A collection of thought-provoking insecurity quotes to improve your self esteem and boost your confidence! 

We all have insecurities. But you must not let your insecurities and fear keep you from achieving your dreams and reaching your full potential. Allow yourself to accept, embrace and overcome your insecurities and make way for growth and acceptance of your true and authentic self. 


Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks.

— Shannon L. Alder

Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them.

— Stacy London

Be careful not to mistake insecurity and inadequacy for humility! Humility has nothing to do with the insecure and inadequate! Just like arrogance has nothing to do with greatness!

— C. JoyBell C.

An exciting and inspiring future awaits you beyond the noise in your mind, beyond the guilt, doubt, fear, shame, insecurity and heaviness of the past you carry around.

— Debbie Ford

More insecurity quotes and sayings

One of the greatest journeys in life is overcoming insecurity and learning to truly not give a shit.

— J. A. Konrath

A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.

— Dalai Lama

We’re going to have to let truth scream louder to our souls than the lies that have infected us.

— Beth Moore

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

— Vin Diesel

Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights.

— Shannon L. Alder

I think we are all insecure, and there is nothing wrong in accepting that. But the problem arises when we try to counter this insecurity by cultivating this illusion of control, and we start taking ourselves and everything we know too seriously.

— Sushant Singh Rajput

Often people that say they “don’t care” actually do. The moment they discuss you with their friends and family, compete with you, bad mouth you to others or react to anything you do or say is when they give themselves away. You can either be saddened or flattered that you effected someone so much. The perspective is yours to determine.

— Shannon L. Alder

A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.

— Robert A. Heinlein

A man’s spirit is free, but his pride binds him with chains of suffocation in a prison of his own insecurities

— Jeremy Aldana

The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.

— Erich Fromm

The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.

— Steven Furtick

I think we all have blocks between us and the best version of ourselves, whether it’s shyness, insecurity, anxiety, whether it’s a physical block, and the story of a person overcoming that block to their best self. It’s truly inspiring because I think all of us are engaged in that every day.

— Tom Hooper

When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self acceptance opened.

— Shannon L. Alder

The enemy uses those things your insecure about. Free yourself and take your power back by being secure in who you are – flaws and all.

— Yvonne Pierre

Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.

— Rob Liano

The things you want are always possible; it is just that the way to get them is not always apparent. The only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life is you, and that can be a considerable obstacle because you carry the baggage of insecurities and past experience.

— Les Brown


Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. 

— Dr. Seuss

Become your own soulmate. Then you’ll always have someone watching your back, and you’ll always have someone who loves you.

— Rebecca O’Donnell

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Sometimes our thoughts are backed with so much insecurity that they create lies we believe.

— Unknown

Conformity begins the moment you ignore how you feel for acceptance.

— Shannon L. Alder

It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity.

— Dag Hammarskjold

True confidence is not about what you take from someone to restore yourself, but what you give back to your critics because they need it more than you do.

— Shannon L. Alder

In life, there is always someone out there, who won’t like you, for whatever reason, don’t let the insecurities in their lives affect yours.

— Rashida Rowe

Vulnerability really means to be strong and secure enough within yourself that you are able to walk outside without your armor on. You are able to show up in life as just you. That is genuine strength and courage. Armor may look tough, but all it does is mask insecurity and fear.

— Alaric Hutchinson

Pretending to be someone that you are not is hurting yourself. It’s telling yourself that the real you is worthless.

— Ritu Ghatourey

Your tears are never invisible—there is always an insecure woman that lights up when you point them out.

— Shannon L. Alder

Insecurities have the ability to shape and mold our minds to live with everything that’s bad; like crying on the inside, while smiling on the outside… thus creating pain… but, alas, I have the answer; forget about what you thought and enjoy (embrace) what you feel.

— Jeremy Aldana

Why escape your intended purpose by copying and trying to be someone else? You will discover who you were meant to be only after you have shown confidence being yourself.

— Suzy Kassem

Judging people’s flaws will not help justify your own.

— Unknown

When you feel secure, you can be the best version of yourself. Insecurity brings out the worst version of you.

— Shunya

Other people’s happiness is the single most annoying thing to bitter people.

— Wayne Gerard Trotman

Comparison is the thief of joy.

— Teddy Roosevelt


Insecurity can be so self-defeating, that it often leads to a non-life.

— Omar Cherif

Inspirational Insecurity quotes and captions

No one is perfect. Even the most confident people have insecurities. At some point in of our lives, we may feel we lack something. That is reality. We must try to live as per our capability.

— Anil Sinha

The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.

— Maya Angelou

Insecurity, inferiority complex, past failures, and comparison are not your friend. Don’t allow them to grow roots. The world is waiting for everything you’ve got to bring to the table.

— Andrena Sawyer


I never have been insecure, because I see what a waste it is. I know there is a solution to insecurity. I don’t tend to be thrown by problems that don’t have solutions. And insecurity has a wealth of alternatives.

— Drew Barrymore

Humans are strange things. They are the most proud on the outside during the times they are the most insecure on the inside, and they would rather die manipulating others than be brave enough to be honest.

— Unknown

An expectation is a shelter – it gives you a security feeling. So when someone breaks your expectations he is breaking your shelter, making you insecure, fearful.

— Osho

The steps of insecurity: Comparison, Compensation, Competition, Compulsion, Condemnation, Control.

— Unknown

There can be no security where there is fear.

— Felix Fankfurter

If anyone tries to pull us down, it goes to show that we’re on top of them, so cheer up! Hilarious but true, insecurity reigns in an ugly heart of an empty brain.

— Nini

Don’t let jealousy fool you. It’s just another name for insecurity.

— Unknown

He who is humble is confident and wise. He who brags is insecure and lacking.

— Lisa Edmondson

Sometimes what we see in our judgement to other individuals are the things that we are trying to hide.

— Jestoni Sacay

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

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.

— Timothy Ferriss

Those who matter don’t mind, and those who mind don’t matter.

— Bernard Baruch

We need to make peace with who we are so insecurities don’t become a distraction to how we live. Just because I sometimes feel insecure doesn’t mean I have to be insecure.

— Lysa TerKeurst

It has always seemed that a fear of judgement is the mark of guilt and the burden of insecurity.

— Criss Jami

Insecurity quotes and quotes about insecurity

Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue… and that, for me, is based on insecurity, self-esteem and loneliness.

— Naomi Campbell

Lack of self-worth is the fundamental source of all emotional pain. A feeling of insecurity, unworthiness and lack of value is the core experience of powerlessness.

— Gary Zukav

It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.

— Oprah Winfrey

Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.

— Marianne Williamson

Insecurity is love dressed in a child’s clothing.

— Kofi Annan

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

People are never more insecure than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams.

— Norman Cousins

Which of these insecurity quotes inspired you the most? 






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