Quotations The Best Quotes About Self-esteem  

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A list of the best self-esteem quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous self-esteem quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic self-esteem quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational self-esteem quotes from that same writer.

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I have often wondered how it is everyone loves himself more than the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than the opinions of others. Marcus Aurelius

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It is very easy in the world to live by the opinion of the world. It is very easy in solitude to be self-centered. But the finished man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I will give thanks to thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Thy works, and my soul knows it very well. -- Psalms 139:14

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Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. Gautama Buddha

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Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized. Albert Einstein

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Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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That kind of life is most happy which affords us most opportunities of gaining our own esteem. Samuel Johnson

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It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourselves. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Respect yourself if you would have others respect you. Baltasar Gracián y Morales

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He that undervalues himself will undervalue others, and he that undervalues others will oppress them. Samuel Johnson

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Trust yourself, then you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror. Sigmund Freud

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The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves. William Hazlitt

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While we are indifferent to our good qualities, we keep on deceiving ourselves in regard to our faults, until we come to look on them as virtues. Heinrich Heine

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Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. Malcolm Forbes

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The highest in God's esteem are the lowest in their own. Thomas à Kempis

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

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The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others. François de La Rochefoucauld

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A person's worth in this world is estimated according to the value they put on themselves. Jean de La Bruyère

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The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. Eric Hoffer

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

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A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best. Walt Whitman

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You're not what you think you are; you're not what others think you are; you're what you think others think you are!

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All the extraordinary men I have known were extraordinary in their own estimation. Woodrow Wilson

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No one can disgrace us but ourselves. Josh Billings

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He who despises himself nevertheless esteems himself as a self-despiser. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Seriously, I do not think I fit for the presidency. Abraham Lincoln

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We are valued in this world at the rate we desire to be valued. Jean de La Bruyère

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

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Think highly of yourself, for the world takes you at your own estimate.

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Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself. John Locke

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One is rated by others as he rates himself.

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SELF-ESTEEM controls PERFORMANCE/REALITY which stimulate SELF-TALK which reinforces SELF-ESTEEM. This cycle can work positively or negatively and is greatly influenced by the self-talk (I knew I wasn't good at -X vs. next time I'll practice and do better at -X).

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Acknowledgment -- If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people.

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

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Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true. Brian Tracy

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

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Before everyone stands a image of what he ought to be. So long as he is not that his peace is not complete. Ruckett

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The ablest man I ever met is the man you think you are. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Whatever good things we build end up building us. Jim Rohn

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We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives. Brian Tracy

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The most difficult We do not deal in facts when we are contemplating ourselves. Mark Twain