110 Girls Self-Esteem Quotes

Self-esteem is a feeling of worth or value that you have for yourself. It’s the opinion you have of yourself, both good and bad. Many of us struggle with self-esteem issues, whether it be from comparing themselves to others, or from simply not liking who they are.

It can be hard to build a good self-esteem when the world is always telling us we have to be a certain way, dress a certain way or even talk a certain way in order to be accepted and loved. This isn’t true!

These girls’ self-esteem quotes will help us learn to love ourselves for who we are, inside and out. These quotes will remind girls that they are beautiful no matter what society says.

110 Girls Self Esteem Quotes

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

2. “To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” – Denis Waitley

3. “No one actually knows what the hell they’re doing. Everyone is just working off their current best guess.” – Mark Manson

4. “Understand that you should be radiating confidence, not arrogance or disdain.” – Robert Greene.

5. “One who knows himself is never disturbed by what you think about him.” – Osho

6. “Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

7. “There is nothing ordinary about being yourself!.” – Trishna Damodar

8. “Your net worth can fluctuate, but your self-worth should only appreciate.” – Chris Gardner

9. “No one can believe in you until you believe in yourself.” – Matshona Dhliwayo. Women Self Love Quotes

10. “I will not be “famous, “great.” I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one’s self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.” – Virginia Woolf

11. “If you don’t allow anyone to walk all over your expensive carpet, don’t allow anyone to walk all over you.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

12. “Hateful words stand no chance against self-worth and a little humor.” – Iskra Lawrence

13. “We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.” – Malcolm X

14. “Your self-worth has nothing to do with your craft or calling, and everything to do with how you treat yourself.” – Kris Carr

15. “The best way to avoid falling prey to the opinions of others is to realize that other people’s opinions are just that. Regardless of how great or terrible they think you are, that’s only their opinion. Your true self-worth comes from within.” – Travis Bradberry

16. “As much as I loathe this aging thing, I’m beginning to recognize that I am now a healthier person in terms of self-worth and knowing who I am and where I fit in the world. That’s been a good trade-off for the wrinkles.” – Patty Duke

17. “It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” – W. C. Fields

18. “The most valuable asset in your life is your self-worth, not your net worth.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

19. “Anger, resentment, and jealousy don’t change the heart of others, it only changes yours.” – Shannon Alder

20. “You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” – Harbhajan Singh Yogi

21. “Over the years, I’ve interviewed thousands of people, most of them women, and I would say that the root of every dysfunction I’ve ever encountered, every problem, has been some sense of a lack of self-value or of self-worth.” – Oprah Winfrey

22. “To laugh at yourself is to love yourself.” – Mickey Mouse

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

24. “They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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

26. “No other love, no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love.” – Edmond Mbiaka

27. “People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.” – Dan Pearce

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

29. “Becoming acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs.” – Daphne Rose Kingma

30. “It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self-love deficit.” – Eartha Kitt

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

32. “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” – Anna Taylor

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

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

35. “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” – Rupi Kaur

36. “Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” – Author-Poet Aberjhani

37. “We can’t be so desperate for love that we forget where we can always find it within.” – Alexandra Elle

38. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” – Charles Bukowski

39. “To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” – Sandra Bierig

40. “No other love, no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love.” – Edmond Mbiaka

41. “A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else.” – Haruki Murakami

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

43. “Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” – Roy T Bennett

44. “One of the best guides to how to be self-loving is to give ourselves the love we are often dreaming about receiving from others.” – Bell Hooks

45. “Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

46. “To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you will die now. If you love, you live now.” – Alan Cohen.

47. “Go all in on yourself.” – Jack Butcher

48. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” – Katrina Mayer

49. “Someone who doesn’t care, can’t be hurt.” – Naval Ravikant

50. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

51. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

52. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” – Maya Angelou

53. “The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” – Robert Hand

54. “Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – Louise Hay

55. “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

56. “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford

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

58. “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized, and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” – Michael J. Fox

59. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. Then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Washington Thurman

60. “Your problem is you’re too busy holding onto your unworthiness.” – Ram Dass

61. “You can’t be successful and loved by everyone. Choose wisely.” – Maxime Lagacé

62. “Your self-worth grows when you fight for something you love.” – Maxime Lagacé

63. “Don’t waste a second of your time convincing other people you’re worth loving.” – Atticus

64. “Your sense of self-worth comes from you alone, never the opinion of others.” – Robert Greene

65. “Be a good person, but don’t waste your time trying to prove it.” – Paulo Coelho

66. “Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

67. “You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.” – Eckhart Tolle

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

69. “When we fulfill our function, which is to truly love ourselves and share the love with others, then true happiness sets in.” – Gabrielle Bernstein

70. “I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and incur my own abhorrence.” – Frederick Douglass.

