Self Esteem Quotes

Self-Esteem QuotesSelf Esteem Quotes are a super positivity tool for times when you need a boost to your self esteem. Whether it’s a soft reminder, or a big kick in the butt to make certain you realize the greatness that is YOU, this set of Self Esteem Quotes can help inspire you and get you on the right track! Enjoy these Self Esteem Quotes and visit regularly for more Positivity Tools.


“Self Esteem begins here: anyone who does not like you is an idiot. Really -aren’t they? You are gorgeous, talented and fabulous.” ~Chellie Campbell

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

“Learn to value yourself, which means: to fight for your happiness.” ~Ayn Rand

“The clearer the rules and the limits enforced by parents, the higher the child’s self-esteem. The more freedom the child had, the lower his self-esteem.” ~The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience by Martin E. P. Seligman

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

“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

“The strongest single factor in acquiring abundance is self-esteem: believing you can do it, believing you deserve it, believing you will get it.” ~Jerry Gillies

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” ~Joseph Campbell

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

“Self-esteem is as necessary to the spirit as food is to the body.” ~Dr. Maxwell Maltz

“The higher our self-esteem, the stronger the drive to express ourselves, reflecting the sense of richness within. The lower our self-esteem, the more urgent the need to “prove” ourselves or to forget ourselves by living mechanically and unconsciously.” ~A Woman’s Self-Esteem: Struggles and Triumphs in the Search for Identity by Nathaniel Branden

“Resentment is weak and lowers your self-esteem.” ~Barbara Sher

“Conscience: self-esteem with a halo.” ~Irving Layton

“We all know that self-esteem comes from what you think of you, not what other people think of you.” ~Gloria Gaynor

“Never dull your shine for somebody else.” ~Tyra Banks

“Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back.” ~Princess Diana

“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” ~Louisa May Alcott

“Be yourself. There is something that you can do better than any other. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that.” ~Unknown

“Because your existence in time and space is unique, there are lives that only you can touch.” ~Harry Palmer

“Self-justification, therefore, is not only about protecting high self-esteem; it’s also about protecting low self-esteem if that is how a person sees himself.” ~Book Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Caroll Tavris, Elliot Aronson

“Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable.” ~Zig Ziglar

“When I hear somebody sigh, “Life is hard,” I am always tempted to ask, “Compared to what?” ~Sydney Harris

“The fact is that self-esteem and your circumstances are only indirectly related. There is another intervening factor that determines self-esteem 100 percent of the time: your thoughts.” ~Self-Esteem by Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning

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

“Tell me how a person judges his or her self-esteem and I will tell you how that person operates at work, in love, in sex, in parenting, in every important aspect of existence – and how high he or she is likely to rise. The reputation you have with yourself – your self-esteem – is the single most important factor for a fulfilling life.” ~Nathaniel Branden

“The best way to achieve self-esteem is to do something worthy of esteem.” ~Rush: Why You Need and Love the Rat Race by Todd Buchholz

“Self-esteem is different than conceit. Conceit is the weirdest disease in the world. It makes everyone sick except the one who has it.” ~Hartman Rector, Jr.

“Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.” ~Wendy Wasserstein

“At the root of fear is low self-esteem. This explains why angry people have low self-esteem, are argumentative, stubborn, and quick to flare up yet slow to forgive. Those behaviors are defenses against the underlying fear.” ~Setting Boundaries with Difficult People by David J. Lieberman Ph.D.

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

“Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.” ~Doris Mortman

“Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.” ~St. Francis De Sales

“There is a direct relationship between self-discipline and self-esteem.” ~No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline by Brian Tracy

“The things we hate about ourselves aren’t more real than things we like about ourselves.” ~Ellen Goodman

“Practice within when you’re without.” ~Daniel Pena

“Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.” ~Samuel Johnson

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

“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