30 Self-Assured Quotes That Teach You How To Stand Up For Yourself And Be Confident In Your Own Skin

30 Self-Assured Quotes About Standing Up For Yourself Will Teach You How To Be Confident
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Having strong boundaries for yourself and the way you live your life will lead you to people treating you the way you want to be treated. The truth is that we teach people how to treat us whether we like it or not, and applying boundaries in your relationships leads to better connections with the people you surround yourself with.

If someone breaks the boundaries you set for yourself and your relationships, then there comes a time when you need to decide if that person is worth keeping in your life. Your strongest negotiating position is being able to walk away and mean it.

The more you practice standing up for yourself, the easier it gets. Showing that you have the strength to move on will lead you to possibly not even needing to move on. For example, if a friend is giving you a negative vibe you can simply walk away or spend less time with them. If you make it clear to them why you're not spending as much time with them, it forces them to take a look at themselves in a more objective way.

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Life is too short to be in a place where you don’t feel good, a lot of the time. The ability to say “no” is a skill, but it’s a skill that can be developed.

Standing up for yourself takes confidence and knowing that you’re perfect the way you are. We all deserve people in our lives who love and cherish us, and although there's a point in everyone's lives where we feel alone, (breakups, moving, etc.), ust know there is always a better side. As Katey Perry said, “After a hurricane comes a rainbow.”

Let’s take a look at some of the best self-assured quotes about standing up for yourself and finding the confidence you need to set reasonable boundaries in your relationships.

1. Every fall is a lesson.

Everything is a learning process: any time you fall over, it’s just teaching you to stand up the next time. — Joel Edgerton​

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2. It’s great to stand up for yourself.

Sometimes it just feels so amazing to finally stand up for yourself. I highly recommend it. Life is too short to be taken for granted.  Demi Lovato​

3. Be brave.

To me, bravery is to stand up for what you believe in.  Sophie Turner

4. It’s important to stand up for yourself

It’s really important to stand up for yourself and not always agree with what people say if indeed you don’t feel that that’s true.  Lily Collins

5. Stand up and speak

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.  Winston Churchill

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6. Don’t let your fears defeat you

Stand up and face your fears, or they will defeat you.  LL Cool J

7. Be somebody important

You have two choices. you can keep running and hiding and blaming the world for your problems, or you can stand up for yourself and decide to be somebody important.  Sidney Sheldon

8. Only you can stand up for yourself

I not only have the right to stand up for myself, but I have the responsibility. I can’t ask somebody else to stand up for me if I won’t stand up for myself. And once you stand up for yourself, you’d be surprised that people say ‘Can I be of help?  Maya Angelou

9. Know who you are

That’s what we were told—stand up for yourself. But that’s hard to do if you don’t know who you are.  Shane Koyczan​

10. Life gets better when you stand up

I believe that if you’ll just stand up and go, life will open up for you.  Tina Turner

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11. Be the change you want to see

No change can come if those who are impacted the most by discrimination are not willing to stand up for themselves.  Zainab Salbi

12. Keep coming back up

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.  H.G. Wells

13. Fully believe in what you stand for

When you stand for something, you’ve got to stand for it all the way, not half way.  Kevin Gates

14. Keep fighting

Stay strong. Stand up. Have a voice.  Shawn Johnson

15. Work hard and don’t give up

Be different, stand out, and work your butt off.  Reba McEntire​

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16. Have courage to stand up

Whenever one person stands up and says, ‘Wait a minute, this is wrong,’ it helps other people do the same.  Gloria Steinem

17. Stand up for what you believe in

Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority.  William Jennings Bryan

18. Stand for vitreous ideals

Don’t believe that winning is really everything. It’s more important to stand for something. If you don’t stand for something, what do you win?  Lane Kirkland

19. Be able to stand up for others

Develop enough courage so that you can stand up for yourself and then stand up for somebody else.  Maya Angelou

20. You need to be a leader

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As I said, if you don't stand up for yourself, people aren't going to think that you can stand up for them.  Sidney Blumenthal​

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21. Throw away negativity

Standing up for yourself doesn't always involve verbal confrontation. Sometimes it's about not wasting energy on people who are negative.  Sherry Argov​

22. Make the right choice

You have two choices. you can keep running and hiding and blaming the world for your problems, or you can stand up for yourself and decide to be somebody important.  Sidney Sheldon

23. Speaking up is vengeance

I'm not violent, I don't believe in killing people, but standing up for yourself, speaking out against injustice, is another form of vengeance.  Unknown

24. Stand for what you believe

To me, bravery is to stand up for what you believe in.  Sophie Turner

25. Do something about your life

Do something about your life now. You know you are sick and tired of being sick and tired. Don't just think about it, look at it, and complain about it to whoever will listen. Stop conning yourself into being a volunteer victim, or telling the same old story. You are better than that. It's time to stand up for yourself and your dream. This is the one and only life that you have. Don't waste it watching someone's life - on tv, in a movie, a series or reality show. Take your power back and make a move. Live your life on your terms, and create something new in your life. You Deserve!  Les Brow

26. Believe in something

It's important to stand up for what you believe in.  Cody Linley​

27. stand up for yourself

I learned that you can stand up for yourself and still maintain your zen!  Doreen Virtue

28. Learn from a young age

When you come from a family of ten children you learn very early on in life to stand up for yourself and hold your ground regarding the things you're passionate about.  Sufe Bradshaw

29. Do more actions

Actions speak louder than words.  Becca Fitzpatrick

30. Fight for what you believe in

But most of my songs were about believing in yourself, standing up for yourself and fighting for what you believe in.  Dee Snider

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Steven Hall is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.