We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves.
All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every newborn baby, that there is an active will toward health, an impulse towards growth, or towards the actualization.
The fact is that people are good, Give people affection and security, and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behavior.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Helen Gurley Brown