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50 Best Self-Love Quotes – Short Sayings About Loving Yourself

Orignally published on 2022-01-21 20:40:00 by www.womansday.com

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Self-care, and ideas for how to implement it, have been popular topics of conversation over the last several years. Whether or not you’ve read the best self-help books or mapped out a routine to help you stay on track, you’re likely familiar with what it looks like (exercise, a bubble bath, or quality time with friends might come to mind), and the many health benefits it has to offer. Self-love is a related concept, but it is also much more personal in several important ways.

As these quotes about self-love will illustrate, learning to value oneself is a process of discovery that looks different for every person. Psychology Today explains that it’s not as simple as getting a makeover or finding a new relationship. Instead, self-love grows from “actions that support our physical, psychological, and spiritual growth.” It’s an ongoing process that can be cultivated through acts such as mindfulness, creating boundaries, forgiveness, and living intentionally, all of which will mean something completely unique for every individual.

While this might all sound daunting, these quotes will inspire you to get started on your self-love journey. Some of the most well-known writers, entertainers, fashion designers, and even Supreme Court justices have made powerful statements about learning to embrace their individuality to lead richer, more fulfilling lives. Finding and maintaining self-love isn’t the most straightforward task for anyone, but these sentiments show how it’s well-worth the pursuit.

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1

Oscar Wilde

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.”

2

Diane Von Furstenberg

“When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier.”

3

Tina Fey, Bossypants

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

4

Rumi

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”

5

Marilyn Monroe

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”

6

Brené Brown

“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”

7

Nora Ephron

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”

8

Tara Westover

“Forgiveness isn’t just the absence of anger. I think it’s also the presence of self-love, when you actually begin to value yourself.

9

Unknown

“Be so completely yourself that everyone else feels safe to be themselves, too.”

10

Eartha Kitt

“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.”

11

Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart

“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.”

12

Lucille Ball

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

13

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.”

14

Warsan Shire

“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.”

15

Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

16

Aristotle

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”

17

Tyra Banks

“Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself.”

18

Buddha

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

19

Kate Mara

“Being comfortable in your own skin is one of the most important things to achieve. I’m still working on it!”

20

Fred Rogers

“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.”

21

Adele

“I think no matter what you look like, the key first of all is to be happy with yourself. And then you know if you want to improve things you don’t like about yourself, then do it after you appreciate yourself.”

22

Anna Taylor

“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.”

23

Coco Chanel

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”

24

Virgil Abloh

“I’m always trying to prove to my 17-year-old self that I can do creative things I thought weren’t possible.”

25

Toni Morrison, Beloved

“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”

26

Michelle Obama

“Just do what works for you, because there will always be somebody who thinks differently.”

27

Michael J. Fox

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.”

28

Lena Dunham

“It is interesting how often we can’t see all the ways in which we are being strong.”

29

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”

30

Dan Coppersmith

“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.”

31

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”

32

bell hooks

“If we give our children sound self-love, they will be able to deal with whatever life puts before them.”

33

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

34

Laurie Hernandez

“Put yourself first. Self-love is not selfish at all. It means that you’re taking care of yourself.”

35

Kate Winslet

“Nobody is perfect. I just don’t believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, ‘This is who I am and look at me not being perfect!’ I’m proud of that.”

36

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”

37

Eleanor Roosevelt

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

38

André Gide

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.”

39

Queen Latifah

“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.”

40

Oprah Winfrey

“I was once afraid of people saying ‘Who does she think she is?’ Now I have the courage to stand and say, ‘This is who I am.’”

41

Venus Williams

“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right here.”

42

M. Scott Peck

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”

43

Helen Keller

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.”

44

Tina Turner

“Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything…whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.”

45

Meghan Markle

“If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine?”

46

May Sarton

“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”

47

Sally Field

“It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.”

48

Jean Shinoda Bolen

“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.”

49

Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

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

50

George Eliot

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

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Orignally published on 2022-01-21 20:40:00 by www.womansday.com

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