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125 Inspiring Quotes About Insecurities To Get You Through Your Troubles

125 Inspiring Quotes About Insecurities To Get You Through Your Troubles

Today’s modern world and the media have made it relatively easy for us to feel insecure in our own skin and think that we’re not good enough no matter what we do. 

All those perfect bodies displayed in various adverts, subliminal messages telling us that we need to look exactly like this or possess certain things in order to be happy and desirable and similar – these all contribute to making us feel less worthy.

Sometimes, the root of insecurity can be also connected with tough childhood, constant pressure by parents or teachers, some traumatic events, and so on, thus making us feel insecure in different areas of our lives.

While certain amount of positive insecurity is actually healthy and desirable because it serves as a motivation, intense or chronic insecurity can be quite draining, and  turn our daily life into a nightmare.

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Deep sense of insecurity can severely affect our self-esteem and prevent us from reaching our full potential. Don’t let that happen! 

Don’t let your insecurities prevent you from reaching your goals and dreams!

Don’t let your insecurities ruin your happiness and well-being!

It’s time to find the strength within yourself and start fighting against this modern enemy! Sometimes the most powerful source of self-confidence and inspiration lies in wise words hidden in insecurity quotes

To help you in the motivation department, here is the ultimate list of inspiring quotes about insecurities (quotes about insecure man and woman, quotes about insecurities and jealousy in relationships, etc.) that will be your companion and help you get through your troubles on the way to becoming the best version of yourself!

125 INSPIRING QUOTES ABOUT INSECURITIES TO GET YOU THROUGH YOUR TROUBLESsad woman alone on street subway staircase suffering depression looking looking sick and helpless sitting lonely as female victim of abuse concept in dark urban night grunge background

  1. “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
  2. “Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue… and that, for me, is based on insecurity, self-esteem and loneliness.” – Naomi Campbell
  3. “A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.” – Robert A. Heinlein
  4. “I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have a fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.” – Kobe Bryant
  5. “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
  6. “The feeling of insecurity is inimical to our sense of well-being, as it causes anxiety and stress, which harms our physical and mental health. It is no surprise then that, according to some surveys, workers across the world value job security more highly than wages.” – Ha-Joon Chang
  7. “I think we’re all dealing with insecurity, and we hide that insecurity from the world, which, in turn, just hides us from the world. And it’s only once we actually embrace these insecurities and love them that we can really love ourselves and others, fully.”–- Noah Centineo
  8. “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
  9. “Guys have a level of insecurity and vulnerability that’s exponentially bigger than you think. With the primal urge to be alpha comes extreme heartbreak. The harder we fight, the harder we fall.” – John Krasinski
  10. “I’d read a lot about the psychology around rejection and insecurity, and I had noticed that when people feel insecure or rejected, they behave aggressively, erratically. Especially when you can hide behind a screen name or profile picture.” – Whitney Wolfe Herd
  11. “I used to be very scared of silence because I felt it was my responsibility to keep people occupied. That definitely spawns from an insecurity in myself. When people aren’t enjoying themselves, when I’m involved, it somehow comes back to it being my fault. But I do want people to have a good time.” – Dylan Sprouse
  12. “I think one thing that’s important to maintain is a sense of fear, always doubting yourself… a good dose of insecurity helps your work in some ways.” – Gary Larson
  13. “The quickest way to defuse fear or insecurity or anger is usually humor. I think comics figure that out quickly, and, once you figure it out, you think, ‘Hey, if I can do this and get paid, that would be kind of cool.’” – Billy Gardell
  14. “For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did. And I get the sweats. I go in and start working, I’m not sure where I’m going. If I knew where I was going I wouldn’t do it.” – Frank Gehry
  15. “It’s not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing – they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.” – Stephen Fry
  16. “There will always be someone willing to hurt you, put you down, gossip about you, belittle your accomplishments and judge your soul. It is a fact that we all must face. However, if you realize that God is a best friend that stands beside you when others cast stones you will never be afraid, never feel worthless and never feel alone.” – Shannon Alder
  17. “One of the greatest journeys in life is overcoming insecurity and learning to truly not give a shit.” – J. A. Konrath
    See also: 7 Amazing Things That Happen When You Stop Giving A Shit About What Other People Think
  18. “Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.” – Shannon L. Alder
  19. “Everybody sees me as this sullen and insecure little thing. Those are just the sides of me that I feel necessary to show because no one else seems to be showing them.” – Fiona Apple
  20. “The older you get, the more you understand how your conscience works. The biggest and only critic lives in your perception of people’s perception of you rather than people’s perception of you.” – Criss Jami
  21. “I’m interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.” – Clint Eastwood
  22. “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
  23. “Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” – Rob Liano
  24. “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
  25. “We are all so afraid, we are all so alone, we all so need from the outside the assurance of our own worthiness to exist. So, for a time, if such a passion come to fruition, the man will get what he wants. He will get the moral support, the encouragement, the relief from the sense of loneliness, the assurance of his own worth. But these things pass away; inevitably they pass away as the shadows pass across sundials. It is sad, but it is so. The pages of the book will become familiar; the beautiful corner of the road will have been turned too many times. Well, this is the saddest story.” – Ford Madox Ford
  26. “Whatever your passion is, keep doing it. Don’t waste time chasing after success or comparing yourself to others. Every flower blooms at a different pace. Excel at doing what your passion is and only focus on perfecting it. Eventually people will see what you are great at doing, and if you are truly great, success will come chasing after you.” – Suzy Kassem
  27. “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
  28. “Insecurity is the worst sense that lovers feel: sometimes the most humdrum desireless marriage seems better. Insecurity twists meanings and poisons trust.” – Graham Greene
  29. “When I feel threatened, vulnerable, or insecure, whether it from simply walking into a room of unknown people, meeting someone for the first time, an unexpected or expected confrontation, or doing something new, I affirm in my mind (over and over): There is no danger, there is no threat. From there, the discomfort lessens and I become open for discovery and adventure.” – Charles F. Glassman
  30. “Most people want so desperately to be an individual yet are so easily shaped by the media.” – Criss Jami


