The 50 Best Quotes on Self-Love

Love and appreciate yourself – you’re all you have.

Know Yourself

  1. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. ~ Carl Jung
  2. You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are. ~ Yogi Bhajan
  3. 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
  4. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
 ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. Everything worth having costs something, and the price of true love is self-knowledge.
  6. Becoming acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs. ~ Daphne Rose Kingma
  7. My willingness to be intimate with my own deep feelings creates the space for intimacy with another. ~ Shakti Gawain
  8. 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

Be True to Yourself

  1. Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.
  2. Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own. ~ Carl Jung
  3. The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.
 ~ E. E. Cummings
  4. Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. 
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  5. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. 
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. 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
  7. 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


Respect  Yourself

  1. The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself ~  Steve Maraboli
  2. The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore. ~ C. JoyBell
  3. Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~ William James
  5. It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to. ~ W.C. Fields

 Value Yourself

  1. Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. ~ Malcolm S. Forbes
  2. Scarcity of self value cannot be remedied by money, recognition, affection, attention or influence. ~ Gary Zukav
  3. The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
~ William James

Accept Yourself

  1. To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
  2. Our entire life … consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are. 
~ Jean Anouih
  3. I’ve finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be? 
~ Golden Hawn
  4. Your problem is you’re … too busy holding onto your unworthiness. 
~ Ram Dass
  5. To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections. ~ Sandra Bierig
  6. Believing in our hearts that who we are is enough is the key to a more satisfying and balanced life. ~ Ellen Sue Stern

Love Yourself

  1. You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy.
  2. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love & affection. ~ Buddha
  3. You can’t build joy on a feeling of self-loathing. ~ Ram Dass
  4. It’s not your job to like me…it’s MINE! ~ Byron Katie
  5. 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, thirteenth century Sufi poet
  6. Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
~ Louise L. Hay
  7. A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror. ~ Ken Keyes
  8. Loving yourself…does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honoured guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion. ~ Margo Anand
  9. 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
  10. Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting. ~ William Shakespeare
  11. 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
  12. I celebrate myself, and sing myself. ~ Walt Whitman
  13. 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
  14. I love myself for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now. ~ Louise Hay
  15. Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it ~ Thaddeus Golas

Expand Yourself

  1. There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self. ~ Hindu Proverb
  2. It is never too late to be what you might have been. ~ George Eliott
  3. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. 
~ Veronica A. Shoffstall
  4. Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness. 
~ Jean Vanier
  5. 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
  6. It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. ~ Edmund Hillary (first man to climb Mt. Everest).

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