Self Esteem Quotes to Boost Confidence & Self-Worth

Ready to level up your self-belief and confidence game? Powerful self-esteem quotes will uplift and motivate you to believe in yourself and conquer any challenge life throws at you. Inspirational self-esteem quotes will light a fire within you to help you rediscover your inner strength and shine brighter than ever before. Discover wise self-esteem quotes that have the potential to transform your life and empower you.

Best Self Esteem Quotes

Nothing profits more than self esteem, grounded on what is just and right. John Milton

I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself. Charlotte Brontë

When you stop living your life based on what others think of you, your real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self acceptance opened. Shannon L. Alder

Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. August Wilson

It’s hard to give up the self esteem connected to being codependent and appearing right, which is probably a survival behavior learned from growing up in a crazy family. It feels like you will actually disappear. Melody Beattie

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

Self esteem and self contempt have specific odors; they can be smelled. Eric Hoffer

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

No one else can take risks for us, or face our losses on our behalf, or give us self esteem. No one can spare us from life’s slings and arrows, and when death comes, we meet it alone. Martha Beck

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. Marilyn Monroe

Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. M. Scott Peck

The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself. Mark Twain

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. Nathaniel Branden

It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me. Warsan Shire

I don’t think it’s a good attitude in your life to feel that you have to be rich to have self esteem. Tom Petty

When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t. Jodi Picoult

Self esteem is made up primarily of two things feeling lovable and feeling capable. Jack Canfield

That’s what real love amounts to letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending performing. You get to love your pretence. It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you’re trying to steal their most precious possession. Jim Morrison

Greater self esteem produces greater success, and greater success produces more high self esteem, so it keeps on spiraling up. Jack Canfield

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. Sharon Salzberg

Self esteem comes from who you have in your life. How you were raised. What you struggled with as a child. Halle Berry

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Michel de Montaigne

We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. Swami Vivekananda

It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being. John Joseph Powell

One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go. Shiela Murray Bethel

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. C.G. Jung

Start loving yourself and everything else will come. Lisa Lieberman Wang

There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn’t matter anymore. Laurie Halse Anderson

People who repeatedly attack your confidence and self esteem are quite aware of your potential, even if you are not. Wayne Gerard Trotman

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One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered. Michael J. Fox

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone. Ayn Rand

The biggest success factor in life is self esteem believing you deserve it, believing you can do it and believing you will achieve it. Invajy

Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others it only changes yours. Shannon Alder

Negative thinking patterns can be immensely deceptive and persuasive, and change is rarely easy. But with patience and persistence, I believe that nearly all individuals suffering from depression can improve and experience a sense of joy and self esteem once again. David D. Burns

Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change. Shannon L. Alder

Self esteem is crucial to how much or how little contentment you feel at the end of your life. Mark Goulston

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. Frederick Douglass

You can’t compare an apple to an orange. It will cause a lot of self esteem issues. Craig Sheffer

Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, What else could this mean? Shannon L. Alder

Self esteem comes quietly, like the truth. Amity Gaige

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

If you have a good self esteem, you can be generous, you can give back and you can be productive in the world. Deborra Lee Furness

I’m Dylan. I’m so cool. I want to date myself, but I don’t know how! You want to date me instead? You’re so lucky! Rick Riordan

Nothing builds self esteem and self confidence like accomplishment. Thomas Carlyle

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

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

Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. M. Scott Peck

Without love our self esteem weakens. With out it our courage fails. Without love we can no longer look out confidently at the world. Chief Dan George

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. Edward Everett Hale

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

Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth. Iyanla Vanzant

Don’t back down just to keep the peace. Standing up for your beliefs builds self confidence and self esteem. Oprah Winfrey

If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality. Dr. Roopleen

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. Andre Gide

Rejection is an opportunity for your selection. Bernard Branson

How you feel about yourself determines your life choices. Amanda Ray

How would your life be different if. You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day. You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others. Steve Maraboli

Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself. Coco Chanel

Women who love themselves are threatening; but men who love real women, more so. Naomi Wolf

You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody. Maya Angelou

There will always be someone willing to hurt you, put you down, gossip about you, belittle your accomplishments and judge your soul. It is a fact that we all must face. However, if you realize that God is a best friend that stands beside you when others cast stones you will never be afraid, never feel worthless and never feel alone. Shannon Alder

Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine. Oprah Winfrey

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As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are what others say is irrelevant. Nic Sheff

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt

For once, you believed in yourself. You believed you were beautiful and so did the rest of the world. Sarah Dessen

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for you. Shannon L. Alder

Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions. Harvey Mackay

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. Norman Vincent Peale

You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it. Dr. Robert Anthony

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. Henry Ford

Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness. Jean Vanier

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. Andre Gide

It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes. Sally Field

I don’t want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did. Henry James

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 pity becomes your oxygen. But you learned to breathe it without a gasp. So, nobody even notices you’re hurting. Paul Monette

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

The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs. Shannon L. Alder

I used to hate feeling embarrassed, but then I realized nobody’s watching and nobody gives a damn. Barbara Corcoran

If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one of a kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated. Victoria Moran

Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you. Rob Liano

I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains. A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way and sees life not as a competition. They reach the summit last because they know God isn’t at the top waiting for them. He is down below helping his followers to understand that the view is glorious where ever you stand. Shannon Alder

