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160 Self-Love Quotes For A Fearless And Unapologetic You

160 Self-Love Quotes For A Fearless And Unapologetic You

Embracing self-love is like discovering a hidden treasure within yourself, waiting to be found.  Scroll down to read an inspiring collection of self-love quotes and let the journey to loving yourself begin!

10 Self-Love Quotes Picked By Author

1. “As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.” — Charlie Chaplin

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2. “Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” ― Aberjhani

3. “We can’t be so desperate for love that we forget where we can always find it; within.” ― Alexandra Elle

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

5. “Forgiving yourself, believing in yourself, and choosing to love yourself are the best gifts one could receive.” ― Brittany Burgunder 

6. “No boundary or barrier surrounds the heart of a person that loves their self and others.” ― Shannon L. Alder

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

8. “Self-love is the elixir of an immortal heart.” ― Amy Leigh Mercree

9. “To love yourself 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

10. “When we fulfill our function, which is to truly love ourselves and share love with others, then true happiness sets in.” ― Gabrielle Bernstein

Inspiring Quotes About Loving Yourself

1. “Celebrate who you are in your deepest heart. Love yourself and the world will love you.” ― Amy Leigh Mercree

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2. “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

3. “I just wanted to remind you, in case you needed to hear it, to be kind and loving to yourself, and talk to yourself like you would talk to your best friend.” — Camila Cabello

4. “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” — Diane von Furstenberg

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

6. “Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

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

8. “Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” — Louise Hay

9. “Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Set your life on fire.” — Rumi

10. “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

11. “Did your mom ever tell you, ‘If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything’? She was right — and talking nicely also applies when you’re talking to yourself, even inside your head.” — Victoria Moran

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

13. “My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws and to stop this incessant worrying that I can’t be loved as I am.” ― Anaïs Nin

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

15. “One of the best guides to how to be self-loving is to give ourselves the love we are often dreaming about receiving from others.” ― Bell Hooks

See also: 130 Self-Love Affirmations To Help You Embrace Yourself

Learning To Love Yourself Quotes

1. “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 Sri Ravi Shankar

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2. “Once you embrace your value, talents, and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” — Rob Liano

3. “If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.” — Wayne Dyer

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

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.

See also: 90 Self-Sabotage Quotes To Free You From Your Own Mind

6. “A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else.” — Haruki Murakami

7. “No other love no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love.” — Edmond Mbiaka

8. “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

9. “Sometimes your soulmate is yourself. Sometimes you have to be the love of your life until you discover that type of love in someone else.” — r.h. Sin

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

11. “I feel keeping a promise to yourself is a direct reflection of the love you have for yourself. I used to make promises to myself and find them easy to break. Today, I love myself enough to not only make a promise to myself, but I love myself enough to keep that promise” ― Steve Maraboli

12. “I don’t think that loving yourself is a choice. I think that it’s a decision that has to be made for survival.” — Lizzo

13. “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

14. “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

15. “I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.” — Maya Angelou

See also: 160 Wise Quotes About Focusing On Yourself To Empower You

Self-Love Positive Aesthetic Quotes

1. “I’m all about body positivity and self-love because I believe that we can save the world if we first save ourselves.” — Lizzo

2. “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

3. “Learn to be alone without being lonely. Learn to admire your beauty without finding fault. Learn to love yourself without the love of others.” — h.r.d

4. “Tell your daughters how you love your body. Tell them how they must love theirs. Tell them every woman’s body is beautiful because every woman’s soul is unique.” ― Nikita Gill

5. “When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.” ― Diane Von Furstenberg

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6. “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.” — Kate Winslet

7. “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” — Sophia Loren

8. “Women have to take the time to focus on our mental health—take time for self, for the spiritual, without feeling guilty or selfish. The world will see you the way you see you and treat you the way you treat yourself.” — Beyoncé

9. “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

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

11. “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

12. “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

13. “Fashion is my way to express how much I love myself.” — Laura Bruneau

14. “It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.” — Diane Von Furstenberg

15. “Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.” — Deborah Day

See also: 210 Killer Self Love Captions For Instagram To Lift You Up

I Love Myself Quotes

1. “I like me. I like my story and all the bumps and bruises. That’s what makes me uniquely me.” — Michelle Obama

