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900 Best Never Water Yourself Down Quotes (2023)

1. “Be kind to yourself. to others and everything around you.” – Alexandra Stoddard.


2. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” — Rumi


3. “You drown not by falling into a river. but by staying submerged in it.”


4. “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” -Rumi


5. “To be beautiful means to be yourself.You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself… True happiness and true power lie in understanding yourself, accepting yourself, having confidence in yourself.”- Thích Nhất Hạnh, The Art of Power


6. “Aim for the moon. If you miss. you may hit a star. So always keep believing in yourself.”


7. “Not a lot of people have the courage to say what they’re actually thinking.”


8. “Once you know yourself, you won’t have to listen to others.” – Gautama Buddha


9. “We must never be afraid to be a sign of contradiction for the world.” – Mother Teresa


10. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” – J. M. Barrie


11. “Man is not going to wait passively for millions of years before evolution offers him a better brain.” – Corneliu E Giurgea


12. “Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the rally great make you believe that you too can be great.” – Mark Twain


13. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth


14. Work hard every day. No matter what your strengths and weaknesses, there's no substitute for hard work. — Hope Solo


15. “Believing in yourself and having confidence gives you outer strength.” ~ Nikki Bella


16. “In order to write about life first you must live it.”


17. “If they don’t know your value. they won’t understand your price.” -Unknown


18. “Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.”


19. The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated.


20. “The French have the reputation of being arrogant. I don’t think it’s arrogance but a certain authenticity.” -Simon Baker


21. “You have to apply yourself each day to becoming a little better. By becoming a little better each and every day, over a period of time, you will become a lot better.” — John Wooden


22. “Never let the opinion of another affect your opinion of yourself.”― Teresa Mummert


23. “Imperfect parenting moments turn into gifts as our children watch us try to figure out what went wrong and how we can do better next time.”


24. “You’re always going to face criticism. you’re always going to face challenges. but those things are there to make you stronger and more committed.” ~ David Robinson. Believe In Yourself quotes criticism


25. “When you see a mob doing something. it should make you less likely to do it yourself. not more likely.” —Paul Graham


26. Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it. —Anonymous


27. “Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” – James Stephens


28. “We’re a nation of exhausted and over-stressed adults raising over-scheduled children.”


29. “Being yourself is the greatest gift you can give yourself and the world because the world needs more authentic and real souls.” ― Hiral Nagda


30. ”Be as bold as the first man or [woman] to eat an oyster.” - Shirley Chisolm


31. “You are the only one who can limit your greatness. Remember that you are enough.” – UpJourney


32. “Wisdom is the daughter of experience.”


33. “Confidence will make you happier than any diet.” -unknown


34. “Let him who would move the world first move himself.” – Socrates


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


36. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” — George Bernard Shaw


37. “Real courage is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. Doing the unpopular thing because it’s what you believe. and the heck with everybody.”


38. Flower takes time to bloom, so do you


39. “Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt


40. “It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.” – Sidney J. Harris


41. ″‘Once upon a time. ’ he said out loud to the darkness. He said these words because they were the best. the most powerful words that he knew and just the saying of them comforted him.”


42. “A person who is truly cool is a work of art. And remember the original works of art cost exponentially higher than imitations. Just take a look at the coolest people in history. They will always be a part of history for being extremely original individuals. not imitations.” – Suzy Kassem


43. “Your self-worth grows when you fight for something you love.” – Maxime Lagacé


44. “Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.”


45. “It aint what they call you, its what you answer to.” – W.C. Fields


46. “I define vulnerability as uncertainty. risk and emotional exposure. With that definition in mind. let’s think about love. Waking up every day and loving someone who may or may not love us back. whose safety we can’t ensure. who may stay in our lives or may leave without a moment’s notice. who may be loyal to the day they die or betray us tomorrow — that’s vulnerability.”


47. “Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”


48. “Don’t try to win over the haters; you are not a jackass whisperer.”- Brené Brown


49. Life is about courage and going into the unknown.


50. “Truly, I would not hang a dog by my will, much more a man who hath any honesty in him.” — William Shakespeare


51. “Sometimes it isn’t fighting that’s brave. it’s facing the death you know is coming.” – Veronica Roth


52. Quiet Your Mind


53. “It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.” – Xiaolu Guo


54. “Having a low opinion of yourself is not “modesty”. It’s self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not “egotism”. It’s a necessary precondition to happiness and success.” – Bobbe Sommer


55. “There is nothing more awful. insulting. and depressing than banality.”– Anton Chekhov


56. Often, in the real world, it's not the smart that get ahead but the bold.


57. “First know yourself. then know others.” – Gichin Funakoshi


58. I know what it means to go to the stream to fetch water. . . what it means when people are poor and don't have enough to eat. It's not enough to say you know about poverty. You have to live it. - Author: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala


59. I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time. -Anne Freud


60. “Be a life-long learner. Whether you are seeking to achieve peace and harmony, learn a new technology to do your work faster, or design a strategy to blow your competitors out of the water, retraining is a pivotal way to strengthen your knowledge and realize your goals.”―Susan C. Young


61. You are enough because you make me enough for you!


62. “When you start living the life of your dreams. there will always be obstacles. doubters. mistakes and setbacks along the way. But with hard work. perseverance and self-belief there is no limit to what you can achieve.” – Roy T. Bennett


63. “The idea that we need to “pay our dues” is a lie told to us by people who want our labor on the cheap.” – Codie Sanchez


64. A title or promotion does not make anyone a leader. Leadership emerges from the character, qualities, and capacities of the individual. Make no mistake about it, authentic leadership is personal. - Author: George B. Bradt


65. “We see men who have accumulated great fortunes, but we often recognize only their triumph, overlooking the temporary defeats which they had to surmount before “arriving.” – Napoleon Hill


66. “I'm all about good vibes. big goals. amazing experiences. more happiness. less pain. healthy relationships and staying focused on what matters.”


67. “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ― Anaïs Nin


68. “Follow your dreams. believe in yourself and don’t give up.” – Rachel Corrie


69. “Qualities die for want of attention. so any unlovely state might best be rubbed out by imagining “beauty for ashes and joy for mourning” rather than by direct attacks on the state from which we would be free.”


