Walk with purpose

“The moment you become friends with your inner Self, you realize that the failures or hindrances that you met earlier were caused more by your disconnected status with your inner Being.” – Stephen Richards

“Criticism is just someone else’s opinion. Even people who are experts in their fields are sometimes wrong. It is up to you to choose whether to believe some of it, none of it, or all of it. What you think is what counts.” – Rodolfo Costa

“Chasing a person doesn’t give you value or build values in you. You earn your value by chasing morality and practicing dignity. “ – Shannon L. Alder

“Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” – Lucille Ball

“Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Fear? What has a man to do with fear? Chance rules our lives, and the future is all unknown. Best live as we may, from day to day.” – Sophocles

“Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focussed on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.” – Roopleen

“In the darkest hours we must believe in ourselves.” – Terry Goodkind

“If you choke your potential before it has an opportunity to become a possibility you will never reach your destiny.” – Mo Stegall

“Daily meditation promotes self confidence, peace of mind and strong faith in God.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

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

“Walk with purpose. Approach life with purpose, enter a room with purpose, and it’s just a matter of time before people are coming over and talking to you.” – Sharon Law Tucker

“One should love oneself enough not to love oneself too much.” – Marty Rubin

“The journey isn’t about becoming a different person. It’s about loving who you are right now.” – Suzanne Heyn

“Once the shadow is embraced, it is healed. And when it is healed, it becomes love.” – Debbie Ford,

“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise L. Hay

“Becoming acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs.” – Daphne Rose Kingma

“Self-esteem begins with self-understanding, grows with courage and perseverance, ends with confidence.” – Maxime Lagacé

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou

We should all celebrate our individuality

“Stop waiting for creative inspiration. Start creating and inspire yourself along the way.” – Ryan Lilly

“Beginning with end in focus ,a proof of self confidence.” – Mohammed Mushtaq GK

“Self confidence. Let’s fight the demon that makes us look smaller than we truly are. Your dream is worth it.” – Daniel Vlcek

“Be at your best when things are at their worst.” – Elhachemi Sabi

“You aren’t ugly, my dear. Do not listen to anyone who would say so, even yourself.” – Amber Jaeger

“If your comfort zone is misery, it’s time to get uncomfortable.” – Charles F. Glassman

“When you say, “I need more confidence,” what you’re really saying is, “I need those people over there to approve of me.” That is the desire to control other people and what they think. The first person who figures out how to do this owns the world.” – Augusten Burroughs

“Self-confidence is the degree of control, conviction and contention on own character.” – Anuj Somany

“It’s better to dance like a fool, than to stand around like an idiot.” – Oliver Gaspirtz

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

“Self-care is never a selfish act–it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer

“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  

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

“Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” – Rob Liano

“To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” – Sandra Bierig

“I don’t want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.” – Henry James

“I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” – Johnny Depp

“You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” – Yogi Bhajan

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” – W.C. Fields

Everyone you meet is your mirror

“Someone else’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” – Les Brown

“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” – Anna Freud

“If I am not for myself, who will be?” –  Pirke Avoth

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” – Dr. Seuss

“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.” – Deborah Day

“Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.” – Wilfred Peterson

“Love yourself instead of abusing yourself.” – Karolina Kurkova

“People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.” – Dan Pearce

“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.” – Ken Keyes

“When nobody celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.” – Joel Osteen

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.”

“Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.”

“Dismantle your wounds so you stop living your life by them.” – Nikki Rowe

“You can receive all the compliments in the world, but that won’t do a thing unless you believe it yourself.”

