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The loudest critic is internal

“So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.” – Alan Watts

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” – Brené Brown

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” – Shannon L. Alder

“The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” –  Melanie Koulouris

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

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Gustav Jung

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

“I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.” – Charlotte Brontë

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.” – August Wilson

“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Sharon Salzberg

“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

“Self-esteem is made up primarily of two things: feeling lovable and feeling capable.” – Jack Canfield

“I used to hate feeling embarrassed, but then I realized nobody’s watching and nobody gives a damn.” – Barbara Corcoran

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” – André Gide

“Who you are inside is what helps you make and do everything in life.” – Fred Rogers

“The world will never value you more than you value yourself.” – Bill Masur

“Don’t just fly, soar.” – Dumbo

“The loudest critic is internal.” – James Clear

“Chasing approval chases it away.” – @TheStoicEmperor

“Never dishonor yourself to honor others.” – Unknown

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

“Eliminate the need to be liked. Replace it with the intention to be of service, whether to others, something you believe in, or your highest self.” – Neil Strauss

“Live as if you’re alone in the world. No one is watching you. You don’t have to please anyone or live up to their expectations or fear their judgment.” – @TheAncientSage

“Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. Don’t be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren’t paying any attention to you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Encourage yourself, support yourself, and celebrate every little thing about yourself.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“Don’t base your identity on your imperfection. You aren’t your imperfections, you are the being that is aware of your imperfections.” – Haemin Sunim

“Pay respect that you may be respected, and know that to be esteemed you must show esteem.” – Baltasar Gracián

“Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?” – Brigham Young

“If you boast, you will have no merit. If you promote yourself, you will have no success.” – Lao Tzu 

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