1. 10

    The fact is that people are good, Give people affection and security, and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behavior.

    207
  2. 9

    I can feel guilty about the past, Apprehensive about the future,but only in the present can I act.The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.

    231
  3. 8

    When people appear to be something other than good and decent, it is only because they are reacting to stress, pain, or the deprivation of basic human needs such as security, love, and self-esteem.

    265
  4. 7

    What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.

    271
  5. 6

    All of life is education and everybody is a teacher and everybody is forever a pupil.

    272
  6. 5

    A positive self image and healthy self esteem is based on approval, acceptance and recognition from others; but also upon actual accomplishments, achievements and success upon the realistic self confidence which ensues.

    282
  7. 4

    If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

    300
  8. 3

    One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.

    319
  9. 2

    You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety.

    400
  10. 1

    If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.

    407
  11. Last Update: 28 January 2023

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