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200+ Best Motivation Dear Self Quotes

Everyone goes through tough times when they question their value, but the most important things to remember is that you are just as deserving of love and happiness as anyone else. Self-love is the most important type of love and should be embraced to the fullest.

To help remind you of how amazing you are, we’ve compiled a list of motivational quotes about self-love. Use these any time you need an extra boost, and soon enough, you’ll be feeling confident and fabulous!

Here’s the scoop on motivation dear self quotes!

Motivational Quotes About Self Love

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Nicola Katie
  1. “The love you give to yourself is the most important. It’s not selfish, it’s self-care. When you take care of your needs first and foremost, it allows you to be more present in the lives of those around you.” – Oprah Winfrey
  2. “Your greatest journey in life isn’t about finding yourself but creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
  3. “Be proud of who you are and not ashamed of how someone else sees you.” – Unknown
  4. “Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” – Roy T. Bennett
  5. “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.
  6. “You are enough. Never forget that.” – Unknown
  7. “Remember you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing.” – Unknown
  8. “The best relationship you will ever have is the one with yourself.” – Unknown
  9. “Your opinion of yourself matters more than anyone else’s opinion of you.” – Unknown
  10. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
  11. “Don’t be afraid to start over. It’s a new chance to rebuild your life the way you want it to be.” – Unknown
  12. “When it comes to self-love, start by loving yourself enough to set boundaries.” – Cheryl Richardson
  13. “Your worth is not determined by others. It’s determined by how much you believe in yourself.” – Unknown
  14. “You are powerful beyond measure. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.” – Unknown
  15. “The most beautiful thing you can do for yourself is to be true to who you are.” – Unknown
  16. “Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” – Beyonce
  17. “Love yourself enough to take the action necessary for your happiness.” – Unknown
  18. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson
  19. “You must learn to love yourself before you can truly love anyone else.” – Unknown
  20. “The most important relationship you will ever have is with yourself. You need to learn to truly love yourself and accept all of your flaws, quirks, and insecurities. When you start loving who you are, that’s when amazing things will start happening to you. Self-love can be the foundation for a life filled with success, joy, and peace.” – Unknown
  21. “Don’t be afraid to take risks and make mistakes. You will learn from them and grow in the process.” – Unknown
  22. “You have the power to create a life that you love. Believe in yourself and never give up!” – Unknown
  23. “Fashion is my way to express how much I love myself.” – Laura Brunereau
  24. “The world has slowed so you can rediscover yourself.” – Unknown
  25. The right mental attitude will guide you towards feeling a sense of love that you deserve to experience.” – Unknown
  26. “Don’t let small things bring you down; the tiny matters of life shouldn’t overshadow your inner joy, peace, and self-love. Remind yourself that despite the difficulties, it’s still important to nurture and cultivate self-compassion in order to truly be content with who you are.” – unknown
  27. “Your greatest accomplishment is loving yourself unconditionally, and showing it to the world in all its uniqueness.”
  28. “If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”  – Thomas Edison

Self Love Quotes About Me

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Hazal Ak
  1. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey
  2. “I wish I could make everyone understand how important this statement is: go where you are wanted.” – S. McNutt
  3. “When you say ‘yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” – Paulo Coelho
  4. “Do things that make you feel good: mind, body, and soul.” – Robyn Conley Downs
  5. “I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody.” – Louis L’Amour
  6. “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.” – Unknown
  7. “Some people are nobody’s enemies but their own, yer know.” – Charles Dickens
  8. “To find a happy ending with someone else, first you have to find it alone.” – Soman Chainani
  9. “I don’t blame you for not knowing how to remain soft with me. Sometimes I stay up thinking of all the places you are hurting which you’ll never care to mention. I come from the same aching blood. From the same bone so desperate for attention, I collapse in on myself. I am your daughter. I know small talk is the only way you know how to tell me you love me. Cause it is the only way I know how to tell you.” – Rupi Kaur
  10. “I look out into the water and up deep into the stars. I beg the sparkling lanterns of light to cure me of myself — my past and the kaleidoscope of mistakes, failures, and wrong turns that have stacked unbearable regret upon my shoulders.” – Jennifer Elisabeth
  11. “Your true home is within yourself; it’s the place of acceptance, understanding, and love. Nurture your inner self and find the courage to be authentically you—no matter what anyone else might think or say.” – unknown
  12. “The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself. Because no matter what happens, you will always be with yourself.” -Diane Von Furstenberg

