I convinced myself that maybe things would work out.
I pulled myself together enough to leave, yet I couldn't let you go.
Each time we met, I couldn't bring myself to ruin the happiness.
If I hurt you, I couldn't live with myself.
Jackson heard Elisabeth say, "Ouch. Oh no, I cut myself."
I can't believe it myself.
I'm pretty grossed out by the whole thing myself.
More importantly, thank you for giving me the opportunity to prove myself worthy of you daughter.
I figured how to get the door open by myself.
I am perfectly capable of taking care of myself, but if you think I want to spend the rest of my life like this, you don't know me at all.
When she sent me the picture, I had to come see for myself.
I could tell him it was my fault - that I was forcing myself on you.
If you want me to behave myself, we're going to have to stop this.
I took your advice, and I got myself engaged.
I'm making a fool of myself.
"I didn't drown myself so you could give up!" she snapped, growing upset.
"Find Toby, blow myself up," he said.
Then she told me to kill myself.
It doesn't matter, Kiki. I'll do what I'm supposed to. It's what I've resigned myself to do.
"Andre knew," Rhyn said quietly. "Andre always knew. It's why he didn't kill me. You ever wonder why he let me live, even after what I'd done to you? I didn't know it at the time, but he was doing me a favor. He was putting me some place safe. He knew I deserved a second chance, long before Katie, long before I realized it myself."
You're making me second guess myself, Rhyn.
I'll march into Hell and confront Darkyn myself.
I wasn't ugly, but I didn't consider myself beautiful.
I rolled my eyes at myself.
When we got back home, I plopped myself down in front of the TV and watched it for the rest of the day.
I've got a few old things like that myself.
I'm doing it—me, myself and I— no one else.
If the sorry son-of-a-bitch isn't dead and I find him, I think I'll kill him myself!
It makes me feel terribly guilty, enjoying myself with you.
I should be wearing black instead of enjoying myself, even if it's only once in awhile.
I swore to myself I'd never, ever mention it!
I needed some time to myself.
I was just about to pat myself on the back for weaseling out the location of Corbin's tent.
Instead I should be ashamed of myself for not telling Gibbons to be mum about our looking for the guy.
I think he used to bike and I do some myself.
Sometimes I come on a little too strong—half the time I don't know myself if I'm kidding or serious.
I trust Alex and I trust myself.
"I just wonder what I got myself into," he said softly behind her.
I used to walk up on the hill by myself all the time.
I didn't realize it myself for a long time.
I've only had three people on my mind lately – me, myself and I.
I don't want to set myself up for that kind of hurt.
I have to pinch myself every morning to make sure I'm not dreaming.
"I wonder myself," he said wistfully.
Just so I'll know I'm not making a complete fool of myself.
I shouldn't lower myself to your games.
I can do it myself.
I guess I just shot myself in the foot.
I tried to convince myself it didn't matter, but it does.
I know she's not, but I'm telling myself she is, Darian thought to himself.
At least I serve a higher cause than myself.
You showed me something a week ago, a vision on a path I cannot see myself.
I should blame myself, she said.
"Maybe I hoped you could do what I could not do for myself," she said.
"I won't let myself love you, and I won't let you fall in love with me," she added, snatching her coat and jerkily pulling it on as she strode to the door.
I've got no magic, so chances are I'm gonna get myself killed a time or two.
To trust myself instead of the words of others.
I want to see for myself what is happening in my kingdom.
I let him do as he wanted, let myself believe he was a loyal advisor.
I will decide for myself where his loyalty is.
I appreciate your concern, but I can take care of myself.
Is this another thing I can't do by myself?
I know they can and I'm not required to do that, but I was enjoying myself.
I was only thinking about myself.
I am ashamed of myself.
I'm just not supposed to be pulling myself up with my left arm.
I hired someone instead of trying to do it myself.
You promised to protect me, but instead you ran off and left me to take care of myself.
Then I pulled myself together.
I was only talking to myself.
I'm a big girl now and I can take care of myself.
I'm perfectly happy out here by myself.
I can walk by myself, you know.
I got into this on my own and I'll handle it myself.
When I saw you with him in the hospital, I thought you two were an item again and I had only myself to blame.
I thought I had to prove something to myself.
Never considered myself enslaved to my cause.
I keep telling myself that's my problem.
"I can't stand myself today," she muttered.
"Do I really have to repeat myself, Jessi?" he demanded.
That I should repent on the morrow and rally myself on my over-wrought ecstasy never once entered my thoughts.
The Vallee Noire, so it seemed to me, was part and parcel of myself, the framework in which my life was set, the native costume that I had always worn - what worlds away from the silks and satins that are suited for the public stage.
I let myself be carried away by the secret charm of the air I breathed; my native air, I might almost call it.
But I was so shrewdly taxed with posing as a strong-minded woman and a philosopher that one fine day I said to myself, ` What, I wonder, is philosophy?'
The hero, who is none other than George Sand in man's disguise, makes confession of faith: - " I have never imposed constancy on myself.
"At Padua," he said to a friend, "I studied law to please my father, and theology to please myself."
"I buried myself," he says, "in my laboratory, and in fourteen months read a course of chemical lectures to a very full audience."
As he rose in the morning he prayed: " O God, grant that throughout this coming day I may be able to love my neighbour as myself."
