Low Self Esteem Quotes To Boost Up Your Self-confidence

I have noticed there is quite a demand for “low self esteem quotes”. many people with low self esteem are looking for some inspiration. A nice quote when your self esteem is down can help you get the courage and enthusiasm to make a change. Being the nice guy that I am (really I am!) I have decided to make the longest most comprehensive list of low self-esteem quotes. Being the nice people that you are (really you are!) you can help me. If you know a low self esteem quote that I missed write it down in the comments or send me a mail.

Low self esteem is a plague these days, I hope you will find this list of quotes comforting and inspirational or at least interesting.

When you finished don’t forget to check our post  “The Complete Guide To Increasing Your Self-confidence”

Here we go:

�If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!���T. Harv Eker

�To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance�

��Oscar Wilde

“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” Brene Brown Brene Brown

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” Rumi Rumi

�I celebrate myself, and sing myself.� � Walt Whitman

“It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.” Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey

I had low self-esteem.

�She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.�

��Anais Nin

�Depression can be a form of self hatred. We don’t feel comfortable in our own skin.�

Michele McKnight Baker,

Sandpaper Sisters

�Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.�

��William James

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Shannon L. Alder

“If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything.” Katy Perry Katy Perry

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?” Marianne Williamson Marianne Williamson

Bashfulness may sometimes exclude pleasure, but seldom opens any avenue to sorrow or remorse.

�A poor but confident man is as hard to find as a rich but shy man.�

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Self-doubt kills talent.

�The roughest roads often lead to the top.���Christina Aguilera

Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-brake on.

�Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.�

��Malcolm S. Forbes

�When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.� �Helen Keller

�You get your confidence and intuition back by trusting yourself, by being militantly on your own side. � Don�t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.�� Anne Lamott

�Forbid statements like �will God ever meet me?�, �am I worthy of his blessings?�, �I am not sure God will bless me�, �what shows that I am blessed?�. These statements clearly tell that you are not aware of who you are in the first place.�

Israelmore Ayivor,

Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

Diffidence is the right eye of prudence.

�Without self-esteem and respect for others, you cannot be true to your own values.�


�When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn�t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits � anything that kept me small.� My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.�

��Kim McMillen

�I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren�t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they�ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.�

��Kristen Neff

Lack of confidence is what makes you want to change somebody else’s mind. When you’re OK, you don’t need to convince anyone else in order to empower yourself.

�Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.�

��Eleanor Roosevelt

�The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.�

��Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

�Listen to the mustn�ts, child. Listen to the don�ts. Listen to the shouldn�ts, the impossibles, the won�ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me� Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.�? Shel Silverstein

�Don�t be afraid to hit the ball.�� Billie Jean King

�Never rate yourself too low; you will be whoever you think you can be provided you are willing to pay the price!�

Israelmore Ayivor,

Shaping the dream

�However mean your life is, meet it and live it.���Henry David Thoreau

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller Helen Keller

�Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world making the most of one�s best.�

��Harry Emerson Fosdick

�Whatever you choose, do it fully�with passion and childlike enthusiasm.�� Dr. Oz

�Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for�YOU.�

Shannon L. Alder

I have low self-esteem and I always have. Guys always cheated on me with women who were European-looking. You know, the long-hair type. Really beautiful women that left me thinking, ‘How I can I compete with that?’ Being a regular black girl wasn’t good enough.

�Happiness isn�t a one-size-fits-all proposition. You must define what it looks like for you and then make a conscious effort to access whatever gets you to your unique definition of joy.�� Dr. Phil

“Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered–just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” Barrie Davenport Barrie Davenport

�Inferior and Superior life lives in the interior of a person.�

Israelmore Ayivor,

Leaders’ Ladder

�Choose people who lift you up.���Michelle Obama

�I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.���Bill Gates

�Accept responsibility for your own life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.���Les Brown

Unhealthy eating habits cause major health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease, and can also lead to food insecurity, disrupted eating patterns, and low self-esteem.

I haven’t always been confident. I actually suffered with low self-esteem growing up. Eventually, I got to a point where I was just like, ‘OK, this is taking too much energy.’ After that, I started accepting myself for who I was, and I was like, whoever is not going to accept it, they weren’t really meant to be in my life in that way.

