Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression of health, self-esteem, not its cause
In any culture, subculture, or family in which belief is valued above thought, and self-surrender is valued above self-expression, and conformity is valued above integrity, those who preserve their self-esteem are likely to be heroic exceptions
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.
In a world in which the total of human knowledge is doubling about every ten years, our security can rest only on our ability to learn
Self esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.
Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is more important than the judgment we pass on ourselves.
Live with integrity, respect the rights of other people, and follow your own bliss.
Most of the time, I regard the judgment of people as a waste of time. I regard the judgment of behavior as imperative.
When your principles seem to be demanding suicide, clearly it's time to check your premises
A woman in love will do almost anything for a man, except give up the desire to improve him.
It would be hard to name a more certain sign of poor self-esteem than the need to perceive some other group as inferior.
Pride is the emotional reward of achievement. It is not a vice to be overcome but a virtue to be attained.