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QUOTES About Loving Yourself

QUOTES About Loving Yourself

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Published by: Mary Gold Elevera on Nov 12, 2012
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Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heartin it, take yourself out of it.--Hardy D. Jackson
Be what you are. This is the first step towards becoming betterthan you are.--J. C. Hare & A. W. Hare (
Guesses at Truth:Second Series
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those whomind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.--Dr.Suess
Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you arehatched from a swan's egg.--Hans Christian Andersen
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings becauseit has a song.--Maya Angelou (quoted in
Mind Your OwnBizniche
by Squire)
But an accurate definition of the self is impossible. You aremore than you realize, more than you can define. And themore time you spend trying to nail down the definition, theless time you spend living right now. ... Your past is not youridentity... You, living now, is your identity.--George Lawrence-Ell (
The Invisible Clock 
By your own soul, learn to liveAnd if men thwart you take no heed.If men hate you have no care.Sing your song, dream your dream,Hope your hope and pray your prayer.--Parkenham Beatty
Committing yourself is a way of finding out who you are. Aman finds his identity by identifying.--Robert Terwilliger
Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is oneof the most difficult challenges I face.--Carol Mosely-Braun
A desire to be in charge of our own lives, a need for control, isborn in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and oursuccess, that we take control.--Robert F. Bennett
Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll becriticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do and damned if you don't.--Eleanor Roosevelt
Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you comealive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is peoplewho have come alive.--Howard Thurman
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much
stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend totake care of themselves.--Dale Carnegie
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.--JanisJoplin
Don't listen to those who say, "It's not done that way." Maybeit's not, but maybe you will. Don't listen to those who say,"You're taking too big a chance." Michelangelo would havepainted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out bytoday. Most importantly, don't listen when the little voice of fear inside of you rears its ugly head and says, "They're allsmarter than you out there. They're more talented, they're
taller, blonder, prettier, luckier and have connections…" I
firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you, notto the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation withothers, but with the strength of conviction that you can moveothers by your own efforts, and do not make success or failurethe criteria by which you live, the chances are you'll be aperson worthy of your own respect.--Neil Simon
Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goalin life to find it and to keep it lit.--Mary Lou Retton
Every year I live I am more convinced that the waste of lifelies in the love we have not given, the powers we have notused, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing, and whichshirking pain, misses happiness as well. No one ever yet wasthe poorer in the long run for having once in a lifetime "let outall the length of all the reins."--Mary Cholomondeley
Everybody thinks they want to be special, but when someonefinds out how special he or she really is, often he or shequickly discovers a great desire to be like everybody else.--Mark Mossa (
 Already There: Letting God Find You
Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile, I caught hellfor.--Earl Warren
The fact remains that the overwhelming majority of peoplewho have become wealthy have become so thanks to workthey found profoundly absorbing.... The long term study of people who eventually become wealthy clearly reveals thattheir "Luck" arouse from the accidental dedication they had toan area they enjoyed.--Srully Blotnick
Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just asthe seed of health is in illness, because illness containsinformation, our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledgeif we explore them.--Marilyn Ferguson
Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with theirown hearts.--Albert Einstein
Find out who you are and do it on purpose.--Dolly Parton
The first question here, then, is not "What is best for my soul?"nor is it even "What is most useful to humanity?" But--transcending both these limited aims--what function must thislife fulfill in the great and secret economy of God?--EvelynUnderhill (
The Spiritual Life
Flowers do not force their way with great strife. Flowers opento perfection slowly in the sun.... Don't be in a hurry aboutspiritual matters. Go step by step, and be very sure.--WhiteEagle
The greatest thing is, at any moment, to be willing to give upwho we are in order to become all that we can be.--Max DePree
How are you going to spend this one odd and precious life youhave been issued? Whether you're going to spend it trying tolook good and creating the illusion that you have power overpeople and circumstances, or whether you are going to tasteit, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.--AnneLamott (in
Starting Over 
How do the geese know when to fly to the sun? Who tells themthe seasons? How do we, humans, know when it is time tomove on? As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there isa voice within, if only we would listen to it, that tells us socertainly when to go forth into the unknown.--ElizabethKubler-Ross
I am still learning--how to take joy in all the people I am, howto use all my selves in the service of what I believe, how toaccept when I fail and rejoice when I succeed.--Audre Lorde
I believe a unique core self is born into every human being;the result of millennia of environment adn heredity combinedin an unpredictable way that could never happen before oragain.--Gloria Stienem ("A Balance Between Nature andNuture" in
This I Believe
ed. by Allison and Gediman)

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