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Self Esteem Quotations

Believe in yourself and what you feel. Your power will come from that.

Melissa Etheridge

People with high self esteem are risk takers, but more importantly, they are achievers.

Rick Pitino

Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Always be a 1st rate version of yourself instead of a 2nd rate version of someone else.

Judy Garland

It is not necessary for eagles to be crows. What I am, I am.

Sitting Bull

While we are indifferent to our good qualities, we keep on deceiving ourselves in regard to our faults, until we come to look on them as virtues.

Heinrich Heine

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

Dr. Seuss

There's a treasury full of jade and jewels; It is in you. Don't go searching far from home for it--it's here.

The Buddha

I wish that I was where I am.

Gertrude Stein

There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun.

Thomas Merton

Sometimes I feel so nice, good God!/I jump back, I wanna kiss myself.

James Brown

There is a Hindu myth about the Self or God of the universe who sees life as (play). But since the Self is what there is and all there is and thus has no one separate to play with, he plays the cosmic game of hide-and-seek with himself... all the time forgetting who he really is. Eventually however the Self awakens from his many dreams and fantasies and remembers his true identity, the one eternal Self of the Cosmos who is never born and never dies.

R. H. Blyth

I am my own heaven and hell!

Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Self-esteem isn't everything; it's just that there's nothing without it.

Gloria Steinem

Always be a first-rate version of yourself.

Audrey Hepburn

Everything starts with yourself--with you making up your mind about what you're going to do with your life.

Tony Dorsett

In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

Albert Camus

Each person is a V.S.P. (a Very Special Person) because we are each created in the image of God.

Desmond Tutu

It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.

Denis Waitley

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.

Eleanor Roosevelt

How would your life change if your self-esteem improved?

Caroline Myss

I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody.

Louis L'Amour

I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do.

Helen Keller

Self-reverence, self knowledge, self-control. These three alone lead life to sovereign power.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Always remember that your personality is your big asset. Do not try to emulate another person. Real personality comes from the heart.

Thomas J. Watson

To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.

Denis Waitley

There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.

Nathaniel Branden

I never stop to wonder why I'm not like other people. They mystery to me is why more people aren't like me.

Florynce Kennedy

I am convinced that what has the greatest meaning for us is what we uncover for ourselves.

Elizabeth O'Connor

Embrace and love all of yourself - past, present, and future. Forgive yourself quickly and as often as necessary. Encourage yourself. Tell yourself good things about yourself.

Melody Beattie

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People gain self-esteem from serving others.

People gain self-esteem from serving others.

H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Take your work seriously, but never yourself.

Dame Margot Fonteyn

Never follow the crowd.

Bernard M. Baruch

All the wonders you seek are within yourself.

Thomas Browne

Faith in oneself... is the best and safest course.


The ultimate mystery is one's own self.

Sammy Davis, Jr.

I celebrate myself, and sing myself.

Walt Whitman

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Mark Twain

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When one is a stranger to oneself, then one is estranged from others, too.

Ann Morrow Lindbergh

What a man thinks of himself, that is what determines, or rather indicates his fate.

Henry David Thoreau

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and to be that perfectly.

St. Frances De Sales

The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear.

William Jennings Bryan

I am a part of all that I have met.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Should we say the self, once perceived, becomes the soul?

Theodore Roethke
As a youth, I hated myself for not being good enough. All my inadequacies and failures, not being kind enough, generous or understanding enough, would assail me at night. It became a habit to be guilty and self castigating, not liking myself because I was unworthy... I really tortured myself.
I have a lot of confidence, but little Self-Esteem. This has given me a tremendous creative spark because it forced me to keep proving myself.
Love yourself. Respect yourself. Never sell yourself short. Believe in yourself regardless of what people think. You can accomplish anything, absolutely anything, if you set your mind to it.
I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was. Don't tell me I can't do something. Don't tell me it's impossible. Don't tell me I'm not the greatest. I'm the double greatest.
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be--because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose and then where are you?
My parents, my teachers, my friends, my ex-wife--everybody held up a mirror and I accepted the image that came back. Well, it finally dawned on me that my reflection in others' eyes was the truth once removed.

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