230 Self-Esteem Quotes That Will Boost Your Confidence

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Here are the best self-esteem quotes I could find. Keep in mind that having true self-confidence is a long process, but if you keep going, things can change. Enjoy!

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

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

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Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. André Gide

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

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


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

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

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

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You don’t have to convince anybody of anything, and you don’t have to attract anyone’s attention. Haruki Murakami (Norwegian Wood)

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


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

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

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

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

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

See also: love yourself quotes, courage quotes, inner peace quotes

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The Best Self-Esteem Quotes

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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

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

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

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 (The Gifts of Imperfection, Amazon book)

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

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

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

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

You know you are on the right path when you no longer seek validation. @orangebook_

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

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

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

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

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

See also: the best quotes of all time (the quotes I use the most)

Part 2. Self-Esteem Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Self-Esteem Quotes (Goethe, Emerson, Buddha, etc.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Look inside yourself. You are more than what you have become. Mufasa (The Lion King)

When you find out who you are, you find out what you need. Mama Odie (The Princess and The Frog)

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 (The Innocence of Father Brown)

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

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 (Walmart)

You doubt your value. Don’t run from who you are. C.S. Lewis (Prince Caspian)

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

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

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Short Self-Esteem Quotes

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Don’t just fly, soar. Dumbo

The loudest critic is internal. James Clear

Chasing approval chases it away. @TheStoicEmperor

Love who you are, embrace who you are. Lilly Singh

Never dishonor yourself to honor others. Unknown

Talk about your failures without apologizing. Brené Brown

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

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

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

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Inspirational And Positive Self-Esteem Quotes

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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

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

Self-belief must be balanced with self-awareness. 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

You’d be surprised how addicting high self-esteem is. Fergie (The Black Eyed Peas)

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

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

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

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See also: 8 Steps to Improving Your Self-Esteem (psychologytoday.com)

Helpful And Encouraging Self-Esteem Quotes

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

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

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

When I extend small kindness to others, I find it easier to like myself. If you feel that your self-esteem is low, try extending small kindness to strangers. Haemin Sunim

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

We can gradually drop our ideals of who we think we ought to be… or who we think other people think we want to be or ought to be. Pema Chödrön

Ask for what you want. You usually won’t get it, and often the rejection will be painful. But when this works, it works surprisingly well. Sam Altman

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 to 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

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

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

See also: relationship quotes, encouraging quotes

See also: Quick guide to self-esteem (verywellmind.com)

Funny And Surprising Self-Esteem Quotes

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

Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your handbreak 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

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

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Deep Self-Esteem Quotes (Some Will Make You Think Hard)

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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

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

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

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 (Infinite Jest)

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

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

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

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

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See also: Self-Esteem (5 minutes YouTube video by The School of Life)

Wise Self-Esteem Quotes (Words of Wisdom)

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

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

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

Self-esteem comes from self-understanding. Self-understanding comes silence. Maxime Lagacé

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

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

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 (Tao Te Ching, Amazon book)

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Part 3. Self-Esteem Quotes About…

Self-Esteem Quotes About Life, Happiness

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Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy with what you have. Zig Ziglar

Who you think you are each day, completely determines the universe you live in. Ram Dass

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

Helped are those who are content to be themselves; they will never lack mystery in their lives and the joys of self-discovery will be constant. Alice Walker

Happiness is overrated. Inner peace and self-love are underrated. Maxime Lagacé

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

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

Aloneness is a positive feeling. A feeling of your own being and the feeling that you’re enough unto yourself – that you don’t need anyone. Osho (See also: solitude quotes)

What a man is contributes much more to his happiness than what he has or how he is regarded by others. Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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Self-Esteem Quotes About Confidence

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Do not grow too fond of your ideas or too certain of their truth. Robert Greene

Confidence is less about what you’ve done in the past and more about how you talk to yourself in the present. Shane Parrish

If we’re really honest with ourselves, we all have a little self-loathing going on from time to time. Mark Manson

If you’re truly confident, you’re not a taker, you’re giver. Maxime Lagacé

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. Marie Curie

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

If you’re extremely confident in yourself, taking a loss doesn’t bother you. Stanley Druckenmiller

Fear of failure is caused by lack of self-esteem and confidence. Dealing with fear is the key to super success. Dan Pena

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

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

Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality. Shannon L. Alder

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See also: 10 Powerful Ways To Instantly Boost Your Self Esteem (blog.mindvalley.com)

Self-Esteem Quotes About Self-Love, Self-Respect

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The first step is to make friends with ourselves. Chögyam Trungpa

By being kind to ourselves, we become kind to others. Pema Chödrön

We don’t judge people when we feel good about ourselves. Brené Brown (Rising Strong)

Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect. Brené Brown

People are beautiful when they are honest, calm and self-loving. Maxime Lagacé

If you want to be respected by others the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The fact is, people who base their self-worth on being right about everything prevent themselves from learning from their mistakes. They lack the ability to take on new perspectives and empathize with others. They close themselves off to new and important information. Mark Manson

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 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

A man who respects himself suddenly finds himself respecting the whole universe. He cannot humiliate anybody, he cannot be disrespectful to anybody. Osho

He who trusts himself is in heaven. and he who mistrusts himself, holds the keys of hell in his hands. Osho

