„If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.“
— Fred Rogers American television personality 1928 - 2003
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Thoughts For All Ages http://pbskids.org/rogers/all_ages/thoughts1.htm
„The most important person you can ever talk to is yourself, so be careful what you say.
The most important person that you will evaluate is yourself, so be careful what you think.
The most important person you will love is yourself, so be careful what you do.“
— John C. Maxwell American author, speaker and pastor 1947
Book Sometimes you win Sometimes you Learn
— Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty
„Just be the best and the highest expression of who you want to become. Be that. Because if you are that there is no more unhappiness. All frustration and anger comes from being less. People say not everybody can be. But everyone can be. I trust life. The only person who stands in your way is yourself.“
— Protima Bedi Indian model and dancer 1948 - 1998
Quoted in "I have been a hippie all my life".
„Love is the capacity to take care, to protect, to nourish. If you are not capable of generating that kind of energy toward yourself — if you are not capable of taking care of yourself, of nourishing yourself, of protecting yourself — it is very difficult to take care of another person.“
— Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926
Quoted on his official website (30 December 2008) http://www.plumvillage.org/
„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 American psychologist 1951
From Are You the One for Me? (1992)
— Joseph Murphy, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind