70 Confidence Boosting Self Esteem Quotes

The practice of self-love is essential to leading a happier and more fulfilled life. Self esteem is simply viewing ourselves with confidence and inner peace that we are worthy of the highest honor. Regardless of the outside worldly influences, it is about how you see yourself, inside and out.

To help boost your self-esteem you can set aside a few minutes out of the day for mindfulness exercises. This can be sought through meditative practice or reading positive self-care literature/quotes. It’s quite incredible how a few words of wisdom go a long way and will provide you with inner strength that lasts throughout the day. These 70 self-esteem quotes will help you be more motivated, improve your self-esteem and achieve your true potential.

Motivational Self-Esteem Quotes

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

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

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

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

5. “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

6. “Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.” — Alice Walker

7. “Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” — Peter T. McIntyre

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

9. “We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. “ — Swami Vivekananda

10. “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

11. “You have moments, days, sometimes weeks when you will doubt yourself. Just know, it is all part of the spiritual process.” — Iyanla Vanzant

12. “Love yourself and love those around you. Take care of yourself and take care of those around you. Lead by example. Give love. Be a part of everything that is great in the world, and in turn, there is more love and greatness in the world! Change the world!” — Jeffrey I. Moore

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

14. “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

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

16. “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

17. “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

18. “The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.” — Orison Swett Marden

19. “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

20. “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”– Michel de Montaigne

21. “You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be.” — Lou Holtz

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

23. “Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” — Lucille Ball

24. “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

25. “I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” — Anna Freud

26. “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

27. “If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” — Rosalyn Smith Carter

30. “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

31. “Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.” — Bruce Barton

32. “When you stop living your life based on what others think of your real-life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self-acceptance opened.” — Shannon L. Alder

33. “What lies behind us and what lies before we are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

34. “To trust one’s mind and to know that one is worthy of happiness is the essence of self-esteem.” — Nathaniel Branden

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

36. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, cares enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” — Jean Shinoda Bolen

37. “Self-worth cannot be verified by others. You are worthy because you say it is so. If you depend on others for your value it is other-worth.” — Wayne Dyer

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

39. “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

40. “Having a low opinion of yourself is not ‘modesty’. It’s self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not ‘egotism’. It’s a necessary precondition to happiness and success.” — Bobbe Sommer

41. “Greater self-esteem produces greater success, and greater success produces more high self-esteem, so it keeps on spiraling up.” — Jack Canfield

42. “So then, the relationship of self to others is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.” — Alan Watts

43. “Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” — Helen Keller

44. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” — Howard Thurman

45. “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

46. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” — Katrina Mayer

47. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” — Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

48. “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” — Golda Meir

49. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” — Robert Morley

50. “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right here.” — Venus Williams

51. “It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” — Sally Field

52. “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” — Anna Taylor

53. “We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” — Mary Dunbar

54. “The most important key to the permanent enhancement of esteem is the practice of positive inner-talk”. — Dennis Waitley.

55. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” — Brene Brown

56. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” — Maya Angelou

57. “To have an incredible increase in self-esteem, all you have to do is start doing some little something. You don’t have to do spectacularly dramatic things for self-esteem to start going off the scale. Just make a commitment to any easy discipline. Then another one and another one.” — Jim Rohn

58. “A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things that add quality and beauty to life.” — Andrew Matthews

59. “Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.” — Sri Ravi Shankar

60. “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty are revealed only if there is light from within.” — Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

61. “No other love no matter how genuine it is can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love.” — Edmond Mbiaka

62. “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” — Carl Gustav Jung

63. “Start loving yourself and everything else will come.” — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

64. “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” — Aldous Huxley

65. “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” — Lao Tzu

66. “No matter what you look like or think you look like you’re special and loved and perfect just the way you are.” — Ariel Winter

67. “Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” — Aberjhani

68. “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

69. “A solid sense of self will help a person to lead a full and happy life.” — Kimberly Elise

70. “Self-love is an ocean and your heart is a vessel. Make it full, and any excess will spill over into the lives of the people you hold dear. But you must come first.” — Beau Taplin

Use these quotes To improve your self esteem today

Once you start loving yourself and start to see the positive benefits of reading these quotes, you will notice your self esteem is improving. While it may not seem easy at first, reach deep within to feel that warm loving energy flowing inside of you.

As time goes on, your beautiful self will blossom and grow, opening up a blissful and joyous state of daily life that will feel unlike any other. For encouragement and hope towards future days ahead, go back over the self-esteem quote list with an open heart. If you’d like, put on some soothing instrumental music and light your favorite scented candle as well.

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