107 Best Inspirational Self-Love Quotes

Self Love Quotes

Learning to love yourself can heal a broken heart, restore a wounded soul and give you the courage and the freedom to be the person that only you can be: yourself. From self-acceptance to self-care, finding yourself and loving others, here are 107 of the best self-love quotes to learn how to love yourself again.

Self-Love Quotes for Self-Acceptance

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Our entire life… consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.” – Jean Anouih

“Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself.”  –  Tyra Banks

“No one knows how you treat yourself, but it’s the most important relationship you have.” Bill Masur

“If you want to be faithful to someone or something, start by being faithful to yourself.” Paulo Coelho

Louise L. Hay Quote

“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise L. Hay

“Believing in our hearts that who we are is enough is the key to a more satisfying and balanced life.” – Ellen Sue Stern

“If I loved myself, truly and deeply, what would I do?” Kamal Ravikant

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” Carl Jung

“To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” – Sandra Bierig

“If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.” Maxwell Maltz

“When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self-acceptance opened.”
– Shannon L. Alder

“Life is too short to spend it at war with yourself.” —Unknown

Self-Love Quotes for Being True to Yourself

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 “Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Ian Wallace

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.”
– Brené Brown

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
– Shannon L. Alder

“Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.” – Unknown

“I’ve finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?” – Golden Hawn

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”
– Malcolm S. Forbes

“It’s you versus you.” —Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

“Don’t fall into the trap of sacrificing your self-esteem for affection and acceptance.” —Ashley Graham

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.”
– Frederick Douglass

Self-Love Quotes for Finding Yourself

Vironika Tugaleva Quote

“Only you can allow yourself to explore the person in the mirror. Only you can coax yourself into a daring adventure to find your untapped potential.” ― Vironika Tugaleva

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Gustav Jung

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”
– Benjamin Spock

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself.”
– Coco Chanel

“You were born an original work of art. Stay original always. Originals cost more than imitations.” Suzy Kassem

“One of the most important things you can accomplish is just being yourself.”—Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

“Self love—it doesn’t mean that everyone will treat you the way you deserve to be treated. It means that you won’t let them change the way you see yourself; nor will you stick around for them to destroy you.” —Tony A. Gaskins Jr.

“Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.” — Dan Coppersmith

Self-Love Quotes for Self-Care

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“The value of self-care and self-love is often underestimated. It starts with you. You can’t give what you don’t have.” ― Izey Victoria Odiase

“Did your mom ever tell you, ‘If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything’? She was right–and talking nicely also applies when you’re talking to yourself, even inside your head.”
– Victoria Moran

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield

“It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.” – Sidney J. Harris

“When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.” – Kim McMillen

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” – M. Scott Peck

“All you really need to do is accept this moment fully. You are then at ease in the here and now and at ease with yourself.” Eckhart Tolle

“The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves.” Pema Chödrön

“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.”
– Deborah Day

“Loving yourself…does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion.” – Margo Anand

“Be kind to yourself. If you won’t, who will?” Justin Kan

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” – Jean Shinoda Bolen

“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” Brené Brown

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Fall in love with the path of deep healing. Fall in love with becoming the best version of yourself but with patience, with compassion, and respect to your own journey.” —S. McNutt

“Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.” Pema Chödrön

“Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again.” —Lalah Delia

“You can do hard things without being hard on yourself.” Mel Robbins

Self-Love Quotes for Encouragement

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“Flowers grow back even after the harshest winters. You will, too.” —Jennae Cecelia

“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
– George Eliot

“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anyone.” Maya Angelou

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Washington Thurman

“Respect yourself, love yourself, because there has never been a person like you and there never will be again.” Osho

“Just be, and enjoy being.” Eckhart Tolle

“You’re certainly somebody that people can love.” Fred Rogers

“Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It is sanity.” – Katrina Mayer

“I have discovered, just as my teachers always told me, that we already have what we need. The wisdom, the strength, the confidence, the awakened heart and mind are always accessible, here, now, always.” Pema Chödrön

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
– William James

“Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world making the most of one’s best.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick

“Accept yourself. Love yourself as you are. Your finest work, your best movements, your joy, peace, and healing come when you love yourself. You give a great gift to the world when you do that. You give others permission to do the same: to love themselves. Revel in self-love. Roll in it. Bask in it as you would sunshine.”– Melodie Beattie

“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”
– T. Harv Eker

Lucille Ball Quote

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

“You owe it to yourself to become everything you’ve ever dreamed of being.” —Unknown

“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.”
– Roy T. Bennett

“In stressful times, it’s okay to not be perfect. Cut yourself some slack. Because right now, you might not be your best self, but you are growing and you are trying your best. And that is good enough.” —Ashley Hetherington

“Trust your gut. Forgive yourself. Be grateful.” —Cheryl Strayed

Self-Love Quotes for Joy and Happiness

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“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.”
– Robert Morley

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.”
– Bob Moawad

“You can’t build joy on a feeling of self-loathing.” – Ram Dass

“Becoming acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs.” – Daphne Rose Kingma

“As you build trust in yourself, your ability to expand your vision and fully live in your magnificence is amplified.” – Miranda J. Barrett

“To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.” – Sister Mary Lauretta

“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – Louise L. Hay

“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right here.”
– Venus Williams

“Be gentle with yourself. You are doing the best you can.” Paulo Coelho

“As you love yourself, life loves you back.” Kamal Ravikant

“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.”
– Mary Dunbar

“Want to be happy? Stop trying to be perfect.” Brené Brown

“A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.” – Joyce Brothers

“You are beautiful. Know this. Anyone who tells you otherwise is simply lying.” Steve Maraboli

“What if you simply devoted this year to loving yourself more?” Unknown

“This is not the moment to wilt into the underbrush of your insecurities. You’ve earned the right to grow. You’re going to have to carry the water yourself.” —Cheryl Strayed

Quotes on Loving Others

Bryant McGillns self-love Quote

“The love and attention you always thought you wanted from someone else, is the love and attention you first need to give to yourself.”― Bryant McGillns

“Self-love is an ocean and your heart is a vessel. Make it full, and any excess will spill over into the lives of the people you hold dear. But you must come first.”
– Beau Taplin

“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” – Veronica A. Shoffstall

“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” – Stacey Charter

“No other love no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love.”
– Edmond Mbiaka

“You are morally obliged to take care of yourself. You should take care of, help and be good to yourself the same way you would take care of, help and be good to someone you loved and valued.” Jordan Peterson

“We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create.” John Lennon

“If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do.”
– Vironika Tugaleva

“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown

“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.”
― Bell Hooks

“Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.” 
― Jennifer Elisabeth

… And Quotes on Loving Yourself

Eartha Kitt self-love Quotes

“It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit.” – Eartha Kitt

“Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
– Rumi

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” – Oscar Wilde

“Our problem is that we choose to deny love. In fact, we only have one problem: that our mind chooses fear over love.” Gabby Bernstein (Spirit Junkie)

“Be so completely yourself that everyone else feels safe to be themselves, too.” —Unknown

“The fact that someone else loves you doesn’t rescue you from the project of loving yourself.” Sahaj Kohli

“No one can rescue me. I know because I’ve already tried to get them to do it. It doesn’t work. This is all on me.” —Michelle D’Avella

“Treat yourself as if you were someone that you are responsible for helping.” Jordan Peterson

“You deserve someone who makes you feel like the otherworldly creature you are. Yourself.” —Amanda Lovelace

Inspirational Self Love Quotes

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