we are quotes
Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It is not just in some; it is in everyone. And, as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
According to Wikiquote, has been misattributed to Nelson Mandela
Quoted on "The Today Show"
What Do You Care What Other People Think?
I've Been to the Mountaintop (1968)
American University speech
The World's Last Night (1952)
The Passionate State Of Mind, and Other Aphorisms (1955) Section 181
Open letter to the American Railway Union, Chicago Railway Times
My Life and Work by Henry Ford (Autobiography)
First Inaugural Address (1801)
The Gay Science (1882) Sec. 9
Marx-Engels Gesamt-Ausgabe, vol. vi pp 503-5 (The final issue of Neue Rheinische Zeitung, 18 May 1849)
A Man Without a Country (2005)