Nathaniel Branden Quotes

Why should I know Nathaniel Branden?

Nathaniel Branden was a Canadian–American psychotherapist and writer known for his work in the psychology of self-esteem.

Born April 09, 1930
Died December 03, 2014

Books by Nathaniel Branden


Best 18 Quotes by Nathaniel Branden

“A commitment to lifelong learning is a natural expression of the practice of living consciously.”

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“Anyone who really loves you wants you to be authentic. And anyone who doesn't want you to be authentic doesn't really love you.”

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“Doing more of what doesn't work, doesn't work.”

Nathaniel Branden
The Art of Living Consciously

“Fear and pain should be treated as signals not to close our eyes but to open them wider.”

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“If my aim is to prove I am 'enough,' the project goes on to infinity-because the battle was already lost on the day I conceded the issue was debatable.”

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“Integrity is congruence between what you know, what you profess, and what you do.”

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“Integrity means congruence. Words and behavior match.”

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“It is very difficult to accept in others emotions you cannot accept in yourself.”

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“Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is more important than the judgment we pass on ourselves.”

Nathaniel Branden
A Woman's Self-Esteem

“One of the hardest expressions of self-assertiveness is challenging your limiting beliefs.”

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“Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else.”

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“Romantic love is a passionate spiritual-emotional-sexual attachment between a man and a woman that reflects a high regard for the value of each other's person.”

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“Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship to myself.”

Nathaniel Branden
A Woman's Self-Esteem

“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.”

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“The ultimate test of our integrity is not how we deal with those whom we agree but how we deal with those who we do not agree.”

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“To trust one’s mind and to know that one is worthy of happiness is the essence of self-esteem.”

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“We must become what we wish to teach.”

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“When people are not accepting toward themselves they are often obsessed with acceptance by others.”

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