100 Quotes To Boost Your Self-Esteem

Scroll down to find the list of 100 Famous Quotes to boost your self-esteem!

Why do so many of us suffer from low self-esteem? Is it because we seek validation and approval from others and our opinion of ourselves isn’t very high unless we get it? Can it be because we underestimate the importance of loving and accepting ourselves first?

Are we just too damn hard on ourselves?

The truth is that we’ve all been there at some point in our lives. Perhaps it stems from our childhood, or perhaps a bad relationship. Most often, the way someone has treated us or words that were said once or a thousand times, have been imbedded into our minds, causing us to think less of ourselves. We begin to question our self-worth.  Perhaps you lost your mojo because something changed in your life and now you’re blaming yourself, or maybe you’re be stuck in a rut and see no way out. Well I’m here to tell you that you’re Enough!

True self-esteem isn’t based on what others think of you.

The biggest obstacle to self-esteem is self-criticism. So accept yourself with all your flaws. Be more self-forgiving and let go of self-judgment. You seriously not doing yourself any favours!

How we speak to ourselves is how we see ourselves, and sometimes we need new examples of how our inner conversation should go.

To help you love yourself better, we’ve collected a variety of short inspirational quotes, quotes about self-confidence and most importantly; self-loving quotes for when your mood could needs a boost.

If you don’t know how amazing you are? These inspiring words will remind you of just that, uplifting your spirit along the way, so you believe in yourself, remain positive, keep going, and never give up!


100 Famous Quotes


1. Be everything to you, not everything to everybody. – Lisa Lieberman-Wang

2. If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think. – T. Harv Eker

3. Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them. — T. Harv Eker

4. Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. — Dr. Benjamin Spock

5. I didn’t allow other people to dictate how I should feel or act. I learned there was no shame in imperfection because history had shown being different had the power to change perspectives and eventually the world. ― Shannon L. Alder

6. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. ”Steve Jobs

7. Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. – Howard Thurman

8. Once you feel nice about yourself, you have planted the first seed to develop self-confidence. ― Stephen Richards

9. The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. — William Jennings Bryan

10. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. – Marianne Williamson

11. The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little. – Thomas Merton
12. A winner is not someone who wins. It’s someone who tries and isn’t afraid to lose. ― Nusrat Sultana

13. The time is ‘now’ to do something – don’t drag your feet. – Les Brown

14. Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity. – Andre Gide

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

16. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt

17. Respond to every call that excites your spirit. – Rumi

18. What you believe, you will receive. – Gabby Berbstein

19. Accept yourself and experience true liberation – Amy Leigh Mercree

20. 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

21. Love yourself. Enough to take the actions required for your happiness. Enough to cut yourself loose from the drama-filled past. Enough to set a high standard for relationships. Enough to feed your mind and body in a healthy manner. Enough to forgive yourself. Enough to move on.- Steve Maraboli

22. 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

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

24. Listen to your heart above all other voices. – Marta Kagan

25. Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality. –  Les Brown

26. Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others. Oprah Winfrey

27. Act the way you want to be and soon you’ll be the way you act. –  Les Brown

28. The most important opinion you have is the one you have of yourself, and the most significant things you say all day are those things you say to yourself.  – Unknown Author

29. Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide. –  Marva Collins

30. If your self-talk is negative, then your self-esteem will suffer. If your self-talk is positive, then your self-esteem will grow. – Krista “KK” Weatherspoon

31. Low self-esteem arises when we listen to lies about ourselves. Richard Daly

32. In order to achieve true self-esteem and self-confidence, you should be willing to accept that you’re more than capable – both of accomplishing the greatest of things and of making the biggest mistakes. –  Ryan Coope

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

34. Don’t let joy be an accident. Create it. – Tom Bilyeu

35. To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. Anonymous

36. Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire. – Jennifer Lee

37. Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. –  Golda Meir

38. Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid. – Albert Einstein

39. Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are. – Beyoncé

40. Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine. – Oprah

41. Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt

42. Life is too short, and I’m Italian. I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0. – Sophia Bush

43. If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. ~ Author Unknown

44. Unique and different is the new generation of beautiful . . . You don’t have to be like everybody else. In fact I don’t think you should. – Taylor Swift

45. Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. Malcolm S. Forbes

46. Let others determine your worth and you’re already lost, because no one wants people worth more than themselves. ― Peter V. Brett

47. When someone tells me ‘no’, it doesn’t mean I can’t do it; it simply means, I can’t do it with them. ― Karen E. Quinones Miller

48. I remind myself to be kind to myself, and as slightly ridiculous as it may sound, to treat myself in the same gentle way I’d want to treat a daughter of mine. It really helps.  – Emma Stone

49. Being comfortable in your own skin is one of the most important things to achieve. I’m still working on it!—Kate Mara

50. Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.- Lucille Ball

51. Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. – Oprah

52. She would rather walk alone in darkness than follow anyone else’s shadow. – R. G. Moon

53. Pain shapes a woman into a warrior. R. H. Sin

54. I love my body, and I would never change anything about it. I’m not asking you to like my body. I’m just asking you to let me be me.—Serena Williams

55. I keep telling myself that I’m a human being, an imperfect human who’s not made to look like a doll, and that who I am as a person is more important than whether at that moment I have a nice figure.—Emma Watson

56. I always feel confident. I never allow myself to not feel confident.—Amber Rose

57. God made a very obvious choice when he made me voluptuous; why would I go against what he decided for me? My limbs work, so I’m not going to complain about the way my body is shaped.—Drew Barrymore

58. Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. Les Brown

59. I have learned that to get out of life what I expect, I must commit myself to beginning each day by concentrating on positive thoughts and focusing on my goals. – Les Brown

60. If you have the ability to love, love yourself first. – Charles Bukowski

61. To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness – Robert Morley

62. Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different. – Stacey Charter

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

64. When you make a mistake, respond to yourself in a loving way rather than a self-shaming way. – Ellie Holcomb

65. If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. – Fred Rogers

66. Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. – M. Scott Peck

67. If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better. And that makes you so happy. – Kristin Chenoweth

68. To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength. ― Criss Jami

69. To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. – Thich Nhat Hanh

70. Do your thing and don’t care if they like it. – Tina Fey

71. I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy. – Queen Latifah

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

73. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right here – Venus Williams

74. Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit. ― Shannon L. Alder

75. No one will take better care of your dream than you. – Les Brown

76. No other version, no matter how perfect it is, would ever feel better than being your true self.– Edmond Mbiaka

77. Take care not to listen to anyone who tells you what you can and can’t be in life.– Meg Medina

78. If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.– Frank Zappa

79. Be who you were created to be, and you will set the world on fire.– St. Catherine of Sienna

80. Do your thing and don’t care if they like it. – Tina Fey

81. 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

82. When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier. – Diane Von Furstenberg

83. The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. – C.G. Jung

84. Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are. – Turcois Ominek

85. Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself – what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat. – Warsan Shire

86. I think the most important thing in life is self-love, because if you don’t have self-love, and respect for everything about your own body, your own soul, your own capsule, then how can you have an authentic relationship with anyone else? – Shailene Woodley

87. Our first and last love is self-love. – Christian Nestell Bovee

88. If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me? – Maya Angelou

89. Respect yourself and others will respect you. – Confucius

90. As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

91. The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.”Ayn Rand

92. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. – Sylvia Plath

93. Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. ― Norman Vincent Peale

94. The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself. – Tony Robbins

95. Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. – Petere T. Mcintyre

96. The quickest way to acquire self-confidence is to do exactly what you are afraid to do. – Anon

97. No one will believe in you until you believe in you. – Robin Sharma

98. If you are not in the process of becoming the person you want to be, you are automatically engaged in becoming the person you don’t want to be. – Dale Carnegie

99. We are what we believe we are – C.S. Lewis

100. We were all born with a certain degree of power. The key to success is discovering this innate power and using it daily to deal with whatever challenges come our way. – Les Brown