186 Quotes About Knowing Your Worth

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In a world that often judges us by external standards, it’s essential to anchor ourselves in the truth of our own intrinsic value. Knowing our worth isn’t just a luxury; it’s a necessity for mental well-being and personal growth. This comprehensive collection of 186 ‘know your worth’ quotes is a collection of wisdom, insight, and empowerment, carefully curated to remind you of your inherent worth.

  1. “Know your worth, then add tax.” – Unknown
  2. “Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” – Unknown
  3. “Never forget how rare you are.” – Unknown
  4. “As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  5. “Refuse to accept another’s estimation of yourself.” – Alison Stormwolf
  6. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. “The price tag that you put on your soul will determine the people and circumstances in which you find yourself.” – Shannon L. Alder
  8. “Never undervalue who you are.” – Unknown
  9. “Your crown has been bought and paid for. Put it on your head and wear it.” – Maya Angelou
  10. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  11. “The moment you feel like you have to prove your worth to someone is the moment to absolutely and utterly walk away.” – Alysia Harris
  12. “Your worth is not what you have, but who you are.” – Unknown
  13. “Believe in your worth, and don’t let people belittle you.” – Unknown
  14. “Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worthy of the trip.” – Glenn Beck
  15. “You find your worth within yourself.” – Unknown
  16. “If you find yourself constantly trying to prove your worth to someone, you have already forgotten your value.” – Unknown
  17. “Don’t go back to less, just because you’re too impatient to wait for more.” – Unknown
  18. “You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.” – Zig Ziglar
  19. “Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.” – Benjamin Franklin
  20. “When you know your worth, no one can make you feel worthless.” – Rashida Rowe
  21. “Know your worth. People always act like they’re doing more for you than you’re doing for them.” – Kanye West
  22. “We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.” – Malcolm X
  23. “Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey
  24. “The only real limitation on your abilities is the level of your desires. If you want it badly enough, there are no limits on what you can achieve.” – Brian Tracy
  25. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm S. Forbes
  26. A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain
  27. You are enough just as you are.” – Meghan Markle
  28. “You deserve exactly what you settle for.” – Unknown
  29. “Act like you expect to get into the end zone.” – Christopher Morley
  30. “Self-worth comes from one thing – thinking that you are worthy.” – Wayne Dyer
  31. “You, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha
  32. “Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.” – Wendy Wasserstein
  33. “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” – Carl Jung
  34. “You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” – Yogi Bhajan
  35. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  36. “When you know your worth, you move different.” – Unknown
  37. “Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Ian Wallace
  38. “You attract what you believe what you’re worth.” – Tracee Ellis Ross
  39. “The top of one mountain is always the bottom of another.” – Marianne Williamson
  40. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.” – Lucille Ball
  41. “Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness.” – Ram Dass
  42. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde
  43. “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” – Maxwell Maltz
  44. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” – Jean Shinoda Bolen
  45. “Dignity will only happen when you realize that having someone in your life doesn’t validate your worth.” – Shannon L. Alder
  46. “Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things.” – Joe Paterno
  47. “Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” – Rob Liano
  48. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” – Maya Angelou
  49. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise L. Hay
  50. “He who understands himself is enlightened.” – Lao Tzu
  51. “You must find the courage to leave the table if respect is no longer being served.” – Tene Edwards
  52. “Self-worth is so vital to your happiness if you don’t feel good about you, it’s hard to feel good about anything else.” – Sandy Hale
  53. “Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions. Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey
  54. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.” – Helen Keller
  55. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker
  56. “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
  57. “If you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.” – Sidney J. Harris
  58. “If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  59. “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.” – Venus Williams
