183 Beautiful Self-Love Quotes That You Should Read Today

The most beautiful quotes about self-love

Today, I’m diving into a topic that’s close to my heart: self-love quotes. We all know it’s essential, yet sometimes it feels like the hardest thing to practice.

I’ve got something special lined up for you today. We’re going to explore some powerful self-love quotes that have the power to lift your spirits and spark that inner flame of love and acceptance.

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Amazing quotes on self-love

  1. “If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.”—Thomas Edison
  2. “If you wish to be loved, love.”—Hecaton of Rhodes
  3. “Self-love is the source of all our other loves.” — Pierre Corneille
  4. “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!’”—Audrey Hepburn
  5. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”—Confucius
  6. “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
  7. “We are all stronger, smarter, talented, beautiful, and more resilient than we were told.” — CeCe McDonald
  8. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.”—Robert Morely
  9. “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
  10. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”—Oprah Winfrey
  11. “Not only do self-love and love of others go hand in hand, but ultimately they are indistinguishable.” — M. Scott Peck
  12. “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” — Rumi
  13. “Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.” — Les Brown
  14. “It is how we feel about ourselves that provides the greatest reward from any activity. It is not what we get that makes us valuable; it is what we become in the process of doing that brings value into our lives.” — Jim Rohn
  15. “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.”—Ruth Bader Ginsberg
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  1. “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
  2. “Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”—Louise L. Hay
  3. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”—George Bernard Shaw
  4. “I don’t fit into any stereotypes, and I like myself that way.” — C. Joybell C.
  5. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” — Katrina Mayer
  6. “Instead of drifting along like a leaf in a river, understand who you are and how you come across to people, and what kind of an impact you have on the people around you and the world, so that when you go out, you can feel you have made a positive difference.”—Jane Fonda
  7. “Be your own kind of beautiful.”
  8. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.”— Brené Brown
  9. “Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.” — Bryce Courtenay
  10. “Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.”—Deborah Day
  11. “Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” — Lucille Ball
  12. “I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.”—Maya Angelou
  13. “It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.”— Sally Field
  14. “I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you should.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  15. “I am stepping right into where I am with no shame, and it feels good.”—Andie MacDowell
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  1. “Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself.”—Tyra Banks
  2. “You’ve got to love yourself first. You’ve got to be okay on your own before you can be okay with somebody else.”—Jennifer Lopez
  3. “Self-love is the best love.”
  4. “Self-love is the key to a joyful life.”
  5. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” — Audrey Hepburn
  6. “Happiness is an inside job. Don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life.” — Mandy Hale
  7. “The people who trigger us to feel negative emotions are messengers. They are messengers for the unhealed parts of our being.” — Teal Swan
  8. “The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.”—E.E Cummings
  9. “Your worth is not determined by others.”
  10. “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.”
  11. “You are loved. You are wonderfully made. You are beautiful. You have purpose. You are a masterpiece.” — Joel Osteen
  12. “Every exit is an entrance to someplace else.”—Patti LaBelle
  13. “Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.” — George R.R. Martin
  14. “It is interesting how often we can’t see all the ways in which we are being strong.”—Lena Dunham
  15. “And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?”—Rumi
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  1. “I am a strong and capable person.”—Unknown
  2. “You change the world by being yourself.” —Yoko Ono
  3. “Look inward—the loving begins with you.”—Oprah Winfrey
  4. “The things that make me different are the things that make me.”—A.A. Milne
  5. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”—Eleanor Roosevelt
  6. “Your love for yourself sets the standard for others.”
  7. “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
  8. “Fall in love with taking care of yourself.”
  9. “All lights turned off can be turned on.”—Noah Kahan
  10. “I love the person I’ve become because I fought to become her.” — Kaci Diane
  11. “We accept the love we think we deserve.”—Stephen Chbosky
  12. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson
  13. “I don’t want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.”—Henry James
  14. “You will belong here. . .You will make anywhere beautiful.”―Jasmine Warga
  15. “Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” — Tina Fey
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  1. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” — Dolly Parton
  2. “This life is sweeter than fiction.”—Taylor Swift
  3. “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” — Maya Angelou
  4. “At the end of the day, I stand by who I am. I’m a good person.”—Taraji P. Henson
  5. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey
  6. “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
  7. “Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.” — Wilferd Peterson
  8. “Keep your face to the sunshine, and you cannot see a shadow.”—Helen Keller