Avoid focusing on what you cannot do. Instead, focus on what you can do and accomplish without expecting approval and recognition from others. Lisa Lieberman Wang

Whenever I am in a difficult situation where there seems to be no way out, I think about all the times I have been in such situations and say to myself, I did it before, so I can do it again. Idowu Koyenikan

One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered. Michael J. Fox

Sadly, the signals that allow men and women to find the partners who most please them are scrambled by the sexual insecurity initiated by beauty thinking. A woman who is self conscious can’t relax to let her sensuality come into play. If she is hungry she will be tense. If she is done up she will be on the alert for her reflection in his eyes. If she is ashamed of her body, its movement will be stilled. If she does not feel entitled to claim attention, she will not demand that airspace to shine in. If his field of vision has been boxed in by beauty a box continually shrinking he simply will not see her, his real love, standing right before him. Naomi Wolf

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

Be an Encourager When you encourage others, you boost their self esteem, enhance their self confidence, make them work harder, lift their spirits and make them successful in their endeavors. Encouragement goes straight to the heart and is always available. Be an encourager. Always. Roy T. Bennett

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. Carl Gustav Jung

Self talk reflects your innermost feelings. Dr. Asa Don Brown

To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections. Sandra Bierig

I used to be self conscious about my height, but then I thought, fuck that, I’m Harry Potter. Daniel Radcliffe

The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. Melanie Koulouris

Beauty provokes harassment, the law says, but it looks through men’s eyes when deciding what provokes it. Naomi Wolf

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

Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks. Dr. Roopleen

Who you are inside is what helps you make and do everything in life. Fred Rogers

People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people’s minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues. Elizabeth Gaskell

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

People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer. Dan Pearce

The world will never value you more than you value yourself. Bill Masur

Men are visually aroused by women’s bodies and less sensitive to their arousal by women’s personalities because they are trained early into that response, while women are less visually aroused and more emotionally aroused because that is their training. This asymmetry in sexual education maintains men’s power in the myth They look at women’s bodies, evaluate, move on; their own bodies are not looked at, evaluated, and taken or passed over. But there is no rock called gender responsible for that; it can change so that real mutuality an equal gaze, equal vulnerability, equal desire brings heterosexual men and women together. Naomi Wolf

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. Lucille Ball

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

People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.  Wayne Dyer

I mean, I feel secure in my masculinity, too. Being secure in your masculinity isn’t the same as being straight. Becky Albertalli

Self esteem isn’t everything; it’s just that there’s nothing without it. Gloria Steinem

In yourself right now is all the place you’ve got. Flannery O’Connor

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Gustav Jung

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

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now. Alan Cohen

You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up. Richelle E. Goodrich

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. Mark Twain

Each star is a mirror reflecting the truth inside you. Aberjhani

I never loved another person the way I loved myself. Mae West

I often stood in front of the mirror alone, wondering how ugly a person could get. Charles Bukowski

Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. Lucille Ball

Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. Don’t be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren’t paying any attention to you. It’s your attention to yourself that is so stultifying. But you have to disregard yourself as completely as possible. If you fail the first time then you’ll just have to try harder the second time. After all, there’s no real reason why you should fail. Just stop thinking about yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt

Self esteem isn’t everything; it’s just that there’s nothing without it. Gloria Steinem

I believe with all my heart that the cliches are true, that we are our own best friends and best company, and that if you’re not right for yourself, it’s impossible to be right for anyone. Rachel Machacek

The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone. Ayn Rand

A fine glass vase goes from treasure to trash, the moment it is broken. Fortunately, something else happens to you and me. Pick up your pieces. Then, help me gather mine. Vera Nazarian

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. Benjamin Spock

I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art. Madonna

Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks. Dr. Roopleen

You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds. Claim and consciously use your power. Louise L. Hay

Low self esteem is like driving through life with your hand break on. Maxwell Maltz

You almost have to step outside yourself and look at you as if you were someone else you really care about and really want to protect. Would you let someone take advantage of that person? Would you let someone use that person you really care about? Or would you speak up for them? If it was someone else you care about, you’d say something. I know you would. Okay, now put yourself back in that body. That person is you. Stand up and tell em, Enough! Queen Latifah

Never make this mistake of thinking that you elevate yourself by humiliating people. Robert Greene

I feel keeping a promise to yourself is a direct reflection of the love you have for yourself. I used to make promises to myself and find them easy to break. Today, I love myself enough to not only make a promise to myself, but I love myself enough to keep that promise. Steve Maraboli

Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who holds a low opinion of himself. Anthony Trollope

You just have to say to yourself, I am not willing to accept anything less than what I deserve! I am smart! I am Beautiful! I am a good woman and I deserve to be happy! It all starts with you. Amari Soul

When I extend small kindness to others, I find it easier to like myself. If you feel that your self esteem is low, try extending small kindness to strangers. Haemin Sunim

I see at intervals the glance of a curious sort of bird through the close set bars of a cage a vivid, restless, resolute captive is there; were it but free, it would soar Cloud high. Charlotte Brontë

Hiding, secrets, and not being able to be yourself is one of the worst things ever for a person. It gives you low self esteem. You never get to reach that peak in your life. You should always be able to be yourself and be proud of yourself. Grace Jones