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Belonging To Yourself Quotes


"Only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself." - Ruth Stout

"Love is saying yes to belonging." - David Steindl-Rast

"Longing, felt fully, carries us to belonging." - Tara Brach

"You can search high & low to find happiness on earth, yet unless you love yourself, you will never find your true belonging." - Leon Brown

"You cannot change any society unless you take responsibility for it, unless you see yourself as belonging to it and responsible for changing it." - Grace Lee Boggs

"Do you think there's a difference? Between belonging with and belonging to?" - Jenny Han

"The great conversion called for by Jesus is to move from belonging to the world to belonging to God." - Henri Nouwen

"The great ? conversion called for by Jesus is to move from belonging to the world to belonging to God." - Henri Nouwen

"I don't like belonging to another person's dream." - Lewis Carroll

"Happiness, I think, has to come in the beginning, truly, from feeling a sense of well-being within yourself. To me it's that incredible sense of belonging and peace within your own self and heart that really is joy." - Goldie Hawn

"If we want to fully experience love and belonging, we must believe that we are worthy of love and belonging." - Brene Brown

"Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question." - Willard Scott

"All of Western tradition, from the late bloom of the British Empire right through the early doom of Vietnam, dictates that you do something spectacular and irreversible whenever you find yourself in or whenever you impose yourself upon a wholly unfamiliar situation belonging to somebody else. Frequently it's your soul or your honor or your manhood, or democracy itself, at stake." - June Jordan

"The simple faith in progress is not a conviction belonging to strength, but one belonging to acquiescence and hence to weakness." - Norbert Wiener

"Stop going to church everywhere and start belonging to church somewhere." - Matt Chandler

"Resolve to treat the things in your possession as belonging to others." - Saint Basil

"I have no sense of nationalism, only a cosmic consciousness of belonging to the human family." - Rosika Schwimmer

"Belonging to oneself-the whole essence of life lies in that." - Ivan Turgenev

"The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all." - Pope Francis

"Reason and calm judgment, the qualities specially belonging to a leader." - Tacitus

"Being an artist means belonging to a unique, exciting gang of outlaws." - Robert Venosa

"If I owned Gideon, he possessed me. I couldn't imagine belonging to anyone else." - Sylvia Day

"Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect." - Brene Brown

"Several years before birth, advertise for a couple of parents belonging to long-lived families." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"... divine love is not something belonging to God: it is God Himself." - Henri Bergson

"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us." - Aldo Leopold

"The first mistake belonging to business is the going into it." - George Savile

"If I owned Gideon, he possessed me. I could' imagine belonging to anyone else." - Sylvia Day

"An expectation is a future object, recognised as belonging to me." - Samuel Alexander

"The herd instinct is the new chic! It's like belonging to a club!..." - Eugenia Sheppard

"mine, adj. Belonging to me if I can hold or seize it." - Ambrose Bierce

"I'm always very proud of belonging to three minorities: gay, Jewish, white South African." - Antony Sher

"In spite of all temptations of belonging to many nations, I've remained an Indian." - Vikram Seth

"He took pride in belonging to the world's most exclusive club: the United States Senate." - Margaret Truman

"Whenever I hear somebody go, "I feel so religious right now!" I'm like, "Well, you're tying yourself up in knots, are you?" There's no spiritual connotation to that word whatsoever. And while it binds you to a rope, because it's about belonging, it alienates you to others. That can't be part of God's plan, if there is a God." - James Callis

"Unity is a spiritual quality. It's the sweet feelings of peace and purpose that come from belonging to a family. ... It's wanting the best for others as much as you want it for yourself. ... It's knowing that no one is out to harm you. It means you will never be lonely." - Mary N. Cook

"It's just that it's impossible to be a broken or whole person. You can only be a person. You can only exist, you can only belong to yourself, and you can only be responsible for your own happiness or belonging or whatever. That broken-part-piece-whole thing is just a trick of the mortal mind." - Jackson Pearce

"Love allows understanding to dawn, and understanding is precious. Where you are understood, you are at home. Understanding nourishes belonging. When you really feel understood, you feel free to release yourself into the trust and shelter of the other person's soul." - John O'Donohue

"Our ideas about love and attractiveness are so primal, our need for belonging so intense, that most of us are loath to abandon our favorite beliefs on these issues. If you've ever let yourself feel lovable and lovely, only to be deeply hurt, you may see accepting your own body as a setup for severe emotional wounding." - Martha Beck

"There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you.... In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself." - Ruth Stout

"Keep yourself to yourself." - Charles Dickens

"She would do anything, anything to belong to his son after a lifetime of belonging to no one at all." - Lauren Destefano

"The integrity of one's own mind is of infinitely more value than adherence to any creed or system. We must choose between a dead faith belonging to the past and a living, growing ever-advancing science belonging to the future." - Luther Burbank