�The constant happiness is curiosity.�� Alice Munro

�When you�re moving in the positive, your destination is the brightest star.���Stevie Wonder

�You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection�


�Perfectionism is searching for faults to justify low self-esteem. It is a guaranteed failure and fantasy.�

Brittany Burgunder,

Safety in Numbers: From 56 to 221 Pounds, My Battle with Eating Disorders

�I think everybody�s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.�

��Johnny Depp

�Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.� � Dale Carnegie

Although my marriage left me with three beautiful children, it also left me with a healthy dose of self-doubt, low self-esteem, and an extreme desire to be loved again. I was operating on empty, expecting to be paid in full.

�And once the storm is over, you won�t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won�t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won�t be the same person who walked in. That�s what this storm�s all about.� � Haruki� Murakami

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

The distrust of wit is the beginning of tyranny.

“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” T. Harv Eker T. Harv Eker

�You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserves your love & affection.� �Buddha

�Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.�� �Helen Keller

�Never regret your past. Accept it as the teacher that it is.���Robin Sharma

Women with low self-esteem love bad boys. Women who have work to do love bad boys. Women who love themselves love good men.

�Often people that tell others they are “extremely polite” when the situation calls for tact and bluntness are not actually polite people. Instead, they hide behind the word �polite� because they have low self esteem or hidden agendas. Sadly, they impolitely confuse the hell out of everyone, send mixed signals, which then makes people question their sanity and motives.�

Shannon L. Alder

I love Paul Giamatti – God, that man is like a walking Chekhov. His connection to humanity is unbelievable, and those feelings of low self-esteem – the way that all comes together on the screen? Delicious.

�He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.���Ralph Waldo Emerson

�I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.�? Brene Brown

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain Mark Twain

Sometimes people with low self-esteem will try to punish you for caring about them.

�As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.��� Bill Gates

I can do anything you want me to do so long as I don’t have to speak.

�Chasing a man is not winning. The only thing you win is the loss of your dignity. Confidence is knowing your value, instead of expecting a man�s love to provide you with value.�

Shannon L. Alder

�The childhood sexual abuse taught me that my value came from sex. In adulthood, I was driven to have sex since I always felt worthless. I felt important and desired until it was over and then I felt like garbage�the same way I did after the abuse. I desperately needed to feel valued again, which led to more sex. My sex addiction only stopped when I believed that I�m valuable apart from anything I do.�

Christina Enevoldsen

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” Dale Carnegie Dale Carnegie

�Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.�� Pearl S. Buck

�It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else�s eyes.�

��Sally Field

�My parents never recognized the things that for me were achievements. I was praised for the things that came naturally to me, like my intelligence, but when I really put all my effort into looking nice (trying to), it went unrecognised. No-one ever told me I looked pretty or nice, or that I was a beautiful person (to them) and I needed them to…�

Carol Lee,

To Die For

�Bitter people are not interested in what you say, but what you hide.�

Shannon L. Alder

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson

�Hope is the thing with feathers /�That perches in the soul /�And sings the tune without the words /�And never stops at all.�? Emily Dickinson

�Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.�

��Maxwell Maltz

�There are some people who through hurts do not feel they are good enough and this is a destroyer of their self-images. As a true believer of your dream, you need to see yourself as God sees you. God sees you as his own handiwork and that is pretty great to carry you through!�

Israelmore Ayivor,

The Great Hand Book of Quotes

�I think whether you�re having setbacks or not, the role of a leader is to always display a winning attitude.� � Colin Powell, Retired U.S. Army Four-Star General

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” Peter T. Mcintyre Peter T. Mcintyre

�We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.� ���Plato

I sometimes lack confidence in public, although I am proud enough inwardly.

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” Thomas Alva Edison Thomas Alva Edison

�You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.���Maya Angelou

�When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.� �Harriet Beecher Stowe

�Your problem is you�re� too busy holding onto your unworthiness.�

��Ram Dass

�If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.�

Shannon L. Alder

�When a woman has not received much flattery in her life, she will be seduced.�

Melina Marchetta,

Froi of the Exiles

Oh, God, I struggle with low self-esteem all the time! I think everyone does. I have so much wrong with me, it’s unbelievable!

�Being shy is a symptom of a low self-esteem.�

Mokokoma Mokhonoana,

The Confessions of a Misfit

“Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.” Alan Cohen Alan Cohen

Most people with low self-esteem have earned it.

I suffer the terrible disease of low self-esteem.

Hiding, secrets, and not being able to be yourself is one of the worst things ever for a person. It gives you low self-esteem. You never get to reach that peak in your life. You should always be able to be yourself and be proud of yourself.

