78 Inspiring Self-Worth Quotes That Remind You To Love Yourself As You Are

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Your self-esteem is made up of your thoughts, feelings, and opinions of yourself and reflects your own worth. It also affects your judgment and attitude toward yourself. This, in turn, affects how you see the world.

The most important relationship you will ever have in your life is the one you have with yourself.

True self-love is taking care of your own needs and treating yourself with compassion.

The best advice I was ever given was from my Grandma. She said, "Take care of your mothers’ daughter."

I’d like to give you that gift here now, with inspirational self-love quotes to help you see yourself in another light. Changing your inspiration is how you are going to make yourself love yourself. 

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If you want to improve your relationships with those around you, start by improving the relationship you have with yourself first. 

Start by repeating these self-love words as you look in the mirror each morning to get your head in the right place: you are adored, awesome, beautiful, blessed, brave, confident, courageous, desirable, empowered, fearless, glowing, happy, impressive, loved, motivated, passionate, radiant, vibrant, and worthy.

And when you need more than just a few words, these self-love quotes will remind you of your worth.

There are many different ways you can boost your confidence but I hope these 78 inspiring quotes about self-esteem will help you along your journey to get there.

1. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” — Jean Shinoda Bolen


2. “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


3. “You are not your mistakes; they are what you did, not who you are.” — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

4. “Being transgender isn't a medical transition. It's a process of learning to love yourself for who you are." — Jazz Jennings


5. "One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.” — Shiela Murray Bethel


6. “Accept yourself as you are right now.” — Lisa Lieberman-Wang


7. “Start loving yourself and everything else will come.” — Lisa Lieberman-Wang


8. “Avoid focusing on what you cannot do. Instead, focus on what you can do and accomplish without expecting approval and recognition from others." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang


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


10. “A woman is like a teabag — you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

11. “No matter what you look like or think you look like you’re special and loved and perfect just the way you are.” — Ariel Winter


12. “Be that strong girl that everyone knew would make it through the worst, be that fearless girl, the one who would dare to do anything, be that independent girl who didn’t need a man; be that girl who never backed down.” — Taylor Swift


13. “I am a strong woman with or without this person, with or without this job, and with or without these tight pants.” — Queen Latifah


14. “When we are stressed we tend to do stupid things to ourselves.” — Lisa Lieberman-Wang


15. “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won't accept." — Ann Taylor


16. “Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.” — Ziad K. Abedelnour

17. “A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with.” — Ellen Barrier


18. “Strong women don’t play victim, don’t make themselves look pitiful, & don’t point fingers. They stand & they deal.” — Mandy Hale


19. “We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”— Marie Curie


20. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


21. “I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.” — Charlotte Brontë


22. “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.” ― August Wilson


23. “Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions ... Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.” ― Tina Fey


24. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ― Sharon Salzberg

25. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.” ― Harvey Fierstein

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


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


28. “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.” ― Warsan Shire


29. “People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.” ― Dan Pearce


30. “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.” ― Jodi Picoult


31. “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

32. “Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.” — Scott Hamilton


33. “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


34. “Falling in love with yourself first doesn't make you vain or selfish, it makes you indestructible."


35. “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.” ― Laurie Halse Anderson


36. "If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self."


37. “One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” ― Michael J. Fox


38. “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.” ― Frederick Douglass


39. “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


40. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” ― Norman Vincent Peale


41. “You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it's enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

42. “You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don't have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success — none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here”  — Ram Dass


43. “At every given moment we are absolutely perfect for what is required for our journey.” ― Steve Maraboli


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


45. “Altruism raises your mood because it raises your self-esteem, which increases happiness. Plus, giving to others gets you outside of yourself and distracts you from your problems.” — Karen Salmansohn


46. “There are so many more important things to worry about than how you're perceived by strangers.” ― Dennis Lehane

47. “I'm not a wannabe. I'm who I wannabe.” ― Hawk Nelson


48. “Self-esteem is made up primarily of two things: feeling lovable and feeling capable.” — Jack Canfield


49. “We're miserable because we think that we are mere individuals, alone with our fears and flaws and resentment and mortality.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert


50. “To me, self-esteem is not self-love. It is self-acknowledgment, as in recognizing and accepting who you are.” — Amity Gaige

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51. “Believe in yourself up here and it will make you stronger than you could ever imagine.” ― Sarah Dessen


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52. “People who repeatedly attack your confidence and self-esteem are quite aware of your potential, even if you are not.” ― Wayne Gerard Trotman


53. “At the core of your heart, you are perfect and pure. No one and nothing can alter that.” ― Amit Ray


54. “Never underestimate yourself.” ― Carolyn Mackler


55. “Self-esteem is made up primarily of two things: feeling lovable and feeling capable. Lovable means I feel people want to be with me. They invite me to parties; they affirm I have the qualities necessary to be included. Feeling capable is knowing that I can produce a result. It's knowing I can handle anything that life hands me.” — Jack Canfield


56. “I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.” ― Madonna


57. “I never loved another person the way I loved myself.” ― Mae West

58. “Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” ― Lucille Ball


59. “Don't belittle yourself. Be BIG yourself.” ― Corita Kent


60. “The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson


61. “Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.” — Margaret Thatcher


62. “There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.” — Nathaniel Branden


63. “Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.” ― Bernard Branson


64. “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.” — Sam Walton


65. “Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.” — Louise Hart


66. “For once, you believed in yourself. You believed you were beautiful and so did the rest of the world.” ― Sarah Dessen

67. “I may be wrong, but I am never in doubt! And anyone who has been around me for even a minute understands that my self-confidence and self-esteem is sometimes overwhelming!” — Dan Pena


68. “You're always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” ― Diane Von Furstenberg


69. “I am beginning to measure myself in strength, not pounds. Sometimes in smiles.” ― Laurie Halse Anderson


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


71. “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.” ― Dr. Roopleen


72. “Your self-esteem won't come from body parts. You need to step away from the mirror every once in a while, and look for another reflection, like the one in the eyes of the people who love you and admire you.” — Stacy London


73. “Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you.” — Lilly Singh


74. “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.” ― Iyanla Vanzant


75. "Self–care is never a selfish act; it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others." — Parker Palmer

76. "Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line." — Lucille Ball


77. "My best advice is to celebrate your own unique features and never put them down. There is beauty in individuality, and it's so important to appreciate everything your body allows you to do. It's OK to have a down day — we all do from time to time — but it's not OK to compare yourself to others." — Philomena Kwao


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

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Lisa Lieberman-Wang is a relationship expert and creator of the neuroscience Neuro Associative Programming (NAP). You can find more helpful tips to loving yourself, letting go and improving your self-esteem and your life at Fine To Fab.

This article was originally published at FinetoFab. Reprinted with permission from the author.