Self esteem Quotes

Self Esteem quotes

61 self-esteem quotes to inspire you

Most of the quotes you will find here are from self-esteem experts. I found most of them from reading books. The best thing you can do is pick one quote and read it and write it on a paper for about a week.

Self esteem is the source and foundation of success and happiness.


“One of the most significant characteristics of healthy self esteem is that it is the state of one who is not at war either with himself or with others.” Nathaniel Branden.
“Taking responsibility for your actions can be difficult to do, but it is yet another important aspect of healthy self esteem.” Robert Sherfield.
“Live with integrity, respect the rights of other people, and follow your bliss.” Nathaniel Branden.

“I have to respect other’s opinions even if I don’t agree with them.” Nathaniel Branden.

“Respect starts with ourselves.” Nathaniel Branden.

“Live with integrity, respect other people and follow your heart.” Nathaniel Branden.

“Low self esteem is like driving through life with your hand brake on”. – Maxwell Max

“For real self esteem is not derived from the great things you’ve done, the things you won. The mark you’ve made – but an appreciation of yourself for what you are”. – Maxwell Max


“Self esteem is a huge piece of my work. You have to believe it’s possible and believe in yourself. Because after you’ve decided what you want, you have to believe it’s possible, and possible for you, not just for other people. Then you need to seek out models, mentors, and coaches”. Jack Canfield.

“All too often we’re filled with negative and limiting beliefs. We’re filled with doubt. We’re filled with guilt or with a sense of unworthiness. We have a lot of assumptions about the way the world is that are actually wrong”. Jack Canfield.

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

“The most important key to the permanent enhancement of esteem is the practice of positive inner-talk.” Dennis Waitley.

Self Esteem Quotes by Mark Twain

“A man cannot be comfortable without his approval.”

“The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.”

“All you need in this life is ignorance and self-confidence, and then success is sure.”

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter”.

Building Self-esteem

“Why building self esteem?. The benefits of having self esteem are numerous. Self esteem is strongly associated with happiness, psychological resilience, and a motivating to live a productive and healthy life”. Glenn Schiraldi.

“Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only and extemporaneous half possession. Do that which is assigned to you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much”. Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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“People who ar perfectionist are less successful, less productive, suffer from greater amounts of stress and other medical problems, and have a hard time achieving healthy self esteem.” Robert Sherfield.

“It is necessary to the happiness of a man that he is mentally faithful to himself. E. Cummings.

To have an incredible increase in self esteem, all you have to do is start doing some little something. Just make a commitment to any easy discipline”. Jim Rohn.

“Growing up means leaving home and becoming a self-supporting adult. I think this the hardest task any human being hast to face”. John Bradshaw.

“Healthy self esteem is paying attention to how others make us feel, and then choosing those with whom we spend time.” Catherine Cardinal.

“Security represents your sense of self-worth, your identity, your emotional anchorage, your self-esteem, your basic personal strength or lack of it.” Stephen Covey.

“The best of unhealthy self esteem know no prejudice; it doe not discriminate based on race, age, sex, religion, or any other social or economic category. It does not work on a time clock and approach when it is convenient. It does not tap on your door and ask your permission to enter”. Robert Sherfield.

“Self esteem is a personal judgment of worthiness that is expressed in the attitudes we hold about ourselves.” Stanley Coopersmith.

“Low self esteem results when the inner critic prevails.” Catherine Cardinal.

“Self esteem is not about chanting phrases or unwarranted praise. Unless you do something today to love yourself more or make yourself more okay , your position in life will be unchanged”. Robert Sherfield.

“The greatest success is successful self-acceptance.” Ben Sweet.

“Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements, but in virtuous activities”. Aristotle.

“We are unhappy because we no longer have our self esteem. We are unhappy because we no longer believe we are a special miracle, a special creation of God. We have lost faith in
ourselves”. Og Mandino.

“These freedoms amount to full self esteem and self integration: the freedom to see and bear what is here an now, rather than was was, will be or should be. The freedom to think what one thinks, rather than what one should think. The freedom to feel what on e feels, rather than what one should feel. The freedom to ask for what one wants instead of waiting for permission. The freedom to take risk on one’s own behalf instead of choosing to be secure and always playing it safe”. Virgina Satir.

