Quotes About Yourself - Believe, Support, Respect Yourself

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A collection of phrases about believing in yourself and your abilities, looking to the future with confidence and respecting yourself. Only you can take care of yourself.

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Sentences about themselves: from 1 to 20

What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the inferior man seeks is in others. ~ Confucius




Nature never repeats itself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another. ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Accept yourself, love yourself and move on. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down. ~ Roy T Bennett

The best freedom is to be yourself. ~ Jim Morrison

You don't need anyone to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are! ~ John Lennon

A man is not quite himself when he speaks in the first person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth. ~ Oscar Wilde

Great minds have always met violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand those who do not mindlessly submit to age-old prejudices and honestly and courageously employ their intelligence. ~ Albert Einstein

A poor original is better than a good imitation. ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox




There are two types of people: those who always try to be themselves except when they put themselves in another's place and those who always put themselves in another's place so as not to be themselves. ~ bon1z

To be irreplaceable you have to be different. ~ Coco Chanel

The most sought after virtue is conformity. Self-confidence is its complete antithesis. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Believe in yourself and if at first you don't get it, pretend, so at some point it will be automatic. ~ Venus Williams

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. ~ Coco Chanel

An original writer is not one who imitates no one, but one whom no one can imitate. ~ Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand

Instead of thinking about what you can't do because of what you don't have, think about what you can do because of what you do have. ~ Alex Zanardi

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. As everyone. ~ Margaret Mead

A woman should be two things: who and what she wants. ~ Coco Chanel

If you can't be yourself with a person, that person is not you.

Every man has several men in him, and most of us jump from one identity to another without even knowing who he is. ~ Paul Auster


The biggest mistake is trying to be nicer than you are. ~ Walter Bagehot



Sentences about themselves: from 21 to 40

Greatness does not consist in being this or that but in being oneself; and everyone can do this if they want. ~ Søren Kierkegaard

The need for glory comes from a feeling of total insecurity about one's worth, a lack of self-confidence. ~ EM Cioran

All you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for who you are. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like it at all. ~ Rita Mae Brown

Everyone sees what you like, few feel what you are. ~ Niccolò Machiavelli

Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should have been? ~ Charles Bukowski

What determines a man's destiny is his opinion of himself. ~ Henry David Thoreau

The worst loneliness is not being comfortable with yourself. ~ Mark Twain

Develop your legitimate weirdness. ~ Michel Foucault

I am nothing, I know, but I fill my nothing with a little bit of everything. ~ Victor Hugo


The doubt or trust you have in others is closely related to the doubts and trust you have in yourself. ~ kahl gibran

Don't make your thoughts your prisons. ~ William Shakespeare



To be yourself, you have to be someone. ~ Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Being different is neither good nor bad. It simply means that you are brave enough to be yourself. ~ Albert Camus

If you have a boring and miserable life because you heard your mom, dad, teacher, priest, or some guy on TV tell you how to mind your own business, then you deserve it. ~ Frank Zappa

The true vocation of a man is to know himself. ~ Hermann Hesse

Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be honest with yourself. How you treat yourself defines how others will treat you. ~ Steve Maraboli

The courage to know oneself is a rare courage; and there are many who prefer to meet their archenemy in the open air instead of their hearts in the closet.

I know what you are. This is the first step to be better than you are. ~ Julius Charles Hare

A big mistake is to believe yourself more than you are and value yourself less than what you are worth. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You can only trust yourself... and not always. ~ paige wilson

Sentences about themselves: from 41 to 60

Believe in yourself and in all that you are. Know that there is something within you that is greater than any obstacle. ~ cristiano d. larson

Wherever the crowd goes, you run in the opposite direction. The crowd always goes in the wrong direction. ~ Charles Bukowski

If you have confidence in yourself, you inspire confidence in others. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Be yourself, not your idea of ​​what you think someone else's idea of ​​yourself should be. ~ Henry David Thoreau

To be strong you have to love yourself; to love yourself you need to know yourself thoroughly, to know everything about yourself, even the most difficult things to accept. ~ Susana Tamaro

You are braver than you think, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. ~ A. A. Milne

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Being oneself is only gained if it is convenient for others to see us as we really are. ~ roberto gervaso

Nothing binds you to a person like being able to be yourself.

