Self-Esteem Quotes

Best selected self-esteem quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about self-esteem will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.

A person's worth in this world is estimated according to the value they put on themselves. Jean De La Bruyere
Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on. Maxwell Maltz
I will give thanks to thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Thy works, and my soul knows it very well. [Psalms 139:14] Bible
We are valued in this world at the rate we desire to be valued. Jean De La Bruyere
Acknowledgment -- If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people. Anonymous
That kind of life is most happy which affords us most opportunities of gaining our own esteem. Samuel Johnson
One is rated by others as he rates himself. French Proverb
Self-love is not opposed to the love of other people. You cannot really love yourself and do yourself a favor without doing people a favor, and vise versa. Karl A. Menninger
No one can disgrace us but ourselves. Henry Wheeler Shaw
Blessed are they who heal us of self-despising. Of all services which can be done to man, I know of none more precious. William Hale White
It is very easy in the world to live by the opinion of the world. It is very easy in solitude to be self-centered. But the finished man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true. Brian Tracy
Until you value yourself you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. M. Scott Peck
Women who set a low value on themselves make life hard for all women. Nellie Mcclung
A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best. Walt Whitman
Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right. John Milton
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives. Brian Tracy
The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves. William Hazlitt
All the extraordinary men I have known were extraordinary in their own estimation. Woodrow T. Wilson
Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. Malcolm S. Forbes
The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem. Eric Hoffer
A person's worth is contingent upon who he is, not upon what he does, or how much he has. The worth of a person, or a thing, or an idea, is in being, not in doing, not in having. Alice Mary Hilton
To preserve an unclouded capacity for the enjoyment of life is an unusual moral and psychological achievement. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the prerogative of mindlessness, but the exact opposite: It is the reward of self-esteem. Nathaniel Branden
Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself. John Locke
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you. Baltasar Gracian
You're not what you think you are; you're not what others think you are; you're what you think others think you are. Anonymous
Seriously, I do not think I fit for the presidency. Abraham Lincoln
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. Eric Hoffer
The most difficult We do not deal in facts when we are contemplating ourselves. Mark Twain
The greatest success, is successful self acceptance. Ben Sweet
SELF-ESTEEM controls PERFORMANCE/REALITY which stimulate SELF-TALK which reinforces SELF-ESTEEM. This cycle can work positively or negatively and is greatly influenced by the self-talk (I knew I wasn't good at -X vs. next time I'll practice and do better at -X). Anonymous
Think highly of yourself, for the world takes you at your own estimate. Anonymous
Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our value is the sum of our values. Joe Batten
Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves. U. Thant
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image. Brian Tracy
You are indebted to you imagination for three-fourths of your importance. David Garrick
He who despises himself nevertheless esteems himself as a self-despiser. Friedrich Nietzsche
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. Buddha
Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have. Doris Mortman
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
The highest in God's esteem are the lowest in their own. Thomas p Kempis
Creation is a better means of self-expression than possession; it is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed. Vida D. Scudder
He that undervalues himself will undervalue others, and he that undervalues others will oppress them. Johnson
I have often wondered how it is everyone loves himself more than the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than the opinions of others. Marcus Aurelius
When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life. Geoffrey F. Abert
The ablest man I ever met is the man you think you are. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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 comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum. At that time you must accept yourself. It is not anymore what you will become. It is what you are and always will be. John Fowles
Whatever your job, it is important if it is what God wants you to do. Henry Jacobsen
Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized. Albert Einstein
Before everyone stands a image of what he ought to be. So long as he is not that his peace is not complete. Ruckett
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. Lucille Ball
In my day, we didn't have self-esteem, we had self-respect... and no. Jane Haddam
I'll always be number 1 to myself. Moses Malone
Study to be what you wish to seem. John Bate
I am as my creator made me and since He is satisfied, so am I. Minnie Smith
Whatever good things we build end up building us. Jim Rohn
Trust yourself, then you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror. Sigmund Freud
It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourselves. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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