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150+ Self Love Quotes to Increase Your Self Esteem

Rachel Sharpe

There’s nothing better than reading self love quotes to help inspire you to love yourself a bit harder today. Sometimes, we get so busy loving our families, friends, and even strangers that we forget to give ourselves the attention we need. In this article, you’ll find over 100 self love quotes to help you love yourself more. Feel free to check out our self love meditation below.

150 Self Love Quotes to Help You Love Yourself 

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Self Love Quotes

  1. “Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball
  2. “Talk to yourself like someone you love.” – Brene Brown
  3. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morely
  4. “Love yourself. Be clear on how you want to be treated. Know your worth. Always.” – Maryam Hasnaa
  5. “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” – Rupi Kaur
  6. “Fashion is my way to express how much I love myself.” – Laura Brunereau
  7. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Dr. Maya Angelou
  8. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” – Charles Bukowski
  9. “Seek to be whole, not perfect.” – Oprah
  10. “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
  11. “The right mental attitude will guide you towards feeling a sense of love that you deserve to experience.” – Anonymous

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Self Love Quotes About Me

  1. “When you say ‘yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” – Paulo Coelho
  2. “You alone are enough, you have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Dr. Maya Angelou
  3. “I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody.” – Louis L’Amour
  4. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey
  5. “Do things that make you feel good: mind, body, and soul.” – Robyn Conley Downs
  6. “The world has slowed so you can rediscover yourself.” – Unknown
  7. “I am who I am. Not who you think I am. Not who you want me to be. I am me.” – Brigitte Nicole
  8. “I wish I could make everyone understand how important this statement is: go where you are wanted.” – S. McNutt
  9. “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
  10. “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
  11. “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
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Woman Self Love Quotes

  1. “The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.” – Swati Sharma
  2. “Make happiness your priority and be gentle with yourself in the process.” – Bronnie Ware
  3. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” – Michele Ruiz
  4. “She will rise. With a spine of steel and a roar like thunder, she will rise.”  – Nicole Lyons
  5. “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 
  6. “You are not your mistakes. They are what you did. Not who you are.” – Lisa Lieberman-Wang
  7. “Accepting yourself only as long as you look a certain way isn’t self love, it’s self destruction.” – Laci Green
  8. “Bring the sun over my heart, I want to bloom.” – Alexandra Vasiliu
  9. “I’m doing it for me.” – Unknown
  10. “Life tried to crush her, but only succeeded in creating a diamond.” – John Mark Green
  11. “Unconditional self love is all the really matters in life. It’s where real life begins.” – Anonymous
Woman Self Love Quotes

Happiness Self Love Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “Self-love is necessary for a functional and successful life” – Angela C. Santomero
  3. “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
  4. “To love is to be vulnerable.” – Brene Brown
  5. “Self-kindness is self-empathy. And even when I talk to myself like someone I love and it feels weird, it works.” – Brene Brown
  6. “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
  7. “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
  8. “Hatred is never ended by hatred but by love” – Buddha
  9. “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
  10. “Tell yourself how wonderful you are, how great you are. Tell yourself how much you love yourself.” – Don Miguel Ruiz
  11. “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
  12. “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
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Best Self Love Quotes

  1. “You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.” – R.Z. 
  2. “Love yourself so much that when someone treats you wrong, you recognize it.” – Rena Rose
  3. “She remembered who she was and the game changed.” – Lalah Deliah
  4. “I love the person I’ve become because I fought to become her.” – Kaci Diane
  5. “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
  6. “Breathe darling, this is just a chapter. It’s not your whole story.” – S.C. Laurie
  7. “If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.” – Dr. Maya Angelou
  8. “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
  9. “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
  10. “The people who trigger us to feel negative emotion are messengers. They are messengers for the unhealed parts of our being.” – Teal Swan
  11. “The entire universe deserve your love. You also deserve to experience it back.” – Anonymous
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  1. “To do: stop being so hard on myself.” – Unknown
  2. “Know your worth. Don’t ask for it. State it once and never accept anything less.” – Unknown
  3. “We are all born so beautiful the greatest tragedy is being convinced we are not.” – Unknown
  4. “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
  5. “Be kind to the person you are now.” – iambrilliyant
  6. “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
  7. “Don’t go back to less just because you’re too impatient to wait for better.” – Unknown
  8. “Don’t let the bad days make you think you have a bad life.” – Unknown
  9. “Give yourself the love you’re willing to give to others.” – Mahin Ismail
  10. “There are no prerequisites to worthiness. You are born worthy.” – Unknown
  11. “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
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Quotes About Self Love

