It is never too late to be what you might have been.

--George Eliot

You can never meet your potential until you truly learn to love yourself.

--Teresa Collins

Self esteem comes from doing something and accomplishing something.

--Shari Lewis

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

--Albert Ellis

At the core of your heart, you are perfect and pure. No one and nothing can alter that.

--Amit Ray

Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who holds a low opinion of himself.

--Anthony Trollope

Resentment is weak and lowers your self-esteem.

--Barbara Sher

Never tolerate disrespect or you might start believing you deserved it.

--Carlos Del Valle

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.

--Charlotte Whitton

Confidence is like a dragon where, for every head cut off, two more heads grow back.

--Criss Jami

It takes great personal courage to let yourself appear weak.

--David Foster Wallace

The trick is to think highly of yourself without thinking you're higher than everyone else.

--Ed Latimore

The French girls would tell you, to believe that you were pretty would make you so.

--Elizabeth Gaskell

Stop comparing your life to everyone around you.

--Eric Thomas

Nothing so blights our self-esteem as to disapprove of what we once approved.

--François de La Rochefoucauld

A person's self-esteem has nothing to do with how she looks.

--Halle Berry

You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.

--Harbhajan Singh Khalsa

I don't want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.

--Henry James

A human being's first responsibility is to shake hands with himself.

--Henry Winkler

High self-esteem isn't a luxury. It's a necessity for anyone who has important goals to achieve.

--Jack Canfield

Creative ideas happen when you stop thinking about what others will think.

--James Clear

The loudest critic is internal.

--James Clear

A better you means a better universe.

--Jim Carrey

Ofttimes nothing profits more
Than self-esteem, grounded on just and right
Well managed.

--John Milton

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

--John Milton

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

--Judy Garland

Love who you are, embrace who you are.

--Lilly Singh

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.

--Malcolm Forbes

You will act like the sort of person you conceive yourself to be.

--Maxwell Maltz

Self-esteem is as necessary to the spirit as food is to the body.

--Maxwell Maltz

Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your handbreak on.

--Maxwell Maltz

Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.

--Nathaniel Branden

One who knows himself is never disturbed by what you think about him.


Surround yourself with people who only lift you higher.

--Payal Kadakia

Repect yourself... The rest will follow.


You are already That which you seek.

--Ramana Maharshi

People with high self esteem are risk takers, but more importantly, they are achievers.

--Rick Pitino

Never make this mistake of thinking that you elevate yourself by humiliating people.

--Robert Greene

Hesitation puts obstacles in your path, boldness eliminates them.

--Robert Greene

Your sense of self-worth comes from you alone -- never the opinion of others.

--Robert Greene

Understand: You should be radiating confidence, not arrogance or disdain.

--Robert Greene

People will treat you the way YOU treat you.

--Robert Holden

Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.

--Robert Holden

Believe whatever you need to believe to do your best work.

--Sahil Lavingia

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.

--Saint Francis de Sales

Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.

--Samuel Butler

Putting someone down with name calling reveals your own low self-esteem.

--Stephen Richards

At every given moment we are absolutely perfect for what is required for our journey.

--Steve Maraboli

The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.

--Steve Maraboli

Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.

--Suzy Kassem

Don't let compliments mess with your head or criticism mess with your heart.


All the wonders you seek are within yourself.

--Thomas Browne

Self-belief must be balanced with self-awareness.

--Sam Altman

I sabotage myself for fear of what my bigness could do.

--Alanis Morissette

I'm sorry to myself, for treating me worse than I would anybody else.

--Alanis Morissette

Dare to love yourself.


Longer Version:

Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.

Self care isn't selfish. It's self esteem.

--Ashley Judd

Self-esteem comes quietly, like the truth.

--Amity Gaige

Every woman has, for her own self-esteem, to work or have a major interest.

--Amanda Eliasch

Never underestimate yourself.

--Carolyn Mackler

It's hard to feel desire when you don't feel desirable.

--Christine Feehan

You'd be surprised how addicting high self-esteem is.


There are so many more important things to worry about than how you're perceived by strangers.

--Dennis Lehane

Each one of us requires the spur of insecurity to force us to do our best.

--Harold W. Dodds

I think self-esteem is fluid. It's not a fixed state, and so some days are better than others.

--Jo Brand

Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant.

--John Petit-Senn

Evidence suggests jobs are crucial not only to economic well-being but also to self-esteem.

--Robert Reich

You have no control over other people's taste, so focus on staying true to your own.

--Tim Gunn

Everybody is unique. Compare not yourself with anybody else lest you spoil God's curriculum.

--Baal Shem Tov

When you truly understand your worth, you feel an obligation to give your gift to the world.

--Bill Masur

The world will never value you more than you value yourself.

--Bill Masur

Things you won't say on your deathbed: I wish I paid more attention to what other people think.

--Johnny Uzan

Don't compare your chapter 1 to someone else's chapter 20.

--Tom Bilyeu

The world can only see us as we see ourselves.

--David Hawkins

Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.

--Stephanie Lahart

Self-esteem is crucial to how much or how little contentment you feel at the end of your life.

--Mark Goulston

No matter what response you get from anyone you meet, You are a worthwhile person.

--Susan Jeffers

You can't compare an apple to an orange. It will cause a lot of self-esteem issues.

--Craig Sheffer

Stop running to those who ignore you and start running to those who adore you.

--Joseph Simmons

If a thought or an action does not feel right, it is a caution flag from the soul.

--Anthony D. Williams

You are the expert on you.

--Michael Neill

When people believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.

--Norman Vincent Peale

Don't let anyone make you feel that you don't deserve the good things that happen in your life.

--Paulo Coelho

Diffidence is a sort of false modesty.

--William Makepeace Thackeray

Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves.

--Erich Fromm

Longer Version:

Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. If we do not understand the language in which they are written, we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world.

You are the Universe expressing itself as a human for a little while.

--Eckhart Tolle

You... and only you choose your thoughts.

--Wayne W. Dyer

Be so true to thyself, as thou be not false to others.

--Sir Francis Bacon

Tired of being unhappy? Fix it.

--Demi Lovato

The solution to low self-esteem is to get over yourself and get a higher purpose.

--Marianne Williamson

You are the most influential person you will talk to all day.

--Zig Ziglar

Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.

--Lucille Ball

If you don't like yourself, you can't like other people.

--Robert A. Heinlein

You can't build joy on a feeling of self-loathing.

--Ram Dass

We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.

--Brian Tracy

All the extraordinary men I have ever known were chiefly extraordinary in their own estimation.

--Woodrow Wilson

Always be a first-rate version of yourself.

--Audrey Hepburn

The ablest man I ever met is the man you think you are.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt

If rejection destroys your self-esteem, you're letting others hold you as an emotional hostage.

--Brian Tracy

Self-esteem is that deep-down inside the skin feeling you have of your own self-worth.

--Denis Waitley

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