  60. “When teachers doubt your potential, show them how wrong they truly are.” – Ace Antonio Hall
  61. “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” – Mark Twain
  62. “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane Von Furstenberg
  63. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  64. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway
  65. “Your problem is you are too busy holding onto your unworthiness.” – Ram Dass
  66. “The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.” – Ayn Rand
  67. “A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.” – Andrew Matthews
  68. “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” – William James
  69. “You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” – Dr. Robert Anthony
  70. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morley
  71. “The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” – Robert Hand
  72. “To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.” – Alan Cohen
  73. “The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” – Steve Maraboli
  74. “People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.” – Wayne Dyer
  75. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” – Katrina Mayer
  76. “Believe in yourself up here and it will make you stronger than you could ever imagine.” – Sarah Dessen
  77. “You can’t build joy on a feeling of self-loathing.” – Ram Dass
  78. “Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer
  79. “Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” – M. Scott Peck
  80. “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
  81. “Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.” – John Herschel
  82. You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan
  83. “You are enough, a thousand times enough.” – Atticus
  84. “Believing in our hearts that who we are is enough is the key to a more satisfying and balanced life.” – Ellen Sue Stern
  85. “You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” – Wayne Dyer
  86. “Your time, energy, and love is very valuable. Pursue relationships with people who know your worth.” – Unknown
  87. “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Maya Angelou
  88. “Remember, you’re not half of anything, you’re twice of everything.” – Viet Thanh Nguyen
  89. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” – Rumi
  90. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” – Brené Brown
  91. “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
  92. “You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.” – Brian Tracy
  93. “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” – Rumi
  94. “Your value does not decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” – Unknown
  95. “Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.” – Robert Tew
  96. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel
  97. “You must want to be a butterfly so badly, you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” – Sekou Andrews
  98. “Self-worth comes from thinking that you are worthy.” – Wayne Dyer
  99. “If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection.” – Lecrae
  100. “Never lower your worth for worthless people.” – Unknown
  101. “As I began to love myself, my relationship with everyone changed.” – Kim McMillen
  102. “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” – Joseph Campbell
  103. “There is nothing so rewarding as to make people realize that they are worthwhile in this world.” – Bob Anderson
  104. The best gift you can give to yourself is to invest in your personal development.” – John Assaraf
  105. “When you start seeing your worth, you’ll find it harder to stay around people who don’t.” – Unknown
  106. “Becoming acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs.” – Daphne Rose Kingma
  107. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” – Steve Jobs
  108. If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.” – Unknown
  109. “Value yourself. The only people who appreciate a doormat are people with dirty shoes.” – Leo Buscaglia
  110. “What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates his fate.” – Henry David Thoreau
  111. “Sometimes you have to be alone to truly know your worth.” – Karen A. Baquiran
  112. “The worst thing you can do to yourself is to judge and compare yourself with others.” – Galit Breen
  113. “Don’t feel guilty for doing what is best for you.” – Unknown
  114. “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin
  115. “Your most important sale in life is to sell yourself to yourself.” – Maxwell Maltz
  116. “When you refuse to settle for less than the best…the best tends to track you down.” – Mandy Hale
  117. “Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.” – Roy T. Bennett
  118. “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” – Oscar Wilde
  119. “If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do.” – Vironika Tugaleva
  120. “You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.” – Eckhart Tolle
  121. “You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.” – R.Z.
