Self Esteem Quotes

Self Esteem Quotes for Kids, Teachers, Parents and Everyone Else, too!

Consider This Important 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.

Self Esteem Quotes for Kids

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

ThirdMaintaining self-esteem requires daily attention

Below are some of my favorite self-esteem quotations.  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 and use these self-esteem boosting quotes to help kids realize just how wonderful and valuable and fabulous they truly are!

Self Esteem Quotes

“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

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

“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,
the singular power of self-respect.
~ Joan Didion

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

“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

“There are no seven wonders of the
world in the eyes of a child.
There are seven million.”
~ Walt Streightiff

“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 & affection.”
~ Buddha

“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

“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


Know this:  A healthy sense of self-esteem is vital to our well-being and happiness for kids, adults and for everyone!  So 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!

Self Esteem Quotes for Students