241 Self-love Quotes to Help Love Yourself & Find Happiness

When you feel cut off from yourself and have spent more time loving and showing up for others than you, reading inspirational self-love quotes can be just the reminder you need to focus on loving yourself again.

Re-inspire your journey to self-love with the following 241 best and most famous quotes.

Sections

  1. Self-love quotes about happiness
  2. Short self-love quotes
  3. Self-love quotes about self-worth
  4. Aesthetic and positive self-love quotes
  5. Funny self-love quotes
  6. Beautiful mess self-love quotes
  7. Buddha quotes about self-love
  8. Self-love quotes about confidence
  9. Short and cute self-love quotes
  10. Deep self-love quotes
  11. Self-love quotes for women
  12. Self-love quotes for men
  13. Self-care quotes
  14. Mental health quotes
  15. Self-respect quotes
  16. Self-acceptance quotes

Self-love quotes about happiness

One of the best ways for us to find happiness in our hearts and lives is through deepening our sense of self-love. Embrace the things that make you feel happy, even if they might seem silly or weird. Happiness really is an inside job. Hopefully, these inspirational quotes will motivate you to embrace more of it.

1. “Take time to make your soul happy.” —Unknown
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2. “Regardless of how anyone else feels about me, I am going to choose to be happy and completely love myself today.” —Unknown
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3. “Be silly. Be fun. Be different. Be crazy. Be you, because life is too short to be anything but happy.” —Unknown

4. “All I wish for myself right now is to stay peaceful and be genuinely happy.” —Unknown
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5. “What makes your heart smile? Yeah, do more of that.” —Unknown
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6. “Happiness is the highest level of success.” —Unknown

7. “Be your own reason to smile.” —Unknown
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8. “Where there is self-love, there is endless happiness.” —P.N.
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9. “Happiness is an inside job.” —Unknown

10. “If you are happy, you can give happiness. If you don’t love yourself and if you are unhappy with yourself, you can’t give anything else but that.” —Gisele
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11. “Self-love not only gives you the gift of happiness, but it also gives you the ability to invest in yourself and grow.” —Unknown
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12. “You are worthy. You are capable. You are beautiful. Book the ticket. Write the book. Create the dream. Celebrate yourself. Rule your queendom.” —Elise Santilli

13. “Make happiness your priority and be gentle with yourself in the process.” —Bronnie Ware
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14. “There is nothing in the world more important than your own happiness.” —Laci Green
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15. “You become the best version of yourself when you know the value of self-love.” —Nitin Namdeo

16. “Learn to love yourself enough to be happy in your own company, not needing to use anyone as an escape.” —Samantha Camargo
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17. “Don’t let anyone make you question your worth. You are worthy of every bit of happiness and love in this life.” —Unknown
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18. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” —Robert Morely

19. “Don’t let your happiness depend on anyone; self-love is a must.” —Unknown
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20. “Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” —Lucille Ball
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21. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” —Oprah Winfrey

22. “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

This guide on how to be happy might also interest you.

Short self-love quotes

Sometimes short and simple is really all you need. Whether you’re looking for some inspo for your Instagram or need a simple self-love mantra to return to on bad days, these inspirational quotes are perfect for you.

1. “Bring the sun over my heart, I want to bloom.” —Alexandra Vasiliu
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2. “You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.” —RZ
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3. “Be the love you never received.” —Rune Lazuli

4. “Talk to yourself like someone you love.” —Brene Brown
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5. “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” —Rupi Kaur
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6. “Make yourself a priority.” —Unknown

7. “Love yourself more; you’ll never regret it.” —Ann Marie Molina
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8. “To do: stop being so hard on myself.” —Unknown
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9. “Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again.” —Lalah Delia

10. “I’m doing it for me.” —Unknown
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11. “The same light you see in others is shining within you too.” —Unknown
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12. “Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” —Louise L. Hay

13. “I am unapologetically myself.” —Unknown
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14. “Life is too short to spend another day at war with yourself.” —Rita Ghatourey
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15. “Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves.” —Pema Chodron

16. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” —Charles Bukowski
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17. “You are stronger than you think.” —Unknown
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18. “Self-love starts with acceptance.” —Shreya Maurya

19. “Be loud about the things that are important to you.” —Karen Walrond
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20. “For though I fall, I will rise again.” —Micah 7:8, New Living Testament Bible

Self-love quotes about self-worth

Deepening your sense of worthiness is a quintessential part of your journey to self-love. When you know you are worthy of love, you will naturally begin to fill your life with people and experiences that make you feel good. Just in case you need a reminder, here are 24 self-love quotes about self-worth.

