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Self-improvement is the name of the game,
by Maxwell Maltz

Self-improvement is the name of the game,
and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself,
not to destroy an opponent.
- Maxwell Maltz

We are injured and hurt emotionally,
not so much by other people
or what they say and don't say,
but by our own attitude and our own response.
- Maxwell Maltz

To think, when one is no longer young,
when one is not yet old, that one is no longer young,
that one is not yet old, that is perhaps something.
- Maxwell Maltz

If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.
- Maxwell Maltz

 

Take the trouble to stop and think of the other person's feelings,
his viewpoints, his desires and needs.
Think more of what the other fellow wants,
and how he must feel.
- Maxwell Maltz

Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment.
- Maxwell Maltz

You can always find the sun within yourself if you will only search.
- Maxwell Maltz

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Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.
- Maxwell Maltz

Close scrutiny will show that most "crisis situations"
are opportunities to either advance,
or stay where you are.
- Maxwell Maltz

Our self image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become.
- Maxwell Maltz

For imagination sets the goal picture which our automatic mechanism works on.
We act, or fail to act, not because of will,
as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination.
- Maxwell Maltz

The "self-image" is the key to human personality and human behavior.
Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.
- Maxwell Maltz

Your most important sale in life is to sell yourself to yourself.
- Maxwell Maltz

Realizing that our actions, feelings and behaviour
are the result of our own images and beliefs gives
us the level that psychology has always needed for changing personality.
- Maxwell Maltz

You make mistakes.
Mistakes don't make you.
- Maxwell Maltz

You may live in an imperfect world but the frontiers
are not closed and the doors are not all shut.
- Maxwell Maltz

Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security
only as he is moving forward.
- Maxwell Maltz

To change a habit, make a conscious decision,
then act out the new behavior.
- Maxwell Maltz

We are built to conquer environment,
solve problems,
achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or
happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.
- Maxwell Maltz

Accept yourself as you are.
Otherwise you will never see opportunity.
You will not feel free to move toward it;
you will feel you are not deserving.
- Maxwell Maltz

We must have courage to bet on our ideas,
to take the calculated risk, and to act.
Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.
- Maxwell Maltz

Often the difference between a successful man and a
failure is not one's better abilities or ideas,
but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas,
to take a calculated risk, and to act.
- Maxwell Maltz

Remember you will not always win.
Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat.
But there is, in this case, always tomorrow -
after you have done your best to achieve success today.
- Maxwell Maltz

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be that self which one truly is.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Grin your smile; giggle your laugh; unfurl your joy;
dash the last trace of your self-consciousness;
and cavort your most uninhibited play.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

I sail the seas of life as the MASTER of my ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole
for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast
and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat -
dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Your time is limited,
so don't waste it living someone else's life.
- Steve Jobs

If you don't take full responsibility
for your own happiness,
who do you suppose will?
Your happiness is a one person job -
it begins and ends with you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is by going down into the abyss
that we recover the treasures of life.
Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
- Joseph Campbell

Believe in yourself, and trust your own wisdom
rather than being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

Face the facts of being what you are,
for that is what changes what you are.
- Soren Kierkegaard

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

In forgiveness you grant, and more so
in the forgiveness you receive.
- Terry Goodkind


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