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller

“If you want to increase your self-confidence as a yoga teacher very fast – go out there, face your fears, and teach as much as you possibly can!” – Gudjon Bergmann

“The shelf where you can find the power to kick start is the shelf of self-confidence. No matter how loaded you are with the right information, you need to pull yourself out!” – Israelmore Ayivor

“You can receive all the compliments in the world, but that won’t do a thing unless you believe it yourself.” –  Criss Jami

“If you believe in your dream with all your heart, you can achieve it.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself

“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 

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“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

“Having a low opinion of yourself is not ‘modesty’. It’s self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not ‘egotism’. It’s a necessary precondition to happiness and success.” – Bobbe Sommer

“Tell me how a person judges his or her self esteem and I will tell you how that person operates at work, in love, in sex, in parenting, in every important aspect of existence – and how high he or she is likely to rise. The reputation you have with yourself – your self-esteem – is the single most important factor for a fulfilling life.” – Nathaniel Branden

“Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller

“Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.” – Zoe Kravitz

“Self-love is the greatest middle finger of all time.”

“Don’t let hollow heroes distract you from saving yourself.” – Nikki Rowe

“Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.” – William Shakespeare

“You don’t walk away to prove your worth. You walk away because you allowed someone else to dictate your value and you found yourself believing it.” – Shannon L. Alder

“If you ever want to see heaven, watch a bunch of young girls play. They are all sweat and skinned knees. Energy and open faces.” – Amy Poehler

“Ignore what other people think. Most people aren’t even paying attention to you.” – Amy Poehler

“If you care about what people think about you, you will end up being their slave. Reject and pull your own rope.” – Auliq Ice

“There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.”

“Respect, Love, and Value yourself. Always remember to be good to yourself by taking care of yourself. Make yourself a priority and know that it’s okay. Don’t feel guilty for loving yourself, first! You’re just as important as anybody else.” – Stephanie Lahart

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“No other love no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love.” – Edmond Mbiaka

“You have to learn to love yourself before you can love someone else. Because it’s only when we love ourselves that we feel worthy of someone else’s love.”

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” -Theodore Roosevelt

Our true self is made manifest in love

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

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

“Self-trust is the first secret of success.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To have an incredible increase in self esteem, all you have to do is start doing some little something. You don’t have to do spectacularly dramatic things for self esteem to start going off the scale. Just make a commitment to any easy discipline. Then another one and another one.” – Jim Rohn

“Self worth cannot be verified by others. You are worthy because you say it is so. If you depend on others for your value it is other-worth.” – Wayne Dyer

“Persons of high self esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else.” – Nathaniel Branden

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

“Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.”

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

“Our true self is made manifest in love.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“Modesty isn’t always a virtue; it can be a hindrance; a careful measure of personal pride builds confidence and ensures success.” – Wayne Gerard Trotman

“If you saw the size of the BLESSING YOU ARE BECOMING, you would understand the magnitude of the battle you are fighting! “ – Michele Jennae

“Wrinkles ? Why all the fuss ? Think of them as lines of distinction; marks of maturity. “ –  Alex Morritt

“Why escape your intended purpose by copying and trying to be someone else? You will discover who you were meant to be only after you have shown confidence being yourself.”

“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” – Roy T. Bennett

“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” –  William James

“We can’t be so desperate for love that we forget where we can always find it; within.” – Alexandra Elle

“Do you love yourself enough to BE what you love yourself enough to WANT?” – Steve Maraboli

“My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.” – Kim McMillen

“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.” – Deborah Day

Listen to your heart above all other voices

“There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.” – Nathaniel Branden

“The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.” – Orison Swett Marden

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

“The most important key to the permanent enhancement of esteem is the practice of positive inner-talk” – Dennis Waitley.

“The greatest success is successful self-acceptance.” – Ben Sweet

“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – Louise L. Hay

“If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.”

“Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.”

“Demonstrate love by giving it, unconditionally, to yourself. And as you do, you will attract others into your life who will love you without conditions.”

“Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” – Anna Taylor

“How can you follow your heart, unless you know why you have allowed it to be empty for so long and didn’t have the courage to fix it?” – Shannon L. Alder

“Self-confidence is contagious.” – Stephen Richards

“Do you want to be in your own story or on the outside writing about it? Everyone battles fear and uncertainty every day. However, the only failure in life is believing that your value relies on other people’s approval or resources. The reality is this: When you are living your authentic self and not how people want you to act, then you are free to use the full spectrum of your creativity and gifts. People don’t need resources to get out of any life situation. They need creativity to create resources. When you realize that, becoming stuck is impossible.” – Shannon L. Alder

“Maturity is the ability to make a decision and stand by it.” – Auliq Ice

“When you establish peace, when you establish love, when you establish kindness here [inside], you cannot act any other way to the outside world.”