70. “Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Ian Wallace


71. “To learn to love yourself could be the hardest thing that you will ever do.”


72. “As soon as you begin to love yourself, the war within will end” – Laura Chouette


73. “There is a real danger of unintended consequences, of encouraging people to give up. Pessimism, if it becomes a habit, can reinforce a narrative of unstoppable decline. If there is nothing we can do, that releases us from our obligations.” David Grinspoon


74. “It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” —Sally Field


75. “How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults. or resolution enough to mend them.” – Benjamin Franklin


76. “I will say this for you Warrior. you do not lack boldness.”


77. ‘You are. ’ he said fiercely. looking at her. ‘You’re worth it.‘”


78. But here’s the deal, sweet stranger. You deserve to be the protagonist of your own wonderful, bizarre, terrifying little life. If you decide you are enough, you are enough. You don’t need to wait for some grand external validation of your worth before you offer your kindest heart to yourself. – Kathy Brown


79. Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let out true selves be seen.


80. “Doing something out of fear is not really doing it at all. We must do things because we want to.” – Frida Kahlo


81. “I believe great people do things before they are ready.” Amy Poehler


82. “Be Kind if you wish to stand Unique!” – Somya Kedia


83. “She’d also called me brave...unless she was talking to the catfish.”


84. “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right here.” — Venus Williams


85. “There are some values that you should never compromise on to stay true to yourself; you should be brave to stand up for what you truly believe in even if you stand alone.”


86. “Not caring is absolute freedom. and if you own it. all the way. it emits supreme confidence.” ― A.D. Aliwat. Alpha


87. “Noble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless. That is who you are and who you have always been. And understanding it can change your life because this knowledge carries a confidence that cannot be duplicated any other way.” —Sheri L. Drew, author and editor


88. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain


89. “I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.” – Sylvester Stallone


90. “Be bad. but at least don’t be a liar. a deceiver!”


91. “Don’t doubt yourself, that’s what haters are for.”― Turcois Ominek


92. “Don’t be afraid of being different. be afraid of being the same as everyone else.”


93. “Better to be a nerd than one of the herd!” – Mandy Hale


94. “There won’t be so much fake and toxic love if everyone feels adequately loved by themselves because love is not something shared by two starved people. it is an experience between two filled people.”


95. Self-talk reflects your innermost feelings. - Dr. Asa Don Brown.


96. She leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes.


97. “We do not have the right to feel helpless. We must help ourselves. After destiny has delivered what it delivers, we are responsible for our lives.” – Cheryl Strayed


98. “Always do the things you fear the most. Courage is an acquired taste. like caviar.”


99. Sometimes bravery isn't enough. Sometimes the world requires us to be bold.


100. “Investing in your own growth and self-development isn’t selfish. It’s self-care.” – Dr. Eric Weis


101. “It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt


102. “Life is the most difficult exam. Many people fail because they try to copy others. not realizing that everyone has different questions to answer.”


103. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” - Vincent van Gogh


104. “If you want to be truly adventurous. you must lose your inclination for monotony.” – Veronica Roth


105. “There is one irrefutable law of the universe: We are each responsible for our own life. If you’re holding anyone else accountable for your happiness, you’re wasting your time. You must be fearless enough to give yourself the love you didn’t receive.” – Oprah Winfrey


106. “You are free. you are powerful. you are good. you are love. you have value you have a purpose. All is well.” — Abraham Hicks


107. You attract the right thing when you have a sense of who you are.


108. “To believe in something. and not to live it. is dishonest.”


109. “People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.” – Hermann Hesse


110. “And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.”~ Paulo Coelho


111. “Baby. we’ll be fine. all we gotta do is be brave and be kind.”


112. “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”


113. “The most common form of despair is not being who you are.” – Soren Kierkegaard. ‘Sickness Unto Death’. 1849


114. “Boastfulness and excessive pride do not equate at all with humility and honesty. credibility and integrity.”


115. “Be yourself. That is something you can do better than anyone else. Listen to that inner voice and bravely follow it.” Anonymous


116. “Effort is grossly underrated.” — Gary Vaynerchuk


117. “Loving yourself is the greatest revolution.”


118. “As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drewn me down and away from myself.” – Charlie Chaplin


119. Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish. It makes you indestructible.


120. “Authenticity inspires respect because it takes courage to own who you really are.”


121. “neuroscientist Antonio Damasio reminds us. “We are not necessarily thinking machines. We are feeling machines that think.”


122. “I often say that Wholeheartedness is like the North Star—we never really arrive, but we certainly know if we’re headed in the right direction.”


123. “Accepting yourself only as long as you look a certain way isn’t self love. it’s self destruction.” – Laci Green


124. “But the reality is the people who put us down. the very ones who make us doubt ourselves. never really make anything of their own lives themselves.” – Clarence Chan


125. 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


126. There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anaïs Nin


127. “You don’t like me? That’s a shame. I’ll need a few minutes to recover from the tragedy.”


128. “Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.”


129. “Don’t underestimate yourself. You are more capable than you think.” - Misty Copeland


130. Don’t let the bad days make you think you have a bad life.


131. “It’s better to break your own heart by leaving, rather than having that person break your heart every day you’re with them.” — Author Unknown


132. “Honesty is very sexy.” — Valerie Bertinelli


133. “People are just looking for honesty and authenticity more than anything.” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders


134. “You are beautiful. Know this. Anyone who tells you otherwise is simply lying. You are beautiful.”


135. “You don’t grow through successes; you grow through what you go through.” — Mischaela Elkins


136. “Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.” – Rupi Kaur


137. We often choose a friend as we do a mistress – for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love. – William Hazlitt


138. “Be different; be unique; be yourself.” – Christina Grimmie


139. “Be peaceful believe in god and yourself, you are doing better than you think you are.”


140. “You are in charge of your own happiness. so don’t let anyone take that away from you.”


141. “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” ―C.G. Jung


142. “The more you like yourself. the less you are like anyone else. which makes you unique.” — Walt Disney


143. “What was it about relationships that made you feel so vulnerable? Oh. right. A relationship. In any relationship. you put yourself out there. You exposed all of your sensitive nerve endings and your heart and you just had to hope that you trusted the right person.”


