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Self Esteem Quotes

Let these Self Esteem quotes help you to better appreciate your self, and to build your self esteem and your confidence in yourself.

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Related topics: Values Motivational Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By Self Self-Confidence

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

 

I am what I am.
- Village People

Insult comes not from the mouth,
but from the ear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No amount of self-improvement can make up
for a lack of self-acceptance.
- Anonymous

If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

Once you respect yourself, there is no longer
any reason to disrespect anyone else.
Once you are confident of your own worthiness,
the worthiness of others ceases to be an issue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Inferiority Complex:
a name for not loving yourself enough.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A working definition of Honor is,
"respect or esteem that has been earned."
Contemplate that for a moment.
It would be very special to earn the respect and esteem
of our family, our friends, our co-workers, our community, wouldn't it?
If anything, it is of even more moment to honor yourself.
Those who are successful and happy earn their own
self-respect and self-esteem.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-honor (self-respect) is in no way selfish.
Before I can give to others,
I must have something to give.
Only by first creating
my own self-esteem and happiness,
do I possess the resources to
contribute anything meaningful to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and importance,
although difficult, is the highroad to pride,
self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.
- Margaret Thatcher

Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table.
It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.
- Louise Hart

Experts say that if children can't read by the end of the fifth grade,
they lose self-confidence and self-esteem,
making them more likely to enter the juvenile justice system.
- Dirk Kempthorne

Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer,
because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem.
- David D. Burns

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

People from both political parties have long recognized
that welfare without work creates negative incentives
that lead to permanent poverty.
It robs people of self-esteem.
- Mitt Romney

No one else can take risks for us, or face our losses on our behalf,
or give us self-esteem.
No one can spare us from life's slings and arrows,
and when death comes, we meet it alone.
- Martha Beck

For some reason, all artists have self-esteem issues.
- Whoopi Goldberg

I don't take compliments very easily.
I think most musicians suffer from low self-esteem to some extent.
- James Taylor

When I was 19 years old, I came down with anorexia.
I had it for about a year before it became public.
And it had a lot to do with my self-esteem.
- Tracey Gold

Well, we all know that self-esteem comes from what you think of you,
not what other people think of you.
- Gloria Gaynor

It's very validating when you are new in the industry to get awards.
It boosts your self-esteem.
- Sheena Easton

We all know that girls who compete in sports perform better in school,
are physically healthier and have a stronger self-esteem.
- Louise Slaughter

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

It was something she didn't want me to do because she
thought the rejection would ruin my self-esteem.
My father was, like, 'If she wants to try it,
let her try it.'
- Ellen Muth

Cherish believes that God made her with a special purpose.
Like any teenage girl, she has her insecurities,
but for the most part she has a real healthy self-esteem.
- Charlene Tilton

Self-esteem and self-contempt have specific odors;
they can be smelled.
- Eric Hoffer

Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you.
They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.
- Scott Hamilton

There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem,
the more likely one will be to treat others with respect,
kindness, and generosity.
- Nathaniel Branden

Conscience: self-esteem with a halo.
- Irving Layton

Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant.
- John Petit-Senn

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

Oh, God, I struggle with low self-esteem all the time!
I think everyone does.
I have so much wrong with me, it's unbelievable!
- Angelina Jolie

So many comics have such low self-esteem.
- Debra Wilson

Demands for equality for women are threats to men's
self-esteem and sense of sexual turf.
- Alice S. Rossi

Most people with low self-esteem have earned it.
- George Carlin

Nothing profits more than self-esteem,
grounded on what is just and right.
- John Milton

Self-esteem is the greatest sickness known to man or
woman because it's conditional.
- Albert Ellis

I had low self-esteem.
- Jennifer O'Neill

Self esteem comes from doing something and accomplishing something.
- Shari Lewis

Self esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.
- Nathaniel Branden

People always want to ask me about my drug problem -
I never had a drug problem; I had a self-esteem problem!
- Gloria Gaynor

I don't think it's a good attitude in your life to
feel that you have to be rich to have self-esteem.
- Tom Petty

I think high self-esteem is overrated.
A little low self-esteem is actually quite good.
Maybe you're not the best, so you should work a little harder.
- Jay Leno

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.
- Thomas Carlyle

Involvement in the arts engages kids in their community,
improves self-esteem, reclaims at-risk youth,
and builds the creative skills that are required of
a 21st century workforce.
- Gavin Newsom

Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue...
and that, for me, is based on insecurity,
self-esteem and loneliness.
- Naomi Campbell

If you improve a teacher's self-esteem,
confidence, communication skills or stress levels,
you improve that teacher's overall effectiveness across the curriculum.
- Elaine MacDonald

The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others.
They are safe from reprisals.
And have no hope of rising in their own self esteem
but by lowering their neighbors.
- William Hazlitt

Drugs are a waste of time.
They destroy your memory and your self-respect and
everything that goes along with with your self esteem.
- Kurt Cobain

Don't worry so much about your self-esteem.
Worry more about your character.
Integrity is its own reward.
- Laura Schlessinger

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

Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression
of health and self-esteem,
not its cause.
- Nathaniel Branden

I think, head up and shoulders back.
Not only does it make you look taller and thinner but
it gives you confidence and boosts your self-esteem.
- Shelley Long

Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem.
- Eric Hoffer

I think if you exercise, your state of mind -
my state of mind -
is usually more at ease,
ready for more mental challenges.
Once I get the physical stuff out of the way it always
seems like I have more calmness and better self-esteem.
- Stone Gossard

I emphasize self-esteem, self-confidence,
and dignity, not as an ideal, but as a real test of community organization.
Without leadership development, community organizations
do not have staying power.
- Paul Wellstone

I'm very comfortable as a singer.
In fact, I think it's more - I identified my self-esteem,
my self more in those ways when I was growing up.
I really - it was kind of my calling card as a kid.
- Katey Sagal

Our dependency makes slaves out of us,
especially if this dependency is a dependency of our self-esteem.
If you need encouragement, praise, pats on the back from everybody,
then you make everybody your judge.
- Fritz Perls

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness
to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem.
That is why young children, before they are aware of
their own self-importance,
learn so easily.
- Thomas Szasz


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