“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”

“Don’t ever allow yourself to forget how incredibly special you are, even for a single second. Without you, the world would not be as magnificent. Let yourself remember to love again, starting with you loving you.”

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad

”To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” – Oscar Wilde

“Sometimes the noise of life can be just too much. If you need to escape, love yourself enough to know when you need a real time out.”

I am what no one else is

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

“Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.” – Robert Collier

“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

“Too many people overvalue what they are not, and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm Forbes

“Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is more important than the judgment we pass on ourselves” – Nathaniel Branden.

“One of the most significant characteristics of healthy esteem is that it is the state of one who is not at war either with himself or with others” –  Nathaniel Branden.

“If you don’t love yourself, nobody else is going to love you.”

“Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude.”

“You, yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

“Teams that spend a lot of time learning the tricks of the trade will probably never really learn the trade.” – Yuri Boganov

“Passion is that drive, that self-confidence, that enthusiasm that makes one to resist every obstacle that attempts to stop him from attaining his ultimate status in life and guides him to keep trying till the harvest time is due.” – Israelmore Ayivor

“Never dare to lower your self-confidence in order to please those who can’t stand you because you strongly believe in your abilities.” – Edmond Mbiaka

“Courage injures the strong ones who have no wisdom, but it motivates the brave ones, to always win.” – Auliq Ice

“We are meant to do the work of angels for we are often disguised from ourselves.” – Paresh Shah

“I am what no one else is, and in the hands of God I can do what no one else does. And if I dare set such a truth in motion I will change my world.” –  Craig D. Lounsbrough

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” – Byron Katie

“To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” – Sandra Bierig

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”

“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore”

Your simple presence can make others happy

Self esteem quotes Well we all know that self esteem comes from what you think of you Aylake
Self esteem quotes Well we all know that self esteem comes from what you think of you Aylake

“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” – Brené Brown

“If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is…an opportunity to get to know YOU, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but YOU for your happiness…you will realize that a little loneliness goes a LONG way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colorful YOU.” – Mandy Hale

“You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success – none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here.” – Ram Dass

“Well, we all know that self-esteem comes from what you think of you, not what other people think of you.” – Gloria Gaynor

Self esteem quotes Have unshakable faith in yourself to become everything you want to be Aylake
Self esteem quotes Have unshakable faith in yourself to become everything you want to be Aylake

“To trust one’s mind and to know that one is worthy of happiness is the essence of self-esteem.” – Nathaniel Branden

“Loving yourself is the greatest revolution.”

“Have unshakable faith in yourself to become everything you want to be.”

“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.”

Self esteem quotes Believing in yourself is the best poetry Aylake
Self esteem quotes Believing in yourself is the best poetry Aylake

“When you believe in yourself, other people will believe in you, too.” – Sophia Amoruso

“Proving himself to himself was no small matter.” – H.W. Brands

“Believing in yourself is the best poetry.” – Marty Rubin

“Don’t ever let others impose their self-limiting beliefs on to you. They don’t have the courage and spirit that you do.” – Miya Yamanouchi

Self esteem quotes You must love yourself before you love another Aylake
Self esteem quotes You must love yourself before you love another Aylake

“If you want to say no, be firm and direct.” – Auliq Ice

“If you want to improve your self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.” – Tim Fargo

“You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy.”

“Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

Self esteem quotes It is never too late to be what you might have been Aylake
Self esteem quotes It is never too late to be what you might have been Aylake

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

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

“I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.” – Kristen Neff

“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 Washington Thurman

The loudest critic is internal

“So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.” – Alan Watts

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” – Brené Brown

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

“The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” –  Melanie Koulouris

“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” –  Diane Von Furstenberg

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Gustav Jung

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

“I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.” – Charlotte Brontë

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.” – August Wilson

“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Sharon Salzberg

“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

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

“I used to hate feeling embarrassed, but then I realized nobody’s watching and nobody gives a damn.” – Barbara Corcoran

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” – André Gide

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

“The world will never value you more than you value yourself.” – Bill Masur

“Don’t just fly, soar.” – Dumbo

“The loudest critic is internal.” – James Clear

“Chasing approval chases it away.” – @TheStoicEmperor

“Never dishonor yourself to honor others.” – Unknown

“Talk about your failures without apologizing.” – Brené Brown

“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

“Live as if you’re alone in the world. No one is watching you. You don’t have to please anyone or live up to their expectations or fear their judgment.” – @TheAncientSage

“Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. Don’t be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren’t paying any attention to you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Encourage yourself, support yourself, and celebrate every little thing about yourself.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“Don’t base your identity on your imperfection. You aren’t your imperfections, you are the being that is aware of your imperfections.” – Haemin Sunim

“Pay respect that you may be respected, and know that to be esteemed you must show esteem.” – Baltasar Gracián

“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

“If you boast, you will have no merit. If you promote yourself, you will have no success.” – Lao Tzu 

Your time and energy are precious

“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” – William James

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

“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey

“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” –  Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” –  Anna Taylor

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” – Carl Gustav Jung

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

“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

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

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

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

“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.” – Dr. Roopleen

“Your self-esteem won’t come from body parts. You need to step away from the mirror every once in a while, and look for another reflection, like the one in the eyes of the people who love you and admire you.” – Stacy London

“Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you.” – Lilly Singh

“Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“Self–care is never a selfish act; it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer

“Nothing has transformed my life more than realizing that it’s a waste of time to evaluate my worthiness by weighing the reaction of the people in the stands.” – Brené Brown

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

“You doubt your value. Don’t run from who you are.” – C.S. Lewis 

“Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.” – Thomas Carlyle

“Love who you are, embrace who you are.” – Lilly Singh

“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

“Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.” – Margaret Thatcher

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.” – August Wilson

“Don’t tell yourself some bullsh*t story about you can’t do this or that. Don’t even allow yourself to say you’re not good enough. Sure, maybe you can’t do something yet, and maybe you’ll never be the greatest of all time. But who gives a sh*t?” – Tom Bilyeu

“Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me.” – Audre Lorde

“The trick is to think highly of yourself without thinking you’re higher than everyone else.” – Ed Latimore

“When people appear to be something other than good and decent, it is only because they are reacting to stress, pain, or the deprivation of basic human needs such as security, love, and self-esteem.” – Abraham Maslow

“Learn to deflect envy by drawing attention away from yourself. Develop your sense of self-worth from internal standards and not incessant comparisons.” – Robert Greene

You are more than what you have become

“Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer

“When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world.” – Harry Palmer

“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

“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – Louise Hay

“The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” – Maya Angelou

“It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here.” – James Baldwin

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

“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

“Be that strong girl that everyone knew would make it through the worst, be that fearless girl, the one who would dare to do anything, be that independent girl who didn’t need a man; be that girl who never backed down.” – Taylor Swift

“I am a strong woman with or without this person, with or without this job, and with or without these tight pants.” – Queen Latifah

“When we are stressed we tend to do stupid things to ourselves.” – Lisa Lieberman-Wang

“She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible.” – Ariana Dancu

“For once, you believed in yourself. You believed you were beautiful and so did the rest of the world.” – Sarah Dessen

“I may be wrong, but I am never in doubt! And anyone who has been around me for even a minute understands that my self-confidence and self-esteem is sometimes overwhelming!” – Dan Pena

“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

“I am beginning to measure myself in strength, not pounds. Sometimes in smiles.” – Laurie Halse Anderson

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

“Look inside yourself. You are more than what you have become.” – Mufasa 

“When you find out who you are, you find out what you need.” – Mama Odie 

“If you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth, but you’ve got to be willing to take the hits.” – Rocky Balboa

