175 Self Esteem Quotes Igniting Inner Strength and Confidence

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The Most Famous Self Esteem Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Self esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves. — Nathaniel Branden

There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity. — Nathaniel Branden

There's a lot of talk about self-esteem these days. It seems pretty basic to me. If you eat to feel proud of yourself, you've got to do things you can be proud of. Feelings follow actions. — Oseola McCarty

Everyone needs a strong sense of self. It is our base of operations for everything that we do in life. — Julia Alvarez

But a true and accurate measurement of one’s self-worth is how people feel about the negative aspects of themselves. — Mark Manson

I think high self-esteem is overrated. A little low self-esteem is actually quite good. Maybe you're not the best, so you should work a little harder. — Jay Leno

In my day, we didn't have self-esteem, we had self-respect, and no more of it than we had earned. — Jane Haddam

Self-love is how you feel about yourself when you are by yourself. — Jay Shetty

The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself. — Bill Gates

To build your self image, you need to join the smile, firm handshake and compliment club. — Zig Ziglar

Short Self Esteem Quotes

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  • Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you. — Mother Teresa
  • I wish I could show you...the astonishing light of your own being. — Hafez
  • Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. — Kahlil Gibran
  • Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth. — Oprah Winfrey
  • We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. — Marie Curie
  • Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be. — Fanny Brice
  • Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine. — Oprah Winfrey
  • Self esteem comes from achievements. Not from lax standards and false praise. — Condoleezza Rice
  • You can have anything you want, if you want it badly enough. — Abraham Lincoln
  • It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. — Tony Robbins

Top 10 Self Esteem Quotes

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Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes. — Sigmund Freud

Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you. — Mother Teresa

You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks. — Deepak Chopra

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I wish I could show you...the astonishing light of your own being. — Hafez

Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide. — Marva Collins

When people appear to be something other than good and decent, it is only because they are reacting to stress, pain, or the deprivation of basic human needs such as security, love, and self-esteem. — Abraham Maslow

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish. — Sam Walton

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Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. — Kahlil Gibran

Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect. — Marcus Aurelius

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Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth. — Oprah Winfrey

Self Esteem Image Quotes

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Self esteem quote by Hafez

I wish I could show you...the astonishing light of your own being. — Hafez

Self esteem quote by Kahlil Gibran

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. — Kahlil Gibran

Self esteem quote by Oprah Winfrey

Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth. — Oprah Winfrey

Self esteem quote Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-est
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.
Self esteem quote by Marie Curie

We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. — Marie Curie

Self esteem quote by Condoleezza Rice

Self esteem comes from achievements. Not from lax standards and false praise. — Condoleezza Rice

Self esteem quote The strongest factor for success is self-esteem: believing y
The strongest factor for success is self-esteem: believing you can do it, believing you will do it, and believing you deserve it.
Self esteem quote by Zig Ziglar

Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable. — Zig Ziglar

Self esteem quote by Malcolm Forbes

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. — Malcolm Forbes

Self esteem quote by Richard Bach

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. — Richard Bach

Self esteem quote by Gautama Buddha

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. — Gautama Buddha

Self esteem quote by Lee Ann Womack

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance. — Lee Ann Womack

Self esteem quote by Helena Bonham Carter

Why do you put your self-esteem in the hands of complete strangers? — Helena Bonham Carter

Self esteem quote by Kurt Hahn

Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate. — Kurt Hahn

Self esteem quote by Erma Bombeck

Cats invented self-esteem. — Erma Bombeck

Self esteem quote by Laurie Halse Anderson

I am beginning to measure myself in strength, not pounds. Sometimes in smiles. — Laurie Halse Anderson

Self esteem quote by Sufyan al-Thawri

If you know yourself, then you'll not be harmed by what is said about you. — Sufyan al-Thawri

Self esteem quote by Joseph Simmons

Stop running to those who ignore you and start running to those who adore you. — Joseph Simmons

Self esteem quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self esteem quote by Barbra Streisand

You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it. — Barbra Streisand

Self esteem quote by Dale Carnegie

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. — Dale Carnegie

Self esteem quote by Naomi Wolf

What editors are obliged to appear to say that — Naomi Wolf

Self esteem quote Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of th
Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes to drain it dry.