144. “I think that when in doubt about the truth of an issue, it’s safer and in better taste to select the least numerous of the adversaries.” – Ayn Rand, We the Living


145. “I am enough. I am full of sparkle and of compassion. I genuinely want to make the world a better place. I love hard. I practice kindness. I am not afraid of the truth. I am loyal. adventurous. supporting. and surprising. I am enough. I make mistakes. but I own them and I learn from them. And sometimes I make a lot of mistakes. But I am enough.”


146. “Our children make us so vulnerable. Our parents too. I suppose.” — Sara Sheridan


147. “If you want to be happy. you must be true to who you are.”


148. “Forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe the one reason why it will!” — Ain Eineziz


149. “Courage is about learning how to function despite the fear. to put aside your instincts to run or give in completely to the anger born from fear. Courage is about using your brain and your heart when every cell of your body is screaming at your to fight or flee – and then following through on what you believe is the right thing to do.” – Jim Butcher


150. “People who love themselves. don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves. the more we want others to suffer.” – Dan Pearce


151. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” ~ Helen Keller


152. “Remember it’s OK to be yourself.”


153. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton


154. “If you spend the first 30 years of your life only trying to look good. you’re not going to know yourself very well. If you got it. flaunt it.” – Ariel Pink


155. If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. - T. Harv Eker.


156. Controlling how you perceive things.


157. “Chasing a person doesn’t give you value or build values in you. You earn your value by chasing morality and practicing dignity.” – Shannon L. Alder


158. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It is sanity.” – Katrina Mayer


159. “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” —e e cummings, poet


160. “Bravery is listening even when you don’t want to hear it.” – Alaric Hutchinson


161. “Faith is a living. daring confidence in God’s grace. so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.” – Martin Luther


162. “Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think.”― Roy T. Bennett


163. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions” – Stephen R. Covey.


164. “A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


165. Transparency is the new objectivity.


166. “Imperfection is beauty. madness is genius. and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”– Marilyn Monroe


167. “Brave women are not born from comfort zones. They are made in the fire.” – Cheryl Hale


168. Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in.


169. “The things that make me different are the things that make me.” – Winnie the Poo


170. “With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability. one can build a better world.” ~ Dalai Lama


171. “In the stillness and quietness within and around us. brings a greater force of awareness of ourselves as to who we are. where we are. and our destiny by use of pleasant and hopeful thoughts.”


172. “We run from grief because loss scares us, yet our hearts reach toward grief because the broken parts want to mend.”


173. “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” ― Bruce Lee


174. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor RooseveltCLICK TO TWEET


175. “The right mental attitude will guide you towards feeling a sense of love that you deserve to experience.” – Unknown


176. “It is precisely because they did love themselves-- because each one’s need to maintain his own respect for himself was more important to him than his popularity with others-- because his desire to win or maintain a reputation for integrity and courage was stronger than his desire to maintain his office.”


177. “I listen to everybody. but most of the time I learn not to do” – Abraham Lincoln


178. Love yourself instead of abusing yourself


179. “You gain strength. courage. and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


180. “Stay true to the dreams of thy youth.” ~ Herman Melville


181. “Encouraging words are good medicine for the soul.” Lailah Gifty Akita


182. “To love yourself is to understand you don’t need to be perfect to be good.” – Anonymous


183. “When you get to a place where you understand that love and belonging, your worthiness, is a birthright and not something you have to earn, anything is possible.” – Brené Brown


184. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein


185. It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. – H. L. Mencken


186. “Let others take you as you are. or not at all. You are enough right now. You don’t need other people to validate you; you are already valuable.”


187. “You are enough because you make me enough for you!”


188. Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.


189. “Such decisions will be far reaching and difficult. But you never lacked courage in the past. Your courage is now needed for the future.” – Gerry Adams


190. “I’ll find strength in pain.”


191. “The only person who can pull me down is myself. and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” – C. JoyBell C.


192. “When you start loving yourself and respecting your time and energy, things will change. Get to know your worth, and your value will go up.” – Germany Kent


193. “Courage is being scared to death … and saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne


194. “Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to the person from yesterday.”


195. “There is nothing so rewarding as to make people realize that they are worthwhile in this world.” – Bob Anderson


196. “Love yourself and life becomes a party” – Jen Sincero; You Are a Badass


197. “Love yourself unconditionally. just as you love those who treat you like shit.” – Unknown


198. “Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.” – Coco Chanel


199. I do feel that softness for the vulnerability and the innocence in our world


200. “Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.”


201. “Don’t worry about finding the love of your life. First. love yourself and everything will fall into place.” – Ralph Napolitano


202. “All my life, I’ve had a fear of being told what to say, so I’m not telling people what to think. I’m encouraging them to say what they think.” Yungblud


203. “When we are happy—when our mindset and mood are positive—we are smarter. more motivated. and thus more successful. Happiness is the center. and success revolves around it” – Shawn Achor


204. “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


205. “There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person being themselves. Imagine going through your day being unapologetically you.”


206. “Be with someone who makes you feel loved.”


207. “Mastering others is strength. mastering yourself is true power.” ~ Lao Tzu


208. “Self-worth is so vital to your happiness if you don’t feel good about you, it’s hard to feel good about anything else.” – Sandy Hale


209. “A bold act requires a high degree of confidence.” — Robert Greene


210. “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”


211. ...the path to great confidence is not in becoming invincible. flawless. and seemingly perfect. But rather. it is in embracing your humanity. in all its messy glory and tender vulnerability. Dr Aziz Gazipura PsyD. The Art of Extraordinary Confidence


212. Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting. – William Shakespeare.


213. “Be everything to you. not everything to everybody” – Lisa Lieberman-Wang


214. “Dubai is a place where dreams come true.” Asad Meah


215. “Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart. we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.” – Dan Coppersmith


216. To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand. He uses both.


217. Love yourself. Love the world. There is no power stronger than love.


218. “You. being yourself. unknowingly inspire others to be themselves.” — Mooji


219. Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you. - George Whitefield


220. “Give me courage. Give me strength. Please. Lord. through it all. be at my side.”


221. “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone


222. “Young men go to war. Sometimes because they have to. sometimes because they want to. Always. they feel they are supposed to. This comes from the sad. layered stories of life. which over the centuries have seen courage confused with picking up arms. and cowardice confused with laying them down.”


