An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you.


Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887, American preacher, orator, writer)


It is very dangerous to have your self-worth riding on your results as an athlete.


Jim Courier (1970-, American tennis player)


Self-worth comes from one thing -- thinking that you are worthy.


Wayne Dyer (1940-, American  psychotherapist, author, lecturer)

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One must be truthful with oneself about one's own motives, especially if one is to survive in the world. It takes rigor, and it takes courage.


Alain French


'Tis better to be known as a good man than a great one, for greatness is an assessment of mortals; goodness a gift of God.


Spark Matsunaga


When a proud man hears another praised, he feels himself injured.


English Proverb (Sayings of British origin)


No man is free who cannot command himself. Above all things, love yourself.


Pythagoras (BC 582-507, Greek philosopher, mathematician)


If your self-worth is based on anything other than your relationship with Christ, you are in big trouble.


Hyrum Smith


People that trust wholly to other's charity, and without industry of their own, will always be poor.


Sir William Temple (1628-1699, British diplomat, essayist)


A bar of iron costs $5, made into horseshoes its worth is $12, made into needles its worth is $3500, made into balance springs for watches, its worth is $300, 000. Your own value is determined also by what you are able to make of yourself.


Author Unknown


Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him and to let him know that you trust him.


Booker T. Washington (1856-1915, American black leader and educator)


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