130 Self-Worth Quotes To Make You Calm (And Confident)

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Here are 130 of the best self-worth quotes I could find. The goal? To make you calm and confident. You’ll discover beautiful words by Gandhi, Roosevelt, 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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

You respect yourself the day you no longer seek validation from others. @orangebook_

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

This self-respect and sense of self-worth, the innermost armament of the soul, lies at the heart of humanness; to be deprived of it is to be dehumanized, to be cleaved from, and cast below, mankind. Laura Hillenbrand

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

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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

I have no right to say or do anything that diminishes a man in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him but what he thinks of himself. Hurting a man in his dignity is a crime. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

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

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

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

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

Lovers, travellers, and poets will give money to be heard. Benjamin Franklin

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

We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves. Malcolm X

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

To laugh at yourself is to love yourself. Mickey Mouse (Disney)

Respect yourself and others will respect you. Confucius

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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, 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_

The smartest people never take themselves too seriously. @orangebook_

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

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Inspirational And Motivational 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

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

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

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

The first step to accepting yourself is to simply become comfortable being with yourself. There is a benefit to sitting in silence for a few moments each day. It’s difficult to work through internal baggage when you are constantly receiving external stimuli. James Clear (See also: love yourself quotes)

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

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

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

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

A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows. John Powell

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

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Funny And Surprising Self-Worth Quotes

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

If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others. François de La Rochefoucauld

We have not the courage to say generally that we have no faults, and that our enemies have no good qualities; but in fact we are not far from believing so. François de La Rochefoucauld

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Deep Self-Worth Quotes

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

Self-worth is everything. Without it life is a misery. Julie Walters

If you know what you want, and will be content with it, you can be trusted. But if you do not know, your desires are limitless and no one can tell how to deal with you. Nothing satisfies an individual incapable of enjoyment. Alan Watts

Deep down, no one needs/has to understand you, sometimes you got to go through the darkness and face yourself multiple times to gain your own inner clarity. @trey_wing6

There are two types of people: those who lead a virtuous life and those who virtue signal. They are never the same. Sven Schnieders

What we find beautiful and what we see as attractive are indicators of what we crave in order to become properly ‘whole’. Alain de Botton

There is something at once sobering and absurd in the extent to which we are lifted by the attentions of others and sunk by their disregard. Alain de Botton

What is so frightening is the extent to which we may idealize others when we have such trouble tolerating ourselves. Alain de Botton (Essays In Love, Amazon book)

What kills us isn’t one big thing, but thousands of tiny obligations we can’t turn down for fear of disappointing others. Alain de Botton

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

Although men flatter themselves with their great actions, they are not so often the result of a great design as of chance. François de La Rochefoucauld

To establish ourselves in the world we do everything to appear as if we were established. François de La Rochefoucauld

When not prompted by vanity we say little. François de La Rochefoucauld

Learn to listen but learn to be indifferent too. Maxime Lagacé

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Wise Self-Worth Quotes (Words of Wisdom)

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

We should gain more by letting the world see what we are than by trying to seem what we are not. François de La Rochefoucauld

Whatever your plan, you never invest your own self-worth in its ultimate success or failure. Wayne Dyer

People who grow want the truth. The others want their beliefs validated. @orangebook_

You are educated once you start thinking independently without seeking anyone’s validation. @orangebook_

A healthy feeling of inferiority is not something that comes from comparing oneself to others; it comes from one’s comparison with one’s ideal self. Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga (The Courage to be Disliked, Amazon book)

A lot of growing up is learning to shift the responsibility from the other to the self. Brian Koppelman

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

One understands one’s personal worth when one no longer identifies or defines one’s self in terms of these transient things. Anthony de Mello

If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within; secondary reality without. Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now, Amazon book)

No one pays any attention to your mistakes. They are focused on their own. Sahil Lavingia

You will earn the respect of all men if you begin by earning the respect of yourself. Musonius Rufus

Sever the ignorant doubt in your heart with the sword of self-knowledge. Observe your discipline, arise. Bhagavad Gita

Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, incomparable. Osho

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Part 3. Conclusion

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I do not live for what the world thinks of me, but for what I think of myself. Jack London

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. Buddha

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. Joseph Campbell

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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.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Strava, Sportstats, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

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