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Self-Esteem QUOTES

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Self-esteem is a huge piece of my work. You have to believe it's possible and believe in yourself.
Because after you've decided what you want, you have to believe it's possible,
and possible for you, not just for other people.
Then you need to seek out models, mentors, and coaches.
-- Jack Canfield

Drugs are a waste of time.
They destroy your memory and your self-respect
and everything that goes along with with your self-esteem.
They're no good at all.
-- Kurt Cobain

I was doing a children's book on self-esteem, and I really felt like I wanted to shed the shame I'd been feeling - and maybe make it easier for women my age who had probably felt bad about themselves.
-- Jamie Lee Curtis

For some reason, all artists have self-esteem issues.
-- Whoopi Goldberg


Women do not have to sacrifice personhood if they are mothers. They do not have to sacrifice motherhood in order to be persons. Liberation was meant to expand women's opportunities, not to limit them. The self-esteem that has been found in new pursuits can also be found in mothering."
-- Elaine Heffner

* "Having visited Oxfam-funded school programs in rural communities has made me realise how vital education is to developing countries in bringing people out of poverty and giving them a sense of dignity, self-worth and confidence."
-- Scarlett Johansson

...I struggle with low self-esteem all the time!
I think everyone does.
~ Angelina Jolie

* As long as the mind is enslaved, the body can never be free. Psychological freedom, a firm sense of self-esteem, is the most powerful weapon against the long night of physical slavery.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr


"It's incredibly restorative. A lot of people find great solace in gardening. It teaches self-worth, patience, reliance, persistence. It teaches us the circle of life. It teaches us that things die, and from that new things come."
~ Nancy Kuhajda

*"With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world."
-- Dalai Lama


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

If I had my child to raise all over again, I'd build self-esteem first, and the house later. I'd finger-paint more, and point the finger less. I would do less correcting and more connecting. I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes. I'd take more hikes and fly more kites. I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play. I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars. I'd do more hugging and less tugging.
-- Diane Loomans, from "If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again"

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.
-- Douglas MacArthur

“I've learned to trust myself, to listen to truth, to not be afraid of it and to not try and hide it.”
~ Sarah McLachlan

I don't think it's a good attitude in your life to feel that you have to be rich to have self-esteem.
-- Tom Petty

Learning to let things go and forgive isn't always easy, but when we truly forgive, it helps foster better health, better relationships, a deeper sense of purpose and self worth and a feeling of connection to others. -- Robert Alan Silverstein

“Self-esteem isn't everything; it's just that there's nothing without it”
-- Gloria Steinem

I emphasize self-esteem, self-confidence, and dignity, not as an ideal, but as a real test of community organization. Without leadership development, community organizations do not have staying power.
-- Paul Wellstone

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