1. “I was looking for someone to inspire me, support me, keep me focused. Someone who would love me, cherish me, make me happy and I realized that all along I was looking for myself.” —Unknown
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2. “Know your worth. Don’t ask for it. State it once and never accept anything less.” —Unknown
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3. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” —Robert Morely

4. “There are no prerequisites to worthiness. You are born worthy.” —Unknown
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5. “Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.” —Beyonce
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6. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” —Mark Twain

7. “Unconditional self-love is really all that matters in life. It’s where real life begins.” —Unknown
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8. “Love yourself. Be clear on how you want to be treated. Know your worth. Always.” —Maryam Hasnaa
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9. “Comparison is an act of violence against the self.” —Iyanla Vanzant

10. “The most powerful relationship you will ever have, is the relationship with yourself.” —Steve Maraboli
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11. “In a society that profits from your self-doubt, loving yourself is a rebellious act.” —Unknown
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12. “I never thought I was a bully until I heard how I speak to myself. I think I owe myself an apology.” —Unknown

13. “Fall in love with yourself, then with life, then with whoever you want.” —Frida Kahlo
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14. “When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy.” —Kim McMillen
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15. “Buy yourself flowers. Simply because they’re beautiful and you deserve beauty in your life.” —Karen Salmansohn

16. “Love yourself enough to let go of guilt, blame, shame, anger, fear, loss, worry. Anything that makes you feel sad.” —Karen Salmansohn
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17. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” —Louise L. Hay
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18. “All the filth in your mind that tells you that you aren’t worthy or good enough is the reason why you’re not experiencing self-love in a healthy sense.” —Unknown

19. “No one is coming to rescue you from yourself: your inner demons, your lack of confidence, your dissatisfaction with yourself and your life. Only self-love and good decisions will rescue you.” —Jenni Young
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20. “You are good enough. You do deserve good things. You are smart enough. You are worthy of love and respect.” —Lorri Faye
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21. “Self-love is necessary for a functional and successful life.” —Angela C. Santomero

22. “Tell yourself how wonderful you are, how great you are. Tell yourself how much you love yourself.” —Don Miguel Ruiz
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23. “In the entire universe, you play such a huge role. The self-esteem and love you have for yourself is the only gift you need to give. It isn’t a selfish act to love yourself hard. Only you can love yourself to the fullest because you understand why every aspect of your life has happened. A self-love deficit isn’t what will bring you joy. The wrong mental attitude can be devastating in the world. If you have true self-esteem and high self-love you can share that love with the world around you. To love oneself is to love the world and a person learns that only when they show themselves the kindness they deserve.” —Unknown
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24. “Self-love is necessary for a functional and successful life.” —Angela C. Santomero

This list of self-esteem quotes may also help inspire you.

Aesthetic and positive self-love quotes

Self-love is definitely a vibe. Although we live in a world that seems to prioritize beauty over everything else, the truth is that the beauty of someone who obviously loves themselves shines differently. If you need a reminder of just how beautiful you are, inside and out, here are 17 quotes about inner beauty.

1. “Fashion is my way to express how much I love myself.” —Laura Brunereau
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2. “We are all born so beautiful the greatest tragedy is being convinced we are not.” —Unknown
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3. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” —Coco Chanel

4. “Start healing your heart, and you will look beautiful.” —Alexandra Vasiliu
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5. “It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.” —Warsan Shire
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6. “Outer beauty attracts, but inner beauty captivates.” —Kate Angell

7. “My imperfections make me beautiful.” —Unknown
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8. “You are beautiful the moment you start to believe you are beautiful.” —Steve Harvey
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9. “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It’s not something physical.” —Sophia Loren

