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200+ Self Love Quotes To Inspire You To Greatness

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
2. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain
3. “Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.” Beyoncé
4. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
5. “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
6. “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
7. “If you don’t , nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.” Wayne Dyer
8. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” Katrina Mayer
9. “ first and everything else falls into line. You really have to to get anything done in this world.” Lucille Ball
10. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” Maya Angelou
11. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” Buddha
12. “To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” Denis Waitley
13. “A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.” – Ken Keyes
14. “My willingness to be intimate with my own deep feelings creates the space for intimacy with another.” – Shakti Gawain
15. “She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.” – Anais Nin
16. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
17. “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Gustav Jung
18. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James
19. “Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey
20. “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
21. “Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.” – Unknown
22. “Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own.” – Carl Gustav Jung
23. “I’ve finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?” – Golden Hawn
24. “Our entire life… consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.” – Jean Anouih
25. “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” – William James
26. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
27. “You can’t build joy on a feeling of self-loathing.” – Ram Dass
28. “All I can do is be me, whoever that is.” – Bob Dylan
29. “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
30. “I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” – Johnny Depp
31. “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 Ravi Shankar
32. “I love myself for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now.” – Louise Hay
33. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield
34. “It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.” – Sidney J. Harris
35. “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
36. “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
37. “Self respect, self worth and self love, all start with self. Stop looking outside of yourself for your value.” – Rob Liano
38. “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
39. “There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin
40. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm S. Forbes
41. “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
42. “You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” – Yogi Bhajan
43. “It’s not your job to like me…it’s MINE!” – Byron Katie
44. “Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” – Veronica A. Shoffstall
45. “The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.” – E. E. Cummings
46. “To 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
47. “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
48. “As you build trust in yourself, your ability to expand your vision and fully live in your magnificence is amplified.” – Miranda J. Barrett
49. “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
50. “It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” – W.C. Fields
51. “Becoming acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs.” – Daphne Rose Kingma
52. “ first and everything else falls into line. You really have to to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball
53. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.” – Helen Keller
54. “People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.” – Wayne Dyer
55. “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
56. “The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” – Robert Hand
57. “There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” – Hindu Proverb
58. “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
59. “When nobody celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.” – Joel Osteen
60. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise L. Hay
61. “Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness.” – Jean Vanier
62. “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
63. “Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – Louise L. Hay
64. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
65. “The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” – C. JoyBell C
66. “We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” – Mary Dunbar
67. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain
68. “Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” – André Gide
69. “Every decision I make is the right decision for me.” – Louise Hay
70. “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
71. “It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” – Sally Field
72. “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” – Maxwell Maltz
73. “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
74. “Remember to delight yourself first, then others can be truly delighted.” – SARK
75. “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
76. “The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown
77. “To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” – Denis Waitley
78. “Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
79. “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
80. “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane Von Furstenberg
81. “ first and everything else falls into line. You really have to to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball
82. “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
81. “Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”– Louise Hay
82. 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
83. Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. –Andre Gide
84. . 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. – M. Scott Peck
85. The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself. – Steve Maraboli
86. Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own? – Mark Twain
87. To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness. – Brigham Young
88. People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer. – Robert Morley
89. “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
90. “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
91. “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.” – Earth Kitt
92. 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. – Dan Pearce
93. 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. – Anna Taylor
94. Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do. – Alan Watts
95. One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself. – Brene Brown
96. Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you. – Shannon L. Alder
97. 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. – Dan Coppersmith
98. If you don’t , nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self. – Eartha Kitt
99. No other love no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love. – Wayne Dyer
100.To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. – Helen Keller
101. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
102. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It is sanity.” – Katrina Mayer
103. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
104. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
105. “Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself.”– Tyra Banks
106. “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 compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
107. “To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.” – Sister Mary Lauretta
108. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
109. “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
110. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” – Buddha
111. “Believing in our hearts that who we are is enough is the key to a more satisfying and balanced life.” – Ellen Sue Stern
112. “I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.” – Abraham Lincoln
113. “Loving yourself…does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion.” – Margo Anand
114. “Scarcity of self value cannot be remedied by money, recognition, affection, attention or influence.” – Gary Zukav
115. “To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.”– Sandra Bierig
