Self Assurance Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

Gillian Flynn
“Sleep is like a cat: It only comes to you if you ignore it. I drank more and continued my mantra. 'Stop thinking', swig, 'empty your head', swig, 'now, seriously empty your head'.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

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

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

“Confident and proficient people are virtually impossible for a bully to intimidate in any environment.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Ally Carter
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words from stupid Russian kidnappers can never hurt me.”
Ally Carter, Not If I Save You First

“Command of the self is a goal of every person, because in absence of a personal identity and deprived of the ability to direct our actions we lack the means purposefully to interact with the external environment. Lacking self-control and deprived of the ability intentionally to engage with the world places us in a precarious position. Demonstrating self-doubt, personal ambivalence, and hesitation when action is called for endangers us, subjecting us to the capriciousness of the world filled with anarchy, chaos, and violence.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Walk like it's for sale and the rent is due tonight!”
Miss J.

Alex De Ciantis
“I can still hear the undemanding calmness of the Mediterranean Sea as the waves brushed up against the dimly lit sand, greeting the shoreline like an old friend. The sea and the sun seemed so sure of themselves, and I loved that thought.”
Alex De Ciantis, The Art of Unbecoming: An Unexpected Journey from Brokenness to Healing

Charles de Lint
“Live intensely," Joe tells me. "Live big. The cousins have a saying: 'Walk large as trees, with the blood quick in you and swift-running.' In other words, don't let there be holes in your life where somebody else can creep into your head...”
Charles de Lint, Trader

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