100 Self-Worth Quotes To Value Yourself (Even More)

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

Here are 100 of the most inspiring self-worth quotes I could find. The goal? To make you believe in yourself even more. You’ll discover beautiful words by Gandhi, Oprah, Thoreau, Emerson, and lots more. Enjoy!

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Your self-worth grows when you fight for something you love. Maxime Lagacé

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If you know your true worth, you do not need anyone else to confirm it. Alan Cohen

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Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone to tell you who you are. Beyoncé Knowles

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Be a good person, but don’t waste your time trying to prove it. Paulo Coelho

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Asking for what you need is proof of self-worth. Amanda Goetz


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

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Don’t waste a second of your time convincing other people you’re worth loving. Atticus

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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

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You can’t be successful and loved by everyone. Choose wisely. Maxime Lagacé

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Go all in on yourself. Jack Butcher


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Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth. Oprah Winfrey

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Strong people have a strong sense of self-worth and self-awareness; they don’t need the approval of others. Roy T. Bennett

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True abundance isn’t based on our net worth, it’s based on our self-worth. Gabrielle Bernstein

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You are not what you’ve done. You are what you keep doing. Jack Butcher

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Someone who doesn’t care, can’t be hurt. Naval Ravikant


The Best Self-Worth Quotes

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The only opinion of me that I care for is my own, and the only timeframe is now. Naval Ravikant

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

Your self-worth has nothing to do with your craft or calling, and everything to do with how you treat yourself. Kris Carr

All you can do in regard to your own life is choose the best path that you believe in. Ichiro Kishimi

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As a mountain of rock is unshaken by wind, so also, the wise are unperturbed by blame or by praise. The Dhammapada

Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them. François de La Rochefoucauld

Those who do not attempt to appear more than they are but are simply themselves, stand out as remarkable and are the only ones who truly make a difference in this world. Eckhart Tolle (A New Earth, Amazon book)

Trust yourself. At the root, at the core, there is pure sanity, pure openness. Don’t trust what you have been taught, what you think, what you believe, what you hope. Deeper than that, trust the silence of your being. Gangaji

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A total acceptance of yourself brings about a total transcendence of yourself. Adyashanti

Those who realize the self are always satisfied. Having found the source of joy and fulfillment, they no longer seek happiness from the external world. Happiness can only be found within the self. Bhagavad Gita

The most common form of despair is not being who you are. Søren Kierkegaard


A stable sense of self-worth stems from putting identity above image: worrying less about what others think of us than what we think of ourselves. Adam Grant

When you know your worth, no one can fool you. Gary Goodridge (Source)

Our sense of self-worth is the single most important determinant of the health, abundance, and joy we allow into our lives. Dan Millman

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The less you care what they think, the more your self-worth flowers. Maxime Lagacé

Know your self-worth. You might feel unwanted and unworthy to one person, but you are priceless to another. Mufti Menk

Rely upon yourself. Teach yourself. Accompany yourself. Have talks with yourself. Scold yourself. Commiserate with yourself. Work with yourself. Create art yourself. Inspire yourself. Take long walks with yourself. See yourself. Know yourself. Seek no other human in this world. Kapil Gupta

You are not responsible for other people’s opinions, feelings, or perceptions of you. They own that, not you. Shane Parrish

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Focus on others and lose control. Focus on yourself and gain it. Maxime Lagacé

Most people go a majority of their life without even knowing who they are or what they want. Spend time with yourself. Thibaut

Being honest with who you are is a superpower. The more honest you are with yourself, the less anyone else can hurt you. Matthew Kobach

Dig within. There lies the wellspring of good: ever dig, and it will ever flow. Marcus Aurelius

To go wrong in one’s own way is better than to go right in someone else’s. Fyodor Dostoevsky

We cannot rise higher than our thought of ourselves. Orison Swett Marden

Part 2. Self-Worth Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Self-Worth Quotes (Roosevelt, Thoreau, Emerson, etc.)