You decide to BE yourself; know that he who finds himself loses his unhappiness. ~ mateo arnold

Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, don't go out looking for a successful personality to emulate. ~ Bruce Lee

Will we ever have the courage to be ourselves? ~ Margarita Mazzantini

Respect yourself and others will respect you. ~ Confucius

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally be in awe of ourselves. ~ Thomas Edison

Life is not easy for any of us. So? We must persevere and above all have faith in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this must be achieved at all costs. ~ Marie Curie

What is behind us and what is in front of us is very little compared to what is inside us. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Being yourself in a world that is constantly trying to change you is the greatest achievement. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Any destiny, however long and complicated it may be, actually consists of a single moment: the one in which man knows forever who he is. ~ Jorge Luis Borges

Being yourself can make you have a lot of enemies, but certainly not even a fake friend. ~ CannovaV

Sentences about themselves: from 61 to 80

The most important thing in the world is knowing how to be self-sufficient. ~ Michel de Montaigne

Loving yourself is the beginning of a lifelong love story. ~ Oscar Wilde

Those who dress as others undress quickly. ~ Domenico Cimarosa

The only good, the fundamental condition for a happy life, is self-confidence... neither the beauty nor the strength of the body can make you happy: neither of these goods stands the test of time. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is only one moment worse than when you convince yourself that there is no one in the world with whom you can be yourself, when you realize that the only person that could have happened with you, you played it. ~ lafranci82

The things that make me different are the things that make me who I am. ~ A. A. Milne

Everything that is outside of you can be taken away from you, at any time. Only what is inside you is safe. ~ Jeanette Winterson

Those who manage to be themselves feel naked, vulnerable, but at the same time even stronger. It is the magic of spontaneity. ~ instinctomaximo

Many mothers would do anything for their children except let them be themselves. ~ Banksy

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~ EE Cummings

Don't hide your talents, they are made to be used. What is a sundial in the shade? ~ Benjamin Franklin

I like to be a free spirit. A lot of people don't like this, but that's just me. ~ Diana Spencer

How beautiful are the people with whom you can be yourself without ever feeling bad.

To be yourself you need courage... to be anyone just appearance!

Thousands of great men live and die undetected: either by themselves or by others. ~ Mark Twain

You can search the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than yourself and you will not find them anywhere. You yourself, like everyone else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. ~ Buddha

No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself. It's like your shadow. It follows you everywhere. ~ Haruki Murakami

There is nothing more horrible, offensive and depressing than banality. ~ Anton Čechov

Being oneself means being many different people. ~ marty rubin

Don't be afraid to meet loneliness. It is a rare opportunity to make friends with yourself. ~ Tibetan proverb

Sentences about themselves: from 81 to 100

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

He who does not believe in anyone knows that he himself is not trustworthy. ~ Berthold Auerbach

At the end of this day is what is left of yesterday and what is left of tomorrow; the insatiable and multiple anxiety of always being the same person and another. ~ Fernando Pessoa,

To be happy, we don't have to worry too much about others. ~ Albert Camus

Man is an animal that pretends, and he is never so much himself as when he acts. ~ William Hazlitt

Self-confidence is only a strength until it becomes conceit. ~ Jonathan Swift

I know what you are. This is the first step to be better. ~ july hare

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who care don't matter and those who matter don't matter. ~ Del Dr. Seuss

I know what I don't want to be, but I have yet to figure out what I want to become. ~ Orhan Pamuk

You can choose who and what to be. I have chosen to be myself because it is beautiful to look in the mirror and always recognize yourself. ~ CannovaV

Be yourself; everyone else has already been taken. ~ Oscar Wilde

The more you like yourself, the less you are like someone else, which is what makes you unique. ~ Walt Disney

Be yourself, who you are, what you believe in, shines through every sentence you write, every job you do. ~ juan jakes

In each of us there is another that we do not know. ~ Carl Gustav Jung

Being authentic means accepting to see who you are, what you are not, and not what you imagine yourself to be by looking at your character in a mirror. ~ Karlfried Graf Durckheim

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and the angels know about us. ~ Thomas Paine

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. ~ Marilyn Monroe

There is a lifestyle that is becoming a rarity, being oneself.

