Self Worth Quotes to Uplift and Empower You

Powerful self-worth quotes can help you to express your feelings and find strength through your struggles. Whether you’re looking for an uplifting mantra to remind yourself that you’re worthy of love and respect, or a pick-me-up to carry you through a challenging day, inspirational self-worth quotes will help you to recognize and embrace your inner strength and self-worth.

It’s important to take a pause and remind yourself that you are enough. You are stronger than any obstacles you face. Famous self-worth quotes can provide inspiration and motivation when you’re feeling low and can help you gain perspective about your struggles.

Best Self Worth Quotes

There is only one way to avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. Aristotle

Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself. C. JoyBell C.

Don’t let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. Steve Jobs

I don’t want to see anyone. I lie in the bedroom with the curtains drawn and nothingness washing over me like a sluggish wave. Whatever is happening to me is my own fault. I have done something wrong, something so huge I can’t even see it, something that’s drowning me. I am inadequate and stupid, without worth. I might as well be dead. Margaret Atwood

It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit. Eartha Kitt

If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind. Shannon L. Alder

A lot of times, in our culture and our society, we put romantic love somehow on a higher plane than self love and friendship love. You can’t do that. You have to honor and really fully invest in all these different loving relationships. Delilah

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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

People should accept being single, because those are the moments you can really focus on yourself, and learning who you are. Then when you get in a relationship, you will be stronger and have a little bit more self awareness, self love, and the other ingredients for a healthy relationship. Lauren London

Strong people have a strong sense of self worth and self awareness; they don’t need the approval of others. Roy T. Bennett

The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself. Steve Maraboli

You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don’t know it, all of that doesn’t even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of your life wasted, is a moment of your life thrown away. It’s not like you have forever, so don’t waste any of your seconds, don’t throw even one of your moments away. C. JoyBell C.

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I think the most important thing in life is self love, because if you don’t have self love, and respect for everything about your own body, your own soul, your own capsule, then how can you have an authentic relationship with anyone else? Shailene Woodley

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

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

A great deal of chaos in the world occurs because people don’t appreciate themselves. Having never developed sympathy or gentleness toward themselves, they cannot experience harmony or peace within themselves, and therefore, what they project to others is also inharmonious and confused. Chogyam Trungpa

Let’s tell the truth to people. When people ask, How are you? have the nerve sometimes to answer truthfully. You must know, however, that people will start avoiding you because, they, too, have knees that pain them and heads that hurt and they don’t want to know about yours. But think of it this way If people avoid you, you will have more time to meditate and do fine research on a cure for whatever truly afflicts you. Maya Angelou

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Our self respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters. Dan Coppersmith

Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend. Elizabeth Gilbert

Dare to believe that good things are possible when you follow your heart. Bryant McGill

Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me. Zora Neale Hurston

Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level. Dr. Joyce Brothers

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

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Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself. Oprah Winfrey

We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves. Malcolm X

You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart. George Michael

I will not be famous, great. I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one’s self to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded. Virginia Woolf

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. Lao Tzu

You can’t own a human being. You can’t lose what you don’t own. Suppose you did own him. Could you really love somebody who was absolutely nobody without you? You really want somebody like that? Somebody who falls apart when you walk out the door? You don’t, do you? And neither does he. You’re turning over your whole life to him. Your whole life, girl. And if it means so little to you that you can just give it away, hand it to him, then why should it mean any more to him? He can’t value you more than you value yourself. Toni Morrison

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself. Cicero

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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

You have permission to walk away from anything that doesn’t feel right. Trust your instincts and listen to your inner voice it’s trying to protect you. Bryant McGill

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

The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become. Gisele Bundchen

I have no right to say or do anything that diminishes a man in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him but what he thinks of himself. Hurting a man in his dignity is a crime. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Follow the tugs that come from the heart. I think that everyone gets these gentle urges and should listen to them. Even if they sound absolutely insane, they may be worth going with. Victoria Moran

