Quotes To Live By

Our first teacher is our own heart - Native American - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

These self quotes give positive advice to help boost your self esteem and self confidence.

I think that our sense of self is one of most important things in our life. If we are not happy with ourselves, then we will never be truly contented with anything or anyone else in our lives.

Years ago, the most confident and outgoing person that I knew, told me that, they didn't feel confident in themselves. At the time I was amazed at this, but now I realise that the majority of us feel 'not good enough' in some way or another.

We don't need to be perfect - we just need to be our true selves.

The self quotes on this page are all from Known sources, there are more positive words of wisdom from Unknown sources on the Self Sayings page.

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I care how I feel and it is my desire to feel good.

Today, no matter where I am going, no matter what I am doing, it is my dominant intent to be good to me.

A Course In Miracles

A Course In Miracles
Do not accept this little, fenced-off aspect as yourself. The sun and ocean are as nothing beside what you are. The sun beam sparkles only in the sunlight, and the ripple dances as it rests upon the ocean. Yet in neither sun nor ocean is the power that rests in you.

God will never decide against you, or He would be deciding against Himself.

I am in the likeness of my Creator. I cannot suffer I cannot experience loss and I cannot die. I am not a body. Love created me like Itself.

I am not a body. I am free. for I am still as God created me. All that I do, I do unto myself. If I attack, I suffer. But if I forgive, salvation will be given me.

Nothing beyond yourself can make you fearful or loving, because nothing is beyond you.

Those who see themselves as whole make no demands.

Whenever you question your value, say:
"God Himself is incomplete without me."

You are entitled to miracles because of what you are. You will receive miracles because of what God is. And you will offer miracles because you are one with God.

You are the light of the world. God has built His plan for the salvation of His Son on you.

You are the Will of God because that is how you were created. Because your Creator creates only like Himself, you are like Him. You are part of Him Who is all power and glory, and are therefore as unlimited as He is.

You are the work of God, and His work is wholly lovable and wholly loving. This is how a man must think of himself in his heart, because this is what he is.

You who perceive yourself as weak and frail, born but to die, to weep and suffer pain, hear this: All power is given unto you in Earth and Heaven. There is nothing you cannot do.

Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom  1958
Accept who you are...
and revel in it.

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Mark Amend
Be strong enough to stand alone.
Be yourself enough to stand apart.
But be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.

The things you say about others, also say a lot about you.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Henri Frederic Amiel  1821 - 1881
Learn to be what you are and learn to resign with good grace all that you are not.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou  1928 - 2014
Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.

Angela Artemis

Angela Artemis
The intuitive mind is where our genius resides.

St Augustine

St Augustine  354 - 430
Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.

Seek not abroad, turn back into thyself, for in the inner man dwells the truth.

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius  121 - 180
He who lives in harmony with himself.. lives in harmony with the Universe.

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Leo Babauta

Leo Babauta
Don't compare yourself to others, but be inspired by them.

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon  1561 - 1626
Be so true to thyself, as thou be not false to others.

James Matthew Barrie

James Matthew Barrie  1860 - 1937
As soon as you can say what you think, and not what some other person has thought for you, you are on your way to being a remarkable man.

The Beatles

The Beatles
Love is old, Love is new. 
Love is all, Love is you.

There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be.

Gita Bellin

Gita Bellin
Everything I do and say with anyone, makes a difference.

Aine Belton

Aine Belton
Sometimes you have to close your eyes to see clearly.

Bo Bennett

Bo Bennett  1972
Every human being has the potential for greatness.

If you are going to ask yourself life-changing questions, be sure to do something about the answers.

Never expect people to treat you any better than you treat yourself.

Success is not in what you have, but in who you are.

Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman  1915 - 1982
You must train your intuition. You must trust the small voice inside which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide.


The kingdom of God is within you.

Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury  1920
Until you spread your wings, you will have no idea how far you can fly.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

Sarah Ban Breathnach
The authentic self is the Soul made visible.

Les Brown

Les Brown  1945
Your level of belief in yourself, will inevitably manifest itself, in whatever you do.

Thomas Browne

Thomas Browne  1605 - 1682
Be thou what thou singly art and personate only thyself. Swim smoothly in the stream of thy nature and live but one man.

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Michael Burke
Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out.

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William S. Burroughs
Your mind will answer most questions, if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.

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Eileen Caddy

Eileen Caddy  1917 - 2006
Be afraid of nothing ~ You have within you...
All wisdom ~ All power ~ All strength ~ All understanding.

Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell  1904 - 1987
The adventure evoked a quality of his character that he didn't know he possessed.

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

We must let go of the life we planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle  1795 - 1881
Let each become all that he was created capable of being.

David Carradine

David Carradine  1936 - 2009
If you cannot be a poet...
be the poem.

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey  1962
A better you means a better Universe.

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel  1883 - 1971
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra  1946
Synchronicity is choreographed by a great, pervasive intelligence that lies at the heart of nature, and is manifest in each of us through intuitive knowledge.

There are no extra pieces in the Universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.

When you expand your awareness, seemingly random events will be seen to fit into a larger purpose.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill  1874 - 1965
To improve is to change... to be perfect is to change often.

Alex Collier

Alex Collier
If you become the example, it will reflect and other people will get it around you.

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Joe Cordare
To the question of your life, you are the answer. And to the problems of your life, you are the solution.

Keisha Crowther (Little Grandmother)

Keisha Crowther (Little Grandmother)
That which you give your energy and your emotion to becomes your reality. Whatever you give your emotion to becomes reality for you.

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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl  1916 - 1990
If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

Anthony J. D'Angelo

Anthony J. D'Angelo
The greatest gift you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention.

You must first get along with yourself before you can get along with others.

Rene Descartes

Rene Descartes
I think, therefore I am.

Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer  1940 - 2015
Be aware of your infinite connection to your source. Know that you're more than an encapsulated collection of bones, blood and organs in a skin and hair covered body.

Constantly remind yourself that you're here for a reason, and it's not to hoard a lot of material stuff!

Don't equate your self-worth with how well you do things in life. You aren't what you do. If you are what you do, then when you don' aren't.

If prayer is you talking to God, then intuition is God talking to you.

If you feel strongly that you came here for a particular purpose, then you should cultivate energy to match this dream. Your current financial status is unimportant when it comes to your pursuit of this purpose.

If you're going to make a difference in the world, you'll soon learn that you can't follow the herd.

It's an old concept, but it is non-the-less true; we are all equal in the eyes of God.

Make an internal commitment to respect yourself and feel worthy of all that the Universe has to offer.

No one can create negativity or stress within you. Only you can do that by virtue of how you process your world.

Self-esteem comes from the self, not from acquisitions and approval.

What you feel is wrong or missing in your relationships is an indication that something is amiss within you.

When you acquire enough inner peace and feel really positive about yourself, it's almost impossible for you to be controlled and manipulated by anybody else.

You... and only you choose your thoughts.

You are unique in all the world.

You have a one of a kind gift to offer this world, and you are unique in the entire history of creation.

You need to keep reminding yourself that you are a Divine piece of God. Feeling as if you're unworthy of God's abundance is the same as denying your spiritual essence.

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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein  1879 - 1955
A man should look for what is,  and not for what he thinks should be.

The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why.

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Steve Ellis
No matter who we are or what we are trying to accomplish, achieving always begins with our believing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 - 1882 
God enters by a private door into each individual.

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.

Our strength grows out of our weaknesses.

Self trust is the first secret to success.

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

To know, even one life has breathed easier, because you have lived, this is to have succeeded.

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

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Clifton Fadiman

Clifton Fadiman  1904 - 1999
When you re-read a classic, you do not see in the book more than you did before.  You see more in you than there was before.

George Walter Fiske

George Walter Fiske  1872 - 1945
I am ~ the power of self-knowledge.
I think ~ the power to investigate.
I know ~ the power to master facts.
I feel ~ the power to appreciate, to value, to love.
I wonder ~ the spirit of reverence, curiosity, worship.
I see ~ the power of insight, imagination, vision.
I believe ~ the power of adventurous faith.
I can ~ the power to act and the skill to accomplish.
I ought ~ the power of conscience, the moral imperative.
I will ~ the power of will, loyalty to duty, consecration.
I serve ~ the power to be useful, devotion to cause.

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P.B. Fitzwater
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.

Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm 1900 - 1980
Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves.

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Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi 1869 - 1948
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Judy Garland

Judy Garland 1922 - 1969
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran  1883 - 1931
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair - Kahlil Gibran - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByLucy (2015)

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell  1963
There can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis.

Neville Goddard

Neville Goddard  1905 - 1972
NOTHING is impossible to you.

