Self-Defeating Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Self-Defeating Quotes from famous authors such as Evgeny Morozov, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Michael Emerson, Bill Keller, Maxime Bernier. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

Is there anything more self-defeating than using technology to free up your time – so that you can learn how to do an even better job at it?
Evgeny Morozov
Isolation is a self-defeating dream.
Carlos Salinas de Gortari
This is this thing I harp on: Sometimes acting can be a self-defeating psychological enterprise if we feel like we’re desperate, if we feel like we’re beggars at the door, praying that someone will take pity on us and give us a job. It would be so much better to feel like we’re tradesmen.
Michael Emerson
You don’t want to go around willy-nilly suing news organizations. That’s probably self-defeating.
Bill Keller
A tax on capital is self-defeating, in that it slows down capital accumulation, investment and economic growth.
Maxime Bernier
Referring to the PAP as uncaring so as to persuade some of our fellow Singaporeans to consider casting their vote for the WP will be self-defeating for us.
Pritam Singh
Abduction was what it felt like on first listening to Public Enemy. Like the post-punks, Public Enemy implicitly accepted the idea that a politics which came reassuringly dressed in established forms would be self-defeating.
Mark Fisher
When somebody says that all statements are false, the obvious problem is that as an assertion it’s self-defeating.
Henry Flynt
All forms of self-defeating behavior are unseen and unconscious, which is why their existence is denied.
Vernon Howard
Today, to allege corruption seems to be the pastime of most people. All kinds of allegations are leveled. I think it is self-defeating.
P. Chidambaram
There are about 15 million Muslims in the EU. They face ignorance, insult and even persecution. They cannot be wished away. To impose Enlightenment freedoms is self-defeating. Anyway, the Muslims have their own enlightenment.
James Buchan
Hostility toward Iran may not be the silliest of all American foreign policies – that would probably be the continuing trade embargo of Cuba – but it is undoubtedly the most self-defeating.
Stephen Kinzer
Cynicism is the easiest of all reactions, right? But it’s also so disappointing and self-defeating.
Chris Hadfield
What’s certain is that ranking powerful people is inherently self-defeating. For starters, true potentates know who they are without being told, and they have no need to announce it.
Steve Rushin
Paradoxically, the United States’ determination to protect its troops can be self-defeating. Allies and adversaries see U.S. forces living in secure compounds, eating fancy chow and minimizing their exposure to potential terrorist assaults.
David Ignatius
Uncritical American boosterism – automatic endorsement of every government action – is myopic and self-defeating.
Camille Paglia
Legislation that would withhold funding for the United Nations is fundamentally flawed in concept and practice, sets us back, is self-defeating, and doesn’t work.
Susan Rice
The wrong kind of praise creates self-defeating behavior. The right kind motivates students to learn.
Carol S. Dweck
It’s morally wrong, and economically self-defeating, that so much wealth flows upwards towards the richest of Americans, while millions work full time but still can’t provide for their families.
Charles B. Rangel