Self Worth quotes

  • People don't resent having nothing nearly as much as too little.- Ivy Crompton
    -- A. J. Burnett

    #Self Worth #Ivy #People

  • To Lawren Harris art was almost a mission. He believed that a country which ignored the arts left no record of itself worth preserving.
    -- A. Y. Jackson

    #Country #Art #Self Worth

  • 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.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Self Worth #Men #Greek

  • And as a writer, your self-worth is literally based on the last thing you wrote.
    -- Amy Winehouse

    #Self Worth #Self #Lasts

  • Sticking to a diet required me to have a permanently low self-esteem. But happily, I developed other skills beyond a fluctuating weight, eventually building up a different source of self-worth.
    -- Arabella Weir

    #Self Esteem #Self Worth #Skills

  • 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.'
    -- Barbara Sher

    #Silly #Self Worth #Sea

  • It belongs to the very substance of nonviolence never to destroy or damage another person's feeling of self worth, even an opponent's. We all need, constantly, an advance of trust and affirmation.
    -- Bernhard Haring

    #Peace #Self Worth #Feelings

  • 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 .
    -- Beverly Engel

    #Self Confidence #Self Worth #Accomplishment

  • Once a week, I like to slip into a deep existential depression where I lose all my sense of oneness and self-worth.
    -- Bo Burnham

    #Self Worth #Oneness #Existential

  • What we dedicate today is not a memorial to war, rather it's a tribute to the physical and moral courage that makes heroes out of farm and city boys and that inspires Americans in every generation to lay down their lives for people they will never meet, for ideals that make life itself worth living.
    -- Bob Dole

    #War #Hero #Self Worth

  • 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.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Creativity #Self Worth #Accomplishment

  • In the horrifying calculus of self-deception, the greater the pain we inflict on others, the greater the need to justify it to maintain our feelings of decency and self-worth.
    -- Carol Tavris

    #Pain #Self Worth #Feelings

  • Developing personal power includes learning not to negotiate your self-worth for the sake of someone else or sell yourself short for a job.
    -- Caroline Myss

    #Jobs #Self Worth #Sake

  • We women often gauge our own self-worth by the quality of our interactions with our lovers. And often these interactions are interpreted for, described for, processed by our women friends. Relationships are the conduits through which flows our connection with each other.
    -- Carrie Preston

    #Self Worth #Quality #Connections

  • Hard-earned achievement brings a sense of self-worth. Work builds and refines character, creates beauty, and is the instrument of our service to one another and to God. A consecrated life is filled with work, sometimes repetitive, sometimes menial, sometimes unappreciated but always work that improves, orders, sustains, lifts, ministers, aspires.
    -- D. Todd Christofferson

    #Character #Self Worth #Order

  • Our sense of self-worth is the single most important determinant of the health, abundance, and joy we allow into our lives.
    -- Dan Millman

    #Self Worth #Joy #Important

    -- Darlene Zschech

    #Self Worth #Way #Approval

  • When you please others in hopes of being accepted, you lose you self-worth in the process.
    -- Dave Pelzer

    #Self Worth #Accepted #Process

  • To the artist, all problems of art appear uniquely personal. Well, that's understandable enough, given that not many other activities routinely call one's basic self-worth into question.
    -- David Bayles

    #Art #Self Worth #Problem

  • Victims may be defensive, submissive, over-accommodating to others, passive-aggressive in conflict, dependent on others for self-worth, overly sensitive, even manipulative. They're often angry, resentful, and envious, feeling unworthy or ashamed about their circumstances. Have you ever felt or acted this way?
    -- David Emerald Womeldorff

    #Self Worth #Feelings #May

  • Real power is not given to us or even created; real power is realized. It comes from realizing an inner sense of peace, self-worth, and happiness.
    -- Dean Ornish

    #Real #Self Worth #Power

  • With material wealth and in a culture where many of us defines our self-worth by what we have and what we own and what we achieve, it's very hard to comprehend that there are enclaves all over our big country in which people are very purposefully choosing to maintain different values.
    -- Debra Granik

