150 Self-Love Quotes That Will Help Improve Your Self Esteem

These self-love quotes will help you stop being self-critical and negative about your life.

We could all use a little pick-me-up now and then. Just a gentle reminder that we're all amazing and that, at the end of the day, loving ourselves is an important step towards loving others, our lives, and having relationships with others.

These 150 best self-love quotes are for everyone who has self-esteem issues or who occasionally dislikes themselves.

Self-love appears to be a relatively new phenomenon. As the concept of “self-care” becomes more and more popular in our society and culture, embracing and loving oneself has become increasingly crucial.

Self-love does not have to be difficult. All you have to do is completely accept yourself. After all, you have no choice but to be yourself. It's better to recognize your uniqueness than to strive to blend in with others.

These quotes will help you stop being self-critical and negative about your life and make you fall in love with yourself.

Top 10 Self-Love Quotes

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Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

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

Loving yourself is the best way to make your life easier.

You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.

A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.

Flowers just bloom and have no comparison with the ones next to it.

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

Love yourself. Be clear on how you want to be treated. Know your worth. Always.

Fashion is my way to express how much I love myself.

The right mental attitude will guide you towards feeling a sense of love that you deserve to experience.

Short Self-Love Quotes

Self-Love Quotes - Oprah

Seek to be whole, not perfect.

Talk to yourself like someone you love.

I’m doing it for me.

Bring the sun over my heart, I want to bloom.

The world has slowed so you can rediscover yourself.

Do things that make you feel good: mind, body, and soul.

You alone are enough, you have nothing to prove to anybody.

How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.

To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.

Gratitude is the least of the virtues, but ingratitude is the worst of vices.

You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.

Self-Love Quotes - R.z

To do: stop being so hard on myself.

Be kind to the person you are now.

Don’t let the bad days make you think you have a bad life.

Give yourself the love you’re willing to give to others.

There are no prerequisites to worthiness. You are born worthy.

Love yourself more, you’ll never regret it.

Be the love you never received.

Be loud about the things that are important to you.

Start healing your heart and you will look beautiful.

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Funny Self Love Quotes

Self-Love Quotes - Byron Katie

It’s not your job to like me…it’s mine.

You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.

Diane Von Furstenberg


Your problem is you’re … too busy holding onto your unworthiness.

I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly.

If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.

I am a queen because I know how to govern myself.

Accept who you are. Unless you’re a serial killer.

When you realize your self-worth you’ll stop giving people discounts.

The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.

Self-love seems so often unrequited.

Self-Love Quotes - Maxwell Maltz

Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.

We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.

Let’s begin by taking a smallish nap or two.

A. A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)


I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.

When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye.

When I was around 18, I looked in the mirror and said, ‘You’re either going to love yourself or hate yourself.’ And I decided to love myself. That changed a lot of things.

I’ve finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?

Yes, I am weird, weird is good. Normal is overrated.

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.

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I don’t wear the opinions of others anymore, I learnt to dress myself.

Self-Love Quotes - Nikki Rowe

The things that make me different are the things that make me me.

A. A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)


In a society that profits from your self-doubt, loving yourself is a rebellious act.

We must fall in love with ourselves. I don’t like myself. I’m crazy about myself.

If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.

The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually.

A. A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)


Don’t belittle yourself. Be BIG yourself.

It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.

The bags under my eyes are Prada.

Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.

Self-Love Quotes - Anonymous

Doubt me, hate me, you’re the inspiration I need.

Be a pineapple: stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.

People think, ‘Oh, I’m loving myself by sitting on this sofa for four hours.’ Love yourself enough to get up!

You were born to be real, not to be perfect.

Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.

Best Self-Love Quotes

Self-Love Quotes - Katrina Mayer

Loving yourself isn’t vanity; it’s sanity.

Self confidence is a super power. Once you start to believe in yourself, magic starts happening.

If you are heartbroken, still leave your heart open, so pain can find an exit.

Flowers grow back even after the harshest winters, you will too.

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.

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.

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.

Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.

If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.

You have to choose yourself, even when others refuse to.

Happiness Self-Love Quotes

Self-Love Quotes - Angela C. Santomero

Self-love is necessary for a functional and successful life.

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.

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.

Self-kindness is self-empathy. And even when I talk to myself like someone I love and it feels weird, it works.

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

Hatred is never ended by hatred but by love.

To love is to be vulnerable.

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.

Tell yourself how wonderful you are, how great you are. Tell yourself how much you love yourself.

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.

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Woman Self Love Quotes

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Make happiness your priority and be gentle with yourself in the process.

The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.

If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.

She will rise. With a spine of steel and a roar like thunder, she will rise.

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.

You are not your mistakes. They are what you did. Not who you are.

Accepting yourself only as long as you look a certain way isn’t self love, it’s self destruction.

Bring the sun over my heart, I want to bloom.

Life tried to crush her, but only succeeded in creating a diamond.

Unconditional self love is all the really matters in life. It’s where real life begins.

Journey To Self-Love Quotes

Self-Love Quotes - S.c. Laurie

Breathe darling, this is just a chapter. It’s not your whole story.

Love yourself so much that when someone treats you wrong, you recognize it.

I love the person I’ve become because I fought to become her.

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.

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.

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.’

The people who trigger us to feel negative emotion are messengers. They are messengers for the unhealed parts of our being.

The entire universe deserve your love. You also deserve to experience it back.

Know your worth. Don’t ask for it. State it once and never accept anything less.

We are all born so beautiful the greatest tragedy is being convinced we are not.

Shout out to all the people who haven’t felt okay recently, but are getting up every day and refusing to quit. Stay strong.

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.

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.

Don’t go back to less just because you’re too impatient to wait for better.

Don’t let the bad days make you think you have a bad life.

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Inspirational Self-Love Quotes

Self-Love Quotes - Unknown

There are no prerequisites to worthiness. You are born worthy.

Give yourself the love you’re willing to give to others.

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I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side.

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.

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.

Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.

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.

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.

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.

Quotes on Self Respect and Love

Self-Love Quotes - Miguel Angel Ruiz

Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.

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.

All relationships are a reflection of your relationship with yourself.

Their opinions are not your oxygen.

Know your worth. You must find the courage to leave the table if respect is no longer being served.

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.

You are good enough. You do deserve good things. You are smart enough. You are worthy of love and respect.

The respect you show to others (or lack thereof) is an immediate reflection on your self respect.

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.

Self love, self respect, self worth… there is a reason they all start with ‘self’. You can’t find them in anyone else.

Bible Quotes on Self Love

Self-Love Quotes - Micah 7:8

For though I fall, I will rise again.

Let all that you do be done in love.

I loved you at your darkest.

Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit, you choose.

Though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.

Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.

But as for you, be strong, and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

For no one has ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it.

You are of more value than many sparrows.

More Self-Love Quotes

Find out who you are and do it on purpose.

Self-Love Quotes - Dolly Parton

Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself.

In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.

The Golden Rule is a two-way street: we should do unto ourselves as we do unto others.

You get the benefits of both giving and receiving compassion when you offer it to yourself.

Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves.

Unless we love and treat ourselves well, we are ill-equipped to do the same for others.

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.

To accept oneself completely is to know the truest kind of self-love.

Compassion for self and others may very well be the answer to healing our hurt, hate-filled world.

Self-love quotes can reenergize you if you've been less loving to yourself lately. We've all experienced times when we wondered if we were loving ourselves enough, suppressed ourselves excessively, or spent too much time trying to fit in and be liked.

But we do hope that these self-love quotes help you remember how wonderful you are. You only need to be yourself.

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