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Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle, philosopher

Believe you can and you're halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt, president

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, entrepreneur

Your value doesn't decrease based on someones inability to see your worth. Ted Rubin, social marketing strategist

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not. Andre Gide, novelist

It takes 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. Marianne Williamson, author

Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true. Brian Tracy, author

The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm. Swedish Proverbs,

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. Thomas Szasz, psychologist

Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect. Marcus Aurelius, emperor

Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth. Oprah Winfrey, entertainer

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. Thomas Edison, inventor

You must have a positive self perception in order to transcend anything. Steve Maraboli, speaker

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. Robert Frost, poet

It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourselves. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

The first and the best victory is to conquer self. Plato, philosopher

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. Frederick Douglass, author

You're imperfect, and you're wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging. Brené Brown,

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. Madame de Stael, writer

One day you'll wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted Paulo Coelho, novelist

Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune. Jim Rohn, businessman

Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have. Doris Mortman,

The strongest self-esteem believing you can do it, believing you deserve it, believing you will get it. Jerry Gillies, author

Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period. Lou Holtz, coach

Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized. Albert Einstein, physicist

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you. Lao Tzu, philosopher

I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best. Walt Whitman, poet

Excessive fear and self-doubt that were the greatest detractors of personal genius. Robert T Kiyosaki, businessman

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. Oprah Winfrey, entertainer

Self esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves. Nathaniel Branden, psychologist

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. Your really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. Lucille Ball, comedian

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live. Johann von Goethe, writer

look for a long time at what pleases you, and longer still at what pains you... Colette,

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. Jane McGonigal,

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept. George Carlin, comedian

They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them. Mahatma Gandhi, leader

Self-worth comes from one thing -- thinking that you are worthy. Wayne Dyer, psychologist

It's in the act of having to do things that you don't want to that you learn something about moving past the self. Past the ego. Bell Hooks, critic

I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself. Rita Mae Brown, writer

The tension between "yes" and "no," between "I can" and "I cannot," makes us feel that, in so many instances, human life is an interminable debate with one's self. Anatole Broyard, critic

When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are. Oprah Winfrey, entertainer

My journey wasn't just about the research, it was about finding my passion, and it was about making my own opportunities. Shree Bose,

Respect yourself if you would have others respect you. Baltasar Gracian, philosopher

Regret doesn't remind us that we did badly. It reminds us that we know we can do better. Kathryn Schulz,

One is rated by others as he rates himself. Proverbs,

One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. Leonardo da Vinci, artist

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. T.S. Eliot,

This above all; to thine own self be true. William Shakespeare, dramatist

You must look at who you are and make an effort to know yourself, which is the most difficult knowledge one can imagine. Miguel de Cervantes, novelist

Your job is not to be perfect. Your job is only to be human. Jacqueline Novogratz,

The secret to happiness is low expectations. Barry Schwartz,

I will give thanks to thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Thy works, and my soul knows it very well. Psalms 139:14 Bible,

Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity. Nancy Astor, politician

No one can disgrace us but ourselves. Henry Wheeler Shaw,

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Being sorry is the highest act of selfishness, seeing value only after discarding it. Doug Horton,

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them. Henry David Thoreau, author

To say I love you one must know first how to say the I. Ayn Rand, writer

Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect. Theodore Parker, theologian

Study to be what you wish to seem. John Bate,

Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change. Brené Brown,

You save yourself or you remain unsaved. Alice Sebold,

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. Lao Tzu, philosopher

Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are. Jose Saramago, writer

Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got. Janis Joplin, musician

No man will work for your interests unless they are his. David Seabury,

Looking at the world from other species' points of view is a cure for the disease of human self-importance. Michael Pollan, educator

Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for. Bryant H. McGill, poet

Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage. Brené Brown,

I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I've become. If I had, I'd have done it a lot earlier. Oprah Winfrey, entertainer

The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves. William Hazlitt, critic

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds. Bob Marley, musician

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself. Harvey Fierstein, actor

Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on. Maxwell Maltz, scientist

He who is wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package. Source Unknown,

When we numb [hard feelings], we numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness. Brené Brown,

Everyone makes a greater effort to hurt other people than to help himself. Alexis Carrel, scientist

If you put shame in a Petri dish, it needs three things to grow exponentially: secrecy, silence and judgment. Brené Brown,

To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. William Shakespeare, dramatist

The most sublime act is to set another before you. William Blake, poet

The soul that is within me no man can degrade. Frederick Douglass, author

Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality. John W. Gardner, educator

