Quotes on Building Self Esteem

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not. Eric Thomas

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. Peter McIntyre

Look the world straight in the eye. Helen Keller

The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out. Alan Cohen

Don't let anything morph you or push you around or have you be something you're not. Christina Aguilera

Don't be afraid of your own strength. Diane Von Furstenberg

Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have. Brian Tracy

Western parents worry a lot about their children's self-esteem. But as a parent, one of the worst things you can do for your child's self-esteem is to let them give up. On the flip side, there's nothing better for building confidence than learning you can do something you thought you couldn't. Amy Chua

Cats invented self-esteem. Erma Bombeck

Self-esteem is not based on itself. Mason Cooley

To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything. Joan Didion

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

You're not free, unless you come to the place where you have nothing to prove. Joyce Meyer

I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life. Meryl Streep

When one is a stranger to oneself, then one is estranged from others, too. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

If I am not I, who will be? Henry David Thoreau

All the wonders you seek are within yourself. Thomas Browne

I wish that I was where I am. Gertrude Stein

Action will destroy your procrastination. Og Mandino

Our greatest enemies, the ones we must fight most often, are within. Thomas Paine

The highest in God's esteem are the lowest in their own. Thomas A Kempis

You never exist quite so much as when you are not thinking Friedrich Nietzsche

Don't regard what anyone says of you, for this, after all, is no concern of yours. Epictetus

God heard us. He sent help. He sent you. Marianne Williamson

Never take advice from someone you wouldn't trade places with. Kelly Clarkson

Being right is one more good reason for not succeeding Nicolas Gomez Davila

We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. Marie Curie

You've got to be happy in your own skin. Jada Pinkett Smith

Should we say the self, once perceived, becomes the soul? Theodore Roethke

How would your life change if your self-esteem improved? Caroline Myss

Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul. Henry Van Dyke

Why do you put your self esteem in the hands of complete strangers? Helena Bonham Carter

Low self-esteem is not possible when you understand the nature of everything. Depression is not possible. The universe is absolutely friendly. Byron Katie

Self-esteem is the goddamn root of all evil. Roseanne Barr

When you strengthen your self-esteem, there is no room for jealousy. Harold H. Bloomfield

Self-esteem comes from the self, not from acquisitions and approval. Wayne Dyer

The only thing socialists produce is debt and self-esteem Dennis Prager

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

Don't try to fix me, I'm not broken... Ben Moody

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

There is a direct relationship between self-discipline and self-esteem. Brian Tracy

Criticism is a destroyer of self-worth and esteem. H. Burke Peterson

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

Try to discover your true, honest, untheoretical self. Brenda Ueland

We can never do the right thing as long as we are out to please someone else. Alice Miller

The average estimate themselves by what they do, the above average by what they are. Friedrich Schiller

Until you value yourself, you can't expect anyone else to do so. John Frederick Demartini

Everything starts with yourself-with you making up your mind about what you're going to do with your life. Tony Dorsett

It is not all books that are as dull as their readers. Henry David Thoreau

Seriously, I do not think I fit for the presidency. Abraham Lincoln

The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves. William Hazlitt

It's up to each of us to get very still and say, 'This is who I am.' No one else defines your life. Only you do. Oprah Winfrey

Accept that you are enough. You don't need to be anything that you are not. Wayne Dyer

Each of us is something of a schizophrenic personality, tragically divided against ourselves. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The gods help them who help themselves. Aesop

One can mistrust one's own senses, but not one's own belief. Ludwig Wittgenstein

I don't feel like my money or my success defines me. I've always been very happy just bein' me. Lauryn Hill

When we are confident, all we need is a little support. Andre Laurendeau

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

The societal pursuit of high self-esteem for everyone may literally end up doing considerable harm. Roy Baumeister

High self esteem people can surely be knocked down by an excess of troubles, but they are quickerto pick themselves up again. Nathaniel Branden

To be an actor, a lot of times it's a strange combination of high confidence and low self-esteem. Which is a weird combination to have, but I think it's sort of very common among actors. Kurt Fuller

Low self esteem involves imagining the worst that other people can think about you. Roger Ebert

Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth. Iyanla Vanzant

We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. Iyanla Vanzant

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.

We are valued in this world at the rate we desire to be valued. Jean De La Bruyere

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. Martin Seligman

Sin is believing the lie that you are self-created, self-dependent and self-sustained. Saint Augustine

Nothing is so soothing to our self-esteem as to find our bad traits in our forebears. It seems to absolve us. Van Wyck Brooks

Transgression of any kind is always accompanied by a loss of self-esteem. Brian Tracy

Our self image and our habits tend to go together. Change one and you will automatically change the other. Maxwell Maltz

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

Success plus Self-esteem equals Pretensions. William James

The self-despisers are less intent on their own increase than on the diminution of others. Where self-esteem is unobtainable, envy takes the place of greed. Eric Hoffer

Cats invented self-esteem; there is not an insecure bone in their body. Erma Bombeck

Find your self-esteem and be forever free to dream. Shania Twain

Learn more about yourself! Make a self-esteem collage using pictures of other people you wish you were. Amy Sedaris

People never realize how much work impacts there self esteem and sense of purpose until they leave a job. Rob Payne

Remember that nothing is so damaging to self-esteem as waiting for a telephone or door-bell that doesn't ring. Marjorie Hillis

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