The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.
You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don't let these feelings stop them.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
I like to work. The self-esteem and satisfaction that I get from working makes me a better person, which makes me a better mom.
People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.
I emphasize self-esteem, self-confidence, and dignity, not as an ideal, but as a real test of community organization. Without leadership development, community organizations do not have staying power.
Among politicians the esteem of religion is profitable; the principles of it are troublesome.
I don't want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.
Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who holds a low opinion of himself.
Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else.
Yours is the energy that makes your world. There are no limitations to the self except those you believe in.
The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
The greatest difficulty is that men do not think enough of themselves, do not consider what it is that they are sacrificing when they follow in a herd, or when they cater for their establishment.
If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.
As you grow in self-esteem, your face, manner, way of talking and moving will tend naturally to project the pleasure you take in being alive.
When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.
The foundation of lasting self-confidence and self esteem is excellence, mastery of your work.
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