Check out a selection of the best self-esteem phrases and messages for you to elevate yours and that of the people who live close to you!
“Everything you need you already have. You are already complete, you are whole, a whole person, not an apprentice on his way somewhere else.” – Wayne Walter Dyer
“You are totally perfect and your success in life will be directly proportional to your ability to accept this truth about yourself.” – Unknown author
“We shouldn’t be defined by other people’s limited ideas.” — Virginia Satir
Love yourself first and everything else will fall into place. You really have to love yourself to do anything in this world – Lucille Ball
If only you could feel how important you are to the lives of the people you meet; how important you can be to people you can’t even dream of. There is something about you that you leave with every meeting with someone else – Fred Rogers (Mr Rogers)
What’s behind us and what’s in front of us are insignificant matters compared to what’s inside us – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Healthy self-love means that we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take a vacation, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we break down from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things that add quality and beauty to life – Andrew Matthews
Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will do nothing with it – M. Scott Peck
Know that I want the best for you.
You deserve the best.
I didn’t expect less from you.
You can get wherever you want.
“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who came in.” — Haruki Murakami
When I accept myself as I am, I am freed from the burden of needing you to accept me.
I am unconditionally accepting myself, no matter what.
It makes no sense to punish your future for the mistakes of your past. Forgive yourself, grow from it and then let it go.
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.
Never give up on anyone. And that includes not giving up on yourself.
I’m not trying to escape my darkness, I’m learning to love myself here.
Many people overvalue what they are not and underestimate what they are – Malcolm S. Forbes
Remember you’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try to approve yourself and see what happens – Louise L. Hay
You were able to do it.
I don’t doubt your good intentions.
Juan thinks highly of you.
If you need something, ask me.
I know you did it unintentionally. No problems!
Never be bullied until you are silent. Never allow yourself to be a victim. Don’t accept anyone’s definition of your life; define yourself – Harvey Fierstein
“As you think, so shall it be! Since you cannot experience another person physically, you can only experience them in your mind. Bottom line: all the other people in your life are simply thoughts in your mind. They are not physical beings for you, but thoughts. Your relationships are all about how you think about the other people in your life.” —Wayne Dyer
“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” — Amy Poehler
“The greatest success is successful self-acceptance.” —Ben Sweet
“When we accept ourselves for who we are, we lessen our hunger for power or the acceptance of others, because our self-intimacy reinforces our inner sense of security. We are no longer concerned with being powerful or popular. We no longer fear criticism, because we accept the reality of our human limitations. Once integrated, we are less often plagued by the desire to please others because simply being true to ourselves brings lasting peace. We are grateful for life, we deeply appreciate each other, and we love each other.” — Brennan Manning
“We don’t have to wait until we’re on our deathbeds to realize what a waste of our precious lives it is to carry the belief that something is wrong with us.” — Tara Brach
“What self-acceptance does is open up more possibilities for success because you’re not fighting yourself along the way.” — Shannon Ables
“Everything you’ve done today is enough. Everything you felt today is valid. Whatever you thought today will not be judged. Repeat the above procedure each day.” — Brittany Burgunder
“Comparison is an act of violence against oneself.” — Iyanla Vanzant
“Accepting ourselves is accepting the fact that everything we think, feel and do are expressions of the self as they occur.” — Nathaniel Branden
“A person is a fluid process, not a fixed, static entity; a flowing river of change, not a block of solid material; a constellation of ever-changing potentialities, not a fixed number of characteristics.” — Carl Rogers
“Look back and nothing will change. Look ahead and nothing will change. Look at yourself. Everything will change.” — Zen Thought
“You are heaven. Everything else is just the weather.” — Pema Chodron
“Self-awareness is the ability to honestly look at your life without any attachment to being right or wrong, good or bad.” — Debbie Ford
“To have an incredible boost in your self-esteem, all you have to do is start small. You don’t have to do spectacularly dramatic things to get your self-esteem to a new scale. Just commit to any act of easy discipline. Then with another and another.” —Jim Rohn
I’m sure the next notes will be better.
I know you are capable. I’m here to support you.
“May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela
“It takes a long time to realize that happiness and unhappiness depend on you, because it’s too comfortable for the ego to think that others are doing it for you.” – Osho
“Discover your own light or spend the rest of your life being a pale reflection of someone else’s light!” – Paulo Coelho
“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you’ve never been in bed with a mosquito.” – Betty Reese
“Self-confidence works miracles, transforms mindsets and helps make the most impossible dreams come true.” – Unknown author
“We are all different people and we can be different from each other. If anyone ever says you’re weird, thank them.” — Ellen Degeneres
“Because you believe in yourself, you don’t try to convince others. Because he is content with himself, he does not need the approval of others. Because the person accepts himself, the whole world accepts him.” — Lao Tzu
“There is no normal pattern. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet.” — Matt Haig
I’m glad you did!