Positive Self Esteem Quotes

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A positive self image and healthy self esteem is based on approval, acceptance and recognition from others; but also upon actual accomplishments, achievements and success upon the realistic self confidence which ensues. — Abraham Maslow

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Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable. — Zig Ziglar

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Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. — Malcolm Forbes

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When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance. — Lee Ann Womack

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. — Gautama Buddha

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. — Josh Billings

The greatest discovery in life is to discover that our essential nature does not share the limits nor the destiny of the body and mind. — Rupert Spira

You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. — Louise Hay

Because you are alive, everything is possible. — Nhat Hanh

Don’t dismiss the synchronicity of what is happening right now finding its way to your life at just this moment. There are no coincidences in the universe, only convergences of Will, Intent, and Experience. — Neale Donald Walsch

Boosting Self-esteem Quotes

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Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. — Marie Curie

You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be. — Lou Holtz

Sorrows are our best educator. A man can see further through a tear than a telescope. — Bruce Lee

Many of our ideas and beliefs about ourselves and the world are so deeply ingrained that we are unaware that they are beliefs and take them, without question, for the absolute truth. — Rupert Spira

You are here to enable the divine purpose of the Universe to unfold. That is how important you are! — Eckhart Tolle

You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. — Dr. Seuss

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. — Marianne Williamson

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I am beginning to measure myself in strength, not pounds. Sometimes in smiles. — Laurie Halse Anderson

Contrary to what they tell you... You are not a limited material being. — Amit Goswami

By accepting yourself and being fully what you are, your presence can make others happy. — Jane Roberts

Women's Self-esteem Quotes

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Demands for equality for women are threats to men's self-esteem and sense of sexual turf. — Alice S. Rossi

The surgeons' market is imaginary, since there is nothing wrong with women's faces or bodies that social change won't cure; so the surgeons depend for their income on warping female self-perception and multiplying female self-hatred. — Naomi Wolf

Spokespeople sell women the Iron Maiden and name her "Health": if public discourse were really concerned with women's health, it would turn angrily upon this aspect of the beauty myth. — Naomi Wolf

As women demanded access to power, the power structure used the beauty myth materially to undermine women's advancement. — Naomi Wolf

Is self-esteem a sickness? That's according to the way you define it. In the usual way it is defined by people and by psychologists, I'd say that it is probably the greatest emotional disturbance known to man and woman. — Albert Ellis

I was doing a children's book on self-esteem, and I really felt like I wanted to shed the shame I'd been feeling - and maybe make it easier for women my age who had probably felt bad about themselves. — Jamie Lee Curtis

Self-esteem doesn't come simply from dressing well, but they are both something we can control. It's a missed opportunity when women say they don't have the money, figure, etc., because style is such a way to help cultivate the way women feel about themselves. — Stacy London

A person's self-esteem has nothing to do with how she looks. — Halle Berry

Most urgently, women's identity must be premised upon our "beauty" so that we will remain vulnerable to outside approval, carrying the vital sensitive organ of self-esteem exposed to the air. — Naomi Wolf

That's like the fourth time I've been called a women in this past hour. It's really starting to boost my self-esteem. — Drew Chadwick

Confidence And Self Esteem Quotes

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Love is something you and I must have. We must have it because our spirit feeds upon it. We must have it because without it we become weak and faint. Without love our self-esteem weakens. Without it our courage fails. Without love we can no longer look out confidently at the world. — Chief Dan George

Don't waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions... Do your thing and don't care if they like it. — Tina Fey

I think everybody's weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it. — Johnny Depp

If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. — Fred Rogers

They can do all because they think they can. — Virgil

Experts say that if children can't read by the end of the fifth grade, they lose self-confidence and self-esteem, making them more likely to enter the juvenile justice system. — Dirk Kempthorne

