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No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

I am the miracle.


It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot

She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.

Anais Nin

Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.

Lao Tzu

I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.

Johnny Depp

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.

Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.

William Shakespeare

When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.

Let nothing dim the light that shines from within.

Maya Angelou

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

Maya Angelou

If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?

Maya Angelou

It ain't what they call you it's what you answer to.

W. C. Fields

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.


You are your own best friend. Never ever, put yourself down.

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.

Helen Keller

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

Lucille Ball

If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die.

Maya Angelou

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


Who looks outside dreams, who looks inside awakes.

Carl Jung

There are other measures of self-respect for a man than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.

There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.

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

Malcolm Forbes

The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability, he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.


Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

Robert Frost

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.

Eleanor Roosevelt

With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.

Dalai Lama

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, define yourself.

Harvey Fierstein

When people do not respect us we are sharply offended, yet in his private heart no man much respects himself.

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.

Thomas Carlyle

I am not bound to please thee with my answer.

William Shakespeare

Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others.

Mark Twain

I meant what I said, and I said what I meant.

Give up a member to save a family, a family to save a village, a village to save a country, and the country to save yourself.

Don't forget to love yourself.

Soren Kierkegaard

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anais Nin

He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Denis Waitley

Nationalist pride, like other variants of pride, can be a substitute for self-respect.

Eric Hoffer

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.

Andre Gide

The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness, as to earn peace and self-respect.

Thomas Huxley

Self-esteem and self-contempt have specific odors, they can be smelled.

Eric Hoffer

A self-respecting nation is ready for anything including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.

Samuel Johnson

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Oscar Wilde

I didn't have high self-esteem when I was a teen-ager as I think most teen-agers don't.

The bad man is continually at war with and in opposition to himself.

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

Albert Ellis

Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one as yet is suspicious.

H. L. Mencken

Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence, and more than any other one thing, a smile reassures them.

Andre Maurois

Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem.

Eric Hoffer

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.

Marcus Aurelius

You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?

Dr. Seuss

Most people with low self-esteem have earned it.

It's hard to be humble when you're as great as I am.

Muhammad Ali

I'm young; I'm handsome; I'm fast. I can't possibly be beat.

Muhammad Ali

I  am a man more sinned against than sinning.

William Shakespeare

People who want the most approval get the least, and people who need approval the least get the most.

Self-respect knows no considerations.

Mahatma Gandhi

Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance?

Abdul Kalam

Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient


I have great faith in fools, self-confidence my friends call it.

Edgar Allan Poe

People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.

Barbara de Angelis

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

Never be bullied into silence.

Harvey Fierstein

'Harry Potter' gave me back self respect. Harry gave me a job to do that I loved more than anything else.

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!

I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.

Lucille Ball

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside dreams, who looks inside awakes.

Carl Jung

In the book of Gaga, fame is in your heart, fame is there to comfort you, to bring you self-confidence and worth whenever you need it.

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.