�You have been �self-pitying� for long years now and things don�t seem to improve. Just try a few days of good self-esteeming� and you�ll see things taking a better shape!�

Israelmore Ayivor,

Daily Drive 365

�You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn�t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.�

��Louise L. Hay

�… there are other proud people who have low self-esteem. They feel they haven’t lived up to their potential. They feel unworthy. They want to hide and disappear, to fade into the background and nurse their own hurts. We don’t associate them with pride, but they are still, at root, suffering from the same disease. They are still yoking happiness to accomplishment; it’s just that they are giving themselves a D- rather than an A+. They tend to be just as solipsistic, and in their own way as self-centered, only in a self-pitying and isolating way rather than in an assertive and bragging way.�

David Brooks,

The Road to Character

�Freedom lies in being bold.� �Robert Frost

�A problem is a chance for you to do your best.�� �Duke Ellington

I don’t take compliments very easily. I think most musicians suffer from low self-esteem to some extent.

�Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.�? Nora Ephron

“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” Tina Fey Tina Fey

“Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.” T. Harv Eker T. Harv Eker

�Hating yourself is like hating what God loves. God loves you, so love yourself and love what God loves.�

Israelmore Ayivor,

Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

Bashfulness is a great hindrance to a man, both in uttering his sentiments and in understanding what is proposed to him; ‘t is therefore good to press forward with discretion, both in discourse and company of the better sort.

I suffer from low self-esteem. I had horrible self-esteem growing up. You really have to save yourself because the critic within you will eat you up. It’s not the outside world – it’s your interior life, that critic within you, that you have to silence.

�There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.�

��Ana?s Nin

�Accomplishments don�t erase shame, hatred, cruelty, silence, ignorance, discrimination, low self-esteem or immorality. It covers it up, with a creative version of pride and ego. Only restitution, forgiving yourself and others, compassion, repentance and living with dignity will ever erase the past.�

Shannon L. Alder

�The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you�ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That�s what�s really going to make you look like you�re ready to rock the world.���Alicia Keys

�It�s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you�re not comfortable within yourself, you can�t be comfortable with others.�

��Sidney J. Harris

I’ve never cheated or been cheated upon. I’ve seen my parents together and secure. So I feel the same way. Infidelity stems from low self-esteem. You want to cheat when you don’t feel good about yourself.

�Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.���Les Brown

�Negative experiences don’t create fears, doubts, anger, grudges, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, jealousy, stress or depression; one’s repeated negative interpretations of them do.�


Edmond Mbiaka

Timidity is a disease of the mind.

�Self-esteem is the garden in which passion bears success flowers. Most people can�t stand out to stand for what supposed to belong to them just because; they feel it can�t be theirs, so it�s not theirs.�

Israelmore Ayivor,

Daily Drive 365

Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-brake on.
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�If they keep coming back to you, it isn’t love. It is because you made yourself and easy option. The moment the thing they truly want becomes less difficult to obtain is when you will realize that your worth was on sale.�

Shannon L. Alder

�Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.�

��Lucille Ball

Excessive fear and self-doubt that were the greatest detractors of personal genius.

“It’s a dead-end street if you sit around waiting for someone else to tell you you’re okay.” Michael Pitt Michael Pitt

�Most people are about as happy as their self confidence will allow them to be.�

Shannon L. Alder

�Make the most of yourself�.for that is all there is of you.���Ralph Waldo Emerson

�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

�It�s really a wonder that I haven�t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.�-Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

I had low self-esteem. I just really wanted attention and love from somebody.

�Strange as it may seem, I still hope for the best, even though the best, like an interesting piece of mail, so rarely arrives, and even when it does it can be lost so easily.�? Lemony Snicket, The Beatrice Letters

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.

Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish to correct of it.

�My sister said Mary Elizabeth is suffering from low self-esteem, but I told her that she said the same thing about Sam back in November when she started dating Craig, and Sam is completely different. Everything can’t be low self-esteem, can it? My sister tried to clarify things. She said that by introducing me to all these great things, Mary Elizabeth gained a “superior position” that she wouldn’t need if she was confident about herself. She also said that people who try to control situations all the time are afraid that if they don’t, nothing will work out the way they want.�

Stephen Chbosky,

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

�Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.���William Faulkner

So many comics have such low self-esteem.

�Don�t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.�

��Howard Washington Thurman

It’s not the lack of ability or opportunity that holds you back; it is only a lack of confidence in yourself.

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” J.M. Barrie J.M. Barrie

�In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.� �Bill Cosby

�A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.�

��Mark Twain

�No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.�

��Eleanor Roosevelt

I have a 15-year-old daughter who thinks that I always had this self confidence that I have now at the age of 60. And I always tell her that what she is going through – the low self-esteem as a teenager – that is a right of passage.

