Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
Confidence has nothing to do with what you look like. If you obsess over that, you’ll end up being disappointed in yourself all the time. Instead, high self-esteem comes from how you feel in any moment. So walk into a room acting like you’re in charge, and spend your energy on making the people around you happy.
Your self-esteem won’t come from body parts. You need to step away from the mirror every once in a while, and look for another reflection, like the one in the eyes of the people who love you and admire you.
Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.
You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success – none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here.
Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
M. Scott Peck
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.
The tragedy is that so many people look for self-confidence and self-respect everywhere except within themselves, and so they fail in their search.
Dr Nathaniel Branden
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?
Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and is important, in some respect, whether he chooses to be so or not.
Accept everything about yourself, I mean everything. You are you and that is the beginning and the end, no apologies, no regrets.
We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.
When people believe in themselves they have the first secret of success
Norman Vincent Peale
Don’t you dare, for one more second, surround yourself with people who are not aware of the greatness that you are.
Yours is the energy that makes your world. There are no limitations to the self except those you believe in.
You are a piece of the puzzle of someone else’s life. You may never know where you fit, but others will fill the holes in their lives with pieces of you.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I never loved another person the way I loved myself.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself
Michel de Montaigne
When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.
As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are – what others say is irrelevant.
I am afraid to show you who I really am, because if I show you who I really am, you might not like it
and that’s all I got.
Sabrina Ward Harrison
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it.
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.
The strongest single factor in prosperity consciousness is self-esteem: believing you can do it, believing you deserve it, believing you will get it.
There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.
The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.
Orison Swett Marden
Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.
The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone
Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?
Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
Thich Nhat Hanh
The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else
E. E. Cummings
I used to be self conscious about my height, but then I thought, fuck that! I’m Harry Potter!
I wish I could show you, When you are lonely or in darkness, The astonishing light of your own being.
To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.
You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.
Dr. Robert Anthony
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves
Sir Edmund Hillary
To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.
I am sure it is one’s duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one’s own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this.
A. C. Benson
Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.