“Humility is the mother of giants. One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.” – G.K. Chesterton 

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Define yourself by your strengths, not your weaknesses. Acknowledge your weaknesses and figure out how to work around them, but don’t let them stop you from doing what you want to do.” – Sam Altman

“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

“Nobody can say anything about you. Whatsoever people say is about themselves. But you become very shaky, because you are still clinging to a false center. That false center depends on others, so you are always looking at what people are saying about you.” – Osho

“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

“Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Praise is not something to be sought. One shouldn’t welcome it, rather be indifferent to it. It’s a trap. If you accept the praise of someone you’re henceforth their slave. You have to live up to that person’s image of you. You’re not free to just be yourself.” – @TheAncientSage

“If you are ever tempted to look for outside approval, realize that you have compromised your integrity. If you need a witness, be your own.” – Epictetus

“You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.” – Brené Brown

Surround yourself with people who only lift you higher

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

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” –  Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” – Jean Shinoda Bolen

“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” –  Mary Dunbar

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

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

“People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.” – Dan Pearce

“Accept yourself as you are right now.” – Lisa Lieberman-Wang

“Start loving yourself and everything else will come.” – Lisa Lieberman-Wang

“Avoid focusing on what you cannot do. Instead, focus on what you can do and accomplish without expecting approval and recognition from others.” – Lisa Lieberman-Wang

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

“A woman is like a tea bag — you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.” – Margaret Thatcher

“There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.” – Nathaniel Branden

“Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.” – Bernard Branson

“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” – Sam Walton

“Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.” – Louise Hart

“Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self.” – Charles Spurgeon

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” – Marilyn Monroe

“When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

“Believe whatever you need to believe to do your best work.” – Sahil Lavingia

“Surround yourself with people who only lift you higher.” – Payal Kadakia

“You acquire self-esteem when you always do what you said you would do.” – @orangebook_

“So much advantage in life comes from being willing to look like an idiot over the short term.” – Shane Parrish

“Everyone is lying – about what they make, about how confident they feel, about how hard they work, about how well things are going. Stop comparing yourself to these lies. Stop thinking about them at all.” – Ryan Holiday

“Never tolerate disrespect or you might start believing you deserved it.” – Carlos Del Valle

“The foundation for self-esteem is self-understanding.” – Maxime Lagacé

“Every action is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.” – James Clear

Creative ideas happen

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

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“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

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” – Frederick Douglass

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

“If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do.” –  Vironika Tugaleva

“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

“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

“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” – Swami Vivekananda

“You are not your mistakes; they are what you did, not who you are.” – Lisa Lieberman-Wang

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

“One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.” – Shiela Murray Bethel

“I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.” – Madonna

“I never loved another person the way I loved myself.” – Mae West

“Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” – Lucille Ball

“Don’t belittle yourself. Be BIG yourself.” – Corita Kent

“The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“If you don’t believe in yourself, no one will do it for you.” – Kobe Bryant

“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

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” – Frederick Douglass

“Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.” – Alice Walker

“Self-belief must be balanced with self-awareness.” – Sam Altman

“Your own level of excitement and self-belief will convince people that you know where you are going and should be followed.” – Robert Greene

“When you truly understand your worth, you feel an obligation to give your gift to the world.” – Bill Masur

“Creative ideas happen when you stop thinking about what others will think.” – James Clear

“A man who says, ‘I want to change, tell me how to’, seems very earnest, very serious, but he is not. He wants an authority whom he hopes will bring about order in himself.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Nothing so blights our self-esteem as to disapprove of what we once approved.” – François de La Rochefoucauld

“We love seeing raw truth and openness in other people, but we’re afraid to let them see it in us. We’re afraid that our truth isn’t enough – that what we have to offer isn’t enough without the bells and whistles, without editing, and impressing.” – Brené Brown

“When someone bases their self-esteem on the approval of others, they are abandoning themselves. It is an exhausting and powerless way to live.” – Neil Strauss

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself

“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

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain

“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

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance” – Oscar Wilde

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” – André Gide

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin

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

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad

“Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world making the most of one’s best.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

