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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."

 

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Maltz, Maxwell: "Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your handbrake on."

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