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40 Inspiring Self-Worth Quotes to Boost Your Self-Esteem

40 Inspiring Self-Worth Quotes to Boost Your Self-Esteem

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Self worth is a direct measure of how we value ourselves and our efforts despite what others may say or think about us.

Having healthy self-worth not only helps prevent poor mental health, but it also has many other positive benefits, too(1).

When you value yourself no matter what circumstance you’re in or who is around you, you can have what you need and more. You can be your best and do your best. You can have the best quality of life possible for you at any given moment.

This list of inspirational self-worth quotes can be a great tool to give your self-worth, self-esteem, and overall self-confidence a little push.

When life gets difficult, remember that you are worth far more than you think.

I know that this is easier said than done, and that this mindset shift will not happen overnight.

But,

Believe that you are enough and that you are not lacking. If you find yourself getting stuck in that “comparison trap” where you’re getting major Instagram-envy, read through these self-worth quotes to shift it from a painful experience to a positive and insightful one. Good luck!

See: 110 Positive Self-Love Affirmations For Self-Worth

40 Inspirational Self-Worth Quotes

40 Inspirational Self-Worth Quotes

“They are called, “SELF-worth” and “SELF-esteem” for a reason… we can’t let others decide what we are worth, that is so dangerous! Empower yourself!”
– Jaeda DeWalt

“They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.” – Gandhi

“No one can hurt you without your consent.” 
Eleanor Roosevelt

“Strong people have a strong sense of self-worth and self-awareness; they don’t need the approval of others.”
– Roy Bennet

“We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.”
– Malcolm X

“Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worthy of the trip.”
– Glenn Beck

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.”
– Wayne W. Dyer

“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

“It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“There is nothing so rewarding as to make people realize that they are worthwhile in this world.”
– Bob Anderson

“You will never gain anyone’s approval by begging for it. When you stand confident in your own worth, respect follows.”
– Mandy Hale

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

“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.”
 Stacey Charter

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

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

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

“A diamond doesn’t start out polished and shining. It once was nothing special, but with enough pressure and time, becomes spectacular. I’m that diamond.”
– Solange nicole

“If you don’t know what you want, you’ll never find it.
If you don’t know what you deserve, you’ll always settle for less.
You will wander aimlessly, uncomfortably numb in your comfort zone, wondering how life has ended up here. Life starts now, live, love, laugh and let your light shine!”
– Rob Liano

“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

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

“Do not undervalue what you are ultimately worth because you are at a momentary disadvantage.”
– Sherry Thomas

“If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.”
– Brian Tracy

“Chasing a person doesn’t give you value or build values in you. You earn your value by chasing morality and practicing dignity.”
– Shannon L. Alder

“The enemy uses those things your insecure about. Free yourself and take your power back by being secure in who you are – flaws and all.”
– Yvonne Pierre

“We can’t be so desperate for love that we forget where we can always find it; within.”
– Alexandra Elle

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

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
Thomas Jefferson

“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

“If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.”
Charles Bukowski

“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.”
Rita Mae Brown

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

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

“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 Sri Ravi Shankar

You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.”
Dr. Robert Anthony

“Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself.”
Coco Chanel

“I’m simply reminding you that you’re worth more than what you’ll find at the bottom of a bottle.”
– Myra McEntire

“The moment you feel you have to prove your worth to someone is the moment to absolutely and utterly walk away.”
– Alysia Harris

“People who do not value you are worthless and those who do are priceless.”
– Amit Abraham

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
 George Eliot

“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.”
 Stacey Charter

I really hope that these self-worth quotes inspired you a little bit to not be so harsh on yourself and to start loving you a little bit more.

If you need any help, or want to share your quotes about self woth, drop a comment down below!

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John Dough

Sunday 23rd of May 2021

Really inspiring quotes! Self-worth is so important and in today's world, it gets neglected a lot. Very grateful that I've found your blog.

Sergios Rotar

Monday 24th of May 2021

Thank you so much John for your kind words! Yes, self-worth gets very neglected nowadays. That's why we should make it a priority in our daily lives.