Women Self Love Quotes

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  1. “Make happiness your priority and be gentle with yourself in the process.” – Bronnie Ware
  2. “Bring the sun over my heart, I want to bloom.” – Alexandra Vasiliu
  3. “Unconditional self love is all that really matters in life. It’s where real life begins.” – Unknown
  4. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” – Michele Ruiz
  5. Life tried to crush her, but only succeeded in creating a diamond.” – John Mark Green
  6. “She will rise. With a spine of steel and a roar like thunder, she will rise.” – Nicole Lyons
  7. “I’m doing it for me.” – Unknown
  8. “Accepting yourself only as long as you look a certain way isn’t self love, it’s self destruction.” – Laci Green
  9. “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
  10. “If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is…an opportunity to get to know you, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but you for your happiness…you will realize that a little loneliness goes a long way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colorful you.” – Mandy Hale
  11. “Tell them never to listen when bodies are critiqued. Tell them every woman’s body is beautiful because every woman’s soul is unique.” – Nikita Gill
  12. “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” – Ruth Ginsburg
  13. “Maybe she had it wrong all this time and her empty heart could never be filled by his ingenious broken spirit. Maybe this yearning had nothing to do with him, and everything to do with her.” – Jamie Weise
  14. “What is Wanderess? Bound by no boundaries, contained by no countries, tamed by no time, she is the force of nature’s course.” – Roman Payne
  15. “Your best friend is yourself; love and accept yourself as you would a true companion. Believe in your worth, be kind to yourself, and nurture your soul with compassion. Realize that loving and understanding yourself is the key to unlocking a life of contentment, joy, and fulfillment.”
  16. “The most difficult things in life are often the ones that require the deepest level of self-love. To love ourselves means to accept our flaws and imperfections, to forgive our mistakes and misgivings, and to recognize the beauty and value of our unique selves.”

Happiness Self Love Quotes

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Ivan Nadaski
  1. “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
  2. Self-love is necessary for a functional and successful life.” – Angela Santomero
  3. “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 simple acts of love for yourself, and then your authentic self begins.” – Unknown
  4. “Hatred is never ended by hatred but by love.” – Buddha
  5. “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 Frankl
  6. “The self-love needed for self-care is missing. Academicians use terms like self-esteem, self-worth, self-support, and 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 Santomero
  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. “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…” – Unknown
  9. “When we fulfill our function, which is to truly love ourselves and share love with others, then true happiness sets in.” – Gabrielle Bernstein
  10. “Self-love is all about good vibes and radiating positive energy into the world. It means letting go of any negative thoughts or self-doubts, and embracing yourself with love, kindness, and acceptance.”

Best Self Care Quotes

woman moisturizing face in bathroom for self care
Ivan Nadaski
  1. “Breathe darling, this is just a chapter. It’s not your whole story.” – S.C. Laurie
  2. “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
  3. “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
  4. “The people who trigger us to feel negative emotion are messengers. They are messengers for the unhealed parts of our being.” – Teal Swan
  5. “You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.” – R.Z.
  6. “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
  7. “I love the person I’ve become because I fought to become her.” – Kaci Diane
  8. “Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are.” – Turcois Ominek
  9. “I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason.” – Jennifer Elisabeth
  10. “If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it–through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.” – Victoria Moran
  11. “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
  12. “It is in the healing of self-blame and judgment, that the self is liberated from the constraints of binding emotions…And you come to remember your true authentic self.” – Wendy Slater
  13. “Taking care of yourself is not a selfish act, but rather a form of good stewardship of the only gift that you have – your life.”

Social Media Self Love Quotes

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Delmaine Donson
  1. “We are all born so beautiful that the greatest tragedy is being convinced we are not.” – Unknown
  2. “There are no prerequisites to worthiness. You are born worthy.” – Unknown
  3. “Don’t go back to less just because you’re too impatient to wait for better.” – Unknown
  4. “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.” – Unknown
  5. “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
  6. “Don’t let the bad days make you think you have a bad life.” – Unknown
  7. “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
  8. Inner peace is an essential part of self-love; it cannot be achieved without self-reflection and understanding. With inner peace, we can find clarity and joy in life’s journey, while being aware of our own needs, desires, and motivations.”

