54 Self Inflicted Quotes On Success In Life

These self inflicted quotes will inspire you. Self-inflicted, or caused by oneself a self-inflicted wound His staff problems are self-inflicted, the product of his poor judgment and bad choices.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging self inflicted quotes, self inflicted sayings, and self inflicted proverbs.

Best Self Inflicted Quotes

  1. “Courage is a self-inflicted quality that gains momentum every time you try it.” ~ Jeffrey Gitomer
  2. “I have these accidents, these mistakes, these self-inflicted wounds, and then I tear my head to shreds about it for days.” ~ John Mayer
  3. “Troubles hurt the most when they prove self-inflicted.” ~ Sophocles
  4. “All pressure is self-inflicted. It’s what you make of it or how you let it rub off on you.” ~ Sebastian Coe

  5. “All honor’s wounds are self-inflicted.” ~ Andrew Carnegie
  6. “Psychotherapy is what God has been secretly doing for centuries by other names; that is, he searches through our personal history and heals what needs to be healed – the wounds of childhood or our own self-inflicted wounds.” ~ Thomas Keating
  7. “It has always appeared to me, that there is so much to be done in this world, that all self-inflicted suffering which cannot be turned to good account for others, is a loss – a loss, if you may so express it, to the spiritual world.” ~ Arthur Helps
  8. “Ultimately though, we are not responsible for another’s happiness. The unhappy person almost always suffers from self-inflicted pain.” ~ James Dillehay

  9. “Self-inflicted misery smirks under its crown of thorns.” ~ Mason Cooley
  10. “We worried about competitors, but it was an unreasonable fear. As a friend once pointed out, most gunshot wounds are self-inflicted.” ~ Philip Greenspun
  11. “If you allow your mind to carp at all and sundry, it will turn against itself: the majority of our sorrows are self-inflicted.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  12. “You’re the only one that can put pressure on yourself… No one else can put pressure on you. It’s self-inflicted. For me, I just want to go out and play football.” ~ Maurice Jones-Drew

  13. “The sad truth is that the civil rights movement cannot be reborn until we identify the causes of black suffering, some of them self-inflicted. Why can’t black leaders organize rallies around responsible sexuality, birth within marriage, parents reading to their children and students staying in school and doing homework?” ~ Henry Louis Gates
  14. “The nerves of the skin send pain signals to the brain to warn us of the danger from and impending injury. In the case of self-inflicted wounding, this pain acts as the body’s own defense mechanism to stop one from proceeding in the effort at physical injury. If a person proceeds despite the pain, that means that he or she is motivated by something stronger than the pain, something that makes him or her capable of ignoring or enduring it.” ~ Steven Levenkron , Self inflicted quotes pain
  15. “Humanity as a whole has already gone through unimaginable suffering, mostly self-inflicted, the culmination of which was the 20th century with its unspeakable horrors. This collective suffering has brought upon a readiness in many human beings for the evolutionary leap that is spiritual awakening.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  16. “SIN: Self-Inflicted Nonsense” ~ Eric Butterworth

  17. “And what of regrets? I shall live with them. I shall accept my regrets as part of my life, to be numbered among my self-inflicted wounds. But I will not endlessly gaze at them. I shall allow the memories to prod me into doing better with those still living. And I shall allow them to sharpen the vision and intensify the hope for that Great Day coming when we can all throw ourselves into each other’s arms and say, “I’m sorry.”” ~ Nicholas Wolterstorff
  18. “When the link between the use of unsafe, mercury-laden vaccine and autism, ADHD, asthma, allergies and diabetes becomes undeniable, mainstream medicine will be sporting a huge, self-inflicted and well-deserved black eye. Then will come the billion-dollar awards, by enraged juries, to the children and their families. I can’t wait.” ~ Bernard Rimland
  19. “Control cannot be called conscience until we are able to take it inside us and make it our own, until–in spite of the fact that the wrongs we have done or imagined will never be punished or known–we nonetheless feel that the clutch in the stomach, that chill upon the soul, that self-inflicted misery called guilt.” ~ Judith Viorst
  20. “I encourage breaking free of self inflicted holding pens. I encourage the use of intelligence in every decision. I encourage creating.” ~ Erykah Badu

  21. “I always say three things make a writer: inspiration, obviously; perspiration, doing the work. But the third is desperation. I’m not really fit for anything else, or to have a real job. That fear drives me. The pressure has always been self inflicted.” ~ Harlan Coben
  22. “Write. No amount of self-inflicted misery, altered states, black pullovers or being publicly obnoxious will ever add up to your being a writer. Writers write. On you go.” ~ A.L. Kennedy
  23. “Philosophical systems? Even the most impressive of them are uncomfortably seated on a throne of rock bottom stupidity, that self-inflicted narrow-mindness which renders a mind capable of believing that it, a part of the immense world, could absolute” ~ Erich Heller
  24. “So, what, you got cigarette burns, too?” Gitanes said. Chip showed his palm, “It’s nothing.” “Self-inflicted. You pathetic American.” “Different kind of prison” Chip said.” ~ Jonathan Franzen

  25. “I was on cruise control from ’85 to ’95, and it was my fault. There were a lot of self-inflicted wounds, when I was not doing any original material. I wasn’t directing. I wasn’t writing. That’s not who I am.” ~ Sylvester Stallone
  26. “Every moment away from you feels like time spent in a sort of cell. I can think of nothing, dream of nothing, but you. Unfortunately, I will have to remain in my self-inflicted prison a bit longer, since work will keep me from meeting you tonight. I can’t seem to find a way to avoid this… however, I hope this gift will make up for my unforgivable behavior. I saw this and though of you, and St. George. You have slain the dragon. Until we meet again, I am your Lucien.” ~ Meg Cabot
  27. “When we’re dealing with the people in our family – no matter how annoying or gross they may be, no matter how self-inflicted their suffering may appear, no matter how afflicted they are with ignorance, prejudice or nose hairs – we give from the deepest parts of ourselves.” ~ Anne Lamott
  28. “Golf is like life in a lot of ways – All the biggest wounds are self-inflicted.” ~ William J. Clinton

