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.

I care not so much what I am in the opinion of others, as what I am in my own. I would be rich of myself and not by borrowing. Michel de Montaigne
Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin As self-neglecting. William Shakespeare
If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair that you love yourself as your neighbor. Sebastien Chamfort
Every man stamps his value on himself. Man is made great or small by his own will. Friedrich von Schiller
Let a man's talents or virtues be what they may, he will only feel satisfaction as he is satisfied in himself. William Hazlitt
There is not a person we employ who does not, like ourselves, desire recognition, praise, gentleness, forbearance, patience. Henry Ward Beecher
Have faith in yourselves, great convictions are the mothers of great deeds. Swami Vivekananda
The winner in you must be ready to show up at all times, without fail in any given situation. Laura Lyseight
Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. George S Patton
Seek not, my soul, the life of immortals; but enjoy to the full the resources that are within thy reach. Pindar
Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear. Longfellow
It is not enough to have knowledge; one must apply it. It is not enough to have wishes; one must also accomplish it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities-always see them, for they are always there. Norman Vincent Peale
I haven't failed; I just found 10,000 ways that didn't work. Thomas A. Edison
The secret to success is to be ready when opportunity comes. Benjamin Disraeli
Exceed expectations. We are not driven to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things extraordinarily well. Bishop Gore
Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity. Lou Holtz
Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction inn knowing that you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming. John Wooden
The world makes way for a man who knows where he is going. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon. Thomas Deward
For no man can be blessed without the acceptance of his own head. Yoruba Sayings
When you cannot get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one. Mark Twain
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable. Paul Tillich
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. William James
Always admire the good in others, and forget not sometimes to admire the good in yourself. Liu Yutang
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. Carl Rogers
The most important point is to accept yourself and stand on your two feet. Shunryu Suzuki
Self-love seems so often unrequited. Anthony Dymoke Powell
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best. Bernard Baruch
Above a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Max Ehrmann