�Don’t waste your time trying to provide people with proof of deceit, in order to keep their love, win their love or salvage their respect for you. The truth is this: If they care they will go out of their way to learn the truth. If they don’t then they really don’t value you as a human being. The moment you have to sell people on who you are is the moment you let yourself believe that every good thing you have ever done or accomplished was invisible to the world. And, it is not!�

Shannon L. Alder

�I’m always angry about the death of people who are still alive, their eyes are opened, yet they can’t see anything…the spell of ignorance�

Michael Bassey Johnson

I don’t think I am narcissistic. I think I have low self-esteem.

I think high self-esteem is overrated. A little low self-esteem is actually quite good. Maybe you’re not the best, so you should work a little harder.

“The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.” Paul Tillich Paul Tillich

There is a shyness about me, and I really need to get out more.

�What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.� ��Oscar Wilde

When I was small, my most serious handicap was a painful bashfulness in the presence of strangers.

�Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.� �Eleanor Roosevelt

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

�Turn your wounds into wisdom.�� �Oprah Winfrey

�The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.�? C.G. Jung, Psychiatrist

�If nothing lasts forever, then I am forever nothing.�

Anthony Liccione

Low self esteem involves imagining the worst that other people can think about you.

�More often than not, people who are obsessed with their desires and feelings are generally unhappier in life vs. people that refocus their attention on service to others or a righteous cause. Have you ever heard someone say their life sucked because they fed the homeless? Made their children laugh? Or, bought a toy for a needy child at Christmas time?�

Shannon L. Alder

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

�Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.�

��Andr? Gide

You know what my greatest personal stumbling block is? My shyness.

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” Mark Victor Hansen Mark Victor Hansen

�Self-condemnation means speaking against one’s own success. If can’t stop confirming your incompetencies for what you are competent for, you are unlikely do pursue your true purpose.�

Israelmore Ayivor

Diffidence is a sort of false modesty.

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” Willie Nelson Willie Nelson

I grew up with low self-esteem. I didn’t think I was very pretty. I had glasses, red hair and was generally quite a spod.

Sticking to a diet required me to have a permanently low self-esteem. But happily, I developed other skills beyond a fluctuating weight, eventually building up a different source of self-worth.

�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

�Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one�s own sunshine.�

��Ralph Waldo Emerson

My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.� �Oprah Winfrey, American television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist

I�ve finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?� ?- Goldie Hawn

�The presence of pain should not be the reason for your low self-image. Boldness is the ability to stand tall even when the valley seems deep. Your pain will bring gain. Just believe and go to work!�

Israelmore Ayivor,

The Great Hand Book of Quotes

�Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.�

��Ralph Waldo Emerson

�A setback is a setup for a comeback� �T.D. Jakes

�If you think that the only way you could feel important would be to belittle those around you, then your self-esteem and self-confidence definitely need some fixing.�


Edmond Mbiaka

�Fail to plan, plan to fail.���Hillary Clinton

It seems to be a common denominator with a lot of comics, this low self-esteem thing.

�It takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad.���Jimmy Buffett

�While you were busy trying to prove God stands behind you, God was before me lighting the trail, so he could lead us both.�

Shannon L. Alder

�Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.�

Rob Liano

�The first step is you have to say that you can.���Will Smith

�No boundary or barrier surrounds the heart of a person that loves their self and others.�

Shannon L. Alder

“Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.” Bruce Lee Bruce Lee

�The actual confident man, the man truly sure of himself, is not he who esteems himself higher than others, but he who is sure enough that he can bear to esteem others higher than himself.�

Criss Jami

“I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.” Robert Downey, Jr. “Robert Downey

�It is never too late to be what you might have been.�

��George Eliot

�Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.� �Jay-Z

�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

�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

Most of my central characters lack confidence but overcome their timidity or low self-esteem to win through in the end, so I suppose there is a kind of wish-fulfillment at work.

“Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.” Richard Bach Richard Bach

Shyness is just egoism out of its depth.

�I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.���Jewish Proverb

Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights.

“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Christopher Robin Christopher Robin

I didn’t want to go down any scarier path of low self-esteem than I was already on the track for. So during my second year of college I was like, ‘I’m over it! I have to go see what this other thing called life is about!’

�Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don�t give up.��� Anne Lamott

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh

“Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.” Bryce Courtenay Bryce Courtenay

�Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.�

��Dan Coppersmith

I’ve spent most of my life in prison. I was a prisoner of my fear and my low self-esteem.

