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Self Denial quotes by Gardiner Spring
#1. The evidence of our acceptance in the Beloved rises in proportion to our love, to our repentance, to our humility, to our faith, to our self-denial, to our delight in duty. Other evidence than this the Bible knows not God has not given. #Quote by Gardiner Spring
Self Denial quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson
#2. Noble disappointment, noble self-denial are not to be admired, not even to be pardoned, if they bring bitterness. It is one thing to enter the kingdom of heaven maim; another to maim yourself and stay without. #Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Self Denial quotes by Vince Lombardi
#3. Character is the direct result of mental attitude. I believe that character is higher than the intellect. I believe that leadership is in sacrifice, in self-denial, in humility and in the perfectly disciplined will. This is the distinction between great and little men. #Quote by Vince Lombardi
Self Denial quotes by Oscar Wilde
#4. The tragedy of the poor is that they can afford nothing but self denial. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Self Denial quotes by Richard Baxter
#5. Our very business is to teach the great lesson of self-denial and humility to our people, and how unfit is it then that we should be proud ourselves! #Quote by Richard Baxter
Self Denial quotes by Skip Vaccarello
#6. But some of it (evangelistic persuasion) is going to come through service. The deficit that many Christians face is that people look at followers of Christ more for what they're against than what they're for. #Quote by Skip Vaccarello
Self Denial quotes by Joseph Williams
#7. I find afflictions to be good for me. I have always found them so. Afflictions are happy means in the hands of the Holy Spirit to subdue my corruptions, my pride, my evil passions, my inordinate love to the creature. Afflictions soften my hard heart, bring me to my knees, increase faith, increase love, increase humility, increase self-denial. Afflictions make me poor in spirit, and nothing in my own eyes. #Quote by Joseph Williams
Self Denial quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#8. Let India become alive by self-purification, that is self-restraint and self-denial, and she will be a boon to herself and mankind. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Self Denial quotes by Louis MacNeice
#9. The individualist is an atom thinking about himself (Thank God I am not as other men); the communist, too often, is an atom having ecstasies of self-denial (Thank God I am one in a crowd). #Quote by Louis MacNeice
Self Denial quotes by Elizabeth Gaskell
#10. ... he strove to leave his life in the hands of God, and to forget himself. #Quote by Elizabeth Gaskell
Self Denial quotes by Caroline Knapp
#11. Cottage cheese is one of our culture's most visible symbols of self-denial; marketed honestly, it would appear in dairy cases with warning labels: this substance is self-punitive; ingest with caution. #Quote by Caroline Knapp
Self Denial quotes by John R.W. Stott
#12. 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. #Quote by John R.W. Stott
Self Denial quotes by William Lyon Mackenzie King
#13. Self-denial and self-discipline, however, will be recognized as the outstanding qualities of a good soldier. #Quote by William Lyon Mackenzie King
Self Denial quotes by Louis De Montfort
#14. Chosen soul, how will you bring this about? What steps will you take to reach the high level to which God is calling you? The means of holiness and salvation are known to everybody, since they are found in the Gospel; the masters of the spiritual life have explained them; the Saints have practiced them ... These means are: sincere humility, unceasing prayer, complete self-denial, abandonment to Divine Providence, and obedience to the will of God. #Quote by Louis De Montfort
Self Denial quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#15. The doctrine of Christ, which teaches love, humility, and self-denial, had always attracted me. But I
found a contrary law, both in the history of the past and in the present organization of our lives – a law
repugnant to my heart, my conscience, and my reason, but one that flattered my animal instincts. I knew
that if I accepted the doctrine of Christ, I should be forsaken, miserable, persecuted, and sorrowing, as
Christ tells us His followers will be. I knew that if I accepted that law of man, I should have the
approbation of my fellow-men; I should be at peace and in safety; all possible sophisms would be at
hand to quiet my conscience and I should 'laugh and be merry,' as Christ says. I felt this, and therefore I
avoided a closer examination of the law of Christ, and tried to comprehend it in a way that should not
prevent my still leading my animal life. But, finding that impossible, I desisted from all attempts at
comprehension. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Self Denial quotes by Ramachandra Guha
#16. Our treatment of Adivasi is a blot on Indian democracy. Only someone who cares sincerely for the future of this country will say that. Others will say that 'Oh no no, they are doing fine, they live wonderfully… It is all hyperbole, exaggerated and manufactured dissent.' If you are in a mode of self-denial, you will stay where you are- a flawed, intolerant and imperfect society. The main task of any nationalist is to be ashamed of crimes committed against his fellow citizens in the name of nationalism. #Quote by Ramachandra Guha
Self Denial quotes by Hazrat Inayat Khan
#17. His constant fight is with the Nafs (self-interest), the root of all disharmony and the only enemy of man. By crushing this enemy man gains mastery over himself; this wins for him mastery over the whole universe, because the wall standing between the self and the Almighty has been broken down. Gentleness, mildness, respect, humility, modesty, self-denial, conscientiousness, tolerance and forgiveness are considered by the Sufi as the attributes which produce harmony within one's own soul as well as within that of another. #Quote by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Self Denial quotes by Brennan Manning
#18. Though lip service is paid to the gospel of grace, many Christians live as if only personal discipline and self-denial will mold the perfect me. The emphasis is on what I do rather than on what God is doing. In this curious process God is a benign old spectator in the bleachers who cheers when I show up for morning quiet time. #Quote by Brennan Manning
Self Denial quotes by Chip Ingram
#19. Total commitment is about being wise and smart, not necessarily being noble or virtuous. It's not so much about self-denial but about logic and common sense. It's not so much about what you lose; it's about what you gain. #Quote by Chip Ingram
Self Denial quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#20. A complete fast is a complete and literal denial of self. It is the truest prayer. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Self Denial quotes by Stanley Cohen
#21. By contrast, the late-modern and post-modern self has in essence no essence. To this fragmented, fluid and compartmentalized self, denial, far from being an aberration, is only to be expected. This, however, is not just a change in world-views. Freud himself was quite clear that the unitary self of even the healthiest, 'integrated' person was permanently under siege. The self could never be fully socialized; denial and self-deception are part of being human. #Quote by Stanley Cohen
Self Denial quotes by Ossian Everett Mills
#22. So, let us, you and I, for the sake of our brother man, individually strive by example and influence to lift the standard of thought and conduct from the low level of selfishness and self-indulgence up to the lofty realms of aspirational thought and self-denial. #Quote by Ossian Everett Mills
Self Denial quotes by Billy Graham
#23. Jesus Christ spoke frankly to His disciples concerning the future ... In unmistakable language He told them that discipleship means a life of self-denial, and the bearing of a cross. #Quote by Billy Graham
Self Denial quotes by Marianne De Pierres
#24. Ixion exists as an antidote to the rules and conventions of other places. We believe that indulging in pleasure will make better people. Self-denial and discipline and virtue are all myths invented to control you. #Quote by Marianne De Pierres
Self Denial quotes by Og Mandino
#25. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. #Quote by Og Mandino
Self Denial quotes by Joe Paterno
#26. There has to be some self-denial. #Quote by Joe Paterno
Self Denial quotes by Jeremy Taylor
#27. A pure mind in a chaste body is the mother of wisdom and deliberation; sober counsels and ingenuous actions; open deportment and sweet carriage; sincere principles and unprejudiced understanding; love of God and self-denial; peace and confidence; hol #Quote by Jeremy Taylor
Self Denial quotes by Henry James
#28. True admiration," said Mrs. Keith, "is one half respect and the other half self-denial. #Quote by Henry James
Self Denial quotes by K.P. Yohannan
#29. God's word tells us that righteousness is a gift; it cannot be earned. But godliness is not a gift. We must pay a price to touch godliness through a daily decision to die to self and embrace the cross. God calls us to learn godliness in the classroom of life among people as we sit on airplanes and buses, walk among our neighbors and labor at our factories or desks. #Quote by K.P. Yohannan
Self Denial quotes by Ashim Shanker
#30. Writing creatively is a process of self-consumption that requires one to dive deeply inside of oneself with no guarantee of reemergence. #Quote by Ashim Shanker
Self Denial quotes by David Hume
#31. Self-denial is a monkish virtue. #Quote by David Hume
Self Denial quotes by Louisa May Alcott
#32. For in that sad yet happy hour, she had learned not only the bitterness of remorse and despair, but the sweetness of self-denial and self-control, and led by her mother's hand, she had drawn nearer to the Friend who always welcomes every child with a love stronger than that of any father, tenderer than that of any mother. #Quote by Louisa May Alcott
Self Denial quotes by Philip Zaleski
#33. Fidelity in marriage requires self-will and self-denial. #Quote by Philip Zaleski
Self Denial quotes by Martin Luther
#34. A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing, and suffers nothing, is worth nothing. #Quote by Martin Luther
Self Denial quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#35. Forgiveness, that noblest of all self-denial, is a virtue which he alone who can practise in himself can willingly believe in another. #Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
Self Denial quotes by Emma Goldman
#36. The Fathers of the Church can well afford to preach the gospel of Christ. It contains nothing dangerous to the regime of authority and wealth; it stands for self-denial and self-abnegation, for penance and regret, and is absolutely inert in the face of every [in]dignity, every outrage imposed upon mankind. #Quote by Emma Goldman
Self Denial quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#37. Faithfulness in Christian marriage entails that: great mortification. For a Christian man there is no escape. Marriage may help to sanctify and direct to its proper object his sexual desires; its grace may help him in the struggle; but the struggle remains. It will not satisfy him–as hunger may be kept off by regular meals. It will offer as many difficulties to the purity proper to that state, as it provides easements. No man, however truly he loved his betrothed and bride as a young man, has lived faithful to her as a wife in mind and body without deliberate conscious exercise of the will, without self-denial. #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Self Denial quotes by George MacDonald
#38. Alas! this time is never the time for self-denial, it is always the next time. Abstinence is so much more pleasant to contemplate upon the other side of indulgence. #Quote by George MacDonald
Self Denial quotes by Laura Lanni
#39. For a full minute, I held my breath. For sixty seconds, maybe more, I existed in an idiotic state of self-denial from completely free, available, and fresh oxygen. I like oxygen. It's one of my favorite elements. Its absence was not helping with my lightheaded situation.