  9. “Sometimes I pretend to be normal. But it gets boring. So I go back to being me.”—Ain Eineziz
  10. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”—Michael Altshuler
  11. “All love begins with the love within.”—Vironika Tugaleva
  12. “Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.”—Beyoncé
  13. “I celebrate myself, and sing myself.”—Walt Whitman
  14. “Make happiness your priority and be gentle with yourself in the process.” — Bronnie Ware
  15. “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
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  1. “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 Bündchen
  2. “If you are not personally free to be yourself in that most important of all human activities — the expression of love — then life itself loses its meaning.” — Harvey Milk
  3. “Love yourself. Be clear on how you want to be treated. Know your worth. Always.” – Maryam Hasnaa
  4. “When you take care of yourself, you’re a better person for others. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others better.” — Solange Knowles
  5. “Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.”―Deborah Day
  6. “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”—Carl Gustav Jung
  7. “I’ve finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?”—Goldie Hawn
  8. “I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”—Emily Bronte
  9. “I am sure of myself as a person. I am sure of my talent. I’m sure of my love for life and that sort of thing. I am very content, I like the kind of person that I am.” —Dolly Parton
  10. “But I sort of refuse to be an outsider, even though I know that I very much look like one to a lot of people, and I refuse to view myself in such terms.”—Mindy Kaling
  11. “Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.”—William Shakespeare
  12. “You’ve got to love yourself first. You’ve got to be OK on your own before you can be OK with somebody else. You’ve got to value yourself and know that you’re worth everything.”—Jennifer Lopez
  13. “If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.” — Marcus Garvey
  14. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” — Buddha
  15. “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
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  1. “You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.”—Deepak Chopra
  2. “Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.”—Tina Fey
  3. “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
  4. “The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” — Steve Maraboli
  5. “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
  6. “Plant hope in your heart’s wounds.”—Alexandra Vasiliu
  7. “Embrace the glorious mess that you are.”—Elizabeth Gilbert
  8. “One of the most important things you can accomplish is just being yourself.”—Dwayne Johnson
  9. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” — Mark Twain
  10. “I’m all about body positivity and self-love because I believe that we can save the world if we first save ourselves.”—Lizzo
  11. “When you say ‘yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.”—Paulo Coelho
  12. “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
  13. “Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.”—André Gide
  14. “You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously.” — Sophia Bush
  15. “Find your purpose and fling your life out to it. Find a way or make one. Try with all your might. Self-made or never made.”—Orison Swett Marden
  1. “Be a master at loving yourself and people will follow.”—Kim Guerra
  2. “Loving yourself starts with liking yourself, which starts with respecting yourself, which starts with thinking of yourself in positive ways.” — Jerry Corstens
  3. “The universe took its time on you.”—Rupi Kaur
  4. “Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again.”—Lalah Delia
  5. “Don’t forget to love yourself.” — Søren Kierkegaard
  6. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”—Mahatma Gandhi
  7. “Be the love you never received.”—Rune Lazuli
  8. “May you choose yourself, always!”―Malebo Sephodi
  9. “Tell yourself how wonderful you are, how great you are. Tell yourself how much you love yourself.”—Don Miguel Ruiz
  10. “Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”—Toni Morrison
  11. “I am thankful for all of those who said no to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” — Wayne Dyer
  12. “Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.”―Suzy Kassem
  13. “You are enough just as you are. Each emotion, everything in your life, everything you do or do not do… where you are and who you are right now is enough. It is perfect.” — Haemin Sunim
  14. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” — Oscar Wilde
  15. “Beauty comes from a life well lived”— Jennifer Garner
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  1. “Love. Laugh. And live it up!”—Christie Brinkley
  2. “Gonna love myself. No, I don’t need anybody else.”—Hailee Steinfeld
  3. “I like me. I like my story and all the bumps and bruises. That’s what makes me uniquely me.”—Michelle Obama
  4. “If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.”— Marcus Garvey
  5. “You look ridiculous when you dance. You look ridiculous when you don’t dance. So you might as well dance.” — Gertrude Stein
  6. “Our first and last love is self-love.”—Christian Nestell Bovee
  7. “You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending.” — James R. Sherman
  8. “There is you and you. This is a relationship. This is the most important relationship.”―Nayyirah Waheed
  9. “You can be happy and still want to improve. You can be happy and still want to be healthier, smarter, more generous, and more compassionate. Because happiness isn’t about complacency. It’s about knowing you’re enough.” — Unknown
  10. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”—J.K. Rowling
  11. “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
  12. “Keep watering yourself. You’re growing.”—E.Russell
  13. “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”—Marilyn Monroe
  14. “Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.”—Beyoncé
  15. “Choose, every day, to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed, and most of all worthy of love.”—Alison Malee
