1. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” ~ Buddha

2. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” ~ Mark Twain

3. “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

4. “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” ~ Michael J. Fox

5. “I am beginning to measure myself in strength, not pounds. Sometimes in smiles.” ~ Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

6. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” ~ Judy Garland

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

8. “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” ~ Diane Von Furstenberg

9. “I don’t entirely approve of some of the things I have done, or am, or have been. But I’m me. God knows, I’m me.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor

10. “What defines you isn’t how many times you crash but the number of times you get back.” ~ Sarah Dessen

11. “Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” ~ Helen Keller

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

13. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” ~ Jean Shinoda Bolen

14. “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

15. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance” ~ Oscar Wilde

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

17. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~ George Eliot

18. “Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.” ~ T. Harv Eker

19. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” ~ Oprah

20. “Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and is important, in some respect, whether he chooses to be so or not.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

21. “At bottom, every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvellously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.” ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

22. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein

23. “You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.“ ~ Brian Tracy

24. “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” ~ Aldous Leonard Huxley

25. “The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.” ~ Ayn Rand

26. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. “ ~ Winston Churchill

27. “The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others. “ ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

28. “As long as the mind is enslaved, the body can never be free. Psychological freedom, a firm sense of self-esteem, is the most powerful weapon against the long night of physical slavery.“ ~ Martin Luther King, JR.

29. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” ~ Coco Chanel

30. “Don’t forget to wear your invisible crown.” ~ Jane Travis

31. “Love yourself. Respect yourself. Never sell yourself short. Believe in yourself regardless of what people think. You can accomplish anything, absolutely anything, if you set your mind to it.” ~ Marcus Allen

32. “You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are!” ~ Eckhart Tolle

33. “Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.” ~ Deborah Day

34. “I am bigger than the box I’m in.” ~ Rachel Cohn

35. “You can overcome whatever is going on around you if you believe in the light that lives within you.” ~ Justine Edward

36. “Where we fall are the stepping-stones for our journey.” ~ Lolly Daskal

37. “Self-esteem is not a luxury; it is a profound spiritual need.” ~ Nathaniel Branden

38. “Our choices in life are made according to our sense of our own worth.” ~ Kaylan Pickford

39. “If you care about what people think about you, you will end up being their slave. Reject and pull your own rope.” ~ Auliq Ice

40. “Believe in yourself. Under-confidence leads to a self-fulfilling prophecy that you are not good enough for your work.” ~ Roopleen

41. “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” ~ Edward Everett Hale

42. “People who do not value you are worthless and those who do are priceless.” ~ Amit Abraham

43. “When virtues are pointed out first, flaws seem less insurmountable.” ~ Judith Martin

44. “I don’t want someone to believe my lies, I need someone to accept my truths.” ~ Kellie Elmore

45. “Raise your awareness and share your uniqueness to the world.” ~ Amit Ray

46. “In the inner courtroom of my mind, mine is the only judgment that counts.” ~ Nathaniel Branden

47. “The goal is to learn to be nurturing with yourself so you can feel free.” ~ Deborah Day

48. “As soon as you stop making everyone else responsible for your happiness, the happier you’ll be.” ~ Nina Guilbeau

49. “You were born an original work of art. Stay original.” ~ Suzy Kassem

50. “Never shall a young man,
Thrown into despair
By those great honey-coloured
Ramparts at your ear,
Love you for yourself alone
And not your yellow hair.” ~ W.B. Yeats

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