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“The achievement of freedom is hardly possible without the felt mourning. This ability to mourn, i.e, to give up the illusion of a happy childhood, can restore vitality and creativity if a person is able to experience that he was never loved as a child for what he was, but for his achievements, success and good qualities. And that he sacrificed his childhood for this love, this will shake him very deeply”. Miller.

More Self esteem quotes

“Self esteem is not the same as being self centered, self absorbed or selfish. Self esteem is also not complacency or overconfidence, both of which and set us up for failure. Self esteem is a strong motivator to work hard. Self esteem is related to mental health and happiness”. Gleen Schiraldi.

“If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn. If he lives with hostility, he learn s to fight. If a child lives with shame, he learns to fell ashamed”. Dorothy Las Nolte.

“The foundation for our self-image is grounded in the first three years of life. It comes from our major caretaker’s mirroring” . John Bradshaw

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience o trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved”. Helen Keller.

“Acquiring self esteem is more than saying, I am great, it is about setting goals and doing things to make yourself great.” Robert Sherfield.

“I owe my fame only to myself.” Perre Corneille.

“Forgiving ourselves is just as important. If we can’t come to terms with our own past wrongdoings, then our present experience becomes colored by shame, we see only the bad in ourselves. Shame drains the energy we need to respond fully to other’s needs”. Gleen Chiraldy.

“Human dignity can be achieved only in the field of ethics, and ethical achievement is measured by the degree in which our actions are governed by compassion and love, not by greed and aggressiveness”. Arnold J. Toynbee.

“The abused children are alone with their suffering, not only within the family but also within themselves. They cannot crate a place in their soul where they could cry their heart out”. Alice Miller.

“Accept that you are enough. You don’t need to be anything that you are not. Your Sacred Self: Making the Decision to Be Free. Wayne W. Dyer.

“You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself. Of all the people you will know in the lifetime, you are the only one you will never leave or lose”. Jo Coudert

“The spiritual life is part of the human essence. It is a defining characteristic of human nature, without which human nature is not fully human”. Abraham Maslow.

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“Why to compare yourself with others?. No one in the entire world can do a better job of being you than you”. Unknown.

“The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.” Sonya Friedman.

“If we love ourselves, everything in our life work”s. Louise L. Hay.

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

“I am an artist of my creation. I like myself”. Sondra Ray.

“A healthier strategy for dealing with the fear of rejection is to re frame social errors as the best available decision at the time , develop specific skills for coping with criticism and learning to check out an assumed rejection rather than mind read”. Matthew Mc Kay.

“I love myself for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now”. Louise Hay.

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

“If I have lost self-confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.” Ralph Emerson.

Feeling Good

“Self esteem has less to do with feeling good than it has to do with feeling right. There is a substantial difference between the two. Feeling good cannot make you feel right, but feeling right can make you feel good. Self esteem is much like your old, comfortable recliner. When you sit down i it, you feel at home”. Robert Sherfield.

“Where we see self esteem, we see self acceptance. High self esteem individual tend to avoid falling into an adversarial relationship with themselves”. Nathaniel Branden

“Self esteem is not static. Within boundaries, depending on the ebb and flow of the tide of our lives, our sense of well-being naturally fluctuates”. Earnie larsen.

“Self esteem is the purpose of my life. It sustains me emotionally, physically and spiritually. It led to my own recovery from bulimia and to the discovery that I am creativity and love. Just thinking about what my life is like now fills me with love”. Lindsey Hall

“The critic helps you block this feeling of not OK by setting high standards of perfection”. Mathew Mc Kay.

“There is no greater satisfaction for a just and well-meaning person than the knowledge that he has devoted his best energies to the service of the good cause”. Albert Einstein.

“Almost all people suffer some form of intense inner pain at some times in their lives. The suffering might be depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or suicidal thoughts and it results from the battles we wage against our thoughts as we futilely try to get rid of our histories”. Steven Hayes.
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