Quotes on Self-improvment
If you want to be the best parent that you can be to your child then you must always look to improve yourself and make yourself a better person. Your happiness, success and self-confidence will mirror onto your parenting. It's a win-win situation, you gain self-improvement and your child gains a healthy parent-child relationship.
Your self-esteem and your child
Do you suffer from low self-esteem? Do you have unmet needs in your life? Are you satisfied with the relationships in your life and with who you are as a person? Many of us have low self-esteem and this negativity affects how we parent our children. Parents who have low self-esteem view their children with personal filters. They see their children as extensions of themselves rather than as individuals. This puts pressure on the children to be what their parents want them to be, disregarding their uniqueness. Read more about self-esteem and how to increase it.
The effects of positive self-talk has been researched and studied for decades. We all know that a person's destiny and who he becomes begins in his thoughts. Here are some quotes that you can use as daily positive self-talk to help you on your self-improvement journey. You can pick one quote a day from the area you wish to improve and repeat throughout the day. Remember, by success I don't mean just material success. I also mean success in character and personality. There are many millionaries who are not happy inside with who they are. To me, these people are poor. The rich are those who are rich with confidence and personality and then who go on to strive for material success. Believe me the benefits you will gain from these words of wisdom will be immense. Enjoy!
"Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action" Beconfield
"Active people are rarely melancholy (depressed). Activity and melancholy are incompatible." Bovee
"Our acts make or mar us- we are the children of our own deeds." Victor Hugo
"The triumph can't be had without the struggle." Wilma Rudolph
"Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm" COLTON.
"Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above
them" WASHINGTON IRVING.
"Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant" HORACE.
"In this wild world the fondest and the best Are the most tried, most troubled and distressed" CRABBE.
"There is healing in the bitter cup." SOUTHEY.
"Self-indulgence leads only to misery. Nothing great or even worthwhile is ever accomplished without struggle through adversity and self-sacrifice" Margaret Marcus
"The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden" PHILLIPS BROOKS.
"Every man deems that he has precisely the trials and temptations which are the hardest of all for him to bear; but they are so, because they are the very ones he
"Affliction appears to be the guide to reflection; the teacher of humility; the parent of repentance; the nurse of faith; the strengthener of patience, and the promoter of charity."UNKNOWN
"Cheerfulness is full of significance: it suggests good health, a clear conscience, and a soul at peace with all human nature." CHARLES KINGSLEY
"You find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make earnest effort to confer that pleasure on others? You will find half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy" MRS. L.M. CHILD.
"Inner sunshine warms not only the heart of the owner, but all who come in contact with it." J.T. FIELDS.
"The way to cheerfulness is to keep our bodies in exercise and our minds at ease." STEELE.
"Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen" LOWELL.
"Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another."--CONDORCET.
"He is richest who is content with the least; for content is the wealth of nature" SOCRATES.
"Poor and content, is rich and rich enough; But riches, fineless, is as poor as winter, To him that ever fears he shall be poor. " SHAKESPEARE.
"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are" SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH.
"Without content, we shall find it almost as difficult to please others as
"True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for
Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander" COLTON.
"The noblest mind the best contentment has" SPENSER.
"To struggle when hope is banished! To live when life's salt is gone! To dwell in a dream that's vanished! To endure, and go calmly on! The brave man is not he who feels no fear, For that were stupid and irrational; But he, whose noble soul its fear subdues, And bravely dares the danger nature shrinks from. " JOANNA BAILLIE.
"Much danger makes great hearts most resolute" MARSTON
"Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it and conquering it" RICHTER.
"Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another. The former would seem most necessary for the camp, the latter for council; but to constitute a great man, both are necessary" COLTON.
"He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all" CERVANTES.
Forbearance and Forgiveness
"It is a noble and a great thing to cover the blemishes and to excuse the failings of a friend; to draw a curtain before his stains, and to display his perfections; to bury his weaknesses in silence, but to proclaim his virtues upon the house-top" SOUTH.
"They who forgive most shall be most forgiven" BAILEY.
"The brave only know how to forgive" STERNE.
"A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love" BASIL.
"Every day should be distinguished by at least one particular act of love" LAVATER.
"A good man is kinder to his enemy than bad men are to their friends." BISHOP HALL
"Live for something. Do good, and leave behind you a monument of virtue that the storm of time can never destroy. Write your name in kindness, love, and mercy, on the hearts of thousands you come in contact with year by year; you will never be forgotten. No, your name, your deeds, will be as legible on the hearts you leave behind as the stars on the brow of evening. Good deeds will shine as the stars of heaven" CHALMERS.
"Some good we all can do; and if we do all that is in our power, however little that power may be, we have performed our part, and may be as near perfection as those whose influence extends over kingdoms, and whose good actions are felt and applauded by thousands"--BOWDLER.
"It is only great souls that know how much glory there is in being good."--SOPHOCLES.
"A good man is kinder to his enemy than bad men are to their friends."--BISHOP HALL.
"Live for something. Do good, and leave behind you a monument of
virtue that the storm of time can never destroy. Write your name in
kindness, love, and mercy, on the hearts of thousands you come in
contact with year by year; you will never be forgotten. No, your name,
your deeds, will be as legible on the hearts you leave behind as the
stars on the brow of evening. Good deeds will shine as the stars of
"He that does good for good's sake seeks neither praise nor reward,though sure of both
at last."--WILLIAM PENN.
"Some good we all can do; and if we do all that is in our power,
however little that power may be, we have performed our part, and may
be as near perfection as those whose influence extends over kingdoms,
and whose good actions are felt and applauded by thousands."--BOWDLER.
Self-improvement quote of the day
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid". ~Albert Einstein
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