SELF-ESTEEM Quotations

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A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. - Mark Twain.

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

Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving. - Maxwell Maltz

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. - William James

Always remember: You are unique... just like everyone else. - Unknown

Be an artist at whatever you do. Even if you are a street sweeper, be the Michelangelo of street sweepers. - Martin Luther King, Jr

Be content to seem what you really are. - Marcus Aurelius

Be kind to your shadow. - Rebecca Lawless

Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy. - Mike Ditka

Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. - Foster C Mcclellan

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

Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember - the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you. - Zig Ziglar

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

Each person is his own judge. - Pima

End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you!' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform. - Mark Victor Hansen

Enjoy who you are. Don’t hate yourself for what you aren’t. - Unknown

Glorify who you are today, do not condemn who you were yesterday, and dream of who you can be tomorrow. - Neale Donald Walsch

I am a miracle. - Buddha

I believe in myself. I believe in my vision, my life, my talent, my art. More than anyone. No one can take that away from me. - Sabrina Ward Harrison

I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. - Maya Angelou

I find that when we really love and accept and approve of ourselves exactly as we are, then everything in life works. - Louise Hay

I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. - Lucille Ball

If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works. - Louise L. Hay

If you are convinced it’s important for children to feel good about themselves and feel comfortable and happy with who they are, then it follows that you must believe that for yourself. - Dennis Mannering

If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself. - Barbara De Angelis

If you can’t see your own value, don’t expect others to as well. - Robert Tew

If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours. - Charles Caleb Colton

If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone. - Maxwell Maltz

If you put a small value on yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise the price. - Unknown

If you think it’s hard being who "you" are, it’s a hellava lot harder trying to be someone you’re not. - Spike Humer

If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself. - Spanish Proverb

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. - Buddha

In God’s eyes, no one on this planet is any better than you. - Dr Wayne Dyer

In my day, we didn't have self-esteem, we had self-respect, and no more of it than we had earned. - Jane Haddam

Increasing your self-esteem is easy. Simply do good things and remember that you did them. - John-Roger

Individuals with a good self esteem can accept or reject the opinions of others, but never depend on them for their sense of worthiness. - Denis Waitley

It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to. - W C Fields

It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. - Dale E Turner

It's not your job to like me - it's mine. - Byron Katie

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. - Lucille Ball

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

Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. - Helen Keller

Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect. - Theophile Gautier

No matter what, always believe in yourself. Any doubts must be put out of your mind. If you find yourself thinking something negative, figure out who it was who put that thought in your head... then acknowledge that it's not your thought, push it out of your mind, and say, 'I'm awesome!'. - Christine Anderson

No one can keep you down except yourself. - Andy Gilbert

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Nobody holds a good opinion of a person who has a low opinion of him or herself. - Anthony Trollope

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

Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is more important than the judgment we pass on ourselves. - Nathaniel Branden

Only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you. - Fyodor Dostoevsky

Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within. - Miguel de Cervantes

Our motive is not to prove our self-worth, but to live up to our possibilities. - Nathaniel Branden

Partake of some of life's sweet pleasures. And yes, get comfortable with yourself. - Oprah Winfrey

Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. - Veronica A. Shoffstall

Promise me you'll always remember: you're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. - A.A. Milne

Remind yourself regularly that you are better than you think you are. - David J Schwartz

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power. - Clint Eastwood

Respect yourself and others will respect you. - Confucius

Self-esteem comes from finding your purpose. - Gini G Scott

Self-esteem is an inside job. - Che Garman

Self-esteem is something you have to earn! - Bette Midler

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

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

Self-esteem is the reputation you have with yourself. - Brian Tracy

Self-love is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting. - Shakespeare

Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life. - Joe Clark

Self-worth comes from one thing - thinking that you are worthy. - Wayne W Dyer

Some people have so much respect for their superiors they have none left for themselves. - Peter McArthur

The best preparation for success is a strong positive self-image. - Unknown

The greatest success is successful self-acceptance. - Ben Sweet.

The most important key to the permanent enhancement of esteem is the practice of positive inner-talk. - Dennis Waitley

The one whose judgment counts most in your life is the one staring back in the glass. - Peter "Dale" Winbrow Sr

The respect you give others is a dramatic reflection of the respect you give yourself. - Robin Sharma

The stretch of the limousine usually is inversely proportional to the self esteem of the person riding in it. - Denis Waitley

The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others. - Sonya Friedman

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself. - Mark Twain

There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill. - Deepak Chopra

There is nothing worse than being miserable in your own company. - Unknown

Think highly of yourself, for the world takes you at your own estimate. - Unknown

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

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than you. - Dr Seuss

Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy with what you have! - Zig Ziglar

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies. - Roderick Thorp

What makes or breaks a man is not what people think of him, but what he thinks of himself. - Seyi Eyiayo

When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death - ourselves. - Eda LeShan

When we look for the good in others, we discover the best in ourselves. - Martin Walsh

When we really love ourselves, everything in our life works. - Louise Hay

When we truly care for ourselves it becomes possible to care more profoundly about other people. - Edith Le Shen

When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it. - Mark Victor Hansen

Why try to be someone you're not? Life is hard enough without adding impersonation to the skills required. - Robert Brault

You are BRAVER than you believe, STRONGER than you seem... and SMARTER than you think! - Winnie the Pooh

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with. - Dr Wayne Dyer

You have to know that your real home is within. - Quincy Jones

You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy. - Unknown

You shouldn't have to sacrifice who you are just because somebody else has a problem with it. - Sex and the City

You were born an original. Don’t die a copy. - John Mason

You will always have to live with yourself, and it is to your best interest to see that you have good company. - Orison Swett Marden

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. - Buddha

Your most important sale in life is to sell yourself to yourself. - Maxwell Maltz



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