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Quotations about believing in yourself and accepting criticism.
African Proverb: "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you."
Bach, Richard: "Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself."
Brown, Jr., H. Jackson: "Strive for excellence, not perfection."
Buddha, Gautama:"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and attention."
Copeland, Bill: "Try to be like the turtle- at ease in your own shell."
de la Bruyere, Jean: "A person's worth in the world is estimated according to the value he puts on himself."
Dr. Seuss: "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."
Faulkner, William: "All of us failed to meet our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible."
Fuller, Thomas: "He that handles a nettle tenderly is soonest stung."
Garland, Judy: "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."
Gaye, Marvin: "If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else."
Hubbard, Elbert "To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."
Hull, Raymond: "He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away."
James, Henry:"I don't want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did."
Kassorla, Irene: "Don't compare yourself negatively with the giants or anyone else, rather, use them as models. Then get on with whatever it is you can accomplish with your life..."
Lamb, Charles: "New Year's Day is every man's birthday."
Liberace: "Nobody will believe in you unless you believe in yourself."
Lorde, Audre:"You cannot use someone else's fire; you can only use your own. And in order to do that, you must first be willing to believe you have it."
Madonna: "Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another."
Malcolm X: "Give your brain as much attention as you do your hair and you'll be a thousand times better off."
Maltz, Maxwell: "Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your handbrake on."
Milne, A.A.: "Promise me you will always remember - you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think."
Monroe, Marilyn: "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."
Pavlina, Steve: "If someone offers you a gift, and you decline to accept it, the other person still owns that gift. The same is true of insults and verbal attacks."
Persian Proverb: "He who wants the rose must respect the thorn."
Pride, Charley: "I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially. People thought I was a little strange."
Rand, Ayn: "Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."
Roosevelt, Eleanor: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
Rowling, J.K.: "We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already."
Scott, Rachel Jay: "Don't camouflage your character in today's society."
Shaw, George Bernard: "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
Twain, Mark: "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great."
Williams, Serena:"Since I don't look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that, to be different. But different is good."
Winfrey, Oprah: "When you look into the mirror, try not to think that you're too fat or too sallow, too ashy or too old... just see your face, without judgment."
Zola, Emile: "If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud."
Most Recent Quotations
Angelou, Maya:"Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently."
Mead, Margaret:"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Doyle Melton, Glennon:"If you can't beat fear, just do it scared."
Kennedy, John F.: "Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."
Churchill, Winston: "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
Churchill, Winston: "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."
Hamilton, Alexander: "A promise must never be broken."
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