223. You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody. - Maya Angelou, source unknown


224. “Sometimes, you need to take a break from everyone and spend time alone, to experience, appreciate, and love yourself.” – Robert Tew


225. If you can’t believe in miracles, then believe in yourself. When you want something bad enough, let that drive push you to make it happen. Sometimes you’ll run into brick walls that are put there to test you. Find a way around them and stay focused on your dream. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. - Isabel Lopez


226. “Don’t compromise yourself – you’re all you have.” ― John Grisham. The Rainmaker


227. “It is. I suppose. the common grief of children at having to protect their parents from reality. It is bitter for the young to see what awful innocence adults grow into. that terrible vulnerability that must be sheltered from the rodent mire of childhood.”


228. “To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.” – Sugar Ray Robinson


229. “There are so many more important things to worry about than how you’re perceived by strangers.”


230. You are GOOD enough, SMART enough, BEAUTIFUL enough, and STRONG enough. Believe it and never let insecurity and society’s perception on how you should run your life change your attitude toward your own reflection and personality. – Kemmy Nola


231. “We are all broken by something. We have all hurt someone and have been hurt. We all share the condition of brokenness. even if our brokenness is not equivalent […] Our shared vulnerability and imperfection nurtures and sustains our capacity for compassion. We have a choice. We can embrace our humanness. which means embracing our broken natures and the compassion that remains our best hope for healing. Or we can deny our brokenness. foreswear compassion. and. as a result. deny our own humanity.”


232. “True abundance isn’t based on our net worth, it’s based on our self-worth.” — Gabrielle Bernstein


233. “It is best to act with confidence. no matter how little right you have to it.” – Lillian Helman


234. “I only share when I have no unmet needs that I’m trying to fill. I firmly believe that being vulnerable with a larger audience is only a good idea if the healing is tied to the sharing, not to the expectations I might have for the response I get.”


235. “Where’s your will to be weird?” — Jim Morrison


236. Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.


237. Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.


238. “A true diva is graceful. and talented. and strong. and fearless and brave and someone with humility.” - Beyoncé Knowles


239. “Float like a butterfly. sting like a bee.”– Muhammad Ali


240. Ask About Next Steps


241. “You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are. your simple presence can make others happy.”


242. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott


243. “I hope you will have a wonderful year. that you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously. that you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it. that you will be loved and that you will be liked. and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And. most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now). that you will. when you need to be. be wise. and that you will always be kind.” — Neil Gaiman


244. “If you want to live an authentic. meaningful life. you need to master the art of disappointing and upsetting others. hurting feelings. and living with the reality that some people just won’t like you. It may not be easy. but it’s essential if you want your life to reflect your deepest desires. values. and needs.”


245. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. — Helen Keller


246. “Get more confidence by doing things that excite and frighten you.” -Jessica Williams


247. Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won't accept.


248. “Choosing authenticity means cultivating the courage to be imperfect, to set boundaries, and to allow ourselves to be vulnerable; exercising the compassion that comes from knowing that we are all made of strength and struggle; and nurturing the connection and sense of belonging that can only happen when we believe that we are enough.”


249. “The biggest challenge of life is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else.” Anonymous


250. “The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” - C. JoyBell C.


251. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand


252. “Progress comes with practice, and practice comes with purpose. Know your “why.”” – Melissa Steginus


253. “I do not seek the approval of people who do not approve of me.” ― Maria Koszler


254. “People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong.” — Bill Vaughan


255. Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.


256. “Let who will boast their courage in the field, I find but little safety from my shield, Nature’s, not honour’s


257. “Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.” – Amelia Earhart


258. “Always strive to aim for the highest peak of the goals in life you have set. this way if you manage to reach even half way toward a goal. landing in the middle is not such a bad place to end up.”- Victoria Addino


259. “Be yourself – not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.” – Henry David Thoreau


260. “Whatever the consequences of staying true to yourself. they’re much less than the consequences of selling your soul.” – Carly Fiorina


261. Act as if what you do makes a difference


262. “You have to be true to yourself and remain humble. Whether you win or lose. you’ve got to treat everyone the same. and be who you are.” – Randy Couture


263. “Don’t chase people. Be yourself. do your own thing and work hard. The right people—the ones who really belong in your life—will come to you. and stay.” —Will Smith


264. “Whatever you do. you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon. there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.”


265. Study Confidence


266. “Accept your humanness as well as your divinity, totally and without reserve.” – Emmanuel


267. “She’s a dreamer. A doer. A thinker. She sees possibility everywhere.”


268. Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.


269. Learn to walk in God's perception of who you are, because yours is not good enough. - Author: Graham Cooke


270. “You know you are on the right path when you no longer seek validation”


271. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better. do better.”


272. “If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.” - Brian Tracy


273. “If we are not ashamed to think it. we should not be ashamed to say it.”


274. “When you love yourself endlessly. you will find that the whole world loves you too.”


275. “The little queen all golden


276. “True courage is a result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable.” – Jeremy Collier


277. “It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” –Sally Field


278. Always shine brighter than the sun.


279. “Positive thinking helps you stand back up again when you are knocked down by bad luck or negativity.”- Tom Laurie


280. “Reflect upon your present blessings. of which every man has many–not on your past misfortunes. of which all men have some.” –Charles Dickens


281. “I’m the pink sheep in the family.”– Alexander McQueen


282. “Always believe in yourself. no matter who’s around you being negative or thrusting negative energy at you.” – Michael Jackson


283. “Why are you trying to be someone else when you are enough just the way you are?”


284. “Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.”


285. “Doubt is one of the names of intelligence.” – Jorge Luis Borges


286. Accept who you are; and revel in it. - Mitch Albom


287. “Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.” – Baltasar Gracian


288. “A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive, and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.” – Vince Lombardi


289. “We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward.” ~ Isabel Allende


290. “Self-love is not selfish; you cannot truly love another until you know how to love yourself.” – Unknown


291. “We can talk about courage and love and compassion until we sound like a greeting card store. but unless we’re willing to have an honest conversation about what gets in the way of putting these into practice in our daily lives. we will never change. Never. ever.”


