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Self-Esteem Quotes


"Self-esteem is made up primarily of two things: feeling lovable and feeling capable."
- Jack Canfield


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


"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."
- Judy Garland


"Be faithful to that which exists within yourself."
- André Gide


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


"Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have."
- Brian Tracy


"The world will never value you more than you value yourself." 
- Bill Masur


“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

"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


"Self-esteem isn’t everything; it’s just that there’s nothing without it." 
- Gloria Steinem


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


"To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now."
- Alan Cohen


"Tell your struggling self, I love you so much."
- Haemin Sunim


“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


"I don’t want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did." 
- Henry James


"One who knows himself is never disturbed by what you think about him."
- Osho


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