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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Loving Yourself

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

Lucille Ball

I don't like myself, I'm crazy about myself.
Mae West


Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.
Byron Katie

Our first and last love is - self-love
Christian Bovee


Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
Veronica A. Shoffstall


If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor.
Nicholas de Chamfort


Self-love seems so often unrequited.
Anthony Powell


If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis


The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.
Sonya Friedman


To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.
Oscar Wilde


You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy.
Author Unknown


The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.
Eldridge Cleaver


Love yourself instead of abusing yourself.
Karolina Kurkova


I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
Walt Whitman


Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.
William Shakespeare


To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don't wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.
Alan Cohen


The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order that I may love myself is very different from the image which I try to create in the minds of others in order that they may love me.
W. H. Auden


To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that's political, in its most profound way.
June Jordan


Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers.
Fran├žois de la Rochefoucauld


Don't forget to love yourself.
Soren Kierkegaard

I'm not the greatest; I'm the double greatest. Not only do I knock 'em out, I pick the round.
Muhammad Ali


If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better. And that makes you so happy.
Kristin Chenoweth


I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.
June Jordan


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


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


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


We are wont to condemn self-love; but what we really mean to condemn is contrary to self-love. It is that mixture of selfishness and self-hate that permanently pursues us, that prevents us from loving others, and that prohibits us from losing ourselves.
Paul Valery


It's not your job to like me - it's mine
Byron Katie


Love brings you face to face with your self. It's impossible to love another if you cannot love yourself.
John Pierrakos


He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


Every man is prompted by the love of himself to imagine that he possesses some qualities, superior, either in kind or degree, to those which he sees allotted to the rest of the world; and, whatever apparent disadvantages he may suffer in the comparison with others, he has some invisible distinctions, some latent reserve of excellence, which he throws into the balance, and by which he generally fancies that it is turned in his favour.
Samuel Johnson


Getting ahead in a diffcult 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.
Sophia Loren


The degree to which you love yourself will determine your ability to love the other person, who will be reflecting back to you many of your own personality traits and qualities.
Sanaya Roman


The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.
Carl Gustav Jung


Love yourself, for if you don't, how can you expect anybody else to love you?
Author Unknown


You can measure the impeccability of your word by your level of self-love. How much you love yourself and how you feel about yourself are directly proportionate to the quality and integrity of your word. When you are impeccable with your word, you feel good; you feel happy and at peace. You can transcend the dream of hell just by making the agreement to be impeccable with your word. Right now I am planting that seed in your mind. Whether or not the seed grows depends upon how fertile your mind is for the seeds of love. It is up to you to make this agreement with yourself: I am impeccable with my word. Nurture this seed, and as it grows in your mind, it will generate more seeds of love to replace the seeds of fear. This first agreement will change the kind of seeds your mind is fertile for.
Don Miguel Ruiz


He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
Benjamin Franklin


Living life without self-courtship has a high cost. We risk losing our sensuality, our senses, precious moments with those we love, our smile, and our joy. When we romance ourselves, it prepares a fertile garden for a profusion of love to bloom in all areas of our lives. We regain passion and now becomes a moment not to be missed!
Corrie Woods


People often say that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder," and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.
Salma Hayek


We have nothing to lose by trusting the infinite power of the Self, except the bondage of our own ignorance.
Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)


My primary relationship is with myself- all others are mirrors of it. As I learn to love myself, I automatically receive the love and appreciation that I desire from others. If I am commited to myself and to living my truth, I will attract others with equal commitment. My willingness to be intimate with my own deep feelings creates the space for intimacy with another.
Shakti Gawain


Self-love is the foundation of our loving practice. Without it our other efforts to love fail. Giving ourselves love we provide our inner being with the opportunity to have the unconditional love we may have always longed to receive from someone else.
bell hooks (Gloria Jean Watkins)