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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.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than 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.
Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
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 only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to 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.
Real beauty is to be true to oneself. That's what makes me feel good.
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.
The end of confession is to tell the truth to and for oneself.
J. M. Coetzee
In Asian languages, the word for 'mind' and the word for 'heart' are same. So if you're not hearing mindfulness in some deep way as heartfulness, you're not really understanding it. Compassion and kindness towards oneself are intrinsically woven into it. You could think of mindfulness as wise and affectionate attention.
To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
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.
To pursue a goal which is by definition unattainable is to condemn oneself to a state of perpetual unhappiness.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.
To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.
Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood.
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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