50+ Self-Esteem Quotes to Help You Believe In Your Power

Choose to believe in yourself and your worth with the power of supportive words.

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Self-esteem is the sense a person has of their own worth. It's about how they measure your value.

A strong sense of self-esteem makes us more confident, reduces the chances of comparison, and increases the trust we place in ourselves.

It is really important to have healthy self-esteem to live a life that is aligned with our values. So, today let's inspire and motivate ourselves to bless our life with empowering feelings and strong self-esteem.

Self-Esteem Quotes

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”
― August Wilson

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“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
― Sharon Salzberg

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.”
― Harvey Fierstein

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

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

“When you're different, sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn't.”
― Jodi Picoult

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
― Sharon Salzberg

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”
― Michel de Montaigne

“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”
― John Joseph Powell

“One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized, and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.”
― Michael J. Fox

“Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.”
― Shannon L. Alder

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

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“I learned a long time ago, the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side.”
– Maya Angelou

“The Universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.”
– Rumi

“Love yourself a little extra right now. You're evolving, learning, healing, growing, and discovering yourself all at once. It's about to get magical for you.”
– Idil Ahmed

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“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
― Edward Everett Hale

“Sometimes the transformation is simply taking the best parts of you and giving them more room in your life.”
– Yung Pueblo

“Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.”
– Jim Rohn

“Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.”
– Nicole Reed

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”
– Rumi

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“Give yourself permission to be where you are and to still be loved for it.”
– Danielle Doby

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
– Richard Branson

“The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.”
– Wallace Wattles

“I turned my attention to gratitude and discovered that the more I cultivated a sense of appreciation for all that I had, the happier and less fearful I was.”
– M. J. Ryan

“We should not measure success by bank accounts filled with money, but rather by moments filled with joy and gratitude. Pursuing your passion vigorously and relentlessly will bring you those moments.”
– Dennis Houchin

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make a mistake.”
– Elbert Hubbard

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”
– Nelson Mandela

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“Just because you haven't found your talent yet doesn't mean you don't have one.”
– Kermit the Frog

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”
– Voltaire

“Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right.”
– Henry Ford

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”
– Margaret Thatcher

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

“Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
– Lolly Daskal

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”
– Les Brown

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
– Maya Angelou

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“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”
– David Brinkley

“You start to realize that the things that are different about you are the things that make you special. And, as cliche as that sounds, you realize that if you are lucky enough to have something that is different about you…don’t try to hide it. I don’t try to blend in anymore, it’s all about standing out.”
– Taylor Swift

“When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.”
– Lolly Daskal

“The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.”
– Charles Schwab

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“I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.”
– Oprah Winfrey

“On days you can't hear yourself, slow down to let your mind and your body catch up to each other.”
– Rupi Kaur

“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”
― Dr. Roopleen

“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

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

“You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it's enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich

“The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.”
― Robert Hand

“You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we're not. We always have the power of our minds…Claim and consciously use your power.”
― Louise L. Hay

“You just have to say to yourself, "I am not willing to accept anything less than what I deserve! I am smart! I am Beautiful! I am a good woman and I deserve to be happy!" It all starts with you.”
― Amari Soul

“I don’t want anyone to hold back who they are. It’s not okay… it’s not a good thing.”
― Connor Franta

“You're always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.”
― Diane Von Furstenberg

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

“In your own life, it's important to know how spectacular you are.”
― Steve Maraboli

“Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
― Louise Hay

“I've wasted a lot of time in my life. I've thought too much about what people will say or what they're gonna think. And sometimes it's over silly things like going to the grocery store or going to the post office. But there have been times when I really stopped myself from doing something special. All because I was scared someone might look at me and decide I wasn't good enough. But you don't have to bother with that nonsense. I wasted all that time so you don't have to.”
― Julie Murphy

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“Believe in yourself up here and it will make you stronger than you could ever imagine.”
― Sarah Dessen

“Write it on your heart you are the most beautiful soul of the Universe. Realize it, honor it and celebrate the life.”
― Amit Ray

“Don't belittle yourself. Be BIG yourself.”
― Corita Kent

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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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