Until you know that you are enough just the way you are, you will continue to look for more. Iyanla Vanzant

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Quotes About Low Self-Esteem, Failures, Ego

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The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone. Ayn Rand

Complaints don’t deliver complaints, they mostly reveal your weakness. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Attempting to convince another tells you that you are still seeking validation. James Pierce

If there’s anything that bothers me, it’s one person demeaning another. Fred Rogers

You can have low self-esteem if you fail at things, but you can’t make progress if you don’t fail at things. Keep going. Maxime Lagacé

Because you are not interested in self-knowledge you seek inspiration from others, which is another form of distraction. Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

Saying yes or maybe when we mean no, cheapens our word, diminishes our sense of self-respect, and compromises our integrity. Paulo Coelho

Power over others is political and the people who are interested in power over others are people who feel a deep inferiority complex. Osho

One who thinks in terms of superiority will always remain inferior because these are two aspects of the same coin. Osho

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

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. Ram Dass

Until you wholeheartedly believe in your own value, worth, and worthiness, there will always be a void in your spirit. Iyanla Vanzant

Fear, lack of confidence and low self-esteem tend to make us jump to conclusions. Iyanla Vanzant

You are low self-esteem when all you do is consume without ever expressing your own creativity. @orangebook_

Don’t underestimate yourself. You have the ability to wake up. You have the ability to be compassionate. Thich Nhat Hanh

See also: failure quotes, ego quotes

See also: How to Stop Being Insecure and Build Self-Esteem (healthline.com)

Self-Esteem Quotes About Relationships, Jealousy, Comparison

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Be independent of the good opinion of other people. Abraham Maslow

We forfeit three quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people. Arthur Schopenhauer

Besides, he who follows another not only discovers nothing but is not even investigating. Seneca

We feel a kind of bittersweet pricking of malicious delight in contemplating the misfortunes of others. Michel de Montaigne

The average man focuses on his place in the tribe. The wise focuses on creating is own path. Maxime Lagacé

We already have most answers we are looking for; but we want to hear them from someone else. @orangebook_

Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions. Harvey Mackay

You teach people how to treat you by what you let them get away with. James Clear

Maybe jealousy and envy would fade if we knew the full story behind success. Maybe we would be less likely to put people on a pedestal. James Clear

When our beliefs are based on our own direct experience of reality and not on notions offered by others, no one can remove these beliefs from us. Thich Nhat Hanh (Living Buddha, Living Christ, Amazon book)

The first step to accepting yourself is to stop comparing yourself to others. Joe Duncan

For it is a matter of daily observation that people take the greatest pleasure in that which satisfies their vanity; and vanity cannot be satisfied without comparison with others. Arthur Schopenhauer

Don’t compare your weekend project to the work of a hundred-person startup. Don’t compare your first draft to someone else’s edited-by-a-professional bestseller. Don’t compare your sketch to someone’s masterwork. Sahil Lavingia

Sometimes, when people have a low opinion of their own worth – or, perhaps, when they refuse responsibility for their lives – they choose a new acquaintance, of precisely the type who proved troublesome in the past. Jordan Peterson (12 Rules for Life, Amazon book)

One of the universal fears of childhood is the fear of not having value in the eyes of the people whom we admire so much. Fred Rogers (You Are Special)

The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs. Shannon L. Alder

Those incapable of independent thought and personal responsibility find security in the masses. Alex Sauer

It is not healthy to hold yourself back to make other people comfortable. Iyanla Vanzant

See also: jealousy quotes

Self-Esteem Quotes About Humility, Learning, Becoming Strong

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Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot. Thomas Moore

If a man would make his world large, he must be always making himself small. G.K. Chesterton

Little by little we human beings are confronted with situations that give us more and more clues that we are not perfect. Fred Rogers

Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem. Eric Hoffer

You don’t build a beautiful world with arrogant people. You build it with humble people. Maxime Lagacé

If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you’ll never learn. Ray Bradbury

It’s hard to break rules when all you know is how to follow them. Angela Jiang

On receiving feedback: Don’t tell me what you like, tell me what you don’t like. Elon Musk

Criticism is the greatest gift you can receive, if self-realization is what you’re interested in. Byron Katie

Greater self-esteem produces greater success, and greater success produces more high self-esteem, so it keeps on spiralling up. Jack Canfield (See also: money quotes)

If you insist on getting credit for the work you do, you’ll never get far in life. John Boyd

Even when it speaks, humility listens. Thomas Merton

Perfectionism is a self-destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimise the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame. Brené Brown

Rejecting criticism shows defensiveness. Listening to criticism shows openness. Anticipating criticism shows self-awareness. Improving based on criticism shows initiative. Adam Grant

If ego is the voice that tells us we’re better than we really are, we can say ego inhibits true success by preventing a direct and honest connection to the world around us. Ryan Holiday

In essence, you are neither inferior nor superior to anyone. True self-esteem and true humility arise out of that realization. In the eyes of the ego, self-esteem and humility are contradictory. In truth, they are one and the same. Eckhart Tolle

Be humble about what you know, but confident about what you can learn. James Clear

One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Abraham Maslow

What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left. Oscar Levant

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See also: Self-Esteem Journals, Prompts, PDFs and Ideas (positivepsychology.com)

Part 4. Conclusion

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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

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maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

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