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Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worthy of the trip. Glenn Beck

The most confused we ever get is when we try to convince our heads of something our hearts know is a lie. Karen Moning

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with. Wayne W. Dyer

At times you have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself. Alan Alda

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

Two things you will never have to chase True friends true love. Mandy Hale

If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self development. Brian Tracy

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If a man, who says he loves you, won’t tell you the details of a private conversation between him and another woman you can be sure he is not protecting your heart. He is protecting himself and the women he has feelings for. Wise women simply see things as they are, not as their low self esteem allows. Shannon L. Alder

I was used to sleeping with people because I endlessly found myself in identical situations where it was easier to just fuck them than to say no. Marya Hornbacher

When I look at narcissism through the vulnerability lens, I see the shame based fear of being ordinary. I see the fear of never feeling extraordinary enough to be noticed, to be lovable, to belong, or to cultivate a sense of purpose. Brené Brown

The moment you feel you have to prove your worth to someone is the moment to absolutely and utterly walk away. Alysia Harris

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

People who do not value you are worthless and those who do are priceless. Amit Abraham

Being brave enough to be alone frees you up to invite people into your life because you want them and not because you need them. Mandy Hale

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Realize that you’re here. You’ve made it. There’s nothing else required. Everything beyond the fact of your existence is just a bonus. Life is a playground. Kyle Cease

It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him. Abraham Lincoln

Your sensuality is the source that carries your life’s highest value. Lebo Grand

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

You will never be perfect, but you will always be enough. Trevor Carss

You can run away from yourself so often, and so much, just because the broken pieces of you cut your feet too deeply if you stay around for too long. But then what if someone were to come along and pick up those pieces for you? Then you wouldn’t have to run away from yourself anymore. You could stop running. If someone sees you as something worth staying with maybe you’ll stay with yourself, too. C. JoyBell C.

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Never let others define who you are because most are still trying to figure out who they are. Rodney Walker

A competitive and insecure woman will tell you that true love is never giving up on someone you’re in love with. A confident and spiritual woman knows that moving on doesn’t mean you never loved someone. She realizes that letting go is what God needs her to do because both your happiness and hers requires taking different journeys for spiritual growth. Letting go is sometimes the hardest thing, but it is the most real love you will ever experience. Shannon L. Alder

Love yourself enough to leave behind anything or anyone that no longer serves your best interest. Charles E Hudson

There is nothing so rewarding as to make people realize that they are worthwhile in this world. Bob Anderson

If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed. C.S. Lewis

Let your creative and imaginative mind run freely; it will take you places you never dreamed of and provide breakthroughs that others once thought were impossible. Idowu Koyenikan

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Every job from the heart is, ultimately, of equal value. The nurse injects the syringe; the writer slides the pen; the farmer plows the dirt; the comedian draws the laughter. Monetary income is the perfect deceiver of a man’s true worth. Criss Jami

Most lives are not distinguished by great achievements. They are measured by an infinite number of small ones. Each time you do a kindness for someone or bring a smile to his face, it gives your life meaning. Never doubt your value, little friend. The world would be a dismal place without you in it. Lisa Kleypas

He doesn’t need to be reminded you’re great. Greg Behrendt

Lord, when I feel that what I’m doing is insignificant and unimportant, help me to remember that everything I do is significant and important in your eyes, because you love me and you put me here, and no one else can do what I am doing in exactly the way I do it. Brennan Manning

You will never gain anyone’s approval by begging for it. When you stand confident in your own worth, respect follows. Mandy Hale

My hands tend to be full enough dealing with people who hate me for who I am. Concentrate too hard on the millions of people who hate you for what you are and you’re likely to turn into one of those unkempt, sloppy dressers who sag beneath the weight of the two hundred political buttons they wear pinned to their coats and knapsacks. David Sedaris

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When your self worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it. Mark Victor Hansen