“Believe in yourself up here and it will make you stronger than you could ever imagine.” – Sarah Dessen

“People who repeatedly attack your confidence and self-esteem are quite aware of your potential, even if you are not.” – Wayne Gerard Trotman

“At the core of your heart, you are perfect and pure. No one and nothing can alter that.” – Amit Ray

“Never underestimate yourself.” – Carolyn Mackler

“Self-esteem is made up primarily of two things: feeling lovable and feeling capable. Lovable means I feel people want to be with me. They invite me to parties; they affirm I have the qualities necessary to be included. Feeling capable is knowing that I can produce a result. It’s knowing I can handle anything that life hands me.” – Jack Canfield

“Don’t let anyone make you feel that you don’t deserve the good things that happen in your life.” – Paulo Coelho

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

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” – Carl Gustav Jung

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

“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” – William James

“You’d be surprised how addicting high self-esteem is.” – Fergie

“People wear all sorts of things, but the best part is the part that’s on the inside. That’s what’s really you — the person inside.” – Fred Rogers

“You have moments, days, sometimes weeks when you will doubt yourself. Just know, it is all part of the spiritual process.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“Retrieve your self-esteem so it is not dependent on how they do or don’t respond to you. You are enough. You are worthy.” – Thema Bryant-Davis

“If you can’t laugh at yourself, you’re missing out on the best joke of all.” – Ed Latimore

“A combination of self-doubt, giving up too early, and not pushing hard enough prevents most people from ever reaching anywhere near their potential.” – Sam Altman

“For most people the most difficult thing is to be comfortable with themselves. Loneliness and silence are poetry to some, but hell to most.” – Thibaut

“When you’re lazy you avoid the hard work necessary to build lasting self-esteem.” – Maxime Lagacé

Shame is the most powerful emotion

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

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” – Michael J. Fox

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

“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.” – Helen Keller

“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” –  Louise L. Hay

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” –  Barbara De Angelis

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.” – Sidney J. Harris

“When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small.  My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.” – Kim McMillen

“There are so many more important things to worry about than how you’re perceived by strangers.” – Dennis Lehane

“I’m not a wannabe. I’m who I wanna be.” – Hawk Nelson

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

“We’re miserable because we think that we are mere individuals, alone with our fears and flaws and resentment and mortality.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“To me, self-esteem is not self-love. It is self-acknowledgement, as in recognizing and accepting who you are.” – Amity Gaige

“Things you won’t say on your deathbed: “I wish I paid more attention to what other people think”.” – Johnny Uzan

“Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough.” – Brené Brown

“Healthy striving is self-focused: “How can I improve?” Perfectionism is other-focused: “What will they think?” – Brené Brown 

“Your sense of self-worth comes from you alone – never the opinion of others.” – Robert Greene

“I hope you’re able to grow to respect whoever you are inside.” – Fred Rogers

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“To keep going when it’s tough is important. To believe in yourself no matter what is vital.” –  Maxime Lagacé

“Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you.” – Lilly Singh

“Never make this mistake of thinking that you elevate yourself by humiliating people.” – Robert Greene

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

“It takes great personal courage to let yourself appear weak.” – David Foster Wallace 

“Don’t discuss yourself, for you are bound to lose; if you belittle yourself, you are believed; if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved.” – Michel de Montaigne

Look the world straight in the eye

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

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” –  Diane Von Furstenberg 

“No other love no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love.” – Edmond Mbiaka

“Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” – Katrina Mayer

“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.” – Deborah Day

“It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self-love deficit.” – Eartha Kitt

“Self-love is an ocean and your heart is a vessel. Make it full, and any excess will spill over into the lives of the people you hold dear. But you must come first.” – Beau Taplin

“Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel

“Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness.” – Ram Dass

“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown

“She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.” – Anais Nin

“You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.”  Richelle E. Goodrich

“You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success – none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here”  – Ram Dass

“At every given moment we are absolutely perfect for what is required for our journey.” – Steve Maraboli

