78+ Best Low Self-Esteem Quotes You Need To Remember

Self-esteem is an individual’s subjective evaluation of their own worth. Profoundly inspirational low self esteem quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Low Self-Esteem Quotes

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. – Edward T Welch

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. – Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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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. – Christian Nevell Bovee

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

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

Mere bashfulness without merit is awkward. – Joseph Addison

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

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

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Diffidence is a sort of false modesty. – Thackeray

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. – Mark Twain

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

Shyness is just egoism out of its depth. – Penelope Keith

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

Most people with low self-esteem have earned it. – George Carlin

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

Self-doubt inflicts the deepest wounds. – Marty Rubin

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. – Maxwell Maltz

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

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

top low self-esteem quotes

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

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

Timidity challenges the scorn of women. – Massias

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

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

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

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

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

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. – Philip Zimbardo

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

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

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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. – Francis Bacon

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

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

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

Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks. – Shannon L. Alder

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

The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid. – Claudia Lady Bird Johnson

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

Self-doubt kills talent. – Edie McClurg

Diffidence is the right eye of prudence. – unknown

Timidity is a disease of the mind. – Dr. Johnson

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. – Jada Pinkett Smith

I am incredibly self-deprecating. It stems from self-doubt. – Charlie Cox

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do. – Brené Brown

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

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

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

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 Alder

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

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

Diffidence is not always innocence – Mme. Necker

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

The distrust of wit is the beginning of tyranny. – Edward Abbey

So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself. – Alan Watts

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. – Jay Leno

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

Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish to correct of it. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness. – Robert Morley

Bitter people are not interested in what you say, but what you hide. – Shannon L. Alder

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. – T. D. Jakes

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 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

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

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

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

Each one of us requires the spur of insecurity to force us to do our best. – Harold W. Dodds

Most bad behaviour comes from insecurity. – Debra Winger

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

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

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. – Alan Cole

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

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

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

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

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

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

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