worthiness Quotes

I am more than less, but less than worthy. Worthy to be heard, but heard in silence

- Paul Morabito, Poetic Delusions

We are all worthy of one another.

- Edward P. Jones, The Known World

If the entire world sought to make itself worthy of happiness rather than make itself happy, then the entire world would be happy.

- Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

For many have but one resource to sustain them in their misery, and that is to think, “Circumstances have been against me, I was worthy to be something much better than I have been. I admit I have never had a great love or a great friendship; but that is because I never met a man or a woman who were worthy of it; if I have not written any very good books, it is because I had not the leisure to do so; or, if I have had no children to whom I could devote myself it is because I did not find the man I could have lived with. So there remains within me a wide range of abilities, inclinations and potentialities, unused but perfectly viable, which endow me with a worthiness that could never be inferred from the mere history of my actions.” But in reality and for the existentialist, there is no love apart from the deeds of love; no potentiality of love other than that which is manifested in loving; there is no genius other than that which is expressed in works of art.

- Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism Is a Humanism

Knowing what I do now, I think about shame and worthiness in this way: 'It's the album, not the picture.' If you imagine opening up a photo album, and many of the pages are full eight-by-ten photos of shaming events, you'll close that album and walk away thinking, Shame defines that story. If, on the other hand, you open that album and see a few small photos of shame experiences, but each one is surrounded by pictures of worthiness, hope, struggle, resilience, courage, failure, success, and vulnerability, the shame experience are only a part of a larger story. They don't define the album.

- Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

I have two ways of loving You: A selfish one And another way that is worthy of You. In my selfish love, I remember You and You alone. In that other love, You lift the veil And let me feast my eyes on Your living face.

- Rabia Al-Adawiyya

Guys, you don't have to act "manly" to be considered a man; you are a man, so just be yourself. Don't let society make you believe you have to prove your masculinity to anyone because you don't. You are you and you are worthy, full stop.

- Miya Yamanouchi, Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

We keep waiting to be crowned,Waiting for the world to judge us worthy of offering our brightest, most empowered and beautiful stuff. But that won’t happen. Your next certification or ordination or degree will do nothing for your expression in the world until you accept how unspeakably worthy and valuable you already are to be here and share yourself with us.

- Jacob Nordby

God favors men and women who delight in being made worthy of happiness before the happiness itself.

- Criss Jami, Killosophy

Convince yourself everyday that you are worthy of a good life. Let go of stress, breathe. Stay positive, all is well.

- Germany Kent

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.