Self-Concept/Self-Esteem, The Ultimate Quotation Collection

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Self-Concept/Self-Esteem—The Ultimate Quotation Collection


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141 Page Quotation Collection on Self-Concept/Self-Esteem

This 141 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Self-Concept/Self-Esteem. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Self-Concept/Self-Esteem, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.

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Sample Quotes on Self-Concept/Self-Esteem:

You were created, fashioned and designed in a special form to leave in the world something that did not exist before you were born!

—Israelmore Ayivor

People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.

--Thomas Szasz

Be yourself and love who you are and be proud, because you were born this way.

--Lady Gaga

Never rest until you have uncovered your essential self. Remember that. Somewhere, deep inside you, hidden by all sorts of fears and worries and petty little thoughts, is a clean pure being made of radiant colors.

—Shirley Jackson

Good work and good companions are the building blocks of self-esteem.


If you don’t run your own life, somebody else will.

--John Atkinson

As for worrying about what other people might think—forget it. They aren’t concerned about you. They’re too busy worrying about what you and other people think of them.

--Michael LeBoeuf

You were born God’s original.

Try not to become someone’s copy.

--Marian Wright Edelman

Don’t judge me by my past. I don’t live there anymore.

—Auliq Ice

Self-esteem is the real magic wand that can form a child’s future. A child’s self-esteem affects every area of her existence, from friends she chooses, to how well she does academically in school, to what kind of job she gets to even the person she chooses to marry.

--Stephanie Marston

There are two lives to each of us, the life of our actions, and the life of our minds and hearts. History reveals men’s deeds and their outward characters, but not themselves. There is a secret self that has its own life, unpenetrated and unguessed.

--Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice.

-- Alice Childress

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.

—Thomas Carlyle

What you are is God’s gift to you; what you make of yourself is your gift to God.
--Kelly Jeppesen

You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself. The single relationship that is truly central and crucial in a life is the relationship to the self. Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never lose.

—Jo Coudert

I don’t want to apologize for being a dorky, nerdy, offbeat person. I’m not looking for the broad path. I’m looking for my path.

—Hillary Casavant

There is no such thing as a weird human being. It’s just that some people require more understanding than others.

--Tom Robbins

Look into any man’s heart you please, and you will always find, in every one, at least one black spot which he has to keep concealed.

--Henrik Ibsen

People will love you. People will hate you. And none of it will have anything to do with you.

—Abraham Hicks

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