Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. ~ Lucille Ball
It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourselves. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. ~ Malcolm S. Forbes
A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you. ~ Baltasar Gracian
That kind of life is most happy which affords us most opportunities of gaining our own esteem. ~ Samuel Johnson
A person’s worth in this world is estimated according to the value they put on themselves. ~ Jean De La Bruvere
We are valued in this world at the rate we desire to be valued. ~ Jean De La Bruvere
The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Morale is self esteem in action. ~ Avery Weisman
A man can stand a lot if he can stand himself. ~ Axel Munthe
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
I have no dress except the one I wear every day. If you are going to be kind enough to give me one, please let it be practical and dark so that I can put it on afterwards to go to the laboratory.
I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.
In science, we must be interested in things, not in persons.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth.
“I may not be the most beautiful, or the sexiest, nor do I have the perfect body. But I don’t pretend to be someone I’m not, I’m good at being me. I might not be proud of some of the things I’ve done in my past, but I’m proud of who I am today. nobody is perfect, but that’s what makes everything interesting.” – Unknown
It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.
It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt
It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.
Success comes in cans, not cant’s.
Put your future in good hands – your own.
I am not a has-been. I am a will be.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Always act like you’re wearing an invisible crown.
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
Knock the “t” off the “can’t.”
Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
Don’t let anyone steal your dream. It’s your dream, not theirs.
The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.
I’m Never The Less; Always The MORE!
I’m the Best You NEVER Had.
I’m the Best to Ever Do It Bitch & You the Best At Never Doing Shit!
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. – Helen Keller
Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. – Eleanor Roosevelt
I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition. – Martha Washington
The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. – Oprah Winfrey
What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me. – Helen Keller
It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. – Marlene Dietrich
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. – Oprah Winfrey
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. – Helen Keller
The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it. – Mother Teresa
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility. – Oprah Winfrey
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. – Helen Keller
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. – Mother Teresa
The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next. – Helen Keller
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. – Oprah Winfrey
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” ~E. E. Cummings
“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
“Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.” ~Wendy Wasserstein
“Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks on great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.” ~Cicero
“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” ~African Proverb
“If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.” ~Author Unknown
“Self-confidence gives you the freedom to make mistakes and cope with failure without feeling that your world has come to an end or that you are a worthless person.” ~Author Unknown
“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.” ~Bruce Barton
“Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.“ ~Norman Vincent Peale
“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.” ~Marcus Garvey
“When you develop yourself to the point where your belief in yourself is so strong that you know you can accomplish anything you put your mind to, your future will be unlimited.” ~Brian Tracy
“Confidence, like art never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.” ~Earl Grey Stevenson
“A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.” ~Lazarus Long
“People grow old by deserting their ideals. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubts; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.” ~Douglas MacArthur
“The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self confidence, bravery and tenacity.” ~Mahatma Gandhi
“Laugh at yourself, but don’t ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don’t leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.” ~Alan Alda
“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” ~Dalai Lama
“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
“The tragedy is that so many people look for self-confidence and respect everywhere except within themselves, so they fail in their search.” ~Dr. Nathaniel Branden
A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
How little a thing can make us happy when we feel that we have earned it.
To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.
Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.
To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don’t know anything and can’t read.
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.
Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain’t so.
When in doubt, tell the truth.
When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself.
Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
When you cannot get a compliment any other way pay yourself one.
What a wee little part of a person’s life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself.
The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.
The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin.
Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself.
I cannot call to mind a single instance where I have ever been irreverent, except toward the things which were sacred to other people.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
What would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce.
We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
The report of my death was an exaggeration.
Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.
The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them.
Familiarity breeds contempt – and children.
Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
– “I don’t think more concentration is required for Robert De Niro to do what he does as for Jim Carrey to do what he does.”
– “I’d like to produce, direct, write, score, and star in a film in exactly the way Chaplin did. I’ll do that before I’m thirty.”
– “I’m 42 and the age of a guy who has kids, so I guess I’m playing right where I’m supposed to be. I’m comfortable with that, but in the same breath I’d do something edgy. If someone came to me and offered me an edgy and funny story, then I’d do it.”
– “I’m relaxed about my career. I’ve been making movies for over 20 years, so I’ve earned at least the right to relax.”
– “I’ve always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself.”
– “I’ve made 30 movies and for the most part my movies work. In a business where success is an exception and not the rule, I’ve mostly been successful.”
– “If I don’t die in a plane crash or something, this country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow.”
– “In a movie like this, the relationship between the two guys is crucial. It sinks or swims on how these two guys are together. I think we did a good job.”
– “In the original script, my character was a basketball player rather than a boxer. I didn’t think I could pull that off. I’m a little short to be a basketball player!”
– “The economy in Ireland has been rampaging ahead for the last 15 years. Barring an international, political or natural catastrophe, things can only get better for the Irish.”
– “The thing about kids is that they express emotion. They don’t hold back. If they want to cry, they cry, and if they are in a good mood, they’re in a good mood.”
– “You know, making a movie is a collaborative effort and sometimes all the ingredients don’t work out. I know that every now and again I am going to make a movie that won’t work.”