And then he did it. Eddie Wixim touched his lips to mine, and for the first time in my life I wasn't thinking with my brain." Anna Wixim, OR NOT TO BE #Quote by Laura Lanni
Self Denial quotes by Pepper Winters
#40. The difference of loving someone and being in love, Ren, is loving someone can be full of obligation and self-denial. But being in love makes you selfish and greedy and hungry. It turns you into a self-serving monster because you can't breathe unless you have the one person you need. #Quote by Pepper Winters
Self Denial quotes by James McGreevey
#41. I think - I think you have a conscience growing up in a loving family with a nurturing community. And I think what happens is, and that's part of the problem of being in the closet which is a very sick place. I mean it's self loathing. It's self denial. And you keep that separate. #Quote by James McGreevey
Self Denial quotes by Michelle Singletary
#42. To sum it up: Discipline + Self-denial = Cents for the Kingdom! #Quote by Michelle Singletary
Self Denial quotes by Frederick William Robertson
#43. Simpler manners, purer lives; more self-denial; more earnest sympathy with the classes that lie below us, nothing short of that can lay the foundations of the Christianity which is to be hereafter, deep and broad. #Quote by Frederick William Robertson
Self Denial quotes by Honore De Balzac
#44. The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute. #Quote by Honore De Balzac
Self Denial quotes by Charles Simmons
#45. Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage. #Quote by Charles Simmons
Self Denial quotes by Sarah Dessen
#46. Sometimes it seems safer to hold it all in, where the only person who can judge is yourself. #Quote by Sarah Dessen
Self Denial quotes by Lord Chesterfield
#47. Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others. #Quote by Lord Chesterfield
Self Denial quotes by James Patterson
#48. But to be the best, to reach the pinnacle, requires self-denial, sacrifice, discipline, humility, and preparation. You have to hurt yourself, scold yourself, analyze yourself, recognize your weaknesses at the same time try to eliminate them. And those weaknesses you can't eliminate must be minimized. You must create a plan that highlights your strengths and hides your flaws. You have to do more than simply want to win. Everybody wants to win, for goodness' sake. But precious few of us are willing to prepare to win. You must do things that are difficult, unpleasant, painful. #Quote by James Patterson
Self Denial quotes by Zoe Heller
#49. The story of Carol's transformation evoked complicated feelings in Rose. It appalled her, of course. The idea of an educated, metropolitan woman voluntarily casting off every vestige of modernity in order to make herself over as a medieval ghetto-dweller was unconscionable - but it also inspired a sneaking envy. By submitting to the restraints of Orthodoxy, Carol had not only performed an impressive act of self-denial - an act guaranteed to appeal to Rosa's ascetic sensibility - but also freed herself from the burden of trying to improvise her own moral code. These days, she always knew what the right thing to do was - or if she didn't, she knew a rabbi who did. Every aspect of her daily life was consonant with her convictions. #Quote by Zoe Heller
Self Denial quotes by Kristen Callihan
#50. I'm in pain now, actual physical pain – in my balls, my abs, my chest. Everything aches with a throbbing persistence, wrought from self-denial. I want this woman more than anything I've ever wanted in my life. But I want to keep her. I have no idea how to keep anyone close to me. Because I have no idea how to expose my heart. #Quote by Kristen Callihan
Self Denial quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#51. Self-denial is the test and definition of self-government. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Self Denial quotes by Chris Froome
#52. Teaching a boy the discipline required for riding and training, as well as self-denial, put him on a road to the sort of self-fulfilment that he might never have dreamed about or have been able to achieve on his own. It gave him his first sense of possibility. The #Quote by Chris Froome
Self Denial quotes by J.I. Packer
#53. There are ministers who never speak of repentance or self-denial. Naturally they are popular, but they are false prophets. #Quote by J.I. Packer
Self Denial quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#54. Self-denial is not a virtue; it is only the effect of prudence on rascality. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Self Denial quotes by Catherine Crook De Camp
#55. Money that may never be spent is nothing but a miser's toy. Saving as an exercise in self-denial is an invalid goal, a sick use of money. #Quote by Catherine Crook De Camp
Self Denial quotes by Jane Mayer
#56. normal condition of man is hard work, self-denial, acquisition and accumulation; as soon as his descendants are freed from the necessity of exertion they begin to degenerate sooner or later in body and mind. #Quote by Jane Mayer
Self Denial quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#57. Change requires sacrifice of the self, which by itself is the fulfillment of the self to the being truly desiring for that change to become a reality in the world, but to all others this fulfillment would only appear to be either altruism or self-denial. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Self Denial quotes by Saint John Chrysostom
#58. Do not the angels differs from us in this respect, that they do not want so many things as we do? Therefore the less we need, the more we are on our way to them; the more we need, the more we sink down to this perishable life. #Quote by Saint John Chrysostom
Self Denial quotes by Og Mandino
#59. Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. #Quote by Og Mandino
Self Denial quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#60. With self-denial and economy now, and steady self-exertion by-and-by, and object in life need not fail you. Venture not to complain that such an object is too selfish, too limited, and lacks interest; be content to labout for independence until you have proved, by winning that prize, your right to look higher. But afterwards, is there nothing more for me in life - no true home - nothing to be dearer to me than myself, and by its paramount preciousness, to draw from me better things than I care to culture for myself only? Nothing, at whose feet I can willingly lay down the whole burden of human egotism, and gloriously take up the nobler charge of labouring and living for others? #Quote by Charlotte Bronte
Self Denial quotes by Walter J. Chantry
#61. Self-denial is the birth pang of spiritual joy. No woman seeks birth pangs, but she willingly endures them for the pleasure of cradling an infant in her arms. It is because of the sheer delight of living for the glory of Jehovah and the satisfaction of dwelling in the presence of His majestic fellowship that Christians submit to the agonies of self-denial. #Quote by Walter J. Chantry
Self Denial quotes by Billy Graham
#62. I believe there is an obedience to the Gospel, there is a self-denial and a bearing of the cross, if you are to be a follower of Christ. Being a Christian is a serious business. #Quote by Billy Graham
Self Denial quotes by Victoria Moran
#63. Simplicity is NOT boring. Simplicity is not self-denial. It is an indulgence, providing you with a wealth of time and space.
Simplicity IS discerning the essential from the unessential. Simplicity is having room for the unexpected. It is savoring life.
