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Quotes About Self Assurance

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Benjamin Spock
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”
Benjamin Spock

Charlotte Brontë
I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

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

Maya Angelou
“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”
Maya Angelou

Michel de Montaigne
“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

Zadie Smith
“She wore her sexuality with an older woman's ease, and not like an awkward purse, never knowing how to hold it, where to hang it, or when to just put it down.”
Zadie Smith

Zora Neale Hurston
“Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.”
Zora Neale Hurston

Flannery O'Connor
“In yourself right now is all the place you've got.”
Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood

Marcus Aurelius
“For it is in your power to retire into yourself whenever you choose.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Hugo Hamilton
“Maybe your country is only a place you make up in your own mind. Something you dream about and sing about. Maybe it's not a place on the map at all, but just a story full of people you meet and places you visit, full of books and films you've been to. I'm not afraid of being homesick and having no language to live in. I don't have to be like anyone else. I'm walking on the wall and nobody can stop me.”
Hugo Hamilton, The Speckled People: A Memoir of a Half-Irish Childhood

Criss Jami
“I imagine that the intelligent people are the ones so intelligent that they don't even need or want to look 'intelligent' anymore.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

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

Bryce Courtenay
“Always in life an idea starts small, it is only a sapling idea, but the vines will come and they will try to choke your idea so it cannot grow and it will die and you will never know you had a big idea, an idea so big it could have grown thirty meters through the dark canopy of leaves and touched the face of the sky.' He looked at me and continued. 'The vines are people who are afraid of originality, of new thinking. Most people you encounter will be vines; when you are a young plant they are very dangerous.' His piercing blue eyes looked into mine.' Always listen to yourself, Peekay. It is better to be wrong than simply to follow convention. If you are wrong, no matter, you have learned something and you grow stronger. If you are right, you have taken another step toward a fulfilling life.”
Bryce Courtenay, The Power of One

Sharon Maas
“She might be without country, without nation, but inside her there was still a being that could exist and be free, that could simply say I am without adding a this, or a that, without saying I am Indian, Guyanese, English, or anything else in the world.”
Sharon Maas, Of Marriageable Age

Ambrose Bierce
Positive, adj.: Mistaken at the top of one's voice.”
Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

Howard Zinn
“The power of a bold idea uttered publicly in defiance of dominant opinion cannot be easily measured. Those special people who speak out in such a way as to shake up not only the self-assurance of their enemies, but the complacency of their friends, are precious catalysts for change.”
Howard Zinn, You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times

Howard Zinn
“But human beings are not machines, and however powerful the pressure to conform, they sometimes are so moved by what they see as injustice that they dare to declare their independence. In that historical possibility lies hope.”
Howard Zinn, You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times

Terry Pratchett
“If you do not know where you come from, then you don't know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you're going. And if you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.”
Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight

“One of my rules is never to look sideways at what other people are doing but instead, do what I feel is right.”
Annie Bryant, Worst Enemies/Best Friends

Douglas Adams
“Zaphod marched quickly down the passageway, nervous as hell, but trying to hide it by striding purposefully.”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Sylvia Plath
“A little thing, like children putting flowers in my hair, can fill up the widening cracks in my self-assurance like soothing lanolin.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Criss Jami
“Of course, in our train of thought, we would all like to think we're on the right track, or at least the same railroad company as the right track.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Ayn Rand
“Why yes, I can,' said Midas Mulligan, when he was asked whether he could name a person more evil than the man with a heart closed to pity. 'The man who uses another's pity for him as a weapon.”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Robert   Harris
“Tak usah cemas, akan banyak waktu untuk tidur setelah kita mati.”
Robert Harris, Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome

Robert McKee
“Anxious, inexperienced writers obey rules. Rebellious, unschooled writers break rules. Artists master the form.”
Robert McKee, Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting

Shannon L. Alder
“The only way you will ever be free is when you decide you have had enough of living up to the standards other people force upon you through shame. Never wear their chains of judgment when they can’t break free of their own.”
Shannon L. Alder

Tammy-Louise Wilkins
“A relationship doesn't define you. You define you.”
Tammy-Louise Wilkins

Nana Awere Damoah
“Be controlled from the inside of you. Be controlled by your standards. Be motivated by your decisions. Have high standards of behaviour that ride over the negative noise of others. Laugh with those who laugh, mourn with those who mourn, but don’t mourn when you don’t want to, and laugh at those who laugh at you if you want to. Determine not to be a photo-sensor that brightens the lights only when people are nice to you.”
Nana Awere Damoah, Excursions in my Mind

T.F. Hodge
“If you have no competition there's no need to debate.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Self-love, self-confident and self-determination.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

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