Self-Esteem Quotes

Collection of famous self-esteem quotes

This is a collection of self-esteem quotes made by famous spiritual leaders and well-known people from our history. Use these positive affirmations to inspire you and to help to go through the obstacles you face in your every day life. Motivational and inspirational quotes are powerful source of motivation. Inspirational self-esteem quotes can lift up the spirit, makes you think differently, gives you the initial energy you need to make some changes or just simply gives you a reason to smile. Whatever the reason; they are useful and are here to help you out.

Pick one of these motivational self-esteem quotes a day, keep it with you and read it again if you feel tired or exhausted. It will give you the moment of pause and relaxation to gather your energy to move forward and smile again. These inspirational words and thoughts can help you to find joy and happiness in life. Keep your engine running and move forward all the time. Self-esteem quotes are so powerful, so use them wisely. :)

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A favorite quote of mine for people in my life. 
If you can't handle me at my worst then you don't deserve me at my best! (quote is by Marilyn Monroe)

The Truth Quote 
"It's easy to sit around & hide, or even let something grow bigger and bigger, But to be counted as real: You tell the Truth & come fourth!"

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away!!

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When the heart weeps For what it thinks it has lost, The spirit laughs for what it knows It has found. Eliza's A walk with Destiny

Hard Not Not rated yet
If I didn't learn it the hard way, I didn't learn it!

Love pain Not rated yet
Love is like a rose... So Beautiful but painful

DWOrvis Not rated yet
"You can beat me up, but you can never knock me down"

Success quote Not rated yet
"Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret to success." (Swami Sivananda)

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Life is the only art we are required to practice without preparation and without being allowed the preliminary trials, failures and botches that are essential …

Truth within self and others... Not rated yet
"The truth is not something we always want to hear, but it is something that we always need to know".

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Curved line stands for beauty,straight line stand for duty. Follow the straight line, the curved line will follow you.

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I Am Beautiful no matter what they say,words can't bring me down, so don't you bring me down today. This song was written by a friend …

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I'm not who people say I am. I'm who God wants me to be.

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"Every second spent upset is a second of happiness you will never get back". -Anonymous

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whatever we accept with confidence becomes our self-fulfilling prophecy

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As you sow, so shall you reap!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When life gives you LEMONS, make LEMONADE!!

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"Sometimes I just have to give my inner critic the middle finger!"

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"To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are."

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Nathaniel Branden self-esteem quotes

“To trust one’s mind and to know that one is worthy of happiness is the essence of self-esteem.”

“We are the one species that can formulate a vision of what values are worth pursuing - and then pursue the opposite.”

“In a world in which the total of human knowledge is doubling about every ten years, our security can rest only on our ability to learn.”

“What determines the level of self-esteem is what the individual does.”

“Self-esteem is not a substitute for a roof over one’s head or food in one’s stomach, but it increases the likelihood that one will find a way to meet such needs.”

“To love is to see myself in you and to wish to celebrate myself with you. What I love is the embodiment of my values in another person. Love is an act of self-assertion, self-expression and a celebration of being alive.”

“Self-esteem is not a luxury; it is a profound spiritual need.”

“Suffering is just about the easiest of all human activities; being happy is just about the hardest. And happiness requires, not surrender to guilt, but emancipation from guilt.”

“Self-esteem is a powerful force within each of us... Self-esteem is the experience that we are appropriate to life and to the requirements of life.”

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Martin Luther King Jr.
quotes about self-esteem

“Psychological freedom, a firm sense of self-esteem, is the most powerful weapon against the long night of physical slavery.”

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

“Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.”

“Be an artist at whatever you do. Even if you are a street sweeper, be the Michelangelo of street sweepers.”

“The nonviolent approach does not immediately change the heart of the oppressor. It first does something to the hearts and souls of those committed to it. It gives them new self-respect; it calls up resources of strength and courage they did not know they had.”

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

Inspirational quotes for self-esteem

“When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn't healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small.  My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.”

