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“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball

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

“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” – Fred Rogers

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” – Frederick Douglass

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

“If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do.” –  Vironika Tugaleva

“I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.” – Queen Latifah

“Every person is the creation of himself, the image of his own thinking and believing. As individuals think and believe, so they are.” – Claude M. Bristol

“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” – Swami Vivekananda

“You are not your mistakes; they are what you did, not who you are.” – Lisa Lieberman-Wang

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

“One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.” – Shiela Murray Bethel

“I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.” – Madonna

“I never loved another person the way I loved myself.” – Mae West

“Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” – Lucille Ball

“Don’t belittle yourself. Be BIG yourself.” – Corita Kent

“The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you don’t believe in yourself, no one will do it for you.” – Kobe Bryant

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” – Frederick Douglass

“Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.” – Alice Walker

“Self-belief must be balanced with self-awareness.” – Sam Altman

“Your own level of excitement and self-belief will convince people that you know where you are going and should be followed.” – Robert Greene

“When you truly understand your worth, you feel an obligation to give your gift to the world.” – Bill Masur

“Creative ideas happen when you stop thinking about what others will think.” – James Clear

“A man who says, ‘I want to change, tell me how to’, seems very earnest, very serious, but he is not. He wants an authority whom he hopes will bring about order in himself.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Nothing so blights our self-esteem as to disapprove of what we once approved.” – François de La Rochefoucauld

“We love seeing raw truth and openness in other people, but we’re afraid to let them see it in us. We’re afraid that our truth isn’t enough – that what we have to offer isn’t enough without the bells and whistles, without editing, and impressing.” – Brené Brown

“When someone bases their self-esteem on the approval of others, they are abandoning themselves. It is an exhausting and powerless way to live.” – Neil Strauss

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