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.
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.
You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
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.
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
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.
Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
You cannot do a kindness too soon.
Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.
Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
Self-care is never a selfish act - it is only good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch.
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and 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.
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