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  1. “Insecurity is a powerful enemy. It forces people to use make-up, plastic surgery, collagen injections and liposuction; to nip, tuck, throw up, push up, suck in and laser.” – Carlos Wallace
  2. “You have to stop worrying about whether people like you. Some people don’t even like themselves.” – Andrena Sawyer
  3. “I’m still here. The doubt, the fear, the heartbreak, the depression, the anxiety, the insecurity: It didn’t win. The people who hurt me and let me down: They didn’t win. The disappointment and the failure, and the hopes and deferred dreams: Nope. They didn’t win either.” – Mandy Hale
  4. “Insecurity is being scared of your authentic self. It is the belief that your true, authentic self is not as magnificent as it actually is. Let go of that insecurity and do something totally gutsy and feel the relief in that.” – Amy Leigh Mercree
  5. “A man’s spirit is free, but his pride binds him with chains of suffocation in a prison of his own insecurities.” – Jeremy Aldana
  6. “Insecurity kills all that is beautiful” – Unknown
  7. “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our
    behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” – Steve Furtick
  8. “The steps of insecurity: Comparison, Compensation, Competition, Compulsion, Condemnation, Control.” – Unknown
    See also: Read This Every Time You Start Comparing Yourself With A Prettier Girl
  9. “No one is perfect. Even the most confident people have insecurities. At some point in our lives, we may feel we lack something. That is reality. We must try to live as per our capability.” – Anil Sinha
  10. “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
  11. “Pretending to be someone that you are not is hurting yourself. It’s telling yourself that the real you is worthless.” – Ritu Ghatourey
  12. “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
  13. “Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks.” – Shannon L. Alder
  14. “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
  15. “He who is humble is confident and wise. He who brags is insecure and lacking.” – Lisa Edmondson
  16. “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
  17. “Insecurity is love dressed in a child’s clothing.” – Kofi Annan
  18. “We’re going to have to let truth scream louder to our souls than the lies that have infected us.” ― Beth Moore
  19. “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
  20. “Don’t you hate it when people make a joke about you, about something that you are actually incredibly insecure about and they don’t realize it, but every laugh feels like a stab in your chest, because it hurts so much and brings up memories you’d rather forget, but you can’t say anything, because then people would know your weaknesses. They’d know how insecure you really are. So instead you just laugh it off, and hide the pain you feel inside.” – Unknown
  21. “Society taught me that no matter what size I am, I will never be good enough. I’ll always be too skinny, too fat, too short, too tall. Too this, too that.” – Unknown
    See also: I Promise You, You Are Enough
  22. “I act like sh*t don’t phase me, inside it drives me crazy, my insecurities could eat me alive.” – Eminem
  23. “The opposite of security is insecurity, and the only way to overcome insecurity is to take risks.”  – Unknown
  24. “Without danger we cannot get beyond danger… Each one of us requires the spur of insecurity to force us to do our best.” – Dr. Harold W. Dodds
  25. “Life is very short. Insecurity is a waste of time.” – Diane Von Furstenberg
  26. “Insecurity is self-sabotage. If you want to fly you have to first see your wings.” – Unknown
  27. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  28. “Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.” – Diane Arbus
  29. “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  30. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale


  1. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you’ll make one.” – Elbert Hubbard
  2. “Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.” – Roy T. Bennett
  3. “Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.” – Carrie Fisher
  4. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem
  5. “Except for our pompous means of comfort, human condition is not much different from animal condition – we are tormented each day with animal like anxieties, insecurities and fears, and each torment makes us believe that perhaps having more comfort will change our condition, but it never does, rather, it only shoves us deeper into the abyss of psychological darkness.” – Abhijit Naskar
  6. “What’s regrettable in life is the self-inflicted abandonment of our own personal truth that gets trampled by a carriage of phantom criticisms drawn by our own runaway mulish insecurities bound down a fretful road paved by the pointless concern for the opinion of others.” – Jason Versey
  7. “I am not that strong but my words are more powerful than I am. My soul is drowning under the weight of my own insecurities, my heart is often broken and my mind desperately struggles for the right words, often failing, but I hope that the words that I write with a vulnerable heart are strong enough to lift your spirit, awaken your consciousness and push you to the edge of your greatness.” – J. Autherine
  8. “I had to learn to relax, that was the problem. Other people had always unnerved me because I thought they were continually judging me. How do I look? What kind of person do I seem? Is my voice firm enough? Am I really intelligent or just pedantic? Was that joke really funny, or am I making a fool of myself? I worried about the impression I was making. If I was shy, did they think I was being aloof and call me a snob? If I tried to be friendly, did they find me overbearing? I was always afraid that I was basically unlikable, so I wouldn’t give anyone the chance to find out; or I tried too hard to be likable, and thereby proved that I wasn’t.” – David Gerrold
  9. “Some people swim as fast as they can. Faster than most. They can never stop and rest for long, and they never reach their destination, for they are constantly swimming upstream. But eventually they become strong, in their own way.” – Robert Black
  10. “We’ve all felt a little incompetent, insufficient, overexposed, helpless, unlovable, terrified, defective, unfit and unsung at times. And deep down, for whatever reason, you might even think you deserve to. Because why else would you be feeling that way. Like the world is laughing at you. I promise you it’s not.” – Anne Clendening
  11. “To be human is to be ‘heart led’ and valiantly vulnerable; lion-hearted and confident in what can be offered to you and what you can give in return. Insecurity is something to absorb in order to progress; much of the adventure in life is the ‘not knowing’ of what is next, and it takes distinct bravery to get to a place where you are willing to be at ease with the mystery of what’s to come.” – Christine Evangelou
  12. “I’m going to promote myself exactly as I am, with all my weak points and my strong ones. My weak points are that I’m self-conscious and often insecure, and my strong point is that I don’t feel any shame about it.” – Patti Smith
  13. “Thinking is a sign of disturbance. You don’t think about things you’re secure about.” – Marty Rubin
  14. “Every sane adult is insecure about at least one thing on or about them.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  15. “You mustn’t mind people so much. They’re not being disagreeable to you – it’s their way. You always think people are meaning things for you. But they don’t.” – D. H. Lawrence
  16. “We spend most of our lives looking for reassurance from others until we find that others are looking for reassurance from us. And somebody has to stop this.” – Luigina Sgarro
  17. “Anger comes from insecurity, not from hate or love.” – Debasish Mridha
  18. “Everybody has a big orbit mission to accomplish on earth; we don’t have to downplay each other, for each others bit or big mission can help build one another’s big or bit vision.” – Unknown
  19. “The ebb of the sea is the beginning of the land! When the land shows up in the middle of the sea, it’s a story, and when the sea gets onto the land beyond borders, it’s a news! They work hand in hand however! You have a baton in your hands; you have been timed! Run the race, neither attacking ‘Apollo’s race’ nor ‘Paul’s grace’. Only check your pace and mind how you have been timed, the finishing line, and just factor the speed of ‘Apollo’ and ‘Paul’ as you speed; be careful ‘jumping’ into their ‘tracks’; as you aim at getting to the finishing line. Constantly check and re-energize your strength as you run, and be mindful of time and timing, your focus and the detraction, noting that you have been timed, as you speed for a diadem of glory! You were born a champion! Get wisdom! Obtain understanding! Get a vision! We were born to accomplish a mission; let’s make it happen!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
  20. “Insecurity is a natural part of human nature, and there are times we feel our stories are not worth telling, so we turn to the people we admire for strength. If we dress like someone everyone thinks is cool, perhaps we’ll be seen as cool.” – LZ Granderson
  21. “We are in an era of chronic insecurity and growing inequalities. In that context, we need to have new mechanisms for income distribution which give people a sense of security.” – Guy Standing
  22. “With girls, there’s an insecurity that starts early on. It hangs around them, like some annoying kid from down the block who won’t take the hint and go home when dinnertime comes. And moms are usually not great at giving their daughters confidence.” – Steve Schirripa
  23. “Insecurity, commonly regarded as a weakness in normal people, is the basic tool of the actor’s trade.” – Miranda Richardson
  24. “Place and displacement have always been central for me. A type of insecurity goes with that: you are always following the cues, like learning the dance steps when the dance is already under way.” – Claire Messud
  25. “With any kind of mean girl, or anyone who bullies anyone, there’s always a reason for it. There is that sadness in them or insecurity that makes them feel like they need to act out or hurt other people.” – Maiara Walsh