There is no limit to your creative power.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 - 1832
As soon as you trust yourself,  you will know how to live.

Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.

Amit Goswami

Amit Goswami 
Contrary to what they tell you... You are not a limited material being.

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HA-Tony Neate

HA (Tony Neate)
We are entering an age in which each individual needs to acknowledge their responsibility to themselves and to every other form of life on this planet. With this kind of openness and respect the future of humankind is unlimited.

You are part of something so vital and meaningful, that you need to savour every second in your physical incarnation.

Mandy Hale

Mandy Hale
Forgive people who do you wrong... They unknowingly make you strong.

I would rather be alone with dignity than in a relationship that requires me to sacrifice my self respect.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh  1926
Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.

Because you are alive.... Everything is possible.

Breathing in... I calm body and mind.  
Breathing out... I smile.  
Dwelling in the present moment... I know this is the only moment.

Each breath we take, each step we make, each smile we realize, is a positive contribution to peace... a necessary step in the direction of peace for the world.

In the Light of interbeing, peace and happiness in your daily life means peace and happiness in the world.

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.

Julius Charles Hare

Julius Charles Hare 1795 - 1855
Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.

Louise L. Hay

Louise L. Hay  1926 - 2017
I listen with love to my body's messages.

You've been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked.  Try approving of yourself and see what happens.

Mike Hernacki

Mike Hernacki
In your personal morality code, make it the most serious kind of sin to tell a lie to yourself. Allow nothing to be as sacred as your own word. Make this one change in your life, and your whole life will change.

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Ruth Beebe Hill
I own my life. And only mine.  And so I shall appreciate my person. And so I shall make proper use of myself.

Edmund Hillary

Edmund Hillary 1919 - 2008
It is not the mountain that we conquer, but ourselves.


Hippocrates  460BC - 370BC
Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.

Robert Holden

Robert Holden  1964 
Happiness is not in things...  Happiness is in YOU.

Like a fragrance to a flower, true happiness is an expression of your unconditional self...

People will treat you the way you treat you.

Unless you are happy with yourself, you will not be happy.

When you're truly happy, you are being yourself.

You are the key to happiness.

Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have. 

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 - 1894
Carve every word before you let it fall.

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston  1963 - 2012
also sung by George Benson
written by Michael Masser & Linda Creed
I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadow.  If I fail, if I succeed, at least I live as I believe. No matter what they take from me, they can't take away my dignity.

Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Hubbard 1856 - 1915
Character is the result of two things... mental attitude and the way we spend our time.

Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta 1930
If you haven't forgiven yourself something, how can you expect to forgive others?

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley 1894 - 1963
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.

There's only one corner of the Universe you can be certain of improving and that's your own self.

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Hardy D. Jackson
Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it!

William James

William James 1842 - 1910
There is but one cause of human failure and that is man's lack of faith in his true self.

Susan Jeffers

Susan Jeffers 1938 - 2012
As we open our hearts to others, we begin to discover the truth of our own inner beauty, inner strength and inner light.

Dear God,
I trust that no matter what happens in my life, it is for my highest good. And no matter what happens in the lives of those I love, it is for their highest good. From all things that are put before us all, we shall become stronger and more loving people. I am grateful for all the beauty and opportunity you put into my life. And in all that I do, I shall seek to be a channel for your love.

Dear God, I trust that no matter what happens in my life, it is for my highest good. And no matter what happens in the lives of those I love... - Susan Jeffers - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Susan Jeffers

Susan Jeffers 1938 - 2012
No matter what response you get from anyone you meet, You are a worthwhile person.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011
Don't let the voice of other people's opinions drown Your inner voice.

Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson 1709 - 1784
Self confidence is...  the first requisite to great undertakings.

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C. Joybell C.
I am never alone wherever I am.  The air itself supplies me with a century of love. When I breathe in, I am breathing in the laughter, tears, victories, passions, thoughts, memories, existence, joys, moments, and the hues of the sunlight of many tones of skin.  I am breathing in the same air that was exhaled by many before me.  The air that bore them life.  And so, how can I ever say that I am alone?

Carl Jung

Carl Jung  1875 - 1961
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.

I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.

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Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama  1935
Do not let the behaviour of others destroy your inner peace.

Wally Lamb

Wally Lamb  1950
The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants and discovers, along the way, what he needs.

Christian D. Larson

Christian D. Larson 1874 - 1954
Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee  1940 - 1973
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations.  And you are not in this world to live up to mine.

