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These 20 Quotes Will Remind You of Your Worth and Value

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By Karabo Baloyi
May 11, 2022
07:06 A.M.

Do you feel less accepting of yourself lately? Is your self-esteem taking a dip? If you need a reminder of how amazing you are, here are 20 quotes to remind you that you have worth.

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Modern-day society is full of an endless list of pressures. It can be easy to feel like you're not good enough, due to financial strain or because of the many social media feeds that can cloud your image of yourself. 

In fact, "Dove" released the results of a project which concluded that 1 in 2 girls view idealized beauty content on social media as a cause of low self-esteem. The research added that 7 in 10 girls felt better after unfollowing idealized beauty content on social media.

Regardless of your age or gender, there are many ways to boost your self-esteem. Your self-worth can improve over time by refocusing on your values and seeking a robust support system.

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Moreover, you can imbibe some inspiring quotes from famous people who may know a thing or two about self-worth and how to value it. Here are 20 inspirational quotes that will remind you of your worth and value:

M. Scott Peck's quote “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.” — Bruce Lee

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” — Lucille Ball

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” — M. Scott Peck

“Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.” — C. JoyBell C.

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Bob Anderson's quote “There is nothing so rewarding as to make people realize that they are worthwhile in this world.” Image: AmoDays

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions. Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” — Tina Fey

“It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself and half-believed before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here.” — James Baldwin

“Confidence is when you believe in yourself and your abilities, arrogance is when you think you are better than others and act accordingly.” — Stewart Stafford

“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” — Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

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Sonya Parker's quote “Until you know your worth you’ll continue to seek other people’s approval just to feel good about yourself.” | Image: AmoDays

"Don’t try to prove anything about yourself to anyone. It isn’t necessary. Your worth shines through to others— know your worth." — Alexandra Stoddard

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"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it." — Maya Angelou

"It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures." — Oprah Winfrey

“You must find the courage to leave the table if respect is no longer being served.” — Tene Edwards

“The problem isn’t that I think so highly of myself. It is just that you think so little of yourself. Live life big, bold and out loud!” — Shannon L. Alder

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Maya Angelou's quote "You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it." | Image: AmoDays

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” — Rumi

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“Until you know your worth you’ll continue to seek other people’s approval just to feel good about yourself.” — Sonya Parker

“Role models are only of limited use. For no-one is as important, potentially powerful and as key in your life and world as you.” — Rasheed Ogunlaru

“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“There is nothing so rewarding as to make people realize that they are worthwhile in this world.” — Bob Anderson

James Baldwin's quote “It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself and half-believed before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here.” Image: AmoDays

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As Bob Anderson's quote emphasizes, helping people realize how worthwhile they are can be rewarding. This means that in moments when your self-worth takes a dip, consider reaching out to help other people in small ways. This will, in turn, help you realize that you deserve to feel valued regardless of what you have materially achieved.

Also, never lose sight of the unique qualities that make you specialRecognizing these qualities will help you to challenge your critical inner voice and stop comparing yourself to others.

Most importantly, take it easy on yourself. Recognize that you are trying your best and give yourself a pat on the back for all your efforts. Finally, If you enjoyed these quotes, you might like this compilation that empowers survivors of domestic violence. 

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