ᐅ169+ Self Love Quotes to Feel Your Best in Hard Times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

“You are of more value than many sparrows.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

“For though I fall, I will rise again.”

“I loved you at your darkest.”

“Let all that you do be done in love.”

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“I am unapologetically myself.”

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

“Flowers need time to bloom. So do you.”

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

“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.”

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

“Love yourself more, you’ll never regret it.”

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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

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

“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

“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

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

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

“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

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

“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

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

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

“I’m doing it for me.” – Unknown

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

“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.”

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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