�Inferiority intentions are sample chapters of defeated stories… Courageous beginnings are examples of true leadership values!�

Israelmore Ayivor,

The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Low self-esteem is no better home to take a refuge. It does not keep you comforted from any danger; it keeps you confined away from your real belongings!

�Hope is the physician of each misery.�� �Irish Proverb

�Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.���Les Brown

�You destruct the attention the world gives you when you mistrust your own ability�

Israelmore Ayivor,

The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.” William Jennings Bryan William Jennings Bryan

�There will always be someone willing to hurt you, put you down, gossip about you, belittle your accomplishments and judge your soul. It is a fact that we all must face. However, if you realize that God is a best friend that stands beside you when others cast stones you will never be afraid, never feel worthless and never feel alone.�

Shannon L. Alder

I know it when I don’t know it. Sometimes I know it when I don’t think I know it. I need to trust myself in these moments, these rare moments of self-doubt.

�When you claim to be what you’re not, you’re deliberately killing opportunities, because those who would have help will shun you, thinking that you had it all already.�

Michael Bassey Johnson

�Most arguments are just battle of egos; a good teacher should also be a learner.�

Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

�Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.�

��Benjamin Spock

�Hide in the mirror. No one will look for you there.�

Ljupka Cvetanova,

The New Land

�Empowered Women 101: If he can’t tell other women that he is happily married and acts in a way that suggests he isn’t fully committed then he isn’t happy. He is keeping his foot in the door for a better opportunity should it not work out with you. Real women don’t need to investigate. They invest in their self confidence and worth by not allowing their man to disrespect them. They are not afraid to ask themselves the tough questions: Why am I letting this man humiliate me and value me less than others? Why have I allowed myself to become a doormat?�

Shannon L. Alder

�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.�


�*I�m hustling* is a low self-esteem having man�s way of saying *I�m unemployed,* when answering a seemingly materialistic woman�s question as to what he does for a living.�

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

�Don�t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.���John D. Rockefeller

�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

�Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.�

��Carl Gustav Jung

�To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.�

��Denis Waitley

�Consciousness returns to its own dark thoughts and bad memories as reliably as kids to their own scabs, and maybe it’s not so difficult to understand why. The mind doesn’t like unresolved issues. Except that moods don’t get resolved, they get forgotten � but just try forgetting the free-fall through depression’s vacuum in a hurry. Worse than that, depression isn’t just a memory, it’s a state of mind. If you remember it, you’re in it.�

Mark Crutchfield,

The Last Best Gift: Eye Witnesses to the Celebrity Sabbath Massacre

“You have no control over other people’s taste, so focus on staying true to your own.” Tim Gunn Tim Gunn

Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-brake on.

Each one of us requires the spur of insecurity to force us to do our best.

�Life is short and unpredictable. Eat the dessert first!� �Helen Keller

�Do you love yourself enough to BE what you love yourself enough to WANT?�? Steve Maraboli

�Maybe everyone can live beyond what they�re capable of.�? Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger

�Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.� ��J. K. Rowling

Self distrust is good, but only if it leads to trust in God. Otherwise it ends as spiritual paralysis, inability and unwillingness to undertake any course of action.

�Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.� �Truman Capote

�Often the inspiration to write music comes from the voices in your head. You�re not crazy. Just be thankful they are not making you rescue people in 20-degree weather at 2:30 in the morning in the forest.�

Shannon L. Alder

I am incredibly self-deprecating. It stems from self-doubt.

�Stop the pity party! Your sorrow is full and complete when you go through unfortunate circumstances and decide to mourn for life as a result of the unexpected.�

Israelmore Ayivor,

Daily Drive 365

�I think it�s a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one�s self.� �Arthur Miller, Playwright

�We should remember that just as a positive outlook on life can promote good health, so can everyday acts of kindness.���Hillary Clinton

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” Dr. Benjamin Spock Dr. Benjamin Spock

�Always remember, no matter how big you get in life, God is still bigger; when you feel to be at your lowest point, Satan is still at the bottom.�

Anthony Liccione

�You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.�

��Yogi Bhajan

Many of us harbor hidden low self-esteem. We deem everything and everyone more important that ourselves and think that meeting their needs is more important than meeting our own. But if you run out of gas, everyone riding with you will be left stranded.

�The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.�? Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

�In your own life it�s important to know how spectacular you are.� �Steve Maraboli

It’s insecurity that is always chasing you and standing in the way of your dreams.

