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More Self Esteem Quotes

Self-Esteem Quotes to Inspire Kids, Teachers, Parents, and Everyone Else— A diminished sense of self-esteem can lead to much more than just an unpleasant feeling.

Inspiring Quotes to Build Self-Esteem

The effects of low self-esteem can lead to trouble at school or work, unhealthy relationships, isolation, desperation, and depression. Rather than dwell on the negative effects of low self-esteem, let’s talk about the positive facts of self-esteem!

First, self-esteem fluctuates throughout our lifetime, sometimes day to day or even hour to hour! Secondly, building and improving self-esteem takes time. And third, maintaining self-esteem requires daily attention – it’s a muscle that requires regular exercise!

Because healthy self-esteem is essential to a happy and healthy life, these facts only impress upon us the importance of encouraging healthy self-esteem in kids.

Self-Esteem Quotes

Below are some of my favorite self-esteem quotes. Enjoy, savor, and share! It is my hope that these quotes will inspire in kids new ideas, new perspectives, and new attitudes about life.

So go ahead and get to it — use these self-esteem-boosting quotes to help kids realize just how wonderful, valuable, and fabulous they truly are!

“Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell.”
~ Bill Copeland

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

“Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others,
and the delight in the recognition.”
~ Alexander Smith

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly,
but rarely admit the changes it has
gone through to achieve that beauty.” ~ Maya Angelou

“Yours is the energy that makes your world.
There are no limitations to the self except those you believe in.” ~ Jane Roberts

“About all you can do in life is be who you are.”
~ Rita Mae Brown

“To free us from the expectations of others,
to give us back to ourselves —
there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
~ Joan Didion

“Happiness is not something ready made…
It comes from your own actions.”
~ Dalai Lama

Use these self-esteem boosting quotes to help kids realize just how wonderful, valuable, and fabulous they are! Here's to improved self-esteem for all!

“Courage does not mean that you are not afraid.
Doing something that you are not afraid of is easy.
Doing or facing something that you are afraid of takes courage.”
~ Unknown

“We should praise the qualities we would like to see in others,
declare that others possess them already,
and then watch how quickly these persons will respond.”
~ Catherine Ponder

“Pass down values every day through your actions,
your words, and your time with your kids.”
~ Robert Frank

“Self-esteem is as necessary
to the spirit as food is to the body.” ~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz

“The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time,
and always start with the person nearest you.”
~ Mother Teresa

“Only the truth of who you are,
if realized, will set you free.”
~ Eckhart Tolle

“If you have only one smile in you,
give it to the people you love.”
~ Maya Angelou

“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Never bend your head.  Hold it high.
Look the world straight in the eye.”
~ Helen Keller

“What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.”~ Mark Twain

“Most folks are about as happy
as they make up their minds to be.”
~ Abraham Lincoln

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

Use these self-esteem boosting quotes to help kids realize just how wonderful, valuable, and fabulous they are! Here's to improved self-esteem for all!

“All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
~ Helen Keller

“Happiness is when what you think,
what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Only the weak are cruel.
Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.”~ Leo Buscaglia

“The more you praise and celebrate your life,
the more there is in life to celebrate.”
~ Oprah Winfrey

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Know this:  A healthy sense of self-esteem is vital to our well-being and happiness for kids, adults, and everyone! Take action today to bolster your self-esteem and the self-esteem of those whom you love.

Here’s to improved self-esteem for all!

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Use these self-esteem boosting quotes to help kids realize just how wonderful, valuable, and fabulous they are! Here's to improved self-esteem for all!

Self-Esteem Quotes for kids, parents, families, and schools — Building a healthy sense of self-esteem is key to a happy and success-filled life. You probably already know this. But do you know that studies show that only 15% of us have sufficient self-esteem to achieve our dreams?

Quotes to Help Build Self-Esteem

Before I reveal some of my favorite self-esteem quotes, I want to share some important information about the value of self-esteem with you.

Consider This Vital Self-Esteem Information

A diminished sense of self-esteem can lead to much more than just an unpleasant feeling.

Low self-esteem can lead to trouble at school (or work), unhealthy relationships, isolation, desperation, and depression.

On the other hand, healthy self-esteem is essential to a happy life!  Here are some facts to know about self-esteem:

First – Self-esteem fluctuates throughout our lifetime

Second – Building and improving self-esteem takes time

Third – Maintaining self-esteem requires daily attention

Whatever you do today, be sure to take action to fortify and strengthen your self-esteem and the self-esteem of your loved ones, especially your children.

Here’s to improved self-esteem for all!

Self-Esteem Quotes

Here are some of my favorite self-esteem quotes.  Enjoy, savor, and share!

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Aristotle

“The things a man has to have are hope and confidence in himself against odds, and sometimes he needs somebody, his pal or his mother or his wife or God, to give him that confidence.”
~ Clark Gable

“Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free.
~ Eckhart Tolle

“If one is cruel to himself, how can we expect him to be compassionate with others.”
~ Hasdai Ibn Shaprut

“Try to be like the turtle—at ease in your own shell.”
~ Bill Copeland

“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.”
~Dr. Maxwell Maltz


“To share often and much…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; this is to have succeeded.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Health, learning and virtue will ensure your happiness; they will give you a quiet conscience, private esteem and public honor.”  ~ Thomas Jefferson

We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish as fools.
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi


“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” ~ Albert Einstein

“If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself.  Only be that, only by self-respect, will you compel others to respect you.”
~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Be sure to take action to fortify and strengthen your self-esteem and the self-esteem of your loved ones, especially your children. Take a look at these self-esteem quotes to inspire you!

“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.”
~ Maya Angelou

“When we look at a child, we see that sense of fullness, of intrinsic aliveness, of joy in being, is not the result of something else.  There is value in just being oneself, it is not because of something one does or doesn’t do.  It is there in the beginning when we are children, but slowly it gets lost.”  ~ A.H. Almass

“Courage does not mean that you are not afraid.  Doing something that you are not afraid of is easy.  Doing or facing something that you are afraid of takes courage.
~ Unknown

“I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection.  Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.”
~ Michael J. Fox

“We should praise the qualities we would like to see in others, declare that others possess them already, and then watch how quickly these persons will respond.”
~ Catherine Ponder

“Pass down values every day through your actions, your words and your time with your kids.”
~ Robert Frank

“Self-esteem is as necessary to the spirit as food is to the body.”
~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz

“We turn outward, attracted by the beauty we see in created things without realizing that they are only a reflection of the real beauty.  And the real beauty is within us.”
~ Ernesto Cardenal

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.”
~ Stacia Tauscher

“Never bend your head.  Hold it high.  Look the world straight in the eye.”
~ Helen Keller

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.
~ Mark Twain

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
~ Abraham Lincoln

“The most important key to the permanent enhancement of self-esteem is the practice of positive self-talk.
~ Denis Waitley

“Laughter is a celebration of the human spirit.”
~Sebena White

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Only the weak are cruel.  Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.”
~ Leo Buscaglia

“The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated.”
~ William James

Be sure to take action to fortify and strengthen your self-esteem and the self-esteem of your loved ones, especially your children. Take a look at these self-esteem quotes to inspire you!
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6 thoughts on “More Self Esteem Quotes”

  1. WOW!!! Thanks!!! All these prompts and ideas and tips and such are really really REALLY cool!!! My teacher HAS to give me an A+ for this…

  2. Real riches are the riches possessed inside.
    The fastest way to succeed is usually to look like you’re playing by somebody else’s rules, while quietly playing from your own.

  3. Amazing article. Good work done ! I’ll add it to my list now. Thanks for sharing ! 🙂

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