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

How we treat others is a reflection of how we think about ourselves. John C. Maxwell

Self-worth sets the standard that life meets. Jewel

Our beliefs about what we are and what we can be, precisely determine what we will be. Tony Robbins

When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it. Mark Victor Hansen

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

If you have an idea that you genuinely think is good, don’t let some idiot talk you out of it. Stan Lee (Marvel)

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with. Wayne Dyer

Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered — either by themselves or by others. Mark Twain

How can a man come to know himself? Never by thinking, but by doing. Try to do your duty and you will know at once what you are worth. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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When the fight begins within himself, a man’s worth something. Robert Browning

He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them. Mahatma Gandhi

What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are. C.S. Lewis

We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones. François de La Rochefoucauld

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

Short Self-Worth Quotes

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One-liners, short self-worth quotes, sayings, thoughts, and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, and backgrounds.
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Bet on yourself. Anthony Pompliano

Make yourself a priority. Maxime Lagacé

Be you or be commoditized. Jack Butcher

I am not a has-been. I am a will be. Lauren Bacall

Knowing yourself makes living easier. Thibaut

Free yourself from others’ versions of you. Angela Jiang

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There’s nothing to prove. Maxime Lagacé

You are whatever you tell yourself you are. Shane Parrish

How you spend your time defines who you are. Oprah Winfrey

You are underestimating the power of your voice. Jack Butcher

Do not live to satisfy the expectations of others. Ichiro Kishimi

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Be proud to wear you. Dodinsky

Those who try to put you down are already below you. Gal Shapira

You want to find your voice? Shut out everyone else’s. Brian Norgard

The less you care about validation, the more you grow. @orangebook_

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It’s arrogant to believe the universe has singled you out for either special blessing or curse. Ed Latimore (edlatimore.com)

If they don’t know you personally don’t take it personal. Gal Shapira

Just be yourself every single day, it’s the best role you’ll ever have. Thibaut


Inspirational Self-Worth Quotes

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The one thing you can’t give up on is yourself. Brian Norgard

Prove that you believe in yourself by investing in your dreams. Mel Robbins

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

Action is a high road to self-confidence and esteem. Bruce Lee

The path of least resistance will never make you proud. Tony Robbins

We all have different gifts, so we all have different ways of saying to the world who we are. Fred Rogers

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Be humble, for you are made of dung. Be noble, for you are made of stars. Serbian saying

Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it. Osho

Accept and acknowledge your own brilliance. Stop waiting for others to tell you how great you are! Believe it for yourself. Iyanla Vanzant

Your sense of self-worth should not come from the chance of your birth, but from the things you accomplish. You cannot be born great, you can only become great. Matthew Kobach

Whenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower. Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud, it does not allow the dirt that surrounds it to affect its growth or beauty. Suzy Kassem

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Don’t play the game. Just do your own things. Just do the right things. Maxime Lagacé

Your ideas are valuable. Your success is valuable. Your failure is valuable. Your process is valuable. Your experience is valuable. Jack Butcher

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

A star does not compete with other stars around it; it just shines. Matshona Dhliwayo

The best ones often feel like outsiders. Makes sense. Nothing great is created from conformity. Kamal Ravikant

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Don’t rush, it takes time to grow into who you are. Lalah Delia

If you had to choose only two qualities to get you through times of change, the first should be a sense of self-worth and the second a sense of humor. Jennifer James

By nature we are wise, kind, powerful, fearless, and absolutely unlimited. Byron Katie


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

Key Takeaways

  • Want to feel more valuable? Fight for something important to you.
  • Once you have self-knowledge and self-understanding, you don’t need external validation anymore.
  • Helping others can help you build self-worth.
  • A sign of wisdom: you stop trying to show your worth to others.
  • Remember: if you stay true to yourself you will:
    • Not being loved by everyone
    • Live a more meaningful life
    • Live a more satisfying life

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Author Bio

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.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, bananas, SEO, human potential, and education.

You can find him on X, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube.

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October 30, 2022

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