Most of all, simplicity is freedom: It's freedom to choose what you want in your life because you're not letting in everything that shows up. It's freedom to do what you want because you're not already committed to more obligations than you can handle and the maintenance of more objects than you'll ever use. #Quote by Victoria Moran
Self Denial quotes by Dennis Garvin
#64. A wilderness experience includes a long walk back. #Quote by Dennis Garvin
Self Denial quotes by George Orwell
#65. Perhaps the Party was rotten under the surface, its cult of strenuousness and self-denial simply a sham concealing iniquity. #Quote by George Orwell
Self Denial quotes by Richard Sennett
#66. The second trait of narcissism in which asceticism plays a role is blankness. "If only I could feel" - in this formula the self-denial and self-absorption reach a perverse fulfillment. Nothing is real if I cannot feel it, but I can feel nothing. The defense against there being something real outside the self is perfected, because, since I am blank, nothing outside me is alive. In therapy the patient reproaches himself for an inability to care, and yet this reproach, seemingly so laden with self-disgust, is really an accusation against the outside. For the real formula is, nothing suffices to make me feel. Under cover of blankness, there is the more childish plaint that nothing can make me feel if I don't want to, and hidden in the characters of those who truly suffer because they go blank faced with a person or activity they always thought they had desired, there is the secret, unrecognized conviction that other people, or other things as they are, will never be good enough. #Quote by Richard Sennett
Self Denial quotes by Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield
#67. Our self-abnegation is thus not for our own sake, but for the sake of others. And thus it is not to mere self-denial that Christ calls us, but specifically to self-sacrifice: not to unselfing ourselves, but to unselfishing ourselves. #Quote by Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield
Self Denial quotes by William Wilberforce
#68. A soft luxurious course of habitual indulgence, is the practice of the bulk of modern Christians: and that constant moderation, that wholesome discipline of restraint and self-denial, which are requisite to prevent the unperceived encroachments of the inferior appetites, seem altogether disused, as the exploded austerities of monkish superstition...

But the persons of whom we are now speaking, forgetting alike the duties they owe to themselves and to their fellow-creatures, often act as though their condition were meant to be a state of uniform indulgence, and vacant, unprofitable sloth...

To multiply the comforts of affluence, to provide for the gratification of appetite, to be luxurious without diseases, and indolent without lassitude, seems the chief study of their lives. Others again seem more to attach themselves to what have been well termed the 'pomps and vanities of this world.' Magnificent houses, grand equipages, numerous retinues, splendid entertainments, high and fashionable connections, appear to constitute, in their estimation, the supreme happiness of life. #Quote by William Wilberforce
Self Denial quotes by Clive Sinclair
#69. If someone like my father chooses to criticise Israeli policies, it's not because he is a self-hating Jew, but because he is not prepared to live in a state of self-denial. #Quote by Clive Sinclair
Self Denial quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#70. There is only one thing which is generally safe from plagiarism
self-denial. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Self Denial quotes by Teresa Of Avila
#71. There is more security in self-denial, mortification, and other like virtues, than in an abundance of tears. #Quote by Teresa Of Avila
Self Denial quotes by Julie Burchill
#72. People - and I include myself - get fat because they choose pleasure over self-denial. #Quote by Julie Burchill
Self Denial quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#73. Love and self-denial for the object loved go hand-in-hand. If I profess to love a certain person, and yet will neither give my silver nor my gold to relieve his wants, nor in any way deny myself comfort or ease for his sake, such love is contemptible; it wears the name, but lacks the reality of love: true love must be measured by the degree to which the person loving will be willing to subject himself to crosses and losses, to suffering and self-denials. After all, the value of a thing in the market is what a man will give for it, and you must estimate the value of a man's love by that which he is willing to give up for it. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Self Denial quotes by Catharine Beecher
#74. So large a portion of those who hold much capital, instead of using their various advantages for the greatest good of those around them, employ the chief of them for mere selfish indulgences; thus inflicting as much mischief on themselves, as results to others from their culpable neglect. A great portion of the rich seem to be acting on the principle, that the more God bestows on them, the less are they under obligation to practise any self-denial, in fulfilling his benevolent plan of raising our race to intelligence and holiness. #Quote by Catharine Beecher
Self Denial quotes by Fulton J. Sheen
#75. Liberty is no heirloom. It requires the daily bread of self-denial, the salt of law and, above all, the backbone of acknowledging responsibility for our deeds. #Quote by Fulton J. Sheen
Self Denial quotes by Scott Sauls
#76. [It is] our inclination to replace Jesus' call to deny ourselves, take up our crosses and follow him. We replace his call with a self-serving path in which we deny our neighbors, take up our comforts and follow our dreams. #Quote by Scott Sauls
Self Denial quotes by David Brainerd
#77. I bless God for this retirement: I never was more thankful for any thing than I have been of late for the necessity I am under of self-denial in many respects. #Quote by David Brainerd
Self Denial quotes by Timothy J. Keller
#78. A marriage based not on self-denial but on self-fulfillment will require a low- or no-maintenance partner who meets your needs while making almost no claims on you. Simply put - today people are asking far too much in the marriage partner. #Quote by Timothy J. Keller
Self Denial quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#79. Let me explain FAITH to you. For example I need faith to keep on working on my product, I need faith to give my best, I need faith to endure the process of production, I need faith to persevere. I need faith to pay the price of self-denial, of sacrifice, of repetition. I need faith to keep myself encouraged while I go through the hardship of labour. #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Self Denial quotes by Søren Kierkegaard
#80. Equally unthinkable among young men of today is a truly religious renunciation of the world, adhered to with daily self-denial. On the other hand almost any theological student is capable of something far more wonderful. He could found a society with the sole object of saving all those who are lost. The age of great and good actions is past, the present is the age of anticipation when even recognition is received in advance. #Quote by Søren Kierkegaard
Self Denial quotes by Thomas Chandler Haliburton
#81. It is easier to make money than to save it. One is exertion, the other, self-denial. #Quote by Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Self Denial quotes by J.M. Mehta
#82. involve self-denial or giving-up of something. Relinquishment or tyag is the real content of renunciation #Quote by J.M. Mehta
Self Denial quotes by John Owen
#83. Faith is the leading grace in all our spiritual warfare and conflict; but all along, while we live, it hath faithful company that adheres to it and helps it. Love works, and hope works, and all other graces - self-denial, readiness to the cross - they all work and help faith. Yet when we come to die, faith is left alone. Now, try what faith will do. Not to be surprised with any thing is the substance of human wisdom; not to be surprised with death is a great part of the substance of our spiritual wisdom. #Quote by John Owen
Self Denial quotes by Mark Kurlansky
#84. Mohandas's marriage, which was arranged when he was thirteen, lasted for the next sixty-two years. Despite his enduring reputation for living a life of simplicity and self-denial, he did not come to this easily and struggled in his youth with uncontrolled appetites, both sexual and gastronomic. In violation of his family's religious code, he experimented with meat eating, hoping it would make him large and strong like the carnivorous English. #Quote by Mark Kurlansky
Self Denial quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#85. Self-denial is often the sacrifice of one sort of self-love for another. #Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
Self Denial quotes by Walter J. Chantry
#86. True Calvinism always leads to the appreciation of self-denial. When the doctrines of grace are warmly preached, denial of self is necessarily one of the chief experiences of the soul. Each one of the doctrines infinitely exalts the most high God and humbles the sinful and human self as a mere worm. #Quote by Walter J. Chantry
Self Denial quotes by Billy Graham
#87. The self-life manifests itself in self-indulgences, such as self-love, self-will, self-seeking, self-pride ... It takes self-denial to turn off the television and spend [time] in prayer ... and read the Scriptures ... the only object in life is that Christ may be honored. #Quote by Billy Graham
Self Denial quotes by Kurt Hahn
#88. What is it that is done to our children that their puberty should deform them? They have the joy of movement; they have an enterprising curiosity; they are ready for sensible self-denial; they dream ahead, and they have a faithful memory, and, above all, great compassion. [ ... ] The well-meaning educator who flatters and humours the young not only does a disservice to the community, but also damages the individual by depriving him of the opportunities of self-discovery. #Quote by Kurt Hahn
Self Denial quotes by Randi Fredricks, Ph.D.
#89. Asceticism, also called ascesis, is the practice of rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint and is performed as a spiritual discipline. Like #Quote by Randi Fredricks, Ph.D.
