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Inspiring Brene Brown Quotes

Enjoy some of the best Brene Brown quotes about shame, vulnerability, and self-acceptance. These inspiring quotes can help you gain insight, build self-esteem, and self-compassion.

Inspiring Brene Brown Quotes

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If you’re like me, you can’t get enough Brené Brown! I love her booksTed Talks, and her videos on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday.

And I especially love all of the inspiring Brene Brown quotes. She offers such wisdom, truth, and authenticity on difficult subjects like shame, vulnerability, and self-acceptance. I’m sure you’ll find a few that inspire you or maybe even push you out of your comfort zone with an ah-ha moment.

Brene Brown quotes that inspire

1. “What we don’t need in the midst of struggle is shame for being human.”

2. “What’s the greater risk? Letting go of what people think – or letting go of how I feel, what I believe, and who I am?”

What's the greater risk? Letting go of what people think or letting go of how I feel, what I believe, and who I am?

3. “The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.”

Belonging starts with self-acceptance

4. “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”

Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.

5. “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”

Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.

6. “I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness–it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.”

Brene brown quote about gratitude

7. “Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect.”

quote by brene brown

8. “We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.”

we cannot selectively numb emotions

9. You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story & hustle for your worthiness.”

10. “Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.”

dare to set boundaries brene brown quote

11. “We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.”

We don't have to do it all.

12. “You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.”

Brene Brown quotes about belonging

13. “Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough.”

14. “Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.”

Which is your favorite Brené Brown quote? Go ahead and share it!

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Sharon Martin is a psychotherapist, writer, speaker, and media contributor on emotional health and relationships. She specializes in helping people uncover their inherent worth and learn to accept themselves -- imperfections and all! Sharon writes a popular blog called Conquering Codependency for Psychology Today and is the author of The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism: Evidence-Based Skills to Help You Let Go of Self-Criticism, Build Self-Esteem, and Find Balance and several ebooks including Navigating the Codependency Maze.

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