101 Best Self Love Quotes To Improve Your Self Esteem

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Self-love is an essential but underrated form of self-care. Reading and practicing self-love quotes can help you understand yourself better, appreciate your wins and accept your losses, increase your level of confidence, and change your outlook towards life. But, practicing self-love does not come easy to everybody.

There will be distractions during the journey, but you should not let them deviate you from your path of this sacred journey. In case you have trouble practicing self-love, we have created a collection of the best self-love quotes that may inspire and motivate you.

101 Inspirational Self Love Quotes

Here are the most motivational quotes on self-love to help you get on the path of self-discovery.

  1. Flowers just bloom and have no comparison with the ones next to it.” —Unknown
  1. Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” —Lucille Ball
  1. You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” —Louise L. Hay
  1. A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.” —Ken Keyes
  1. 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
  1. Something inside you emerges….an innate, indwelling peace, stillness, aliveness. It is the unconditioned, who you are in your essence. It is what you had been looking for in the love of object. It is yourself.” —Eckhart Tolle
  1. Loving yourself is the best way to make your life easier.” —Unknown
  1. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine.” —Marianne Williamson
  1. I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” —Brené Brown
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” —–Jake Moskowitz
  1. And the day came a time when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” —Anaïs Nin
  1. Love yourself. Be clear on how you want to be treated. Know your worth. Always.”  —Maryam Hasnaa
  1. The qualities of the perfect love interest are the following: they speak kindly to you; they listen to you; they’re proud of your accomplishments; they’re attuned to your needs; they take good care of you; they’re trustworthy; they take you out on fun dates; and they treat you to the things you really want. Now realize that these are all things you can do for yourself. Be the person you need and fall in love with yourself.” — Marelisa Fábrega
  1. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” —Carl Gustav Jung
  1. 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
  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
  1. 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
  1. Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” —Lucille Ball
  1. Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It is sanity.” —Andre Gide
  1. You can experience the world’s greatest revolution by simply loving yourself.” —Unknown
  1. It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself and make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” —Mandy Hale
  1. As you build trust in yourself, your ability to expand your vision and fully live in your magnificence is amplified.” —Miranda J. Barrett
  1. Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” —Rob Liano
  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 others.” —Parker Palmer
  1. 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
  1. Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
  1.  “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
  1. 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
  1. Punishing yourself for the mistakes of the past is unforgivable. You can instead grow from them.” —Unknown
  1. All I can do is be me, whoever that is.” —Bob Dylan
  1. Talk to yourself like you would to someone else.” —Brené  Brown
  1. With inner love, one gets to experience more stability and less inner chaos.” —Unknown
  1. Self-love seems so often unrequited.” —Anthony Powell
  1. The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” —Mark Twain
  1. “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
  1. You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” —Yogi Bhajan
  1. Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” —Byron Katie
  1. All your other relationships are determined by the way you treat, love, and accept yourself.” —Unknown
  1. The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.” —E. E. Cummings
  1. I love myself for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now.” —Louise Hay
  1. Contrary to the popular belief, it is not selfish to self-love cause it is easier to love others when one loves oneself.” —Unknown
  1. No other love no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love.” —Edmond Mbiaka
  1. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. You don’t need others to see your worth. You must see it for yourself.” —Unknown
  1. Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.” —Tina Fey
  1. 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
  1. I don’t  like myself, I’m crazy about myself.” —Mae West
  1. Love is based on our capacity to trust reality beyond fear, to trust a timeless truth bigger than our difficulties.” —Jack Kornfield
  1. Loving oneself teaches about self-validation. After that they don’t need others to go strong.” —Unknown
  1. When you love yourself, it is bound to be unconditional.” —Unknown
  1. She remembered who she was and the game changed. “ —Lalah Deliah
  1. One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” —Michael J. Fox
  1. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. A modest dose of self-love is entirely healthy – who would want to live in a world where everyone hated themselves? But taken too far, it soon becomes poisonous.” — Geoff Mulgan
  1. You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Maya Angelou
  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
  1.  “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” —Oscar Wilde
  1. The biggest favor we can do for ourselves is to own who we are and accept who we are.” —Unknown
  1. “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
  1. The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” —Robert Hand
  1. Self-love isn’t optional is a necessity.” —Unknown
  1. The degree to which you love yourself will determine your ability to love other person, who will be reflecting back to you many of your own personality traits and qualities.” —Sanaya Roman
  1. 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
  1. To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” —Robert Morley
  1. Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.” —C. Joy Bell C.
  1. Self-love then does not constitute THIS or THAT to be our interest or good; but, our interest or good being constituted by nature and supposed, self-love only puts us upon obtaining and securing it.” —Joseph Butler
  1. Self respect, self worth and self love, all start with self. Stop looking outside of yourself for your value.” —Rob Liano
  1. The fact that someone else loves you doesn’t rescue you from the project of loving yourself.” —Sahaj Kohli
  1. You carry so much love in your heart, give some to yourself.” —R.Z.
  1. Self–worth is so vital to your happiness if you don’t feel good about you, it’s hard to feel good about anything else.” —Sandy Hale
  1. True beauty resides within yourself. It only appears after you try to seek it.” —Unknown
  1. 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
  1. To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” —Sandra Bierig
  1. Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it.” —Thaddeus Golas
  1. It is not your fault how somebody else thinks of you. Own the unique personality you are.” —Unknown
  1. You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” —Diane Von Furstenberg
  1. When you love yourself unconditionally, you will be surprised at your own potential.” —Unknown
  1. Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept noone’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” —Harvey Fierstein
  1. Your task is to not seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” —Rumi
  1. People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.” —Wayne Dyer
  1.  “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
  1. Love yourself instead of abusing yourself.” —Karolina Kurkova
  1. People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.” —Dan Pearce
  1. When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” —Jodi Picoult
  1. Low selfesteem is like driving through life with your hand-brake on.” —Maxwell Maltz
  1. 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
  1. If we give our children sound self-love, they will be able to deal with whatever life puts before them.” —Bell Hooks
  1. Loving yourself starts with liking yourself, which starts with respecting yourself, which starts with thinking of yourself in positive ways.” —Jerry Corstens
  1. If you can’t love yourself, don’t expect others to do the same.” —Unknown
  1. Self-love is not a characteristic of an egocentric. It is an indestructible trait that only paves a path to more love and growth.” —Unknown
  1. Making yourself a number one commitment, forgiving oneself and accepting who they are is all one needs for self-loving.” —Unknown
  1. Being and loving yourself is always better as photocopies are not so unique after all.” —Unknown
  1. Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” — Helen Keller
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by choosing what you will and won’t accept.” —Anna Taylor
  1. Self-love doesn’t change the way others treat us. It changes how we react to other’’ acceptance towards us.” —Unknown
  1. Be proud of who you are, and not ashamed of how someone else sees you.” —Unknown
  1. Self-confidence is the best outfit.” —Unknown

Although it may be easier said than done, these self-love quotes can give you the push that you need to accept your insecurities and love yourself. Self-love does not mean overlooking your flaws and failures but accepting them, working on them, and loving yourself no matter what. Only when you learn the beautiful skill of self-love will you be able to know your true worth. So use these self-love quotes as daily reminders that you are special and don’t need anyone’s approval to be so.

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