Love Yourself Quotes – 40 Inspiring Quotes on Self-Acceptance

Love Yourself Quotes

Loving yourself doesn’t mean being egotistical, narcissistic or vain.

It’s about self-acceptance. And a healthy self-esteem.

Loving yourself is accepting yourself – for who you are, positives and negatives. Successes and failures. Owning up to mistakes, learning lessons and trying again the next day. Knowing where you’re going in life and why.

Just some of the many benefits of self-acceptance and loving yourself include:

  • You make smarter choices and life decisions,
  • You set clear boundaries for how others treat you,
  • You stop seeking approval from others,
  • You respect your body, mind and spirit,
  • You don’t self-sabotage,
  • Your confidence increases,
  • You enjoy alone time,
  • You will be more positive, leading to more opportunities and
  • Increased happiness

Sounds inspiring right?

In order to encourage and motivate you to work on your self-acceptance (and it does require ongoing work), here are some inspiring quotes that make very valid points!

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Love Yourself Quotes to Inspire You


 “People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.” Wayne Dyer


“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” Maxwell Maltz


“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


“I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.” Kristen Neff


“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


“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.” Lucille Ball


“Scarcity of self-value cannot be remedied by money, recognition, affection, attention or influence.” Gary Zukav


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


“Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.” Jenn Proske


“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” Mahatma Gandhi


“It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” W.C. Fields


“Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself.” Unknown


“She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.” Anais Nin


“Don’t forget to tell yourself positive things daily! You must love yourself internally to glow externally.” Hannah Bronfman


“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” Marianne Williamson


“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” Benjamin Spock


 “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


“Becoming acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs.” Daphne Rose Kingma


“Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world making the most of one’s best.” Harry Emerson Fosdick


“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


“Friendship with one’s self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” Eleanor Roosevelt


“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” Mary Dunbar


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


Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.” Robert Holden


“Love yourself first, because that’s who you’ll be spending the rest of your life with.” Unknown


“Loving yourself starts with liking yourself, which starts with respecting yourself, which starts with thinking of yourself in positive ways.” Jerry Corsten


“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely. The good and the bad – and make changes as you see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” Stacey Charter


“Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” Andre Gide


“Love yourself. Enough to take the actions required for your happiness. Enough to cut yourself loose from the drama-filled past. Enough to set a high standard for relationships. Enough to feed your mind and body in a healthy manner. Enough to forgive yourself. Enough to move on.” Steve Maraboli


“The more you love yourself, the less nonsense you’ll tolerate.” Unknown


 “The fact that someone else loves you doesn’t rescue you from the project of loving yourself.” Sahaj Kohli


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


“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” William James


“Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit.” Unknown


“Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish – it makes you indestructible.” Unknown


“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Washington Thurman


“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


“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


“The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” Robert Hand


“Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.” Zoe Kravitz


Love Myself Quotes


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


“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” – Diane Von Furstenberg


“The moment you know yourself, you have known the most precious thing in existence.” – Osho


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


“The journey to self-love and self-acceptance must begin with self-examination.” – Iyanla Vanzant


“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi


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


“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving yourself gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu


“You owe yourself the love that you so freely give to other people.” – Alexandra Elle


“Celebrate yourself for the journey you’ve embarked on, not just the milestones.” – Unknown


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


“The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” – Maya Angelou


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


“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.


“You were born to be real, not to be perfect. Embrace your imperfections.” – Unknown


“Self-love is the foundation of any genuine happiness and success.” – Robin Sharma


“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson


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


“To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” – Sandra Bierig


“There is no sense in punishing your future for the mistakes of your past. Forgive yourself, grow from it, and then let it go.” – Melanie Koulouris



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