292. “When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye.” Cathy Guisewite


293. “We cannot grow when we are in shame, and we can’t use shame to change ourselves or others.” – Brené Brown


294. Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much but is still standing.


295. “Man is what he believes – believe in yourself” – Dr. Amit Abraham


296. Let us be bold. Let us be brave. Let us be together.


297. “Self-doubt can create fatigue in your mind, whereas focused action can create achievement in your life.” – Jackie Cantoni


298. “Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.” ― Christine Bovee


299. “If you are surrounded by your competition and you are outworking these people. outmaneuvering these people. it’s hard not to let your confidence take over. It just builds and builds and builds.” – Conor McGregor


300. “We have to be braver than we think we can be. because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are.” – Madeleine L’Engle


301. “It’s hard to feel close to others when you don’t like yourself very much. Trying to be something to everyone means you have nothing left for yourself and can make you feel disconnected from your relationships.” – Dr Jessamy Hibberd


302. “To a coward. courage always looks like stupidity.” – Bill Maher


303. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t. you are right. – Henry Ford


304. “It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability.” ~ Samuel Johnson


305. “The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question. and by seeking we may come upon the truth.” – Pierre Abelard


306. “In a funny way I think social media is making people less rather more experimental. People are too worried about looking good all the time. When I grew up you could get it all horribly wrong and it didn't matter. there was no record.”


307. “I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” —Anna Freud, psychoanalyst


308. “Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement.” ―Anthony J. D’Angelo


309. “She seemed almost to have a perverse impulse to make anyone who cared about her regret it. to find the thing that would most appall those people and then do that until they had to run away as a matter of self-preservation.”


310. “When you’re brave. you empower others around you to be brave too.” – Anonymous


311. “Make bold choices and make mistakes. It’s all those things that add up to the person you become.” – Angelina Jolie


312. Life is so big. Do not try to fill it. Instead, expand within. You are enough for you. – Bryant McGill


313. “Never apologize for being yourself.” – Paulo Coelho


314. “Never feel guilty for doing what is best for you.”


315. This above all; to thine own self be true.


316. “If there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on. it’s myself.” — Beyoncé


317. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”


318. “Be yourself. The world worships the original.” ― Ingrid Bergman


319. “The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.” — Lao Tzu


320. “Self-doubt is very dangerous because it not only warps your perception of what you’re capable of but it also degrades your appreciation of your capacities.” ― J.D. Carter


321. “What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” — Jean-Jacques Rousseau


322. Build your dreams or you will be hired by someone to build theirs


323. “Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect.”


324. “I woke up like this. Flawless.” — Beyoncé


325. “The key to making money is to stay invested.” – Suze Orman


326. “Whatever you do. you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon. there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories. but it takes brave men and women to win them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


327. Vulnerability is basically uncertainty


328. I always had that self-belief that I was good enough. You have got to believe you are good enough, otherwise there is no point...


329. “Once you start to value yourself, you can believe in yourself, and once you believe in yourself, you can achieve the impossible.” – The STRIVE


330. “Love yourself first. So you know what you deserve.” – Lucille Ball


331. “Your inner strength is your outer foundation.” – Allan Rufus


332. “If any man seeks for greatness. let him forget greatness and ask for truth. and he will find both.” – Horace Mann


333. “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.”


334. “Be yourself, don’t take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive.” – Gerard Way


335. “Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is fearless cannot be courageous. [He is also a fool.” – Robert A. Heinlein


336. “Vulnerability is not about winning or losing. It’s having the courage to show up even when you can’t control the outcome.”


337. “Believe you can, and you are halfway there.” — Theodore Roosevelt


338. Always stay true to yourself. Some people will like it, some people won't. Life goes on.


339. “Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun. fast. or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them.”


340. “Never give up. You only get one life. Go for it!”– Richard E. Grant


341. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


342. “Being sincere and true to yourself defines your authenticity.” – Arsenio V. Manalo Jr.


343. “We are not too young or old to live our dreams… but we do act out our mindset.”―Richie Norton


344. “You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!” – John Lennon


345. “You only fail when you stop trying.”


346. “If you’re not honest with yourself. life will never be honest with you.”


347. You may never be good enough for everybody, but you will always be the best for somebody.


348. “Love has shown me how both weak and strong I can be.”


349. Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality, and duplicate it.


350. “Never suppress your greatness just to fit in!”― Anneka Jordan


351. “I love seeing my friends genuinely happy.”


352. “You have moments. days. sometimes weeks when you will doubt yourself. Just know. it is all part of the spiritual process.” – Iyanla Vanzant


353. There are more than enough


354. “Where you are is a result of who you were. but where you go depends entirely on who you choose to be.” – Hal Elrod


355. “You can’t go back and change the beginning. but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis


356. “When everything seems to be going against you. remember that the aeroplane takes off against the wind. not with it.”


357. “A brave leader is someone who says I see you. I hear you. I don’t have all the answers. but I’m going to keep listening and asking questions.”


358. “If there was any great lesson in life it was this: No battle was ever won with silence.”


359. “Let yourself be yourself.” Anonymous


360. “To love yourself is to understand that you don’t need to be perfect to be good.”


361. “It's not what we have in life but who we have in our life that matters.”


362. “Life tried to crush her, but only succeeded in creating a diamond.” – John Mark Green


363. “When I let go of what I am. I become what I might be.” — Lao Tzu


364. “The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.” – John F. Kennedy


365. “The only thing I’m committed right now is bettering myself.”


366. Love yourself first and everything else falls into line


367. “Love is weakest when there is more doubt than trust… Love is strongest when we learn to trust in spite the doubts.”


368. “Self-confidence is the best outfit, wear and rock it” Unknown


369. A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life. – Andrew Matthews


370. “Believe in love. Believe in magic. Hell. believe in Santa Clause. Believe in others. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. If you don’t. who will?” ~ Jon Bon Jovi


371. “All we have to do is forgive ourselves wholly and completely for ever thinking that we are not good enough!” – Jodi Aman


372. A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself. - Maya Angelou, source unknown


373. “Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.” – Anonymous


374. “The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging. in fact. can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance. because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic. vulnerable and imperfect.” – Brene Brown


375. “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. John F. Kennedy


376. A loving person lives in a loving world


377. “Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.”