A diamond doesn’t start out polished and shining. It once was nothing special, but with enough pressure and time, becomes spectacular. I’m that diamond. Solange Nicole

Your most important sale is to sell yourself to yourself. Maxwell Maltz

Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality. Shannon L. Alder

To double your net worth, double your self worth. Because you will never exceed the height of your self image. Robin Sharma

If you have to convince someone to stay with you then they have already left. Shannon L. Alder

Don’t try to prove anything about yourself to anyone. It isn’t necessary. Your worth shines through to others know your worth. Alexandra Stoddard

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Consider the fact that maybe just maybe beauty and worth aren’t found in a makeup bottle, or a salon fresh hairstyle, or a fabulous outfit. Maybe our sparkle comes from somewhere deeper inside, somewhere so pure and authentic and real, it doesn’t need gloss or polish or glitter to shine. Mandy Hale

Never settle for anything less than you want. PJ Harvey

Speed eliminates all doubt. Am I smart enough? Will people like me? Do I really look all right in this plastic jumpsuit? David Sedaris

When you understand that your self worth is not determined by your net worth, then you’ll have financial freedom. Suze Orman

What is a Wanderess? Bound by no boundaries, contained by no countries, tamed by no time, she is the force of nature’s course. Roman Payne

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The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one’s self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course. Michelangelo

Know your worth, hold your own power, be you. Morgan Harper Nichols

I am not a little bit of many things; but I am the sufficient representation of many things. I am not an incompletion of all these races; but I am a masterpiece of the prolific. I am an entirety, I am not a lack of anything; rather I am a whole of many things. God did not see it needful to make me generic. He thinks I am better than that. C. JoyBell C.

Self worth is everything. Without it, life is a misery. Julie Walters

Be a bit of a challenge; not because you’re playing games but because you realize you’re worth the extra effort. Mandy Hale

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

I care for no man on earth, and no man on earth cares for me. Charles Dickens

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If you had to choose only two qualities to get you through times of change, the first should be a sense of self worth and the second a sense of humor. Jennifer James

It’s lovely to live on a raft. We had the sky up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made or only just happened. Mark Twain

With realization of one’s own potential and self confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. Dalai Lama

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

The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Soledad O’Brien

Chasing a person doesn’t give you value or build values in you. You earn your value by chasing morality and practicing dignity. Shannon L. Alder

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

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

I have known friendship love, parental love, romantic love, family love and unrequited love in my life time, but the only love that made a difference was self love. You don’t need confirmation from the world or another person that you matter. You simply do matter. When you finally believe that truth and live it then you can do amazing things with your life! Shannon Alder

Self worth is so vital to your happiness if you don’t feel good about yourself, it’s hard to feel good about anything else. Sandy Hale

Low self esteem causes me to believe that I have so little worth that my response does not matter. With repentance, however, I understand that being worth so much to God is why my response is so important. Repentance is remedial work to mend our minds and hearts, which get bent by sin. John Ortberg

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

We can’t be so desperate for love that we forget where we can always find it; within. Alexandra Elle

A healthy self love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life. Andrew Matthews

Don’t waste your time trying to provide people with proof of deceit, in order to keep their love, win their love or salvage their respect for you. The truth is this If they care they will go out of their way to learn the truth. If they don’t then they really don’t value you as a human being. The moment you have to sell people on who you are is the moment you let yourself believe that every good thing you have ever done or accomplished was invisible to the world. And, it is not! Shannon L. Alder

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

Often people that settle in life are those that only do what they can with what they have and where they are. Never settle for someone that didn’t know your worth from the beginning, or build a life without God in it. Live beyond your low expectations. Shannon l. Alder

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

No boundary or barrier surrounds the heart of a person that loves their self and others. Shannon L. Alder

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. Sir Edmund Hillary

Look around you at the people you spend the most time with and realize that your life can’t rise any higher than your friendships. Mandy Hale

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson

No matter how valuable you are and your ideas, fools will certainly play both of you down, so exclude yourselves from the inflammatory environs of fools. Michael Bassey Johnson

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

You’re growing and that scares people, it frightens the shit out of them because they know if they don’t step up within themselves you’ll move forward with out them. When this happens, don’t you dare settle to suit the mould have courage to live without one. Nikki Rowe

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

I think that if you have a horse, pegasus, qilin, or unicorn, you should sit on it! You should stroke its hair, whisper in its ear, be one with it! And you shouldn’t feel sorry if other people don’t have one. C. JoyBell C.

