2 The minute you get the idea you’re indispensable, you aren’t.
1 If you think nobody cares you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
2 The trendy dresser fancied himself quite a ladykiller, and was delighted to find a note pinned inside a brand-new shirt. It contained a girl’s name and address, and asked the recipient to send a photograph. “How romantic,” he thought to himself, very taken with the idea of this mystery woman so eager to meet him, and promptly mailed off a note and photo.
Heart aflutter, he opened her response. It read, “Thanks for writing. I was just curious to see what kind of guy would buy such a funny shirt.”
Quotes on Self-Esteem
We shall have our manhood.
The greatest possession is self-possession.
Ethel Watts Mumford
He who despises himself esteems himself as a self-despiser.
Of all the traps and pitfalls in life, self-disesteem is the deadliest, and hardest to overcome, for it is a pit designed and dug by our own hands, summed up in the phrase, “It’s no useI can’t do it.”
Nothing is so soothing to our self-esteem as to find our bad traits in our forebears. It seems to absolve us.
Van Wyck Brooks
Many purchasers of self-help books are grappling with a creeping, leaden feeling that life is passing them by. . . . Why, these purchasers ask, am I not a glittering presence? Why do I not have an ostentatiously large and tastelessly furnished house full of sullen hangers-on?
Psychoanalysis shows the human infant as the passive recipient of love, unable to bear hostility. Development is learning to love actively and to bear rejection.
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something that one finds. It is something that one creates.
Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem.
Justice is always violent to the offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.
The graveyards are full of people the world could not do without.