If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

Knowing is not enough... We must apply.  
Willing is not enough... We must do.

Sorrows are our best educator.  A man can see further through a tear than a telescope.

To live content with small means.
To seek elegance rather than luxury and refinement rather than fashion.
To be worthy, not respectable and wealthy not rich.
To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.
To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.
In other words...
To let the Spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common.

We have time to spend or waste, and it is our decision what to do with it. But once passed it is gone forever.

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Lorrin L. Lee
Your life is your message to the world...   Make it Inspiring.

Charles de Lint

Charles de Lint  1951
Don't forget - no one else sees the world the way you do,  so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.

Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren  1934
Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.

Max Lucado

Max Lucado  1955
A man who wants to lead the orchestra, must turn his back to the crowd.

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Ramana Maharshi

Ramana Maharshi  1879 - 1950
You are already that which you seek.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela 1918
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged, to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

Steve Maraboli

Steve Maraboli 
I will be generous with my love today. I will sprinkle compliments and uplifting words everywhere I go. I will do this knowing that my words are like seeds and when they fall on fertile soil a reflection of those seeds will grow into something greater.

If you hang out with the chickens, you're going to cluck  and if you hang out with the eagles, you're going to fly.

The only permission, the only validation and the only opinion that matters in our quest for greatness is our own.

When I accept myself...  I am freed from the burden of needing you to accept me.

Mary McCarthy

Mary McCarthy 1912 - 1989
We are the hero of our own story.

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Robert J. McKain
Become all that you are capable of becoming.

Adam McLeod

Adam McLeod
The only limits that you have are the limits which you have set for yourself in your own mind.


Mencius  372BC - 289BC
The foundation of the world lies in the nation.
The foundation of the nation lies in the family.
The foundation of the family lies in the individual.

Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton  1915 - 1968
We are already one and we imagine we are not.  And what we have to recover is our original unity.  Whatever we have to be is what we are.

Henry Miller

Henry Miller 1891 - 1980
All progress occurs because people dare to be different.

Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe  1926 - 1962
We are all of us stars...
and we deserve to twinkle.

Michel de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne 1533 - 1592 
Not being able to govern events...  I govern myself.

The greatest thing in the world is... to know oneself. 

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Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Native American
At the centre of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that centre is really everywhere. It is within each of us.

O Great Spirit, help me always to speak the truth quietly, to listen with an open mind when others speak, and to remember the peace that may be found in silence. - Cherokee Prayer

Our first teacher is our own heart.

Jason Nelson

Jason Nelson
I express who I am by simply Being it.

Earl Nightingale

Earl Nightingale  1921 - 1989
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.

Michael Neill

Michael Neill
You are the expert on you.

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Orin-Sanaya Roman

Orin (Sanaya Roman) 
As you become aware of the beauty of your Soul,  you will know how special, unique and perfect you are.

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Swami Paramananda

Swami Paramananda  1884 - 1940
Self-realization means that we have been consciously connected with our source of being. Once we have made this connection, then nothing can go wrong.

John Paul II

John Paul II  1920 - 2005
A human being is a single being,  unique and unrepeatable.

John-Francis Phipps

John-Francis Phipps
No authority of any kind can ever know the truth of our own experiences and perceptions... and therein lies our Power.

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Rabbi Pinhas
In everyone there is something precious, which is in no one else.

Pleiadians-Barbara Marciniak

Pleiadians (Barbara Marciniak)
It is time for you to make a commitment to create joy, creativity and love for yourself, only then will you benefit others, for if you do not evolve yourself, you do not serve others. By becoming a living example, by following what is in your heart, you show the way for others to follow with courage, what is in their hearts.

You are living in a time when opportunities for self-empowerment, expanded awareness and spiritual growth appear to be unlimited.

James Van Praagh

James Van Praagh  1958
Based on our natural heritage as the Divine Light of God, every one of us possesses intuition... defined as the language of the soul.

Our connection with our intuitive self is ever present and always a part of ourselves.

There is a higher more powerful part of you. Your higher self will come through your intuition, coincidences and synchronicity of all kinds.

We use intuition as a way to connect with our Divine Self.

Pierre Pradervand

Pierre Pradervand
Above all, don't forget to bless the utterly beautiful person you are.

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley  1935 - 1977
Values are like fingerprints.  Nobody's are the same, but you leave them all over everything you do.

Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust 1871 - 1922
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.


