A person lacking internal feelings of self-worth feels a need for honor from others. The greater the lack of self-esteem, the greater the need for the validation of one’s self-worth through the approval of others.
When the great finals come, each one of us will be asked five questions: First: What did you accomplish in the world with the power that God gave you? Second: How did you help your neighbor and what did you do for those in need? Third: What did you do to serve God? Fourth: What did you leave in the world that was worth while when you came from it? Last: What did you bring into this world which will be of use here?
The vital force in business life is the honest desire to serve. Business, it is said, is the science of service. He profits most who serves best. At the very bottom of the wish to render service must be honesty of purpose, and, as I go along through life, I see more and more that honesty in word, thought, and work means success. It spells a life worth living and in business clean success.
There is no detraction worse than to over-praise a man, for if his worth proves short of what report doth speak of him, his own actions are ever giving the lie of his honor.
Life was not given for indolent contemplation and study of self, nor for brooding over emotions of piety: actions and actions only determine the worth.
Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation.
One never finds life worth living. One always has to make it worth living.
If principle is good for anything, it is worth living up to.
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead,, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.
When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.
The best teacher is... the one who kindles an inner fire, arouses moral enthusiasm, inspires the student with a vision of what he may become and reveals the worth and permanency of moral and spiritual and cultural values.
Every situation - nay, every moment - is of infinite worth, for it is the representative of a whole eternity.
In the works of man as in those of nature, it is the intention which is chiefly worth studying.
Security and equality cannot bring man happiness.. but they can bring him something no less important - dignity - a sense of social value and individual worth.
One pang of conscience is worth more than many lashes.
In building a firm foundation for Success, here are a few stones to remember: The wisdom of preparation. The value of confidence. The worth of honesty. The privilege of working. The discipline of struggle. The magnetism of character. The radiance of health. The forcefulness of simplicity. The winsomeness of courtesy. The attractiveness of modesty. The inspiration of cleanliness. The satisfaction of serving. The power of suggestion. The buoyancy of enthusiasm. The advantage of initiative. The virtue of patience. The rewards of co-operation. The fruitfulness of perseverance. The sportsmanship of losing. The joy of winning.
One wide-awake persistent enemy may be worth twenty friends. Friends point out all the good things you do. You know all about that. Your enemies point out your mistakes. Get yourself a first-class enemy, cultivate him, and when you achieve success thank him.
Hidden worth differs little from buried indolence.
A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.