Don't listen to negative influences. Believe in yourself, and show others what you can do. Only "you" can find your potential. — Marla Runyan

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Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate. — Kurt Hahn

Noble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless. That is who you are and who you have always been. And understanding it can change your life, because this knowledge carries a confidence that cannot be duplicated any other way. — Sheri L. Dew

Self-assurance is contemptible and fatal unless it is self-knowledge. — George Santayana

Self Respect And Self Esteem Quotes

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To love yourself, truly love yourself, is to finally discover the essence of personal courage, self-respect, integrity, and self-esteem. These are the qualities of grace that come directly from a soul with stamina. — Caroline Myss

Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and respect of self, in turn, is the chief element in courage. — Thucydides

No one can love you until you love yourself, and you cannot love anyone else, until you love yourself. — Raymond Charles Barker

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Stop running to those who ignore you and start running to those who adore you. — Joseph Simmons

The reward for doing right is mostly an internal phenomenon: self-respect, dignity, integrity, and self-esteem. — Laura Schlessinger

It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. — Dale E. Turner

The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off. — Robert Hand

Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with with your self-esteem. They're no good at all. — Kurt Cobain

Too many young girls have eating disorders due to low self-esteem and distorted body image. I think it's so important for girls to love themselves and to treat their bodies respectfully. — Ariana Grande

The biggest secret of self-esteem is this: Begin to appreciate other people more; show respect for any human being merely because he is a child of God and therefore a thing of value. — Maxwell Maltz

Inspiring Self Esteem Quotes

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Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes. — William Gibson

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. — Maya Angelou

Try and fail,but don't fail to try. — John Quincy Adams

Don't you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are. — Lady Gaga

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Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. — Richard Bach

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Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. — Gautama Buddha

When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life. — Jean Shinoda Bolen

Self-care is never a selfish act - it is only good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. — Parker J. Palmer

Measure yourself by your best moments, not by your worst. We are too prone to judge ourselves by our moments of despondency and depression. — Robert A. Johnson

You are precisely as big as what you love and precisely as small as what you allow to annoy you. — Robert Anton Wilson

Self Esteem And Confidence Quotes

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In the Light of interbeing, peace and happiness in your daily life means peace and happiness in the world. — Nhat Hanh

If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic. — Jean Sibelius

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Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. — Dale Carnegie

Doubt is a virus that attacks our self-esteem, productivity and confidence. Faith that you and your life are perfectly unfolding is the strongest vaccine. — Sean Stephenson

Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don't let these feelings stop them. — T. Harv Eker

If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can't accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. — Rosalynn Carter

The things a man has to have are hope and confidence in himself against odds, and sometimes he needs somebody, his pal or his mother or his wife or God, to give him that confidence. — Clark Gable

The only thing I pay attention to with free throws is what a guy does in the final four minutes of a game. If you can improve players' self-esteem and confidence, get them to relax, teach visualization and routine, they will shoot as well, or better, with the pressure on. — John Calipari

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy. — Lao Tzu

Avoid negative people at all costs. They are the greatest destroyers of self-confidence and self-esteem. — Brian Tracy

Boost Self Esteem Quotes

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One has just to be oneself. That's my basic message. The moment you accept yourself as you are, all burdens, all mountainous burdens, simply disappear. Then life is a sheer joy, a festival of lights. — Osho

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Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths. — Rumi

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. — Peter McIntyre

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies. — Roderick Thorp

Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her. — Lao Tzu

Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is more important than the judgment we pass on ourselves. — Nathaniel Branden

Your self-worth is determined by you. You don't have to depend on someone to tell you who you are. — Beyonce Knowles

If Light Is In Your Heart You Will Find Your Way Home. — Rumi

Repect yourself... The rest will follow. — Pythagoras

There is no limit to your creative power. — Neville Goddard

Low Self Esteem Quotes

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Many of us harbor hidden low self-esteem. We deem everything and everyone more important that ourselves and think that meeting their needs is more important than meeting our own. But if you run out of gas, everyone riding with you will be left stranded. — T. D. Jakes