71. “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.

72. “Did your mom ever tell you, ‘If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything? She was right–and talking nicely also applies when you’re talking to yourself, even inside your head.” – Victoria Moran.

73. “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.

74. “You’re not what you’ve done. You are what you keep doing.” – Jack Butcher

75. “The most common form of despair is not being who you are.” – Søren Kierkegaard

76. “A total acceptance of yourself brings about a total transcendence of yourself.” – Adyashanti

77. “Dig within. Therein lies the wellspring of good every dig, and it will ever flow.” – Marcus Aurelius

78. “As a mountain of rock is unshaken by the wind, so also, the wise are unperturbed by blame or by praise.” – The Dhammapada

79. “You are not responsible for other people’s opinions, feelings, or perceptions of you. They own that, not you.” – Shane Parrish

80. “Most people go a majority of their life without even knowing who they are or what they want. Spend time with yourself.” – Thibaut

81. “Being honest with who you are is a superpower. The more honest you are with yourself, the less anyone else can hurt you”. – Matthew Kobach

82. “Those who realize the self are always satisfied. Having found the source of joy and fulfillment, they no longer seek happiness from the external world. Happiness can only be found within the self.” – Bhagavad Gita

83. “Life is so much more beautiful and complex than a number on a scale.” – Tess Munster

84. “I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.” – Lauren Bacall

85. “You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving yourself and see what happens.” – Louise Hay

86. “Stop trying to fix your body. It was never broken.” – Eve Ensler

87. “People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder.” – Salma Hayek

88. “Hating our bodies is something that we learn, and it sure as hell is something that we can unlearn.” – Megan Jayne Crabbe

89. “All bodies are swimsuit bodies.” – Catherine Li

90. “The reality was my life wasn’t miserable because I was curvy; I was miserable because I thought I’d be happier if I were thinner.” – Brittany Gibbons

91. “Lines can be the etchings of your biggest smiles, the frowns you learned from, the proof that you change and grow.” – Eleanor Gordon-Smith

92. “Your words have so much power. Every day, if you tell yourself ‘I love you,’ if you give yourself one word of validation, it will change your mind.” – Ashley Graham

93. “I don’t want to wait until I’m 73 to embrace my body. To look back and think of my beauty: How did I miss it? Let’s not wait another moment.” – Ashley Asti

94. “The most powerful thing anyone can say to us is what we say to ourselves.” – Christine D’Ercole

95. “If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?” –Tina Fey

96. “To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.” – Alan Cohen

97. “You can’t hate yourself. You can’t criticize yourself. You can’t shame yourself. Real change begins with self-love and self-care.” – Jessica Ortner

98. “Don’t waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living.” – Meryl Streep

99. “Feeling confident, being comfortable in your skin—that’s what really makes you beautiful.” – Bobbi Brown

100. “Stop spending all day obsessing, cursing, perfecting your body like it’s all you’ve got to offer the world. Your body is not your art, it’s your paintbrush.” – Glennon Doyle

101. “Each individual woman’s body demands to be accepted on its own terms.” – Gloria Steinem

102. “Weight loss does not make people happy. Or peaceful. Being thin does not address the emptiness that has no shape or weight or name. Even a wildly successful diet is a colossal failure because inside the new body is the same sinking heart.” – Geneen Roth

103. “You define beauty yourself. Society doesn’t define your beauty.” – Lady Gaga

104. “Everybody has a part of her body that she doesn’t like, but I’ve stopped complaining about mine because I don’t want to critique nature’s handiwork. My job is simply to allow the light to shine out of the masterpiece.” – Alfre Woodard

105. “Confidence is the only key. I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” – Emma Stone

106. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see.” – Gabourey Sidibe

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

108. “My weight? It is what it is. You could get hit by a bus tomorrow. It’s about being content. And sometimes other priorities win.” – Melissa McCarthy

109. “I think about my body as a tool to do the stuff I need to do, but not to be the be all and end all of my existence.” – Lena Dunham

110. “I never had confidence – never. The hardest thing to know is your own worth, and it took me years and years to find out what mine is.” – Peggy Lipton