Feeling Worthless Sayings and Quotes

We can’t always knock it out of the park. Feeling down or depressed at times is a part of life. The trick is to not stay there. Pick yourself up with this collection of insightful and wise quotes when you’re feeling worthless.

You might feel worthless to one person, but you are priceless to another.     


You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else.     

Tyler Durden

Sometimes it feels as if everything in life is just something we haul to the grave.     

Douglas Coupland

Keep courage. Whatever you do, do not feel sorry for yourself. You will win in a great age of opportunity.     

Richard L Evans

You are a piece of the puzzle of someone else's life. You may never know where you fit, but others will fill the holes in their lives with pieces of you.     

Bonnie Arbon

Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.     

Maya Angelou

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.     

Helen Keller

When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.     

Edward Dahlberg

Self-confidence gives you the freedom to make mistakes and cope with failure without feelingthat your world has come to an end or that you are a worthless person.     


The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless. It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves.     

Eric Hoffer

I don't deserve a soul, yet I still have one. I know because it hurts.     

Douglas Coupland

I'm tired of feeling worthless. I'm tired of feeling hopeless. But above all, I'm tired of feeling tired.     


When you know your worth, no one can make you feel worthless.     


No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else.     

Charles Dickens

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.     

Dale Carnegie

Honestly sitting around feeling sorry for yourself won't change anything. If you want your life to change you have to do something about it.     

Sonya Parker

Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being.     

Michel de Montaigne

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection     


Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self.     

Millicent Fenwick

Self-pity dries up our sympathy for others.     

Mason Cooley

Self-pity is like a snake that gets in your brain and lays its eggs there.     

Steve Chandler

God does not love us because we are valuable; rather we are valuable because God loves us.     

Kevin Martin

When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.     

Mark Victor Hansen

When I am not desperate, I am worthless.     

Ivo Andric

Whether you think you can or think you can't you are right.     

Henry Ford

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.     

Lucille Ball

Self-care is never a selfish act it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.     

Parker Palmer

Pity is best taught by fellowship in woe.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Pity costs nothing, and it ain't worth nothing.     

Josh Billings

No one has the right to be sorry for himself for a misfortune that strikes everyone.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero