Monday, September 10, 2012


“Be what you is because if you be what be what you ain’t, you ain’t what you is.” -Don Meyer

"If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self." -Napoleon Hill

“There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” –Benjamin Franklin

“The curios paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” –Carl Rogers

“You are your #1 critic. But you should also be your #1 fan.” –Dena Evans

“The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position.” –Leo Buscaglia

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared with what lies within us.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes

"You never win a game unless you beat the guy in front of you. The score on the board doesn't mean a thing. That's for the fans. You've got to win the war with the man in front of you. You've got to get your man."  -Unknown

“We have an innate desire to endlessly learn, grow, and develop. We want to become more than what we already are. Once we yield to this inclination for continuous and never-ending improvement, we lead a life of endless accomplishments and satisfaction." -Chuck Gallozzi

"The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone." –Orison Swett Marden

“If success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your soul, it is not success at all.” -Anna Quindlen

“I don't think it's about who you play, I think it's about who you are.” –Nick Saban

"You identify yourself by what you do when no one is watching.  The supervised athlete may be the hardest worker, the most selfless and responsible competitor.  But how he practices when no one sees him, how he interacts with teammates when the coach is not within listening distance -- that's when he defines himself.  His character." -H.A. Dorfman

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time.” -M. Scott Peck
“Everything you now do is something you have chosen to do. Some people don’t want to believe that. To change your life, you need to change your priorities.” -John Maxwell

"Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself." -Abraham Heschel

"Almost all of our limitations are self-imposed. Those that are not can be overcome by cooperation with others whose strengths compliment our weakness." -Bill Koch

"There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self." -Aldous Huxley

"Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything worth having has a price." -Joan Didion

"We are all something, but none of us are everything." -Blaise Pascal

"Perhaps the most important thing we can undertake toward the reduction of fear is to make it easier for people to accept themselves, to like themselves." -Bonaro Overstreet

"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." -Frederick Douglass

"They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them." -Mohandas Gandhi

"To safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect, and their oneness." -Mahandas Gandhi

"Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When I go into the garden with a spade, and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my own hands." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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