127 Best Self Love Quotes

We all need a little love in our lives but sometimes, it’s easy to forget that the most important person we should be loving and taking care of is ourselves! And, self-love quotes are a great way to start taking care of ourselves.

127 Best Self Love Quotes.

If you’re looking for a little inspiration when it comes to self-love, check out these 127 amazing quotes. They’ll remind you why it’s so important to love yourself first and foremost! Remember, you are beautiful inside and out and you’re one of a kind. Enjoy!

Let the self-love quotes filled with happiness begin!

1) “A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else.” – Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

2) “It’s time to…Love yourself. Respect yourself. Admire yourself. Forgive yourself. Accept yourself. Nurture yourself. Today’s the day.” – Unknown

3) “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

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

5) “When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world.” – Harry Palmer

6) “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron

7) “Love yourself and dream bigger.” – Teresa Collins, Live LIFE in All Caps: The Teresa Collins Story

8) “You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously.” – Unknown

Self-Love Quotes by Dr. Maya Angelou

9) “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

10) “You alone are enough, you have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

11) “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

12) “I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

13) “I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.” – Madonna

14) “Be yourself. An original is so much better than a copy.” – Unknown

15) “You are enough. A thousand times enough.” – Unknown

16) “As hard as it is, owning who you are and knowing what you want is the only sure path to affirmation… I want women to know they can get out of any situation if they return to their core source of strength: themselves.” – Ashley Graham

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

18) “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel

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

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

21) “Being comfortable in your own skin is one of the most important things to achieve. I’m still working on it!” – Kate Mara

Self-Love Quotes in One Simple Line by Oprah Winfrey

22) “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey

23) “Seek to be whole, not perfect.” – Oprah Winfrey

24) “How can a man come to know himself? Never by thinking, but by doing. Try to do your duty and you will know at once what you are worth.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

25) “Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing, and work hard. The right people—the ones who really belong in your life—will come to you. And stay.” – Will Smith

26) “Choose everyday to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed, and most of all, worthy of love.” – Alison Malee

27) “Love yourself. Be clear on how you want to be treated. Know your worth. Always.” – Maryam Hasnaa

28) “Darling, look how much you’ve grown.” – Unknown

29) “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” – William James

Remember to love yourself.

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

31) “When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” – Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart

32) “Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey, Bossypants

33) “Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself—what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat.” – Warsan Shire

34) “No one else is you and that is your superpower.” – Unknown

35) “You have always been enough.” – Unknown

36) “Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” – Diana, Princess of Wales

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

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

39) “Fashion is my way to express how much I love myself.” – Laura Brunereau

Affirmations to realize who you are at the deepest level.

40) “You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.” – Eckhart Tolle

41) “Love yourself first because that’s who you’ll be spending the rest of your life with.” – Unknown

42) “If you’re searching for that one person who will change your life, look in the mirror.” – Unknown

43) “Forgiveness isn’t just the absence of anger. I think it’s also the presence of self-love, when you actually begin to value yourself.” – Tara Westover

44) “Gonna love myself. No, I don’t need anybody else.” – Hailee Steinfeld

45) “You have to grow, you have to be, you have to love yourself unconditionally.” – Dominic Riccitello

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

47) “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” – Charles Bukowski

48) “He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

49) “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” – Rupi Kaur

50) “I celebrate myself, and sing myself.” Walt Whitman

51) “If there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.” – Beyoncé

52) “In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.” – Andrea Dykstra

53) “Self-love is not selfish; you cannot truly love another until you know how to love yourself.” – Unknown

54) “We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?” – Meghan Markle

55) “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” – Aristotle

56) “To laugh at yourself is to love yourself.” – Mickey Mouse

Short Self-Love Quotes by Nikki Rowe

57) “Don’t let hollow heroes distract you from saving yourself.” – Nikki Rowe

58) “Dismantle your wounds so you stop living your life by them.” – Nikki Rowe

Self-Love Quotes by C. JoyBell C.

