I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.

Michel De Montaigne
About This Quote

The truth of this quote is that self-esteem is not something that can be easily earned. It has to be earned over time. This quote is an example of the way in which people who feel good about themselves act. If they feel good about themselves, they will act in ways that will help them become even better at the job that they do.

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