What a beautiful surprise you gave me.
When you need me I will help you.
So I like it, you did everything very well.
I notice that every day you are better.
“When you are satisfied with just being yourself and not comparing yourself or competing, everyone will respect you.” – Unknown author
“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but … life continually compels them to give birth to themselves.” — Gabriel Garcia Marquez
“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel
“Stop regretting the past and fearing the future. Today is all you have. Make the most of it. Make it worth remembering.” — Hector Garcia Puigcerver
“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” — Mark Twain
“Why should we care what others think of us, we trust their opinions more than our own?” — Brigham Young
“I don’t entirely approve of some of the things I’ve done, or am, or have been. But I am me. God knows, I am me.” — Elizabeth Taylor
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to become a victim. Don’t accept anyone’s definition of your life; define yourself.” — Harvey Fierstein
To all the girls watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful, and deserve every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and fulfill your own dreams – Hillary Clinton
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change that, change the way you think about it.” — Mary Engelbreit
“Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot get over our level of self-esteem. We cannot attract more to ourselves than we think we are worth.” — Iyanla Vanzant
Remember that you cannot fail to be yourself.
Regardless of how other people feel about me, I will choose to love myself today.
“You can succeed if no one else believes, but you will never succeed if you don’t believe in yourself.” — William JH Boetcker
“The most basic way to get attention is this: break a pattern.” — Chip Heath and Dan Heath
“Keep in mind that your focus determines your reality.” — Daniel Goleman
Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every day and the rest will fall into place.
Believe a little more in yourself.
You were born to be real, not to be perfect.
One day I woke up and realized that I was not made for anyone, I was made for me. I am mine.
There is no need to be perfect to inspire other people. Let others be inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.
You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner.
Self-confidence is the best outfit.
“Nothing increases self-esteem and self-confidence like achievement.” — Thomas Carlyle
“The way to develop self-confidence is to do what you fear and get a record of successful experiences.” — William Jennings Bryan
“A bird perched on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not in the branch, but in its own wings. Always believe in yourself.” — Charlie Wardle
“Without self-confidence, we are like babies in a crib.” — Virginia Woolf
“Many people overvalue what they are not and underestimate what they are.” — Malcolm Forbes
“Since we are destined to live our lives in the prison of our minds, our duty is to furnish them well.” — Peter Ustinov
I’m proud of you.
I know you are good.
What women have yet to learn is that no one gives you power. You just take it – Roseanne Barr
Above all, be the hero of your life, not the victim – Nora Ephron
We don’t need magic to transform our world. We already carry all the power we need within ourselves – JK Rowling
“Some of the most incredible love stories I know had only one protagonist.” — Wilson Mizner
“If you love yourself, fight for yourself!” — Jean-Paul Malfatti
“As I started to love myself, I discovered that the anguish and emotional suffering were just warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know this is ‘authenticity’.” — Charlie Chaplin
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” — Steve Jobs
“The most important thing in life is not the situation we are in, but the direction in which we are moving.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes
“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” — Joshua J. Marine
“You gain strength, courage and confidence with every experience where you really stop to face fear. You can say to yourself, ‘I went through this horror. I can handle the next thing that comes.’” — Eleanor Roosevelt
“The golden opportunity you’ve been looking for is within you. It’s not in your environment, it’s not in luck, chance or helping others; is in yourself.” — Orison Swett Marden
“The hardest challenge is being yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be someone else.” — EE Cummings
“Nothing is forever except change.” — Buddha
“Sometimes you need to forget what you thought about life and learn to find joy in the story you are actually living.” — Rachel Marie Martin
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” — Fred DeVito
“If you get tired, learn to rest, not give up.” —Banksy
“We must be willing to give up the life we planned to have the life that is waiting for us.” — Joseph Campbell
It took me a long time to develop a voice and now that I have it, I will not be silent – Madeleine Albright
Of course I’m not worried about intimidating men. The kind of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the kind of man I have no interest in – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish – Michelle Obama
A girl should be two things: who and what she wants – Coco Chanel
“The fact that someone else loves you does not exempt you from the project of loving yourself.” — Sahaj Kohli
“The most powerful relationship you will ever have in your life is the one you have with yourself.” — Steve Maraboli
“Whenever two people meet, there are actually six people present. There is every man as he sees himself, every man as the other person sees him, and every man as he really is.” — William James
“We accept the love we think we deserve.” — Stephen Chbosky
You are a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but those who do will never forget you.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
“It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself, you might also get some satisfaction from the relationship.” — Norman Vincent Peale
“We can never achieve peace in the outside world until we make peace with ourselves.” — Dalai Lama
“Has your mother ever told you, ‘If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything’? She was right – and speaking well also applies when you are talking to yourself, even inside your head.” — Victoria Moran
“You will act like the kind of person you think you are.” — Maxwell Maltz
“A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.” Joyce Brothers