It’s difficult to love yourself when you consider your past mistakes, the number of people you’ve disappointed (including yourself), or the judgmental thoughts that run through your mind. All of these emotions are normal when we encounter negativity, doubt, and even failure.

Nothing surpassed reading self love quotes to motivate you to love yourself a little more today. We can get so caught up in loving our families, friends, and even strangers that we forget to give ourselves the attention we require.

Over 100 self-love quotes are included in this article to help you love yourself more. Please enjoy our self-love meditation below.

Self Love Attitude Quotes about Myself

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

2. “No one can rescue me. I know because I’ve already tried to get them to do it. It doesn’t work. This is all on me.” – Michelle D’Avella

3. “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

4. “Doubt me, hate me, you’re the inspiration I need.” – Anonymous

5. “People have to pretend you’re a bad person so they don’t feel guilty about the things they did to you.” – Unknown

6. “This is my life… my story… my book. I will no longer let anyone else write it; nor will I apologize for the edits I make.” – Steve Maraboli

7. “I don’t fit into any stereotypes and I like myself that way.” – C. Joybell

8. “I am, indeed, a king because I know how to rule myself.” – Pietro Aretino

9. “I am thankful for all of those who said no to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein

10. “I can’t control your behavior, nor do I want that burden… but I will not apologize for refusing to be disrespected, to be lied to, or to be mistreated, I have standards, step up or step out.” – Steve Maraboli

Quotes on Self Respect and Love

11. “It is the highest form of self respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.” – Dale Turner

12. “Know your worth. You must find the courage to leave the table if respect is no longer being served.” – Tene Edwards

13. “Their opinions are not your oxygen.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

14. “All relationships are a reflection of your relationship with yourself.” – Deepak Chopra

15. “I’ve learned that if someone threatens my peace of mind, self-respect, or self-worth… I must walk away. I owe it to myself… I owe it to my future.” – Steve Maraboli

16. “Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.” – Miguel Angel Ruiz

17. “Self love, self respect, self worth… there is a reason they all start with ‘self’. You can’t find them in anyone else.”– Dr. Anne Brown

18. “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

19. “The respect you show to others (or lack thereof) is an immediate reflection on your self respect.” – Alex Elle

20. “You are good enough. You do deserve good things. You are smart enough. You are worthy of love and respect.” – Lorri Faye

21. “It is the highest form of self respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.” – Dale Turner

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22. “Loving ourselves points us to capacities of resilience, compassion, and understanding within that are simply part of being alive.”

23. “Self-compassion provides the same benefits as high self-esteem without its drawbacks.”

24. “Love, connection, and acceptance are your birthright. To claim them you need only look within yourself.”

25. “Happiness is found when we go with the flow of life, not when we rail against it, and self-compassion can help us navigate these turbulent rapids with a wise, accepting heart.”

26. “Western culture places great emphasis on being kind to our friends, family, and neighbors who are struggling. Not so when it comes to ourselves.”

27. “But self-kindness involves more than merely stopping self-judgment. It involves actively comforting ourselves, responding just as we would to a dear friend in need.”

28. “I am both the comforter and the one in need of comfort.”

29. “Who is the only person in your life who is available 24/7 to provide you with care and kindness? You.”

30. “To give ourselves compassion, we first have to recognize that we are suffering.”

31. “The beauty of self-compassion is that instead of replacing negative feelings with positive ones, new positive emotions are generated by embracing the negative ones.”

Being Myself Quotes

32. “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

33. “Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, and magical person that you are.” – Unknown

34. “When I’m by myself, I can be myself, which is what I want to be. Not just a part of someone else.” – Jean Culligan

35. “You have to be odd to be number one.” – Dr. Seuss

36. “I will never apologize for being me, but I will apologize for the times that I am not.” – Michael Carini

37. “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

38. “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

39. “I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.” – Harun Yahya

40. “I will never apologize for being me, but I will apologize for the times that I am not.” – Michael Carini

41. “When I’m by myself, I can be myself, which is what I want to be. Not just part of someone else.” – Jean Culligan

Inspirational Quotes on Self Love

42. “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.” – Wilfred Peterson

43. “Choose, everyday, to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed, and most of all worthy of love.” – Alison Malee

44. “Learn to love yourself enough to be happy in your own company, not needing to use anyone as an escape.” – Samantha Camargo

45. “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 

46. “You are what you believe yourself to be.” – Paulo Coelho

47. “As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drewn me down and away from myself.” – Charlie Chaplin

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

49. “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” – Maya Angelou

50. “Love is about becoming the right person. Don’t look for the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, become the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.” – Neil Strauss

51. “The worst outcome in this world is not having self esteem. If you don’t love yourself, who will?” – Naval Ravikant

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

53. “You were born to be real, not to be perfect.” – Unknown

54. “Your soul will never be fully nourished by anyone’s love but your own.” – Dominee