More Quotes about Loving Yourself

black woman embracing her body
Layla Bird
  1. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott
  2. “I know what I bring to the table… so trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone.” – Unknown
  3. “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
  4. “Be loud about the things that are important to you.” – Karen Walrond
  5. “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
  6. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” – Mark Twain
  7. “Love yourself more, you’ll never regret it.” – Ann Marie Molina
  8. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  9. “Flowers grow back even after the harshest winters, you will too.” – Jennae Cecilia
  10. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity; it’s sanity.” – Katrina Mayer
  11. “Comparison is an act of violence against the self.” – Iyanla Vanzant
  12. “If you are heartbroken, still leave your heart open, so pain can find an exit.” – Alexandra Vasiliu
  13. “Self confidence is a superpower. Once you start to believe in yourself, magic starts happening.” – Unknown
  14. “Flowers need time to bloom. So do you.” – Unknown
  15. “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.” – Unknown
  16. “To truly love ourselves is to understand our human nature, to accept both our strengths and weaknesses, to forgive our mistakes, and to strive for growth and self-improvement. Only when we recognize and honor our own unique value as a human being can we embrace our worthiness of love and happiness.”
  17. When you learn to love yourself, you begin to shine your own special light. You recognize that your worth is not defined by any mistakes or flaws, but rather your innate beauty, strength, and resilience. Through self-love and self-care, you awaken to the truth that you are divinely made and capable of achieving anything.”

Positive Quotes on Self Love

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  1. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” – Brene Brown
  2. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton
  3. “Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel
  4. “If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.” – Roman Price
  5. “In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.” – Andrea Dykstra
  6. “Well-being comes from meeting our needs, not denying them.” – Rick Hanson
  7. The Golden Rule is a two-way street: we should do unto ourselves as we do unto others.” – Rick Hanson
  8. “Unless we love and treat ourselves well, we are ill-equipped to do the same for others.” – Angela Santomero
  9. “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
  10. “Like a Columbus of the heart, mind, and soul I have hurled myself off the shores of my own fears and limiting beliefs to venture far out into the uncharted territories of my inner truth, in search of what it means to be genuine and at peace with who I really am.” – Anthon Maarten
  11. “Do the things you enjoy within reason. Know your body and what works for you and you’ll be fine.” – Meghan Markle
  12. Unconditional self-love is a powerful force that allows us to nurture our own spirit, accept ourselves without judgment and have compassion for our imperfections. It is the cornerstone of a healthy life, allowing us to face difficult emotions with strength and resilience, cultivate self-awareness and build confidence in ourselves.”
  13. “The first secret to self-love is understanding that you are more than the sum of your parts; that your worth comes from within and not from outside sources. As you learn to appreciate the unique and perfect imperfections of your life, you will gradually develop a deeper appreciation for yourself and all that you have to offer the world.”
  14. “Self-love is the only place where you can begin to truly appreciate who you are. When we are able to bring kindness, compassion, and understanding to our own life story, it brings a greater depth of meaning and fulfillment. By recognizing and celebrating our successes as well as our failures, we learn to accept ourselves and acknowledge even our smallest accomplishments.”

Spiritual Quotes for Self-Love

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  1. “Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.” – Esther 4:14
  2. “You are of more value than many sparrows.” – Luke 12:7
  3. “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit, you choose.” – Proverbs 18:21
  4. “For no one has ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it.” – Ephesians 5:29
  5. “Though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.” – Psalm 27:3
  6. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” – Joshua 1:9
  7. “I loved you at your darkest.” – Romans 5:8
  8. “You are great, you are part of the Divinity, you are love, you are beauty, you are truth!” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  9. “When we take the time to simply be present with ourselves, we can discover a profound appreciation for our own essence and beauty. By connecting with our true selves, we can gain a deep understanding of our strengths and weaknesses, find peace in our imperfections, and recognize how powerful and unique our simple presence is in the grand scheme of life.”
  10. Whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself.” – E. E. Cummings

Instagram Self-Love Quotes

  1. “Self care is how you take your power back.” – Lalah Delia
  2. “Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.” -Osho
  3. “Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller
  4. “Your soul will never be fully nourished by anyone’s love but your own.” – Dominee
  5. “A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me.” – David Bailey
  6. “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
  7. The only person I need to compare myself to is my yesterday self.” – Allison Sue

