104+ Best Self Help Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Help is to make it possible or easier for someone to do something, by doing part of the work yourself or by providing advice, money, support, etc. Profoundly inspirational self help quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Self Help Quotes

‘Attaboys’ help people. I am huge on attaboy. Confidence is the great ingredient to living and art, with fidelity to self. It’s so important to surround yourself with people who give you confidence. — Jeffrey Tambor

There are people who are just suicidal, regardless. They are built to self-destruct. It seems, in my family, like a virus that’s resistant to any kind of help or care or medication. — Miriam Toews

Business coaching and the personal development and self-help industry is considered to be one of the booming industries today. — Brendon Burchard

We know we need bosses and deadlines to help us get work done. But sometimes we can also use an external push to make us have a good time. In both cases, our future self will appreciate the help. — Virginia Postrel

Being self-made means putting yourself in position to help others put themselves in position to be successful. — A Boogie wit da Hoodie

I’ve read, like, 10,000 self-help books. — Jen Sincero

I start with something that makes me angry or confused, and then I write about it. It’s a form of self-help. — Brian K. Vaughan

If I am to choose two words that best describes myself, they are ‘self-esteem’ and ‘guts.’ Guts helped me become a global model. — Sung Jin Park

Haitians do not need development programs imposed on them by expatriates. Instead, they need help in developing as self-assured persons. — Tony Campolo

Self-help is something that I’ve always been into. I thought I was going to be a psychiatrist. — Charlamagne tha God

Self-discipline is an act of cultivation. It requires you to connect today’s actions to tomorrow’s results. There’s a season for sowing a season for reaping. Self-discipline helps you know which is which. — Gary Ryan Blair

What I like about graduation speeches is that they’re an opportunity for someone to make sense of their life and to impart that wisdom to someone else. It’s like a sanctioned self-help moment. — Bruce Eric Kaplan

My favorite books are psychology, self-help, and I’m fascinated by Jung, by dream work. — Laura Dern

I’ve never read a self help book… the most self-help I’ve read is on a beer mat. — Ophelia Lovibond

A solid sense of self will help a person to lead a full and happy life. — Kimberly Elise

Self-help books are for the birds. Self-help groups are where it’s at. — Janice Dickinson

I don’t usually read self-help books, but I read a great book by a guy called Wayne Dyer: ‘The Power of Intention,’ which I loved. — Chris Pine

Writing has certainly helped me explore about 20,000 versions of my authentic self. I suppose that’s what most writers discover if they write long enough: there are a lot of selves roaming around in there. — Gillian Flynn

It might be an idea for all literary critics to read the books they analyse aloud – it certainly helps to fix them in the mind, while providing a readymade seminar with your audience. — Will Self

I learned the technology and tradecraft of electronic security in self defense, with a lot of expert help. — Barton Gellman

While I ridicule books of self-help, I’m also quite susceptible to them. They help simplify things. — Amitava Kumar

I can’t really stand self-help stuff myself. — Mark Manson

I went into politics for the reasons most people do: ambition, self-righteousness, and a desire to help others. — Jon Lovett

For me it was perfect, because it wasn’t a very competitive environment, and it was a studio program. They basically send you off, and say, bring us some work, and we’ll help you improve it. It really rewarded self-discipline. — Anthony Doerr

I actually think that self-expression comes, sometimes, from what you wear, and having the freedom to be able to wear whatever you want for whatever mood you want to wear it, but to not feel frivolous that all of those things that help you self-express have to be things that you’re committing to forever. — Jennifer Hyman

Cooking, decorating, diet/self-help and gardening books are guilty pleasures and useful time fillers. — Hillary Clinton

I like to work. I believe that work helps us find our self worth. — Ruth Reichl

I can’t get enough of self-help books of all kinds. — Bruce Eric Kaplan

The government should help and guide the weak and small racial groups within its national boundaries toward self-determination and self-government. It should offer resistance to foreign aggression, and simultaneously, it should revise foreign treaties in order to restore our equality and independence among the nations. — Sun Yat-sen

I do believe in self-help. — Clint Eastwood

Fashion and style are a language – they helps us communicate with each other in a creative way. Style is one of the most important methods of self-expression. — Liu Wen

Anger can be a useful emotion; it’s built into our genetic code to help with self preservation. But it can also be destructive, even when it is justified. — Michael Hayden

Google’s founders have had a good eye for imagining what technologies will be significant in the near future. No one asked Google to develop self-driving cars, but it helped them with street views for Google Maps. — Barry Ritholtz

My love for traveling to islands amounts to a pathological condition known as nesomania, an obsession with islands. This craze seems reasonable to me, because islands are small self-contained worlds that can help us understand larger ones. — Paul Theroux

Being a vegan just helps me build up my self-esteem. I feel good about it every time I eat a meal. — Steve-O

The Europeans had made two promises to the United States if Marshall Plan help was forthcoming. The first promise was maximum self-help on the part of every country; and second, maximum mutual aid. — Paul Hoffman