378. “Look inward — the loving begins with you” – Oprah Winfrey; What I Know For Sure


379. Existence wants you to be you.


380. “Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.” – Malcolm Muggeridge


381. “The one thing that you have. that nobody else has. is YOU“. – Neil Gaiman


382. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”


383. “Collaboration is a key part of the success of any organization, executed through a clearly defined vision and mission and based on transparency and constant communication.” Dinesh Paliwal


384. “We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.” — Michelle Obama


385. Refuse to accept another’s estimation of yourself. – Alison Stormwolf


386. “Live life to the fullest. and focus on the positive.”


387. “I choose to be authentic in everything I do.” India Arie


388. It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.


389. ″‘Course you’re scared. Anybody’d be scared. You just gotta trust me. OK? I’m not gonna let you fall. May Belle. I promise you.‘”


390. Sometimes you have to realize that you've had enough to realize that you are enough.


391. “Being courageous in solitude. without witnesses. without the prize of a consent. alone in front of oneself. requires great courage and great strength.” – Milan Kundera


392. “People who love themselves. don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves. the more we want others to suffer.” — Dan Pearce


393. “If you are facing a new challenge or being asked to do something that you have never done before don’t be afraid to step out. You have more capability than you think you do but you will never see it unless you place a demand on yourself for more.” – Joyce Meyer


394. “To a brave man. good and bad luck are like his left and right hand. He uses both.” – St. Catherine of Siena


395. “Unique and different is the next generation of beautiful.” – Taylor Swift


396. “Staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if we want to experience connection” – Brené Brown


397. “The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself. especially when everybody is watching.” – Dave Chappelle


398. “It will start to hurt less one day. I promise. You are enough. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise.” – Josephine Saint


399. “If you stay true to yourself. you’ll never have regrets.”


400. Don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. – Franz Kafka


401. “Fight on all occasions; fight the more for duels being forbidden. since. consequently. there is twice as much courage in fighting.”


402. “I don’t do normal. I have a reputation to uphold. (Thwonk)” ― Joan Bauer


403. The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. - Harry Golden


404. “The harder you fall. the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart. the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb. the higher your pedestal.”~ Criss Jami


405. “Transparency increases credibility and accountability.” – Park Won-soon


406. “To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength” – Crissi Jami


407. “Doubt is useful, it keeps faith a living thing. After all, you cannot know the strength of your faith until it has been tested.” – David Magee


408. “I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen. heard. and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”


409. “I am a Queen, with or without you!” — Unknown


410. “Courage is knowing what not to fear.”


411. “It isn’t for the moment you are struck that you need courage. but for that long uphill climb back to sanity and faith and security.”


412. ″‘If the ants can do it. Nicodemus says. if the bees can do it. so can we.’


413. Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. – Malcolm S. Forbes


414. I like criticism. It makes you strong. - LeBron James


415. Have the guts to be true to yourself. Nothing more.


416. “You are not responsible for other people’s opinions. feelings. or perceptions of you. They own that. not you.” – Shane Parrish


417. “Always believe in yourself because as soon as you trust yourself. you will know how to live.”


418. “When you’re different. sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” — Jodi Picoult


419. “A liar should have a good memory.”


420. “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.”


421. “Change equals self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before.” ― Pat Summitt


422. “He had tenderness in his heart — ‘a soft place. ’ as Nicholas Higgins called it; but he had some pride in concealing it; he kept it very sacred and safe. and was jealous of every circumstance that tried to gain admission. But if he dreaded exposure of his tenderness. he was equally desirous that all men should recognize his justice; and he felt that he had been unjust. in giving so scornful a hearing to anyone who had waited. with humble patience. for five hours. to speak to him.”


423. “Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves. even when we risk disappointing others.”


424. “One word of encouragement can be enough to spark someone’s motivation to continue with a difficult challenge.” – Roy T. Bennet


425. “There can be no faith without doubt. No strength without temptation.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon


426. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear. do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” –Dale Carnegie


427. “Keep it real.”


428. “Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.” – Ruth Gordo


429. “I’m not perfect. but I’m pretty good.”


430. “It’s all about reprogramming our minds to focus more on what brings us joy.”―Alaric Hutchinson


431. Loving yourself is the greatest revolution


432. “Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.” – Henry Ford


433. “It is better to do nothing than to do what is wrong. For whatever you do. you do to yourself.” – The Dhammapada


434. Women must learn to find self-worth within themselves, not through others. It is important to carve out a place just for you. - Georgette Mosbacher.


435. “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” – Babe Ruth


436. “Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”


437. “Love yourself first, because that’s who you’ll be spending the rest of your life with.” – Unknown


438. “It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.” – Andre Gide


439. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


440. “Well I know that you worry a lot about things you can’t control There are so many things we’d like to have But we just cannot hold You’ve got to be kind to yourself You’ve got to be kind to yourself” – Zooey Deschanel.


441. Be yourself, don’t take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive.


442. “If your mind can conceive it. and your heart can believe it—you can achieve it.” –Muhammad Ali


443. Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist. – Mary Kay Ash


444. “You will never influence the world by being just like it.”


445. “It is easier for one to take risks and to chase his dreams with a mindset that he has nothing to lose. In this lies the immense passion, the great advantage of avoiding a materialistic, pleasure-filled way of life.”―Criss Jami


446. “The greatest mistake a person can make is to be afraid of making one.”'


447. “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”


448. To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.


449. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out. - Alan Cohen.


450. “Give yourself credit for how far you’ve come.”


451. I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. ­­-­ Maya Angelou


452. “As I began to love myself. I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living my own truth. Today I know this is authenticity.” Charlie Chaplin


453. “We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in. but if you never venture out of it. you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean. a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now. may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.” – C. JoyBell C.


454. Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own. —Carl Gustav Jung


455. “It’s about waking up in the morning and saying: No matter what gets done and how much is done and how it’s done. I’m enough and I’m worthy of belonging and love and joy.” – Brené Brown


456. “No relationship is perfect. ever. There are always some ways you have to bend. to compromise. to give something up in order to gain something greater… The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences. And that’s the key. It’s like a big pie chart. and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece. Love can make up for a lot.” – Ellen Degeneres


457. The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself. —Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


458. “To move ahead you need to believe in yourself. have conviction in your beliefs. and have the confidence to execute those beliefs.” – Adlin Sinclair


459. It is not what you are that holds you back


460. “No matter what happens. always be yourself.”– Dale Carnegie


461. “Courage. in the final analysis. is nothing but an affirmative answer to the shocks of existence.” – Kurt Goldstein


462. “When in doubt, use nutrition first.” – Roger Williams


463. “I am a star. I am a galaxy.” – C.J. Redwine


464. Be honest with the people who love you. They deserve your honesty.


465. As you love yourself, life loves you back.


466. “Stay away from negative people. they have a problem for every solution.” — Albert Einstein


467. “It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself. and half-believed before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here.” – James Baldwin


468. “Never forget what you are. for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it. and it will never be used to hurt you.”


469. “It’s the first villain that I’ve played in a movie that has absolutely no vulnerability and no innocence. nothing whatsoever that is likeable about her other than she’s so bad.”- Daryl Hannah


470. “To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” – Sandra Bierig


471. “I don’t go by the rule book. I lead from the heart, not the head.” —Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales


472. One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. -Arthur Ashe


473. It is really hard to make it convincing enough that you forget you are playing a video game. - Author: Tim Page


474. “You deserve to be the protagonist of your own wonderful. bizarre. terrifying little life. If you decide you are enough. you are enough. You don’t need to wait for some grand external validation of your worth before you offer your kindest heart to yourself.” – Kathy Brown


475. “Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people.” – Karan Salmansohn


476. “If you light a lamp for someone else. it will also brighten your path.”


477. “You can have regret from yesterday. fear tomorrow. but peace today by sharing your heart’s deepest feelings. A life spent being fearful of showing your soul is a life not worth living.” – Shannon Alder


478. “If you ever want to love someone. love yourself unconditionally first.” – Debasish Mridha


479. “There are a lot of people who give you the message that maybe you are not good enough. and the best thing you can do for yourself is to block out all of that noise.”


480. “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent." - Ruth Bader Ginsberg, source unknown


481. “Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.” – Wendy Wasserstein.


482. Self-love seems so often unrequited. – Anthony Powell


483. You alone are enough


484. Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. - Walter Elliot


485. “Just FYI, you are unique, and you are perfect!”― Izey Victoria Odiase


486. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”


487. “It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.” – Pablo Casals


488. “Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free.” – Eckhart Tolle


489. “I suspect the secret of personal attraction is locked up in our unique imperfections. flaws and frailties.” – Hugh Mackay


490. You can fall, but you can rise also.” — Angélique Kidjo


491. “People wear all sorts of things. but the best part is the part that’s on the inside. That’s what’s really you — the person inside.” – Fred Rogers


492. “We’re never so vulnerable than when we trust someone. but paradoxically. if we cannot trust. neither can we find love or joy.” — Walter Anderson


493. “Don’t trade your authenticity for approval.”


494. “You cannot transcend what you do not know. To go beyond yourself. you must know yourself.”- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


495. “I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day. a fresh try. one more start. with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.”


496. “Believe in yourself up here and it will make you stronger than you could ever imagine.” – Sarah Dessen


497. If you believe you can make a difference, then you will make a difference. Believe in yourself, your family and your community and you will win. - Lindsay Fox


498. “Aim for success. not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong. because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.”


499. When you know your worth, no one can make you feel worthless. - Unknown.*


500. Relationship status: committed to inner peace, expansion, gratitude and self-love.


501. “It’s scoring goals that’s great, whether against Brazil or anybody else.” – Lionel Messi


502. “As you grow in self-esteem, your face, manner, way of talking and moving will tend naturally to project the pleasure you take in being alive.” – Nathaniel Branden


503. “You matter. You’re not broken. You’re stronger than you think.” – Vironika Tugaleva


504. “Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.” – David J. Schwartz


505. “In order to realize our true self we must be willing to live without being dependent upon the opinion of others.”


506. “Talk about your failures without apologizing.” – Brené Brown


507. “Dare to be remarkable.” – Jane Gentry


508. “Authenticity is very important – be true to one’s self.” -Laila Ali


509. “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” ~ Napoleon Hill


510. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual. you have an obligation to be one.”– Eleanor Roosevelt


511. “We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.”


512. “The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on. rely on. or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad


513. Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your handbrake on. – Maxwell Maltz


514. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.” – Henry Ford


515. But you've always been good enough. You've just been giving the best parts of you to the wrong people.


516. “The unexamined life is not worth living.”


517. “To live will be an awfully big adventure.”


518. “Shallow emotions. An incapacity to feel genuine love. A need for stimulation. Frequent verbal outbursts. Poor behavioural controls. These are just some of the things that social media are encouraging in all of us. They’re also a pretty comprehensive diagnostic checklist for sociopathy — in fact, that’s where I got the list.” Milo Yiannopoulos


519. Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.


520. Loving our hair and accepting others’ is a simple but powerful way to encourage self-love and bring people together while celebrating our uniqueness. – Carolyn Aronson


521. “Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.” —Mignon McLaughlin, author and journalist


522. “I will prepare and some day my chance will come.” – Abraham Lincoln


523. “I am a unique expression of the universal fabric of creation.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


524. “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” ― William Faulkner


525. “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


526. “I think I have a degree of confidence. but I also have terrible insecurity. like anybody does.” ~ Ben Whishaw


527. “Make yourself an honest man. and then you may be sure that there is one less scoundrel in the world.”


528. “Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” – James A. Michener


529. “Every girl should learn to love their own self. regardless of anything. For only in loving yourself that you can do anything else.”


530. “Everything you need is within you, the strength, the courage and confidence to change your life. You just need to look within yourself and find it.” – Amanda Ray


531. Hold your fire, cool your temper


532. “Too many people reach a level where their performance is “good enough” and then stop working on getting better” – Gary Keller


533. “My mother was one of the first few blacks to integrate the University of Arkansas. graduating in 1954. Three years later. when Grandma discovered I would be one of the first blacks to attend Central High School. she said the nightmare that had surrounded my birth was proof positive that destiny had assigned me a special task.”