10. “And you thought beauty was the outward show—but now you know the truth, my love—it’s always been the inner fire.” —John Geddes
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11. “Inner beauty should be the most important part of improving one’s self.” —Priscilla Presley
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12. “You glow differently when you’re happy.” —Unknown

13. “I will not be another flower, picked for my beauty and left to die. I will be wild, difficult to find, and impossible to forget.” —Erin Van Vuren
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14. “The flower doesn’t dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes.” —Mark Nepo
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15. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity; it’s sanity.” —Katrina Mayer

16. “Accepting yourself only as long as you look a certain way isn’t self-love, it’s self-destruction.” —Laci Green
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17. “Don’t hate your legs; they take you places.” —Unknown

Funny self-love quotes

Our self-love journeys are deep and require a lot of personal growth, but that doesn’t mean that they always need to be so serious. The truth is, sometimes the most loving thing we can do is laugh at ourselves and our human experience as a whole.

1. “Reminder that Winnie The Pooh wore a crop top with no pants, ate his favorite food and loved himself, so you can too.” —Unknown
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2. “Be a pineapple: stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.” —Unknown
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3. “Sometimes I pretend to be normal. But it gets boring, so I go back to being me.” —Unknown

4. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” —Dr. Maya Angelou
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5. “Don’t let anyone with bad eyebrows tell you anything about life.” —Unknown
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6. “Self-love is the greatest middle finger of all time.” —Unknown

7. “You are a fine piece of china. Don’t let anyone treat you like a paper plate.” —Karen Salmansohn
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8. “It’s perfectly okay if the only exercise you get today is flipping the pages of a book or stirring your tea or smiling with friends. Well-being means your whole body. Make sure your soul is getting as much exercise as your glutes.” —Unknown
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9. “Not everyone has to love me. I can’t force you to have good taste.” —Unknown

10. “They laugh at me because I’m different: I laugh at them because they’re all the same.” —Unknown
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11. “Be bold or italic. Never regular.” —Unknown
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12. “I’m too busy focusing on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.” —Unknown

13. “Can’t see the haters; my eyelashes are too long.” —Unknown
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14. “Accept who you are. Unless you’re a serial killer.” —Ellen Degeneres
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15. “I used to walk into a room of people and wonder if they liked me. Now I look around and wonder if I like them.” —Unknown

16. “It’s not your job to like me; it’s mine.” —Unknown
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17. “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your handbrake on.” —Maxwell Maltz
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18. “Here is my cup of care. Oh look, it’s empty.” —Unknown

19. “Be yourself. An original is so much better than a copy.” —Unknown
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20. “You have to be odd to be number one.” —Dr. Seuss
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21. “Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says, ‘Oh crap, she’s up!’” —Unknown

22. “Leave her alone. She loves to be herself.” —Rathya

Beautiful mess self-love quotes

Happiness can feel like something that we deserve only when we have done the work and healed the broken parts of ourselves. In reality, happiness and self-love can and should be a part of every step of our journey to self-love. There is beauty in embracing every part of ourselves, even the messy ones.

1. “Love and accept the glorious mess that you are.” —Unknown
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2. “She was a beautiful mess of emotions. Beautiful outside. Broken inside.” —Unknown
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3. “Less perfection-chasing. More self-trust.” —Robyn Conley Downs

4. “She is a mess but she is a masterpiece.” —Lz
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5. “If you are heartbroken, still leave your heart open, so pain can find an exit.” —Alexandra Vasiliu
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6. “You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously.” —Unknown

7. “Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, and magical person that you are.” —Unknown
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8. “You do not just wake up and become the butterfly – growth is a process.” —Rupi Kaur
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9. “Do not tame the wolf inside just because you’ve met someone who doesn’t have the courage to handle you.” —Belle Estreller

10. “Progress, not perfection.” —Unknown
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11. “It’s a beautiful thing to be able to stand tall and say ‘I fell apart, but I survived.’” —Unknown
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12. “Embrace the beautiful mess that you are.” —Unknown

13. “You are the perfect home for the imperfect you.” —Dikshasuman
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14. “Sometimes you have to choose between planting roots or growing wings.” —Unknown
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15. “I am beautifully broken, perfectly imperfect, beautiful in my flaws. All together, I’m a beautiful disaster.” —Unknown

16. “Embrace. Life comes with highs and lows. Don’t break your own heart by expecting things to be good all the time. Invite and embrace happy moments. Allow the bad to come and go. Move with the flow of life.” —Ash Alves
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17. “Be patient with people who are learning how to love again.” —Unknown
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18. “Flowers grow back even after the harshest winters, you will too.” —Jennae Cecilia

19. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” —J.K. Rowling

Buddha quotes about self-love

Buddha was a spiritual teacher who believed “each person has the ability to become happy just as they are.” He preached that empowerment and peace come with self-love and acceptance, and his inspirational quotes are great reminders of the importance of self-love.