Self Denial quotes by Craig Groeschel
#90. The road to committed faith is paved with personal abandonment and self-denial. Life ceases to be about us, and it begins to be all about God. #Quote by Craig Groeschel
Self Denial quotes by John Ruskin
#91. Our large trading cities bear to me very nearly the aspect of monastic establishments in which the roar of the mill-wheel and the crane takes the place of other devotional music, and in which the worship of Mammon and Moloch is conducted with a tender reverence and an exact propriety; the merchant rising to his Mammon matins, with the self-denial of an anchorite, and expiating the frivolities into which he maybe beguiled in the course of the day by late attendance at Mammon vespers. #Quote by John Ruskin
Self Denial quotes by Morarji Desai
#92. Society at present suffers far more from waste of money than from want of it. There is dignity in every attempt to economise. It indicates self-denial and imparts strength of character. It produces a well-regulated mind. #Quote by Morarji Desai
Self Denial quotes by A.W. Tozer
#93. Any objection to the carryings on of our present golden-calf Christianity is met with the triumphant reply, "But we are winning them!" And winning them to what? To true discipleship? To cross-carrying? To self-denial? To separation from the world? To crucifixion of the flesh? To holy living? To nobility of character? To a despising of the world's treasures? To hard self-discipline? To love for God? To total committal to Christ? Of course the answer to all these questions is no. #Quote by A.W. Tozer
Self Denial quotes by Vince Lombardi
#94. Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain. Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, most importantly, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in. It's a state of mind-you could call it character in action. #Quote by Vince Lombardi
Self Denial quotes by Walter Scott
#95. There never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in the character which is a stranger to resolute self-denial. #Quote by Walter Scott
Self Denial quotes by J. Mark Bertrand
#96. The cold logic of mid-twentieth-century atheism has now given way to an era of renewed 'spirituality,' but it is an awakening more thrapeutic than pious, more attuned to self-expression than self-denial. It is now fashionable to talk about God, though it is still deeply unfashionable to believe in him. #Quote by J. Mark Bertrand
Self Denial quotes by Alvin R. Dyer
#97. A self-made man, if he is made at all, has already won the battle of life ... he has learned to resist. He has learned the value of money, and how to refuse to spend it. He has learned the value of time, and how the conversion of it into useful things will make of his life something worthwhile. He has learned to say no, to say no at the right time and then to stand by it. Without resistance, and the self-denial which it often imposes, there is no real happiness. In the quest for happiness man must learn that temptation resisted strengthens the mind and the soul. #Quote by Alvin R. Dyer
Self Denial quotes by John Brant
#98. Indeed, the zeal of Boston's rank-and-file marathoners rivaled, and in some ways echoed, the religious passion of Nathaniel Howe and his congregation. The runners indulged in orgies of self-denial-running 100 miles a week, working junk )ohs in order to have time to train, paying their own way to races, banding together in ascetic cells, forgoing the temptations of an idolatrous world in order to attain grace and salvation out on the road. As in Puritan New England, grace was not blithely attained. A believer-a runner-earned it by losing toenails and training down to bone and muscle, just as the Puritans formed calluses on their knees from
praying. No one made a cent from their strenuous efforts. The running life, like the spiritual life, was its own reward. #Quote by John Brant
Self Denial quotes by John Cheever
#99. ...years of resolute self-denial, instead of rewarding him with reserves of fortitude, had left him more than ordinarily susceptible to temptation. #Quote by John Cheever
Self Denial quotes by Charles Henry Fowler
#100. You are born supernaturally through faith, by the grace of God, into the kingdom of righteousness; but you are born a little babe, that is all; and if you make any progress from that point on, it must be by work, by sacrifice, by the practice of Christian virtues, by benevolence, by self-denial, by resisting the adversary, by making valiant war for God and against sin; and on no other basis, am I authorized in giving you a hope that you may come to manhood in Christ Jesus. #Quote by Charles Henry Fowler
Self Denial quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#101. The feelings of devotion, self-sacrifice for one's neighbor, the whole morality of self-denial must be questioned mercilessly and taken to court ... There is too much charm and sugar in these feelings of 'for others,' 'not for myself,' for us not to need to become doubly suspicious at this point and to ask: 'are these not perhaps-seductions? #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Self Denial quotes by Natalia Ginzburg
#102. As far as the education of children is concerned I think they should be taught not the little virtues but the great ones. Not thrift but generosity and an indifference to money; not caution but courage and a contempt for danger; not shrewdness but frankness and a love of truth; not tact but love for one's neighbor and self-denial; not a desire for success but a desire to be and to know. #Quote by Natalia Ginzburg
Self Denial quotes by Jen Pollock Michel
#103. According to Aquinas, effort may not be the best measure of our virtue. #Quote by Jen Pollock Michel
Self Denial quotes by Louisa May Alcott
#104. Ridicule is often harder to bear than self-denial. #Quote by Louisa May Alcott
Self Denial quotes by John F. MacArthur Jr.
#105. The Pharisees weren't teachable; you couldn't tell them anything. So many people are like that; they profess Christ but don't want to hear all that true Christianity demands. The call to self-denial, they reject. They hold high their own ideas, goals, and designs. They want to go their way, and when you try to teach the right way instead, they don't want to hear it. It's not because they're unteachable Christians; it's because they're sham Christians. The one who digs deep empties himself of self-righteousness and self-sufficiency, casts aside his own visions and experiences, and builds on the Word of God for God's glory and not his own. #Quote by John F. MacArthur Jr.
Self Denial quotes by George Eliot
#106. At one time you take pleasure in a sort of perverse self-denial, and at another you have not resolution to resist a thing that you know to be wrong. #Quote by George Eliot
Self Denial quotes by Marty Rubin
#107. Never deny yourself any pleasure, real or imaginary. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Self Denial quotes by John R.W. Stott
#108. The astonishing paradox of Christ's teaching and of Christian experience is this: if we lose ourselves in following Christ, we actually find ourselves. True self-denial is self-discovery. To live for ourselves is insanity and suicide; to live for God and for man is wisdom and life indeed. We do not begin to find ourselves until we have become willing to lose ourselves in the service of Christ and of our fellows. #Quote by John R.W. Stott
Self Denial quotes by D.A. Carson
#109. I would like to buy about three dollars worth of gospel, please. Not too much – just enough to make me happy, but not so much that I get addicted. I don't want so much gospel that I learn to really hate covetousness and lust. I certainly don't want so much that I start to love my enemies, cherish self-denial, and contemplate missionary
service in some alien culture. I want ecstasy, not repentance; I want transcendence, not transformation. I would like to be cherished by some nice, forgiving, broad-minded people, but I

myself don't want to love those from different races – especially if they smell. I would like enough gospel to make my family secure and my children well behaved, but not so much that I find my ambitions redirected or my giving too greatly enlarged. I would
like about three dollars worth of gospel, please. #Quote by D.A. Carson
Self Denial quotes by Kobo Abe
#110. The only way to go beyond work is through work. It is not that work itself is valuable; we surmount work by work. The real value of work lies in the strength of self-denial. #Quote by Kobo Abe
Self Denial quotes by Mikhail Bakunin
#111. Look at Christ, my dear friend: His life was divine through and through, full of self-denial, and He did everything for mankind, finding His satisfaction and His delight in the dissolution of His material being. #Quote by Mikhail Bakunin
Self Denial quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
#112. Self-denial means knowing only Christ, no longer knowing oneself. It means no longer seeing oneself, only him who is going ahead, no longer seeing the way which is too difficult for us. Self-denial says only: he is going ahead; hold fast to him. #Quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Self Denial quotes by Oscar Wilde
#113. Self-denial is simply a method by which arrests his progress, and self-sacrifice a survival of the mutilation of the savage. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Self Denial quotes by Hilaire Belloc
#114. [Heresy is] the dislocation of a complete and self-supporting scheme by the introduction of a novel denial of some essential part therein. #Quote by Hilaire Belloc
Self Denial quotes by Timothy J. Keller
#115. There are thousands of men and women who go to churches and chapels every Sunday, and call themselves Christians. Their names are in the baptismal register. They are reckoned Christians while they live. They are married with a Christian marriage-service. They are buried as Christians when they die. But you never see any "fight" about their religion! Of spiritual strife, and exertion, and conflict, and self-denial, and watching, and warring they know literally nothing at all. Such Christianity . . . is not the Christianity of the Bible. It is not the religion which the Lord Jesus founded, and His Apostles preached. True Christianity is "a fight."3 #Quote by Timothy J. Keller
Self Denial quotes by Eric Hoffer
#116. The act of self-denial seems to confer on us the right to be harsh and merciless toward others. #Quote by Eric Hoffer
Self Denial quotes by Pope Francis
#117. Such self-denial 'may appear demanding,' but it will allow you, so to speak, to be and to breathe within the heart of the church. #Quote by Pope Francis
Self Denial quotes by Ellen G. White
#118. Remember that you will never reach a higher standard than you yourself set. Then set your mark high, and step by step, even though it be by painful effort, by self-denial and sacrifice, ascend the whole length of the ladder of progress. #Quote by Ellen G. White
Self Denial quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#119. Self-denial is indulgence of a propensity to forego. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Self Denial quotes by Orison Swett Marden
#120. GUARD YOUR WEAK POINT. He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty: and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. - Bible. The first and best of victories is for a man to conquer himself: to be conquered by himself is, of all things, the most shameful and vile. - Plato. The worst education which teaches self-denial is better than the best which teaches everything else and not that. - John Sterling. Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. - Seneca. The energy which issues in growth, or assimilates knowledge, must originate in self and be self-directed. - Thomas J. Morgan. #Quote by Orison Swett Marden
Self Denial quotes by Khaled Hosseini
#121. Mamà believed in loyalty above all, even at the cost of self-denial. She also believed it was always best to tell the truth, to tell it plainly, without fanfare, and the more disagreeable the truth, the sooner you had to tell it. #Quote by Khaled Hosseini
Self Denial quotes by Theodore C. Sorensen
#122. If we can but tear the blindfold of self-deception from our eyes and loosen the gag of self-denial from our voices, we can restore our country to greatness. #Quote by Theodore C. Sorensen
Self Denial quotes by L. Ron Hubbard
#123. The only aberration is denial of self. #Quote by L. Ron Hubbard
Self Denial quotes by Jacqueline Novogratz
#124. When we deny the poor and the vulnerable their own human dignity and capacity for freedom and choice, it becomes self-denial. It becomes a denial of both our collective and individual dignity, at all levels of society. #Quote by Jacqueline Novogratz
Self Denial quotes by Grenville Kleiser
#125. Those who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced ... the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. #Quote by Grenville Kleiser
Self Denial quotes by Erich Fromm
#126. Frequently, and not only in the popular usage, sadomasochism is confounded with
love. Masochistic phenomena, especially, are looked upon as expressions of love.