You have to expect great things of yourself before you even do them. ~ Michael Jordan

There is only one corner of the universe that you can be sure to improve, and that is you. ~ Aldous Huxley

Sentences about themselves: from 101 to 120

Whether you think you can or not, you'll be right anyway. ~ Henry Ford

How many would like to abandon themselves in moments of terror! ~ Stanisław Jerzy Lec

Lend to others, but give to yourself. ~ Michel de Montaigne

There comes a time when you look in the mirror and realize that what you see is all you will ever be. And then you accept it, or kill yourself, or stop looking at yourself in the mirrors. ~ Tennessee Williams

But if you look so much like what you're not, when will you really be who you should be? ~ fabrizio caramagna

The white goose does not need to wash to be white. Likewise, all you have to do is be yourself. ~ Lao Tzu

I don't know which is worse: not knowing who you are and being happy, or becoming who you've always wanted to be and feeling lonely. ~ Daniel Keyes

It doesn't matter who you are, but what they think you are. ~ Andy Warhol

Be true to what exists within you. ~ André Gide

Don't let the noise of other people's opinions drown out your inner voice. ~ Steve Jobs

Instead of worrying about what people say about you, spend your time trying to do something that others can admire. ~ Dale Carnegie

If I have lost faith in myself, I have the universe against me. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a voice that does not use words. Listen. ~ Gialal al-Din Rumi

I'm not asking you to believe in others. That is just the result of a lack of self-confidence. ~ Osho

Act as if what you do makes a difference. He does. ~ William James

Why would we have a mind if not to get away with it? ~ Fëdor Dostoevskij

It is better to fail at originality than to succeed at imitation. ~ Herman Melville

Don't let anyone in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are. ~ Lady Gaga

You are not one person, but three: what you think you are; what others think you are; what you really are. ~ Sathya Sai Baba

I have a lot of confidence in myself. Or at least, I think I have. ~ Hierba de Broeckhoven

Sentences about themselves: from 121 to 140

Do not worry about me. I am from another planet. I still see horizons where you draw borders. ~ Frida Kahlo

First, tell yourself who you want to be; then do everything accordingly. ~ Epictetus

And the day came when the risk of being locked in a cocoon became more painful than the risk of blossoming. ~ Anaïs Nin

I wouldn't talk about myself so much if there was someone else I knew too. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Believing in yourself is one of the most important building blocks to building any successful business. ~ Lydia Maria Child

If you always try to be normal, you will never know how extraordinary you can be. ~ Maya Angelou

The hardest thing in life? Be yourself. And have enough character to keep it that way. ~ Georges Brassens

We are all part of creation. We are all kings, poets, musicians; and all that remains is to open like a lotus to discover what is hidden within us. ~ Henry Miller

Just copy my ideas, I'll have others. ~ Coco Chanel

It is better to write for oneself and not have an audience, than to write for the public and not have oneself. ~ Cyril Connolly

Few are the people who see with their eyes and think with their heads. ~ Albert Einstein

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. ~ Aristotle

You have to be yourself, make your own moral decisions...even when they require real courage. Otherwise, you are like robots or lizards. ~ Woody Allen

Spontaneity is a very difficult pose to maintain. ~ Oscar Wilde

A man can only be himself while he is alone. If he doesn't love loneliness, he doesn't love freedom either, because he is only free when he is alone. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

If after my death they wanted to write my biography, there would be nothing simpler. There are only two dates, my birth date and my death date. Every day between one and the other is mine. ~ Fernando Pessoa,

One gains strength, courage and confidence in any experience where we have truly stopped looking fear in the face. We have to do what we think we can't do. You have to be able to say to yourself, “I've been through this horror. I can take on whatever comes next." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

It is not of others who can be of himself. ~ Paracelsus

Worry about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. ~ Lao Tzu

Do what you can with what you have, wherever you are. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Sentences about themselves: from 141 to 160

The worst enemy of creativity is lack of self-confidence. ~ Sylvia Plath

Being yourself has a beautiful price to pay. The freedom of not being for everyone.

It is not only for what we do that we are responsible, but also for what we do not do. ~ Molière

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. ~ Steve Jobs

As soon as you have confidence in yourself, you will know how to live. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

No one would care about me if I was normal. ~ Jim Morrison

Never apologize for showing your feelings. When you do, you apologize for the truth. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

I am beautiful, I am strong, I am smart, I am good. And I discovered it all by myself. ~ Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Always remember that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

All your life you pretend to be someone else, and then you find out that you were someone who pretended to be you.