Inspirational Quotes About Self-Love

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  1. “Don’t allow yourself to think that toxic love is the best love you can ever have.” – Khalilah Velez
  2. “Learn to love yourself enough to be happy in your own company, not needing to use anyone as an escape.” – Samantha Camargo
  3. “The worst outcome in this world is not having self esteem. If you don’t love yourself, who will?” – Naval Ravikant
  4. “Choose, every day, to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed, and most of all worthy of love.” – Alison Malee
  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. “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
  7. “To the people who love you, you are beautiful already. This is not because they’re blind to your shortcomings but because they so clearly see your soul. Your shortcomings then dim by comparison. The people who care about you are willing to let you be imperfect and beautiful, too.” – Victoria Moran
  8. “It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here.” – James Baldwin
  9. “There is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you! It is intricate, detailed, a painstaking labor of devotion and love! The colors are like no other, they swim and leap, and they trickle and embellish! And yet you choose to fixate your eyes on the small fly which has landed on it! Why do you do such a thing?” – C. Joybell
  10. “Your Heavenly Father’s love elevates you to a place where you can dream big dreams– where you can live with purpose, unafraid.” – Gregory Dickow
  11. Self love is an ocean and your heart is a vessel. Make it full, and any excess will spill over into the lives of the people you hold dear. But you must come first.” – Beau Taplin
  12. Don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama
  13. “Self-love starts with prioritizing your mental health. It means taking time to check in with yourself, understand your needs, and take steps to meet them. It’s about being kind to yourself even through difficult times and understanding that it’s okay to ask for help. Mental well-being is a journey of self-care, acceptance, and learning to trust your instincts.”
  14. No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.” – Barbara De Angelis
  15. “The most beautiful stained-glass windows are made with the most delicate pieces, each unique and perfectly imperfect. Just like this artwork, our lives are made of broken pieces that can be joined together to make something beautiful. And self-love is the key that binds them all, allowing us to appreciate our flaws and accept ourselves just the way we are.”
  16. “You are a beloved child of the universe, deserving of love, respect, and joy. No matter how broken you may feel, remember that each piece of you is perfect in its own way. Your flaws and imperfections give you a unique beauty that contributes to the immense diversity of life.”
  17. “True nobility lies in recognizing that we are all connected and that each of us is worthy of love, respect, and acceptance. Our differences should be celebrated, not judged. When we embrace our true selves with compassion, understanding, and unconditional acceptance, we find true nobility within ourselves.”
  18. “At the end of the day, self-love is all about having faith in yourself and believing that you are capable of achieving whatever you set your mind to. It’s about understanding that even during tough times, there is something good within reach when you have a positive attitude and push yourself to do the work needed.”

Short Self-Love Quotes

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Belu Asis
  1. “Replace the word ‘spend’ with ‘invest’ in your vocabulary and notice how it impacts your everyday decisions.” – Randy Thio
  2. “Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – Louise Hay
  3. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis
  4. “When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy.” – Kim McMillen
  5. “Until you get comfortable being alone, you’ll never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness.” – Mandy Hales
  6. “You’re always one decision away from a totally different life.” – Unknown
  7. “Life is too short to spend another day at war with yourself.” – Rita Ghatourey
  8. “Fall in love with your solitude.” – Rupi Kaur
  9. “A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else.” – Haruki Murakami
  10. “Some of the most beautiful things worth having in your life come wrapped in a crown of thorns.” – Shannon Alder
  11. “Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality.” – Shannon Alder
  12. “We are at our most powerful the moment we no longer need to be powerful.” – Eric Leventhal
  13. “There is a God part in you. The consciousness. The pure Self. Learn to listen to the voice of that Power.” – Amit Ray
  14. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
  15. “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – André Gide

Kristin Neff Self-Love Quotes

  1. “Love, connection, and acceptance are your birthright. To claim them you need only look within yourself.”
  2. “Western culture places great emphasis on being kind to our friends, family, and neighbors who are struggling. Not so when it comes to ourselves.”
  3. “I am both the comforter and the one in need of comfort.”
  4. “Loving ourselves points us to capacities of resilience, compassion, and understanding within that are simply part of being alive.”
  5. “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.”
  6. “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.”