55. “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

56. “The most powerful relationship you will ever have, is the relationship with yourself.” – Steve Maraboli

57. “The only person I need to compare myself to is my yesterday self.” – Allison Sue

58. “Self care is how you take your power back.” – Lalah Delia

59. “Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller

60. “A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me.” – David Bailey

61. “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

62. “Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.” – Osho

Short Self Love Quotes

63. “Replace the word ‘spend’ with ‘invest’ in your vocabulary and notice how it impacts your everyday decisions.” – Randy Thio

64. “When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy.” – Kim McMillen

65. “Life is too short to spend another day at war with yourself.” – Rita Ghatourey

66. “You’re always one decision away from a totally different life.” – Unknown

67. “Be silly. Be fun. Be different. Be crazy. Be you, because life is too short to be anything but happy.” – Unknown

68. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis

69. “Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again.” – Lalah Delia

70. “Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – Louise L. Hay

71. “The expert in anything was once a beginner.” – Helen Hayes

72. “Until you get comfortable being alone, you’ll never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness.” – Mandy Hales

Quotes for Self Love

73. “If you wish to be loved, love.” – Seneca

74. “Unless we love and treat ourselves well, we are ill-equipped to do the same for others.” – Angela C. Santomero

75. “We can truly love one another once we love who we are.” –Angela C. Santomero

76. “To accept oneself completely is to know the truest kind of self-love.” – Anonymous

77. “When you love yourself, there’s no such thing as low self esteem. Establish true self esteem to experience the best kind of love with yourself.” – Anonymous

78. “The Golden Rule is a two-way street: we should do unto ourselves as we do unto others.” – Rick Hanson

79. “You get the benefits of both giving and receiving compassion when you offer it to yourself.” – Rick Hanson

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

81. “You should love others in the same measure as you love yourself—as if your neighbor were your very self.” – Lawrence G. Lovasick

82. “Compassion for self and others may very well be the answer to healing our hurt, hate-filled world.” – Laura Jack

83. “Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves.” – Pema Chodron

84. “Compassion for yourself is fundamental, since if you don’t care how you feel and want to do something about it, it’s hard to make an effort to become happier and more resilient. Compassion is both soft and muscular. For example, studies show that when people feel compassion, motor planning areas in the brain begin preparing for action.” – Rick Hanson

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

86. “Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel

87. “In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.” – Andrea Dykstra

88. “You have to choose yourself, even when others refuse to.” – R. H. Sin

89. “If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.” – Roman Price

90. “Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.” – Beyonce

91. “I am unapologetically myself.” – Unknown

92. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton

93. “It is only when you have mastered the art of loving yourself that you can truly love others. It is only when you have opened your own heart that you can touch the heart of others.” – Robin Sharma

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

Quotes on Self Love

95. “Other people’s opinion of you, whether it’s good or bad, should not be grounds in 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

96. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

97. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

98. “Self confidence is a super power. Once you start to believe in yourself, magic starts happening.” – Unknown

99. “If you are heartbroken, still leave your heart open, so pain can find an exit.” – Alexandra Vasiliu

100. “Flowers grow back even after the harshest winters, you will too.” – Jennae Cecilia

101. “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.” – Anonymous

102. “Comparison is an act of violence against the self.” – Iyanla Vanzant

103. “Flowers need time to bloom. So do you.” – Unknown

104. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity; it’s sanity.” – Katrina Mayer

105. “You ain’t gotta like me. I like me.” – Kanye West

Bible Quotes on Self Love

106. “Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.” – Esther 4:14

107. “But as for you, be strong, and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” – 2 Chronicles 15:7

108. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” – Joshua 1:9

109. “For no one has ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it.” – Ephesians 5:29

110. “You are of more value than many sparrows.” – Luke 12:7

111. “Let all that you do be done in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14

112. “I loved you at your darkest.” – Romans 5:8

113. “For though I fall, I will rise again.” – Micah 7:8

114. “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit, you choose.” – Proverbs 18:21

115. “Though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.” – Psalm 27:3

Quotes about Self Love

116. “Be the love you never received.” – Rune Lazuli

117. “I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

118. “I know what I bring to the table… so trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone.” – Unknown

119. “Be loud about the things that are important to you.” – Karen Walrond

120. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott

121. “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

122. “Start healing your heart and you will look beautiful.” – Alexandra Vasiliu

123. “Love yourself more, you’ll never regret it.” – Ann Marie Molina

124. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” – Mark Twain

125. “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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126. “Sometimes you will need people to support you and they won’t be available, not because they don’t care but because they’re the main character of their own life, not just the supporting character in yours.” – kesiawrites

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

128. “Don’t let the bad days make you think you have a bad life.” – Unknown

129. “Give yourself the love you’re willing to give to others.” – Mahin Ismail

130. “There are no prerequisites to worthiness. You are born worthy.” – Unknown

131. “Nothing else falls into line when you’re cold to your own person. Everything else falls into line when you open your heart to yourself and stay true to your own person.” – Anonymous

132. “To do: stop being so hard on myself.” – Unknown

133. “Know your worth. Don’t ask for it. State it once and never accept anything less.” – Unknown

134. “We are all born so beautiful the greatest tragedy is being convinced we are not.” – Unknown

135. “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

136. “Be kind to the person you are now.” – iambrilliyant

Best Self Love Quotes

137. “You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.” – R.Z. 

