35 Self Love Quotes to Pick You Up

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Who doesn’t love quotes? Quotes encapsulate an inspiring thought that can motivate you, remind you of your purpose, remind you who you are, and keep you going.

Self love has to be cultivated. It comes from your thoughts and your habits. If you need some help getting there, enjoy these 35 self love quotes often. Revisit them when you’re beating yourself up, feeling down, or you’re feeling good and want to keep riding that wave.

When you find the one that really speaks to you, make it your mantra.

“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

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

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

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

“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

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

“The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself, everything that you want you already are.” ~ Rumi

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”  ~Buddha

“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

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

“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

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” ~ Mark Twain

“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

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

“Be content to seem what you really are.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

“Stop acting so small, you are the universe in ecstatic motion.” ~ Rumi

“Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.” ~ William Shakespeare

“Associate with people who are likely to improve you.” ~Seneca

“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

“Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” ~Andre Gide

“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” ~ Maxwell Maltz

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“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 Thurman

“Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.” ~Seneca

“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

“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

“Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” ~Louise Hay

“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

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

“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

“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

“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

“If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.” ~Seneca

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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

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