Self-love should live in every heart, but within reasonable limits. This feeling should be nurtured by the parents, but it often happens that it is deeply suppressed with the help of a huge number of piled up problems. This is a fairly common situation, unfortunately, but it can be fixed quickly. Just use these quotes about self-love and start gradually rekindling the fire of that feeling.

Your hobbies, relationships, and other areas of life are a consequence of how much you love yourself. A person in a bad situation must proudly raise his head and say, “Am I really worthy of this? No! I am worthy much more.” And after that, a rise in mood begins, strength for new actions appears.

Self-love quotes were written for a reason. These are the thoughts of great people who saw their own lives through the prism of their own understanding of this world. Therefore, such experience is invaluable for raising self-esteem and starting action. Please do not put it off until tomorrow. Love yourself, people dear to your heart, and then the whole world.

After all, our life is given to us only once, you will not have another chance. You should not waste precious minutes drowning in your own misunderstanding and grief. Take action. And with this you will be helped by quotes collected from the best classics of literature, politicians, poets, musicians and actors.

Love yourself thanks to these quotes

If you are dismissive of yourself, then you should not expect high results. Look in the mirror and say these words to yourself right now.

  1. “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
  2. “Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much but is till standing.”
  3. “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
  4. “Spend time understanding who you are, after all the only person your ever going to truly live with; is yourself.”
  5. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm S. Forbes
  6. “To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” – Denis Waitley
  7. “You can receive all the compliments in the world, but that won’t do a thing unless you believe it yourself.”
  8. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.”
  9. “I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.” – Queen Latifah
  10. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  11. “If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” – Barbara De Angelis
  12. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
  13. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
  14. “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
  15. “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
  16. “People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.” – Wayne Dyer
  17. “Have unshakable faith in yourself to become everything you want to be.”
  18. “You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” – Yogi Bhajan
  19. “Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel
  20. “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” – Mark Twain

Quotes to love yourself every day

Daily self-respect exercises are a must for successful people. Read what great politicians, writers and artists have written about it at different times.

  1. “You are a true success if you can trust yourself, love yourself, and be yourself.”
  2. “You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy.”
  3. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. “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
  5. “Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” – André Gide
  6. “There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” – Hindu Proverb
  7. “We must fall in love with yourselves. I don’t like myself. I’m crazy about myself.” – Mae West
  8. “Demonstrate love by giving it, unconditionally, to yourself. And as you do, you will attract others into your life who will love you without conditions.”
  9. “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
  10. “You can never meet your potential until you truly learn to love yourself.”
  11. “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.”
  12. “People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.” – Dan Pearce
  13. “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
  14. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  15. “The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore”
  16. “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
  17. “Don’t let hollow heroes distract you from saving yourself.” – Nikki Rowe
  18. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” – Andre Gide
  19. “If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” – Barbara De Angelis
  20. “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

Quotes to help you develop self-love at its best

Self-love is building a new world around you brick by brick. It is your personal attitude to your person that makes the first impression.

  1. “A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.” – Andrew Matthews
  2. “Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.”
  3. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” – Charles Bukowski
  4. “Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.”
  5. “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford
  6. “Becoming acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs.” – Daphne Rose Kingma
  1. “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.”
  2. “Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself.”
  3. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” – Buddha “Believing in our hearts that who we are is enough is the key to a more satisfying and balanced life.” – Ellen Sue Stern
  4. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain
  5. “Be very very very gentle with yourself. The world is very very very hard on you.”
  6. “The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” – Robert Hand
  7. “It’s not your job to like me…it’s MINE!” – Byron Katie
  8. “Love yourself first, because that’s who you’ll be spending the rest of your life with.”
  9. “Sometimes the noise of life can be just too much. If you need to escape, love yourself enough to know when you need a real time out.”
  10. “Love yourself. Enough to take the actions required for your happiness. Enough to cut yourself loose from the drama-filled past. Enough to set a high standard for relationships. Enough to feed your mind and body in a healthy manner. Enough to forgive yourself. Enough to move on.” – Steve Maraboli
  11. “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
  12. “Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.”
  13. “Self love is the source of all other loves.” – Pierre Corneille
  14. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.” – Helen Keller

These words need to be said to yourself constantly

Love yourself quotes

And if other people refuse you this, then be sure to work on yourself to achieve results. You yourself will not notice how your gait, tone of voice will change, new motivations will appear.

