Quotes on Comparing Yourself to Others


One of the easiest ways to feel bad about yourself is to compare yourself to someone else.  
I think as humans it's very normal to compare ourselves to others, though. We simply can't help it. We compare our looks, strengths, abilities, possessions, and just about anything and everything else. Even if we try to not to, we catch ourselves in the act. I'm guilty of it. Women, especially, are so unforgiving of themselves. We don't recognize our own beauty because we are too busy comparing ourselves to others. I've collected up a list of quotes on comparing yourself to others because I thought they could be useful and helpful to others. We really do need to stop comparing ourselves to others, though. I saw something on Tumblr awhile back that said something about how flowers are beautiful but so are christmas lights and they look nothing alike. I like the think it's just the same with humans. We all have our own special abilities and strengths and we all look beautiful in our own way. That's what makes us all unique and interesting. Just because you don't look like someone who you think is beautiful doesn't mean YOU aren't beautiful. Things would get pretty boring if we were all very similar. Ok, off my soapbox now and onto the quotes.


1. "Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud." - Shannon L. Alder

2. "But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not his neighbor." -Galatians 6:4

3. "Comparing kills fulfillment." - Todd Stocker

4. "I generally find that comparison is the fast track to unhappiness. No one ever compares themselves to someone else and comes out even. None times out of ten, we compare ourselves to people who are somehow better than us and end up feeling inadequate." - Jack Canfield 

5. "Comparison is an act of violence against the self." - Lyania Vanzant

6. "The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyones else's highlight reel." - Steve Furtick

7. " Never worry about the delay of your success compared to others, because construction of a palace takes more time than an ordinary building." - Unknown

8. "You'll either think yourself worse than someone else, or better than someone else. Neither of these is good. Stop comparing." 

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