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Quotes About Self Acceptance

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Amy Bloom
“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”
Amy Bloom

Gautama Buddha
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”
Gautama Buddha

Marilyn Monroe
“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”
Marilyn Monroe

Mark Twain
“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”
Mark Twain

Gautama Buddha
“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
Gautama Buddha

Ayn Rand
“To say "I love you" one must know first how to say the "I".”
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

Kurt Cobain
“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are”
Kurt Cobain

Maya Angelou
“I don't know if I continue, even today, always liking myself. But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself. It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes- it is inevitable. But once you do and you see the mistake, then you forgive yourself and say, 'Well, if I'd known better I'd have done better,' that's all. So you say to people who you think you may have injured, 'I'm sorry,' and then you say to yourself, 'I'm sorry.' If we all hold on to the mistake, we can't see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can't see what we're capable of being. You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is in one's own self. I think that young men and women are so caught by the way they see themselves. Now mind you. When a larger society sees them as unattractive, as threats, as too black or too white or too poor or too fat or too thin or too sexual or too asexual, that's rough. But you can overcome that. The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don't have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as hell we should never teach.”
Maya Angelou

Lao Tzu
“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
Lao Tzu

Gautama Buddha
“Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.”
Gautama Buddha

C. JoyBell C.
“The difference between my darkness and your darkness is that I can look at my own badness in the face and accept its existence while you are busy covering your mirror with a white linen sheet. The difference between my sins and your sins is that when I sin I know I'm sinning while you have actually fallen prey to your own fabricated illusions. I am a siren, a mermaid; I know that I am beautiful while basking on the ocean's waves and I know that I can eat flesh and bones at the bottom of the sea. You are a white witch, a wizard; your spells are manipulations and your cauldron from hell yet you wrap yourself in white and wear a silver wig.”
C. JoyBell C.

Heath L. Buckmaster
“Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.”
Heath L. Buckmaster, Box of Hair: A Fairy Tale

Mitch Albom
“You have peace," the old woman said, "when you make it with yourself.”
Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

E.E. Cummings
“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit”
E.E. Cummings

Eleanor Roosevelt
“Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Sarah Dessen
“for once, you believed in yourself. you believed you were beautiful and so did the rest of the world.”
Sarah Dessen, Keeping the Moon

C.G. Jung
“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”
C.G. Jung

Dalai Lama XIV
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”
Dalai Lama XIV

Lucille Ball
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. Your really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
Lucille Ball

Madonna
“I laugh at myself.
I don't take myself completely seriously.
I think that's another quality that people have to hold on to... you have to laugh, especially at yourself.”
Madonna

Henry David Thoreau
“It's not worth our while to let our imperfections disturb us always.”
Henry David Thoreau

Brené Brown
“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”
Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

C. JoyBell C.
“There is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you! It is intricate, detailed, a painstaking labor of devotion and love! The colors are like no other, they swim and leap, they trickle and embellish! And yet you choose to fixate your eyes on the small fly which has landed on it! Why do you do such a thing?”
C. JoyBell C.

Diane Von Furstenberg
“You're always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.”
Diane Von Furstenberg

Jenna Maclaine
“There is darkness inside all of us, though mine is more dangerous than most. Still, we all have it—that part of our soul that is irreparably damaged by the very trials and tribulations of life. We are what we are because of it, or perhaps in spite of it. Some use
it as a shield to hide behind, others as an excuse to do unconscionable things. But, truly, the darkness is simply a piece of the whole, neither good nor evil unless you make it so. It
took a witch, a war, and a voodoo queen to teach me that.”
Jenna Maclaine, Bound By Sin

Jeaniene Frost
“All I'm saying is that sooner of later, you'll have to come to terms with yourself. You can't wish away the vampire in you, and you shouldn't keep atoning for it. You should figure out who you are and what you need, and then don't apologize for it. Not to me, to your mum, or to anyone.”
Jeaniene Frost, Halfway to the Grave

Jiddu Krishnamurti
“If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Shannon L. Alder
“Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.”
Shannon L. Alder

Karen Marie Moning
“I lock eyes with my reflection and don’t look away. The day you look away you start to lose yourself. I’m never going to lose myself. You are what you are. Deal with it or change.”
Karen Marie Moning, Iced

Kristan Higgins
“Commandment #1: Believe in yourself. Commandment #2: Get over yourself.”
Kristan Higgins

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