1. “Self-love is the greatest medicine.” —Buddha
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2. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” —Buddha
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3. “It’s okay to lose people. But never lose yourself.” —Buddha

4. “Love yourself, and the rest will follow.” —Buddha
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5. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” —Buddha
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6. “Radiate boundless love towards the entire world.” —Buddha

7. “Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situations that threaten your peace of mind, self-respect, values, morals, and self-worth.” —Buddha
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8. “Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.” —Buddha
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9. “Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.” —Buddha

10. “Be patient. Everything comes to you in the right moment.” —Buddha

Self-love quotes about confidence

Confidence and self-love go hand in hand, and it’s difficult to feel confident in yourself without first creating a deeply loving relationship with yourself. Walk with your head held high with the following motivational, self-love quotes about confidence.

1. “Self-confidence is a superpower. Once you start to believe in yourself, magic starts happening.” —Unknown
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2. “The best way to build self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.” —Swati Sharma
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3. “I know what I bring to the table… so trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone.” —Unknown

4. “Confidence is the ability to feel beautiful without needing someone to tell you.” —Unknown
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5. “Know your worth. You must find the courage to leave the table if respect is no longer being served.” —Tene Edwards
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6. “Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” —Helen Keller

7. “You are worthy. You are capable. You are beautiful. Book the ticket. Write the book. Create the dream. Celebrate yourself. Rule your queendom.” —Elise Santilli
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8. “Confidence isn’t thinking you are better than anyone else; it’s realizing that you have no reason to compare yourself to anyone else.” —Maryam Hasnaa
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9. “Your success will be defined by your own confidence and fortitude.” —Michelle Obama

10. “If you have no confidence in yourself, you are twice defeated in the race of life.” —Marcus Garvey
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11. “The only thing that matters in life is your own opinion of yourself.” —Osho
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12. “I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody.” —Louis L’Amour

13. “One day, I woke up and realized I was not made for anyone. I was made for me. I am my own.” —Unknown
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14. “Don’t compare yourself to others.” —Unknown
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15. “It took me a long time to love myself, years actually. With that being said, you either like me or you don’t. I have no time to try and convince anyone to value all that I am.” —Daniel Franzese

16. “I am who I am. Not who you think I am. Not who you want me to be. I am me.” —Brigitte Nicole
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17. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” —Michele Ruiz

Short and cute self-love quotes

Help spread positivity with the following quotes, which are perfect for a Tumblr or Pinterest post.

1. “‘I believe in you.’ Words that water flowers.” —Michael Faudet
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2. “Breathe darling, this is just a chapter. It’s not your whole story.” —S.C. Laurie
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3. “The sun will rise, and we will try again.” —Unknown

4. “She carries so much warmth in her lungs. She breathes love wherever she goes.” —Unknown
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5. “Don’t compare yourself to others; they aren’t you.” —Unknown
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6. “Be the love you always hoped for.” —Juansen Dizon

7. “Flowers need time to bloom. So do you.” —Unknown
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8. “Allow yourself to dream, for heaven’s sake it’s free.” —Afoma Pease
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9. “You have always been enough.” —Unknown

10. “Spend some time dreaming.” —Unknown
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11. “Make your heart the prettiest thing about you.” —Unknown
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12. “I am radiating self-love and abundance.” —Unknown

13. “Start choosing yourself.” —Unknown
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14. “Don’t settle. Start living.” —Unknown
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15. “Every flower must grow through the dirt.” —Unknown

16. “I don’t like myself, I’m crazy about myself.” —May West
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17. “Believe in yourself a little more.” —Unknown
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18. “Note to self: I love you.” —Unknown

19. “Self-love is a daily practice.” —Unknown
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20. “Life is tough, but so are you.” —Unknown

Deep self-love quotes

The truth is that our journey to self-love can get quite deep sometimes. There are many layers and often years of trauma and conditioning to unpack, and this isn’t an easy process. Just in case you need some motivation to help keep you going on a journey that is often not easy, here are some of the best and deepest self-love quotes.