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

“Altruism raises your mood because it raises your self-esteem, which increases happiness. Plus, giving to others gets you outside of yourself and distracts you from your problems.” – Karen Salmansohn

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

“Respect your uniqueness, and drop comparison. Relax into your being.” – Osho

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

“Don’t do things that you know are morally wrong. Not because someone is watching, but because you are. Self-esteem is just the reputation that you have with yourself. You’ll always know.” – Naval Ravikant

“Your fear of looking stupid is making you look stupid. What other people think of you is none of your business.” – Thibaut

“Put all excuses aside and remember this: you are capable.” – Zig Ziglar

“Don’t compete with your neighbors. Compete with your ideals.” – @TheStoicEmperor

“Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller

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

“The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.” – Robert Hughes

“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember: the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.” – Zig Ziglar

“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown

“It is weakness that is the source of all selfishness.” – Swami Vivekananda

Have faith in your abilities

“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   

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein

“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

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

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” – Michael J. Fox

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford

“Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

“When we fulfill our function, which is to truly love ourselves and share love with others, then true happiness sets in.” – Gabrielle Bernstein

“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Did your mom ever tell you, ‘If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything’? She was right–and talking nicely also applies when you’re talking to yourself, even inside your head.” – Victoria Moran

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

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” – Andre Gide

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” – Michael J. Fox

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” – Frederick Douglass

“Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.” – Shannon L. Alder

“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

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

“Understand: You should be radiating confidence, not arrogance or disdain.” – Robert Greene

“One who knows himself is never disturbed by what you think about him.” – Osho

“Self-esteem begins with self-understanding, grows with courage and perseverance, ends with confidence.” – Maxime Lagacé

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou

“The world can only see us as we see ourselves.” –  David Hawkins

“Stop comparing your life to everyone around you.” – Eric Thomas

“You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss

“You have real success when you don’t try to impress.” – Maxime Lagacé

“Don’t compare your chapter 1 to someone else’s chapter 20.” – Tom Bilyeu

“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your handbrake on.” – Maxwell Maltz

“Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.” – Samuel Butler

“No matter how hard you try, there is always some guy or girl who achieves more. My attitude is, so what? Does any of us need to be at the very top of the whole world? It’s ridiculous.” – Charlie Munger

Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.” – Andrew Matthews

“People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people’s minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.” – Elizabeth Gaskell

“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

“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 Washington Thurman

”If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.” – Wayne Dyer

“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

“When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self-acceptance opened.” – Shannon L. Alder

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

“Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness.” – Jean Vanier

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson

“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

“Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.” – Scott Hamilton

“People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people’s minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.” – Elizabeth Gaskell

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” – Michel de Montaigne

“There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn’t matter anymore.” – Laurie Halse Anderson

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

“Self-esteem isn’t everything; it’s just that there’s nothing without it.” – Gloria Steinem

“Tell your struggling self, I love you so much.” – Haemin Sunim

“You don’t have to convince anybody of anything, and you don’t have to attract anyone’s attention.” – Haruki Murakami

“No one actually knows what the hell they’re doing. Everyone is just working off their current best guess.” – Mark Manson

“The first secret of success: Believe in Yourself. Nothing changes in your life until you believe you can do things that are important to you. And if you have a low opinion of yourself, nobody else is likely to raise it.” – Steve Goodier

“Daily meditation promotes self confidence, peace of mind and strong faith in God.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

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

“Walk with purpose. Approach life with purpose, enter a room with purpose, and it’s just a matter of time before people are coming over and talking to you.” – Sharon Law Tucker

“One should love oneself enough not to love oneself too much.” – Marty Rubin

“The journey isn’t about becoming a different person. It’s about loving who you are right now.” – Suzanne Heyn

“Once the shadow is embraced, it is healed. And when it is healed, it becomes love.” – Debbie Ford,

“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise L. Hay

“Becoming acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs.” – Daphne Rose Kingma

Every choice matters

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

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“If you could only 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 

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

“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.” – Andrew Matthews

“Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.” – Dan Coppersmith

“People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people’s minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.” – Elizabeth Gaskell

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” – Lao-Tzu

“People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.” – Wayne Dyer

“There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” – Hindu Proverb

“I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.” – Kristen Neff

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” – Marilyn Monroe

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

“It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.” – Warsan Shire

“People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.” – Dan Pearce

“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

“People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.” – Wayne Dyer

“You are a true success if you can trust yourself, love yourself, and be yourself.”