534. “Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.”


535. “The better you feel about yourself. the less you feel the need to show off.” – Robert Hand


536. The delusions of self-love cannot be prevented, but intellectual misconceptions as to the means of achieving success may be corrected. – George Henry Lewes


537. “If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.” — Carol Dweck


538. “The intention and outcome of vulnerability is trust. intimacy and connection. The outcome of oversharing is distrust. disconnection – and usually a little judgment.”


539. We are complex beings who wake up every day and fight against being labeled and diminished with stereotypes and characterizations that don’t reflect our fullness. Yet when we don’t risk standing on our own and speaking out, when the options laid before us force us into the very categories we resist, we perpetuate our own disconnection and loneliness. When we are willing to risk venturing into the wilderness, and even becoming our own wilderness, we feel the deepest connection to our true self and to what matters the most.


540. “Allowing myself to love God completely has obviously shed light on my self-love because he loves me more than I could ever love myself.” — Angie Stone


541. “Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.”


542. Get Ready the Day Before


543. “To the degree you give others what they need. they will give you what you need.”


544. “I never really thought that I was going to be good or not, I just wanted to make my dream come true.” – Lionel Messi


545. Talent comes from practice.


546. “What inspires you to give selflessly is the fact that you are selfishly committed to protecting your own interest. You protect those you love because they are your interest and you are protective of them.”


547. “I will not be another flower. picked for my beauty and left to die. I will be wild. difficult to find. and impossible to forget.”


548. “Authenticity is about being true to who you are.” Michael Jordan


549. “Confident girls aren’t born. they’re made.” -unknown


550. “Honesty is the best policy.” — Benjamin Franklin


551. “Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.”


552. “What it takes to be unique. is just to realize that you are one & only i.e. you are a unique creation. So. be & remain unique.” – Emeasoba George


553. “Sometimes we must yield control to others and accept our vulnerability so we can be healed” – Kathy Magliato


554. “Speak your truth quietly and clearly. and listen to others. even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Be yourself.”


555. I can be a better me than anyone can.


556. “You don’t need to believe everything you think.”―Catherine Singer


557. “If you tell the truth. you don’t have to remember anything.” — Mark Twain


558. “I believe that God has put gifts and talents and ability on the inside of every one of us. When you develop that. and you believe in yourself. and you believe that you’re a person of influence and a person of purpose. I believe you can rise up out of any situation.”


559. “Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself. the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.” –Alan Cohen


560. “What we know matters but who we are matters more.” – Brené Brown


561. “To stand up straight with your shoulders back is to accept the terrible responsibility of life. with eyes wide open. It means deciding to voluntarily transform the chaos of potential into the realities of habitable order. It means adopting the burden of self-conscious vulnerability. and accepting the end of the unconscious paradise of childhood. where finitude and mortality are only dimly comprehended. It means willingly undertaking the sacrifices necessary to generate a productive and meaningful reality (it means acting to please God. in the ancient language).”


562. “My belly flipped with worry . . . It was up to me to take care of things. to find a place for us. I had to be bold.”


563. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill


564. If you don’t say what you think, then you kill your unborn self.


565. “Difficulties are meant to rouse. not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.”~ William Ellery Channing


566. “When we meet real tragedy in life. we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits. or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha. I have been able to take this second way. “~ Dalai Lama


567. “A man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.”


568. “Be a stiletto in a room full of flats.”


569. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morley


570. “Things to remember: Tomorrow is a new day. Making mistakes is part of life. Saying ‘no’ is okay. Not everyone has to like you. Beauty and strength come from within.”- Unknown


571. “Who questions much. shall learn much. and retain much.”


572. “Every morning starts a new page in your story. Make it a great one today.” ― Doe Zantamata


573. For those of you who really want to give critical thought to your unique leadership style and foster genuine followership, learn from what's out there and weave it into something meaningful and authentic. - Author: Stacy Feiner


574. “Stay focused on self-direction and personal growth and away from finger-pointing.” — Nina Atwood


575. “We all have a fighter in us.” — Author Unknown


576. “Total self-love and acceptance is the only foundation for happiness and the love of others.”


577. “Because of this new feeling within him. he ofttimes elected discomfort and pain for the sake of his god. ”


578. “Negative self-talk costs more than even the richest person can afford. So be nice to yourself whenever possible and know that it is always possible.” — Dough Pedersen


579. Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, “Oh crap, she’s up!”


580. “What goes on in your innermost being is worth all your love. this is what you must work on however you can and not waste too much time and too much energy on clarifying your attitude to other people.”


581. “You don’t have to change who you are, you have to become more of who you are.” – Sally Hogshead


582. “The courage of very ordinary people is all that stands between us and the dark.” – Pam Brown


583. Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. —Rumi, 13th-century Sufi poet


584. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” —Suzy Kassem, poet and artist


585. “Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.” ― Ellen DeGeneres


586. “To find yourself. think for yourself.”


587. “Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.” – Charlie Chaplin


588. “Women must learn to find self-worth within themselves, not through others. It is important to carve out a place just for you.” – Georgette Mosbacher


589. “Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin. but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” – Harper Lee


590. “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”


591. “We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us.”– Virginia Satir


592. “Many imposters go through life with a fairly negative impression of themselves, at least when they are experiencing a period of imposter syndrome. This limits what you do, stops you trying new things and prevents you gaining more experience. It becomes harder to achieve your goals, to learn from your mistakes and therefore to grow and improve.” – Dr Jessamy Hibberd


593. It takes courage and strength to be empathetic, and I’m very proudly an empathetic and compassionate leader. I am trying to chart a different path, and that will attract criticism but I can only be true to myself and the form of leadership I believe in.” — Jacinda Ardern


594. “Vulnerability really means to be strong and secure enough within yourself that you are able to walk outside without your armor on. You are able to show up in life as just you. That is genuine strength and courage. Armor may look tough. but all it does is mask insecurity and fear.”


595. “Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness.”


596. “I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.”—Johnny Depp


597. I wish that more people, especially young people, were taught about self-love at a younger age. – Jamila Woods


598. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”


599. “As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval. you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are – what others say is irrelevant.”


600. “Soak up all the positive energy around you and use it to fuel your own dreams and aspirations.”