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Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. Marilyn Monroe, actress
  • beauty

Loneliness is emptiness, but happiness is you. Johnny Cash, musician
  • happiness

You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame; how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes? Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
  • inspirational

Don't chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people will come to you. And stay. Will Smith, actor
  • attitude

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. Michael Jordan, athlete
  • expect

If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be. Maya Angelou, poet
  • yourself

No one is more himself than the moment when he's laughing at a joke. George Carlin, comedian
  • laugh

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

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • harmony

You should also appreciate the goodness around you, and surround yourself with positive people. Nadia Comaneci, athlete
  • appreciate

Self-conquest is the greatest of victories. Mighty is he who conquers himself. Bruce Lee, actor
  • victory

All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells, are within you. Joseph Campbell, author
  • inner

If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. Marvin Gaye, musician
  • peace

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

You are creating through your choices, even now. Choose wisely. Bryant H. McGill, poet
  • choice

If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself. Norman Vincent Peale, clergyman
  • yourself

Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself. Roy Bennett, politician
  • believe

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. Dr. Seuss, writer
  • comedy

Your legacy is being written by yourself. Make the right decisions. Gary Vaynerchuk, entrepreneur
  • legacy

To be happy with someone else, you must first be happy with yourself. Tim Fargo, author
  • happy

Be congruent, be authentic and be yourself. Mahatma Gandhi, leader
  • yourself

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

You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself. English Proverbs,
  • friend

Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself. Gautama Buddha Siddhartha, monk
  • yourself

Your greatness is limited only by the investments you make in yourself. Grant Cardone, speaker
  • investments

You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them. Michael Jordan, athlete
  • motivational

If you would like to accomplish something, you must first expect it of yourself. Wayne Dyer, psychologist
  • accomplish

I believe that when you work on yourself, you are attracted by different, more positive beings. Isabelle Adjani, actress
  • attracted

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain, author
  • business

What are the most powerful words in the universe? The ones you use to talk to yourself. Karen Salmansohn,
  • yourself

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • strength

Know more about yourself than others know about you. Lolly Daskal, speaker
  • knowledge

To walk around with an ego is a bad thing. To have confidence in yourself is a great thing. Fred Durst, musician
  • confidence

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. Jim Morrison, musician
  • deepest

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • attributed

Love is a learned behavior. If you don't learn how to love yourself someone will teach you how to hate yourself. Tony Gaskins, speaker
  • love

Try to realize it's all within yourself no one else can make you change, and to see you're only very small and life flows on within you and without you. George Harrison, musician
  • change

I see myself capable of arrogance and brutality... That's a fierce thing, to discover within yourself that which you despise the most in others. George Stevens, director
  • arrogance

Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world. Miyamoto Musashi, soldier
  • think

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise. Robert Fritz,
  • choices

There's something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk. Drew Barrymore, actress
  • dare

Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet
  • trust

If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence. Charles Bukowski, author
  • friends

When things are bad, it's the best time to reinvent yourself. George Lopez, comedian
  • bad

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • wisdom

Look at people for an example, but then make sure to do things your way. Surround yourself with positive people. Queen Latifah, musician
  • positive

Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don't see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself. Marianne Williamson, author
  • anything

Some people are your relatives but others are your ancestors, and you choose the ones you want to have as ancestors. You create yourself out of those values. Ralph Ellison, author
  • relationship

The hardest situation to stay happy in, I think, is when you're trying to find love, and yourself at the same time. It just doesn't seem to fit well. Sophia Bush, actress
  • fit

I think that's the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself. Elon Musk, businessman
  • advice

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

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. Coco Chanel, designer
  • courage

Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul. Wayne Dyer, psychologist
  • begin

What I am is how I came out. No one's perfect and you just have to accept your flaws and learn to love yourself. Kelly Brook, model
  • accept

If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be truly fulfilled. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • fulfill

If you believe in yourself anything is possible. Miley Cyrus, musician
  • anything

The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Doug Coupland, author
  • feel

I took some me time. I think that's a really important thing to do for yourself, especially in this business. And now I feel like I'm in a really good, positive place in my life. Ashlee Simpson, musician
  • business

Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose. Yoda, jedi
  • train

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people. Virginia Woolf, author
  • truth

There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are. Ernst Haas, photographer
  • camera

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
  • yourself

Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks. Warren Buffett, businessman
  • boat

Whatever course you have chosen for yourself, it will not be a chore but an adventure if you bring to it a sense of the glory of striving. David Sarnoff, inventor
  • adventure

You should tell yourself frequently 'I will only react to constructive suggestions.' This gives you positive ammunition against your own negative thoughts and those of others. Jane Roberts, author
  • against

Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else. Judy Garland, actress
  • yourself

Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. M. Scott Peck, psychologist
  • time

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets. Henry A Kissinger, diplomat
  • accept

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
  • complete

We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction. Bill Gates, businessman
  • change

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. Audrey Hepburn, actress
  • discover

The dream is to keep surprising yourself, never mind the audience. Tom Hiddleston, actor
  • audience

When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory. Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
  • marriage

What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy? George Orwell, author
  • against

When you blame yourself, you learn from it. If you blame someone else, you don't learn nothing, cause hey, it's not your fault, it's his fault, over there. Joe Strummer, musician
  • blame

To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on. Dave Pelzer, writer
  • moving

Think of yourself as an insensitive, nitpicking, irritable fool to use the product. Ma Huateng, ceo
  • yourself

If you dream and you allow yourself to dream you can do anything. And that's what this Olympic medal represents. Clara Hughes, athlete
  • allow

If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles. Sun Tzu, philosopher
  • battles

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

Your first duty as a writer is to write to please yourself. And you have no duty towards anyone else. Iris Chang, historian
  • anyone

In this business, by the time you realize you're in trouble, it's too late to save yourself. Unless you're running scared all the time, you're gone. Bill Gates, businessman
  • business

Don't blame Wall Street, don't blame the big banks. If you don't have a job and you are not rich, blame yourself! Herman Cain, businessman
  • banks

When you stand alone and sell yourself, you can't please everyone. But when you're different, you can last. Don Rickles, comedian
  • alone

You should love yourself. Gerard Way, singer
  • love

If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone. Maxwell Maltz, scientist
  • alone

Try to put your happiness before anyone else's, because you may never have done so in your entire life, if you really think about it, if you are really honest with yourself. Margaret Cho, comedian
  • anyone

Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you. Phil McGraw, psychologist
  • someone

There's only one law you gotta follow to keep outta trouble. Do it first, do it yourself, and keep on doin' it. Ben Hecht, writer
  • doin

It's OK showing yourself some love. Mary J. Blige, musician
  • love

When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger. Epictetus, philosopher
  • anger

There's nothing like rejection to make you do an inventory of yourself. James Lee Burke, author
  • inventory

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

It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert. Jacques Yves Cousteau, explorer
  • concert

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float. Alan Watts, philosopher
  • drown

You can't know your real mind as long as you deceive yourself. Bodhidharma, leader
  • deceive

Don't try to be like me. Try to be like yourself. Try to be very good at being yourself. Josh Groban, musician
  • being

The only way to get under me is to get over yourself. Brian Celio, novelist
  • way

When you're in a situation, you can complain about it, you can feel sorry for yourself, you can do a lot of things. But how are you gonna make the situation better? Tony Dungy, coach
  • complain

The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool. Jane Wagner, comedian
  • ability

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for. Socrates, philosopher
  • easily

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. Andre Gide, novelist
  • inspirational

No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished? Lee Iacocca, businessman
  • accomplished

Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach. Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor
  • fitness

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have. Dale Carnegie, writer
  • condition

The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success? Larry Flynt, publisher
  • achieve

Sentimentalism is the working off on yourself of feelings you haven't really got. David Herbert Lawrence, writer
  • feelings

Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul. Saint Teresa of Avila, saint
  • acts

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. Cicely Tyson, actress
  • challenges

You would be better off in exile than priding yourself on be like everyone else. George Weinberg, psychologist
  • everyone

Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves - or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth. Ayn Rand, writer
  • ask

Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty. William Bennett, politician
  • challenge

With yourself, I think you have to decide the kind of person that you really want to be, and for me, it's just a sweet girl. Miley Cyrus, musician
  • decide

And my dad drilled it in my head, you know, 'If you want it bad enough, and you're willing to make the sacrifices, you can do it. But first you have to believe in yourself. Jennie Finch, athlete
  • bad

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. Lucille Ball, comedian
  • learning

It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship. Norman Vincent Peale, clergyman
  • learning

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. Jim Morrison, musician
  • friendship

If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty. Rainer Maria Rilke, poet
  • blame

The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself. Thales, philosopher
  • cult

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe. Claudia Black, actress
  • trust

I may attempt a novel. I think that no matter what you write, it requires being honest with oneself, and you have to pull yourself out of the whirlwind of daily life. Iris Chang, historian
  • attempt

Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it's about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong. Adriana Lima, model
  • attitude

Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open. James Broughton, director
  • trust

You say that you are my judge; I do not know if you are; but take good heed not to judge me ill, because you would put yourself in great peril. Joan of Arc, celebrity
  • heed

It's difficult to see yourself up on screen without being a critic. Devon Aoki, model
  • being

Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I'm past that age. Katharine Hepburn, actress
  • age

Even if what you're working on doesn't go anywhere, it will help you with the next thing you're doing. Make yourself available for something to happen. Give it a shot. Cormac McCarthy, writer
  • anywhere

You have to make peace with yourself. The key is to find the harmony in what you have. Naomi Watts, actress
  • harmony

The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. Douglas Adams, writer
  • flying

You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room. Dr. Seuss, writer
  • teacher

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself. Henry David Thoreau, author
  • bring

Why one man rather than another? It was odd. You find yourself involved with a fellow for life just because he was the one that you met when you were nineteen. Simone de Beauvoir, writer
  • another

It takes far less courage to kill yourself than it takes to make yourself wake up one more time. It's harder to stay where you are than to get out. For everyone but you, that is. Judith Rossner, novelist
  • courage

Hell is yourself and the only redemption is when a person puts himself aside to feel deeply for another person. Tennessee Williams, dramatist
  • another

Be yourself, fill your life with good people, and don't get a big head. It can all be gone tomorrow. Molly Sims, model
  • yourself

Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish. John Jakes, writer
  • yourself

I find that it's nice to work with somebody and spin off on someone else's feelings. You get a little jaded by yourself. Herb Alpert, musician
  • feelings

You have to keep your sanity as well as know how to distance yourself from it while still holding onto the reins tightly. That is a very difficult thing to do, but I'm learning. Diahann Carroll, actress
  • cult

If you can just be yourself, then you have to be original because there's no one like you. Marc Newson, designer
  • original

Бережёного Бог бережёт. Russian Proverbs,
  • god

Change the changeable. Accept the unchangeable. And remove yourself from the unacceptable. Denis Waitley, motivational speaker
  • change

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. Maya Angelou, poet
  • liking

The most common form of oppression is not believing in yourself. Tim Fargo, author
  • common

First, make yourself a reputation for being a creative genius. Second, surround yourself with partners who are better than you are. Third, leave them to go get on with it. David Ogilvy, businessman
  • being

It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you're not a winner. Vince Lombardi, coach
  • discipline

The more you let yourself be distracted from where you are going, the more you are the person that you are. It's not so much like getting lost as it is like getting found. William Stafford, poet
  • distracted

When I feel like I'm doing my best work, there is a bit of a freedom, a bit of flight that you're not so much losing yourself but you're sort of in the zone. Chris Cooper, actor
  • best

I don't want to be the cliche American Idol dude. I want to be different, you know - that's the whole goal, me and music. It's about being yourself and being unique. Paul McDonald, musician
  • american

What I've learned in these 11 years is you just got to stay focused and believe in yourself and trust your own ability and judgment. Mark Cuban, businessman
  • ability

Be sure of yourself, don't let anyone bully you, be a strong and independent woman or boy. Nicole Polizzi, celebrity
  • anyone


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