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A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.
Loving oneself isn't hard, when you understand who and what 'yourself' is. It has nothing to do with the shape of your face, the size of your eyes, the length of your hair or the quality of your clothes. It's so beyond all of those things and it's what gives life to everything about you. Your own self is such a treasure.
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
I think the healthy way to live is to make friends with the beast inside oneself, and that means not the beast but the shadow. The dark side of one's nature. Have fun with it and you know, is to accept everything about ourselves.
The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited; and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division; and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
Change begins with understanding and understanding begins by identifying oneself with another person: in a word, empathy. The arts enable us to put ourselves in the minds, eyes, ears and hearts of other human beings.
Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
The end of confession is to tell the truth to and for oneself.
J. M. Coetzee
To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat oneself.
A chair's function is not just to provide a place to sit; it is to provide a medium for self-expression. Chairs are about status, for example. Or signalling something about oneself. That's why the words chair, seat and bench have found themselves used to describe high status professions, from academia to Parliament to the law.
In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
Lydia M. Child
We have observed that, in society and the world in which we live, selfishness has increased more than love for others, and that men of good will must work, each with his own strengths and expertise, to ensure that love for others increases until it is equal and possibly exceeds love for oneself.
Love is understood, in a historical way, as one of the great human vocations - but its counterspell has always been infidelity. This terrible, terrible betrayal that can tear apart not only another person, not only oneself, but whole families.
Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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What have I got? No looks, no money, no education. Just talent.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
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