Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it’s done, they’ve seen it done every day, but they’re unable to do it themselves.
There is nothing more beautiful than believing in yourself.
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie
Which we ascribe to heaven.
All’s Well That Ends Well.
Dreams do come true if you keep believing in yourself. Anything is possible.
Celebrate all the things you don’t like about yourself – love yourself.
To be a champ, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
Just go out there and do what you’ve got to do.
If you don’t ask because you might be refused, you’ve already refused yourself.
You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.
Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching. and live like it’s heaven on earth.
Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.
It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.
Fear kills everything. Your mind, your heart, your imagination.
You’re only a victim when you allow yourself to be one.
The mind should dance with the body, and the whole universe is your stage. Try to feel that whatever you are doing is the most beautiful thing, the prettiest dance, because you are dancing with the whole Universe.
Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.
Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.
If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Spirit can walk, spirit can swim, spirit can climb, spirit can crawl. There is no terrain you cannot overcome.
I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn’t fall down.
Allen H. Neuharth
Knock the “t” off the “can’t.”
Don’t let anyone steal your dream. It’s your dream, not theirs.
Men harm others by their deeds, themselves by their thoughts.
Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare
Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers.
Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.
Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
Measure for Measure.
What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates his fate.
Henry David Thoreau
A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows.
Only as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be.
Never dull your shine for somebody else.
Oliver Wendell Holmes once attended a meeting in which he was the shortest man present. “Dr. Holmes,” quipped a friend, “I should think you’d feel rather small among us big fellows.” “I do,” retorted Holmes, “I feel like a dime among a lot of pennies.”
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Thomas Alva Edison
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s me who is my enemy
Me who beats me up
Me who makes the monsters
Me who strips my confidence.
Me, from This Fire album.
I am not a has-been. I am a will be.
Always act like you’re wearing an invisible crown.
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly.
God wisely designed the human body so that we can neither pat our own backs nor kick ourselves too easily.