"Tolerance is the only thing that will enable persons belonging to different religions to live as good neighbours and friends." - Mahatma Gandhi

"In contrast to how a child belongs in the world, adult belonging is never as natural, innocent, or playful. Adult belonging has to be chosen, received, and renewed. It is a lifetime's work." - John O'Donohue

"The reality of a serious writer is a reality of many voices, some of them belonging to the writer, some of them belonging to the world of readers at large." - Aberjhani

"Something in me was always watching life from the outside, permanently obsessed with the notion of belonging vs. not-belonging [to a group]. It did not make for a happy childhood, but it was excellent training for a writer." - Barbara Kingsolver

"Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance." - Brene Brown

"The trance of unworthiness keeps the sweetness of belonging out of reach. The path to "the sweetness of belonging," is acceptance - acceptance of ourselves and acceptance of others without judgment." - Tara Brach

"I'm trying to make a case for those people who don't have a sense of belonging that they should have, that there is something really worthwhile in having a sense of belonging, and recasting and looking at our modern history." - Billy Bragg

"Our Christian identity is belonging to a people: the Church. Without the Church we are not Christians." - Pope Francis

"I have ever regarded the freedom of religious opinions and worship as equally belonging to every sect." - James Madison

"Every experience of love, bliss, belonging, inspiration, and insight provides a stepping stone back to your true self." - Deepak Chopra

"She had borne so long this cruelty of belonging to him and not being claimed by him." - D H Lawrence

"PREHISTORIC, adj. Belonging to an early period and a museum. Antedating the art and practice of perpetuating falsehood." - Ambrose Bierce

"Normal! He thought. Normal! I don't want things to be normal. Normal is always being left out, never belonging." - Paul Stewart

"The greatest reverses of fortune are the most easily borne from a sort of dignity belonging to them." - William Hazlitt

"Perhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is the sense of belonging that comes to us." - Bill W.

"Strange that only a little problem of your own will take your mind far from a tragedy belonging to others." - Richard Llewellyn

"Allah's Apostle said, There is no Zakat either on a horse or a slave belonging to a Muslim" - Muhammad

"Giving connects two people, the giver and the receiver, and this connection gives birth to a new sense of belonging." - Deepak Chopra

"I envy the happiness of others... I envy the sense of belonging... I seem always to be remaking myself." - Richard Eyre

"I love the women's movement, and I never thought of it as belonging to any particular segment of the population." - Alice Walker

"Belonging is the innate human desire to be part of something larger than us. Because this yearning is so primal, we often try to acquire it by fitting in and by seeking approval, which are not only hollow substitutes for belonging, but often barriers to it. Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance." - Brene Brown

"Jesus says. "Acknowledge and accept who I want to be for you: a Savior of boundless compassion, infinite patience, unbearable forgiveness, and love that keeps no score of wrongs. Quit projecting onto Me your own feelings about yourself. At this moment your life is a bruised reed and I will not crush it, a smoldering wick and I will not quench it. You are in a safe place." Brennan Manning. Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging" - Brennan Manning

"Know yourself to improve yourself." - Auguste Comte

"To be holy is to be home, to be able to rest in the house of belonging that we call the soul." - John O'Donohue

"Many, however, gives themselves to God, but preserve still in their hearts some attachment to creatures, which prevents them from belonging entirely to God." - Alphonsus Liguori

"The power confided in me will be used to hold, occupy and possess the property and places belonging to the government, and to collect the duties and imposts." - Abraham Lincoln

"People come to Paris, to the capital, to give their lives a sense of belonging, of an almost mythical participation in society." - Marguerite Duras

"Tomorrow belongs to those of us who conceive of it as belonging to everyone; who lend the best of ourselves to it, and with joy." - Audre Lorde

"You have to understand, beauty differs from country to country. When I came to India, I found my sense of belonging and appreciation. People thought I was beautiful." - Katrina Kaif

"There was neither horizon, cloud, nor sound; of that pink, spread silence even I had become part, belonging as much to sky as to earth." - Emily Carr

"Made me feel ashamed of belonging to these overpowering, technical superior countries fighting against what seemed to me quite defenseless people." - George Blake

"The identity that we ascribe to things is only a fictitious one, established by the mind, not a peculiar nature belonging to what we're talking about." - David Hume

"The identity that we ascribe to things is only a fictitious one, established by the mind, not a peculiar nature belonging to what we're talking about." - David Hume

"The man who has not anything to boast of but his illustrious ancestors is like a potato, - the only good belonging to him is under ground." - Thomas Overbury

"The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry is like a potato, - the only good belonging to him is underground." - Thomas Overbury

"It is almost impossible to convince people who are under the influence of ideological bigotry that whose whom they regard as belonging to the enemy species are human." - Louis J. Halle

