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Self Esteem Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Self Esteem.

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Related topics: Values Motivational Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By Self Self-Confidence

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

Inferiority Complex:
a name for not loving yourself enough.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

 

Insult comes not from the mouth,
but from the ear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

No amount of self-improvement can make up
for a lack of self-acceptance.
- Anonymous

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't take rejection personally.
Don't let someone else's bad day spoil your day.
As long as you never reject yourself, you'll be fine.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once you respect yourself, there is no longer
any reason to disrespect anyone else.
Once you are confident of your own worthiness,
the worthiness of others ceases to be an issue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A working definition of Honor is,
"respect or esteem that has been earned."
Contemplate that for a moment.
It would be very special to earn the respect and esteem
of our family, our friends, our co-workers, our community, wouldn't it?
If anything, it is of even more moment to honor yourself.
Those who are successful and happy earn their own
self-respect and self-esteem.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-honor (self-respect) is in no way selfish.
Before I can give to others,
I must have something to give.
Only by first creating
my own self-esteem and happiness,
do I possess the resources to
contribute anything meaningful to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most people with low self-esteem have earned it.
- George Carlin

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

I sail the seas of life as the MASTER of my ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Your life is the fruit of your own doing.
You have no one to blame but yourself.
- Joseph Campbell

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.
- Carl Lewis

Whatever happens, take responsibility.
- Tony Robbins

Forgiveness of all people and all acts -
is a sure path to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole
for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast
and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat -
dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In forgiveness you grant, and more so
in the forgiveness you receive.
- Terry Goodkind

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

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
- Lao-Tzu

In my own deepening understanding of myself
I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well.
The better I am at self-care
the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

You go against yourself when you
judge or blame yourself for anything
- don Miguel Ruiz

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

Forgiveness is the only way to heal
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

Be that self which one truly is.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To have a friendship with God,
all I really have to do is have
a friendship with my Self.
- Neale Donald Walsch

What you are comes to you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Do you want to know who you are?
Don't ask. Act!
Action will delineate and define you.
- Thomas Jefferson

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder


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