Quotation Explorer - 'Self-Esteem'

Some guys like to undermine a girl's self-esteem with little verbal jabs. Eventually it all adds up. One bee sting doesn't hurt a horse, but enough bee stings can kill a horse. - Oliver Gaspirtz
In my day, we didn't have self-esteem, we had self-respect, and no more of it than we had earned.
The truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a greater capacity to diminish us than exposed ones. They erode our strength, our self-esteem, our very foundation. - Cheryl Hughes
The price of success is the risk of self-esteem. - Jim Ruta
People who repeatedly attack your confidence and self-esteem are quite aware of your potential, even if you are not. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
The opposite of self-assertiveness is self-abnegation--abandoning or submerging your personal values, judgment, and interests. Some people tell themselves this is a virtue. It is a "virtue" that corrodes self-esteem. - Nathaniel Branden
The most stable, and therefore, the most healthy self-esteem is based on deserved respect from others rather than on external fame or celebrity and unwarranted adulation. - Abraham H. Maslow
Self-esteem is not a luxury; it is a profound spiritual need. - Nathaniel Branden
Some people’s self-esteem was secretly improved when they discovered that their then-lovers had killed themselves over them. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all. - Thomas Szasz
Accepting personal responsibility for your life frees you from outside influences increases your self-esteem boosts confidence in your ability to decisions and ultimately leads to achieve success in life. - Roy T. Bennett
Self-love is often equated with self-esteem but when it makes you blind to your own faults and gives you an inflated ego, it is time to introspect. - Balroop Singh
Self-esteem is something you have to earn! The only way to achieve self-esteem is to work hard. People have an obligation to live up to their potential. - Bette Midler
Life ups the self-esteem of a low-paid man by giving him things that the high-paid man that he envies cannot buy (intellect, looks, sex appeal, etc.). - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The more you try, so desperately, to prove a point to get someone's approval, the more fleeting that approval might be, causing a chain of depreciation of self-esteem. Sometimes, all you need do is truly love yourself and get only the approval and acceptance of the inner self. - Ufuoma Apoki
When people cheat in any arena, they diminish themselves-they threaten their own self-esteem and their relationships with others by undermining the trust they have in their ability to succeed and in their ability to be true. - Cheryl Hughes
Horses change lives. They give out young people confidence and self-esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls, they give us hope. - Toni Robinson
Positive self-esteem must be preceded by self-respect. To get self-respect you have to do something good. - Louis Zamperini
When you encourage others, you boost their self-esteem, enhance their self-confidence, make them work harder, lift their spirits and make them successful in their endeavors. Encouragement goes straight to the heart and is always available. Be an encourager. Always. - Roy Bennett
Of course gratitude should be expressed...But that does not mean to kill your self-esteem. - Deepika Muthusamy
Your self-esteem and emotional strength relies solely onhow you think and how you see things around you. - Derric Yuh Ndim
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives. - . - Denis Waitley
All people like to be praised as it boosts their self-esteem, keeps them motivated and happy but it also pushes them into the abyss of sham, which is propelled by hypocrisy and sycophancy. - Balroop Singh
If you want self-esteem. Do estimable acts ~ V, from A Piece of Cake: Memoir - Cupcake Brown
In her 20′s, a woman’s breasts double her self-esteem. In her 40′s, they halve it. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Don’t wait to receive until you feel worthy. Your self-esteem will go up as a result of receiving. ~ - Amanda Owen
Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t oke enough holes to drain it dry. - Alvin Price
Raise your self-esteem to such a level that you only allow loving experiences in your life. Don't waste time trying to get even. It doesn't work. What we give out always comes back to us. So lets drop the past and work on loving ourselves in the now. Then we will have a wonderful future. - Auliq Ice
Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth. - Iyanla Vanzant
Self-esteem isn't everything; it's just that there's nothing without it. - Gloria Steinem
Sometimes people with low self-esteem will try to punish you for caring about them. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
A high self-esteem having artist works hard to be understood. A low self-esteem having artist works hard to be agreed with. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
People build defenses around a weakness, not around strength. Where self-esteem is strong, a defense is unnecessary. - David W. Earle
...most people unconsciously dream themselves out of their goals. They dream so far past their current reality—or what's currently possible—that they end up abandoning their goals and damaging their own self-esteem. - Lisa Nichols
In any culture, subculture, or family in which belief is valued above thought, and self-surrender is valued above self-expression, and conformity is valued above integrity, those who preserve their self-esteem are likely to be heroic exceptions. - Nathaniel Branden
Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and importance, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction. - Brian Tracy
If only corporal punishment cured low self-esteem. - Jeph Jacques
Self-esteem is the switch in the circuit of your life that dims or brightness of your future. Bring it low and you don't shine your light; raise it up and you brighten the corner where you are. - Israelmore Ayivor
*I’m hustling* is a low self-esteem having man’s way of saying *I’m unemployed,* when answering a seemingly materialistic woman’s question as to what he does for a living. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others. - Oprah Winfrey
The love of power is either due to low or overly high self-esteem. - Sunday Adelaja
Most urgently, women's identity must be premised upon our "beauty" so that we will remain vulnerable to outside approval, carrying the vital sensitive organ of self-esteem exposed to the air. - Naomi Wolf
Your every positive action in your life will increase your self-esteem and this self-esteem will boost you for more positive action to take you on success - Rashedur Ryan Rahman
When it comes to your self-esteem, it is best not to value the opinions of deluded psychopaths. - Rosen Trevithick
Protect your self-esteem and self-confidence - it is your responsibility! - Mark Donnelly
Free ourselves from fear, insecure and scared of others judgement and opinions. Build up with our own confident, self-esteem and self-satisfaction.Just be yourself for being better person. - Rofithah Omar
Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves. - Nathaniel Branden
And keep them thinking in terms of 'being good' as this is not an end so much as a means to something else —happiness, respect, self-esteem, etc… And whatever their true end is, take it away, and so goes their goodness. - Geoffrey Wood
All violence is an attempt to replace shame with self-esteem. - James Gilligan
Life entertains humble men by giving men with below average looks (intellect, knowledge, etc.) an above average self-esteem. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
People with low self-confidence and self-esteem often feel nervous about antagonizing others and tend to rate others’ needs more highly than their own. - Auliq Ice
There’s a widespread belief that if you have solid self-esteem you don’t need outside affirmation and praise. This is patently untrue, by the way. - Harriet Lerner
My self-esteem is not tied to the approval of others. - Kenneth Wayne Wood
With strong self-esteem you can climb any mountain and weather any storm. - Joanne Madeline Moore
Feed your self-esteem; not your ego! - Deborah Brodie
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