See also: 200 Me Myself And I Quotes To Make You Love Yourself More

2. “I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.” ― Madonna

3. “I’m not going to apologize for who I am and I’m going to actually love the skin that I’m in. I’m not gonna be striving for some other version of myself.” — Amy Schumer

4. “I celebrate myself, and sing myself.” — Walt Whitman

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

6. “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 judgment called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.” — Kim McMillen

7. “I am sure of myself as a person. I am sure of my talent. I’m sure of my love for life and that sort of thing. I am very content, I like the kind of person that I am.” — Dolly Parton

8. “If there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.” — Beyoncé

9. “I remind myself to be kind to myself, and as slightly ridiculous as it may sound, to treat myself in the same gentle way I’d want to treat a daughter of mine. It really helps.” — Emma Stone

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

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11. “The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people.” — Jamie Lee Curtis

12. “One day I woke up and realized I was not made for anyone. I was made for me. I am my own.” — Unknown

13. “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.’” — Oprah Winfrey

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

15. “I’ve finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?” — Goldie Hawn

See also: List Of Top 100 Self-Reflection Quotes To Help You Thrive

Self-Worth Self-Love Quotes

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

2. “Self-worth is so vital to your happiness if you don’t feel good about yourself, it’s hard to feel good about anything else.” — Mandy Hale

3. “Don’t waste a second of your time convincing other people you’re worth loving.” — Atticus

4. “Self-worth comes from one thing — thinking that you are worthy.” — Wayne Dyer

5. “Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” — Beyoncé

6. “Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth.” — Oprah Winfrey

7. “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

8. “Stand up for who you are. Respect your Self and ignite the divine sparks in you.” — Amit Ray

9. “What we earn isn’t our worth. Our worth is so much more; it’s priceless.” ― John Moody

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

11. “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

12. “You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing.” ― Richard P. Feynman

13. “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

14. “Nothing has value without self-worth.” ― Rasheed Ogunlaru

15. “There will always be someone who can’t see your worth. Don’t let it be you.” ― Mel Robbins

See also: 130 Self Worth Quotes To Remind You Of Your Greatness

Self-Love Self-Care Quotes

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

2. “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

3. “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

4. “You have to create little pockets of joy in your life to take care of yourself.” — Jonathan Van Ness

5. “When you take care of yourself, you’re a better person for others. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others better.” — Solange Knowles

6. “Taking care of yourself isn’t about trying to become perfect. It’s about realizing and honoring, in every moment, that you already are.” — Vironika Tugaleva

7. “For those of you who struggle with guilt regarding self-care, answer this question: What greater gift can you give to those you love than your own wholeness?” ― Shannon Tanner

8. “Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Fall in love with the path of deep healing. Fall in love with becoming the best version of yourself but with patience, with compassion, and respect to your own journey.” — S. McNutt

9. “If we spent our years nurturing the best of ourselves, heaven would be felt on earth.” ― Nikki Rowe

10. “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

11. “Self-care is giving the world the best you instead of what’s left of you.” — Katie Reed

12. “Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” — Diana, Princess of Wales

13. “Self-care is how you take your power back.” — Lalah Delia

14. “Put yourself first. Self-love is not selfish at all. It means that you’re taking care of yourself, and like my mom reinforced to me, to make sure that I was safe and that I was healthy.” — Laurie Hernandez

15. “Take care of your body as if you were going to live forever; and take care of your soul as if you were going to die tomorrow.” — St. Augustine

Self-Love Self-Appreciation Quotes

1. “Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who holds a low opinion of himself.” ― Anthony Trollope

2. “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.” — Adele

3. “People who repeatedly attack your confidence and self-esteem are quite aware of your potential, even if you are not.” ― Wayne Gerard Trotman

4. “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

5. “Simply give to yourselves that which you need — which is love and appreciation without judgment.” ― Réné Gaudette

6. “Self-appreciation is a sign of maturity, seeking appreciation is a sign of immaturity.” ― Sivaprakash Sidhu

7. “If you really want to change society, encourage self-appreciation.” ― Réné Gaudette

8. “The self is a subjective entity created by our thoughts and deeds. All sense of happiness and emotional wellbeing turns upon how a person organizes their stream of consciousness into a creation and development of a positive or negative self-image.” ― Kilroy J. Oldster

