“I’m the one that has to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to.” ~ Jimi Hendrix

“Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.” ~ Tecumseh

“You have to do stuff that average people don’t understand because those are the only good things.” ~ Andy Warhol

“When I’m trusting and being myself… everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously.” ~ Shakti Gawain

“One of the secrets of life is to be honestly who you are. Who others want you to be, who you used to be, and who you may some day become … these are fantasies. To be honestly who you are is to give up your illusions and face today with courage.” ~ Bill Purdin

“Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.” ~ Judy Garland

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning to work on becoming yourself.” ~ Anna Quindlen

“I was brought up to believe that how I saw myself was more important than how others saw me.” ~ Anwar el-Sadat

“The most important thing is to be whatever you are without shame.” ~ Rod Steiger

“Never think you’re not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning.” ~ Anthony Trollope

empowering quotes“Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.” ~ Hasidic Saying

“The most common sort of lie is the one uttered to one’s self.” ~ Nietzsche

“But the lightning which explodes and fashions planets, maker of planets and suns, is in him. On one side elemental order, sandstone and granite, rock-ledges, peat-bog, forest, sea and shore; and on the other part, thought, the spirit which composes and decomposes nature,—here they are, side by side, god and devil, mind and matter, king and conspirator, belt and spasm, riding peacefully together in the eye and brain of every man.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” ~ Unknown

“If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.” ~ Unknown

“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” ~ Dr. Seuss

“It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.” ~ Epicurus

“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” ~ African Proverb

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

“You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!” ~ John Lennon

“If you have someone hating on you right now, you better think of how to get 5 more people hating by Christmas. You need haters to make you stronger. Without haters, most people wouldn’t try to become better. Just tell them ‘bitch you just hate me because you can’t be me…’” ~ Katt Williams

“Don’t try so hard to fit it when you were born to stand out.” – Unknown

“Pay no mind to those who talk behind your back, it simply means that you are two steps ahead.” ~ Unknown

“People who lack the strength to be themselves are always trying to tear down those who do.” ~ Unknown

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