79 Self-Love Quotes to Help You Realize Your True Value

Did you know that practice of self-love has been linked to lower stress levels and better mental health? In our fast-paced, achievement-oriented society, we often forget to pause and appreciate the person we are.

Self-love is a journey, an essential one, and these quotes serve as signposts, guiding and encouraging us along this path.

79 Self-Love Quotes

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

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

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

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

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” – Carl Jung

“Self-love is not selfish; you cannot truly love another until you know how to love yourself.”

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

“Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line.” – Lucille Ball

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde

“You are enough just as you are.” – Meghan Markle

“Self-love is the source of all our other loves.” – Pierre Corneille

“Be proud of who you are, and not ashamed of how someone else sees you.”

“Self-love is not selfish; it is essential to your wellbeing and the wellbeing of the world.”

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

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

“Love yourself and dream bigger.” – Teresa Collins

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

“You deserve someone who makes you feel like the otherworldly creature you are. Yourself.” – Amanda Lovelace

“Be yourself. An original is so much better than a copy.”

“Self-love. It is the first romance.”

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

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

“Be enough for yourself first; the rest of the world can wait.” – fw

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

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

“You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” – Yogi Bhajan

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

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

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” – Wayne Dyer

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

“Self-love is the greatest middle finger of all time.”

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

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

“Self-love is asking yourself what you need – everyday – and then making sure you receive it.” – Unknown

“Self-love is the act of giving a voice to your truth.” – Asa Don Brown

“Self-love is the balance between accepting yourself as you are while knowing you deserve better, and then working towards it.”

“Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it.” – Anna Taylor

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

“Self-love is not a destination; it’s a journey that’s never-ending.” – Tara Stiles

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

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

“Self-love is the act of catering to one’s own comfort, happiness, and well-being, without sacrificing them for others, yet not at the expense of others.”

“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

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

“Self-love is the foundation of our loving practice. Without it, our other efforts to love fail.” – Bell Hooks

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

“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

“Self-love is the best way to find true love.” – Amy Leigh Mercree

“Love yourself enough to take the actions required for your happiness.” – Steve Maraboli

“The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

“Self-love is not a luxury; it is a necessity.”

“When you start loving yourself and respecting your time and energy, things will change. Get to know your worth, and your value will go up.”

“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” – Veronica A. Shoffstall

“Loving yourself isn’t just a personal triumph, it’s a gift to the world.”

“You are the only person with whom you will spend your entire life. Embrace and love who you are.”

“Self-love is the cure to self-hate.” – Tyrese Gibson

“Self-love is not about self-indulgence, it’s about self-preservation.” – Audre Lorde

“Your self-love is a medicine for the earth.” – Yung Pueblo

“Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” – Byron Katie

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

“Self-love is the key to unlocking your greatness.” – Unknown

“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.” – Ken Keyes Jr.

“You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.” – Wayne W. Dyer

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

“Self-love is the act of valuing one’s own happiness and well-being above all others.”

“The greatest love story of all is the one you have with yourself.” – Unknown

“Self-love is not about being arrogant or egotistical, it’s about respecting and understanding yourself.”

“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

“Self-love is the first step to self-improvement.”

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

“You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.” – Sophia Bush

“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

“Self-love is your superpower. When you love yourself, you change the world.”

“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 are beautiful because you let yourself feel, and that is a brave thing indeed.” – Shinji Moon

“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

“Self-love is not about being arrogant or egocentric, it’s about respecting your own journey and worth.”

“When you love yourself, you automatically attract feelings of love for others around you.” – Rhonda Byrne

“Self-love is the act of giving yourself the compassion and respect that you deserve.”