Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and
fifty percent what people think you've got. Sophia Loren
Life marks us all down, so it's just as well that we start out
by overpricing ourselves. Mignon McLaughlin The Neurotic's Notebook.
Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being. Michel de Montaigne
Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at
a friendly level. Max L. Forman
Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality. Les Brown
It's hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head. Sally Kempton
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who'll decide where to go. Dr. Seuss
When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence,
it may be that they take better care of it there. Cecil Selig
Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control. Richard Kline
They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves
or their own powers. Christian Bovee
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call
it. Edgar Allan Poe
If you doubt yourself, then indeed you stand on shaky ground. Henrik Ibsen
The things we hate about ourselves aren't more real than things
we like about ourselves. Ellen Goodman
Just as much as we see in others we have in ourselves. William Hazlitt
Your problem is you're... too busy holding onto your unworthiness. Ram Dass
Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers. Mignon McLaughlin The Neurotic's Notebook.
All of us have wonders hidden in our breasts, only needing circumstances
to evoke them. Charles Dickens
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself. Michel de Montaigne
The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of
his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he
is justly entitled. Andrew Carnegie
I've spent most of my life walking under that hovering cloud,
jealousy, whose acid raindrops blurred my vision and burned
holes in my heart. Once I learned to use the umbrella of confidence,
the skies cleared up for me and the sunshine called joy became
my faithful companion. Astrid Alauda
If I am not for myself, who will be? Pirke Avoth
Once you become self-conscious, there is no end to it; once
you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else. Mignon McLaughlin The Neurotic's Notebook.
There are offences given and offences not given but taken. Izaak Walton
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt
you. African Proverb
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he
has the power to obtain by himself. Epicurus
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. Louisa May Alcott
A gold medal is a nice thing - but if you're not enough without
it, you'll never be enough with it. Irv Blitzer, in movie Cool Runnings
Self-love seems so often unrequited. Anthony Powell
Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get
a heart-ache when we read those lines written by the hand of
a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots
which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our
own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man,
when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with
himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive
from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of
things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all
musicians; we have only to open up, to discover what is already
there. Henry Miller Sexus.
Many men are like unto sausages: Whatever you stuff them with,
that they will bear in them. Alexi Konstantinovich Tolstoy
Self-confidence grows on trees, in other people's orchards. Mignon McLaughlin The Neurotic's Notebook.
Chiefly the mold of a man's fortune is in his own hands. Francis Bacon
The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid
to do. Author Unknown
Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise
nor blame. Thomas à Kempis
We probably wouldn't worry about what people think of us if
we could know how seldom they do. Olin Miller
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and
you're never as bad as they say when you lose. Lou Holtz and John Heisler The Fighting Spirit.
All that Adam had, all that Caesar could, you have and can do....
Build, therefore, your own world. Ralph Waldo Emerson Nature.
Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing
but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become
bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only
to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something better: that
we can become oak trees. E.F. Schumacher
Be humble, for the worst thing in the world is of the same stuff
as you; be confident, for the stars are of the same stuff as
you. Nicholai Velimirovic
If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as
fair to love yourself as your neighbor. Nicholas de Chamfort