    #Country #Self Worth #People

  • Don't let negative people determine your self-worth.
    -- Denis Waitley

    #Self Worth #People #Negative

  • Accept yourself as you are right now; an imperfect, changing, growing and worthy person.
    -- Denis Waitley

    #Self Worth #Growing #Imperfect

  • In fact every belief is an obstacle. It does not even require your realization, since you are already who you are. But without realization, who you are does not shine forth into this world. It remains in the unmanifested which is, of course, your true home. You are then like an apparently poor person who does not know he has a bank account with $100 million in it and so his wealth remains an unexpressed potential
    -- Eckhart Tolle

    #Home #Self Worth #Shining

  • You have no idea how fragile an actor's self-worth is.
    -- Elia Kazan

    #Self Worth #Self #Ideas

  • When you get into your 40s, it's all about lighting. It's hard. You have to face whether the way you look is your self-worth or not. Once you get beyond that, it's all about what's in your heart.
    -- Elisabeth Shue

    #Heart #Self Worth #Looks

  • Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend.
    -- Elizabeth Gilbert

    #Self Worth #Once Upon A Time #Never Forget

  • In a society that judges self-worth on productivity, it's no wonder we fall prey to the misconception that the more we do, the more we're worth
    -- Ellen Stern

    #Fall #Self Worth #Judging

  • A Lincolnesque leader is confident enough to be humble - to not feel the need to bluster or dominate, but to be sufficiently sure of one's own judgment and self-worth to really listen and not be threatened by contrary advice.
    -- Evan Thomas

    #Leadership #Humble #Self Worth

  • All the research shows that being married, with all its ups and downs, is by far the most effective way of making young men law-abiding and giving them a sense of purpose and self-worth.
    -- Ferdinand Mount

    #Men #Self Worth #Law

  • Giving encouragement to others is a most welcome gift, for the results of it are lifted spirits, increased self-worth, and a hopeful future.
    -- Florence Littauer

    #Encouragement #Self Worth #Giving

  • True abundance isn't based on our net worth, it's based on our self-worth.
    -- Gabrielle Bernstein

    #Positivity #Self Worth #Abundance

  • Lack of self-worth is the fundamental source of all emotional pain. A feeling of insecurity, unworthiness and lack of valueis the core experience of powerlessness.
    -- Gary Zukav

    #Pain #Love You #Self Worth

  • Coming out to gays is a way of affirming sanity and self-worth.
    -- George Weinberg

    #Gay #Self Worth #Way

  • But when you become a slave to a public persona and don’t feel comfortable without it, it becomes a shield and it shouldn’t come at the expense of your self-worth.
    -- Gugu Mbatha-Raw

    #Self Worth #Shields #Slave

  • I don't have a strong sense of self-worth unless I'm doing something.
    -- Gwen Stefani

    #Strong #Self Worth #Self

  • Criticism is a destroyer of self-worth and esteem.
    -- H. Burke Peterson

    #Self Esteem #Self Worth #Criticism

  • Criticism is a destroyer of self-worth and esteem. It is heartbreaking how criticism can wound children and diminish their self-esteem.
    -- H. Burke Peterson

    #Children #Self Esteem #Self Worth

  • Nothing destroys self-worth, self-acceptance and self-love faster than denying what you feel. Without feelings, you would not know where you are in life. Nor would you know what areas you need to work on. Honor your feelings. Allow yourself to feel them.
    -- Iyanla Vanzant

    #Acceptance #Self Worth #Self Love

  • Self-worth is an understanding on the intellectual level, trusting at the heart level, and accepting at the soul level that you are worthy just because you believe that you are. Your worthiness is proven by your existence. Your breathing. The beating of your heart. Your mere presence is all that is needed to establish your worth.
    -- Iyanla Vanzant

    #Believe #Heart #Self Worth

  • Because bankers measure their self-worth in money, and pay themselves a lot of it, they think they're fine fellows and don't need to explain themselves.
    -- James Buchan

