7 Great Quotes about Self-Esteem for when You're in Need of a Boost ...


Sometimes, we're in need of some wise words from sages and there are some great quotes about self-esteem for when you're in need of a boost that I would like to share with you.

We all have days when our self-esteem can take something of a battering, but we sometimes need a wise person to whisper something in our ear which will make us sit up straight and feel a little better about ourselves.

So here are some of my favorite quotes about self-esteem that I read when I'm in need.

1. The Buddha

The Buddha

This is a great reminder to be kind to ourselves and is one of my favorite quotes about self-esteem.

It really does start with being nice to you and valuing yourself and it's the little things you say to yourself that can make a big difference.

For example, if you get something wrong, don't berate yourself for being stupid.2

If you make a mistake, don't think you're worthless.

These little dialogues we have inside ourselves can made a huge difference to our self-esteem.

2. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Having confidence in yourself is essential and Emerson sums up the consequences of not having confidence in yourself beautifully.2

So how do you gain confidence in yourself, you might ask?

There are too many ways to mention here but looking at all the great things you have achieved and focusing on the positive rather than the negative is a start.

3. Stephen Covey

Stephen Covey

I love this quote.

As I've got older, I've learnt to do things to please myself rather than others.

Far too often, we find ourselves seeking validation or applause from those around us when it's the applause within we should be seeking.2

That's where I believe true happiness comes from.

4. M. Scott Peck

M. Scott Peck

Here, the author of the "The Road Less Traveled" (one of my favorite books) highlights the need to value yourself.

I know it's easier said than done and it sounds a bit cheesy, but it all starts with loving yourself that little bit more.

It also shows how the two factors are linked.

Time is so precious and you need it in order to be able to do all the things that will ultimately make you feel great about yourself.

It doesn't always have to be doing things for others either.

I have known people who have done so much for others but at the detriment of their own sanity and well-being.

Make sure that you spend time doing things you love and which help you grow as an individual.

Daniel Radcliffe
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