1. “Be vulnerable. Let yourself be deeply seen, love with your whole heart, practice gratitude and joy… be able to say ‘I am thankful to feel this vulnerable because it means I am alive,’ and believe ‘I am enough.’ You are worthy of love and belonging.” —Brene Brown
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2. “The real difficulty in self-love is combating the inner critic who goes against our own wishes by challenging our own beliefs. You know you’re worthy of love, but the critic keeps reminding you of the past pain that you can’t let go of.” —Unknown
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3. “And I said to my body, ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath. And replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.” —Nayyirah Waheed

4. “Seek to be whole, not perfect.” —Oprah Winfrey
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5. “Don’t compare your life to others; there’s no comparison between the sun and the moon, they both shine when it’s their time.” —Unknown
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6. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” —Malcolm S. Forbes

7. “Your soul will never be fully nourished by anyone’s love but your own.” —Dominee
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8. “Other people’s opinion of you, whether it’s good or bad, should not be grounds on which you base your self-worth. Your value is inherent within you. What matters the most is whether you know you are worthy.” —Ash Alves
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9. “Some people don’t understand the importance of solitude. I don’t always want to be stimulated. I don’t always want noise. In fact, when I find my alone time, that’s when I find myself. Alone time helps me put myself first. It helps me reset life.” —S. McNutt

10. “I’m slowly learning to believe in the person I’m becoming.” —Unknown

Self-love quotes for women

A recent study found that “79% of women admitted to struggling with their self-esteem.” This number shows us how important it is for women to deepen their sense of self-love and also how important empowerment of women is in the world right now. If you are a woman looking for empowerment, then these are the best inspirational quotes to help you feel like a baddie.

1. “Life tried to crush her, but it only succeeded in creating a diamond.” —John Mark Green
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2. “She will rise. With a spine like steel and a roar like thunder, she will rise.” —Nicole Lyons
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3. “Another woman’s beauty is not an absence of your own.” —Unknown

4. “Self-love heals what others break.” —Unknown
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5. “She remembered who she was, and the game changed.” —Lalah Deliah
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6. “I love the person I’ve become because I fought to become her.” —Kaci Diane

7. “She felt something click inside. She suddenly realized she was no longer available for careers, relationships, or thoughts that were not in alignment with her highest expression, desires, and truth. Her worthiness had grown roots, and she was not unshakeable in the belief that she was worthy of a life of magic. And she knew that the only person who could give her that was herself. So she put on her crown and got to work.” —Elyse Santilli
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8. “You have to choose yourself, even when others refuse to.” —R. H. Sin
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9. “Girl, when you work on changing your bad habits, toxic behaviors, and negative thought patterns, you help heal the world by healing yourself. You help raise the vibration of the planet by emitting the light from yourself into the atmosphere. Your wholeness benefits everyone. Keep going.” —Unknown

10. “Don’t allow yourself to think that toxic love is the best love you can ever have.” —Khalilah Velez

Self-love quotes for men

Self-love is important for everyone, men included. If you are lacking the motivation to love yourself in the ways that you need, then hopefully the following quotes can help to reinspire you to love yourself a little deeper.

1. “If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.” —Roman Price
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2. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” —Mark Twain
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3. “Stop underestimating yourself.” —Unknown

4. “One who knows himself is never disturbed by what you think about him.” —Osho
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5. “Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day, and the rest will fall into place.” —Unknown
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6. “The greatest evil that can befall man is that he should come to think ill of himself.” —Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

7. “You get the benefits of both giving and receiving compassion when you offer it to yourself.” —Rick Hanson
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8. “All relationships are a reflection of your relationship with yourself.” —Deepak Chopra
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9. “You should love others in the same measure as you love yourself—as if your neighbor were your very self.” —Lawrence G. Lovasick

10. “Well-being comes from meeting our needs, not denying them.” —Rick Hanson

Self-care quotes

Self-care is the way in which we show ourselves love. During the hard times of our lives, having strong self-care practices is an important part of us being able to love and care for ourselves enough to be able to move through whatever difficulty we might be facing.

