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Each Child is Unique

It’s the people who feel strong and good about themselves inside who are best able to accept outside differences – their own or others’. We help children develop this ability every time we affirm how special they are to us for being themselves.
Fred Rogers

Dad never tried to dictate to me what I should do with my life. He never tried to put his blueprint for my life over mine. His attitude was, “I’m going to teach you basic values. I’m going to unconditionally love you. And I’m going to expect you to chart your own way in life.”
George W. Bush

Instead of saying to your daughter, “I love you because you’re so beautiful,” tell her that you love her because there is no one else in the world like her.
Dr. Meg Meeker

Every second we live is a new and unique moment. And what do we teach our children in school? We teach them that two and two make four and that Paris is the capital of France. We should say to each of them, “Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In the millions of years that have passed there has never been another child like you.”
Pablo Casals

Individuality

Pick a style that you’re comfortable with and stick with it. You can have role models, but don’t try to be somebody else. Be yourself, stay natural and smile once in a while.
Lee Iacocca

Don’t go along with the crowd. Go your own way.
Ben Hogan

Never pretend to be something you’re not.
Anonymous, if a dog were your teacher

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
Coco Chanel

Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom. If everybody else is doing it one way, there’s a good chance you can find your niche by going in exactly the opposite direction.
Sam Walton

Be Yourself

Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
Judy Garland

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee

You are unique, a special creation of God. There is nobody else like you. Nobody else can do what you can do. Nobody else can have the impact on this world that you can.
Pat Williams

Don’t try to be something you’re not. They tried to make me into the mold of Babe Ruth, but I didn’t want to fit anyone’s mold.
Roger Maris

Wanting to be like somebody else is not your calling. God only has one of you. If He wanted you to copy someone else, He would have made you that person’s identical twin. God has customized His calling for your life so that, when you come to the end, you can say you have finished the work God gave you to do.
Tony Evans

Individuality

I didn’t belong as a kid, and that always bothered me. If only I’d known that one day my differences would be an asset, then my early life would have been much easier.
Bette Midler

No man ever yet became great by imitation.
Samuel Johnson

Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.
Brian Dyson

Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.
Rick Warren

You start copying someone and you wind up doing a second-rate job because that’s what a copy is – a second-rate imitation.
Chuck Noll

Be Yourself

Nothing important, or meaningful, or beautiful, or interesting, or great, ever came out of imitations. What is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
Anna Quindlen

In the world to come, I shall not be asked, “Why were you not Moses?” I shall be asked, “Why were you not Zusya?”
Rabbi Zusya

If life is to have meaning, and if God’s will is to be done, all of us have to accept who we are and what we are, give it back to God, and thank Him for the way He made us. What I am is God’s gift to me; what I do with it is my gift to Him.
Warren Wiersbe

There’s plenty of intelligence in the world, but the courage to do things differently is in short supply.
Marilyn vos Savant

Be yourself and don’t imitate anyone regardless of his success. The two most successful coaches in the history of college basketball, John Wooden and Adolph Rupp, had completely opposite personalities. So coach within your own makeup and be yourself.
Dale Brown

Each Child is Unique

It’s the people who feel strong and good about themselves inside who are best able to accept outside differences – their own or others’. We help children develop this ability every time we affirm how special they are to us for being themselves.
Fred Rogers

Dad never tried to dictate to me what I should do with my life. He never tried to put his blueprint for my life over mine. His attitude was, “I’m going to teach you basic values. I’m going to unconditionally love you. And I’m going to expect you to chart your own way in life.”
George W. Bush

Instead of saying to your daughter, “I love you because you’re so beautiful,” tell her that you love her because there is no one else in the world like her.
Dr. Meg Meeker

Every second we live is a new and unique moment. And what do we teach our children in school? We teach them that two and two make four and that Paris is the capital of France. We should say to each of them, “Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In the millions of years that have passed there has never been another child like you.”
Pablo Casals

Individuality

Pick a style that you’re comfortable with and stick with it. You can have role models, but don’t try to be somebody else. Be yourself, stay natural and smile once in a while.
Lee Iacocca

Don’t go along with the crowd. Go your own way.
Ben Hogan

Never pretend to be something you’re not.
Anonymous, if a dog were your teacher

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
Coco Chanel

Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom. If everybody else is doing it one way, there’s a good chance you can find your niche by going in exactly the opposite direction.
Sam Walton