Most insightful quotes from the courage to be disliked

On Freedom and Happiness

"If you are not living your life for yourself, then who is going to live it for you? You must not behave as if someone else is going to offer you a reward."

On Acceptance and Self-Value

"No matter what has occurred in your life up to this point, it should have no bearing at all on how you live from now on."

On Interpersonal Relationships

"All problems are interpersonal relationship problems."

On Responsibility

"The essence of work is the individual’s self-reliance and that only those who live in accordance with their own principles, without being swayed by the thoughts and opinions of others, can experience genuine self-worth."

"Courage is not the absence of fear but the triumph over it. The brave person is not the one who does not feel afraid, but the one who conquers that fear."

On Courage

"People are not driven by past causes but move toward goals that they themselves set."

On the Present

"You are the only one who can change yourself. No one else can do it for you."

On Self-Determination

"Happiness is the feeling of contribution. The greater the contribution to others, the greater the feeling of happiness."

On Happiness

"You are not the person someone else wants you to be. You do not have to please everyone."

On Acceptance

On Living Authentically

"Live as if you were living for the second time and had acted wrongly the first time."