Insecurity Quotes

Most popular insecurity quotes

Only the insecure strive for security.
Anxiety is the mark of spiritual insecurity.

anxiety

Imitation is the sincerest form of insecurity.
Never work for anyone more insecure than yourself.
Any fool knows that bravado is always a cover-up for insecurity.
Jealousy is conceived only in insecurity and must be nourished in fear.

jealousy

The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudices.

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Insecurity's best cover is perfectionism. That's where it becomes an art form.
Power has to be insecure to be responsive.  It's got to have something to lose.

power

Work is life, you know, and without it, there's nothing but fear and insecurity.
Writers are made—forged, really, in a kiln of their own madness and insecurities.
Sarcasm is a subtle form of bullying and most bullies are angry, insecure, cowards.
Insecurity, commonly regarded as a weakness in normal people, is the basic tool of the actor's trade.

actors

Insecurity breeds treachery: if you are kind to people who hate themselves, they will hate you as well.
Belligerence is the hallmark of insecurity—the secure nation does not need threat to maintain its position.
Insecure people have a special sensitivity for anything that finally confirms their own low opinion of themselves.
Jealousy is not a barometer by which the depth of love can be read. It merely records the degree of the lover's insecurity.

jealousy

Self-help books for women are part of a multibillion-dollar industry, sensitively attuned to our insecurities and our purses.
It is a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity.
With exceptions so rare that they are regarded as miracles and freaks of nature, successful democratic politicians are insecure and intimidated men.
The psychic task which a person can and must set for himself is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity, without panic and undue fear.
Insecurity is the worst sense that lovers feel: sometimes the most humdrum desireless marriage seems better. Insecurity twists meanings and poisons trust.
Success can make you go one of two ways.  It can make you a prima donna, or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out.

success

Your playing small doesn't serve the world.  There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.  We are all meant to shine, as children do.

aspiration

If men as individuals surrender to the call of their elementary instincts, avoiding pain and seeking satisfaction only for their own selves, the result for them all taken together must be a state of insecurity, of fear, and of promiscuous misery.

misery

Insecurity refers to a profound sense of self-doubt—a deep feeling of uncertainty about our basic worth and our place in the world.  Insecurity is associated with chronic self-consciousness, along with a chronic lack of confidence in ourselves and anxiety about our relationships.