Self Esteem Quotes

These self esteem quotes below will, I hope, help you understand a little bit about how important it is to be yourself, and not worry about what others think of you, as you start the process of building your self esteem.

We find ourselves constantly around negative people, the world is made up of them.  However, it is also made up of positive thinking individuals, and it is those who you need to try and aspire to be around.

Positive Attitude

It’s much easier in life to be negative than to be positive – gossip breeds negativity.  Worry and uncertainty breed negativity, and so does the media which is pushed in our faces day in and day out.

In order to pull yourself up and away from these negative environments and therefore stand some chance of improving your self esteem, it is very important that you now try and mix with more positive people. 

“Avoid negative people, for they are the greatest destroyers of self confidence and self esteem.  Surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you” – Unknown.

I personally find the media, particularly the news programs, incredibly negative, so I try to stay away from them.  All doom and gloom and very rarely something positive.

The self esteem quote above says it all.  Negative people will destroy your self esteem – and they actually get pleasure from doing it.  If you’ve got low self esteem – or no self esteem, it’s time to move away from this type of environment.

“People judge you because they don’t feel good about themselves” – Mary Goahlee

This self esteem quote is a key one to remember.  Whenever you feel like someone is giving you the once over, just remember that they are far more insecure than you – hold your head up high and be proud of who you are.

Value yourself

Self esteem quotes put value into your life.  You need to believe in yourself more.  I know that is easier said than done but the first step for building self esteem  is to realise this is where it all starts.

“The man that doesn’t value himself cannot value anything or anyone” – Ayn Rand

If you don’t have a positive attitude towards yourself, then it stands to reason that you won’t have a good attitude about anything or anyone – and that isn’t a healthy self esteem at all.

Believe in yourself

If you believe that you aren’t very good at something, it is possible to turn this thought around by constant hard work on building self esteem.  Using self esteem worksheets helps hugely in this respect.  Eventually, when you believe in yourself enough,  you’ll find that you begin to turn the negativity into positivity.

I love this quote below – I think it’s one of the best self esteem quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt, about believing in yourself, and valuing yourself.

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

So no more uncertainty and self doubt.  Don’t forget that we were all born the same, it’s only the experiences that have shaped how you feel about yourself today.  And always remember that the opinions you have of yourself are exactly that – opinions based on experience – they are NOT facts.  These opinions are what shapes your low self esteem.

Believe in yourself

“I don’t think it’s a good attitude in life to feel that you have to be rich to have self esteem” – Tom Petty

“To dream of the person you would like to be is a waste of the person you are"– unknown.

This second self esteem quote emphasises the fact that YOU  are important.  You must always believe you are important. You CAN make a contribution to this world, however big or small.  Never underestimate what you can bring to others.

“Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some”  Charles Dickens.

Whether you believe it or not, you do have a function in this life – focus on the good things in your life and focus on your strong points.

Building your self esteem starts with you.  You can’t blame others for how you feel about yourself.  You have to take responsibility for your thoughts.   You are the one who is able to help yourself – just take a look in the mirror and realize that it is only you who can help you.  You need to learn to depend on yourself before you can improve your self esteem.

“If you have a strong belief in yourself, in what you are doing and what you want to do, no adversity is too difficult to overcome”.  Napoleon Hill.


Take that first step to believing in yourself.


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