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Quotes of Themselves

  1. The facts will speak for themselves Credit them or not, but read! – Ralph Chaplin
  2. Finally, I do not believe that we should punish American families who have worked diligently to provide for themselves and want to pass along their success to their children and grandchildren. – Howard Coble
  3. Infectious diseases introduced with Europeans, like smallpox and measles, spread from one Indian tribe to another, far in advance of Europeans themselves and killed an estimated 95% of the New World's Indian population. – Jared Diamond
  4. The individual, man as a man, man as a brain, if you like, interests me more than what he makes, because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves – Marcel Duchamp
  5. Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike. – Margot Fonteyn
  6. Never argue with your characters; they know themselves better than you do. – Laurell K. Hamilton
  7. We want to empower our people; we want to strengthen them; we want to provide them with the kind of qualifications that will enable them to build up their own country themselves – Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
  8. Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain. – John Locke
  9. Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves Love, therefore, is its own reward. – Thomas Merton
  10. I tell students they will know they are getting somewhere when a scene is so painful they can just barely bring themselves to write about it. A writer has to draw blood. – Robert Morgan
  11. Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors. – Jim Morrison
  12. They are more human and more brotherly towards one another, it seems to me, than we are. But perhaps that is merely because they feel themselves to be more unfortunate than us. – Erich Maria Remarque
  13. I think people need to commit to one another before they commit to bringing children into the world because that's the optimum arrangement for children, not to take anything at all away from women who have to rear their children by themselves – Leah Ward Sears
  14. A poet must be a psychologist, but a secret one: he should know and feel the roots of phenomena but present only the phenomena themselves in full bloom or as they fade away. – Ivan Turgenev
  15. The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many. – James Whistler

Usage examples for Themselves

  1. These men now find themselves with something to do, and with somebody to make them do it. ” – Three Years in the Federal Cavalry by Willard Glazier
  2. They could see it for themselves – Bob the Castaway by Frank V. Webster
  3. “ " They do not - but they can't help themselves – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  4. Those are nice people, she remarked, for they have given their dog as good a house as they have given themselves – Sisters by Ada Cambridge
  5. We have cried all day, they had said to themselves we have cried all night. ” – Idle Ideas in 1905 by Jerome K. Jerome
  6. “ 8004. If they could please themselves do you think they might be able to buy cheaper? ” – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  7. “ Moses was off for the evening, they had the house to themselves – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott
  8. But how was it likely to be as to the Doones themselves – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  9. His eyes, however, fixed themselves on Penny. ” – Left Tackle Thayer by Ralph Henry Barbour
  10. “ " They'd be sorry for themselves I'll bet," he added. ” – The Woman With The Fan by Robert Hichens
  11. Maybe they didn't know themselves when it's going to happen. ” – Deadly City by Paul W. Fairman
  12. And it was the business of the other sort to be, always, as strong as they sometimes thought themselves – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  13. Men talk things over among themselves just as you women talk after you leave the dinner- table. ” – The Firm of Nucingen by Honore de Balzac
  14. Kept very much to themselves did the Daleswood people. ” – Tales of War by Lord Dunsany
  15. The children may play about and amuse themselves – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  16. She had more to say for herself, and laughed and talked with the gentlemen just as if she was one of themselves – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  17. Why do they feel for themselves so much more than they do for others? ” – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  18. They don't think of any one but themselves – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  19. But we will let the company speak for themselves – The Old Bell Of Independence; Or, Philadelphia In 1776 by Henry C. Watson
  20. But a set of plug and collar gauges provide within themselves to a certain extent the means of testing them. ” – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose

Idioms for Themselves