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66 Know Your Worth Quotes to Boost Your Self Confidence

The best ally we can have in life is ourselves. We should work on our beliefs about knowing our worth, building our self-esteem, and being confident daily. These beliefs are crucial at rock bottom and at our peaks, whether in love, career, or online. So embrace yourself as you read our handpicked know-your-worth quotes below.

Best Know Your Worth Quotes

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One simple first step you can take to help know your worth is cultivating a positive mindset with a pen and notebook:

  1. List down every negative thought you have about yourself, and beside it, write evidence that challenges those beliefs.
  2. Add more positive things you can think of or from other people's opinions, no matter how small or grand it is.
  3. Whenever you catch yourself downgrading yourself or whenever you need a boost, look back on these strengths and compliments.

We are all worthy. We need a reminder! So keep this first section of some of our favorite know-your-worth quotes in your bank of positive words.

"Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situations that threaten your peace of mind, self-respect, values, morals and self-worth." -Buddha #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #gogreen #knowyourworth #peace #selflove #people

"Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situations that threaten your peace of mind, self-respect, values, morals and self-worth."
- Buddha

"If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development." -Brian Tracy #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #gogreen #selflove #life #knowyourworth #person #worthwhile

"If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development."
- Brian Tracy

"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face." -Helen Keller #trvst #quotes #gogreen #dogood #knowyourworth #world #selflove

"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face."
- Helen Keller

"Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her." -Lao Tzu #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #gogreen #knowyourworth #world #selflove

"Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her."
- Lao Tzu

"Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters." -Dan Coppersmith #trvst #quotes #bethechange #socialimpact #knowyourworth #simple #selflove #harmony

"Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters."
- Dan Coppersmith

Know Your Worth Quotes To Develop Self-Worth

We may think words with an attached "self" at the beginning are similar—self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth. Yes, they have subtle differences, but they all boil down to how we feel about ourselves. 

We have confidence in certain aspects of our lives. Nathaniel Branden, the author of The Psychology of Self-Esteem (here on Amazon), describes self-esteem as the combination of self-confidence and self-respect or the belief of being competent and worthy of living. At the core is self-worth, wherein we accept ourselves no matter what.

So, what should you prioritize? Build your confidence and self-esteem, but remember to maintain your self-worth at the end of each day with the help of these quotes.

"You are the only person on earth who can use your ability." -Zig Ziglar #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #ecoconscious #knowyourworth #earth #selflove #person

"You are the only person on earth who can use your ability."
- Zig Ziglar

"Know your worth, hold your own power, be you." -Morgan Harper Nichols #trvst #quotes #gogreen #beinspired #selflove #power #knowyourworth

"Know your worth, hold your own power, be you."
- Morgan Harper Nichols

"Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth." -Rumi #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #gogreen #knowyourworth #selflove

"Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth."
- Rumi

"Self-esteem is that deep-down inside our skin feeling you have of your own self-worth." -Dennis Waitley #trvst #quotes #takeaction #gogreen #selflove #knowyourworth

"Self-esteem is that deep-down inside our skin feeling you have of your own self-worth."
- Dennis Waitley

"We are the brightest star of our sky though we often fail to notice our own brilliance in the presence of others' light." -E. L. Blade #trvst #quotes #bethechange #thinkgreen #selflove #light #knowyourworth

"We are the brightest star of our sky though we often fail to notice our own brilliance in the presence of others' light."
- E. L. Blade

"You need to love yourself. Love yourself so much to the point that your energy and aura rejects anyone who doesn't know your worth." -Billy Chapata #trvst #quotes #impact #bethechange #knowyourworth #love #selflove #energy

"You need to love yourself. Love yourself so much to the point that your energy and aura rejects anyone who doesn't know your worth."
- Billy Chapata

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself." -Harvey Fierstein #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #bethechange #selflove #life #knowyourworth #silence

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself."
- Harvey Fierstein

"With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world." -Dalai Lama #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #socialchange #selflove #world #knowyourworth

"With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world."
- Dalai Lama

"You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks." -Deepak Chopra #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #gogreen #knowyourworth #selflove

"You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks."
- Deepak Chopra

Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.

~ Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it's enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness.

~ Richelle E. Goodrich

You will never gain anyone's approval by begging for it. When you stand confident in your own worth, respect follows.

~ Mandy Hale

Powerful Quotes To Remind You Of Your Value

Like the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, we should strive for the right amount of confidence and self-esteem because having too high or too low of these traits can negatively affect our lives. 

To elaborate, people with an overly inflated sense of self could come across as arrogant and unapproachable. Inversely, someone with low self-esteem could have a fixed mindset and feel worthless, thus not reaching their full potential (for more info, read about the difference between a fixed and growth mindset). Both extremes can lead to difficulty building and maintaining healthy relationships, achieving goals, and overall happiness. 

