Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
If you don't love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.
Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.
Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.
Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.
The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.
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.
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