“Becoming acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs.” – Daphne Rose Kingma

“It isn’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.”

“Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“You are not an option, a choice or a soft place to land after a long battle. You were meant to be the one. If you can wrap yourself around the idea that you are something incredible, then you will stop excusing behavior that rapes your very soul. You were never meant to teach someone to love you. You were meant to be loved.”

“Learn from all, but copy none and just be yourself.” – Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

“Believing in yourself means more than simply believing in your own ultimate success; it means believing you will survive failures, disappointments, rejections, and criticism and still persist.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

“Talent does not search for the person, in fact the person needs to search for the talent inside him and take it out to show the world.” – Unarine Ramaru

“Self care, self love. Self esteem, self confidence.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“Lack of self-confidence is, more often than not, simple laziness. We feel confused and uncertain because we do not know. But instead of making the effort to investigate, we procrastinate and worry. We tell ourselves we can’t instead of learning how we can. If we used the mental energy we expend in worry and fear to get out and find out about what we do not know, we would see our self-confidence grow. Lack of self-confidence is not overcome by faith, but by action. It is a lack, not of certainty, but of effort. Too often we are certain that we can’t before we give ourselves a fair chance.” – Laurence G. Boldt

“Putting in effort is like riding a bicycle on train tracks, you will get to where you want to go but you will feel every bump along the way.” – Davis Levy

“I always agree with whom, who agree with me.” –  Mohammad Rishad sakhi

I need more confidence

“Be at your best when things are at their worst.” – Elhachemi Sabi

“Stop waiting for creative inspiration. Start creating and inspire yourself along the way.” – Ryan Lilly

“Beginning with end in focus ,a proof of self confidence.” – Mohammed Mushtaq GK

“Self confidence. Let’s fight the demon that makes us look smaller than we truly are. Your dream is worth it.” – Daniel Vlcek

“You aren’t ugly, my dear. Do not listen to anyone who would say so, even yourself.” – Amber Jaeger

“If your comfort zone is misery, it’s time to get uncomfortable.” – Charles F. Glassman

“When you say, “I need more confidence,” what you’re really saying is, “I need those people over there to approve of me.” That is the desire to control other people and what they think. The first person who figures out how to do this owns the world.” – Augusten Burroughs

“Self-confidence is the degree of control, conviction and contention on own character.” – Anuj Somany

“It’s better to dance like a fool, than to stand around like an idiot.” – Oliver Gaspirtz

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

“Self-care is never a selfish act–it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer

“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  

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

“Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” – Rob Liano

“To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” – Sandra Bierig

“I don’t want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.” – Henry James

“I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” – Johnny Depp

“You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” – Yogi Bhajan

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” – W.C. Fields

“Be careful, ever so careful, in trumpeting your own achievements, and always talk less about yourself than about other people. Modesty is generally preferable.” – Robert Greene

“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

“Don’t let compliments mess with your head or criticism mess with your heart.” – Thibaut

“You know you are on the right path when you no longer seek validation.” – @orangebook

“I judge you unfortunate because you have never lived through misfortune. You have passed through life without an opponent – no one can ever know what you are capable of, not even you.” – Seneca

“Hesitation puts obstacles in your path, boldness eliminates them.” – Robert Greene

“It’s exhausting caring about what other people think.” – Thibaut

“Develop a love for solitude and silence and you’ll get peace and self-reliance in return.” – Maxime Lagacé

“When you stop caring about being liked, you become more likable.” – @dailyzen

“Measure your self-worth not with the balance of your bank account but with the frequency of your generosity.” – Haemin Sunim