An attitude of complete self-denial for the sake of another person and the
surrender of one's own rights and claims to another person have been praised as
examples of "great love". It seems that there is no better proof for "love" than
sacrifice and the readiness to give oneself up for the sake of the beloved person.
Actually, in these cases, "love" is essentially a masochistic yearning and rooted in the symbiotic need of the person involved. #Quote by Erich Fromm
Self Denial quotes by Frank Herbert
#127. How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him. #Quote by Frank Herbert
Self Denial quotes by Lord Acton
#128. Self-preservation and self-denial: the basis of all political economy. #Quote by Lord Acton
Self Denial quotes by William Benton Clulow
#129. A thorough: miser must possess considerable strength of character to bear the self-denial imposed by his penuriousness. Equal sacrifices, endured voluntarily in a better cause, would make a saint or a martyr. #Quote by William Benton Clulow
Self Denial quotes by Dan Barker
#130. I do understand what love is, and that is one of the reasons I can never again be a Christian. Love is not self denial. Love is not blood and suffering. Love is not murdering your son to appease your own vanity. Love is not hatred or wrath, consigning billions of people to eternal torture because they have offended your ego or disobeyed your rules. Love is not obedience, conformity, or submission. It is a counterfeit love that is contingent upon authority, punishment, or reward. True love is respect and admiration, compassion and kindness, freely given by a healthy, unafraid human being. #Quote by Dan Barker
Self Denial quotes by George Whitefield
#131. Whoever reads the gospel with a single eye, and sincere intentions, will find, that our blessed Lord took all opportunities of reminding his disciples that His Kingdom was not of this world; that His doctrine was a doctrine of the Cross; and that their professing themselves to be His followers, would call them to a constant state of voluntary suffering and self-denial. #Quote by George Whitefield
Self Denial quotes by Terry Pratchett
#132. But a girl starting out in life might well say to herself: 'Is this it? You worked hard and denied yourself things and what you got at the end was hard work and self-denial? #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Self Denial quotes by George Sand
#133. One is happy once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience. #Quote by George Sand
Self Denial quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#134. There is no such thing as selflessness. There are only fair and unfair selfishness. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Self Denial quotes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
#135. Wasn't this the way it was for most people? The time they lived in was an open invitation to a cocktail of self-denial and self-glorification. And if you didn't like the situation you were stuck in, there was always the option of running away from yourself; running away from opinions, from your marriage, from old values, from trends that had otherwise meant so much yesterday. The problem was just that out there, among all the new, you found nothing of what you were looking for deep down inside, because tomorrow it would all be meaningless again. It had become an eternal and fruitless hunt for your own shadow, and the was pitiful. #Quote by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Self Denial quotes by John Sterling
#136. The worst education which teaches self-denial, is better than the best which teaches everything else, and not that. #Quote by John Sterling
Self Denial quotes by Mark Hopkins
#137. The very act of faith by which we receive Christ is an act of the utter renunciation of self, and all its works, as a ground of salvation. It is really a denial of self, and a grounding of its arms in the last citadel into which it can be driven, and is, in its principle, inclusive of every subsequent act of self-denial by which sin is forsaken or overcome. #Quote by Mark Hopkins
Self Denial quotes by Charles Spurgeon
#138. When our troubles are many we are often by grace made courageous in serving our God; we feel that we have nothing to live for in this world, and we are driven, by hope of the world to come, to exhibit zeal, self-denial, and industry. #Quote by Charles Spurgeon
Self Denial quotes by Vince Lombardi
#139. Mental toughness is Spartanism, with all its qualities of self-denial, sacrifice, dedication, fearlessness, and love. #Quote by Vince Lombardi
Self Denial quotes by Theophan The Recluse
#140. The chief evil with relation to the body is love for the body and pitying it. This takes away all the soul's authority over the body and makes the soul the slave of the body. And on the contrary, one who does not spare the body will not be disturbed in whatever he does by apprehensions born of blind love of life. How fortunate is one who is trained to this from childhood! #Quote by Theophan The Recluse
Self Denial quotes by Aiden Wilson Tozer
#141. We love the old saints, missionaries, martyrs, and reformers. Our Luthers, Bunyans, Wesleys and Asburys, etc ... We will write their biographies, reverence their memories, frame their epitaphs, and build their monuments. We will do anything except imitate them. We cherish the last drop of their blood, but watch carefully over the first drop of our own. #Quote by Aiden Wilson Tozer
Self Denial quotes by John Viney
#142. This quality of self-denial in pursuit of a longer-term goal and, indeed, the willpower to maintain the denial, is excellent training for the boardroom. #Quote by John Viney
Self Denial quotes by Guy Debord
#143. The erasure of the personality is the fatal accompaniment to an existence which is concretely submissive to the spectacle's rules, ever more removed from the possibility of authentic experience and thus from the discovery of individual preferences. Paradoxically, permanent self-denial is the price the
individual pays for the tiniest bit of social status. Such an existence demands a fluid fidelity, a succession of continually disappointing commitments to false products. It is a matter of running hard to keep up with the inflation of devalued signs of life. Drugs help one to come to terms with this state of affairs, while madness allows one to escape from it. #Quote by Guy Debord
Self Denial quotes by Melody Beattie
#144. If we weren't trying to control whether a person liked us or his or her reaction to us, what would we do differently? If we weren't trying to control the course of a relationship, what would we do differently? If we weren't trying to control another person's behavior, how would we think, feel, speak, and behave differently than we do now? What haven't we been letting ourselves do while hoping that self-denial would influence a particular situation or person? Are there some things we've been doing that we'd stop? How would we treat ourselves differently? Would we let ourselves enjoy life more and feel better right now? Would we stop feeling so bad? Would we treat ourselves better? If we weren't trying to control, what would we do differently? Make a list, then do it. #Quote by Melody Beattie
Self Denial quotes by Anya VonderLuft
#145. True Christian Living is the willingness to deny yourself and consider pleasing God and obedience to Him to be your highest calling in life no matter what station you are in. The things that you do in secret for God will be of more value in His Sight then the pleasures of this world and doing what people think you should do. #Quote by Anya VonderLuft
Self Denial quotes by Evelyn Waugh
#146. I suppose it's something to do with her black-brained religion not to take care of the body. #Quote by Evelyn Waugh
Self Denial quotes by Charles Grandison Finney
#147. It is a mournful fact that most men, and indeed all men of worldly character, have so much regard to public opinion that they dare not act according to the dictates of their consciences when acting thus would incur the popular frown. #Quote by Charles Grandison Finney
Self Denial quotes by Aldous Huxley
#148. Industrial civilization is only possible when there's no self-denial. Self-indulgence up to the very limits imposed by hygiene and economics. Otherwise the wheels stop turning. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Self Denial quotes by Barbara W. Tuchman
#149. Everything one has a right to do is not best to be done. Benjamin Franklin #Quote by Barbara W. Tuchman
Self Denial quotes by Harriet Martineau
#150. Self-denial is taught much better by inspiring the love of our neighbor, than by the prohibition of innocent comforts and pleasures. Spirituality is much better taught by making spiritual things the objects of supreme desire, than by commanding an ostentatious avoidance of the enjoyments of life. #Quote by Harriet Martineau
Self Denial quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#151. DELUSION, n. The father of a most respectable family, comprising Enthusiasm, Affection, Self-denial, Faith, Hope, Charity and many other goodly sons and daughters. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Self Denial quotes by Isaac Of Nineveh
#152. Love is the fruit of prayer ... Patiently abiding in prayer signifies a man's renunciation of himself. Therefore the self-denial of the soul turns into love for God. #Quote by Isaac Of Nineveh
Self Denial quotes by T.A. Noble
#153. sanctification is coming into personal relationship with a Person in such a way that we increasingly image his scintillating holiness, his compassion, his patience, his self-discipline, his self-denial, his out-going love. #Quote by T.A. Noble
Self Denial quotes by Phillips Brooks
#154. Only the soul that with an overwhelming impulse and a perfect trust gives itself up forever to the life of other men, finds the delight and peace which such complete self-surrender has to give. #Quote by Phillips Brooks
Self Denial quotes by John F. MacArthur Jr.
