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As you see yourself, I once saw myself; as you see me now, you will be seen.
~ Mexican Proverb

 

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I think I am one of those who can manage not to take on a completely different appearance under their own glance.
~ Jean Rostand

 

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I think it's one of the scars in our culture that we have too high an opinion of ourselves. We align ourselves with the angels instead of the higher primates.
~ Angela Carter

 

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If we could see ourselves as others see us, we would vanish on the spot.
~ E. M. Cioran

 

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It is curious how instinctively one protects the image of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that could make it ridiculous, or too unlike the original to be believed any longer.
~ Virginia Woolf

 

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It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
~ Richard M. Nixon

 

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It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.
~ Doris Lessing

 

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Neither man nor woman can be worth anything until they have discovered that they are fools. This is the first step towards becoming either estimable or agreeable; and until it be taken there is no hope. The sooner the discovery is made the better, as there is more time and power for taking advantage of it. Sometimes the great truth is found out too late to apply to it any effectual remedy. Sometimes it is never found at all; and these form the desperate and inveterate causes of folly, self-conceit, and impertinence.
~ Lord Melbourne

 

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No matter what our achievements might be, we think well of ourselves only in rare moments. We need people to bear witness against our inner judge, who keeps book on our shortcomings and transgressions. We need people to convince us that we are not as bad as we think we are.
~ Eric Hoffer

 

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Our self image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become
~ Maxwell Maltz

 

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Realizing that our actions, feelings and behavior are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the level that psychology has always needed for changing personality.
~ Maxwell Maltz

 

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Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
~ Denis Waitley

 

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Self-esteem and self-contempt have specific odors; they can be smelled.
~ Eric Hoffer

 

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Success plus Self-esteem equals Pretensions.
~ William James

 

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The ''self-image'' is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.
~ Maxwell Maltz

 

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The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we have of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us.
~ Quentin Crisp

 

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The world has become uglier since it began to look into a mirror every day; so let us settle for the mirror image and do without an inspection of the original.
~ Karl Kraus

 

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To see ourselves as others see us can be eye-opening. To see others as sharing a nature with ourselves is the merest decency. But it is from the far more difficult achievement of seeing ourselves amongst others, as a local example of the forms human life has locally taken, a case among cases, a world among worlds, that the largeness of mind, without which objectivity is self-congratulation and tolerance a sham, comes.
~ Clifford Geertz

 

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We can bear to be deprived of everything but our self-conceit.
~ William Hazlitt

 

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Your self image is your pattern!. Every thought has an activity visualized. Every activity belongs to a pattern. You identify with your pattern or thought. Your patterns leads your life.
~ J. G. Gallimore

 

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