This next selection of quotes about knowing your worth is a perfect reminder to strive for balance.

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." -Buddha #trvst #quotes #gogreen #beinspired #selflove #love #knowyourworth #universe

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."
- Buddha

"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 #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #socialchange #knowyourworth #selflove

"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

"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy." -Norman Vincent Peale #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #collectiveaction #knowyourworth #happy #selflove

"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy."
- Norman Vincent Peale

"Only if you love yourself, only if you're happy with yourself and only if you know your own worth will you ever be happy." -Momina Mustehsan #trvst #quotes #bethechange #planetearthfirst #knowyourworth #love #selflove #happy

"Only if you love yourself, only if you're happy with yourself and only if you know your own worth will you ever be happy."
- Momina Mustehsan

"Only you can make the decision for what you believe your worth is and that will determine how you allow people to treat you." -Germany Kent #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #collectiveaction #selflove #people #knowyourworth

"Only you can make the decision for what you believe your worth is and that will determine how you allow people to treat you."
- Germany Kent

"Your net worth can fluctuate, but your self-worth should only appreciate." -Chris Gardner #trvst #quotes #gogreen #socialimpact #knowyourworth #selflove

"Your net worth can fluctuate, but your self-worth should only appreciate."
- Chris Gardner

"She understood her worth which made her powerful. The world gravely needed a hero so she became one. No superpowers really, just a strong woman who took no nonsense from anyone." -Rabdall Core #trvst #quotes #takeaction #beinspired #knowyourworth #world #selflove #hero

"She understood her worth which made her powerful. The world gravely needed a hero so she became one. No superpowers really, just a strong woman who took no nonsense from anyone."
- Rabdall Core

Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness.

~ Jean Vanier

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your value doesn't decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth.

~ Zig Ziglar

Quotes About Knowing Your Worth When In Love

The phrase "love is blind" is scientifically accurate. According to neurobiologist Semir Zeki3, when engaging in romantic relationships, the brain's amygdala, responsible for helping humans stay safe through fear responses, shuts down. Also, our judgment, a prefrontal cortex function, declines.

Now we know why falling in love makes our minds go overdrive. We should remember to step back and think logically to make rational decisions. Because, in the end, choosing our better half is a critical decision.

Engage your rational thinking as these Know Your Worth quotes remind you to slow down when in love.

"Dignity will only happen when you realize that having someone in your life doesn’t validate your worth." -Shannon L. Alder #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #beinspired #selflove #life #knowyourworth

"Dignity will only happen when you realize that having someone in your life doesn’t validate your worth."
- Shannon L. Alder

"It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being." -John Joseph Powell #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #socialimpact #knowyourworth #beauty #selflove #human

"It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being."
- John Joseph Powell

"You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." -Dr. Seuss #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #socialimpact #knowyourworth #love #selflove

"You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."
- Dr. Seuss

"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride." -Pablo Neruda #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #collectiveaction #selflove #love #knowyourworth

"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride."
- Pablo Neruda

"Chasing a person doesn’t give you value or build values in you. You earn your value by chasing morality and practicing dignity." -Shannon L. Alder #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #beinspired #knowyourworth #person #selflove

"Chasing a person doesn’t give you value or build values in you. You earn your value by chasing morality and practicing dignity."
- Shannon L. Alder

"So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you." -Paulo Coelho #trvst #quotes #bethechange #bethechange #selflove #universe #knowyourworth #love

"So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you."
- Paulo Coelho

"Things of value require sacrifice. If people are too hurt, too busy or too damn stupid to see that you're a blessing they've been asking for, just fall back. Know your worth." -Unknown #trvst #quotes #bethechange #collectiveaction #knowyourworth #people #selflove

"Things of value require sacrifice. If people are too hurt, too busy or too damn stupid to see that you're a blessing they've been asking for, just fall back. Know your worth."
- Unknown

"The beautiful thing about love is that you just need to plant it once and nurture it and it shall bloom into blossoms that would cover the valleys." -Hermann J. Steinherr #trvst #quotes #beinspired #socialimpact #knowyourworth #plant #selflove #love

"The beautiful thing about love is that you just need to plant it once and nurture it and it shall bloom into blossoms that would cover the valleys."
- Hermann J. Steinherr

"You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free." -Thich Nhat Hanh #trvst #quotes #takeaction #socialchange #knowyourworth #free #selflove #love #person

"You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free."
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Comforting Know Your Worth Quotes When You Need It

"Sometimes walking away has nothing do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize our worth and value, but because we finally realize our own." -Robert Tew #trvst #quotes #beinspired #takeaction #knowyourworth #selflove

"Sometimes walking away has nothing do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize our worth and value, but because we finally realize our own."
- Robert Tew

"Only when you are aware of the uniqueness of everyone's individual body will you begin to have a sense of your own self-worth." -Ma Jian #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #socialimpact #knowyourworth #selflove

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

"The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I'm not going to let myself pull me down anymore." -C. JoyBell C. #trvst #quotes #bethechange #dogood #knowyourworth #person #selflove

"The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I'm not going to let myself pull me down anymore."
- C. JoyBell C.