#155. The true gospel is a call to self-denial. It is not a call to self-fulfillment. #Quote by John F. MacArthur Jr.
Self Denial quotes by Richard Baxter
#156. I take the love of God and self-denial to be the sum of all saving grace and religion. #Quote by Richard Baxter
Self Denial quotes by George Sand
#157. One is happy as a result of one's own efforts, once one knows of the necessary ingredients of happiness-simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and, above all, a clear conscience. Happiness is no vague dream, of that I now feel certain. #Quote by George Sand
Self Denial quotes by Amy Andrews
#158. So, what...in the meantime, you just..." He glanced at her then back at the road. "Deny yourself?"

Em gave a half smile at the incredulity in his voice. Clearly it was a foreign concept to him. "It's okay. I have a battery operated boyfriend awaiting my attention when I get home."

He shot her a quick, open-mouthed stare, his lips parted enticingly. He looked so stunned at her admission she couldn't help but laugh.
"Sorry, didn't you know that women did that, too? Did I shock you?"

"Not at all." He recovered quickly, a big smile splitting his profile. "I'm just trying to decide which is sexier. Self-denial or self-abuse. #Quote by Amy Andrews
Self Denial quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
#159. If any man would come after me, let him deny himself." The disciple must say to himself the same words Peter said of Christ when he denied him: "I know not this man." Self-denial is never just a series of isolated acts of mortification or asceticism. It is not suicide, for there is an element of self-will even in that. To deny oneself is to be aware only of Christ and no more of self, to see only him who goes before and no more the road which is too hard for us. Once more, all that self denial can say is: "He leads the way, keep close to him. #Quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Self Denial quotes by Cornelis P. Venema
#160. In the life of every believer, there is conformity to Christ's suffering, a participation in Christ that inevitably includes the elements of self-denial, shame, and loss. #Quote by Cornelis P. Venema
Self Denial quotes by Thomas Oord
#161. The first important act of self-denial for 21st-century followers of Jesus may be to say no to being too busy to be a disciple. #Quote by Thomas Oord
Self Denial quotes by Criss Jami
#162. I always make sure that the world will prove me right. It gives me the freedom to contradict myself. #Quote by Criss Jami
Self Denial quotes by Marty Rubin
#163. Those who refuse to drink are always thirsty. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Self Denial quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#164. What matters is to understand pleasure, not try to get rid of it - that is too stupid. Nobody can get rid of pleasure. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Self Denial quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#165. Courage, Lucy Snowe! With self-denial and economy now, and steady exertion by-and-by, an object in life need not fail you. Venture not to complain that such an object is too selfish, too limited, and lacks interest; be content to labour for independence until you have proved, by winning that prize, your right to look higher. #Quote by Charlotte Bronte
Self Denial quotes by Richard Baxter
#166. Naturally, men are prone to spin themselves a web of opinions out of their own brain, and to have a religion that may be called their own. They are far readier to make themselves a faith, than to receive that which God hath formed to their hands; are far readier to receive a doctrine that tends to their carnal commodity, or honor, or delight, than one that tends to self-denial. #Quote by Richard Baxter
Self Denial quotes by Orrin Woodward
#167. Self-denial in the pursuit of purpose generates true pleasure while self-indulgence in the pursuit of pleasure generates true misery. #Quote by Orrin Woodward
Self Denial quotes by Harriet Beecher Stowe
#168. You would think no harm in a child's caressing a large dog, even if he was black; but a creature that can think, and reason, and feel, and is immortal, you shudder at; confess it, cousin. I know the feeling among some of you northerners well enough. Not that there is a particle of virtue in our not having it; but custom with us does what Christianity ought to do, - obliterates the feeling of personal prejudice. I have often noticed, in my travels north, how much stronger this was with you than with us. You loathe them as you would a snake or a toad, yet you are indignant at their wrongs. You would not have them abused; but you don't want to have anything to do with them yourselves. You would send them to Africa, out of your sight and smell, and then send a missionary or two to do up all the self-denial of elevating them compendiously. Isn't that it?" "Well, cousin," said Miss Ophelia, thoughtfully, "there may be some truth in this. #Quote by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Self Denial quotes by Jen Hatmaker
#169. But God's idea of a fast is less about what we're against and more about what we are for. (...) When we hear "fast," we put on a yoke of self-denial. When God said "fast," He meant to take off the yoke of oppression. The Isaiah 58 God is not about the mechanics of abstinence; it is a fast from self-obsession, greed, apathy, and elitism. When it becomes more about me than the marginalized I've been charged to serve, I become the confused voice in this passage: "Why have I fasted and you have not seen it? #Quote by Jen Hatmaker
Self Denial quotes by John F. Kennedy
#170. Self-government requires qualities of self-denial and restraint. #Quote by John F. Kennedy
Self Denial quotes by Aiden Wilson Tozer
#171. People who are crucified with Christ have three distinct marks: 1. they are facing only one direction, 2. they can never turn back, and 3. they no longer have plans of their own. #Quote by Aiden Wilson Tozer
Self Denial quotes by Ellen G. White
#172. Many are still tested as was Abraham. They do not hear the voice of God speaking directly from the heavens, but he calls them by the teachings of his word and the events of his providence. They may be required to abandon a career that promises wealth and honor, to leave congenial and profitable associations [127] and separate from kindred, to enter upon what appears to be only a path of self-denial, hardship, and sacrifice. #Quote by Ellen G. White
Self Denial quotes by Louisa May Alcott
#173. The sweetness of self-denial and self-control, #Quote by Louisa May Alcott
Self Denial quotes by Ramon M. Torres
#174. Christianity is more than just a belief; it is a life of discipline, a firm determination to live a life of prayer and contemplation, a life of self-denial and Christlikeness. #Quote by Ramon M. Torres
Self Denial quotes by Matthew Henry
#175. The first lesson in Christ's school is self-denial. #Quote by Matthew Henry
Self Denial quotes by Norman Fischer
#176. Renunciation isn't a moral imperative or a form of self-denial. It's simply cooperation with the way things are: for moments do pass away, one after the other. Resisting this natural unfolding doesn't change it; resistance only makes it painful. So we renounce our resistance, our noncooperation, our stubborn refusal to enter life as it is. We renounce our fantasy of a beautiful past and an exciting future we can cherish and hold on to. Life just isn't like this. Life, time, is letting go, moment after moment. Life and time redeem themselves constantly, heal themselves constantly, only we don't know this, and much as we long to be healed and redeemed, we refuse to recognize this truth. This is why the sirens' songs are so attractive and so deadly. They propose a world of indulgence and wishful thinking, an unreal world that is seductive and destructive. (142) #Quote by Norman Fischer
Self Denial quotes by Blaise Pascal
#177. When malice has reason on its side, it looks forth bravely, and displays that reason in all its luster. When austerity and self-denial have not realized true happiness, and the soul returns to the dictates of nature, the reaction is fearfully extravagant. #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Self Denial quotes by Susie Orbach
#178. Fat is a way of saying no to powerlessness and self-denial. #Quote by Susie Orbach
Self Denial quotes by Ayn Rand
#179. You have sacrificed justice to mercy. You have sacrificed independence to unity. You have sacrificed reason to faith. You have sacrificed wealth to need. You have sacrificed self-esteem to self-denial. You have sacrificed happiness to duty. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Self Denial quotes by J.C. Ryle
#180. This is a very painful and delicate subject, I know, but I dare not turn away from it. It has long been my sorrowful conviction that the standard of daily life among professing Christians in this country has been gradually falling. I am afraid that Christ-like charity, kindness, good temper, unselfishness, meekness, gentleness, good nature, self denial, zeal to do good and separation from the world are far less appreciated than they ought to be and than they used to be in the days of our fathers.

