No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
Look the world straight in the eye.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter.
Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.
There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.
Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.
Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and respect of self, in turn, is the chief element in courage.
Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.
One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world -- making the most of one's best.