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Self-Esteem Quotes

Having high self-esteem and confidence is critical to living a high quality life, and these quotes about self-esteem and confidence can help.  Without a strong sense of self and confidence in one’s abilities, life can be a struggle.  Low self-esteem can impact your professional success, your relationship success, and whether or not your reach for the stars and the best life has to offer. Consequently, having a low self-esteem and lacking confidence can greatly impact how your life turns out in general.

“Beauty Begins The Moment You Decide To Be Yourself.”

– coco chanel –

So, considering how important having a high-self esteem is to living life to the fullest, we’ve pulled together these handful of quotes about self-esteem and confidence for you to use the next time you start doubting yourself and your self-worth.

Please use them to remind yourself that you are more capable and powerful then you know. Leverage them as encouragement to reach for the stars and unleash your potential into the world.

So, without further ado, enjoy these 35 inspiring quotes about self-esteem and confidence:

35 Inspirational Quotes About Self-Esteem and Confidence to Help You Realize Your Worth

Best Quotes on Self-Esteem

1.  “Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.”  –  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

2.  “As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”  –  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

3.  “The greatest discovery of my generation, is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitude of mind.”  –  William James

4.  “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.”  –  Maxwell Maltz

5.  “The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself.”  –  Tony Robbins

6.  “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”  –  Ralph Waldo Emerson

7.  “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”  –  Buddha

8.  “To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.”  –  Denis Waitley

9.  “If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.”  –  Wayne Dyer

10.  “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”  –  Sir Edmund Hillary

Self-Esteem Quote

11.  “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.”  –  Brené Brown

12.  “When you have confidence, you have a lot of fun.  And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.”  –  Joe Namath

13.  “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”  –  Ralph Waldo Emerson

14.  “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
– Dale Carnegie

15.  “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”  –  Helen Keller

16.   “All confidence is acquired, developed.  No one is born with confidence.” – David J. Schwartz

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

18.  “Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.”  –  T. Harv Eker

19.  “Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.”  –  Brian Tracy

20.  “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”  –  William James

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

22.  “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”  –  Norman Vincent Peale

23.  “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” – Kurt Cobain

24.  “The strongest single factor in prosperity consciousness is self-esteem: believing you can do it, believing you deserve it, believing you will get it.”  –  Jerry Gillies

25.  “The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.”  –  Ayn Rand

26.  “Respect yourself and others will respect you.”  –  Confucius

27.  “Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.”  –  Thomas Carlyle

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

29.  “You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.” – Brené Brown

30.  “Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.”  – Anonymous

Quote about Self Esteem and Confidence

31.  “Confidence is not “they will like me”.  Confidence is “I’ll be fine if they don’t.”  –  Anonymous

32.  “Look well into thyself;  there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look.”  –  Marcus Aurelius 

33. “Someone else’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” – Les Brown

34.  “If you are not in the process of becoming the person you want to be, you are automatically engaged in becoming the person you don’t want to be.”  –  Dale Carnegie

35.  “In my mind, not just this year, always, I am always the best.  And I am always going to say that.”  –  Cristiano Ronaldo

Bonus Quote on Self-Esteem

Bonus: Alright, here’s our last and final self-esteem quote. We believe it packs a punch, and can be used as a catalyst to dive into conquering your confidence challenges for good. Enjoy:

“No One Will Believe In You Until You Believe In You.”


Final Thoughts on These Quotes and Shooting for The Stars

One of our main goals here at The STRIVE is to help you believe that you have what it takes to be who you want to be, do what you want to do, so you can leverage that belief to strive to live the life you’ve always imagined for yourself.

And that’s where these quotes come in, and what we love about them so much. Because quotes have the ability to uplift and inspire the reader.  And in the case of these quotes about self-esteem and confidence, we hope they succeeded in encouraging you to believe in yourself. But most importantly, we hope these quotes help you realize deep down, that you do have a lot to offer this world, and that you have what it takes to shoot for the stars.

With that being said, we believe in you, but what matters most is that you believe in you, and that is a feat that is entirely up to you.

Till next time,


PS – If you enjoyed these self-esteem quotes, then you’ll love these trust yourself quotes!

The Strive Team is made up of everyday people and experts from all sorts of different callings and professions, each contributing their best advice and unique insights to help you navigate the challenges of achievement, and support you as you strive to live your best life.