113 Best Self Esteem Quotes to Boost Your Confidence and Life

The definition of “self-esteem” is one’s opinion of oneself.

People with low self-esteem usually believe that they are not capable or deserve any good things in life.

We all have times when we feel low and need a confidence boost.


That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top self-esteem quotes to help you feel better and live a better life.

These powerful quotes will motivate you to trust yourself, embrace your abilities, and overcome your weaknesses.

Whether you’re feeling down or simply need motivation, these quotes will elevate your spirits and enhance your self-esteem.

Top 10 Self Esteem Quotes


A person’s self-esteem has nothing to do with how she looks. ~ Halle Berry.


If you want to see the love of your life, look in the mirror. ~ Byron Katie.


Don’t belittle yourself. Be BIG yourself. ~ Corita Kent.


You’d be surprised how addicting high self-esteem is. ~ Fergie.


The world can only see us as we see ourselves. ~ David Hawkins.


The world will never value you more than you value yourself. ~ Bill Masur.


Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. ~ André Gide.


Self care isn’t selfish. It’s self esteem. ~ Ashley Judd.


It is weakness that is the source of all selfishness. ~ Swami Vivekananda.


Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who holds a low opinion of himself. ~ Anthony Trollope.

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Famous Self Esteem Quotes

Always remember, actions speak louder than words. No one’s perfect, but we can all strive to be better people. ~ Demi Lovato.

Most people enjoy some aspect of their work and gain a sense of self-esteem and respect from their workplace accomplishments and relationships. ~ Graeme Falco.


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.

Just remember, there are no quick fixes. But, by taking action just a little bit every day, you will build up a powerful reservoir of confidence, self-esteem, and discipline. ~ Scott Allan.

If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. ~ Sam Walton.


It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourselves. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. ~ David Brinkley.

When you have high self-esteem, you are not dependent on others to feel happy. You believe in yourself and you believe in your values more than anything. ~ Angel Graff.


When we are stressed, we tend to do stupid things to ourselves. ~ Lisa Lieberman-Wang.

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

Morale is self esteem in action. ~ Avery Weisman.

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 Cooper.


Put all excuses aside and remember this: you are capable. ~ Zig Ziglar.

Self-esteem is a matter of balance. Too much can tip over into haughtiness, arrogance, and the inability to admit when we have gone wrong. ~ Alan Schmidt.

Best Self Esteem Quotes

We are all worms, but I do believe I am a glow-worm. ~ Winston Churchill.


You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. ~ Buddha.

To have that sense of one’s intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything. ~ Joan Didion.

As you grow in self-esteem, your face, manner, way of talking and moving will tend naturally to project the pleasure you take in being alive. ~ Nathaniel Branden.

The worst outcome in this world is not having self-esteem. If you don’t love yourself, who will? ~ Naval Ravikant.

You are the most influential person you will talk to all day. ~ Zig Ziglar.


A man can stand a lot if he can stand himself. ~ Axel Munthe.

A person’s worth in this world is estimated according to the value they put on themselves. ~ Jean De La Bruyère.

Inspiring Self Esteem Quotes

Feeling good about ourselves is essential in our being able to love others. ~ Fred Rogers.

Tell your struggling self, I love you so much. ~ Haemin Sunim.


You need to have self-esteem to be able to adequately tackle the challenges that life throws at you. ~ Minka Ferguson.

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it. ~ Stevie Wonder.

A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else. ~ Haruki Murakami.


Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself. ~ Michel de Montaigne.

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.

Thought-Provoking Self Esteem Quotes

The starting point of building your self-esteem is for you to have a clear sense of who you are and what you want. ~ Brian Tracy.


High self-esteem comes from feeling like you have control over events not that events have control over you. ~ Tony Robbins.

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.

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment. ~ Thomas Carlyle.


The solution to low self-esteem is to get over yourself and get a higher purpose. ~ Marianne Williamson.

