Many of us struggle with feelings of unworthiness. We lack confidence in ourselves, we don’t think we’re worthy of achieving the things we want in life, and we question and doubt ourselves. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. The good news is that is your inner critic playing tricks on you.  But if you let it take hold, you could end up constantly thinking that everyone’s better than you, which will have a detrimental impact on how you feel and what you’re able to accomplish. Worst of all, you might start to wonder if you even have anything to offer.

This crazy mind needs to be stopped in its tracks! To help, here are 39 know-your-worth quotes for when you start questioning your worth.

1. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise Hay

2. “If there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.” ~Beyoncé

3. “If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” ~T. Harv Eker

4. “I was once afraid of people saying, “Who does she think she is?” Now I have the courage to stand and say, “This is who I am.” ~Oprah Winfrey

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

6. “Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worth the trip.” – Glenn Beck

7. “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

8. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

9. “The enemy uses those things you are insecure about. Free yourself and take your power back by being secure in who you are – flaws and all.” – ― Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir

10. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” ~Malcolm S. Forbes

Quote about knowing your worth

11. “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

12. “You don’t have to be somebody different to be important. You’re important in your own right.” ~Michelle Obama

13. “Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.” – ― Shannon L. Alder

14. “The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.” ~Rumi

Alicia Keys Quote About Knowing Your Worth

15. “When we dim our light we don’t do anyone a favor. It’s a disservice because when you’re in the presence of someone who knows his or her worth, like the extraordinary Maya did, you want to shine brighter. Self-honoring energy is contagious.” ~Alicia Keys

16. Prove that you believe in yourself by investing in your dreams. Mel Robbins

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

― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

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

19. “Your crown has been bought and paid for. Put it on your head and wear it.” Dr. Maya Angelou

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

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21. Never let the opinions of others affect what you think about yourself – Teresa Mummert

22. Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

23. “You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” – Yogi Bhajan

24. Your soul is attracted to people the same way flowers are attracted to the sun. Surround yourself only with those who want to see you grow.” – Pavana

Know Your Worth Quote - Eleanor Roosevelt

25. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt

26. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” 

― Shannon L. Alder

27. “Do not undervalue what you are ultimately worth because you are at a momentary disadvantage.”― Sherry Thomas

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

29. “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

30. “I don’t entirely approve of some of the things I have done, or am, or have been. But I’m me. God knows, I’m me.” – Elizabeth Taylor

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31. “Women must learn to find self-worth within themselves, not through others. It is important to carve out a place just for you.” – Georgette Mosbacher

32. “The price tag that you put on your soul will determine the people and circumstances in which you find yourself.”― Shannon Alder

33. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

34. “Strong people have a strong sense of self-worth and self-awareness; they don’t need the approval of others.” 

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

35. “There are so many more important things to worry about than how you’re perceived by strangers.”― Dennis Lehane

Wayne Dyer Quote on Self Worth

36. Self-worth comes from one thing – thinking that you are worthy. Wayne Dyer

37. “I have known friendship love, parental love, romantic love, family love, and unrequited love in my lifetime, but the only love that made a difference was self-love. You don’t need confirmation from the world or another person that you matter. You simply do matter. When you finally believe that truth and live it then you can do amazing things with your life!” 

― Shannon Alder

38. “Your problem is you are too busy holding onto your unworthiness.” – Ram Dass

39. “When you please others in hopes of being accepted, you lose your self-worth in the process.” – Dave Pelzer

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