Pythagoras 570BC - 495BC
Repect yourself...
The rest will follow.

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Osho Rajneesh

Osho Rajneesh 1931 - 1990
Each person comes into the world with a specific destiny.  He has something to fulfill  some message has to be delivered, some work has to be completed.  You are not here accidentally, you are here meaningfully.  There is a purpose behind you. The Whole intends to do something through YOU.

Find ecstasy within yourself.  It is not out there. It is in your innermost flowering.  The one you are looking for is you.

One has just to be oneself. That's my basic message. The moment you accept yourself as you are, all burdens, all mountainous burdens, simply disappear. Then life is a sheer joy, a festival of lights.

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Karen Ravn
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

Stephen Richards

Stephen Richards 
Your core, lying deep within you, is what makes you what you are. Some call it the Soul, the Higher Self, the True Self, the Being and so on. The name is unimportant once you realize that you are more than your looks and outward appearance.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Francois de la Rochefoucauld 1613 - 1680
When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt 1884 - 1962
Friendship with oneself is all important.

Gabrielle Roth

Gabrielle Roth  1941 - 2012
Ride the energy of your own unique spirit.

Don Miguel Ruiz

Don Miguel Ruiz  1952
Be immune to others opinions...  What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.

Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 - 1273
Do not feel lonely... The entire Universe is inside You.

I belong to no religion.  My religion is Love.  Every heart is my temple.

If Light is in your heart, you will find your way home.

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.

Set your life on fire... Seek those who fan your flames.

Wherever you stand...   Be the Soul of that place.

Why are you knocking at every door?  Go, knock at the door of your own heart.

Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world.  
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

You are not a drop in the ocean...  You are the entire ocean in a drop.

You are searching the world for treasure... but the real treasure is yourself.

Your heart is the size of an ocean.  Go find yourself in its hidden depths.

Your thoughts are a veil on the face of the moon.  That moon is your heart, and those thoughts cover your heart. So let them go, just let them fall into the water.

You wander from room to room hunting for the diamond necklace that is already around your neck.

You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust.
You were born with ideals and dreams.
You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don't.
You have wings...
Learn to use them and fly.

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Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan  1934 - 1996
When you make the finding yourself,  even if you are the last person on Earth to see the light, you will never forget it.

Francis de Sales

Francis de Sales 1567 - 1622
Do not wish to be anything except what you are.

May Sarton

May Sarton 1912 - 1995
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.

Rita Schiano

Rita Schiano 
Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit, talk about your joys.

Charles Schultz

Charles Schultz  1922 - 2000
If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.

E.F. Schumacher

E.F. Schumacher  1911 - 1977
Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something much better; that we can become oak trees.

Seth - Jane Roberts

Seth (Jane Roberts 1929 - 1984)
By accepting yourself and being fully what you are, your presence can make others happy.

The self has no boundaries except those it accepts out of ignorance.

When you affirm your own rightness in the universe, then you co-operate with others easily and automatically as part of your own nature. You, being yourself, helps others be themselves. Because you recognize your own uniqueness, you will not need to dominate others or cringe before them.

Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss 1904 - 1991
Be who you are and say what you feel,
because those who mind don't matter,
and those who matter don't mind.

Today you are you
that is truer than true.
There is no one alive
that is youer than you.

Why fit in when you were born to stand out.

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Katherine Sharp
Sometime in your life you will go on a journey.  It will be the longest journey you have ever taken.  It is the journey to find yourself.

Harold Sherman

Harold Sherman 1898 - 1987
The more you depend on forces outside yourself, the more you are dominated by them.

Betty Shine

Betty Shine  1929 - 2002
Positive thought expands the halo of mind energy.

Aaron Sledge

Aaron Sledge 
Being with no one is better than being with the wrong,  because those who fly solo often have the strongest wings.

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Sidney Smith
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it, never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.

Will Smith

Will Smith  1968
Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.


Socrates 470BC - 399BC
Know thyself.

To find yourself...
Think for yourself.

Paul Solomon

Paul Solomon 1939 - 1994
I believe you came into the world to accomplish something, and that the something you came to accomplish is not small or insignificant, that's not worthy of you. You came here to make a major contribution to life on this planet.

Rupert Spira

Rupert Spira  1960
Many of our ideas and beliefs about ourselves and the world are so deeply ingrained that we are unaware that they are beliefs and take them, without question, for the absolute truth.

