Here, There, and Everywhere

Time management and organization skills from an ADD expert

25 Quotes on Self-Esteem

Learn from these greats what they had to say about self-esteem.

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

“I never loved another person the way I loved myself.”― Mae West

“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

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”― Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”― Siddhārtha Gautama

“Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. ”― M. Scott Peck

“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, Change of Heart

“As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are - what others say is irrelevant.”― Nic Sheff

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

“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

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

“I don't entirely approve of some of the things I have done, or am, or have been. But I'm me. God knows, I'm me.”― Elizabeth Taylor

“That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending - performing. You get to love your pretence. It's true, we're locked in an image, an act - and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you're trying to steal their most precious possession.”― Jim Morrison

“I used to be self conscious about my height, but then I thought, f*** that, I'm Harry Potter.”― Daniel Radcliffe

“There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn't matter anymore.”― Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

“Don't try to fix me, I'm not broken...”― Evanescence

“The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.”― Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness

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

“I am beginning to measure myself in strength, not pounds. Sometimes in smiles.”― Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

“I believe with all my heart that the cliches are true, that we are our own best friends and best company, and that if you're not right for yourself, it's impossible to be right for anyone.”― Rachel Machacek, The Science of Single: One Woman's Grand Experiment in Modern Dating, Creating Chemistry, and Finding Love

“Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.”― Iyanla Vanzant

“Don't belittle yourself. Be BIG yourself.”― Corita Kent

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”― Norman Vincent Peale

“Dare to love yourself

as if you were a rainbow

with gold at both ends.” ― Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

“How would your life be different if…You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day…You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others”― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

 

www.stephaniesarkis.com

Copyright 2012 Sarkis Media LLC

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., N.C.C., L.M.H.C., is the author of Making the Grade with ADD and ADD and Your Money. 

more...

Subscribe to Here, There, and Everywhere

Current Issue

Dreams of Glory

Daydreaming: How the best ideas emerge from the ether.