When I was 19 years old, I came down with anorexia. I had it for about a year before it became public. And it had a lot to do with my self-esteem.
Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
A person's worth in this world is estimated according to the value he puts on himself.
Confidence comes not from always being right but from not
fearing to be wrong.
I have strong sentiments toward Iran, since I distinguish between the Iranian regime and the Iranian people. I highly esteem Iranian music and culture.
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
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.
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.
There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself.
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