59) “Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.” – C. JoyBell C.

60) “The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” – C. JoyBell C.

61) “You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don’t know it, all of that doesn’t even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of your life wasted, is a moment of your life thrown away. It’s not like you have forever, so don’t waste any of your seconds, don’t throw even one of your moments away.” – C. JoyBell C.

62) “I am my own biggest critic. Before anyone else has criticized me, I have already criticized myself. But for the rest of my life, I am going to be with me and I don’t want to spend my life with someone who is always critical. So I am going to stop being my own critic. It’s high time that I accept all the great things about me.” – C. JoyBell C.

63) “What you are looking for is not out there. It is in you.” – Unknown

64) “I don’t like myself – I’m crazy about myself!” – Mae West

Self-love quotes remind us to love ourselves first.

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

66) “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” – Andre Gide

67) “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” – Maxwell Maltz

68) “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain

69) “The more you give to yourself, the more love you have to give to others, and the more value you can add to the world.” – Unknown

70) “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” – C.G. Jung

71) “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Unknown

72) “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

73) “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein

74) “Love yourself no matter who you are or where you come from.” – Diane Guerrero

75) “If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.” – Wayne Dyer

76) “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” – Rumi

77) “To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.” – Alan Cohen

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

Self-Love Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt

79) “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

80) “Friendship with oneself is all important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

82) “The only thing I’m committed to right now is bettering myself.” – Unknown

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

84) “If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” – Fred Rogers

85) “Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth, and everything else will come.” – Ellen DeGeneres

Self-Love Quotes by Steve Maraboli

86) “In your own life it’s important to know how spectacular you are.” – Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

87) “How would your life be different if…You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day…You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others.” – Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

88) “People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.” – Dan Pearce

89) “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” – Unknown

90) “Be proud of who you are, and not ashamed of how someone else sees you.” – Unknown

91) “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

92) “Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.” – Robert Holden

93) “Respect yourself and others will respect you.” – Conficius

94) “The right mental attitude will guide you towards feeling a sense of love that you deserve to experience.” – Unknown

Wise affirmations…

95) “Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.” – Karl Lagerfeld

96) “When you say ‘yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” – Paulo Coelho

97) “Scarcity of self-value cannot be remedied by money, recognition, affection, attention or influence.” – Gary Zukav

98) “If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.” – Unknown

99) “Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

100) “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

101) “She remembered who she was and the game changed.” – Lalah Delia

102) “Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?” – Brigham Young

103) “Stop underestimating yourself.” – Unknown

Self-Love Quotes by Brene Brown

104) “Talk to yourself like someone you love.” – Brene Brown

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

106) “I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” – Brené Brown

107) “So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.” – Alan Watts

108) “They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.” – Mahatma Gandhi

109) “This life is mine alone. So I have stopped asking people for directions to places they’ve never been.” – Glennon Doyle

110) “Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are.” – Turcois Ominek

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

112) “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Shout loud, ‘I am lucky to be what I am!…” – Dr. Seuss

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

114) “Treat her like you never want to lose her.” – r.h. Sin

Build a life you don’t need to escape from…

115) “True self-care is not bath salts and chocolate cake, it’s making the choice to build a life you don’t need to escape from.” – Brianna Wiest

116) “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

117) “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” – Marilyn Monroe

118) “We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Stephen Chbosky

119) “You were born an original work of art. Stay original always. Originals cost more than imitations.” – Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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

121) “When you make a mistake, respond to yourself in a loving way rather than a self-shaming way.” – Ellie Holcomb

122) “Whenever you feel sad just remember there are billions of cells in your body and all they care about is you.” – Unknown

123) “When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

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

125) “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

126) “You don’t find your worth in a man. You find your worth within yourself and then find a man who’s worthy of you. Remember that.” – Unknown

127) “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” – Anna Taylor

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