What is relieve oneself?

Famous quotes containing the words oneself and/or relieve:

    My great idea is that we must forgive the Pope. First of all, he needs it more than anyone else. Besides, it is the only way of placing oneself above him.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)

    Miracles are like jokes. They relieve our tension suddenly by setting us free from the chain of cause and effect.
    Gerald Branan (1894–1987)