“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”– Buddha. Here are 40 Inspirational Self Love Quotes.

Self Love Quotes

1. “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

2. “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.”– William James

3. “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”– Mark Twain

4. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”– Lucille Ball

5. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.”– Robert Morley

6. “To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.”– Sandra Bierig

7. “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

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. “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

10. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”– Shannon L. Alder

Self Love Quotes

11. “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

12. “It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.”– Sally Field

13. “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

14. “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

15. “People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.”– Dan Pearce

16. “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

17. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.”– Katrina Mayer

18. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
– Louise L. Hay

19. “There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.”– Hindu Proverb

20. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.”– Helen Keller

Self Love Quotes

21. “No other love no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love.”– Edmond Mbiaka

22. “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

23. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.”– Brené Brown

24. “Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.”– Rob Liano

25. “Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.”
– Tina Fey

26. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

27. “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

28. “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

29. “I don't want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.”– Henry James

30. “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

Self Love Quotes

31. “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

32. “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

33. “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance”– Oscar Wilde

34. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.”– Charles Bukowski

35. “Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.”– André Gide

36. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”– Eleanor Roosevelt

37. “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

38. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”– William James

39. “Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.”– Louise Hay

40. “Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.”– Deborah Day


Best Self Love Quotes

1.
“Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – L. Hay
2.
“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
3.
“We must fall in love with yourselves. I don’t like myself. I’m crazy about myself.” – Mae West

Ian Warner

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I went from a broken leg to a 2012 Olympian. I have spent the last 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete and entrepreneur. I founded Habit Stacker and dedicated my life to helping people to develop winning habits. I have helped over 5,000 people...

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