Self esteem Quotes


Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.


I
care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë Brontë

Jane Eyre

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

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.

The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.

It's not my responsibility to be beautiful. I'm not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.

In youth, it was a way I had,
To do my best to please.
And change, with every passing lad
To suit his theories.
But now I know the things I know
And do the things I do,
And if you do not like me so,
To hell, my love, with you.

Adaptation    Change    Character    Empowerment    Love    Men    Nature    Pleasing    Self discovery    Self esteem    Self respect    Truthfulness    Wisdom    Women    Youth

When you're different, sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn't.

Change of Heart

Jodi Picoult

Change of Heart

That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending - performing. You get to love your pretence. It's true, we're locked in an image, an act - and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you're trying to steal their most precious possession.

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.

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.

Les Essais

Michel de Montaigne

Les Essais

It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.

There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn't matter anymore.

Wintergirls

Laurie Halse Anderson Halse Anderson

Wintergirls

One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.

The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.

Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.

Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn't change the heart of others-- it only changes yours.

Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, "What else could this mean?

I'm Dylan. I'm so cool. I want to date myself, but I don't know how! You want to date me instead? You're so lucky!

I am beginning to measure myself in strength, not pounds. Sometimes in smiles.

Wintergirls

Laurie Halse Anderson

Wintergirls

How would your life be different if…You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day…You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others

Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.

One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.

Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.

If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.

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Women who love themselves are threatening; but men who love real women, more so.

The Beauty Myth

Naomi Wolf

The Beauty Myth

There will always be someone willing to hurt you, put you down, gossip about you, belittle your accomplishments and judge your soul. It is a fact that we all must face. However, if you realize that God is a best friend that stands beside you when others cast stones you will never be afraid, never feel worthless and never feel alone.

As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are - what others say is irrelevant.

for once, you believed in yourself. you believed you were beautiful and so did the rest of the world.

Keeping the Moon

Sarah Dessen

Keeping the Moon

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for—YOU.

I don't want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.

To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.

If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.

Choices    Different    Joy    Self    Self care    Self esteem    Self expression    Self love    Self talk    Unique    Uniqueness    Wonder

I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains. A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way and sees life not as a competition. They reach the summit last because they know God isn’t at the top waiting for them. He is down below helping his followers to understand that the view is glorious where ever you stand.

I used to be self conscious about my height, but then I thought, fuck that, I'm Harry Potter.

Self pity becomes your oxygen. But you learned to breathe it without a gasp. So, nobody even notices you're hurting.

Gay    Lgbt    Queer    Self esteem    Self pity

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."
[
Modernism's Patriarch
(
Time Magazine
, June 10, 1996)]

Life is like a game of chess.
To win you have to make a move.
Knowing which move to make comes with IN-SIGHT
and knowledge, and by learning the lessons that are
acculated along the way.
We become each and every piece within the game called life!

Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?

Sadly, the signals that allow men and women to find the partners who most please them are scrambled by the sexual insecurity initiated by beauty thinking. A woman who is self-conscious can't relax to let her sensuality come into play. If she is hungry she will be tense. If she is "done up" she will be on the alert for her reflection in his eyes. If she is ashamed of her body, its movement will be stilled. If she does not feel entitled to claim attention, she will not demand that airspace to shine in. If his field of vision has been boxed in by "beauty"--a box continually shrinking--he simply will not see her, his real love, standing right before him.

The Beauty Myth

Naomi Wolf

The Beauty Myth

The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.

I never loved another person the way I loved myself.

People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.

Bullies    Bullying    Hurt    Love    People    Self esteem

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