Inspirational Quotes About Self Worth

These inspirational quotes about self-worth help to remind us why we need to boost our self acceptance, our self esteem and our confidence.

What is self worth?

Self worth is how we see ourselves – the opinion and thoughts that we have. If these beliefs that we hold aren’t very healthy, they can greatly affect how we turn up in the world, how we present ourselves and our levels of success and happiness.

Learning to accept ourselves for who we are is a major growth development in our lives. However, first, we need to learn who we are. The following quotes touch on all of these points, with the aim of inspiring you to consider your current self worth and how you can improve your beliefs for the better. We hope that some of these inspire you.


Inspiring Quotes About Self Worth


“Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend.” Elizabeth Gilbert


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


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


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


“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


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


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


“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt


“Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” Rob Liano


“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.” Shannon L. Alder


“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” Fred Rogers


“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” Carl Gustav Jung


“Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.” C. JoyBell C.


“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” Marilyn Monroe


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


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


“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


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


“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.” Andrew Matthews


“People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.” Wayne Dyer


“If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, but you also won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.” Wayne Dyer


“Asking for what you need is proof of self-worth.” Amanda Goetz


“A total acceptance of yourself brings about a total transcendence of yourself.” Adyashanti


“Two things you will never have to chase: True friends & true love.” Mandy Hale


“Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone to tell you who you are.” Beyoncé Knowles


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


Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” M. Scott Peck


“People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people’s minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.” Elizabeth Gaskell


“The most common form of despair is not being who you are.” Søren Kierkegaard


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


“When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.” Mark Victor Hansen


“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” Bob Moawad


“Self-worth comes from one thing – thinking that you are worthy.” Wayne Dyer


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