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Self Esteem Quotes

May these quotes about self esteem encourage you and help you believe in yourself and to gain self confidence and esteem.

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

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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

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

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens,
you can never regain their respect and esteem.
It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time;
you can even fool some of the people all of the time;
but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
- Abraham Lincoln

 

Love and esteem are the first principles of friendship;
it is always imperfect if either of these two are wanting.
- Eustace Budgell

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

We are not what we are,
nor do we treat or esteem each other for such,
but for what we are capable of being.
- Henry David Thoreau

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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

People from both political parties have long recognized
that welfare without work creates negative incentives
that lead to permanent poverty.
It robs people of self-esteem.
- Mitt Romney

So many comics have such low self-esteem.
- Debra Wilson

If you improve a teacher's self-esteem,
confidence, communication skills or stress levels,
you improve that teacher's overall effectiveness across the curriculum.
- Elaine MacDonald

Drugs are a waste of time.
They destroy your memory and your self-respect and
everything that goes along with with your self esteem.
- Kurt Cobain

Involvement in the arts engages kids in their community,
improves self-esteem, reclaims at-risk youth,
and builds the creative skills that are required of
a 21st century workforce.
- Gavin Newsom

I don't take compliments very easily.
I think most musicians suffer from low self-esteem to some extent.
- James Taylor

I think high self-esteem is overrated.
A little low self-esteem is actually quite good.
Maybe you're not the best, so you should work a little harder.
- Jay Leno

Passionate love, I take it, rarely lasts long,
and is very troublesome while it does last.
Mutual esteem is very much more valuable.
- Anthony Trollope

Cherish believes that God made her with a special purpose.
Like any teenage girl, she has her insecurities,
but for the most part she has a real healthy self-esteem.
- Charlene Tilton

Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you.
They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.
- Scott Hamilton

Self esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.
- Nathaniel Branden

The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities
that gain esteem and praise,
are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding.
- Joseph Addison

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

No one else can take risks for us, or face our losses on our behalf,
or give us self-esteem.
No one can spare us from life's slings and arrows,
and when death comes, we meet it alone.
- Martha Beck

Conscience: self-esteem with a halo.
- Irving Layton

People always want to ask me about my drug problem -
I never had a drug problem; I had a self-esteem problem!
- Gloria Gaynor

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and importance,
although difficult, is the highroad to pride,
self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.
- Margaret Thatcher

Discipline is the soul of an army.
It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak,
and esteem to all.
- George Washington

We all know that girls who compete in sports perform better in school,
are physically healthier and have a stronger self-esteem.
- Louise Slaughter

If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens,
you can never regain their respect and esteem.
- Abraham Lincoln

Esteem must be founded on preference:
to hold everyone in high esteem is to esteem nothing.
- Moliere

When I was 19 years old, I came down with anorexia.
I had it for about a year before it became public.
And it had a lot to do with my self-esteem.
- Tracey Gold

Oh, God, I struggle with low self-esteem all the time!
I think everyone does.
I have so much wrong with me, it's unbelievable!
- Angelina Jolie

As costly as it was in the lives of our men and women in uniform,
in military assets, and in esteem and pride,
Pearl Harbor was a watershed moment for America.
- Joe Baca

Human life is held in much higher esteem,
and the taking of it, whether in private quarrel or by judicial procedure,
is looked upon much more seriously than it was formerly.
- Elihu Root

That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.
- Thomas Paine

Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem.
- Eric Hoffer

Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression
of health and self-esteem,
not its cause.
- Nathaniel Branden

Experts say that if children can't read by the end of the fifth grade,
they lose self-confidence and self-esteem,
making them more likely to enter the juvenile justice system.
- Dirk Kempthorne

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the
self-esteem of their personnel.
If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.
- Sam Walton

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation;
for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
- George Washington

Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue...
and that, for me, is based on insecurity,
self-esteem and loneliness.
- Naomi Campbell

I think, head up and shoulders back.
Not only does it make you look taller and thinner but
it gives you confidence and boosts your self-esteem.
- Shelley Long

Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant.
- John Petit-Senn

Demands for equality for women are threats to men's
self-esteem and sense of sexual turf.
- Alice S. Rossi

Resentment is weak and lowers your self-esteem.
- Barbara Sher

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.
Whether it be true or not, I can say for one
that I have no other so great as that
of being truly esteemed of my fellow men,
by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.
- Abraham Lincoln

Don't worry so much about your self-esteem.
Worry more about your character.
Integrity is its own reward.
- Laura Schlessinger

Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer,
because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem.
- David D. Burns

Duty is for Kant the One and All.
Out of the duty of gratitude, he claims,
one has to defend and esteem the ancients;
and only out of duty has he become a great man.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

I don't think it's a good attitude in your life to
feel that you have to be rich to have self-esteem.
- Tom Petty

Self-esteem is the greatest sickness known to man or
woman because it's conditional.
- Albert Ellis

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

Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from
the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.
- J. Paul Getty

Never esteem men on account of their riches or their station.
Respect goodness, find it where you may.
- William Cobbett

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly;
it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
- Thomas Paine

Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who
seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.
- Henry Bolingbroke

The most important element of a free society,
where individual rights are held in the highest esteem,
is the rejection of the initiation of violence.
- Ron Paul

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

Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness.
It is itself almost religious.
Our scientific temper is devout.
- William James

There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem,
the more likely one will be to treat others with respect,
kindness, and generosity.
- Nathaniel Branden

It was something she didn't want me to do because she
thought the rejection would ruin my self-esteem.
My father was, like, 'If she wants to try it,
let her try it.'
- Ellen Muth

I know that those who esteem these little organised
associations to be the churches of God,
see nothing but mere meetings of men in every other
gathering of God's children.
- John Nelson Darby

Well, we all know that self-esteem comes from what you think of you,
not what other people think of you.
- Gloria Gaynor

It is difficult to esteem a man as highly as he would wish.
- Luc de Clapier

I think if you exercise, your state of mind -
my state of mind -
is usually more at ease,
ready for more mental challenges.
Once I get the physical stuff out of the way it always
seems like I have more calmness and better self-esteem.
- Stone Gossard

I have strong sentiments toward Iran,
since I distinguish between the Iranian regime and the Iranian people.
I highly esteem Iranian music and culture.
- Moshe Katsav

We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that
the fictions which children first hear should be adapted
in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.
- Plato

Among politicians the esteem of religion is profitable;
the principles of it are troublesome.
- Benjamin Whichcote

Nothing profits more than self-esteem,
grounded on what is just and right.
- John Milton

Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table.
It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.
- Louise Hart

Self-esteem and self-contempt have specific odors;
they can be smelled.
- Eric Hoffer

As love without esteem is capricious and volatile;
esteem without love is languid and cold.
- Jonathan Swift


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