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.
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.
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.
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.
Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
Loving yourself...does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
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.
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets.
Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.
Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
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.
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.
You can’t eat beauty. It doesn’t feed you.
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.
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