“Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?”
“Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.”
“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.”
“Scarcity of self value cannot be remedied by money, recognition, affection, attention or influence.”
“To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.”
“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.”
Jean Shinoda Bolen
“A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.”
Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
“I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.”
“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.”
Barbara De Angelis
“It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit.”
“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never put the key to your happiness in somebody else’s pocket.
No one is you and that is your power.
Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a cha-cha.
The best view comes after the hardest climb.