    #Self Worth #Thinking #Bankers

  • When you fix something with your hands it gives you a sense of accomplishment and a sense of self worth.
    -- Jay Leno

    #Self Worth #Hands #Accomplishment

  • Being right is less important to us than the freedom to be wrong.
    -- Jean Rostand

    #Self Worth #Important

  • That isn’t about money, fame, or power. It’s about will, dedication, commitment, and knowing your self-worth. You can be poor as dirt and have those traits. Money can’t buy you values. You just need to know what is important to you and then feel secure in your pursuit to achieve that.
    -- Jennifer Hudson

    #Money #Commitment #Self Worth

  • If you had to choose only two qualities to get you through times of change, the first should be a sense of self-worth and the second a sense of humor.
    -- Jennifer James

    #Change #Self Worth #Two

  • Wanting to be liked means being a supporting character in your own life, using the cues of the actors around you to determine your next line rather than your own script. It means that your self-worth will always be tied to what someone else thinks about you, forever out of your control.
    -- Jessica Valenti

    #Character #Mean #Self Worth

  • It is very dangerous to have your self-worth riding on your results as an athlete.
    -- Jim Courier

    #Athlete #Self Worth #Self Respect

  • The greatest evil that can befall man is that he should come to think ill of himself.
    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    #Self Worth #Men #Thinking

  • It's never too early to teach your children about the tool of money. Teach them how to work for it and they learn pride and self-respect. Teach them how to save it and they learn security and self-worth. Teach them how to be generous with it and they learn love.
    -- Judith Jamison

    #Children #Pride #Self Worth

  • A career must be husbanded. Care must be taken. Everyday must bring some small bit of progress. How would an artist with any self-worth act? Act that way.
    -- Julia Cameron

    #Taken #Artist #Self Worth

  • Self worth is everything. Without it life is a misery.
    -- Julie Walters

    #Self Worth #Self #Misery

  • I never read reviews - I never have. I've never read message boards, either. I'm just not interested in it in any way - I'm not interested in it inflating my ego, and I'm not interested in it improving my self-worth. So, I don't read them.
    -- Kate Levering

    #Self Worth #Ego #Way

  • Ladies, your self-worth is like your price tag. If he's not offering what your worth, he can't have you. No bargains, no sales.
    -- Keshia Chante

    #Self Worth #Offering #Tag

  • When I was younger, my whole sense of self-worth was based on whether or not I was working, which was awful. And I had a baby at 20 years old, so it wasn't just about me. At around the age of 30 there was a stretch where I wasn't working - certainly not on anything I liked, anyway - and I started to do other things.
    -- Kiefer Sutherland

    #Baby #Self Worth #Years

  • Your self-worth has nothing to do with your craft or calling, and everything to do with how you treat yourself.
    -- Kris Carr

    #Self Worth #Calling #Crafts

  • I refused to worry about something I could not change, and I still refuse. Look, I'm like any other woman. All this evolved b.s. that I'm telling you is my mantra. It's not something I practice naturally. I had to surrender to not worrying about the way I looked, how much I weighed, because that's just part of the journey of having a baby. I am not a woman whose self-worth comes from her dress size.
    -- Kristen Bell

    #Baby #Journey #Self Worth

  • I'm not a woman whose self-worth comes from her dress size.
    -- Kristen Bell

    #Self Worth #Self #Dresses

  • I had to surrender to not worrying about the way I looked, how much I weighed...I am not a woman whose self-worth comes from her dress size.
    -- Kristen Bell

    #Self Worth #Worry #Way

  • My mother told me to raise my kids with calculated neglect. They get their self-worth from doing what they can do and not having everything done for them.
    -- Lea Thompson

    #Mother #Kids #Self Worth

  • When you start to build self-worth and redeem your magnificence, the fears go away... you void your fears via your realization of your own self-worth.
    -- Lee Carroll

    #Self Worth #Going Away #Overcoming

  • While you can't keep your heart from getting broken, you can stop breaking your own heart...once you realize the difference between what you can control and what you can't, and that it's far, far more fun to lavish all that attention on your own self-worth.
    -- Leigh Newman