"The proofs of the existence of God are to such an extent fallen into discredit that they pass for something antiquated, belonging to days gone by." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you." - Walt Whitman

"I want you to understand something: I am loving father who would do anything for his kids, whether they are mine or belonging to others in my family." - Corey Taylor

"We walk alone through this world, but if we're lucky, we have a moment of belonging to something, to someone, that sustains us through a lifetime of loneliness." - Paullina Simons

"In any attempt to bridge the domains of experience belonging to the spiritual and physical sides of nature, time occupies the key position." - Arthur Eddington

"The euro will raise the citizens' awareness of their belonging to one Europe more than any other integration step to date." - Gerhard Schroder

"The feeling of being the thousand years behind, or ahead, of the others, of belonging to the beginnings or to the end of humanity..." - Emil Cioran

"A pastor can teach you on TV, but he can't pastor you on TV. There's so much to gain by belonging to a church." - Chris Oyakhilome

"The identity that we ascribe to things is only a fictitious one, established by the mind, not a peculiar nature belonging to what we"re talking about." - David Hume

"God is not related to creatures as though belonging to a different "genus," but as transcending every "genus," and as the principle of all "genera." - Thomas Aquinas

"We tend to think of the problems of globalization and cultural identity as peculiar to our times. In fact they are rooted in ancient problems of civic belonging." - Mark Kingwell

"To have a job you can count on as an actor is so rare, whether that means belonging to a regional theater company or being on TV." - Jim Parsons

"The feeling of not belonging, of not being entirely worthy, of being sometimes hostage to your own sensibilities. Those things speak to me very personally." - Anthony Minghella

"People have to see that there is a high degree of complexity about belonging to a gang. It's a symptom, not a problem." - Greg Boyle

"New York is essentially national in interest, position, pursuits. No one thinks of the place as belonging to a particular state, but to the United States." - James F Cooper

"Fashion has a political role insofar as following it can give you the impression to belonging to a certain social group or a private club." - Carine Roitfeld

"Writing a new play shouldn't be seen as a mystery belonging to a priesthood, but as a challenge, a technical challenge, just to get into it." - Tom Stoppard

"When you get to a place where you understand that love and belonging, your worthiness, is a birthright and not something you have to earn, anything is possible." - Brene Brown

"Now I confess myself as belonging to that class in the country who contemplate slavery as a moral, social and political evil..." - Abraham Lincoln

"Life is ever giving of Itself. We must receive, utilize and extend the gift. Success and prosperity are spiritual attributes belonging to all people." - Ernest Holmes

"Jesus taught us a prayer of community and reconciliation, belonging to a new people who have left the land of 'me'." - Shane Claiborne

"A sense of belonging is not physical. We cant find it by changing where we live or what we do. We have to carry it within us" - P C Cast

"What's so great about making television is that it's a collaborative beast. It's created by a great many hands belonging to a great many people." - Vince Gilligan

"The fact that I haven't been married might qualify me as belonging in the nutty category to a lot of women." - Thomas Haden Church

"There is one transcendant advantage belonging to the province of the State governments . . . -I mean the ordinary administration of criminal and civil justice." - Alexander Hamilton

"Democracies die behind closed doors. . . . When government begins closing doors, it selectively controls information rightfully belonging to the people. Selective information is misinformation." - Damon Keith

"They don't like the thought of someone else making demands on the person whom they see as belonging entirely to them." - Jodi Picoult

"Proposition VIII. When two Undulations, from different Origins, coincide either perfectly or very nearly in Direction, their joint effect is a Combination of the Motions belonging to each." - Thomas Young

"A woman in a single state may be happy and may be miserable; but most happy, most miserable, these are epithets belonging to a wife." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"The [film] business is run by men, and they're basically interested in their own species, and they're not so interested in women belonging to the human race." - Bette Midler

"A house though otherwise beautiful, yet if it hath no garden belonging to it, is more like a prison than a house." - William H. Coles

"So many belonging to me lay buried in Kilbarrack, the healthiest graveyard in Ireland, they said, because it was so near the sea." - Brendan Behan

"We're straying from the path of salvation because we remember that we once belonged to the world and were content in that belonging." - Daniel Quinn

"For {she} had adopted the standard of the young: what there was in the moment was everything. And moments followed one another without necessarily belonging to one another." - D H Lawrence

"The ideal of perfect Success is an ideal belonging to the same sort of individual as the inventor of Equal Rights of man and Perfectibility." - Wyndham Lewis

"At this late hour a wagon has been procured, and I have had it filled with plate and the most valuable portable articles, belonging to the house." - Dolley Madison

"Clothes should look as if a woman was born into them. It is a form of possession, this belonging to one another." - Geoffrey Beene

"See the things you want as already yours. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession." - Robert Collier