Always be the best version of yourself and not the bad copy of someone else. ~ Judy Garland

I accept the great adventure of being myself. ~ Simone de Beauvoir

Do not lose courage in considering your imperfections, but dedicate yourself to correcting them, and each day you return to your task. ~ St. Francis de Sales

What is really hard, and also really amazing, is to stop being perfect and start the work of becoming yourself. ~ Anna Quindle

The hardest battle you will ever have to fight is the battle to be yourself. ~ Leo Buscaglia

Believe in yourself. Create the kind of person you will be happy to live with all your life. ~ Golda Meir

Be strong so that no one defeats you, be noble so that no one humiliates you and yourself so that no one forgets you. ~ Paulo Coelho

Imitation is suicide. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Being oneself is an exclusive virtue of children, fools and loners. ~ Fabrizio De André

It's never too late to be what you wanted to be. ~ George Eliot

Sentences about themselves: from 161 to 180

Being oneself is a mission, the most difficult. It will take you away from many people, but it will leave you with the ones that are really worth it. ~ Thomas Anderson

To be what we are and to become what we are capable of becoming, this is the only purpose of life. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

If you tag me, you cancel me. ~ Søren Kierkegaard

Being yourself is the easiest way to select who to let into your life. ~ CannovaV

Who looks, dreams. The one who looks inside wakes up. ~ Carl Gustav Jung

You are always with yourself, so you should try to enjoy the company. ~ Diane von Furstenberg

Being beautiful means being yourself. You don't have to be accepted by others. You have to accept yourself. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

The bigger the artist, the bigger the doubt. Absolute trust is given to the less talented as a consolation prize. ~ Robert Hughes

There, in the sunlight, are my greatest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow them wherever they lead. ~ Louisa May Alcott

The scariest thing is accepting yourself completely. ~ Find Gustav Jung

Character, that is, the passion to be oneself, whatever it takes. ~ Andre Suares

We often love animals more easily than people because animals can only be themselves. ~ Fragmentarius

Discontent is a lack of self-confidence, it is a disease of the will. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are so used to disguising ourselves in the eyes of others that we end up doing it in front of ourselves as well. ~ François de La Rochefoucauld

To be a great man and a saint to himself, that is the only important thing. ~ Charles Baudelaire

To be or not to be is not a question of commitment. Either you are, or you're not. ~ Golda Meir

Whoever is authentic assumes the responsibility of being what he is and recognizes himself free to be what he is. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

Forty is a terrible age. It is the age when we become what we are. ~ Charles Peguy

Losing confidence in your body means losing confidence in yourself. ~ Simone de Beauvoir

Sentences about themselves: from 181 to 200

Few men generally have faith in themselves. Everything that is good, good, great, is first of all an argument against the skeptic who lurks in them; it is about convincing or persuading this skeptic, and for that almost genius is needed. They are the great ones who are dissatisfied with themselves. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

By realizing your potential and trusting your abilities, you can build a better world. ~ Dalai Lama

Don't be afraid of kindness or even cuteness. ~ Francisco

It's easy to get approval, just don't be yourself to please others.

If you think you're too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. ~ Dalai Lama

Today is you, this is truer than true. There is no one else who is more yourself than you. ~ Del Dr. Seuss

When you are happy to be yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you. ~ Lao Tzu

Do what you feel is right in your heart, as you will be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, damned if you don't. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Joy is simply being oneself: alive, vibrant, in full vitality. The sensation of a subtle music around and within the body, a symphony: this is joy. ~ Osho

Pray as if everything depended on God, work as if everything depended on you. ~ Augustine of Hipponia

I know I am who I am. But I'm not sure what they are. ~ mason cooley

It is difficult to be oneself in need of others. ~ roberto gervaso

Do not imitate anyone or anything. A lion that imitates a lion becomes a monkey. ~ Victor Hugo

As different as a moonbeam from lightning or frost from fire. ~ Emily Brontë

No one can give you wiser advice than yourself. ~ Marco Tullio Cicero

People don't have to believe in you for you to be successful. Just work hard, when you succeed, they will believe it. ~ Stephen Keshi

Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn about the rest. ~ Orson Welles

You have to try to do something you thought you couldn't do to find out that you were something you didn't think you could be. ~ fabrizio caramagna

Do not want to be anything other than yourself, and try to be perfect. ~ Francis de sales

When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege of being free. ~ Charles Evans Hughes

Doubt everything, but never doubt yourself. ~ André Gide

When you trust yourself, you will know how to live. ~ Johann Wolfgang Goethe

Conclusions

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