Into the causes of this state of things I cannot pretend to enter fully and can only suggest conjectures for consideration. It may be that a certain profession of religion has become so fashionable and comparatively easy in the present age that the streams which were once narrow and deep have become wide and shallow, and what we have gained in outward show we have lost in quality. It may be that our contemporary affluence and comfortable lifestyles have insensibly introduced a plague of worldliness and self indulgence and a love of ease. What were once called luxuries are now comforts and necessities, and self denial and "enduring hardness" are consequently little known. It may be that the enormous amount of controversy which marks this age has insensibly dried up our spiritual life. We have too often been content with zeal for orthodoxy and have neglected the sober realities of daily practical godliness. Be the causes what they may, I must declare my own belief that the r #Quote by J.C. Ryle
Self Denial quotes by William Law
#181. The reason why you see no real mortification or self-denial, no eminent charity, no profound humility, no heavenly affection, no true contempt of the world, no Christian meekness, no sincere zeal, no eminent piety in the common lives of Christians, is this, because they do not so much as intend to be exact and exemplary in these virtues. #Quote by William Law
Self Denial quotes by Walter J. Chantry
#182. Of all people however, Reformed Christians should resurrect the biblical teaching on self-denial from its unjust obscurity. it is not the property of Medieval Flagellants. We dare not yield it as the property of the "deeper life" movement. It was the Son of God who said, "Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me." Mark 8:34 #Quote by Walter J. Chantry
Self Denial quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#183. The darkness makes everything disappear but it makes nothing go away. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Self Denial quotes by Cathy Guisewite
#184. I'm lucky that my real-life Mom has both a great sense of humor about herself and an amazing ability to slip into complete denial if the subject matter gets a little too close to home. #Quote by Cathy Guisewite
Self Denial quotes by Tupac Shakur
#185. How could Reagan live in a White
House, which has a lot of rooms,and there be homelessness? And he's talking about helping. I don't believe that there is anyone that is going hungry in America simply by reason of denial or lack of ability to feed them. It is by people not knowing where or how to get this help. Why can't he take people off the street and put them in his White House? Then he'll have people from the streets to help him with his ideas. Not helpless! Homeless! Not helpless They haven't been homeless forever.They've done things in society.The White House would be tainted because he doesn't want to get dirty. #Quote by Tupac Shakur
Self Denial quotes by Brennan Manning
#186. That which is denied cannot be healed. #Quote by Brennan Manning
Self Denial quotes by James Hollis
#187. Anger is generally seen as an unwelcome presence in our midst, however natural it may be. Although each person, and each society, is charged with how anger is to be appropriately channeled, the denial of anger, or its continuous repression, is a deep source of our psychopathology and will invariably seek its expression in a less healthful fashion. #Quote by James Hollis
Self Denial quotes by Susan Ee
#188. Raffe arches his brow at me. 'You should be with a nice human boy. One who takes your orders and puts up with your demands. Someone who dedicates his life to keeping you safe and well fed. Someone who can make you happy. Someone you can be proud of.' He waves his hand at the Watchers. 'There's nobody like that in this lot.'
I glare at him. 'I'll be sure to pass him by you first before I' – settle for – 'choose him.'
'You do that. I'll let him know what's expected of him.'
'Assuming he survives your interrogation,' says Howler.
'Big assumption,' says Cyclone.
'I'd like to be there to watch,' says Hawk. 'Should be interesting. #Quote by Susan Ee
Self Denial quotes by Martin Amis
#189. When the sky is as grey as this - impeccably grey, a denial, really of the very concept of colour - and the stooped millions lift their heads, it's hard to tell the air from the impurities in our human eyes, as if the sinking climbing paisley curlicues of grit were part of the element itself, rain, spores, tears, film, dirt. Perhaps, at such moments, the sky is no more then the sum of the dirt that lives in our human eyes. #Quote by Martin Amis
Self Denial quotes by Ellen Hopkins
#190. Denial is a powerful thing. It makes you believe lies. #Quote by Ellen Hopkins
Self Denial quotes by Ofeibea Quist-Arcton
#191. Is Guinea prepared? And that's the question because of course these three countries had very, very weak health institutions. Many people had said that there was denial in Guinea, that many people in Guinea either said that Ebola did not exist or were hostile to any sort of Ebola health and safety awareness - how to deal with it. #Quote by Ofeibea Quist-Arcton
Self Denial quotes by Gerald Stern
#192. I think it's in Malone Dies that Beckett's creature is in a kind of prison or hospital. As I recall, he is visited twice a day, slop brought in and slop taken out. He has a stub of a pencil, a bit of paper. And he asks questions, ten, sven, I don't remember, "Why am I here?" "What day is it?" The last one, no. 10 maybe, says "Number your answers." This is not just desperation and clinging to something called 'reason'--by his fingertips--that is humanity, shit-smeared, hopeless, and mad humanity--in the face of all denial. Our work is about that. My work. #Quote by Gerald Stern
Self Denial quotes by Audre Lorde
#193. Advocating the mere tolerance of difference between women is the grossest reformism. it is a total denial of the creative function of difference in our lives. Difference must be not merely toleration, but seen as a fund of necessary polarities between which our creativity can spark like a dialectic. Only then does the necessity for interdependency become unthreatening. Only within the interdependency of different strengths, acknowledged and equal, can the power to seek new ways of being in the world generate, as well as the courage and sustenance to act where there are no charters #Quote by Audre Lorde
Self Denial quotes by Ehsan Sehgal
#194. To display one's talents is not an objectionable subject. However, denial of other's talents is, tantamount to denying yourself. #Quote by Ehsan Sehgal
Self Denial quotes by Pope Dionysius
#195. We make assertions and denials of what is next to [the Divine Nature], but never of It, for It is both beyond every assertion, being the perfect and unique cause of all things, and, by virtue of Its preeminently simple and absolute nature, free of every limitation, beyond every limitation; it is also beyond every denial. #Quote by Pope Dionysius
Self Denial quotes by Mary Pride
#196. We need to stop allowing the unsupported testimony of children who are of an age where they can barely distinguish fantasy and reality. #Quote by Mary Pride
Self Denial quotes by Terry Rossio
#197. It is a rare man who can prevail in the face of comfort. Freedom is fragile and elusive, for rarely does the appreciation of it exceed the pleasure of being able to tell others what to do. There is but one tick on the accuracy scale between 'optimism' and 'denial.' #Quote by Terry Rossio
Self Denial quotes by John C. Lilly
#198. I am a thin layer of all those beings on [samadhi level] 3, mingling, connected with one another in a spherical surface around the whole known universe. Our "backs" are to the void. We are creating energy, matter and life at the interface between the void and all known creation. We are facing into the known universe, creating it, filling it. I am one with them; spread in a thin layer around the sphere with a small, slightly greater concentration of me in one small zone. I feel the power of the galaxy pouring through me. I am following the programme, the conversion programme of void to space, to energy, to matter, to life, to consciousness, to us, the creators. From nothing on one side to the created everything on the other. I am the creation process itself, incredibly strong, incredibly powerful.

This time there is no flunking out, no withdrawal, no running away, no unconsciousness, no denial, no negation, no fighting against anything. I am "one of the boys in the engine room pumping creation from the void into the known universe; from the unknown to the known I am pumping".

