When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life.
Author: Geoffrey F. Abert
If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
Author: Alexander The Great (352-323 BC)
Profession: Alexander III, Ancient Macedonian King
I have often wondered how it is everyone loves himself more than the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than the opinions of others.
Author: Marcus Aurelius (121-80 AD)
Profession: Roman Emperor, Philosopher
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Author: Lucille Ball (1911-1989)
Profession: American Actress, Producer
Study to be what you wish to seem.
Author: John Bate
Our value is the sum of our values.
Author: Joe Batten
I will give thanks to thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Thy works, and my soul knows it very well. [Psalms 139:14]
Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian
To preserve an unclouded capacity for the enjoyment of life is an unusual moral and psychological achievement. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the prerogative of mindlessness, but the exact opposite: It is the reward of self-esteem.
Author: Nathaniel Branden
Profession: American Expert on Self-esteem, Author, Psychologist
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
Author: Buddha (568-488 BC)
Profession: Founder of Buddhism
Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Profession: German-born American Physicist
It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourselves.
It is very easy in the world to live by the opinion of the world. It is very easy in solitude to be self-centered. But the finished man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves.
Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.
Author: Malcolm S. Forbes (1919-1990)
Profession: American Publisher, Businessman
There comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum. At that time you must accept yourself. It is not anymore what you will become. It is what you are and always will be.
Author: John Fowles (1926)
Profession: British Novelist