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die. Maya Angelou, poet

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.Being true to anyone else or anything else is...impossible. Richard Bach, novelist

If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed. C.S. Lewis, novelist

We often need to lose sight of our priorities in order to see them. John Irving, novelist

My self-editing process is intense. George Murray, poet

A person's worth in this world is estimated according to the value they put on themselves. Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher

He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies. Tertullian, author

When you look at the Moon, you think, 'I'm really small. What are my problems?' It sets things into perspective. We should all look at the Moon a bit more often. Alain de Botton, writer

When we don't know who to hate, we hate ourselves. Chuck Palahniuk, novelist

Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without in himself. Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman

The point isn't to live without any regrets. The point is to not hate ourselves for having them. Kathryn Schulz,

Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but ... life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves. Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez,

I have often wondered how it is everyone loves himself more than the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than the opinions of others. Marcus Aurelius, emperor

We are at war between consciousness and nature, between the desire for permanence and the fact of flux. It is ourself against ourselves. Alan Watts, philosopher

[Psychology] should be just as concerned with building strength as with repairing damage. Martin Seligman,

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. Joseph Addison, writer

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, 'Where's the self-help section?' She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose. George Carlin, comedian

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit E.E. Cummings,

So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself. Alan Watts, philosopher

A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror. Sigmund Freud, psychologist

Vulnerability pushed, I pushed back. I lost the fight, but probably won my life back. Brené Brown,

With so many options to choose from, people find it very difficult to choose at all. Barry Schwartz,

When we give in the world what we want the most, we heal the broken part inside each of us. Eve Ensler,

Without a sense of place the work is often reduced to a cry of voices in empty rooms, a literature of the self, at its best poetic music; at its worst a thin gruel of the ego. William Kennedy, writer

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. Chiang Kai-shek, soldier

Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size. Virginia Woolf, author

You have peace, the old woman said, when you make it with yourself. Mitch Albom, writer

Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love. Rumi, poet

The ablest man I ever met is the man you think you are. Franklin D. Roosevelt, president

Think highly of yourself, for the world takes you at your own estimate. Source Unknown,

I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle. Jane Austen, writer

He who takes but never gives, may last for years but never lives. Source Unknown,

The sources of human problems have to do with egotism, 'I.' Feisal Abdul Rauf, theologian

The literature of the inner life is very largely a record of struggle with the inordinate passions of the social self. Charles Horton Cooley, sociologist

Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right. John Milton, poet

The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image. Brian Tracy, author

We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives. Brian Tracy, author

Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender. Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher

The greatest productive force is human selfishness. Robert A. Heinlein, writer

Scientists and engineers can indeed change the world. So can you. You were born to. Regina Dugan,

The completely solitary self: that's where poetry comes from, and it gets isolated by crisis, and those crises are often very intimate also. Seamus Heaney, poet

Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self. Charles Spurgeon, clergyman

A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you. C.S. Lewis, novelist

The highest in God's esteem are the lowest in their own. Thomas Kempis,

We are valued in this world at the rate we desire to be valued. Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher

I'll always be number 1 to myself. Moses Malone, athlete

Self-respect is nothing to hide behind. When you need it most it isn't there. May Sarton, poet

The greatest success, is successful self acceptance. Ben Sweet,

We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive. Lord (George Gordon) Byron, poet

Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love. Nathaniel Hawthorne, novelist

What are you going to teach me about right and wrong? I know what is wrong. I have done wrong. I am told every day, by every face I see, every wall I face, that I am wrong. Damon Horowitz quoting his student Tony, a San Quentin inmate,

In whatever it is that I do, I find myself drawn to infinite possibility, that sense of potential. J.J. Abrams,

I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self. Martin Luther, monk

Everything is self-evident. Rene Descartes, mathematician

Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for Oliver James,

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be. Heath L. Buckmaster,

Of all the infirmities we have, the most savage is to despise our being. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

None are so empty as those who are full of themselves. Benjamin Whichcote, philosopher

Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous. Brené Brown,

You are at the beginning, not the end, of this adventure. Being overwhelmed is the first step. Liz Coleman,

I don't personally have enough faith to be an atheist. Rick Warren, writer

I suppose everyone continues to be interested in the quest for the self, but what you feel when you're older, I think, is that you really must make the self. Mary McCarthy, author

Whether you say you can't or you can, you're right. Walt Disney Company,

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