Be yourself. if you water yourself down to please people or to fit in or to not offend anyone, you lose the power, the passion, the freedom and the joy of being uniquely you. it's muc easier to love yourself when you are being yourself.
My most favorite quote of ALL TIME by Tupac, should read ".or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move THE FUCK on." explicit but rolls off the tongue better once you finally get to that point.
Life is about balance. Be kind, but don't let people abuse you. Trust, but don't be deceived. Be content, but never stop improving yourself. The best collection of quotes and sayings for every situation in life.