  122. “If you live off a man’s compliments, you’ll die from his criticism.” – Cornelius Lindsey
  123. “As you love yourself, life loves you back.” – Kamal Ravikant
  124. “A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else.” – Haruki Murakami
  125. “Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone to tell you who you are.” – Beyoncé
  126. “Self-worth is everything. Without it, life is a misery.” – Julie Walters
  127. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity; it’s sanity.” – Katrina Mayer
  128. “Your problem is you’re too busy holding onto your unworthiness.” – Ram Dass
  129. “Once you embrace your value, talents, and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” – Rob Liano
  130. “You attract what you believe you deserve.” – Andre Gide
  131. “Never underestimate yourself. You are more than enough.” – Unknown
  132. “Confidence is not ‘they will like me.’ Confidence is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t’.” – Christina Grimmie
  133. “A person’s worth in this world is estimated according to the value they put on themselves.” – Jean de La Bruyère
  134. “Never let the opinion of another affect your opinion of yourself.” – Teresa Mummert
  135. “If you want to improve your self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.” – Tim Fargo
  136. “Value yourself for who you are, not what you have.” – Unknown
  137. “Chase your dreams but always know the road that will lead you home again.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour
  138. “Believe you deserve it and the universe will serve it.” – Unknown
  139. “Self-care is how you take your power back.” – Lalah Delia
  140. “Acknowledge your own self-worth – your confidence will stem from it.” – Nicole Alyse
  141. “The moment you know yourself, you have known the most precious thing in existence.” – Osho
  142. “Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself. Keep fighting for your dreams!” – Gabby Douglas
  143. “What you allow is what will continue.” – Unknown
  144. “Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
  145. “Self-worth is something you tell yourself you have. You don’t need to prove it to anyone.” – Sonya Parker
  146. “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.
  147. “You must know that you are great. Never forget that.” – Gurumayi Chidvilasananda
  148. “You are not your mistakes: they are what you did, not who you are.” – Lisa Lieberman-Wang
  149. “When you please others in hopes of being accepted, you lose your self-worth in the process.” – Dave Pelzer
  150. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung
  151. “Never settle for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela
  152. “Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.” – Thomas Edison
  153. “I am worthy of the best things in life, and I now lovingly allow myself to accept it.” – Louise Hay
  154. “Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.” – Les Brown
  155. “The moment you realize yourself as the dreamer and the world as your own dream, you will attain salvation.” – Swami Sivananda
  156. “You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” – Brené Brown
  157. “You must not be afraid to sparkle a little brighter, darling.” – Kirsten Kuehn
  158. “Self-respect knows no considerations.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  159. “Don’t waste your time trying to provide people with proof of deceit, in order to keep their love, win their love or salvage their respect for you. The truth is, you don’t need any of those things if they were built on a lie.” – Shannon L. Alder
  160. “Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.” – Louise Hart
  161. “Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they’re yours.” – Richard Bach
  162. “There is nothing more beautiful than believing in yourself.” – Sam Kao
  163. “You can’t be hesitant about who you are.” – Viola Davis
  164. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  165. “When you know your worth, nobody can make you feel worthless.” – Rashida Rowe
  166. “Until you know your worth you’ll continue to seek other people’s approval just to feel good about yourself.” – Sonya Parker
  167. “Never underestimate your own strength. You were born for a purpose and are blessed with the power to achieve it.” – Leon Brown
  168. “When you start loving yourself and respecting your time and energy, things will change.” – Lalah Delia
  169. “Know your worth, hold your own power, be you.” – Morgan Harper Nichols
  170. “Stop underestimating yourself.” – Michelle Obama
  171. “You deserve to be the leading character in the story of your life.” – Kerry Washington
  172. “Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” – Aberjhani
  173. “Recognize your inherent worth and the worth of others.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  174. “You are enough exactly as you are.” – Meghan Markle
  175. “A diamond doesn’t start out polished and shining. It once was nothing special, but with enough pressure and time, becomes spectacular.” – Solange Nicole
  176. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James
  177. “You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.” – John Mason
  178. “Once you know your worth, no one can make you feel worthless.” – Rashida Rowe
  179. “Your self-worth grows when you fight for something you love.” – Robin Sharma
  180. “Value yourself, not by what you do, but by who you are.” – Gabby Bernstein
  181. “The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.” – Sonya Friedman
  182. “You must see your own worth before others can.” – Tess Calomino
  183. “Do not undervalue what you are ultimately worth because you are at a momentary disadvantage.” – Sherry Thomas
  184. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Gautama Buddha
  185. “Being brave enough to be alone frees you up to invite people into your life because you want them and not because you need them.” – Mandy Hale
  186. “We are what we believe we are.” – C.S. Lewis

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