Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
Self-esteem is the greatest sickness known to man or woman because it's conditional.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
I think if you exercise, your state of mind - my state of mind - is usually more at ease, ready for more mental challenges. Once I get the physical stuff out of the way it always seems like I have more calmness and better self-esteem.
The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others. They are safe from reprisals. And have no hope of rising in their own self esteem but by lowering their neighbors.
We have to adjust ourselves, and every radical adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem: we undergo a test, we have to prove ourselves.
Self-esteem and self-contempt have specific odors; they can be smelled.
Oh, God, I struggle with low self-esteem all the time! I think everyone does. I have so much wrong with me, it's unbelievable!
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets.
I think high self-esteem is overrated. A little low self-esteem is actually quite good. Maybe you're not the best, so you should work a little harder.
Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
People from both political parties have long recognized that welfare without work creates negative incentives that lead to permanent poverty. It robs people of self-esteem.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Don't worry so much about your self-esteem. Worry more about your character. Integrity is its own reward.
I don't take compliments very easily. I think most musicians suffer from low self-esteem to some extent.
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