Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.
I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.
Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble.
There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.
I think the most important thing in life is self-love, because if you don’t have self-love, and respect for everything about your own body, your own soul, your own capsule, then how can you have an authentic relationship with anyone else?
The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.
Those who matter don’t mind, and those who mind don’t matter.
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
Look the world straight in the eye.
One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world — making the most of one’s best.