  1. “Be the love you never received.” – Rune Lazuli
  2. “I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side.” – Dr. Maya Angelou
  3. “I know what I bring to the table… so trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone.” – Unknown
  4. “Be loud about the things that are important to you.” – Karen Walrond
  5. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott
  6. “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
  7. “Start healing your heart and you will look beautiful.” – Alexandra Vasiliu
  8. Love yourself more, you’ll never regret it.” – Ann Marie Molina
  9. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” – Mark Twain
  10. “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
Quotes About Self Love

Quotes on Self Love

  1. “Comparison is an act of violence against the self.” – Iyanla Vanzant
  2. “Flowers need time to bloom. So do you.” – Unknown
  3. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity; it’s sanity.” – Katrina Mayer
  4. “You ain’t gotta like me. I like me.” – Kanye West
  5. “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
  6. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm S. Forbes
  8. “Self confidence is a super power. Once you start to believe in yourself, magic starts happening.” – Unknown
  9. “If you are heartbroken, still leave your heart open, so pain can find an exit.” – Alexandra Vasiliu
  10. “Flowers grow back even after the harshest winters, you will too.” – Jennae Cecilia
  11. “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
Quotes on Self Love

Self Love Status

  1. “I am unapologetically myself.” – Unknown
  2. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton
  3. “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
  4. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” – Brene Brown
  5. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise L. Hay
  6. “Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel
  7. “In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.” – Andrea Dykstra
  8. “You have to choose yourself, even when others refuse to.” – R. H. Sin
  9. “If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.” – Roman Price
  10. “Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.” – Beyonce
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Quotes for Self Love

  1. “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
  2. “The Golden Rule is a two-way street: we should do unto ourselves as we do unto others.” – Rick Hanson
  3. “You get the benefits of both giving and receiving compassion when you offer it to yourself.” – Rick Hanson
  4. “Well-being comes from meeting our needs, not denying them.” – Rick Hanson
  5. “You should love others in the same measure as you love yourself—as if your neighbor were your very self.” – Lawrence G. Lovasick
  6. “Compassion for self and others may very well be the answer to healing our hurt, hate-filled world.” – Laura Jack
  7. “Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves.” – Pema Chodron
  8. “If you wish to be loved, love.” – Seneca
  9. “Unless we love and treat ourselves well, we are ill-equipped to do the same for others.” – Angela C. Santomero
  10. “We can truly love one another once we love who we are.” –Angela C. Santomero
  11. “To accept oneself completely is to know the truest kind of self-love.” – Anonymous
  12. “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
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Bible Quotes on Self Love

  1. “Let all that you do be done in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14
  2. “I loved you at your darkest.” – Romans 5:8
  3. “For though I fall, I will rise again.” – Micah 7:8
  4. “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit, you choose.” – Proverbs 18:21
  5. “Though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.” – Psalm 27:3
  6. “Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.” – Esther 4:14
  7. “But as for you, be strong, and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” – 2 Chronicles 15:7
  8. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” – Joshua 1:9
  9. “For no one has ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it.” – Ephesians 5:29
  10. “You are of more value than many sparrows.” – Luke 12:7
Bible Quotes on Self Love

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  1. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha
  2. “You were born to be real, not to be perfect.” – Unknown
  3. “Your soul will never be fully nourished by anyone’s love but your own.” – Dominee
  4. “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
  5. “The most powerful relationship you will ever have, is the relationship with yourself.” – Steve Maraboli
  6. “The only person I need to compare myself to is my yesterday self.” – Allison Sue
  7. “Self care is how you take your power back.” – Lalah Delia
  8. “Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller
  9. “A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me.” – David Bailey
  10. “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
  11. “Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.” – Osho
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Inspirational Quotes on Self Love