(Kim McMillen)

“Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.”

(Anna Taylor)

“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.”

(Stacey Charter)

“Love yourself and love those around you. Take care of yourself and take care of those around you. Lead by example. Give love. Be a part of everything that is great in the world, and in turn there is more love and greatness in the world! Change the world!”

(Jeffrey I. Moore)

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“Retrieve your self-esteem so it is not dependent on how they do or don’t respond to you. You are enough. You are worthy. ”

(Thema Bryant-Davis)

“Self-esteem begins with self-understanding, grows with courage and perseverance, ends with confidence.”

(Maxime Lagacé)

“Don’t let hollow heroes distract you from saving yourself.”

(Nikki Rowe)

Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.

You have to learn to love yourself before you can love someone else. Because it’s only when we love ourselves that we feel worthy of someone else’s love.

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“Most people with low self-esteem have earned it.”

(George Carlin)

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.”

(Oscar Wilde)

“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)

“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”

(George Washington)

“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.”

(Maxwell Maltz)

“No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.”

(Eleanor Roosevelt)

“The foundation of lasting self-confidence and self esteem is excellence, mastery of your work.”

(Brian Tracy)

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.”

(Richard Bach)

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.”

(Harvey Fierstein)

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”

(Shannon L. Alder)

“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.”

(Roy T. Bennett)

“Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.”

(L. Hay)

“Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.”

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.


“To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.”

(Sandra Bierig)

“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.”

(Louise Hay)

“Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?”

(Brigham Young)

“Self-esteem is made up primarily of two things: feeling lovable and feeling capable.”

(Jack Canfield)

“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)

“Self-belief must be balanced with self-awareness.

(Sam Altman)

“Having a low opinion of yourself is not ‘modesty’. It’s self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not ‘egotism’. It’s a necessary precondition to happiness and success.”

(Bobbe Sommer)

“The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.”

“To establish true self-esteem, we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.”

(Denis Waitley)

“Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.

(Byron Katie)

“There is no such thing as perfect security, only varying levels of insecurity.”

(Salman Rushdie)

Funny self-esteem quotes

It’s not your job to like me…it’s mine!

(Byron Katie)

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.

(Mark Twain)

I wish my weight is as low as my self esteem.

Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember: the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.

(Zig Ziglar)

Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.

(Tina Fey)

The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.

(Mark Twain)

I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens.

(Woody Allen)

Eat well, stay fit, die anyway.


A smile confuses an approaching frown.

Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway.

(Mary Kay Ash)

Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.

(Malcolm Muggeridge)

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

(Mark Twain)

I want to be like a caterpillar. Eat a lot. Sleep for a while. Wake up beautiful.

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.

Self confidence quotes

To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.

(Robert Morley)

It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it.

(Lillian Hellman)

Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered–just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.

(Barrie Davenport)

People who ask confidently get more than those who are hesitant and uncertain. When you’ve figured out what you want to ask for, do it with certainty, boldness and confidence.

(Jack Canfield)

If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.

(Nora Roberts)

Don’t be satisfied with myths, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.

(Rumi proverb)

I am who I am, not who you think I am. Not who you want me to be. I am me.

(Brigitte Nicole)

Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

(Christopher Robin)

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.

(Marie Curie)

Your desire for what you want just has to be greater than your fear of it. That’s all.

(Neil Strauss)

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Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition

Funny self confidence quotes

Let’s begin by taking a smallish nap or two.

A. A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)

You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.

(Diane Von Furstenberg)

If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your thing, then you deserve it.

(Frank Zappa)

Ever loved someone so much, you would do anything for them? Yeah, well make that someone yourself and do whatever the hell you want.

(Harvey Specter)

I don’t regret anything. I did everything absolutely correctly.

(Vladimir Putin)

Instead of begging for the pain to go away, you choose to hear what your pain is begging of you.

I can resist anything except temptation.

(Oscar Wilde)

I am a queen because I know how to govern myself.

(Lailah Gifty Akita)

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