"This land Persis," says Darius, in an inscription at Persepolis, "which Ahuramazda has given to me, which is beautiful and rich in horses and men, according to the will of Ahuramazda and myself it trembles before no enemy."
But I appeared to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as El Shaddai and by my name Yahweh I did not make myself known to them."
" I cannot forgive myself the contemptuous treatment of a man who, with all his faults, was entitled to my esteem; and I can less forgive, in a personal attack, the cowardly concealment of my name and character."
expressed it, "where a: Presbyterian and myself shall be like Castor and Pollux, the one up and the other down," and to which also a very meagre salary was attached.
Of the six edicts four were of minor importance, and, I flattered myself, even of his friendship and esteem, I never had that of his correspondence," but there is no doubt that Adam Smith met Turgot in Paris, and it is generally admitted that The Wealth of Nations owes a good deal to Turgot.
"Theology," he wrote to a friend, "I can bring myself to study no more.
Wesley was in his friend's congregation on April 1, but says," I could scarcely reconcile myself to this strange way of preaching in the fields ...
When it was urged that some were too poor to do this, he replied, "Then put eleven of the poorest with me; and if they can give anything, well: I will call on them weekly, and if they can give nothing I will give for them as well as for myself."
I have given up all idea of burying myself in Egypt or Italy.
From this it follows that nothing beyond myself exists; for what is experience is its (the self's) states."
" I certainly," he writes to his most intimate friend, " am under great personal obligations to SaintSimon; that is to say, he helped in a powerful degree to launch me in the philosophical direction that I have now definitely marked out for myself, and that I.shall follow without looking back for the rest of my life."
At Torquay, in 1838, he wrote Audley Court on one of his rare excursions, for he had no money for touring, nor did he wish for change: he wrote at this time, "I require quiet, and myself to myself, more than any man when I write."
As for French, I am far from being so thorough a master of it as I could wish, but I know so much of it that I could perfect myself in it at any time with very little trouble, especially if I pass three or four months in France."
In his will he desired to be buried without any state and without a monument, "but at the utmost a plain stone with this superscription only, Vermis sum, acknowledging myself to be unworthy of the least outward regard in this world and unworthy of any remembrance that hath been so great a sinner."
When I looked around, before the session was well under way, I found myself alone.
It may be difficult to reconcile the two declarations made by him at different times: "I do not wish to join a schismatic society; I am isolated," and "As for myself, I consider that I belong by conviction to the Old Catholic community."
Or are they really substances separate from, though related to, myself, who am also a substance?
7 For whensoever, 0 son of Bharata, there is decay of righteousness And a rising up of unrighteousness, then I create myself, 8 For the protecting of the good and for the destroying of evil-doers, And for the establishing of righteousness I arise from age to age."
He would go from town to town, "travelling up and down as a stranger in the earth, which way the Lord inclined my heart; taking a chamber to myself in the town where I came, and tarrying sometimes a month, more or less, in a place"; and the reason he gives for this migratory habit is that he was "afraid both of professor and profane, lest, being a tender young man, he should be hurt by conversing much with either."
"When I myself was in the deep, shut up under all [the burden of corruptions], I could not believe that I should ever overcome; my troubles, my sorrows and my temptations were so great that I thought many times I should have despaired, I was so tempted.
Having felt reciprocal pressures in touch, I infer similar pressures between myself and the external world.
I am conscious only of myself as a person, and of my bodily signs.
Again, in being conscious of myself, I am not conscious of my mind in the abstract without my body.
As a human person, I am body and soul; and the idealistic identification of the Ego with soul or mind, involving the corollary that my body belongs to the non-Ego and is no part of myself, is the reductio ad absurdum of idealism.
I have sailed from the Indies to Persia in Indian ships, when no European has been aboard but myself.
He writes of himself, excusing the composition of his memoirs, that he has known little or nothing of contemporary celebrities, and that his memory is inaccurate: "All my energy was directed upon one end - to improve myself, to form my own mind, to sound things thoroughly, to free myself from the bondage of unreason...
"I cannot say how happy I esteem myself in having seen so much of one so truly great as Grotius.
This question I have duly considered, and though I am not able to satisfy myself completely I am nearly persuaded that the circumstance depends on the weight and number of the ultimate particles of the several gases."
In 1562 she amused herself for some days by living "with her little troop" in the house of a burgess of St Andrews "like a burgess's wife," assuring the English ambassador that he should not find the queen there, - "nor I know not myself where she is become."
I cannot say there is no vanity in making this funeral oration of myself, but I hope it is not a misplaced one; and this is a matter of fact which is easily cleansed and ascertained."
In Sura 6 of the Majmu` the Nosairi says: "I make for the Door, I prostrate myself before the Name, I worship the Idea."
As soon as this order, by the slow method of communication by sea, reached the newspapers, Lincoln (May 19) published a proclamation declaring it void; adding further, "Whether it be competent for me as commander-in-chief of the army and navy to declare the slaves of any state or states free, and whether at any time or in any case it shall have become a necessity indispensable to the maintenance of the government to exercise such supposed power, are questions which under my responsibility I reserve to myself, and which I cannot feel justified in leaving to the decision of commanders in the field.
"I found him," said Bright, "in his office in Mosley Street, introduced myself to him, and told him what I wanted."