Self-defence helps with your confidence, and if you ever find yourself in that type of situation, you are more physically capable. — Cobie Smulders

In academe, we ought to temper our criticism of the idea of self-help because, in a more complex way, it is precisely what we offer our students through our teaching. — Amitava Kumar

There is so much focus on being self-sufficient, and it makes it very difficult to ask for things. I’ve been crippled by this notion of high-functioning self-sufficiency. And I see it a lot in younger girls. Asking for help brings people closer in a way that I suspected but didn’t actually put into practice. — Mary H.K. Choi

Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense. — Arthur Helps

There can be dramas in your life and you can get over them and become someone. You don’t have to wallow in self-pity; you can actually use the experiences in your life to push yourself further and help others. — Craig Revel Horwood

I’m not a great believer in self-help. — Daniel Kahneman

I go to a lot of self-help groups in the day, and then I can sleep pretty well at night. — Andy Biersack

Self-hatred is OK. I have self-hatred, too. It’s OK. What’s bad is if you don’t know how to get out of it, don’t know how to manage it. Self-hatred is, in fact, a good thing if you can clearly see the mechanism of it, because it helps you to understand others. — Orhan Pamuk

The best way to help Burma is to empower the people of Burma, to help us have enough self-confidence to obtain what we want for ourselves. — Aung San Suu Kyi

I am not a self-help writer. I am a self-problem writer. When people read my books, I provoke some things. I cannot justify my work. I do my work; it is up to them to classify it, to judge. — Paulo Coelho

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, ‘Where’s the self-help section?’ She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose. — George Carlin

Being on ‘America’s Got Talent’ has really helped me expand my self-confidence on the stage and anywhere – I’m more comfortable, and it’s just really helped, and I’m glad about that. — Darci Lynne Farmer

I don’t read thrillers, romance or mystery, and I don’t read self-help books because I don’t believe in shortcuts and loopholes. — Isabel Allende

When I look for self-help books for myself, I used to be scared that I was going to pick up a book that would depress me even more. — Vinny Guadagnino

Any book is a self-help guide if you can take something from it. — Kevin Smith

Reciprocity helps us balance the need for self-determination and creative individuality with mutual hope and, therefore, what might be described as ‘solidarity.’ — David Blunkett

What annoys me about most self-help books is that they have no tragic sense. They have no sense that life is fundamentally incomplete rather than accidentally incomplete. — Alain de Botton

Sufi poetry is, in a sense, self-help poetry about how to live a decent life, how to deal with your mortality. — Mohsin Hamid

As a father, my first priority is to help my sons set and attain personal goals so they will develop self-confidence and individual strength. Engaging in regular fitness activities with my children helps me fulfill those responsibilities. — Alan Thicke

One reason why it has become harder to promote the beneficial side of emotions such as anger is that the moral vocabulary of good and bad has been replaced by the self-help lexicon of positive and negative thinking. — Julian Baggini

The one genre I’m not really into: self-help books. — Michiko Kakutani

Before and after my debut, I’ve helped out other manga artists from time to time, but I have no experience of being exclusively an assistant. Nor have I done individual or self-published manga. — Natsuki Takaya

I have had moments where I’ve had mental-health issues and I’ve felt like yoga and meditating and reading these Buddhist self-help books actually really help. — Mike White

Entrepreneurs may be brutally honest, but fostering relationships with partners and building enduring communities requires empathy, self-sacrifice and a willingness to help others without expecting anything in return. — Ben Parr

Businessmen should not put their finger in politics, because they tend to think only of their own self-interest. But I worry about the low morale in Italian industry and the lack of government initiatives to help the poor. — Diego Della Valle

I think self-reliance and self-responsibility and self-accountability will help you as a parent, a teacher, as a citizen as a friend. — Henry Rollins

I always encourage people to get out there, travel the world, see new things, experience new people, experience new food, experience new culture. What happens is that helps you to grow and be your best self. — Karamo Brown

I’m really wary of self-help books. — Darin Strauss

I couldn’t help feeling people thought I was a moron, and my self-imposed insecurity constantly bedeviled me. — Nicholas Brendon

I think acting has helped me come out of my shell because when I play a character, I can’t be self-conscious. — Joan Cusack

I’m not that into reading. If I’m gonna read, I’m gonna read some cool sci-fi book or something, not some stupid self-help book. — Jon Heder

I’d been very partial to Malcolm X, particularly his self-help teachings. — Clarence Thomas

Music is gathering. Taking our scattered thoughts and senses and coalescing us back into our core. Music is powerful. The first few chords can change us where no self-help books can. — Jane Siberry

I’m really into Deepak Chopra and self-help books. — Orianthi

I bristle at the implication that only with the help of a Big Six editor does a novel lose its self-indulgent aspects. Before the advent of self-publishing, there were plenty of self-indulgent novels on the shelves. — Jennifer Armintrout

