Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.
Your value doesn't decrease based on someones inability to see your worth.
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
You're imperfect, and you're wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.
It takes courage...to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.
It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourselves.
Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation, the source of strength is one's self. When one prays, he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.
Every time you suppress some part of yourself or allow others to play you small, you are in essence ignoring the owner's manual your creator gave you and destroying your design.
A traumatic event doesn't doom us to suffer indefinitely. Instead, we can use it as a springboard to unleash our best qualities and lead happier lives.
look for a long time at what pleases you, and longer still at what pains you...