  29. “Fresh wounds,” said Angua. “But one of them did shoot one of the other in the leg by accident.” “I think you’d better put in your report as -self inflicted- wounds while resisting arrest,” said Vimes.” ~ Terry Pratchett
  30. “Washington’s answer to a self-inflicted financial crisis reminded Americans why they so deeply distrust the political class. The ‘fiscal cliff’ process was secretive and sloppy, and the nation’s so-called leadership lacked the political courage to address our root problems: joblessness and debt.” ~ Ron Fournier , Self inflicted quotes problems
  31. “Delia’s arms were inscribed with a grid of self- inflicted wounds, an intricate text of self-loathing” ~ Jay McInerney
  32. “While most of our suffering is self- inflicted, some is caused by or permitted by God. This sobering reality calls for deep submissiveness, especially when God does not remove the cup from us. In such circumstances, when reminded about the premortal shouting for joy as this life’s plan was unfolded (Job 38:7), we can perhaps be pardoned if, in some moments, we wonder what all the shouting was about.” ~ Neal A. Maxwell
  33. “When at length we tire of putting people down, this self-inflicted fatigue can give way to the invigorating calisthenics of lifting people up.” ~ Neal A. Maxwell

  34. “The most common self-inflicted put-down is ‘I am not a pastor-I am just a layperson.’ This is all part of a clever satanic scheme to neutralize apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers along with the entire army of disciples, already positioned in the marketplace.” ~ Ed Silvoso
  35. “It never ceases to amaze me how many of baseball’s wounds are self-inflicted.” ~ Bill Veeck
  36. “I believe that mediocrity is self-inflicted and that genius is self-bestowed.” ~ Walter Russell
  37. “Taken as a whole, Europe’s share of world output is projected to fall by almost a third in the next two decades. This is the competitiveness challenge – and much of our weakness in meeting it is self-inflicted. Complex rules restricting our labour markets are not some naturally occurring phenomenon.” ~ David Cameron
  38. “The facts are there that we have created, man has, a self-inflicted wound that man has created through global warming.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

  39. “There is nothing wrong with our country, there is something wrong with our politics…When this country is operating off a common ground, nobody can stop us. But when we’re divided, then we end up having a whole lot of self-inflicted problems.” ~ Barack Obama
  40. “My only thrill is self inflicted hickies.” ~ Rodney Dangerfield
  41. “Human beings are not condemned, because of their biological constitution, to annihilate each other or to be at the mercy of a cruel, self-inflicted fate.” ~ Albert Einstein
  42. “Let us put an end to self-inflicted wounds. Let us remember that our national unity is a most priceless asset. Let us deny our adversaries the satisfaction of using Vietnam to pit Americans against Americans.” ~ Gerald R. Ford

  43. “But poverty, with most who whimper forth
    Their long complaints, is self-inflicted woe;
    The effect of laziness, or sottish write.” ~ William Cowper
  44. “We are suffering a national defeat comparable to any lost military campaign, and what is more, it is self- inflicted? It is about time that we pulled our fingers out? The rest of the world most certainly does not owe us a living.” ~ Prince Philip
  45. “There will be outrage and disgust and people will turn on me at the last, they will hate me, my reputation will forever be destroyed, my punishment earned, self-inflicted like this gunshot wound, and the world will finally know that I was the greatest feather man of them all.” ~ John Boyne
  46. “The stigma of self-inflicted death is for some people a hateful blot that demands erasure at all costs.” ~ William Styron

  47. “To collude in the minimisation of British history on the grounds of its imagined irrelevance to our rebranded national future, or from a suspicion that it does no more than recycle patriotic pieties unsuited to a global marketplace, would be an act of appallingly self-inflicted collective memory loss.” ~ Simon Schama
  48. “Michael Jackson plays the wounded puppy very well. ‘I must be the loneliest man in the world’. Well, you’re not a man. And the loneliness is self inflicted, so sod off you pathetic puerile pimp. I wonder what color his willy is.” ~ John Lydon
  49. “When we weren’t being transcendent we specialized in self-inflicted disaster.” ~ Slash
  50. “Living simply is not about living in poverty or self-inflicted deprivation. It’s about living an examined life where one has determined what is truly important and enough … and then just let go of all the rest.” ~ Duane Elgin
  51. “I love to read. My education is self-inflicted” ~ Groucho Marx

  52. “The main cause of poverty is self-inflicted fear and ignorance.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
  53. “Dark influences from the American past congregate among us still. If we are a democracy, what are we to make of the palpable elements of plutocracy, oligarchy, and mounting theocracy that rule our state? How do we address the self-inflicted catastrophes that devastated our natural environment? So large is our malaise that no single writer can encompass it. We have no Emerson or Whitman among us. An institutionalized counterculture condemns individuality as archaic and depreciates intellectual values, even in the universities. (The Anatomy of Influence)” ~ Harold Bloom
  54. “The heartbreak of runaway corruption, abuse of power and indefensible criminality by our government and media should, must inspire all good we-the-people Americans to wake the hell up from the embarrassing self-inflicted curse of apathy and start demanding Constitutional accountability from our elected employees.” ~ Ted Nugent

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