"Belonging to one party is acceptable. But my days of just ticking the party box are long over. I judge the candidates for who they are." - Rob Lowe

"I firmly believe that any good journalist must essentially be temperamentally an outsider. I don't think full sense of belonging and security is conducive to creativity." - J Anthony Lukas

"One would think that plants belonging to the same genus would always produce identical or at least similar oils. But this is by no means so." - Otto Wallach

"Stories in families are colossally important. Every family has stories: some funny, some proud, some embarrassing, some shameful. Knowing them is proof of belonging to the family." - Salman Rushdie

"People enjoy the interaction on the Internet, and the feeling of belonging to a group that does something interesting: that's how some software projects are born." - Linus Torvalds

"I always see America as really belonging to the Native Americans. Even though I'm American, I still feel like a visitor in my own country." - Nicolas Cage

"We all construct worldviews that give us a sense of meaning. Mostly it is about belonging to a group and having a sense of identity and purpose." - Carmen Lawrence

"Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself." - Michel De Montaigne

"The aim is not to give human beings real goals that warrant belief, and tasks to share in, but to re-establish "belonging," although this kind of speech and thought is precisely calculated to avoid contact and so makes belonging impossible." - Paul Goodman

"The aim is not to give human beings real goals that warrant belief, and tasks to share in, but to re-establish belonging, although this kind of speech and thought is precisely calculated to avoid contact and so makes belonging impossible." - Paul Goodman

"My identity was a big issue when I was a teenager, and I had a lot of questions, like: 'Who am I?' 'Who do I belong to?' But when I was still quite young, I decided that belonging is a tough process in life, and I'd better say I belonged to myself and the world rather than belonging to one nationality or another." - Hiam Abbass

"The House of Belonging is your birthright; it is part of your Happily Everafter, whether you are married, single, divorced, widowed, with or without children. The blueprints of your House of Belonging exist as spiritual energy and hover over your head-ready, when you are, to be pulled down from Heaven to shelter your Soul on Earth." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

"Then you begin to give up the very idea of belonging. Suddenly this thing, this belonging,it seems like some long, dirty lie ... and I begin to believe that birthplaces are accidents, that everything is an accident. But if you believe that, where do you go? What do you do? What does anything matter?" - Zadie Smith

"Skaters, I think they tend to be outsiders who seek a sense of belonging, but belonging on their own terms, and real respect is given by how much we take what other guys do, these basic tricks, 360 flips, we take that, we make it our own, and then we contribute back to the community the inner way that edifies the community itself." - Rodney Mullen

"Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you're enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect. When we don't have that, we shape-shift and turn into chameleons; we hustle for the worthiness we already possess." - Brene Brown

"Of course in Turkey I'm seen as being on the 'Western' side, criticised by the nationalists, criticised by the communitarians as not belonging. Even, sometimes, criticised for looking at my country through Western eyes. And in the Western media I'm portrayed as belonging to the East." - Orhan Pamuk

"I can't even think of the right word, but it's not "help." It's more like a prerequisite. I think connection is why we're here, it's what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and belonging is in our DNA. And so "tribe" and "belonging" are irreducible needs, like love." - Brene Brown

"The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you're enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect." - Brene Brown

"Commit yourself to something bigger than yourself." - Jim Rohn

"To find yourself, think for yourself." - Socrates

"To grow yourself, you must know yourself." - John C Maxwell

"Dare to love yourself" - Aberjhani

"Remember to be yourself." - Naturi Naughton

"Dare to be yourself." - Andre Gide

"All the ills of mankind spring from belonging to a race, a nation, a city, a group of some kind. The ideal would be to belong to none, and to care for allbut who is capable of that?" - Louis Dudek

"Films are a whole new world that I'm excited to explore. But being on stage is very close to my heart; it has given me a sense of belonging. I will always try to find a way to balance both." - Nimrat Kaur

"The hunger to belong is not merely a desire to be attached to something. It is rather sensing that great transformation and discovery become possible when belonging is sheltered and true." - John O'Donohue

"If we attach more importance to what other people believe than to what we know to be true - if we value belonging over being - we will not attain authenticity." - Nathaniel Branden

"I have given orders to my Death units to exterminate without mercy or pity men, women and children belonging to the Polish speaking race...After all, who remembers today the extermination of the Armenians?" - Adolf Hitler

"While there are two ways of contending, one by discussion, the other by force, the former belonging properly to man, the latter to beasts, recourse must be had to the latter if there be no opportunity for employing the former." - Cicero

"My main intention was to not only create collections that defined myself and style, but to also create things that my fans identify with me and feel a belonging to." - Ashley Purdy

"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect." - Aldo Leopold

"I realized that my truest passion was for helping people change through faith in a higher power. That meant, for me, belonging to the church. Using my abilities to bring Christian doctrine to a postmodern world." - James Mcgreevey



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