Inspirational Eating Disorder Recovery Quotes: Self-Love
The finest thing in the world is knowing how to belong to oneself.
Michel de Montaigne
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
It is often hard to bear the tears that we ourselves have caused.
Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
The words "I am" are potent words; be careful what you hitch them to. The thing you're claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you.
If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
Self-love depressed becomes self-loathing.
I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.
It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.
At this very moment, you may be saying to yourself that you have any number of admirable qualities. You are a loyal friend, a caring person, someone who is smart, dependable, fun to be around. That's wonderful, and I'm happy for you, but let me ask you this: are you being any of those things to yourself?
Phillip C. McGraw
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.
We are all primary numbers divisible only by ourselves.
Self-love is the instrument of our preservation.
Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.
It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.
We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.
It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to.
Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers.
We do not deal much in facts when we are contemplating ourselves.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Man is never alone. Acknowledged or unacknowledged, that which dreams through him is always there to support him from within.
Laurence van der Post
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
If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.
Success comes in cans, not cant's.
It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.
I was right not to be afraid of any thief but myself, who will end by leaving me nothing.
Katherine Anne Porter
Put your future in good hands - your own.
The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.
The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge.
I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”"
Rita Mae Brown
The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.
Only you can set you free.
Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being.
Michel de Montaigne
What other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one's self.
I am not a has-been. I am a will be.
Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul.
Henry Van Dyke
Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.
Peter T. Mcintyre
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
You will always have to live with yourself, and it is to your best interest to see that you have good company -- a clean, pure, straight, honest, upright, generous, magnanimous companion.
Orison Swett Marden
Our credulity is greatest concerning the things we know least about. And since we know least about ourselves, we are ready to believe all that is said about us. Hence the mysterious power of both flattery and calumny.
When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there.
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.
Spirit can walk, spirit can swim, spirit can climb, spirit can crawl. There is no terrain you cannot
Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.
Your problem is you're... too busy holding onto your unworthiness.
Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
Veronica A. Shoffstall
Know that you are your greatest enemy, but also your greatest friend.
The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.
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.
I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others.
Love yourself instead of abusing yourself.
I feel my body, my mind, weighted down - all is heavy - but my blood, my inner fire, my passion, the little unburdened kid in me, patiently wait to burst free. Some of us die never having burst.
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart. And try to love the questions themselves.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Where there is great love there are always miracles.
Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons. Love yourself, trust your
choices, and everything is possible.
But respect yourself most of all.
We have nothing to lose by trusting the infinite power of the Self, except the bondage of our own ignorance.
Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
Take the time to come home to yourself every day.
One cannot spend forever sitting and solving the mysteries of one's history.
There is nothing noble about being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
Renew thyself completely each day; do it again, and again, and forever again.
Chinese inscription cited by Thoreau in Walden
It's like, at the end, there's this surprise quiz: am I proud of me? I gave my life to become the person I am right now! Was it worth what I paid?
Falling, falling, falling, falling down. Look yourself in the eye before you drown.
Self-Worth: The Unconditional Love of Self
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