self esteem

“You can love what you see in the mirror, but you can t self-esteem your way out of the way the world treats you.”

— Gabrielle Union, Share via Whatsapp

“Self-hatred is the best vehicle for making people do as they’re told because they are hungry to get approval.”

— Melinda Gebbie, Share via Whatsapp

“The first step toward being loved is learning to love what you see when you look in the mirror.”

— Tadahiko Nagao, Share via Whatsapp

“Without the people who thought the best of him, he had forgotten how to think the best of himself.”

— Cat Sebastian, The Ruin of a Rake, Share via Whatsapp

“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, Share via Whatsapp

“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, Share via Whatsapp

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

— Sharon Salzberg, Share via Whatsapp

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

— Marilyn Monroe, Share via Whatsapp

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

— Mark Twain, Share via Whatsapp

“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, Share via Whatsapp

“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, Share via Whatsapp

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

— Sharon Salzberg, Share via Whatsapp

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”

— Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays, Share via Whatsapp

“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, Share via Whatsapp

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”

— C.G. Jung, Share via Whatsapp

“The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.”

— Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism, Share via Whatsapp

“We re miserable because we think that we are mere individuals, alone with our fears and flaws and resentment and mortality.”

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love, Share via Whatsapp