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  1. “The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people.”—Jamie Lee Curtis
  2. “For me, self-love is like, ‘Am I sleeping enough? Eating well?’ Not: ‘Am I eating well to be able to fit into my skinny jeans?’ But: ‘Am I eating well to be healthy and strong?’ And to acknowledge the good, because there is always a lot of good.” —Kerry Washington
  3. “This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it.”—Voltaire
  4. “As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.”— Charlie Chaplin
  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
  6. “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.
  7. “I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”—Brené Brown
  8. “Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.”―Jennifer Elisabeth
  9. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” — Charles Bukowski
  10. “I can’t be there for other people unless I’m there for myself. I can’t really work to push our movement without really investing in myself. By investing in yourself, you’re also investing in your community.” — Dior Vargas
  11. “Be a voice for change.”—Justice Sonia Sotomayor
  12. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”—Coco Chanel
  13. “You are your own priority.”
  14. “By doing the work to love ourselves more, I believe we will love each other better.”—Laverne Cox
  15. “I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody.” — Louis L’Amour
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  1. “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”―Sylvia Plath
  2. “Friendship with oneself is all—important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  3. “Talk to yourself like you would talk to someone you love.” — Brené Brown
  4. “Be proud of who you are, and not ashamed of how someone else sees you.”
  5. “If you’re not someone who has a natural and effortless love for yourself, it’s hard to let go of your desire to please other people, and that’s really not an ingredient for a happy life.”—Anne Hathaway
  6. “I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side.” — Dr. Maya Angelou
  7. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”—Henry Thoreau
  8. “Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Set your life on fire.”—Rumi
  9. “The same light you see in others is shining within you, too.”—Morgan Harper Nichols
  10. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”―Shannon L. Alder
  11. “Just do what works for you, because there will always be somebody who thinks differently.”—Michelle Obama
  12. “Treat yourself like someone you love.”―Glennon Doyle
  13. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”—Oscar Wilde
  14. “I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.”―Madonna
  15. “Be bold, be brave enough to be your true self.”—Queen Latifah
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  1. “I am what I am: an individual, unique and different.” — Charlie Chaplin
  2. “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
  3. “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
  4. “I remind myself to be kind to myself, and as slightly ridiculous as it may sound, to treat myself in the same gentle way I’d want to treat a daughter of mine. It really helps.”—Emma Stone
  5. “I am only one, but I am one. I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do. ” — Edward Everett Hale
  6. “At 54, I am still in progress, and I hope that I always will be.”—Michelle Obama
  7. “My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws and to stop this incessant worrying that I can’t be loved as I am.”―Anaïs Nin
  8. “I’m safe inside this container called me.”―Haruki Murakami
  9. “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”—Sophia Loren
  10. “You deserve to be the love of your own life.”
  11. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” — Louise Hay
  12. “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” ― Rupi Kaur
  13. “Talk to yourself like someone you love.” – Brené Brown
  14. “You have to believe that your ideas, and your hope, and your being, deserve to take up space.”―Bianca Sparacino
  15. “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
  16. “In your own life it’s important to know how spectacular you are.”—Steve Maraboli
  17. “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
  18. “Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” — Diana, Princess of Wales
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Why should I read these self-love quotes?

You should read these quotes because they hold the keys to unlocking a deeper understanding of yourself and fostering a more profound sense of self-love and acceptance.

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life and forget to prioritize our own well-being.

But self-love isn’t just a fleeting buzzword or a trendy concept; it’s a fundamental aspect of our mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

These quotes serve as gentle reminders that you are worthy of love and kindness, exactly as you are.

They offer words of encouragement and wisdom that can help you silence your inner critic and cultivate a more compassionate and loving relationship with yourself.

By taking the time to reflect on these quotes, you’re giving yourself the gift of self-reflection and introspection—essential ingredients for personal growth and self-discovery.

Moreover, self-love isn’t just about showering ourselves with compliments or indulging in self-care rituals (though those are important too!).

It’s about recognizing our inherent worthiness and treating ourselves with the same level of kindness, compassion, and respect that we would extend to a dear friend or loved one.

These quotes inspire us to embrace our flaws and imperfections as part of what makes us beautifully human, rather than something to be ashamed of or hidden away.

By immersing yourself in these quotes, you’re embarking on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

You’re opening yourself up to new perspectives and insights that have the potential to transform how you see yourself and the world around you.

What are your favorite self-love quotes?

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