"Self-esteem is made up primarily of two things: feeling lovable and feeling capable."
- Jack Canfield
“I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”
- Charlotte Brontë
"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."
- Judy Garland
"Be faithful to that which exists within yourself."
- André Gide
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”
- Sharon Salzberg
"Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have."
- Brian Tracy
"The world will never value you more than you value yourself."
- Bill Masur
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.”
― Harvey Fierstein