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

I didn’t know I was really alive in this world until I felt things hard enough to kill for em. Richard Wright

There are so many more important things to worry about than how you’re perceived by strangers. Dennis Lehane

But the coconut is also a symbol of resilience, Samar. Even in the conditions where there’s very little nourishment and even less nurturance, it flourishes, growing taller than most of the plants around it. Neesha Meminger

The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself. Rita Mae Brown

When admiring other people’s gardens, don’t forget to tend to your own flowers. Sanober Khan

I could have loved him with everything I had but he wasn’t prepared for the depth i provided had I been a woman of weakness I would have stayed, but he lost the chance when he said I wasn’t enough that day. Nikki Rowe

Your self worth grows when you fight for something you love. Maxime Lagacé

But then Froi looked back to where his work lay unfinished and it made him sad because there had been something about the touch of earth in his hands that made him feel worthwhile. Melina Marchetta

Don’t waste a second of your time convincing other people you’re worth loving. Atticus

What I think is all I have left. My mind is the only thing that makes me different from a fancy toaster. What we think does matter it’s all we truly have. Mary E. Pearson

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

I’m simply reminding you that you’re worth more than what you’ll find at the bottom of a bottle. Myra McEntire

True abundance isn’t based on our net worth, it’s based on our self worth. Gabrielle Bernstein

I would rather have nothing than something that was only alright. Dorothy Koomson

You are not what you’ve done. You are what you keep doing. Jack Butcher

Your dignity can be mocked, abused, compromised, toyed with, lowered and even badmouthed, but it can never be taken from you. You have the power today to reset your boundaries, restore your image, start fresh with renewed values and rebuild what has happened to you in the past. Shannon L. Alder

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. Ella Fitzgerald

For all those who longed to find a best friend and found it in themselves. Sandra Kring

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. John D. Rockefeller

You all have your own distinct personal backgrounds. Of course some of you come from rich families, some from poor families. But circumstances beyond your control like that shouldn’t determine who you are. You must all realize what you’re worth on your own. Koushun Takami

If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore. Michele Ruiz

Heroes aren’t heroes because they worship the light, but because they know the darkness all to well to stand down and live with it. Ninya Tippett

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you truly feel that self esteem and motivation have to happen first before you can make changes in your life, then we’ll probably be sharing walkers at a retirement home as we talk over what might have been. Shannon Alder

If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. Roald Dahl

Tis hard to live in a world where all look upon you as below them. James Fenimore Cooper

A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall. Serena Williams

Nothing was a more powerful compass of my mood or a better indication of my self worth than the number on the scale. Betsy Lerner

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. William James

Without being push to the wall, we will have remained in our comfortable zone. But this circumstance challenges us to find the courage to move on. Lailah Gifty Akita

Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn. John Maxwell

Maybe, because all these good people loved me enough to help me, maybe I wasn’t quite as bad as I felt. Maybe there was a part of me that was worthy of their love. Piper Kerman

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson

It’s a tragic that we recognized our self worth from external validation. Aditya Ajmera

Success is not final, failure is not fatal it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

Spending time alone in your own company reinforces your self worth and is often the number one way to replenish your resilience reserves. Sam Owen

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt

I am, after all, an adult, a grown man, a useful human being, even though I lost the career that made me all these things. I won’t make that mistake again. Gillian Flynn

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome. William James