Few things can crush your spirit and hold you back the way a poor self-esteem can, but there are things you can do to boost a damaged sense of self.
These quotes can’t – in and of themselves – change your life, but if they resonate with you and you ‘hold onto them’ in your heart, they can help carry you to a new place emotionally.
5 Life-Changing Self-Esteem Quotes
“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”
– Marilyn Monroe
“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.”
“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
“There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn’t matter anymore.”
-Laurie Halse Anderson
“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.”
-Michael J. Fox
Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you that isn’t in this short list of inspirational self-esteem boosting quotes? Feel free to share in the comments if you do.