Ladies love outlaws, like babies love stray dogs. Ladies touch babies like a banker touches gold, outlaws touch ladies somewhere deep down in their soul. — Waylon Jennings

I have low self-esteem and I always have. Guys always cheated on me with women who were European-looking. You know, the long-hair type. Really beautiful women that left me thinking, 'How I can I compete with that?' Being a regular black girl wasn't good enough. — Lil' Kim

A Mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually VACCINATES her daughter against low self-esteem. — Naomi Wolf

It's always at the back of my mind that acting might come to an end for me when Harry Potter finishes. I don't know if I'm good enough to have a long career. I've got a bit of an inferiority complex about my acting. My self-esteem is quite low in that sense. — Rupert Grint

Consistent failure to attain goals throughout life results in defeatism, low self-esteem or depression. — Theodore Kaczynski

When I was a teenager, my self esteem was really low. But when I stood next to Yunho and his crooked teeth, I felt better. — Jaejoong

Every chance you get you seem to hurt me more and more, but each hurt makes my love stronger than before. — Marvin Gaye

I refuse to follow the rules where society tries to control people with low self esteem. — Kanye West

No matter how fast I run, I can't get away from me. — Jackson Browne

Boost Your Self Esteem Quotes

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Your playing small doesn't serve the world. — Marianne Williamson

Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have. — Robert Holden

Your playing small does not serve the world. Who are you not to be great? — Marianne Williamson

Words may help you understand something, but experience allows you to know. Never ever trade your own experience for someone else's words about anything that is really important... like God, for instance, or Love, or what is true about another. — Neale Donald Walsch

Find ecstasy within yourself. It is not out there. It is in your innermost flowering. The one you are looking for is you. — Osho

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. — Marianne Williamson

Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love. — Brené Brown

Your thoughts are a veil on the face of the Moon. That Moon is your heart, and those thoughts cover your heart. So let them go, just let them fall into the water. — Rumi

You wander from room to room Hunting for the diamond necklace That is already around your neck! — Rumi

The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. — Alan Cohen

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More Self Esteem Quotes

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You know better than I that in a Republic talent is always suspect. A man attains an elevated position only when his mediocrity prevents him from being a threat to others. And for this reason a democracy is never governed by the most competent, but rather by those whose insignificance will not jeopardize anyone else's self-esteem. — Niccolo Machiavelli

I consider myself a crayon... I may not be your favorite color but one day you'll need me to complete your picture. — Lauryn Hill

Often Satan injects pride into the believer's spirit, evoking in him an attitude of self-importance and of self-conceit. He causes him to esteem himself a very outstanding person, one who is indispensable in God's work. Such a spirit constitutes one of the major reasons for the fall of believers. — Watchman Nee

We suffer much agony because we try to get from people what only God can give us, which is a sense of worth and value. Look to God for what you need, not to people. — Joyce Meyer

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction. — Margaret Thatcher

Our words reveal our thoughts; our manners mirror our self-esteem; our actions reflect our character; our habits predict the future. — William Arthur Ward

The strongest factor...is self-esteem believing you can do it, believing you deserve it, believing you will get it. — Jerry Gillies

We don't realise that we are actually perfect just the way we are. We are born perfect, but spend a lifetime trying to be something we are not, and then feel inadequate for failing. Your only purpose is to BE YOURSELF, otherwise you will deprive the universe of who you came here to be. — Anita Moorjani

In Conclusion

The power of self esteem quotes is undeniably transformative, especially for those grappling with sad low self-esteem. For instance, women's self-esteem can be greatly uplifted through these empowering words, fostering a strong sense of self-worth. Quotes can aid in building self esteem, serving as daily affirmations that reinforce confidence and self esteem. Remember, the six pillars of self esteem: self-acceptance, self-responsibility, self-assertiveness, living consciously, living purposefully, and personal integrity, can be wonderfully echoed through these quotes. So, why not let these self esteem quotes be your stepping stones to a more confident and positive you?

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