Self Esteem Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old self esteem quotes, self esteem sayings, and self esteem proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it. Thaddeus Golas
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives. Denis Waitley
Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself. Robert Collier
The strongest single factor in prosperity consciousness is self-esteem: believing you can do it, believing you deserve it, believing you will get it. Jerry Gillies
There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity. Nathaniel Branden
The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone. Orison Swett Marden
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
The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone Ayn Rand
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
Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right John Milton
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. Thich Nhat Hanh
The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else E. E. Cummings
I used to be self conscious about my height, but then I thought, fuck that! I'm Harry Potter! Daniel Radcliffe
I wish I could show you, When you are lonely or in darkness, The astonishing light of your own being. Hafiz
To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don't wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now. Alan Cohen
You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can't have it. Dr. Robert Anthony
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves Sir Edmund Hillary
To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. Oscar Wilde
I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this. A. C. Benson
Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized. Albert Einstein
We do not deal much in facts when we are contemplating ourselves. Mark Twain
Self-esteem is the confidence which a person has in himself even though there's no one be has fooled more often. Evan Esar
Of all the opinions which people entertain, the best one is that which they have of themselves. Evan Esar
There's plenty of room at the top, but not enough for the people who think they ought to be there. Evan Esar
The proof that many a man is a poor judge of human nature is the good opinion he holds of himself. Evan Esar
The man who is sure to make others boil is the one who is always letting off esteem. Evan Esar
It is your own assent to yourself, and the constant voice of your own reason, and not of others, that should make you believe. Blaise Pascal
He who seeks for applause only from without has all his happiness in another's keeping. Oliver Goldsmith
Above all things, reverence yourself. Pythagoras
Be content with what you are, and wish not to change; nor dread your last day, nor long for it. Martial