  1. “It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” – Sally Field
  2. “Love only yourself a little bit longer, until you can’t stand not to love someone else.”
  3. “Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. “Dismantle your wounds so you stop living your life by them.” – Nikki Rowe
  5. “Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.” – William Shakespeare
  6. “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right here.” – Venus Williams
  7. “Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – L. Hay
  8. “Scarcity of self value cannot be remedied by money, recognition, affection, attention or influence.” – Gary Zukav
  9. “Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit.”
  10. “The more you love yourself, the less nonsense you’ll tolerate.”
  11. “Remember to delight yourself first, then others can be truly delighted.” – SARK
  12. “Loving yourself is the greatest revolution.”
  13. “People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people’s minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.” – Elizabeth Gaskell
  14. “There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” – Hindu Proverb
  15. “Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” – Rob Liano
  16. “I think the most important thing in life is self-love, because if you don’t have self-love, and respect for everything about your own body, your own soul, your own capsule, then how can you have an authentic relationship with anyone else?” – Shailene Woodley
  17. “I love myself for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now.”
  18. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
  19. “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
  20. “There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin

Self-love quotes from great people

Many of those to whom these words belong have recognized this feeling for their own person. This gave them great strength for new achievements.

  1. “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
  2. “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
  3. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.”
  4. “Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.” – Unknown
  5. “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  6. “Becoming acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs.” – Daphne Rose Kingma
  7. “The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown
  8. “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.” – Earth Kitt
  9. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise L. Hay
  10. “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
  11. “Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness.” – Ram Dass
  12. “Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  13. “I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” – Johnny Depp
  14. “Respect, Love, and Value yourself. Always remember to be good to yourself by taking care of yourself. Make yourself a priority and know that it’s okay. Don’t feel guilty for loving yourself, first! You’re just as important as anybody else.” – Stephanie Lahart
  15. “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” – Lao-Tzu
  16. “Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” – André Gide
  17. “No other love no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love.” – Edmond Mbiaka
  18. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
  19. F.L.Y. First Love Yourself. Others will come next.”
  20. “As you build trust in yourself, your ability to expand your vision and fully live in your magnificence is amplified.” – Miranda J. Barrett

Love yourself with quotes

Nobody loves those who do not love themselves. Everyone falls in love with strong, interesting, charismatic, knowing what they want from life. Are you ready to change everything?

  1. “There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.”
  2. “Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it.”
  3. “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
  4. “”No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  5. “I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” – Johnny Depp
  6. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. “What if you simply devoted this year to loving yourself more?”
  8. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morley
  9. “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Maya Angelou
  10. “I celebrate myself, and sing myself.” – Walt Whitman
  11. “To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.” – Sister Mary Lauretta
  12. “It isn’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.”
  13. “There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself.” – Brian Andreas
  14. “You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.”
  15. “There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself.” – Brian Andreas
  16. “Why escape your intended purpose by copying and trying to be someone else? You will discover who you were meant to be only after you have shown confidence being yourself.”
  17. “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
  18. “A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.” – Andrew Matthews
  19. “It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” – Sally Field
  20. “The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” – Robert Hand

Self-esteem quotes

Short self love quotes

The attitude of the people around you depends entirely on how you evaluate yourself. Therefore, you must repeat these words to achieve success in any field, get a prestigious job, or before starting your own business.

  1. “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” – Maxwell Maltz
  2. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha
  3. “Self-love is the greatest middle finger of all time.”
  4. “Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude.”
  5. “I love myself for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now.” – Louise Hay
  6. “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” – Michael J. Fox
  7. “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
  8. “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” – Lao-Tzu
  9. “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” – William James
  10. “Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness.” – Jean Vanier
  11. ”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
  12. “She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.” – Anais Nin
  13. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm S. Forbes
  14. “The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.” – E. E. Cummings
  15. “People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.” – Wayne Dyer
  16. “Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  17. “My willingness to be intimate with my own deep feelings creates the space for intimacy with another.” – Shakti Gawain
  18. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It is sanity.” – Katrina Mayer
  19. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise L. Hay
  20. “Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.”

