70+ I Deserve Better Quotes to Remind You of Your Worth

You are worthy and you must remember that!

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Welcome to our blog post on “I deserve better" quotes! It's important to remember that we all deserve to be treated with respect, kindness, and love.

Sometimes, we may find ourselves in situations where we feel undervalued or mistreated, and it can be helpful to turn to the words of others for inspiration and motivation.

In this post, we've compiled a list of powerful quotes that remind us to believe in ourselves and strive for better treatment and relationships.

Whether you're looking for a boost of self-confidence or just need a reminder that you deserve the best, these quotes are sure to resonate with you.

You deserve better because you are a unique and valuable individual, with your own strengths, talents, and worth.

You are deserving of love, respect, and happiness, just like anyone else.

The difficulties or setbacks in your life do not define you nor do they diminish your worth or your ability to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life.

You have the power to choose your own path and to create the life you want for yourself, and you deserve to have the best that life has to offer.

You deserve better… Remember that.

And now, sit back, relax, and let the words of these wise individuals remind you of your worth.

I Deserve Better Quotes

“Yes, I deserve a spring – I owe nobody nothing.”
— Virginia Woolf

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“Someday, I will let you go and it wouldn’t ache, someday I will realize, I deserve more.”
— Nitya Prakash

“We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.”
— Marilyn Monroe

“Never settle for anything less than what you deserve, it’s not pride, its self-respect.”
— Chanakya

“Make the most of what you have and keep your standards high. Never settle for anything less than you deserve or are capable of achieving.”
— Roy T. Bennett

To feel more confident about yourself and what you deserve, here are confidence affirmations for you:

“The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.”
— Maureen Dowd

“Know who you are. Know what you want. Know what you deserve. And don’t settle for less.”
— Tony Gaskins

“You deserve peace, love, happiness and all that your heart desires. Don’t let anyone control your life and take away those things.”
— Sonya Parker

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“There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
— Nelson Mandela

“Don’t settle, even if you have to remain alone for a lifetime. You deserve someone who will appreciate you for both for your beauty and your bruises.”
— A. R. Lucas

“One key to success is demanding more than adequacy, never settling for good enough and always doing a little bit more.”
— Michael Josephson

“You were never meant to fight for the love you deserve. It should have come your way effortlessly…”
— Samiha Totanji

“Deserve what you love; love what you deserve.”
— Shweta Tale

“We only get what we believe that we deserve. Raise the bar, raise your standards and you will receive a better outcome.”
— Joel Brown

“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”
— Oscar Wilde

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“I want it to be better than okay. You deserve better than okay.”
— Tammara Webber

“To my fellow women: “Please don’t settle. Not in a job you hate, not in a town where you don’t feel at home, not with friendships that aren’t real and especially, especially not with love.”
— Marisa Donnelly

“The people who have you apologizing for your love are the ones who don’t deserve it.”
— Nitya Prakash

“Every dream is worth following in life. Never settle for the minimum when you can have so much more.”
— Taneisha LaGrant

“Relationships: If you put up with it, you’re going to end up with it. Set the standard you want and don’t settle for less.”
— Steve Maraboli

“There are better people in the world, do not let the worst do the worst to you, you deserve the best in life.”
— Michael Bassey Johnson

“Ten years from now, make sure you can say that you chose your life, you didn’t settle for it.”
— Mandy Hale

“Women and girls should be able to determine their own future, no matter where they are born.”
— Melinda Gates

You Deserve Better Quotes

“Once you have decided to achieve what you deserve, you deserve what you have decided to achieve.”
— Anuj Jasani

“The moment you choose to settle for less, is the moment you’re choosing to hand over your opportunity of what you really deserve to someone else.”
— London Mond

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“Love yourself just the way you are. You are good enough. You are worthy. You deserve your own love.”
— Akiroq Brost

“Find your own happy street, don’t settle for someone else’s address.”
— Christine Szymansk

“Know your worth, hold your own power, be you.”
— Morgan Harper Nichols

“Whether it’s salary or a promotion or a job, I think it’s important for women to ask for what they think they deserve.”
— Susan Wojcicki

“Deserve your dream.”
— Octavio Paz

“You have value and you deserve better.”
— Ken Poirot

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“I’m not single, I’m not taken, I’m simply on reserve for the one who deserves my heart.”
— Mitch Cuento

“I don’t appreciate the disrespect, because I’ve been playing hurt for a guy who won’t respect you. I don’t deserve it … It’s time for me to move on.”
— Melvin Mora

“I think I know that I deserve better. And so I try for better. I’m never so put off that I would ever walk out of a place not having tried the best I could.”
— Maya Angelou

“Remember, this is your life to live. You deserve better than the bare minimum.”
— Unknown

“Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.”’
— Ashton Kutcher

“Refuse to accept another’s estimation of yourself.”
— Alison Stormwolf

“We are what we believe we are.”
— C.S. Lewis

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

“No matter how qualified or deserving we are, we will never reach a better life until we can imagine it for ourselves and allow ourselves to have it.”
— Richard Bach

“Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had. We need to live the best that’s in us.”
— Angela Bassett

“Don’t ever say that, Fennrys,” she said. “I don’t ever want to hear you say that you don’t deserve or you aren’t worthy. You do. You are.”
— Lesley Livingston

“To be successful, forget what you feel and remember what you deserve. Your courage, dedication and hard work make you deserve to take you on a new high and reaching your goal.”
— Dr Ranil Kr Sinha

“We should not give away a moment to anyone who does not deserve it.”
— Deb Caletti

“I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I AM BETTER THAN THAT…Goodbye.”
— Steve Maraboli

“Fight for the things you deserve.”
— Anuj Jasani

“Having patience always gives you what you deserve.”
— Fatma Alfalasi

“I’m guilty of giving people more chances than they deserve but when I’m done, I’m done.”
— Turcois Ominek

“Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.”
— Robert Tew

“I give myself permission to be all that I can be, and I deserve the very best in life.”
— Louise Hay

“Once you realize you deserve better, letting go will be the best decision ever.”
— Unknown

Self-worth Quotes

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

“Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?”
— Brigham Young

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”
— Sir Edmund Hillary

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”
— Mark Twain

“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”
— Malcolm S. Forbes

“People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.”
— Dan Pearce

“There are so many more important things to worry about than how you’re perceived by strangers.”
— Dennis Lehane

“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.”
— Rita Mae Brown

“Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worth the trip.”
— Glenn Beck

“Your self-worth grows when you fight for something you love.”
— Maxime Lagacé

“Don’t waste a second of your time convincing other people you’re worth loving.”
— Atticus

“Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth.”
— Oprah Winfrey

“True abundance isn’t based on our net worth, it’s based on our self-worth.”
— Gabrielle Bernstein

“You are not what you’ve done. You are what you keep doing.”
— Jack Butcher

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

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

“Self–worth is so vital to your happiness if you don’t feel good about yourself, it’s hard to feel good about anything else.”
— Sandy Hale

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”
— Marilyn Monroe

“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.”
— Andrew Matthews

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

Continue reading: 60 Be Yourself Quotes to Celebrate Your Uniqueness

Aarushi Tewari

Aarushi Tewari

The writer and affirmations speaker at Gratitude, Aarushi believes that one of the most effective ways of feeling inner peace is by being grateful and having a loving self-relationship.

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