"He who understands you is greater kin to you than your own brother. For even your own kindred neither understand you nor know your true worth." -Khalil Gibran #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #collectiveaction #selflove #knowyourworth

"He who understands you is greater kin to you than your own brother. For even your own kindred neither understand you nor know your true worth."
- Khalil Gibran

"If you don't know your own value, somebody will tell you your value, and it'll be less than you're worth." -Bernard Hopkins #trvst #quotes #dogood #bethechange #selflove #knowyourworth

"If you don't know your own value, somebody will tell you your value, and it'll be less than you're worth."
- Bernard Hopkins

"Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend." -Elizabeth Gilbert #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #thinkgreen #knowyourworth #selflove

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

"You must find the courage to leave the table if respect is no longer being served." -Tene Edwards #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #dogood #knowyourworth #selflove

"You must find the courage to leave the table if respect is no longer being served."
- Tene Edwards

Reminder Quotes About Where To Base Your Worth

As mentioned, self-worth is accepting ourselves no matter what happens. So, we should never anchor our worth to external, fleeting, and worldly things. For example, success and failures do not directly measure our value. Our job and net worth also do not define us. Nor do our social media followers, grades, relationship status, etc. Our possessions and social validations shouldn't determine our worth. Ideally, we should check how we behave toward ourselves and others.

In this selection, we share know-your-worth quotes to remind ourselves of all aspects of our own self-worth. You might also find our list of positive morning affirmations a great place for more reminders.

"There is one irrefutable law of the universe: We are each responsible for our own life. If you're holding anyone else accountable for your happiness, you're wasting your time. You must be fearless enough to give yourself the love you didn't receive." -Oprah Winfrey #trvst #quotes #gogreen #changetheworld #selflove #happiness #knowyourworth #universe #life

"There is one irrefutable law of the universe: We are each responsible for our own life. If you're holding anyone else accountable for your happiness, you're wasting your time. You must be fearless enough to give yourself the love you didn't receive."
- Oprah Winfrey

"True abundance isn't based on our net worth, it's based on our self-worth." -Gabrielle Bernstein #trvst #quotes #takeaction #bethechange #selflove #knowyourworth

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

"You may be basing a portion of your self-worth on your bank account without even realizing it. Try to pinpoint the activities and qualities that, free of charge, fulfill you." -Jean Chatzky #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #socialchange #selflove #free #knowyourworth

"You may be basing a portion of your self-worth on your bank account without even realizing it. Try to pinpoint the activities and qualities that, free of charge, fulfill you."
- Jean Chatzky

"Until you know your worth you'll continue to seek other people's approval just to feel good about yourself." -Sonya Parker #trvst #quotes #bethechange #ecoconscious #knowyourworth #selflove

"Until you know your worth you'll continue to seek other people's approval just to feel good about yourself."
- Sonya Parker

"When you understand that your self-worth is not determined by your net-worth, then you'll have financial freedom." -Suze Orman Save #trvst #quotes #beinspired #impact #knowyourworth #freedom #selflove

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

"The moment you feel like you have to prove your worth to someone is the moment to absolutely and utterly walk away." -Alysia Harris #trvst #quotes #impact #collectiveaction #knowyourworth #selflove

"The moment you feel like you have to prove your worth to someone is the moment to absolutely and utterly walk away."
- Alysia Harris

"Strong people have a strong sense of self-worth and self-awareness; they don’t need the approval of others." -Roy T. Bennett #trvst #quotes #socialchange #bethechange #selflove #people #knowyourworth

"Strong people have a strong sense of self-worth and self-awareness; they don’t need the approval of others."
- Roy T. Bennett

"Retrieve your self-esteem so it is not dependent on how they do or don’t respond to you. You are enough. You are worthy." -Thema Bryant-Davis #trvst #quotes #gogreen #planetearthfirst #selflove #knowyourworth

"Retrieve your self-esteem so it is not dependent on how they do or don’t respond to you. You are enough. You are worthy."
- Thema Bryant-Davis

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Read more: You Are Enough Quotes.

