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Accept everything about yourself -- I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end -- no apologies, no regrets.

Self-acceptance comes from meeting life's challenges vigorously. Don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.
If a person lacks self-acceptance, he can't live with himself; if he lacks self-criticism, others can't live with him.
It doesn't matter what we do until we accept ourselves. Once we accept ourselves, it doesn't matter what we do.
Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Our strength grows out of our weakness.
The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step in repairing our loss.
A woman of mystique is fully aware of her flaws and weaknesses, yet she is strong enough to admit them and not be embarrassed by them.
Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask why me? Then a voice answers nothing personal, your name just happened to come up.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
When the senses contact sense objects, a person experiences cold or heat, pleasure or pain. These experiences are fleeting they come and go. Bear them patiently.
He disliked emotion, not because he felt lightly, but because he felt deeply.
Feelings are much slower learners than thought.
There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.
If I feel depressed I will sing. If I feel sad I will laugh. If I feel ill I will double my labor. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead. If I feel inferior I will wear new garments. If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice. If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come. If I feel incompetent I will think of past success. If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals. Today I will be the master of my emotions.
When I repress my emotion my stomach keeps score.
All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts you.
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits.
Emotions have taught mankind to reason.
Your life is what your thoughts make it.
You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round.
With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.
When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.
Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.
Life is raw material. We are artisans. We can sculpt our existence into something beautiful, or debase it into ugliness. It's in our hands.
Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly.
You have to do what you love to do, not get stuck in that comfort zone of a regular job. Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can decide how you're going to live now.
The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Men and women are limited not by the place of their birth, not by the color of their skin, but by the size of their hope.
Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired.
I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.
Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.
Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
Never give up. Keep your thoughts and your mind always on the goal.
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
He who has no passion has no principal or motive to act.
We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers.
It is the passions that do and undo everything.
Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.
If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.
We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.

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