55 Beautiful Quotes About Self-Love
Here are 55 beautiful quotes to inspire self-love and personal acceptance.
Easier said than done right?
Have a think about how you feel when you're at your very best.
Maybe you're killing it at work. Or your exercise routine is starting to pay off. Or maybe when you're relationship is going really well. Maybe you're easily juggling all of life's balls. Or when life just feels...better.
It's easier to like and accept yourself during those times. But not so easy during the more challenging times.
Which is counterintuitive really. Especially considering that those people who are able to love, respect and accept themselves more, are more likely to:
- have greater confidence,
- more success,
- live a happier life,
- be more empathetic and understanding of others,
- live a less fear-based life,
- have less self-imposed stress,
- have a greater self-awareness and
- the ability to focus on their life's missions.
Ah... sign me up, right?
Well, the journey to self-love is not always easy, but it is definitely worth aiming for.
Here are 55 quotes that will get you thinking about how to accept and love yourself more:
“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.”
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment" Ralph Waldo Emerson
“When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.” Marianne Williamson
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom" Anais Nin
“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness.” Brené Brown
I am strong because I’ve been weak.
I am fearless because I’ve been afraid.
I am wise because I’ve been foolish.
“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
"Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you." Lilly Singh
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
“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” Brené Brown
“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance”
“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” Mark Twain
"As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others" Marianne Williamson
“You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” Brené Brown
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” Lucille Ball
“And I said to my body. softly.
‘I want to be your friend.’
it took a long breath. and replied,
‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.”
“The most important day is the day you decide you’re good enough for you. It’s the day you set yourself free” Brittany Josephina
"When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier.” Diane Von Furstenberg
“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.
“Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness” Ram Dass
“You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don't know it, all of that doesn't even matter.
Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of your life wasted, is a moment of your life thrown away.
It's not like you have forever, so don't waste any of your seconds, don't throw even one of your moments away.”
C. JoyBell C.
“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” Louise L. Hay
“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” Malcolm S. Forbes
“Don't stop now. Keep going. The next time someone makes you feel though, winning as you are, perhaps you're getting too big for your britches; say to them silently, "i haven't even started yet.” Marianne Williamson
“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“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.”
"Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others" Christopher Germer
“I am so beautiful, sometimes people weep when they see me. And it has nothing to do with what I look like really, it is just that I gave myself the power to say that I am beautiful, and if I could do that, maybe there is hope for them too. And the great divide between the beautiful and the ugly will cease to be. Because we are all what we choose.” Margaret Cho
“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
“How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you” Rupi Kaur
“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” Maxwell Maltz
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“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.” Dan Coppersmith
"Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think." Benjamin Disraeli
"You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are."
“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.” Steve Maraboli
“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” C G Jung
"We acquire the strength we have overcome." Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” Bob Moawad
“If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.”
“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely” C.G. Jung
“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” André Gide
"Nobody can bring you peace but yourself" Ralph Waldo Emerson
"It is one of the beautiful compensations in this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself" Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Be yourself, but always your better self."
Karl G. Maeser
"Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish." Brad Henry
"When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others." Anais Nin
"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you." Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Self-approval and self-acceptance in the now are the main keys to positive changes in every area of our lives.” Louise Hay
"Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward."
“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” Brené Brown
"Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth." Oprah Winfrey
We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past, but by the love we're not extending in the present." Marianne Williamson
“Confidence is contagious; so is lack of confidence.” Vince Lombardi
Self-Love & Self-Esteem
We could all use a little more self-compassion and self-love in our lives. By reading the above inspirational quotes, I hope that they will open your mind to the standards that you set for yourself, and for how others treat you.
I will admit that I used to find the notion of self-love quite egotistical and selfish.
But in fact, the lack of self-love does not do anybody any favours. For ourselves or our loved ones. It's limiting ourselves greatly.
As a mother, it also caused me to think about how we play a big role in modelling how our children should be treating themselves and their future successes, and that alone is powerful.
Getting to know ourselves better - our strengths and weaknesses - and really owning and accepting them is an enormous concept.
If you were able to improve your self-love, how do you think this could benefit you?