"Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly."
"Listen to your heart above all other voices."
"Be yourself. There is something that you can do better than any other. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that."
"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."
"You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be."
"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."
"It is better to be hated for what you are, than to be loved for something you are not."
"Self-trust is the first secret of success."
"If you don't run your own life, somebody else will."
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
"The most important opinion you have is the one you have of yourself, and the most significant things you say all day are those things you say to yourself."
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."
"Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality."
"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time."