Low Self Esteem Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Low Self Esteem quotes and Low Self Esteem sayings, and Low Self Esteem proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Low self esteem involves imagining the worst that other people can think about you."

Roger Ebert

"Excessive fear and self-doubt that were the greatest detractors of personal genius."

Robert Kiyosaki

"Erase self-doubt by working to build your strengths instead of focusing on your weaknesses."

Rodolfo Costa

"Diffidence is the right eye of prudence."


"I sometimes lack confidence in public, although I am proud enough inwardly."

Robert Schumann

"I am incredibly self-deprecating. It stems from self-doubt."

Charlie Cox

"Self distrust is good, but only if it leads to trust in God. Otherwise it ends as spiritual paralysis, inability and unwillingness to undertake any course of action."

Alan Cole

"Self-doubt kills talent."

Edie McClurg

"I know it when I don’t know it. Sometimes I know it when I don’t think I know it. I need to trust myself in these moments, these rare moments of self-doubt."

Rush Limbaugh

"Self-doubt inflicts the deepest wounds."

Marty Rubin

"To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so."

Walter Scott

"Timidity is a disease of the mind."

Dr. Johnson

"Timidity challenges the scorn of women."


"I feel self-doubt whether I’m doing something hard or easy."

Sigourney Weaver

"I’m full of self-doubt. I doubt everything I do. Everything I do is a failure."

John Banville

"You know what my greatest personal stumbling block is? My shyness."

Susan Lucci

"I can do anything you want me to do so long as I don’t have to speak."

Linda Evangelista

"Self-distrust is the cause of most of our failure. In the assurance of strength there is strength, and, they are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their powers."

Christian Nevell Bovee

"The distrust of wit is the beginning of tyranny."

Edward Abbey

"Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish to correct of it."

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people."

Andre Dubus III

"The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade. I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather than a pathology of the individual."

Philip Zimbardo

"Shyness is just egoism out of its depth."

Penelope Keith

"There is a shyness about me, and I really need to get out more."

Priscilla Presley

"The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid."

Claudia Lady Bird Johnson

"When I was small, my most serious handicap was a painful bashfulness in the presence of strangers."

George McGovern

"Mere bashfulness without merit is awkward."

Joseph Addison

"Bashfulness is a great hindrance to a man, both in uttering his sentiments and in understanding what is proposed to him; ‘t is therefore good to press forward with discretion, both in discourse and company of the better sort."

Francis Bacon

"Bashfulness may sometimes exclude pleasure, but seldom opens any avenue to sorrow or remorse."

Samuel Johnson

"It’s insecurity that is always chasing you and standing in the way of your dreams."

Vin Diesel

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