How to turn your life around with self esteem quotes

The following quotes will help you get started on the road to your self esteem.


“Don’t worry about what others think.

What you think about yourself is your true self.”

-Lazarus, a self-proclaimed self-described “lonely” man, to his girlfriend, in The Selfish Gene 2.

“If you want to change, you have to find a way to change yourself.”

-Anastasia from A Thousand and One Nights, “If You Have the Heart to Change, You Will Be a Successful Person” 3.

“Never let your thoughts control you.

It’s OK to be afraid.

If you’re afraid of the unknown, you’re not afraid of yourself.”-Lazurus quote, from The Self-Esteem Book 4.

“The best way to become happy is to let go of all the negative thoughts in your life and embrace them as they arise.

If they don’t, it’s like being a kid who can’t let go, even if he’s always telling you to.

Don’t let your worries control you.”

-Barry, a man who has a life-changing experience of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, from A Million Little Pieces of Advice 5.

“You’re only human.”

-John Lennon, in “Imagine”, “When you’re alone, you are alone.”


“Do the right thing.”

-Theodore Roosevelt, in A Farewell to Arms 7.

“I don’t know how I will ever do the right things again.

But I will do the wrong things again.”

-Voltaire, quoted in “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” 8.

“When the world is wrong, you know the world will be right.

When it is right, you do the best you can to make it right.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson, quoted from The Art of Living (1917) 9.

“There are three things you need to be careful of.

Your eyes, your ears and your mind.”

-Toby Jones, quoted by Peter Thiel, quoted via TEDx, The Art Of The Deal 10.

“Let go of the past and the future.

Everything will be OK.”

-James Cameron, quoted on TEDx TEDTalk, The World’s Most Dangerous Man 11.

“It’s the worst form of self-deception.”

-Alfred Nobel, quoted at TEDx London, “The Power Of Self-Confidence” 12.

“Nothing is certain but the certainty that we will change it.”

-Charles Darwin, quoted as quoted by Oprah Winfrey, in Self-Love Is Not A Choice 13.

“Love is the most powerful antidote to fear.”

-Jack Kerouac, quoted, in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 14.

“Forget about what you think, think about what people think about you.”-Ralph Fiennes, quoted to Oprah Winrey in The Magic of Loving Someone 15.

“No matter what happens, you will always be the person you are.

Nothing is impossible.”

-Gertrude Stein, quoted through Oprah Winery’s book, The Power of Habit, 16.

“Only those who are not afraid are truly happy.”

-Carl Sagan, quoted and quoted, via Oprah Wineries book, What Is Love?


“Everyone is different, but everyone can be yourself.”, quoted above from The Power Of Habit 18.

“Be the change you want your life to be.”

-J.K. Rowling, quoted: via Oprah’s book What Is Happiness?


“Believe what you want.”

-Catherine the Great, quoted quoting at TEDCon, “One Day At A Time” 20.

“We are all born with a different set of beliefs, and each one is just a little bit different from the other.”

-Pablo Picasso, quoted.

Via Oprah’s Book of Poems 21.

“One day we all will understand each other.”, quote: via a book of quotes, via The PowerOfSelfie 22.

“As long as you are not alone, the world has your back.”

-Michael Jackson, quote, via TEDCon 23.

“Our lives are not like this, but it is OK to let things be what they are.”

-George Washington, quote from The American Dream 24.

“Even when things are hard, we can always turn it around.”

-Socrates, quoted (via Oprah Wines book) 25.

“Sometimes you have got to do the hard work to get the reward.”

-Mark Twain, quoted during a TED Talk, via a quote from Oprah’s Best Book of the Year (2015) 26.

“Know the difference between right and wrong.”

-Hiroshima atomic bomb test survivor, quoted over Oprah Winers book, Happiness 27.

“Every day is a new beginning.

Every day you can change.

Every moment is a chance to grow.”

-Albert Einstein, quoted 26 times via Oprah