quotes to boost and maintain self-esteem

Whether one suffers from a chronic lack of self-esteem or our confidence has just taken a hit because of recent embarrassing events, we can all do with shots of confidence from time to time: here are 25 quotes to help boost and maintain your self-esteem.

However, you might want to, first of all, read these 8 ways to build and maintain a healthy self-esteem.

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

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

“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

“I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.”
~ Queen Latifah

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

“This life is mine alone. So I have stopped asking people for directions to places they’ve never been.”
~ Glennon Doyle

“When you make a mistake, respond to yourself in a loving way rather than a self-shaming way.”
~ Ellie Holcomb

“Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.”
~ Parker Palmer

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

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
~ Shannon L Alder

“I don’t want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.”
~ Henry James

“The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.”
~ Brian Tracy

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

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

“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.”
~ Deborah Day

Lighten up on yourself.
No one is perfect.
Gently accept
your humanness

“Learn to love you… you will make many choices differently when you love and respect yourself.”
~ Courtney Seard

“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”
~ Mark Twain

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.”
~ Michael J. Fox

“You are enough just as you are.”
Megan Markle

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

“I don’t entirely approve of some of the things I have done, or am, or have been. But I’m me. God knows, I’m me.”
~ Elizabeth Taylor

“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”
~ Malcolm S. Forbes

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

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

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

“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

“Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who holds a low opinion of himself.”
~ Anthony Trollope

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

“There are so many more important things to worry about than how you’re perceived by strangers.”
~ Dennis Lehane

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

“If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do.”
~ Vironika Tugaleva

Over to you:

What other inspiring quotes or advices that can boost and maintain self-esteem do you know? Please share in the comments.

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