Just Being Myself Quotes

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  1. “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
  2. “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
  3. “Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, and magical person that you are.” – Unknown
  4. “You have to be odd to be number one.” – Dr. Seuss
  5. “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
  6. “I will never apologize for being me, but I will apologize for the times that I am not.” – Michael Carini
  7. “Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.” – Shannon Alder
  8. “I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” – Brene Brown
  9. “It’s not the mountains we conquer but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary
  10. “I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.” – Maya Angelou
  11. “To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish.” – Michael Jordan
  12. “The notion of unconditional self-love is that we must accept and embrace our humanness as it is: with both its strengths and weaknesses, mistakes, growth, and self-improvement. It’s an empowering perspective on life which allows us to recognize our worthiness of love and happiness, by recognizing our own unique value as human beings.”
  13. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde
  14. “When we focus on the positive things in life and learn to love ourselves unconditionally, we open up to greater possibilities. Self-love means taking the time to appreciate our strengths and acknowledge our weaknesses as opportunities for growth.”

Self-Respect Quotes

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  1. “Know your worth. You must find the courage to leave the table if respect is no longer being served.” Tene Edwards
  2. “Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.” – Miguel Angel Ruiz
  3. “Their opinions are not your oxygen,” – Curtis Tyrone Jones
  4. “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 Vuren
  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. “All relationships are a reflection of your relationship with yourself.” – Deepak Chopra
  7. “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
  8. “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
  9. “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
  10. “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 Avella
  11. Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself – what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat.” – Warsan Shire
  12. “People who love themselves come across as very loving, generous, and kind; they express their self-confidence through humility, forgiveness, and inclusiveness.” – Sanaya Roman
  13. “Self-love… is the sole antagonist of virtue, leading us constantly by our propensities to self-gratification in violation of our moral duties to others.” – Thomas Jefferson
  14. “Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.” – William Shakespeare
  15. “The most powerful relationship we can ever have is the one we cultivate with ourselves. Our ability to love and accept ourselves unconditionally, recognizing our worthiness of love and happiness no matter our strengths and weaknesses, mistakes, or growth, is a vital part of living a healthy life.”
  16. “Self-love is the deepest principle of our existence: it gives us the power to accept ourselves with all our flaws and imperfections, allowing us to discover our true worth. When we show love and respect for ourselves, we can better navigate life’s obstacles and find joy in every moment.”
  17. “Be your own most honored guest – honor, respect, and appreciate yourself as you would your dearest friend. While you may experience setbacks and fail to reach immediate goals, never forget that you are capable of greatness! Self-love is an important affirmation of your worthiness and a reminder that you have the strength to persevere, no matter what.”

Self-Love Mindset Quotes

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  1. “I am thankful for all those who said no to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein
  2. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling
  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 happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you should.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. “I don’t fit into any stereotypes and I like myself that way.” – C. Joybell
  5. “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
  6. “I am, indeed, a king because I know how to rule myself.” – Pietro Aretino
  7. “People have to pretend you’re a bad person so they don’t feel guilty about the things they did to you.” – Unknown
  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. “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” – Sophia Loren
  10. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” -Lucille Ball
  11. “How would your life be different if you stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day… you stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others.” – Steve Maraboli
  12. “Whenever I am in a difficult situation where there seems to be no way out, I think about all the times I have been in such situations and say to myself, ‘I did it before, so I can do it again.'” – Idowu Koyenikan
  13. “A key part of self-love is embracing the past, including our mistakes. It’s not about avoiding our missteps, but learning from them and growing from the experience. When we accept our past mistakes as part of our life story, it gives us a deeper appreciation for who we are, with all of its imperfections and flaws.”
  14. “Unsuccessful people don’t lack potential, they simply lack self-love. Without self-love, we can never reach our full potential and find success. Self-love is the key to unlocking our true power – it allows us to believe in ourselves and trust that we can succeed no matter what life throws at us.”
  15. “If you want to succeed, you should strike out new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” – John D. Rockefeller

