Nathaniel Branden Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old nathaniel branden quotes, nathaniel branden sayings, and nathaniel branden proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.     

Nathaniel Branden

What is guilt? It is moral self-reproach--I did wrong when it was possible to have done otherwise.     

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Set goals that don't feel all that easy, that challenge you, stimulate you, and give you a chance to stretch and push yourself. That is where the power of growth lies.     

Nathaniel Branden

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.     

Nathaniel Branden

Set goals that don't feel all that easy, that challenge you, stimulate you, and give you a chance to stretch and push yourself. That is where the power of growth lies.     

Nathaniel Branden

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

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A goal without an action plan is a daydream.     

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

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Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.     

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

Nathaniel Branden

Never marry a person who is not a friend of your excitement.     

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Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression of health and self-esteem, not its cause.     

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A productive purpose to which you give yourself fully and joyfully is one of the great adventures of life. It is a uniquely human source of happiness.     

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The stability we cannot find in the world, we must create within our own persons.     

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When we bury our feelings, we also bury ourselves. It means we exist in a state of alienation. We rarely know it, but we are lonely for ourselves.     

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

Nathaniel Branden

Fully to surrender to love can be terrifying. But it is the price life asks in exchange for the possibility of ecstasy.     

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One of the characteristics of love relationships that flower is a relatively high degree of mutual self-disclosure.     

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

Nathaniel Branden