Work-life balance is not just a buzzy, self-help term that real business people laugh at. You need it. — Stephanie Ruhle

I’m not a fan of self-help books – how can something be ‘self-help’ if the book itself is purportedly helping you? — Harlan Coben

As a business consultant, I am a voracious reader of self-help books, case studies of thriving companies, and the biographies and autobiographies of the world’s most successful people. I relentlessly implement the best ideas into my businesses. — Clay Clark

I consider the indiscriminate propagation of self-help to be morally unacceptable… self-help is the opposite of autonomous or vernacular life. — Ivan Illich

I believe the arts are the best way to help people go on a journey of self-discovery toward their own compassion and empathy for humanity and themselves. — Asia Kate Dillon

Like every other self-respecting academic, I’m distrustful of self-help books. — Amitava Kumar

I really don’t know how to be anyone else, and whenever I try to be anyone else, I fail miserably. Or I disappoint myself. It doesn’t build my self-esteem, and it doesn’t help me grow me at all. — Queen Latifah

I dislike the word ‘self-help.’ Self-awareness, yes, but not self-help. — Deepak Chopra

I learned how to believe in myself. Learned how to set goals, you know, self help books man. I just read every single one I can get a hold of, and I still do. — Drew Carey

Human beings have kicked around the concept of what individual happiness means for centuries, from the Bible to the ancient Greeks to the 1859 bestseller ‘Self-Help.’ — Mary Pilon

Everybody wants a solution on how to help their dogs, but we can’t really see the problem until we reconnect ourselves to our instinctual self. — Cesar Millan

Women are encouraged to go on an emotional journey of self-care after a divorce, while men are expected to need help learning how to cook and parent on their own. — Emily V. Gordon

So many self-help ideas are like meringue – you take a big bite, and there’s nothing there. — Deborah Norville

People have become obsessed with the greed of celebrity and self-branding and wanting to be known and recognized and succeed in some way, and they’re not prepared to share and help each other. — Genesis P-Orridge

I never read a self-help book except for the Bible. — Jon Heder

Children have such vibrant minds. They need to play. They need to be creative. They need to imagine. It’s so important for their sense of self discovery. And it helps them learn problem-solving. — Jan Brett

What the British seem to like are television historians and naturalists, not public intellectuals. You can’t help feeling that’s because one supplies narrative and the other supplies facts, and the British are traditionally empiricists so they/we have a resistance to theory and to theoreticians playing too prominent a role in public life. — Will Self

It’s no accident that most self-help groups use ‘anonymous’ in their names; to Americans, the first step toward redemption is a ritual wiping out of the self, followed by the construction of a new one. — Walter Kirn

Go to any bookstore, and you’ll see thousands of books on etiquette, which suggests there’s a lot of self-help going on. There is hope. — Letitia Baldrige

It has always appeared to me, that there is so much to be done in this world, that all self-inflicted suffering which cannot be turned to good account for others, is a loss – a loss, if you may so express it, to the spiritual world. — Arthur Helps

I actually really wish I had written ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying’ as an unreliably narrated novel that is also a self-help book. — Elif Batuman

I think that there is a tragic misfit at the core of me, and I’ve just done a lot of work on myself. I love a good self-help book; I’ve read a ton of them. I love self-help seminars and therapy and all that. — Jenna Fischer

After my father died, we faced hardship but never asked anybody for help. We were self-sufficient. — Mamata Banerjee

At home, my personal life was regularly falling apart, and from childhood on, I had a lot of chaos. I was addicted to chaos; I was addicted to self-harm, and I had to seek help at the hospital. — Ginger Zee

I felt that no self-help book had been written for millennials yet, so my ultimate goal was to write it. — Mark Manson

Society should see parenting as a public health issue and help parents to bring their children up feeling loved. We have birthing classes, but no parenting classes. The latter is desperately needed if we are to avoid self-destruction. — Bernie Siegel

I worked at a nursing home though high school… There’s a lost appreciation for a generation that has so much to tell us when we’re so full of self-help books and doctors on TV. — Bonnie Hunt

Synthetic biology can help address key challenges facing the planet and its population. Research in synthetic biology may lead to new things such as programmed cells that self-assemble at the sites of disease to repair damage. — Craig Venter

Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self. — Karen Salmansohn

No one can make you happy. No one can help you grow in life more than you can. I can love you to death, but I can only go so far. I can inspire and encourage you as much as I can, but when you play an active role to find that self-security and that self-worth, it makes the difference. — Musiq Soulchild

I have learned to become not an M.D. but a ‘C.D.’ for the wounded people I meet. Yes, a ‘Chosen Dad’ who may not like their behavior but loves and reparents them and helps them to heal their lives and find self-worth and self-esteem and save their lives. — Bernie Siegel

The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual. — Samuel Smiles

A perfect poem you can’t pin down and say, ‘This is exactly what it meant to me.’ It’s not a self-help manual. — Alice McDermott