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Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being.

Of all the young men in America, only a few hundred can get into major league baseball, and of these only a handful in a decade can get into the Hall of Fame. So it goes in all human activity. ... Some become multimillionaires and chairmen of the board, and some of us must be content to play baseball at company picnics or manage a credit union without pay.

Oh, I'm so inadequate. And I love myself!

One must not hope to be more than one can be.

Our entire life ... consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.

People remain what they are, even when their faces fall to pieces.

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.

Resolve to be thyself; and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.

Self-love is not opposed to the love of other people. You cannot really love yourself and do yourself a favor without doing other people a favor, and vice versa.

Shall a man go and hang himself because he belongs to the race of pygmies, and not be the biggest pygmy that he can?

She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.

Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.

So prodigal was I of youth, Forgetting I was young; I worshipped dead men for their strength, Forgetting I was strong.

Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do, than what one can do.

Spirituality is ... the awareness that survival is the savage fight between you and yourself.

Style is something peculiar to one person; it expresses one personality and one only; it cannot be shared.

The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.

The decision to speak out is the vocation and lifelong peril by which the intellectual must live.

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.

The fundamental problem most patients have is an inability to love themselves, having been unloved by others during some crucial part of their lives.

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