I am coming down from level +3. There are a billion choices of where to descend back down. I am conscious down each one of the choices simultaneously. Finally I am in my own galaxy with millions of choices left, hundreds of thousands on my own solar system, tens of thousands on my own planet, hundreds in my own country and then suddenly I am down to two, one of which is this body. In #Quote by John C. Lilly
Self Denial quotes by Amanda Hocking
#199. Denial is how I cope. If I just deny everything, it can't hurt me right? #Quote by Amanda Hocking
Self Denial quotes by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
#200. The great law of denial belongs to the powerful forces of life, whether the case be one of coolish baked beans, or an unrequited affection. #Quote by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Self Denial quotes by Jo Coudert
#201. To live with the terrible truths about ourselves is the only way of not living them out. A need denied has infinitely more power than a need accepted. #Quote by Jo Coudert
Self Denial quotes by Daniel Day-Lewis
#202. I suppose it's a very highly developed form of denial, but some part of me completely denies that I'm a performer. #Quote by Daniel Day-Lewis
Self Denial quotes by Darynda Jones
#203. Denial was not just a river in Egypt. #Quote by Darynda Jones
Self Denial quotes by Maria V. Snyder
#204. Fourteen years without a mother had me believe I could be stoic when I finally met her. #Quote by Maria V. Snyder
Self Denial quotes by Criss Jami
#205. The typical atheist rebels against God as a teenager rebels against his parents. When his own desires or standards are not fulfilled in the way that he sees fit, he, in revolt, storms out of the house in denial of the Word of God and in scrutiny of a great deal of those who stand by the Word of God. The epithet 'Heavenly Father' is a grand reflection, a relation to that of human nature. #Quote by Criss Jami
Self Denial quotes by Erin Beaty
#206. Several pallets had been pulled to the middle of the open space and stacked two high with a large blanket over them. The implication stunned her – it was so unexpected, so unlike what she believed about him – her mind only registered denial.
She heard Ash bolt the door and remove his leather jacket, felt his hands on her shoulders as he turned her around to face him. He stroked her cheek with one hand while the other reached for his belt. "My sweet, innocent Sage," he whispered, and still her thoughts could gain no traction.
There was the snap of a release from his belt, and though she continued to meet his eyes, she saw a sheathed dagger in the hand he raised between them.
"Tonight I must teach you how to kill a man. #Quote by Erin Beaty
Self Denial quotes by William H. Calvin
#207. Anyone who would tackle our current addiction to fossil fuels is going to have to maneuver around denial. #Quote by William H. Calvin
Self Denial quotes by Joanna Russ
#208. We would gladly have listened to her (they said) if only she had spoken like a lady. But they are liars and the truth is not in them.

Shrill… vituperative… no concern for the future of society… maunderings of antiquated feminism… selfish femlib… needs a good lay… this shapeless book… of course a calm and objective discussion is beyond… twisted, neurotic… some truth buried in a largely hysterical… of very limited interest, I should… another tract for the trash-can… burned her bra and thought that… no characterization, no plot… really important issues are neglected while… hermetically sealed… women's limited experience… another of the screaming sisterhood… a not very appealing aggressiveness… could have been done with wit if the author had… deflowering the pretentious male… a man would have given his right arm to… hardly girlish… a woman's book… another shrill polemic which the… a mere male like myself can hardly… a brilliant but basically confused study of feminine hysteria which… feminine lack of objectivity… this pretense at a novel… trying to shock… the tired tricks of the anti-novelists… how often must a poor critic have to… the usual boring obligatory references to Lesbianism… denial of the profound sexual polarity which… an all too womanly refusal to face facts… pseudo-masculine brusqueness… the ladies'-magazine level… trivial topics like housework and the predictable screams of… those who cuddled up to ball-breaker Kate will… unfortunately sexless in its outl #Quote by Joanna Russ
Self Denial quotes by Hans Hofmann
#209. Depth, in a pictorial, plastic sense, is not created by the arrangement of objects one after another toward a vanishing point, in the sense of the Renaissance perspective, but on the contrary (and in absolute denial of this doctrine) by the creation of forces in the sense of push and pull . Nor is depth created by tonal gradation (another doctrine of the academician which, at its culmination, degraded the use of color to a mere function of expressing dark and light). #Quote by Hans Hofmann
Self Denial quotes by Criss Jami
#210. A sign of power in a man is not only when people follow what he suggests, but also when people make a conscious effort to do the exact opposite of what he suggests. #Quote by Criss Jami
Self Denial quotes by Adyashanti
#211. Many spiritual people are involved in a radical denial of what is happening. They want to transcend it, get rid of it, get out of it, get away from it. There's nothing wrong with that feeling, but the approach doesn't work because it's escapism in spiritual clothing. It's wearing spiritual clothing and spiritual concepts, but it is really no different than a drunk in the gutter who doesn't want to feel the pain anymore. When you abide and accept everything completely and fully, you automatically go beyond. #Quote by Adyashanti
Self Denial quotes by Marty Rubin
#212. Since our fears are mostly imaginary denial makes good sense. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Self Denial quotes by Rainbow Rowell
#213. I didn't tell him, I never told him. Not in a way that he believed. Not in a way that he could let in and hold on to. Everything he was to me. That he was everything.
Simon, Simon . . .
You were the sun, and I was crashing into you.
I'd wake up every morning and tell myself . . .
I'd tell myself . . .
"You live in fear! In denial!"
Simon is on the ground. His wing is bent the wrong way. His blood is red and abundant. It smells like brown butter. His hair is a mess, his face is in the sand. He doesn't know how much I love him. He's never really heard it.
I'd wake up every morning and tell myself . . .
"Simon . . . love . . . get up. We still have to save Agatha."
Simon is on the ground.
This will end in flames. #Quote by Rainbow Rowell
Self Denial quotes by Ramona Matta
#214. A fact of reality hidden behind a veil of denial will forever be called truth. #Quote by Ramona Matta
Self Denial quotes by Ayelet Waldman
#215. How many people will die, have died, because of the wasted talents of intelligent and gifted women, forced into domestic drudgery, corseted by paternal demands, strangled by denial of opportunity? #Quote by Ayelet Waldman
Self Denial quotes by Marcel H. Van Herpen
#216. There are two opposing conceptions concerning lies. The first is attributed to Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, who is reputed to have said, "A lie told often enough becomes the truth." There is another one, attributed to US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who said: "Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth."

It is clear that the Russian leadership has a preference for Lenin's approach. Even faced with unequivocal evidence it continues to deny the facts. Apart from unfounded accusations against Georgia of genocide and the denial of its own use of cluster bombs, the war in Georgia was preceded and accompanied by open lies, misinformation (for instance, about "uncontrollable" South Ossetian militias), and active disinformation, all reminiscent of the old Soviet style.

In this way Russia almost succeeded in hiding the most important fact: that this was not a "Russian-Georgian war," but a Russian war against Georgia in Georgia. There was not a single Georgian soldier that crossed the Russian frontier at any point. The Georgian troops that went into South Ossetia did not cross international frontiers, but intervened in their own country, no different from Russian troops intervening in Chechnya. It was Russian and not Georgian troops that crossed the border of another, sovereign country, in breach of the principles of international law [230―31]. #Quote by Marcel H. Van Herpen
Self Denial quotes by Jennifer Lopez
#217. When I found out I was having twins, I mean, I was in denial that I was even pregnant. So when I found out I was having twins, I kind of just laughed and was like, "Of course this would happen." #Quote by Jennifer Lopez
Self Denial quotes by L.M. Browning
#218. The purpose of a pilgrimage is about setting aside a long period of time in which the only focus is to be the matters of the soul. Many believe a pilgrimage is about going away but it isn't; it is about coming home. Those who choose to go on pilgrimage have already ventured away from themselves; and now set out in a longing to journey back to who they are.
Many a time we believe we must go away from all that is familiar if we are to focus on our inner well-being because we feel it is the only way to escape all that drains and distracts us, allowing us to turn inward and tend to what ails us. Yet we do not need to go to the edges of the earth to learn who we are, only the edges of ourself. #Quote by L.M. Browning
Self Denial quotes by Ishmael Reed
#219. Currently, U.S. society has been encouraged by its political and subsidized mass-media intelligentsia to view U.S. life as a continual "morning in America" paradise, where the only social problems occur in the inner cities. Psychologists call this denial. #Quote by Ishmael Reed
Self Denial quotes by Laurell K. Hamilton
#220. Yeah," I said. "I think you're jealous."
"Of what?"
"That I can pass and you can't."
He opened his mouth and emotions flowed over his face like water; anger, humor, denial. He finally settled on a smile, but it wasn't a happy one. "You really are a bitch, aren't you?"
I nodded. "You don't pull on my chain and I won't pull on yours."
"Deal," he said. The smile flashed wider. "Now, allow me to escort your lily white ass to the dining room."
I shook my head. "Lead on, tall, dark, and studly, as long as I get to watch your ass while we walk down the hall."
"Only if you promise to tell me how you like the view."
I widened my eyes. "You mean give you a critique on your butt?"
He nodded and the smile looked happy now.
"Are you this big an egotist or just trying to embarrass me?"
"Guess."
"Both," I said.
The smile spread to a grin. "You are as smart as you look. #Quote by Laurell K. Hamilton
Self Denial quotes by Natascha Kampusch
#221. People do not emphasize with victims and give them limitless sympathy, but can very quickly switch to aggression and rejection #Quote by Natascha Kampusch

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