    #Fun #Heart #Self Worth

  • Fear does its best work in isolation. Courage wears the face of your ability to love and be loved. Breakthrough happens when you discover your self-worth had nothing to do with what you looked like.
    -- Lynn Jones

    #Cancer #Self Worth #Over You

  • Only when you are aware of the uniqueness of everyones individual body will you begin to have a sense of your own self-worth.
    -- Ma Jian

    #Self Worth #Body #Individual

  • We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
    -- Malcolm X

    #Self Worth #Thinking #Firsts

  • You marry at the level of your self-esteem, make sure you have self worth.
    -- Marie Osmond

    #Self Esteem #Self Worth #Levels

  • When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.
    -- Mark Victor Hansen

    #Confidence #Self Worth #Self

  • I know some of my self-worth comes from tennis, and it's hard to think of doing something else where you know you'll never be thebest. Tennis players are rare creatures: where else in the world can you know that you're the best? The definitiveness of it is the beauty of it, but it's not all there is to life and I'm ready to explore the alternatives.
    -- Martina Navratilova

    #Player #Thinking #Self Worth

  • The boy and the man must be raised to see the possibility of self worth, then meet a few others who provide the vision of a road toward it, then spend a lifetime pursing that worth through action and relationship. One of the great tragedies in human life is to be born a male and not be guided toward the value of a man.
    -- Michael Gurian

    #Boys #Men #Self Worth

  • If I have anything to give you through camera, it must be of myself. … A gnawing burns inside … to make something of myself worth giving.
    -- Minor White

    #Self Worth #Giving #Cameras

  • But, clearly to me, what I've come to see is that that happened because I didn't have enough feelings of self-worth. So that I didn't feel that... I was worthy of being number one to a man.
    -- Monica Lewinsky

    #Men #Self Worth #Numbers

  • money usually represents so much more than dollars and cents. It is tied up with our deepest emotional needs: for love, power, security, independence, control, self-worth.
    -- Olivia Mellan

    #Money #Emotional #Self Worth

  • Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth.
    -- Oprah Winfrey

    #Inspirational #Self Esteem #Self Worth

  • My dad abandoned me when I was about two years old. So, he wasn't around to protect me the way I needed to be protected. I started getting sexually abused from the time I was about five years old to the time I was ten. It really messed with my sense of self worth and my sense of all that was good with the world, almost.
    -- Pattie Mallette

    #Dad #Self Worth #Years

  • The poor lack much, the greedy everything.
    -- Publilius Syrus

    #Self Worth #Greedy #Poor

  • Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.
    -- Pythagoras

    #Stars #Self Esteem #Self Worth

  • Some build their sense of personal worth by comparing themselves to others. That approach can lead to feelings of inadequacy or superiority. It is preferable to look directly to our Father for our sense of self-worth.
    -- Quentin L. Cook

    #Father #Self Worth #Feelings

  • Not one ounce of my self worth depends on your acceptance of me.
    -- Quincy Jones

    #Acceptance #Self Worth #Self

  • Self worth and net worth are not the same.
    -- Rick Warren

    #Self Worth #Self

  • For most of us even the imagined threat of criticism functions to control our behavior. We are haunted to some degree by questions about our self-worth. As a consequence, we continually attempt to prove to ourselves and others that we are okay people, credible, trustworthy, and competent.
    -- Robert D. Hare

    #Self Worth #People #Criticism

  • Women have entered the work force . . . partly to express their feelings of self-worth . . . partly because today many families would not survive without two incomes, partly because they are not at all sure their marriages will last. The day of the husband as permanent meal-ticket is over, a fact most women recognize, however they feel about "women's liberation.
    -- Robert Neelly Bellah

    #Husband #Self Worth #Two

  • ..."And for God's sake, never get into the petty habit of measuring your self-worth against other people's net-worth. As Yogi Ramen preached: 'Every second you spend thinking about someone elses dreams you take time away from your own.'"
    -- Robin Sharma

