Please find below a curated list of 194 of The Best Self Worth Quotes by notable women and men. Please consider sharing with others any of the Self Worth Quotes that resonate.
When someone is unrelentingly critical of you, always finds fault, can never be pleased, and blames you for everything that goes wrong, it is the insidious nature and cumulative effects of the abuse that do the damage. Over time, this type of abuse eats away at your self-confidence and sense of self-worth, undermining any good feelings you have about yourself and about your accomplishments .
Analysis of rebellion leads at least to the suspicion that, contrary to the postulates of contemporary thought, a human nature does exist, as the Greeks believed. Why rebel if there is nothing permanent in oneself worth preserving? … Rebellion, though apparently negative, since it creates nothing, is profoundly positive in that it reveals the part of man which must always be defended.
Don’t let a grade decide your self-worth. Personally, in my opinion, someone should gauge their self-worth on what they’ve accomplished that makes them feel good… not in the hedonist aspect, but in the sense of personal accomplishment, as far as what they’ve accomplished for them, as far as their self-development and creativity is concerned.
Human beings are not comparable. You can’t compare us any more than you can compare roses and oranges, or mountains and the sea. You might prefer living by the sea to living in the mountains. You certainly like some people better than you like others. Preferences are perfectly valid…they’re just your style asserting itself again. But you’d feel pretty silly saying ‘The sea is better than the mountains.’ It’s every bit as silly to go around saying ‘I’m better than Mary, but Joe is better than me.’
The self-esteem of western women is founded on physical being (body mass index, youth, beauty). This creates a tricky emphasis on image, but the internalized locus of self-worth saves lives. Western men are very different. In externalizing the source of their self-esteem, they surrender all emotional independence. (Conquest requires two parties, after all.) A man cannot feel like a man without a partner, corporation, team. Manhood is a game played on the terrain of opposites. It thus follows that male sense of self disintegrates when the Other is absent.