Philosophical quotes about self-love

The depth of knowledge depends on how you are willing to reason and draw conclusions. Analyze your life before and after these quotes. Well, are there any improvements?

  1. “”To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” – Oscar Wilde
  2. “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Gustav Jung
  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. “You have to learn to love yourself before you can love someone else. Because it’s only when we love ourselves that we feel worthy of someone else’s love.”
  5. “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
  6. “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  7. “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
  8. “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
  9. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” – Melanie Koulouris
  10. “I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.” – Kristen Neff
  11. “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
  12. “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
  13. “When you establish peace, when you establish love, when you establish kindness here [inside], you cannot act any other way to the outside world.”
  14. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  15. “A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.” – Joyce Brothers
  16. “To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” – Sandra Bierig
  17. “I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.” – Abraham Lincoln
  18. “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
  19. “Every decision I make is the right decision for me.” – Louise Hay
  20. “Self love is asking yourself what you need – everyday – and then making sure you receive it.”

Quotes about love for yourself and the world around you

This is called the boomerang law, some call it karma. You can call it whatever you like. And also, if you think about something 1 million times, then it will definitely come true.

  1. “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
  2. “A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.” – Ken Keyes
  3. “Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.”
  4. “It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” – W.C. Fields
  5. “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
  6. “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
  7. “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
  8. “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance” – Oscar Wilde
  9. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
  10. “It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here.” – James Baldwin
  11. “You were born an original work of art. Stay original always. Originals cost more than imitations.”
  12. “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
  13. “Your problem is you’re too busy holding onto your unworthiness.”
  14. “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
  15. “Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey
  16. “You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” – Yogi Bhajan
  17. “You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.” – Eckhart Tolle
  18. “Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness.” – Jean Vanier
  19. “Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” – Veronica A. Shoffstall
  20. “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” – William James

Quotes about self-love and life values

Self love sayings

Think carefully about what you want to achieve in your life. Now think about what is stopping you from doing this. Lack of self-love puts you on the same level where you are emotionally. Smile, you are beautiful.

  1. “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
  2. “If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.”
  3. “Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” – Aberjhani
  4. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain
  5. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”
  6. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield
  8. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  9. “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” – Carl Gustav Jung
  10. 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
  11. “I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” – Johnny Depp
  12. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  13. “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
  14. “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
  15. “You, yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
  16. “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
  17. “People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people’s minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.” – Elizabeth Gaskell
  18. “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
  19. “Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness.” – Jean Vanier
  20. “Others can’t always define your true identity. They see what they ‘want’ to see but beyond your mess, God sees the beauty He created and still thinks it’s good.”

Self-love quotes for getting out of the situation

And if it seems to you that this is a dead end, then in fact there are a huge number of ways to get out of it. Find a decent way out through self-love. And you will understand what you really deserve.

  1. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary
  2. “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
  3. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie
  4. “To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” – Sandra Bierig
  5. “She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.” – Anais Nin
  6. “The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.”
  7. “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”
  8. “To establish true self-esteem, we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” – Denis Waitley
  9. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball
  10. “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” – Maxwell Maltz
  11. “You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” – Dr. Robert Anthony
  12. “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
  13. “It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” – W.C. Fields
  14. “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
  15. “Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.” – Deborah Day
  16. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” – Brené Brown
  17. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  18. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James
  19. “To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” – Sandra Bierig
  20. “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Self-love quotes and high self-esteem

But that doesn’t mean you have to walk the path to narcissism. You need to love yourself so that you can improve and meet your own expectations.