    #Dream #Thinking #Self Worth

  • To double your net worth, double your self-worth. Because you will never exceed the height of your self-image.
    -- Robin Sharma

    #Inspiration #Self Worth #Self

  • Self-worth and financial worth become indistinguishable.
    -- Russell Peters

    #Self Worth #Self #Culture

  • There is no easy formula for determining right and wrong livelihood, but it is essential to keep the question alive. To return the sense of dignity and honor to manhood, we have to stop pretending that we can make a living at something that is trivial or destructive and still have sense of legitimate self-worth. A society in which vocation and job are separated for most people gradually creates an economy that is often devoid of spirit, one that frequently fills our pocketbooks at the cost of emptying our souls.
    -- Sam Keen

    #Jobs #Self Worth #People

  • Redemption implies that your self worth comes at the end. I think it's there from the start. If it's your core values, it's there from day one.
    -- Sean Patrick Flanery

    #Thinking #Self Worth #Redemption

  • Being confident and believing in your own self-worth is necessary to achieving your potential.
    -- Sheryl Sandberg

    #Believe #Self Worth #Be Confident

  • The ego is not master in its own house.
    -- Sigmund Freud

    #Self Worth #House #Ego

  • Abortion destroys self-worth and dignity. I bought into the idea that abortion was simply a matter of choice. I used abortion as birth control until after my fourth abortion. I felt inside that this action has to be wrong. I wish I had given more thought to the abortions I had. If just one person had said, 'Star, what you're doing is wrong,' it might have changed the destiny of my life.
    -- Star Parker

    #Stars #Destiny #Self Worth

  • I know, now, without a doubt that the true source of happiness, self-worth, and authentic beauty doesn't come from the outside. Women are constantly being persuaded to want something unachievable, to look younger or thinner and above all to fit in because being different is too painful and embarassing. I have accepted myself in a world that does not accept me, because I have learned [ . . . ] that our hearts matter most... It's a beautiful heart, not a perfect body, that leads to a beautiful life.
    -- Stephanie Nielson

    #Beautiful #Heart #Self Worth

  • Most women in our culture, then, are disordered when it comes to issues of self-worth, self-entitlement, self-nourishment, and comfort with their own bodies; eating disorders, far from being 'bizarre' and anomalous, are utterly continuous with a dominant element of the experience of being female in this culture.
    -- Susan Bordo

    #Self Worth #Issues #Anorexia

  • When you understand that your self-worth is not determined by your net-worth, then you'll have financial freedom
    -- Suze Orman

    #Self Worth #Determined #Financial

  • My acting gives me my self-worth
    -- Tavis Smiley

    #Self Worth #Self #Giving

  • Long-distance runners have to be very strange people. You have to really want to do it. You don't have to win or beat someone, you just have to get through the thing. That's the sense of victory. The sense of self-worth.
    -- Ted Corbitt

    #Distance #Winning #Self Worth

  • I don't want to name names because I don't want to draw too many direct comparisons but the history of Fascism is populated by people who need to subjugate other people and elevate their status and power to a level which is supreme. Usually, any psychological study of those people will reveal a sort of lost, damaged child, who is somehow heartbroken and doesn't have any self-worth.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Heartbroken #Children #Self Worth

  • So much of my self worth was tied with my position. It felt like I was being enveloped in darkness. It was a sense of loss of enthusiasm, a loss of happiness, a significant decline in self worth.
    -- Tom Johnson

    #Loss #Self Worth #Darkness

  • As for the people who say tackling problems through clothes is superficial, I think they say that because they have their own issues about self worth.
    -- Trinny Woodall

    #Thinking #Self Worth #Clothes

  • It is very important that, no matter what happens, you keep your feeling of self worth and value.
    -- Vartan Gregorian

    #Self Worth #Feelings #Important

  • Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending.
    -- Virginia Satir

    #Children #Self Worth #Expression

  • I am a human being, not a human doing. Don't equate your self-worth with how well you do things in life. You aren't what you do. If you are what you do, then when you don't . . , you aren't.
    -- Wayne Dyer

    #Self Worth #Self #Wells