Sometimes, it can be really difficult for me to see myself in a positive light. As a woman, I am my biggest critic and it’s no wonder. As women, we are raised by mothers who were raised by their mothers to high expectations that we are not only expected to meet, but actually exceed and we are therefore always coming up short, at least in our minds.
That being said, I really want to promote positivity and happy, healthy minds and body images here on Storybook Apothecary because it truly is so important to love yourself as you are, accept yourself for who you are and what you look like and not compare yourself to others.
With those thoughts in mind, here are some quotes on beauty and confidence that I have found especially inspiring and optimistic today! I hope they inspire you to laugh, live and love yourself just a little bit more.
We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot. – Eleanor Roosvelt
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. – Helen Keller
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
– Dale Carnegie
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.- Norman Vincent Peale
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. – Mahatma Ghandi
For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others. – Sam Levenson
When someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them. – Karen E. Quinones Miller
What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail? – Eleanor Roosevelt
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. – Leo Tolstoy
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. – Confucius
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. – Elisabeth Kbler-Ross
And lastly, just a quote I really like! :
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. – Oscar Wilde