116. “There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself.” – Brian Andreas
117. “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” – Oscar Wilde
118. “Whatever you are doing, for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, for feeling it.” – Thaddeus Golas
119. “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Maya Angelou
120. “Your value does not decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” – Unknown
121. “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
122. “A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.” – Joyce Brothers
123. “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
124. “Dare to as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” – Aberjhani
125. “I celebrate myself, and sing myself.” – Walt Whitman
126. “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
127. “Self love is the source of all other loves.” – Pierre Corneille
128. “She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.” – Anais Nin
129. “Self-love seems so often unrequited.” – Anthony Powell
130. “ first and everything else falls into line. You really have to to get anything done in this world.”–Lucille Ball
131. “Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” – Diana, Princess of Wales
132. “When you make a mistake, respond to yourself in a loving way rather than a self-shaming way.” Ellie Holcomb
134. “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
134. “We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?” Meghan Markle
135. “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” Maxwell Maltz
136. “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
137. “Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” Tina Fey
138. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” Brené Brown
139. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” Robert Morley
140. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” Shannon L. Alder
141. “You are enough just as you are.” Meghan Markle
142. “Once you embrace your value, talents, and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” Rob Liano
143. “ instead of abusing yourself.” –Karolina Kurkova
144.”To 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
145. “I don’t like myself, I’m crazy about myself.” – May West
146. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” –Robert Morely
147. “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
148. “Be gentle with yourself, learn to , to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.” –Wilfred Peterson
149. “If you can learn to and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better. And that makes you so happy.” –Kristin Chenoweth
150. “ unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.” –Les Brown
151. Self-esteem is made up primarily of two things: feeling lovable and feeling capable. – Jack Canfield
152. Be careful, ever so careful, in trumpeting your own achievements, and always talk less about yourself than about other people. Modesty is generally preferable. – Robert Greene
153. Hesitation puts obstacles in your path, boldness eliminates them. – Robert Greene
154. I judge you unfortunate because you have never lived through misfortune. You have passed through life without an opponent – no one can ever know what you are capable of, not even you. – Seneca
155. Develop a love for solitude and silence and you’ll get peace and self-reliance in return. – Maxime Lagacé
156. I used to hate feeling embarrassed, but then I realized nobody’s watching and nobody gives a damn. Barbara Corcoran
157. Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. – André Gide
158. Who you are inside is what helps you make and do everything in life. – Fred Rogers
159. The world will never value you more than you value yourself. – Bill Masur
160. I hope you’re able to grow to respect whoever you are inside.– Fred Rogers
161. Feeling good about ourselves is essential in our being able to love others. Fred Rogers
162. Don’t do things that you know are morally wrong. Not because someone is watching, but because you are. Self-esteem is just the reputation that you have with yourself. You’ll always know. Naval Ravikant
163. Your fear of looking stupid is making you look stupid. What other people think of you is none of your business. Thibaut
164. Things you won’t say on your deathbed: “I wish I paid more attention to what other people think”. Johnny Uzan
165. Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough. Brené Brown
167. first and everything else falls into line. You really have to to get anything done in this world. Lucille Ball
168. Self-esteem isn’t everything; it’s just that there’s nothing without it. Gloria Steinem
169. Tell your struggling self, I love you so much. Haemin Sunim
170. You don’t have to convince anybody of anything, and you don’t have to attract anyone’s attention. — Haruki Murakami (Norwegian Wood)
171. No one actually knows what the hell they’re doing. Everyone is just working off their current best guess. — Mark Manson
172. There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self. — Ernest Hemingway
173. Nothing has transformed my life more than realizing that it’s a waste of time to evaluate my worthiness by weighing the reaction of the people in the stands. — Brené Brown
174. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. — Sam Walton (Walmart)
175. You doubt your value. Don’t run from who you are. C.S. — Lewis (Prince Caspian)
176. Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.— Marilyn Monroe
177. Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment. — Thomas Carlyle
178. A person’s self-esteem has nothing to do with how she looks. — Halle Berry
179. The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. — Carl Gustav Jung
180. The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. — William James
181. The worst outcome in this world is not having self-esteem. If you don’t , who will? Naval Ravikant
182. Understand: You should be radiating confidence, not arrogance or disdain. — Robert Greene
183. One who knows himself is never disturbed by what you think about him. — Osho
184. Self-esteem begins with self-understanding, grows with courage and perseverance, ends with confidence. — Maxime Lagacé
185. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one will do it for you. — Kobe Bryant
186. Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. — Dr. Seuss
187. 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
188. Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future. — Alice Walker
189. Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self. — Charles Spurgeon
190. When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are. — Oprah Winfrey
191. When you find out who you are, you find out what you need. — Mama Odie (The Princess and The Frog)
192. If you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth, but you’ve got to be willing to take the hits. — Rocky Balboa
193. Humility is the mother of giants. One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.G.K. — Chesterton (The Innocence of Father Brown)
194. “When we are stressed we tend to do stupid things to ourselves.” — Lisa Lieberman-Wang
195. “We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” — Swami Vivekananda
196. “You are not your mistakes; they are what you did, not who you are.” — Lisa Lieberman-Wang
197. “Be everything to you, not everything to everybody.” — Lisa Lieberman-Wang
198. “One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.” — Shiela Murray Bethel
199. “Avoid focusing on what you cannot do. Instead, focus on what you can do and accomplish without expecting approval and recognition from others.” — Lisa Lieberman-Wang
200. “To establish true self-esteem, we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” — Denis Waitley
201. “A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
202. “No matter what you look like or think you look like you’re special and loved and perfect just the way you are.” — Ariel Winter
203. “Be that strong girl that everyone knew would make it through the worst, be that fearless girl, the one who would dare to do anything, be that independent girl who didn’t need a man; be that girl who never backed down.” — Taylor Swift
205. “I am a strong woman with or without this person, with or without this job, and with or without these tight pants.” — Queen Latifah
206. “Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask it.” — Ziad K. Abedelnour
207. “A strong woman builds her own world.She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with.” — Ellen Barrier
208. “Strong women don’t play victim, don’t make themselves look pitiful, & don’t point fingers. They stand & they deal.” — Mandy Hale
209. “We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”— Marie Curie
210. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

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