49 Quotes About Loving Oneself

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Finding the courage and a way to love yourself is not always easy. These quotes about loving oneself focus on you being fearless and relentless in embracing your outer and inner beauty.

“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.”

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”

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

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”

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

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

“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.”

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.”

“People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people’s minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.”

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

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.”

“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.”

“There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself.”

“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

“There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.”

“To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.”

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

“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”

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

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

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right.”

“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 judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.”

“When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment.”

“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.”

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

“Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?”

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

“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”

“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.”

“Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness.”

Take the guilt and shame away from your life now. Look in the mirror and see the good and inner beauty. Learning to love yourself is not an easy journey, but it is certainly one you can make.