  1. “To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” – Denis Waitley
  2. “Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “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
  3. “Love yourself and dream bigger.”
  4. “I’m learning to love myself. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”
  5. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”
  6. “I don’t want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.” – Henry James
  7. “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
  8. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” – Maya Angelou
  9. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morley
  10. “When nobody celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.” – Joel Osteen
  11. “Sometimes the noise of life can be just too much. If you need to escape, love yourself enough to know when you need a real time out.”
  12. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” – Katrina Mayer
  13. “You are not an option, a choice or a soft place to land after a long battle. You were meant to be the one. If you can wrap yourself around the idea that you are something incredible, then you will stop excusing behavior that rapes your very soul. You were never meant to teach someone to love you. You were meant to be loved.”
  14. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  15. “There are women who struggle to GAIN weight who are beautiful. There are women who struggle to LOSE weight who are beautiful. You know who is the most beautiful? Those who learn to love themselves the way they are. You don’t need to change for ANYONE.”
  16. “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  17. “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
  18. “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
  19. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson
  20. “Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – Louise Hay

Quotes about self-love and goal progress

Funny self love quotes

Set a goal and smoothly move towards it, cultivating self-love along the way. You will notice how others also begin to love and respect you. It’s easy, take the first step now!

  1. “A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.” – Andrew Matthews
  2. “Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish – it makes you indestructible.”
  3. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” – Shannon L. Alder
  4. “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
  5. “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
  6. “A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else.” – Haruki Murakami
  7. “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
  8. “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
  9. “Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.” – Zoe Kravitz
  10. “Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself.” – Tyra Banks
  11. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.” – Helen Keller
  12. “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
  13. “No other love no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love.” – Edmond Mbiaka
  14. “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” – Maxwell Maltz
  15. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James
  16. “There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.”
  17. “Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own.” – Carl Gustav Jung
  18. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
  19. “Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – Louise L. Hay
  20. “I’ve finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?” – Golden Hawn

Self-love quotes from famous people

They know very well what real success means. After all, heightened public attention has always been riveted to them. Learn to be like them.

  1. “When we fulfill our function, which is to truly love ourselves and share love with others, then true happiness sets in.” – Gabrielle Bernstein
  2. “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane Von Furstenberg
  3. “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
  4. “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
  5. “If you don’t love yourself, nobody else is going to love you.”
  6. “Your value does not decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” – Unknown
  7. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball
  8. “People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.” – Wayne Dyer
  9. “I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.” – Queen Latifah
  10. “I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.” – Kristen Neff
  11. “She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.” – Anais Nin
  12. “A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.”
  13. “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
  14. “Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” – Byron Katie
  15. “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
  16. “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Gustav Jung
  17. “The fact that someone else loves you doesn’t rescue you from the project of loving yourself.”
  18. “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
  19. “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 Ravi Shankar
  20. “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” – Oscar Wilde

Final quotes on self-love

We hope that all this will take you to the next level. For this to happen, be sure to believe in the following quotes, just do it from a pure heart.

  1. “Love others to make them feel better and so that you see yourself in the mirrors of their eyes.”
  2. “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane Von Furstenberg
  3. “Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey
  4. “Self respect, self worth and self love, all start with self. Stop looking outside of yourself for your value.” – Rob Liano
  5. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock
  6. “Loving yourself starts with liking yourself, which starts with respecting yourself, which starts with thinking of yourself in positive ways.”
  7. “I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.” – Kristen Neff
  8. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  9. “Don’t ever allow yourself to forget how incredibly special you are, even for a single second. Without you, the world would not be as magnificent. Let yourself remember to love again, starting with you loving you.”
  10. “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
  11. “Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it.” – Thaddeus Golas

Everyone deserves more

Top self love quotes

Each person deserves more than he really thinks. All the great figures who decided the fate of this world once started with self-love. Without this, they would not be able to take even one step, but would lie on the bed, silently engaging in self-criticism. This is the wrong approach to life.

Optimize your time, look in the mirror more often, do not sink to the bottom level in everything. Clean shoes, pleasant work, better social circle. Achieve this with our quotes. And unless you start forging yourself, you cannot get anything. This is how this world works. And we hope that quotes about self-love will find a worthy reflection in your every step.

Before any of your actions, ask yourself a question: do I really hate myself enough to allow myself to move along this path? Raise your head proudly and take action.