Compassion is essential, but it’s not a substitute for self-expression, or self-respect, or self-compassion. Emotional self-care is also essential, but gently soothing our wounds does not replace communicating about them. - Vironika Tugaleva
The truest kindness to any woman is to provide her with an opportunity for self-expression in some constructive field: to work, not at home with cook-stove and scrubbing brush, but outside, independently, in the world of men and affairs. - William Moulton Marston
In any culture, subculture, or family in which belief is valued above thought, and self-surrender is valued above self-expression, and conformity is valued above integrity, those who preserve their self-esteem are likely to be heroic exceptions. - Nathaniel Branden
What you think of about a nation or a situation is your self-expression and mind’s reflection. - Debasish Mridha
Self-expression has to come out pure. It has to have an environment waiting for it. It has to have a garden it can plant itself in. - Melinda Gebbie
No good poem, however confessional is may be, is just a self-expression. Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster?
Creation is a better means of self-expression than possession; it is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed. - Vida D. Scudder
People who are adept in healthy self-expression exercise front-end consideration before speaking. - Laurie Buchanan, PhD