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Looking for some inspiration to lift up your mood and get motivated to be your best self? These self-worth quotes and quotes about self-esteem are just the thing for you!

This epic list of over 100 quotes from writers, popular personalities, celebrities, and more will provide you with a dose of encouragement that will bolster your self-esteem. We promise, there’ll definitely be one (or two… or ten!) self-worth quote(s) here will resonate with you.

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Best Self-Worth Quotes 

  • “If you don’t run your own life, somebody else will.” – John Atkinson
  • “Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.”– Les Brown
  • “Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.” – Robert Collier
  • “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain
  • “The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” – Sven Eriksson
  • “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm Forbes
  • “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
  • “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan
  • “Confidence is courage at ease.” – Daniel Maher
  • “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-brake on.” – Maxwell Maltz
  • “Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” – Peter McIntyre
  • “Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.” – Malcolm Muggeridge
  • “The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions.” – William F. Scolavino
  • “Self-esteem isn’t everything; it’s just that there’s nothing without it.” – Gloria Steinem
  • “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. ” – Mark Twain
  • “To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.”
  • “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “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
  • “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha
  • “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball
  • “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde
  • “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  • “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” – Brené Brown
  • “Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “The only opinion of me that I care for is my own, and the only timeframe is now.” – Naval Ravikant
  • “I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” – Johnny Depp
  • “Self-worth sets the standard that life meets.” – Jewel
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Self-Worth and Self-Esteem Quotes to Lift You Up

  • “Self–worth is so vital to your happiness if you don’t feel good about you, it’s hard to feel good about anything else.”  – Sandy Hale
  • “Those who do not attempt to appear more than they are but are simply themselves, stand out as remarkable and are the only ones who truly make a difference in this world.” – Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth
  • “Make sure you don’t start seeing yourself through the eyes of those who don’t value you. Know your worth even if they don’t.”
  • “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right here.” – Venus Williams
  • “Listen to the right people and ignore the wrong ones. People that doubt you, hate you and judge you are never worth your time or attention.”
  • “Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.”
  • “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
  • “If you find yourself constantly trying to prove your worth to someone, you have already forgotten your value.”
  • “Your self-worth has nothing to do with your craft or calling, and everything to do with how you treat yourself.” – Kris Carr
  • “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” – Marilyn Monroe
  • “Never measure your self-worth by what other people think you should have become.”
  • “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “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
  • “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary
  • “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel
  • “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morley
  • “There are so many more important things to worry about than how you’re perceived by strangers.” – Dennis Lehane
  • “All you can do in regard to your own life is choose the best path that you believe in.” – Ichiro Kishimi
  • “Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.” – Deborah Day
  • “Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worth the trip.” – Glenn Beck
  • “Don’t waste a second of your time convincing other people you’re worth loving.” – Atticus
  • “No other love no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love.” – Edmond Mbiaka
  • “Strong people have a strong sense of self-worth and self-awareness; they don’t need the approval of others.” – Roy T. Bennett
  • “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.” – Helen Keller
  • “As a mountain of rock is unshaken by wind, so also, the wise are unperturbed by blame or by praise.” – The Dhammapada
  • “Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  • “Our sense of self-worth is the single most important determinant of the health, abundance, and joy we allow into our lives.” – Dan Millman
  • “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane Von Furstenberg
  • “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock
  • “When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self-acceptance opened.” – Shannon L. Alder
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More Awesome Self-Esteem Quotes to Inspire You

  • “Never allow yourself to be defined by someone else’s opinion.”
  • “To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” – Denis Waitley
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson
  • “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
  • “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “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 have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise Hay
  • “People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.” – Dan Pearce
  • “When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.” – Mark Victor Hansen
  • “Your most important sale is to sell yourself to yourself.” – Maxwell Maltz
  • “To double your net worth, double your self-worth. Because you will never exceed the height of your self-image.” – Robin Sharma
  • “There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin
  • “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 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
  • “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Washington Thurman
  • “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James
  • “The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown
  • “To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” – Sandra Bierig
  • “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” – Michael J. Fox
  • “A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else.” – Haruki Murakami
  • “Being honest with who you are is a superpower. The more honest you are with yourself, the less anyone else can hurt you.” – Matthew Kobach
  • “You are not what you’ve done. You are what you keep doing.” – Jack Butcher
  • “The most common form of despair is not being who you are.” – Søren Kierkegaard
  • “Rely upon yourself. Teach yourself. Accompany yourself. Have talks with yourself. Scold yourself. Commiserate with yourself. Work with yourself. Create art yourself. Inspire yourself. Take long walks with yourself. See yourself. Know yourself. Seek no other human in this world.” – Kapil Gupta
  • “Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi
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More Incredible Quotes About Self Worth

  • “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” – Lao-Tzu
  • “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
  • “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “People learn how to treat you based on what you accept from them.”
  • “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” – Charles Bukowski
  • “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” – Carl Jung
  • “Never measure your self-worth by what other people think you should have become.”
  • “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “Your crown has been bought and paid for. Put it on your head and wear it.” – Maya Angelou
  • “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
  • “Your self-worth grows when you fight for something you love.” – Maxime Lagacé
  • “Self-worth comes from one thing – thinking that you are worthy.” – Wayne Dyer
  • “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” – Mark Twain
  • “Asking for what you need is proof of self-worth.” – Amanda Goetz
  • “If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” T. Harv Eker
  • “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” – Jean Shinoda Bolen
  • “Self-worth comes from within.”
  • “When you adopt the view point that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world.” – Harry Palmer
  • “Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” – André Gide
  • “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
  • “Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” – Rob Liano
  • “Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey
  • “If you know your true worth, you do not need anyone else to confirm it.” – Alan Cohen
  • “Your sense of self-worth comes from you alone — never the opinion of others.” – Robert Greene
  • “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
  • “True abundance isn’t based on our net worth, it’s based on our self-worth.” – Gabrielle Bernstein
  • “We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” – Mary Dunbar
  • “You are not responsible for other people’s opinions, feelings, or perceptions of you. They own that, not you.” – Shane Parrish
  • “You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” – Yogi Bhajan
  • “Did your mom ever tell you, ‘If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything’? She was right–and talking nicely also applies when you’re talking to yourself, even inside your head.” – Victoria Moran

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