The greatest discovery in life is to discover that our essential nature does not share the limits nor the destiny of the body and mind.

Thomas Sprat

Thomas Sprat 1635 - 1713
What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself.

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Ellen Sue Stern
Believing in our hearts that who we are is enough, is the key to a more satisfying and balanced life.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson 1850 - 1894
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.

W. Clement Stone

W. Clement Stone  1902 - 2002
All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual. Your personal achievement starts in your mind. The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is.

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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa  1910 - 1997
I alone can't change the world,  but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau 1817 - 1862 
Be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.

Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves.

Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.

Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle 1948 
You are here to enable the Divine purpose of the Universe to unfold.  That is how important you are.

You are the Universe expressing itself as a human for a little while.

You cannot find yourself by going into the past.
You can find yourself by coming into the present.

You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you.

Tina Turner

Tina Turner  1939
Sometimes you've got to let everything go... purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything... whatever it is bringing you down, get rid of it, because you'll find that when you're free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.

Mark Twain

Mark Twain  1835 - 1910
A man cannot be comfortable
without his own approval.

Asha Tyson

Asha Tyson 
Your journey has moulded you for the greater good. It was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think you've lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the NOW. And Now is the right time.

Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu 600BC
He who controls others may be powerful... but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself, if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.

Mastering others is strength.    Mastering yourself is true power.

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything, but be yourself.

Use the Light that dwells within you to regain your natural clarity of sight.

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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Veda Upanishads
He who knows self - as the enjoyer of the honey from the flowers, of the senses, ever present within, ruler of time - goes beyond fear. For this self is supreme.

Know the self to be sitting in the chariot, the body to be the chariot, the intellect the charioteer and the mind the reins.

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Neale Donald Walsch

Neale Donald Walsch  1943 
Built into you is an internal guidance system that shows you the way home.  All you need to do is heed the voice.

Don't dismiss the synchronicity of what is happening right now finding its way to your life at just this moment. There are no coincidences in the universe, only convergences of will, intent and experience.

There is only one reason to do anything... As a statement to the Universe of who you are.

Words may help you understand something, but experience allows you to know.  Never ever trade your own experience for someone else's words about anything that is really important... like God, for instance, or Love, or what is true about another.

You are always connected to Source.  Wherever you are, wherever you go, you are always connected to Divine Wisdom, Divine Intelligence and Divine Love.

You are not on this planet to produce anything with your body.  You are on this planet to produce something with your Soul.  Your body is simply and merely the tool of your Soul.

Your light is seen, your heart is known, your Soul is cherished by more people than you might imagine.  If you knew how many others have been touched in wonderful ways by you, you would be astonished.  If you knew how many people feel so much for you, you would be shocked.  You are far more wonderful than you think you are.  Rest with that.  Rest easy with that.  Breathe again.  You are doing fine.  More than fine.  Better than fine.  You're doin' great.  So relax.  And love yourself today.

Wallace Wattles

Wallace Wattles 1860 - 1911
The very best thing you can do for the whole world is... to make the most of yourself.

Simone Weil

Simone Weil  1909 - 1943
If we go down into ourselves,  we find that we possess exactly what we desire.

Macrina Wiederkehr

Macrina Wiederkehr 
O God, help me to believe the truth about myself,  no matter how beautiful it is.

David Wilcock

David Wilcock  1973
Finding that core of truth within yourself... That truth that knows and trusts that All Is Well, and that chooses Love...  Is the greatest Spiritual Attainment you can ever make.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde 1854 - 1900
Be yourself...
Everyone else is already taken.

I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.

Anthony Douglas Williams

Anthony Douglas Williams 
If a thought or an action does not feel right,  it is a caution flag from the Soul.

Re-energize your soul... Walk with Mother nature.

The determination and conviction to succeed can only come from within.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey  1954
Follow your instincts.  That's where true wisdom manifests itself.

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Adam Yauch

Adam Yauch  1964 - 2012
Everybody has a responsibility for what they put out into the world. Rather then trying to figure out what other people should be doing, work on your own interactions in the world, and whatever influence you have. All of it has an effect.

I think every person has the ability to effect change. Every one of us affects the world constantly through actions... through our every thought, our every word, the way that we interact with other people. We're constantly affecting the world.

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Gary Zukav

Gary Zukav  1942
Remind yourself that you are supported, that you are not going it alone upon this Earth. Dwell in the company of your Non-Physical Teachers and Guides.

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