More Mindset Self-Love Quotes

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  1. “Today is a new day and it brings with it a new set of opportunities for me to act on. I am attentive to opportunities and I seize them as they arise. I have full confidence in myself and my abilities. I can do all things that I commit myself to.” – Idowu Koyenikan
  2. “I fantasized about finding a lover who would give me the gift of being loved as I am. It is silly, isn’t it, that I would dream of someone else offering to me the acceptance and affirmation I was withholding from myself. This was a moment when the maxim ‘You can never love anybody if you are unable to love yourself” made clear sense. And I add, ‘Do not expect to receive the love from someone else you do not give yourself.” – Bell Hooks
  3. “I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.” – Madonna
  4. “Wildflower; pick up your pretty little head, it will get easier, your dreams are not dead.” – Nikki Rowe
  5. “I am so beautiful, sometimes people weep when they see me. And it has nothing to do with what I look like really, it is just that I gave myself the power to say that I am beautiful, and if I could do that, maybe there is hope for them too. And the great divide between the beautiful and the ugly will cease to be. Because we are all what we choose.” – Margaret Cho
  6. “Maybe I made a mistake yesterday, but yesterday’s me is still me. I am who I am today, with all my faults. Tomorrow I might be a tiny bit wiser, and that’s me, too. These faults and mistakes are what I am, making up the brightest stars in the constellation of my life. I have come to love myself for who I was, who I am, and who I hope to become.” – Kim Namjoon
  7. “The way you think about yourself determines your reality. You are not being hurt by the way people think about you. Many of those people are a reflection of how you think about yourself.” – Shannon Alder
  8. “What you focus on and the way you think will determine the way you live.” – Gregory Dickow
  9. “A man’s self is the sum total of all that he can call his, not only his body and his psychic powers but his clothes and his house.” – William James
  10. “Positive thinking is an essential part of self-love. When we can recognize and embrace the positive aspects of ourselves, our outlook on life takes a dramatic turn for the better. Positive thinking helps us to appreciate our strengths, look forward to the future with hope and optimism, and create meaningful goals that bring us closer to our highest potential.”
  11. “Our own deep feelings are a source of tremendous strength and power. When we learn to honor and trust them, they can open up new doors of possibility and lead us to achieve the highest potential of our lives. Self-love is not just about having positive thoughts; it is also about embracing our true selves with compassion and understanding.”

Self-Reflection Quotes

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  1. “Stop trying to be less of who you are. Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back.” – Jennifer Elisabeth
  2. “She’s happy with who she is. Maybe it’s not the heteronormative dream that she grew up wishing for, but… knowing who you are and loving yourself is so much better than that, I think.” – Alice Oseman
  3. “Looking back you realize that a very special person passed briefly through your life and that person was you. It is not too late to become that person again.” – Robert Brault
  4. “Purpose gives you perspective to your pain and powers you through it. Without it, your pain can paralyze you.” – Gregory Dickow
  5. “She was perhaps too young to realize that what she assumed was her love for him was actually a tentative, timorous, acceptance of herself.” – Arundhati Roy
  6. “Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.” – Deborah Day
  7. “If you’re capable of despising your own behavior, you might just love yourself.” – Criss Jami
  8. “I can do this… I can start over. I can save my own life and I’m never going to be alone as long as I have stars to wish on and people to still love.” – Jennifer Elisabeth
  9. “I am more than my scars.” – Andrew Davidson
  10. “You are not limited to this body, to this mind, or to this reality–you are a limitless ocean of consciousness, imbued with infinite potential. You are existence itself.” – Joseph Kauffman
  11. “Do you love yourself enough to be what you love yourself enough to want?” – Steve Maraboli
  12. “Once you embrace your value, talents, and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” – Rob Liano
  13. We can’t be so desperate for love that we forget where we can always find it; within.” – Alexandra Elle
  14. “There will always be someone who can’t see your worth. Don’t let it be you.” – Mel Robbins
  15. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” – Charles Bukowski
  16. “When we understand the desperate need for self-love and accept ourselves unconditionally, we open up to a world of possibilities. Self-love gives us the strength to rise above our struggles, have faith in ourselves, and trust that no matter what life throws at us, we can find success if we are willing to do the work.”

Motivation Dear Self Quote Guide

Visiting these quotes every day can help you change your entire life a little bit at a time. Self esteem is one step towards a happy life if you learn to embrace every part of yourself.

The biggest reason people struggle is their negative mindset and low self-esteem. They will have a difficult time achieving personal goals and being successful if their thoughts are only negative.

Based on your own beliefs, establish a routine where you set aside enough time to focus on becoming the best version of yourself.

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