Favorite Quotations ~  Worth Travelling the Sacred Sound Current

"To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth…is potentially to have everything." ~ Joan Didion

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Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth. ~ Aesop's Fables

True worth is in being, not seeming. ~ Alice Cary

A thing is worth precisely what it can do for you; not what you choose to pay for it. ~ John Ruskin

The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling that they are worthwhile. ~ Fred Rogers

It is not what he has, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is. ~ Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die. ~ Thomas Carlyle

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter – for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself... Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. ~ Sylvia Plath

Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least. ~ Johann von Goethe

We have to believe that every person counts, counts as a creative force that can move mountains. ~ May Sarton

Not a single other creature in all the history of the world has been just as ourselves. Not another will be like us. ~ William Soutar

Over and over again mediocrity is promoted because real worth isn't to be found. ~ Kathleen Norris

No one can figure out your worth but you. ~ Pearl Bailey

When your sense of worth exceeds your conditions, conditions will shift to match your vision. ~ Alan Cohen

What is the ultimate impulse to write? Because all this is going to vanish. ~ James Salter