  1. “A guy is only insecure about losing his girl when he knows someone else can treat her better.” – R. M. Drake
  2. “A boy makes his girlfriend jealous of other women. A gentleman makes other women jealous of his girl.” – Unknown
  3. “Jealousy isn’t a female trait, jealousy is an insecure trait, insecurity doesn’t discriminate.” – Sonya Teclai
  4. Insecure people often falsify the past, in order to make the future pure.” – Shannon L. Alder
  5. “Love may be blind but jealousy has 20-20 vision.” – Shannon L. Alder
  6. “As your insecurity becomes nourished our relationship becomes poisoned.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli
  7. “I refused to believe that love could take any other form than mine: I measured love by the extent of my jealousy, and by that standard, of course, she could not love me at all.” – Graham Greene
  8. “Surrounded by the flames of jealousy, the jealous one winds up, like the scorpion, turning the poisoned sting against himself.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
    See also: 8 Signs Of An Insecure Men You Should Look Out For
  9. “Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.” – Maya Angelou
  10. “I am jealous of everybody who is with you when I am not with you. Everybody who passes you in the street. Yeah, you could say I’m jealous.” – Blackpool
  11. “Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved by the person whom he entirely loves.” – Joseph Addison
  12. “Relationships fail because people take their insecurities and try and twist them into their partner’s flaws.” – Baylor Barbee
  13. “A woman will always be insecure if she attaches her identity and sense of worth to the amount of male attention she gets.” – Anupama Garg
  14. “People confuse ego, lust, insecurity with true love.” – Simon Cowell


