25 Inspiring Self Inspiring Quotes You Need Today

Some things may be equally essential but nothing is more important than a healthy sense of self-esteem and loving yourself.

Why?

In my experience, three of the most important reasons are:

  • Life becomes simpler and lighter. When you love yourself more than things simply become lighter and easier. You won’t make as many mountains out of molehills (or out of plain air) as you used to. Or beat yourself up or drag yourself down over mistakes or temporary setbacks.
  • You’ll have more inner stability and self-sabotage less. When your opinion of yourself goes up then you’ll stop trying to get so much validation and attention from other people. You become less needy and find an inner stability even when your world might be negative or uncertain at times.
    The increasing self-esteem and self-love also make you feel more deserving of good things in life and so you’ll self-sabotage less and go after what you deep down want with more motivation and focus than ever before.
  • You’ll be happier. The main reason why value my self-esteem so highly, why I write about this topic so often, it simply has made my own life so much happier and more fun.

But instead of sharing my own thoughts and experiences like I usually do I’d like to take a different approach today.

I’d like to share 25 of the most inspiring, thought provoking and uplifting thoughts from the past 2400 years on getting to know yourself, raising your self-esteem and finding a self-love.

  1. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”
     – Buddha
  2. “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
  3. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”
    – Mark Twain
  4. “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
  5. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
    – Lucille Ball
  6. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.”
    – Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. “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
  8. “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.”
    – Maxwell Maltz
  9. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. “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
  11. “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
  12. “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
  13. “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
  14. “To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.”
    – Denis Waitley
  15. “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
  16. “Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.”
    – Dan Coppersmith
  17. “People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people’s minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.”
    – Elizabeth Gaskell
  18. “Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.”
    – Stacey Charter
  19. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
    – Howard Washington Thurman
  20. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”
    – Malcolm S. Forbes
  21. “Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.”
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  22. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.”
    – Helen Keller
  23. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
    – Louise L. Hay
  24. “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance”
    – Oscar Wilde
  25. “Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.”
    – André Gide

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