Self-Esteem Quotes and Sayings

Self Esteem Quotes

What Is Self-Esteem?

It is the overall sense of self-worth and personal worthiness. It means how much you appreciate yourself.

A person who possesses this trait of character is:

  • Confident
  • Not afraid of criticism and what people say about him or her.
  • Has the confidence to voice his or her opinions
  • Assertive
  • Does not feel inferior

What Is Low Self-Esteem?

It means lack of self-confidence, low self-worth, and not appreciating yourself.

Self-esteem is gauged by how you feel about yourself, and how worthy, talented and skilled you feel you are. If it is well-developed, there is self-confidence and inner strength, and if it is absent, there is lack of confidence, passivity, lack of decisiveness, and lack of assertiveness.

Do you suffer from low self-esteem and wish you could increase it? Learning to be assertive, developing willpower and self-discipline, and increasing confidence will automatically increase one’s self-esteem. This can be dome by practicing suitable exercises and changing one’s attitude.

Here, on this page, you will find quotes about self-esteem that will motivate and inspire you and increase it and develop a sense of self-worth and confidence.

Read these quotes often, think about their meaning, and try to implement what they teach in your life.

Self-Esteem Quotes to Boost Your Confidence

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

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

“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” – Barbara De Angelis

Respect yourself if you would have others respect you. – Baltasar Gracian

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“The strongest single factor in prosperity consciousness is self-esteem. Believing you can do it, believing you deserve it, believing you will get it.” – Jerry Gillies

“Your needs and your time is no less valuable than other people’s needs and time.” – Remez Sasson

“A person’s worth in this world is estimated according to the value they put on themselves.” – Jean De La Bruyere

“Of all the judgments you make in life, none is as important as the one you make about yourself. The difference between low self-esteem and high self-esteem is the difference between passivity and action, between failure and success.” – Nathaniel Branden

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“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

“We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.” – Stephen Covey”

“Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality. – Les Brown

“We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other people’s models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.” – Shakti Gawain

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

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

“I have often wondered how it is everyone loves himself more than the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than the opinions of others.”Marcus Aurelius

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

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

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

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

“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

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“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

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

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

If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.”Wayne Dyer

“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

“To me, self-esteem is not self-love. It is self-acknowledgment, as in recognizing and accepting who you are.” – Amity Gaige

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

You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. – Louise L. Hay

“Esteem cannot be where there is no confidence, and there can be no confidence where there is no respect.” – Henry Giles

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

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

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

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

“The journey isn’t about becoming a different person. It’s about loving who you are right now.” – Suzanne Heyn

“Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.” – Brian Tracy

“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

“Esteem cannot be where there is no confidence, and there can be no confidence where there is no respect.” – Henry Giles

“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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