9. “When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.” ― Oprah Winfrey

10. “Take a 2-minute self-appreciation break every day — Slow down, take a break, and answer this question: What are 3 things I can appreciate about myself?” ― Abhishek Ratna

11. “I don’t wear the opinions of others anymore, I learnt to dress myself.” ― Nikki Rowe

12. “The less approval I get, the more chances I have to develop a relationship with my inner sense of approval. Thankless environments are actually useful for this. They help me discover my own thankfulness and my own self-appreciation.” ― Vironika Tugaleva

13. “The only step that makes the valuable to become valueless is the negative side of your eyes that you use to see it.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

14. “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

15. “Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it.” — Thaddeus Golas

Motivational Love Yourself Quotes

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

2. “Love yourself when you’re tired. Love yourself when you’re weak. Love yourself when you’re confused. Love yourself when you’re broken. Love yourself when you’re restored.” — MB

3. “You are free, you are powerful, you are good, you are loved, you have value, you have a purpose. All is well.” — Abraham Hicks

4. “Why do I have to be like everyone else? Why can’t people just let other people feel good about themselves and do what they want? Wear whatever you want people! As long as you feel good about yourself that’s what matters. Don’t ever let anyone stifle who you are and how you express yourself.” — Arielle Winter

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

6. “There is you and you. This is a relationship. This is the most important relationship.” ― Nayyirah Waheed

7. “Self-love — it doesn’t mean that everyone will treat you the way you deserve to be treated. It means that you won’t let them change the way you see yourself; nor will you stick around for them to destroy you.” — Tony A. Gaskins Jr.

8. “Your biggest commitment must always be to yourself.” — Bridgett Devoue

9. “If you are happy, you can give happiness. If you don’t love yourself and if you are unhappy with yourself, you can’t give anything else but that.” — Gisele Bündchen

10. “When you make a mistake, respond to yourself in a loving way rather than a self-shaming way.” — Ellie Holcomb

11. “Be enough for yourself first. The rest of the world can wait.” — fw

12. “You’ve got to love yourself first. You’ve got to be okay on your own before you can be okay with somebody else.” — Jennifer Lopez

13. “When you feel your worst is when you need to love yourself more.” — Unknown

14. “Life is too short to spend it at war with yourself.” — Unknown

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

Wise Quotes On Self-Love

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

2. “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.” ― Eartha Kitt

3. “By doing the work to love ourselves more, I believe we will love each other better.”—  Laverne Cox

4. “If you’re not someone who has a natural and effortless love for yourself, it’s hard to let go of your desire to please other people, and that’s really not an ingredient for a happy life.” — Anne Hathaway

5. “Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.” — George R.R. Martin

6. “In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.” — Unknown

7. “Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.” — Brené Brown

8. “Not only do self-love and love of others go hand in hand but ultimately they are indistinguishable.” ― M. Scott Peck

9. “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

10. “Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.” — Les Brown

11. “This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it.” — Voltaire

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

13. “People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.” — Dan Pearce

14. “Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.” — Unknown

15. “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 Wilson Watts

Short Self-Love Quotes

1. “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” — Oscar Wilde

2. “You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.” — Unknown

3. “Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.” — William Shakespeare

4. “May you choose yourself, always!” ― Malebo Sephodi

5. “Our first and last love is self-love.” — Christian Nestell Bovee

6. “Talk to yourself like someone you love.” — Brené Brown

7. “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” — Mark Twain

8. “All love begins with the love within.” — Vironika Tugaleva

9. “Keep watering yourself. You’re growing.” — E.Russell

10. “Be a master at loving yourself and people will follow.” — Kim Guerra

11. “Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

12. “You must want to spend the rest of your life with yourself first.” — Rupi Kaur

13. “Treat yourself like someone you love.” ― Glennon Doyle

14. “In your own life it’s important to know how spectacular you are.” — Steve Maraboli

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

To Conclude

There really are times when we forget the most essential relationship we have: the one with ourselves.

I hope these self-love quotes reminded you that in such times you should take a moment to reflect on who you are, appreciate your uniqueness, and treat yourself with the same compassion you offer to others!

160 Self-Love Quotes For A Fearless And Unapologetic You