138. “Love yourself so much that when someone treats you wrong, you recognize it.” – Rena Rose

139. “She remembered who she was and the game changed.” – Lalah Deliah

140. “I love the person I’ve become because I fought to become her.” – Kaci Diane

141. “If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

142. “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

143. “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

144. “The people who trigger us to feel negative emotion are messengers. They are messengers for the unhealed parts of our being.” – Teal Swan

145. “The entire universe deserve your love. You also deserve to experience it back.” – Anonymous

146. “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

147. “Breathe darling, this is just a chapter. It’s not your whole story.” – S.C. Laurie

Happiness Self Love Quotes

148. “The self-love needed for self-care [is] missing. Academicians use terms like self-esteem, self-worth, self-support, self-care, but rarely self-love. That is left to the spiritual community. People don’t realize that taking care of their own needs; eating, drinking, brushing their teeth, showering, wearing clean clothes, going to work are all acts of self-love.” – Angela C. Santomero

149. “Self-love is necessary for a functional and successful life” – Angela C. Santomero

150. “The salvation of man is through love and in love. I understood how a man who has nothing left in this world still may know bliss, be it only for a brief moment, in the contemplation of his beloved.” Viktor E. Frankl

151. “To love is to be vulnerable.” – Brene Brown

152. “Self-kindness is self-empathy. And even when I talk to myself like someone I love and it feels weird, it works.” – Brene Brown

153. “Not having to pretend simplifies our life. On the other hand, pretending day after day to be someone you are not, requires enormous effort.” – Piero Ferrucci

154. “I’m constantly amazed by how easily we love ourselves above all others, yet we put more stock in the opinions of others than in our own estimation of self. . . . How much credence we give to the opinions our peers have of us and how little to our very own!” – Marcus Aurelius

155. “Hatred is never ended by hatred but by love” – Buddha

156. “We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves. The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection, and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

157. “Tell yourself how wonderful you are, how great you are. Tell yourself how much you love yourself.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

158. “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.” – Anonymous

159. “Healthy self love means being gentle with the soul within you. To love oneself is the purest, bravest thing. Anybody in the entire world can experience self love. Just do the simple acts of love for yourself, and then your authentic self begins.” – Anonymous

Woman Self Love Quotes

160. “The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.” – Swati Sharma

161. “Make happiness your priority and be gentle with yourself in the process.” – Bronnie Ware

162. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” – Michele Ruiz

163. “She will rise. With a spine of steel and a roar like thunder, she will rise.”  – Nicole Lyons

164. “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 

165. “You are not your mistakes. They are what you did. Not who you are.” – Lisa Lieberman-Wang

166. “Accepting yourself only as long as you look a certain way isn’t self love, it’s self destruction.” – Laci Green

167. “Bring the sun over my heart, I want to bloom.” – Alexandra Vasiliu

168. “I’m doing it for me.” – Unknown

169. “Life tried to crush her, but only succeeded in creating a diamond.” – John Mark Green

170. “Unconditional self love is all the really matters in life. It’s where real life begins.” – Anonymous

Self Love Quotes about Me

171. “When you say ‘yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” – Paulo Coelho

172. “You alone are enough, you have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

173. “I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody.” – Louis L’Amour

174. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

175. “Do things that make you feel good: mind, body, and soul.” – Robyn Conley Downs

176. “The world has slowed so you can rediscover yourself.” – Unknown

178. “I am who I am. Not who you think I am. Not who you want me to be. I am me.” – Brigitte Nicole

179. “I wish I could make everyone understand how important this statement is: go where you are wanted.” – S. McNutt

180. “Everyone one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” – Diana, Princess of Wales

181. “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

182. “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.” – Anonymous


Self Love Quotes

183. “Fashion is my way to express how much I love myself.” – Laura Brunereau

184. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

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

186. “Seek to be whole, not perfect.” – Oprah

187. “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 Wiest

188. “The right mental attitude will guide you towards feeling a sense of love that you deserve to experience.” – Anonymous

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

190. “Talk to yourself like someone you love.” – Brene Brown

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

192. “Love yourself. Be clear on how you want to be treated. Know your worth. Always.” – Maryam Hasnaa

193. “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” – Rupi Kaur


When you’ve been showing yourself less love than usual, self love quotes can help recharge you. We all have moments when we wonder if we love ourselves enough, repress ourselves too much, and spend far too much time trying to conform to be liked.

We hope, however, that these self-love quotes remind you that you are perfect just the way you are. You only need to be yourself.

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