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” Eleanor Roosevelt Eleanor Roosevelt

�Goals help you channel your energy into action.���Les Brown

�The hunger for attention is usually a result of low self-esteem and the lack of unconditional self-love.�


Edmond Mbiaka

�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

The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.

�The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.�

��Rita Mae Brown

�Fear is a product of doubt. it is a negative energy. Fear is an opposite of faith. Law is not necessary for people who have freedom. Law is the control switch that produces fear. That Fear produces lawful citizens is a delusion, it only creates fearful citizens .�

Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

�Only in the darkness can you see the stars.� �Martin Luther King Jr.

�Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.�� �Anne Lamott

Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people. ” Andre Dubus Andre Dubus

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.

�One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

�Sometimes people with low self-esteem will try to punish you for caring about them.�

Wayne Gerard Trotman

�Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks.�

Shannon L. Alder

Mere bashfulness without merit is awkward.

�I don’t understand women that call themselves a “bitch”. It doesn’t empower a woman. Rather, it reveals to everyone that you were deeply hurt at one time. Because of the pain your still carrying, you will continue to hurt anyone that reminds you of those moments when you let your guard down and were fooled. Sadly, it sends a clear message to the observant that you are still hurt. If only women would realize that “we all” have moments of stupidity then they would stop comparing themselves to the masses.�

Shannon L. Alder

�When people believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.� �Norman Vincent Peale

�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

�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

�I was aware that he was laughing at me, but I told myself I didn’t care what other people thought and would dress how I liked. Of course, like many self-consciously wacky people, I was in fact paralyzed by fear of the opinions of others and made the effort to appear as the maddest of the mad headbangers just in case anyone had the slightest lingering doubt as to the depth of my devotion. In fact, I think my disguise felt so fragile I couldn’t allow it a single crack. If I did it might fall to bits and leave the real me shrivelling under the evaluating gaze of my peer group.�

Mark Barrowcliffe,

The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons And Growing Up Strange

�God can allow you to pass through storms and get to your success. But what the devil loves to do is to make you not to realize it that the storm is over. He wishes to keep you in condemnation even at the time you have to feel liberated.�

Israelmore Ayivor

Self-doubt inflicts the deepest wounds.

I’ve suffered from low self-esteem.

“I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.” Queen Latifah Queen Latifah

�Those who mistrust their own abilities are being too wicked to themselves, discouraging themselves from doing what they should have been excelling in. If you are good at discouraging yourself, you can’t be a good leader because leadership is built on inspiring others to face challenges.�

Israelmore Ayivor

�We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.�� �Winston Churchill

Aleta St. James is an internationally renowned energy healer, life coach, best selling author, and more. Aleta does private sessions to release old resistance and shift out of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, addictions, infertility, and insecurity at a cellular level.

�By not standing up for themselves when it is appropriate, many [survivors] damage their self-esteem. They become angry and ashamed of themselves for putting up with inappropriate behavior. The more they put up with, the worse they feel. Soon, they begin to believe they don�t have a right to complain and convince themselves they are making a big thing out of nothing.�

Beverly Engel,

The Nice Girl Syndrome: Stop Being Manipulated and Abused — And Start Standing Up for Yourself

He said, �My son, the battle was between 2 �wolves� inside us all. One was Evil. It was anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other was Good. It was joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.�

Most bad behaviour comes from insecurity.

�There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.�

��Hindu Proverb

�Once you choose hope, anything�s possible.�� �Christopher Reeve

�Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.�� �African Proverb

I’m full of self-doubt. I doubt everything I do. Everything I do is a failure.

Timidity challenges the scorn of women.

�Every major life decision I made came from my pain, guilt and shame…even down to the man I chose for a husband.�

Elona Washington,

From Ivy League To Stripper Life: 10 Lessons Learned

�Put on your lips success creeds every day. Never see yourself as an unworthy being, incapable of receiving good gifts from God.�

Israelmore Ayivor,

Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

�Empowered Women 101: If he�s with you, it�s a given that he finds you attractive. Don�t talk him out of his attraction by highlighting all your flaws and spending your time cutting down other women’s qualities that you are jealous of. A real women focuses on what she has and fixes what she doesn’t like. She doesn’t blame people for not seeing what she doesn’t always see in herself.�

Shannon L. Alder

�Good self-esteem comes from positive self-imaging. Positive self-image make you to resist wrong definitions others give about you, guiding you to live life with enthusiasm and will!�

Israelmore Ayivor,

The Great Hand Book of Quotes

The old Cherokee simply replied, �The one you feed.�

�Happiness is in your ability to love others.�� Leo Tolstoy

�There is no fear when you choose love. The more you choose love, the more love is in your life. It gets easier and easier.� �Melissa Etheridge

�Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear � not absence of fear.�? Mark Twain

�If you hold onto a man hoping someone else won’t get them you have learned how to be desperate, not wise.�

Shannon L. Alder

�Hold fast to dreams,�For if dreams die,�Life is a broken-winged bird,�That cannot fly.�? Langston Hughes

�She yearned to be admired, and feared to be insulted; and yet seemed tragically conscious that she was destined to miss both these extremes of sensation, or to enjoy them only at second hand in the experiences of her more privileged friends.�

Edith Wharton,

Tales of Men and Ghosts

�Success isn�t about how much money you make. It�s about the difference you make in people�s lives.���Michelle Obama

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

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: �Which wolf wins?�

The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade. I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather than a pathology of the individual.

�Leaders with high esteem are high performers.�

Israelmore Ayivor,

Leaders’ Ladder

�The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.�� �Bernard M. Baruch

�Start where you are. Use what you have.� Do what you can.� �Arthur Ashe

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde

“You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” Dr. Robert Anthony can’t

�The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That�s real glory. That�s the essence of it.���Vince Lombardi

�We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming � well, that�s like saying you can never change your fate.�? Amy Tan, The Hundred Secret Senses

�If a man, who says he loves you, won�t tell you the details of a private conversation between him and another woman you can be sure he is not protecting your heart. He is protecting himself and the women he has feelings for. Wise women simply see things as they are, not as their low self-esteem allows.�

Shannon L. Alder

�Low self-esteem is no better home to take a refuge. It does not keep you comforted from any danger; it keeps you confined away from your real belongings!�

Israelmore Ayivor,

Daily Drive 365

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” e.e. cummings e.e. cummings

�It ain�t what they call you, it�s what you answer to.�

��W.C. Fields

�The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.�� Anna Quindlen

�Having sentiments make you susceptible to lies and misjudgement.�

Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel,

Psychology of Friendship for Leadership

My narrators tend to be women with low self-esteem, so I can send them to charm school.

Of all the traps and pitfalls in life, self-disesteem is the deadliest, and the hardest to overcome, for it is a pit designed and dug by our own hands, summed up in the phrase, “It’s no use – I can’t do it.

“To anyone that ever told you you’re no good … They’re no better.” Hayley Williams Hayley Williams

�I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.�? Nelson Mandela

�People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.�

��Wayne Dyer

�Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.�� Randy Pausch

�Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they�re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights.�

Shannon L. Alder

�When written in Chinese the word �crisis� is composed of two characters � one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.�� �John F. Kennedy, address, 12 April 1959

�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

The thing that drives me crazy is when comics say ‘I have low self-esteem.’ No you don’t. You’re standing on stage asking people to pay. You don’t play an instrument. You want people to pay to hear what’s in your mind. You don’t have low self-esteem. You might have other problems.

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary Sir Edmund Hillary

�… in some sense, she ignored her physical self, as if her body were merely something impersonal vehicle for moving around in. She seemed not to notice or care much what she wore or what she looked like.�

Carol Lee,

To Die For

Esteem cannot be where there is no confidence, and there can be no confidence where there is no respect.

Diffidence is not always innocence

�There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself.�

��Brian Andreas

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

�Most people with low self-esteem have earned it.�

George Carlin,

Napalm & Silly Putty

�In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.� �Bill Cosby

�There is no passion to be found playing small � in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.� �Nelson Mandela

I feel self-doubt whether I’m doing something hard or easy.

If you have a smothering parent, the effect it can apparently have on a child is to give them, in equal doses, a sense of too much self-esteem, because they are mummy’s little princess or prince, and low self-esteem. It affects future relationships.

�What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.�

��Ralph Waldo Emerson

�When you lose your ego, you win. It really is that simple.�

Shannon L. Alder

“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 Jodi Picoult

�low income does not mean low expectations�

Johnnie Dent Jr.

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” Golda Meir Golda Meir

�Never let the thoughts of self-unworthiness re-arrange your prepared passion for failure. You can do it even if others say you can’t. But you cannot do it if you tell yourself you can’t.�

Israelmore Ayivor

�We stay in the same old situations because we’re comforted by the familiar, even if the familiar is terrible.�

Nancy Levin,

Worthy: Boost Your Self-Worth to Grow Your Net Worth

�You can�t base your life on other people�s expectations.���Stevie Wonder

When you are in the grips of low self-esteem, it’s painful, and it certainly doesn’t feel like pride. But I believe that this is the dark, quieter side of pride thwarted pride.