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt.

Inspirational Self Esteem Quotes

No matter what you look like or think you look like you’re special and loved and perfect just the way you are. ~ Ariel Winter.


I hope you’re able to grow to respect whoever you are inside. ~ Fred Rogers.

Self-esteem is made up primarily of two things: feeling lovable and feeling capable. ~ Jack Canfield.

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.

Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.


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

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

Eliminate the need to be liked. Replace it with the intention to be of service, whether to others, something you believe in, or your highest self. ~ Neil Strauss.

Wise Self Esteem Quotes

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


You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level. ~ Eckhart Tolle.

Strong women don’t play victim, don’t make themselves look pitiful, & don’t point fingers. They stand & they deal. ~ Mandy Hale.

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


Self-esteem is more than merely recognizing one’s positive qualities. It is an attitude of acceptance and non judgment toward self and others. ~ Matthew McKay.

All things splendid have been achieved by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance. ~ Bruce Barton.

Every person is the creation of himself, the image of his own thinking and believing. As individuals think and believe, so they are. ~ Claude M. Bristol.

Self-confidence and self-esteem are the two most important aspects of your life, because these dictate your level of happiness. ~ Nathan Smart.


Never, never, never give in! ~ Winston Churchill.

Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask it. ~ Ziad K. Abedelnour.

When you feel good about yourself, others will feel good about you, too. ~ Jake Steinfeld.

Friendship with oneself is all important because without it one cannot be friends with anybody else in the world. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt.

Great Self Esteem Quotes

I don’t entirely approve of some of the things I have done, or am, or have been. But I’m me. God knows, I’m me. ~ Elizabeth Taylor.


The only thing that matters in life, is your own opinion about yourself. ~ Osho

Self-belief is immensely powerful. The most successful people I know believe in themselves almost to the point of delusion. ~ Sam Altman.

A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with. ~ Ellen Barrier.

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


Who you are inside is what helps you make and do everything in life. ~ Fred Rogers.

Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they are yours. ~ Richard Bach.

Positive Self Esteem Quotes

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


The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld.

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

The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself. ~ Rita Mae Brown.


You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it. ~ Dr. Robert Anthony.

The most difficult secret for a man to keep is the opinion he has of himself. ~ Marcel Pagnol.

Short Self Esteem Quotes

Self-esteem is as necessary to the spirit as food is to the body. ~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz.


Respect yourself and others will respect you. ~ Confucius.

If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works. ~ Louise Hay.

A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe.

There is no single psychological difficulty that cannot be attributed to a lack of self-esteem. And it is so because of all the judgments to which we are subjected in our lives. ~ Pixie Walker.


Respect yourself if you would have others respect you. ~ Baltasar Gracian.

The first step toward being loved is learning to love what you see when you look in the mirror. ~ Tadahiko Nagao.

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

The greatest success is successful self-acceptance. ~ Ben Sweet.

Self-worth comes from one thing – thinking that you are worthy. ~ Wayne W. Dyer.


Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. ~ Buddha.

It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes. ~ Sally Field.

Self-esteem and self-love are the opposites of fear; the more you like yourself, the less you fear anything. ~ Brian Tracy.


A human being wants something that will fill the holes he feels within himself. ~ James Pierce.

High Self Esteem Quotes

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our worst enemy. ~ Roderick Thorp.

You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be. ~ Lou Holtz.


The loudest critic is internal. ~ James Clear.

We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. ~ Marie Curie.

What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates his fate. ~ Henry David Thoreau.

Self-esteem is that deep-down inside the skin feeling you have of your own self-worth. ~ Denis Waitley.


Self confidence, self-esteem and perseverance are the essential underpinnings of success. ~ Byron Pulsifer.

There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself. ~ Brian Andreas.

The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique. ~ Walt Disney.

So these were the 113 top quotes about Self Esteem.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on Miracle quotes and Self Respect quotes.

References and Sources:

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