  1. “You are what you believe yourself to be.” – Paulo Coelho
  2. “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
  3. “Don’t allow yourself to think that toxic love is the best love you can ever have.” – Khalilah Velez
  4. “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” – Maya Angelou
  5. “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
  6. “The worst outcome in this world is not having self esteem. If you don’t love yourself, who will?” – Naval Ravikant
  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.” – Wilfred Peterson
  8. “Choose, everyday, to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed, and most of all worthy of love.” – Alison Malee
  9. “Learn to love yourself enough to be happy in your own company, not needing to use anyone as an escape.” – Samantha Camargo
  10. “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 
Inspirational Quotes on Self Love

Short Self Love Quotes

  1. “Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again.” – Lalah Delia
  2. “Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – Louise L. Hay
  3. “The expert in anything was once a beginner.” – Helen Hayes
  4. “Until you get comfortable being alone, you’ll never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness.” – Mandy Hales
  5. “Replace the word ‘spend’ with ‘invest’ in your vocabulary and notice how it impacts your everyday decisions.” – Randy Thio
  6. “When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy.” – Kim McMillen
  7. “Life is too short to spend another day at war with yourself.” – Rita Ghatourey
  8. “You’re always one decision away from a totally different life.” – Unknown
  9. “Be silly. Be fun. Be different. Be crazy. Be you, because life is too short to be anything but happy.” – Unknown
  10. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis
Short Self Love Quotes

Kristin Neff Quotes on Self Love

  1. “Loving ourselves points us to capacities of resilience, compassion, and understanding within that are simply part of being alive.”
  2. “Self-compassion provides the same benefits as high self-esteem without its drawbacks.”
  3. “Love, connection, and acceptance are your birthright. To claim them you need only look within yourself.”
  4. “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.”
  5. “Western culture places great emphasis on being kind to our friends, family, and neighbors who are struggling. Not so when it comes to ourselves.”
  6. “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.”
  7. “I am both the comforter and the one in need of comfort.”
  8. “Who is the only person in your life who is available 24/7 to provide you with care and kindness? You.”
  9. “To give ourselves compassion, we first have to recognize that we are suffering.”
  10. “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.”
Kristin Neff Quotes on Self Love

Being Myself Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, and magical person that you are.” – Unknown
  3. “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
  4. “You have to be odd to be number one.” – Dr. Seuss
  5. “I will never apologize for being me, but I will apologize for the times that I am not.” – Michael Carini
  6. “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
  7. “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
  8. “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
  9. “I will never apologize for being me, but I will apologize for the times that I am not.” – Michael Carini
  10. “When I’m by myself, I can be myself, which is what I want to be. Not just part of someone else.” – Jean Culligan
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Quotes on Self Respect and Love

  1. “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
  2. “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
  3. “The respect you show to others (or lack thereof) is an immediate reflection on your self respect.” – Alex Elle
  4. “You are good enough. You do deserve good things. You are smart enough. You are worthy of love and respect.” – Lorri Faye
  5. “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
  6. “Know your worth. You must find the courage to leave the table if respect is no longer being served.” – Tene Edwards
  7. “Their opinions are not your oxygen.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones
  8. “All relationships are a reflection of your relationship with yourself.” – Deepak Chopra
  9. “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
  10. “Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.” – Miguel Angel Ruiz
Quotes on Self Respect and Love

Self Love Attitude Quotes About Myself

  1. “People have to pretend you’re a bad person so they don’t feel guilty about the things they did to you.” – Unknown
  2. “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
  3. “I don’t fit into any stereotypes and I like myself that way.” – C. Joybell
  4. “I am, indeed, a king because I know how to rule myself.” – Pietro Aretino
  5. “I am thankful for all of those who said no to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein
  6. “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
  7. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling
  8. “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
  9. “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
  10. “Doubt me, hate me, you’re the inspiration I need.” – Anonymous
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