Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
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.
Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself.
Genius is one of the many forms of insanity.
Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.
' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
Have a mind that is open to everything, yet attached to nothing.
The best proof of love is trust.
Anything inside that immobilizes me, gets in my way, keeps me from my goals, is all mine.
In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart.
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.
When the choice is to be right or to be kind, always make the choice that brings peace.
A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.
If you would like to accomplish something, you must first expect it of yourself.
Self esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.
In the world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
The only limits you have are the limits you believe.
Self-worth comes from one thing -- thinking that you are worthy.
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
Deep inside us, we know what every family therapist knows: the problems between the parents become the problems within the children.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainty.
Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves, without any insistence that they satisfy you.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development.
It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.
Thought is action in rehearsal.
We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love, never so forlornly unhappy as when we have lost our love object or its love.
Between stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.
From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
Depression opens the door to beauty of some kind.
The greatest power that a person possesses is the power to choose.
Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find.
Let us choose to believe something good can happen.
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
Integrity simple means not violating one's own identity.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.
We must not allow others' limited perceptions to define us.
When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.
Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.
The stupid neither forgive nor forget;
the na?ve forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
Depression is the inability to construct a future.
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.
Pain and death are a part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to talking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young.
You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.