Trust yourself

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

“If you could only 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 

“To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” – Denis Waitley

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

“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

“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

“People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people’s minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.” – Elizabeth Gaskell

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” – Lao-Tzu

“People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.” – Wayne Dyer

“There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” – Hindu Proverb

“I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.” – Kristen Neff

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” – Marilyn Monroe

“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” – Mark Twain

“It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.” – Warsan Shire

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

“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

“People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.” – Wayne Dyer

“You are a true success if you can trust yourself, love yourself, and be yourself.”

“Becoming acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs.” – Daphne Rose Kingma

We should all celebrate our individuality

“Stop waiting for creative inspiration. Start creating and inspire yourself along the way.” – Ryan Lilly

“Beginning with end in focus ,a proof of self confidence.” – Mohammed Mushtaq GK

“Self confidence. Let’s fight the demon that makes us look smaller than we truly are. Your dream is worth it.” – Daniel Vlcek

“Be at your best when things are at their worst.” – Elhachemi Sabi

“You aren’t ugly, my dear. Do not listen to anyone who would say so, even yourself.” – Amber Jaeger

“If your comfort zone is misery, it’s time to get uncomfortable.” – Charles F. Glassman

“When you say, “I need more confidence,” what you’re really saying is, “I need those people over there to approve of me.” That is the desire to control other people and what they think. The first person who figures out how to do this owns the world.” – Augusten Burroughs

“Self-confidence is the degree of control, conviction and contention on own character.” – Anuj Somany

“It’s better to dance like a fool, than to stand around like an idiot.” – Oliver Gaspirtz

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

“Self-care is never a selfish act–it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer

“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  

“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

“Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” – Rob Liano

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

“I don’t want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.” – Henry James

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

“You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” – Yogi Bhajan

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” – W.C. Fields

Everyone you meet is your mirror

“Someone else’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” – Les Brown

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

“If I am not for myself, who will be?” –  Pirke Avoth

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” – Dr. Seuss

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

“Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.” – Wilfred Peterson

“Love yourself instead of abusing yourself.” – Karolina Kurkova

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

“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.” – Ken Keyes

“When nobody celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.” – Joel Osteen

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.”

“Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.”

“Dismantle your wounds so you stop living your life by them.” – Nikki Rowe

“You can receive all the compliments in the world, but that won’t do a thing unless you believe it yourself.”

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

“If you want to increase your self-confidence as a yoga teacher very fast – go out there, face your fears, and teach as much as you possibly can!” – Gudjon Bergmann

“The shelf where you can find the power to kick start is the shelf of self-confidence. No matter how loaded you are with the right information, you need to pull yourself out!” – Israelmore Ayivor

“You can receive all the compliments in the world, but that won’t do a thing unless you believe it yourself.” –  Criss Jami

“If you believe in your dream with all your heart, you can achieve it.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself

“The most important opinion you have is the one you have of yourself, and the most significant things you say all day are those things you say to yourself.” – Unknown 

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” – Golda Meir

“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

“Tell me how a person judges his or her self esteem and I will tell you how that person operates at work, in love, in sex, in parenting, in every important aspect of existence – and how high he or she is likely to rise. The reputation you have with yourself – your self-esteem – is the single most important factor for a fulfilling life.” – Nathaniel Branden

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

“Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.” – Zoe Kravitz

“Self-love is the greatest middle finger of all time.”

“Don’t let hollow heroes distract you from saving yourself.” – Nikki Rowe

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

“You don’t walk away to prove your worth. You walk away because you allowed someone else to dictate your value and you found yourself believing it.” – Shannon L. Alder

“If you ever want to see heaven, watch a bunch of young girls play. They are all sweat and skinned knees. Energy and open faces.” – Amy Poehler

“Ignore what other people think. Most people aren’t even paying attention to you.” – Amy Poehler

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

“There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.”

“Respect, Love, and Value yourself. Always remember to be good to yourself by taking care of yourself. Make yourself a priority and know that it’s okay. Don’t feel guilty for loving yourself, first! You’re just as important as anybody else.” – Stephanie Lahart

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

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

“You have to learn to love yourself before you can love someone else. Because it’s only when we love ourselves that we feel worthy of someone else’s love.”

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” -Theodore Roosevelt

Our true self is made manifest in love

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

“You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be.” – Lou Holtz

“Self-trust is the first secret of success.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To have an incredible increase in self esteem, all you have to do is start doing some little something. You don’t have to do spectacularly dramatic things for self esteem to start going off the scale. Just make a commitment to any easy discipline. Then another one and another one.” – Jim Rohn

“Self worth cannot be verified by others. You are worthy because you say it is so. If you depend on others for your value it is other-worth.” – Wayne Dyer

“Persons of high self esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else.” – Nathaniel Branden

“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” – Maxwell Maltz

“Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.”

“To establish true self-esteem, we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” – Denis Waitley

“Our true self is made manifest in love.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“Modesty isn’t always a virtue; it can be a hindrance; a careful measure of personal pride builds confidence and ensures success.” – Wayne Gerard Trotman

“If you saw the size of the BLESSING YOU ARE BECOMING, you would understand the magnitude of the battle you are fighting! “ – Michele Jennae

“Wrinkles ? Why all the fuss ? Think of them as lines of distinction; marks of maturity. “ –  Alex Morritt

“Why escape your intended purpose by copying and trying to be someone else? You will discover who you were meant to be only after you have shown confidence being yourself.”

“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” – Roy T. Bennett

“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” –  William James

“We can’t be so desperate for love that we forget where we can always find it; within.” – Alexandra Elle

“Do you love yourself enough to BE what you love yourself enough to WANT?” – Steve Maraboli

“My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.” – Kim McMillen

“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