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Look the world straight in the eye

“Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise L. Hay

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

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

“No other love no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love.” – Edmond Mbiaka

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

“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.” – Deborah Day

“It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self-love deficit.” – Eartha Kitt

“Self-love is an ocean and your heart is a vessel. Make it full, and any excess will spill over into the lives of the people you hold dear. But you must come first.” – Beau Taplin

“Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel

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

“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown

“She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.” – Anais Nin

“You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.”  Richelle E. Goodrich

“You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success – none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here”  – Ram Dass

“At every given moment we are absolutely perfect for what is required for our journey.” – Steve Maraboli

“Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise L. Hay

“Altruism raises your mood because it raises your self-esteem, which increases happiness. Plus, giving to others gets you outside of yourself and distracts you from your problems.” – Karen Salmansohn

“The only thing that matters in life, is your own opinion about yourself.” – Osho

“Respect your uniqueness, and drop comparison. Relax into your being.” – Osho

“Feeling good about ourselves is essential in our being able to love others.” – Fred Rogers

“Don’t do things that you know are morally wrong. Not because someone is watching, but because you are. Self-esteem is just the reputation that you have with yourself. You’ll always know.” – Naval Ravikant

“Your fear of looking stupid is making you look stupid. What other people think of you is none of your business.” – Thibaut

“Put all excuses aside and remember this: you are capable.” – Zig Ziglar

“Don’t compete with your neighbors. Compete with your ideals.” – @TheStoicEmperor

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

“If you want to see the love of your life, look in the mirror.” – Byron Katie

“The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.” – Robert Hughes

“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember: the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.” – Zig Ziglar

“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown

“It is weakness that is the source of all selfishness.” – Swami Vivekananda

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