1. “Self-care is how you take your power back.” —Lalah Delia
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2. “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” —Mandy Hale
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3. “Give yourself the same attention and care that you give to others, and watch yourself bloom.” —Unknown

4. “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 Weist
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5. “Saying no can be the best form of self-care.” —Unknown
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6. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” —Oprah Winfrey

7. “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” —Unknown
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8. “The Golden Rule is a two-way street: we should do unto ourselves as we do unto others.” —Rick Hanson
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9. “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

10. “Well-being comes from meeting our needs, not denying them.” —Rick Hanson

Mental health quotes

When we are struggling with our mental health, it is easy to feel like we are alone in our struggles, and it can be hard to imagine a time when we feel better. But brighter days are always on the horizon, and showing ourselves love and compassion for whatever we are feeling will make it easier to wait for them. Bring a little positivity back into your life with these quotes about mental health.

1. “When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” —Paulo Coelho
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2. “Shout out to all the people who haven’t felt okay recently but are getting up every day and refusing to quit. Stay strong.” —Unknown
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3. “Self-kindness is self-empathy. And even when I talk to myself like someone I love and it feels weird, it works.” —Brene Brown

4. “Don’t let the bad days make you think you have a bad life.” —Unknown
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5. “The people who trigger us to feel negative emotions are messengers. They are messengers for the unhealed parts of our being.” —Teal Swan
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6. “Never forget how wildly capable you are.” —Unknown

7. “As I began to love myself, I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know this is ‘authenticity.’” —Charlie Chaplin
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8. “Do things that make you feel good, mind, body, and soul.” —Robin Conley Downs
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9. “You can’t fail at being yourself.” —Unknown

10. “When your world moves too fast, and you lose yourself in the chaos, introduce yourself to each color of the sunset. Reacquaint yourself with the earth beneath your feet. Thank the air that surrounds you with every breath you take. Find yourself in the appreciation of life.” —Christy Ann Martine

Self-respect quotes

You set the standard for how others treat you. How deeply you love and respect yourself sets the bar for how others treat you as well, so make sure you are setting the bar high. Deepen your self-love with the following self-respect quotes.

1. “Sometimes it’s not ego, it’s self-respect.” —Unknown
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2. “Don’t lower your standards for anyone or anything. Self-respect is everything.” —Unknown
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3. “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

4. “I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.” —Mahatma Gandhi
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5. “I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side.” —Dr. Maya Angelou
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6. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

7. “Respect yourself and others will respect you too.” —Confucius
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8. “Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.” —Robert Tew
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9. “Either they like you or they don’t. Never try to convince somebody of your worth. If a person doesn’t appreciate you, they don’t deserve you. Respect yourself and be with people who truly value ‘you.’” —Brigitte Nicole

10. “Don’t go back to less just because you’re too impatient to wait for better.” —Unknown

Self-acceptance quotes

There are parts within each and every one of us that we probably don’t love, but not loving them isn’t going to change them. To create positive change in your life, try to accept that every part of you, from your body to your brain, is good enough as it is right now. Hopefully, these self-acceptance quotes can help you on your journey.

1. “You alone are enough; you have nothing to prove to anybody.” —Dr. Maya Angelou
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2. “In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.” —Andrea Dykstra
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3. “You are not your mistakes. They are what you did. Not who you are.” —Lisa Lierberman Wang

4. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” —Unknown
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5. “Choose, everyday, to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed, and most of all worthy of love.” —Alison Malee
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6. “To accept oneself completely is to know the truest kind of self-love.” —Unknown

7. “You were born to be real, not to be perfect.” —Unknown
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8. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” —Brene Brown
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9. “Most of the time I am doing the best I can, and that is okay.” —Unknown

10. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” —Dolly Parton

Viktor is a Counselor specialized in interpersonal communication and relationships. He manages Socialpro’s scientific review board. Follow on Twitter or read more.

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