  1. “Computers and mobile devices are becoming known for their inherent insecurities and the ability to damage the long term health of the users.” – Steven Magee
  2. “A person’s greatest limitations are not genetic, but imposed by self-doubt, insecurities, indecision, and timidity.” – Kilroy J. Oldster
  3. “Labels (of any kind) are simply band-aids people apply to their lives to mask the wounds of their insecurities.” – Carlos Wallace
  4. “Sometimes what we see in our judgement to other individuals are the things that we are trying to hide.” –Jestoni Sacay
  5. “Insecurity is the lack of trust in your abilities and worth. When you enter into a secured state of consciousness, everything that helped boost your confidence will return.” – Itohan Eghide
  6. “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
  7. “When you’ve spent your whole life not being good enough, it takes time to let yourself believe that you finally are. Self-worth isn’t a switch that flips inside you. It’s a daily struggle not to sabotage your own success. Not to cave into the voices inside your head that whisper you’re not good enough, or you’ll fuck things up, or that someone else could do things better than you.” – Julie Johnson
  8. “Self-praise is the first sign of insecurity.” – Avijeet Das
  9. “There are few things that weigh on a person’s ability to grow and thrive more than insecurity. One critique, one insult, one harsh act could cripple a person who is not confident enough in their own skin to ignore the comments.” – Carlos Wallace
  10. “This sense of insecurity was falling about the entire planet and though people went on doing the things they usually did, they had none of the assurance, the happy-go-lucky ‘all-right’ feeling, that had hitherto sustained normal men. They went on doing their customary things because they could not think of anything else to do. They tried to believe, and many did succeed in believing, that there would presently be a turn for the better. They did nothing to bring about that turn for the better; they just hoped it would occur.” – H. G. Wells
  11. “A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.” – Dalai Lama
  12. Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights.” – Shannon L. Alder
  13. “We can learn to feel good about ourselves not because we’re special and above average, but because we’re human beings intrinsically worthy of respect.” – Dr. Kristin Neff
  14. “The problem with human attraction is not knowing if it will be returned.” – Becca Fitzpatrick
  15. “I have always had low self-esteem, and people do not recognize that.” – Mariah Carey
  16. “The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.” – Erich Fromm
  17. “Happiness is only available with total acceptance of who you are, including all your fears, worries, and anxiety. It will be there for you when you can see your own inner beauty. You cannot achieve happiness without using your past, your flaws, insecurities, and imperfections in a positive way. It is about letting go and detaching from unhealthy people, ideas, and lifestyle choices, and replacing them with interdependent, pro-active ways of thinking and responding.” – Lucinda Bassett
  18. “I have insecurities, of course, but I don’t hang out with anyone who points them out to me.” – Adele
  19. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, to be gorgeous, talented, and fabulous. Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won’t feel insecure around you. We are born to make manifest the glory of God within us. And as we let our light shine, we consciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson
  20. “Humility has nothing to do with the insecure and inadequate! Just like arrogance has nothing to do with greatness!” – C. JoyBell C
  21. “The question is whether or not our insecurities are substantial enough to hurt, limit, or even distract us from profound effectiveness or fulfillment of purpose.” – Beth Moore
  22. “When insecurity starts to rub off on you, you begin to lose a sense of belonging.” – Chinonye J. Chidolue
  23. “Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can’t begin to explore your possibilities.” – Tim Fargo
  24. “Hiding behind titles to create security is insecurity.” – Richie Norton
  25. “It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.” – Alan Cohen

“If you’re with someone, but you’re constantly worried about what they think of you, you’re with the wrong person.” – Wayne Gerard Trotman
See also: 7 Signs You Have An Insecure Attachment Style

125 Inspiring Quotes About Insecurities To Get You Through Your Troubles