�Never bend your head. Always hold it high.�Look the world straight in the face.�

��Helen Keller

�No matter how bad you feel, God never sees you as a hopeless person. He may see you as a sinner who needs to be re-washed to get back to his old vision for His purpose, but He will never see you as a hopeless being.�

Israelmore Ayivor,

Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

�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

�Satan will tempt you with many things in life, but the most powerful is the temptation to be grateful for what you have, when it is not the best life God had to offer you.�

Shannon L. Alder

�I was once afraid of people saying, �Who does she think she is?� Now I have the courage to stand and say, �This is who I am.� �Oprah Winfrey

�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

I think fashion is repulsive. The whole idea that someone else can make clothing that is supposed to be in style and make other people look good is ridiculous. It sickens me to think that there is an industry that plays to the low self-esteem of the general public. I would like the fashion industry to collapse.

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

�You�re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.�

��Diane Von Furstenberg

�Self-esteem is the switch in the circuit of your life that dims or brightness of your future. Bring it low and you don’t shine your light; raise it up and you brighten the corner where you are.�

Israelmore Ayivor

Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.

�No matter what the situation is�close your eyes and think of all the things you could be grateful for in your life right now.�� Deepak Chopra

�If there is one door in the castle you have been told not to go through, you must. Otherwise, you�ll just be rearranging furniture in rooms you�ve already been in.�� Anne Lamott

�The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.�

��Robert Hand

�A coward talks to everyone but YOU.�

Shannon L. Alder

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

I think high self-esteem is overrated. A little low self-esteem is actually quite good. Maybe you’re not the best, so you should work a little harder.

�Hope is a waking dream.� �Aristotle

�People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.�

��Elisabeth K?bler-Ross

“I’ve finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?” Goldie Hawn Goldie Hawn

�We all hope. It�s what keeps us alive.� �David Mamet, Playwright

�If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.� �Booker T. Washington

�Don�t compare yourself with anyone in this world�if you do so, you are insulting yourself.���Bill Gates

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Erase self-doubt by working to build your strengths instead of focusing on your weaknesses.

�Staying for your children is noble. However, staying with someone that teaches your children that “selective” evilness is okay is mental illness.�

Shannon L. Alder

�Complexes can be the feelings of guilt, a victim complex, and fear of failure, criticism, poverty, and loneliness, loss of love, success, insecurity, denial, and low self-esteem�

Sunday Adelaja

Self-distrust is the cause of most of our failure. In the assurance of strength there is strength, and, they are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their powers.

�The word “Wisdom” was for the people who have high level of inferiority complex and who are battling with some hard times.�

Bikash Bhandari

“But failure has to be an option in art and in exploration–because it’s a leap of faith. And no important endeavor that required innovation was done without risk. You have to be willing to take those risks … ” James Cameron James Cameron

�The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don�t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.� �Barack Obama

�You will never let go of the past by ignoring the most painful thing the person you loved has done to you. When you begin to minimize it, second guess yourself and others, ignore it or even pretend it didn’t happen you cheat yourself out of healing. Naturally, your mind would rather believe the lies you are telling it, rather than accept the truth. The soul has a way of protecting itself from trauma, but if left in denial there is no growth or change. Healing requires going to that place you avoid and asking yourself why you are so afraid to accept the reality of what happened to you? Why have you minimized it like this person has wanted you to? What is it about your self esteem that allows you to continue being a doormat?�

Shannon L. Alder

To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so.

�When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world.�

��Harry Palmer

�They will hate you if you are beautiful. They will hate you if you are successful. They will hate you if you are right. They will hate you if you are popular. They will hate you when you get attention. They will hate you when people in their life like you. They will hate you if you worship a different version of their God. They will hate you if you are spiritual. They will hate you if you have courage. They will hate you if you have an opinion. They will hate you when people support you. They will hate you when they see you happy. Heck, they will hate you while they post prayers and religious quotes on Pinterest and Facebook. They just hate. However, remember this: They hate you because you represent something they feel they don�t have. It really isn�t about you. It is about the hatred they have for themselves. So smile today because there is something you are doing right that has a lot of people thinking about you.�

Shannon L. Alder

There is no such thing as perfect security, only varying levels of insecurity.

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” Arthur Ashe Arthur Ashe

�Many of life�s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.� �Thomas Edison

�What is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.�� Willa Cather

This was my favorite low self esteem quotes what is your favorite? Do you have some low self-esteem quote to add to the list?

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