Famous Quotes About Knowing Your Worth

Who do you look up to that inspires you to recognize your value? For women, the pioneering physicist and chemist Marie Curie and the mathematician who sent astronauts to the moon Katherine Johnson are a few of the thousands of ladies in STEM who inspire little girls today. In sports, we have Michael Jordan and Serena Williams. In art, we have Van Gogh and Bob Ross.

But aside from scientists, athletes, and artists, I believe the best people who continuously remind us of our worth are those close to us - our parents, friends, and life partners. Here are some of the more famous related to recognizing our worth for a fulfilling life.

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained." -Marie Curie #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #bethechange #selflove #knowyourworth

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained."
- Marie Curie

"Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting." -William Shakespeare #trvst #quotes #bethechange #collectiveaction #selflove #knowyourworth

"Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting."
- William Shakespeare

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." -Thomas Jefferson #trvst #quotes #takeaction #thinkgreen #selflove #earth #knowyourworth #attitude

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."
- Thomas Jefferson

"Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem and self-worth." -Oprah Winfrey #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #thinkgreen #knowyourworth #selflove

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

"It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him." -Abraham Lincoln #trvst #quotes #takeaction #gogreen #selflove #knowyourworth

"It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him."
- Abraham Lincoln

"We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves." -Malcolm X #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #planetearthfirst #knowyourworth #selflove

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

"A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval." -Mark Twain #trvst #quotes #beinspired #gogreen #knowyourworth #selflove

"A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval."
- Mark Twain

"Your sense of self worth comes from you alone. Never the opinion of others." -Robert Greene #trvst #quotes #bethechange #ecoconscious #selflove #knowyourworth

"Your sense of self worth comes from you alone. Never the opinion of others."
- Robert Greene

Perfect Know Your Worth Captions To Post On Social Media

Nowadays, we compare ourselves with others more frequently on online platforms where people can filter photos or fabricate stories. According to a survey of 38,000 people, one in five participants remembered seeing a post that made them feel discouraged. Half of them wished they'd never seen the post, and a third felt glad for the person who posted.

The researchers concluded that social comparison is higher when people share positive aspects of their lives2. But when the pandemic hit, and everyone was going through a tough time, social comparison online improved psychological well-being1.

"In your own life it's important to know how spectacular you are." -Steve Maraboli #trvst #quotes #gogreen #collectiveaction #knowyourworth #life #selflove

"In your own life it's important to know how spectacular you are."
- Steve Maraboli

"The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers." -Ralph Waldo Emerson #trvst #quotes #beinspired #socialimpact #selflove #knowyourworth

"The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When you know your worth, no one can make you feel worthless." -Unknown #trvst #quotes #beinspired #bethechange #knowyourworth #selflove

"When you know your worth, no one can make you feel worthless."
- Unknown

"A person's worth in this world is estimated according to the value they put on themselves." -Jean De La Bruyère #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #changetheworld #knowyourworth #world #selflove

"A person's worth in this world is estimated according to the value they put on themselves."
- Jean De La Bruyère

"Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions. Do your thing, and don't care if they like it." -Tina Fey #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #ecoconscious #selflove #energy #knowyourworth

"Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions. Do your thing, and don't care if they like it."
- Tina Fey

"Self-talk reflects your innermost feelings." -Dr. Asa Don Brown #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #bethechange #selflove #knowyourworth

"Self-talk reflects your innermost feelings."
- Dr. Asa Don Brown

"Low self-esteem is like driving through life with the handbrake on." -Maxwell Maltz #trvst #quotes #gogreen #takeaction #knowyourworth #life #selflove

"Low self-esteem is like driving through life with the handbrake on."
- Maxwell Maltz

1

Stefano Ruggieri, Sonia Ingoglia, Rubinia Celeste Bonfanti, Gianluca Lo Coco, The role of online social comparison as a protective factor for psychological wellbeing: A longitudinal study during the COVID-19 quarantine, Personality and Individual Differences, olume 171, 2021, 110486, ISSN 0191-8869

2

Burke, Moira & Cheng, Justin & Gant, Bethany. (2020). Social Comparison and Facebook: Feedback, Positivity, and Opportunities for Comparison. 1-13. 10.1145/3313831.3376482.

3

S. Zeki, The neurobiology of love, FEBS Letters, Volume 581, Issue 14, 2007, Pages 2575-2579, ISSN 0014-5793

Isabela is a determined millennial passionate about continuously seeking out ways to make an impact. With a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with honors, Isabela’s research expertise and interest in artistic works, coupled with a creative mindset, offers readers a fresh take on different environmental, social, and personal development topics.

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