Self esteem quotes

Self esteem quotes

We have guide on how to build self-esteem, but if you’re looking for inspiration from other people, you’ve come to the right place! Scroll down and see how the following quotes about self-esteem, from people who definitely have it, will affect yours.


Self esteem quotes: “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”

Marilyn Monroe is no doubt a role model for a great number of women around the world, particularly in the West. Although her life was certainly not a bed of roses, she kept a strong spirit in a man-dominated world and in a life with no less than 3 divorces, alcohol abuse and domestic violence. And still, Monroe did not want to be someone else…


Self esteem quotes: “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.”

In a time when slavery was common in America, Frederick Douglass was one of those who had had enough. Although a negro, Douglass saw qualities like value, wisdom, dignity and purpose in himself, that the white slavers around him never saw. Or in his fellow negroes. Being true to yourself and not letting other people control how you feel about yourself, is Douglass’s life lesson.


“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.”

If you ever feel lonely, and most people do sometimes, just remember these words uttered by the fashion designer, and inventor of the wrap dress, Diane Von Fürstenberg. Remember that you’re never really alone as long as you have yourself – and you always do. Enjoy the company.


“Nothing is better for self-esteem than survival.”

In her book, Travels with Myself and Another: A Memoir, Martha Gellhorn recollects all of her adventures as a journalist. They took her around the globe and this quote concludes her experiences: nothing boosts self-esteem more than being on your own and depending entirely on yourself. Because then you realize that you don’t need other people to survive.


“A low self-image is usually not based upon facts; it’s mismanaged memory.”

Orrin Woodward, a chairman, motivational speaker, author and many other things, reminds us to always remember our successes. Even the little ones. If your kids love you and are happy, that means you’re a good mom/dad and a success at that. Remembering our successes and letting them affect how we view ourselves is much more difficult, and therefore more important, than remembering our failures and procrastinations.

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