100 Self-Love Quotes on Accepting & Loving Yourself

There is no better way to prioritize yourself and your dreams than to start your day by reading these self-love quotes. 

Everyone wants to be loved, and some even spend their whole lives searching for that feeling. We crave the intimacy, trust, and stability that romantic relationships provide, so we endlessly search the world for someone who will provide those for us.

However, our constant search for love from other people makes us forget about the existence and importance of self-love. We fail to look at ourselves and realize that unconditional and stable love comes from within.

So, starting today, practice loving yourself more and more each day. Have some compassion and understanding for yourself, and know that you are important to the world.

Read our complete collection below to guide you in adapting self-love.

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And don’t forget to check out these positive quotes.

Best Self-Love Quotes

1. “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

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.” – Anonymous

3. “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

4. “Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it.” – Thaddeus Golas

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

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

7. “Unconditional self-love is all that really matters in life. It’s where real life begins.” – Anonymous

8. “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 Gaskins

9. “Self-love is the way to you, to happiness, to possibilities, and to abundance.” – Nitin Namdeo

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

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

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

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

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

Inspirational Self-Love Quotes

15. “Self-love is necessary for a functional and successful life.” – Angela C. Santomero

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

17. “Loving oneself isn’t hard when you understand who and what ‘yourself’ is. It has nothing to do with the shape of your face, the size of your eyes, the length of your hair, or the quality of your clothes. It’s so beyond all of those things, and it’s what gives life to everything about you. Your own self is such a treasure.” – Phylicia Rashad

18. “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

19. “The biggest reason to love yourself unconditionally is that you are born for you, only for you, to live your own life, to breathe your own breath.” – Nitin Namdeo

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

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

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

23. “Regardless of the circumstances, you are always with you, and this is the only reason why you should love yourself first.” – Nitin Namdeo

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Self-Love Quotes to Encourage You to Start Prioritizing Yourself

24. “Be the love you never received.” – Rune Lazuli

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

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

27. “Self-respect, self-worth, and self-love all start with self. Stop looking outside of yourself for your value.” – Rob Liano

28. “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

29. “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

30. “When you feel your worst is when you need to love yourself more.” – Anonymous

31. “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

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Self-Love Quotes That’ll Help You Embrace the Whole of Your Being

32. “We can’t be so desperate for love that we forget where we can always find it—within.” – Alexandra Elle

33. “In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.” – Andrea Dykstra

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

35. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” – Katrina Mayer

36. “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

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

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

39. “If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better, and that makes you so happy.” – Kristin Chenoweth

40. “To love yourself is to understand you don’t need to be perfect to be good.” – Anonymous

41. “Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself. Love yourself.” – Anonymous

42. “Regardless of how anyone else feels about me, I am going to choose to love myself today.” – Anonymous

43. “To accept oneself completely is to know the truest kind of self-love.” – Anonymous

44. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” – Mark Twain

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45. “Love yourself more, you’ll never regret it.” – Ann Marie Molina

46. “Talk to yourself like someone you love.” – Brené Brown

47. “Gonna love myself. No, I don’t need anybody else.” – Hailee Steinfeld

48. “Unless your soul is pure, you cannot love yourself.” – Nitin Namdeo

49. “Give yourself the love you’re willing to give to others.” – Mahin Ismail

50. “I am not looking to escape my darkness. I’m learning to love myself here.” – Anonymous

51. “Your soul will never be fully nourished by anyone’s love but your own.” – Anonymous

52. “Love yourself so much that people around you also get attracted to you.” – Nitin Namdeo

53. “Being in love with yourself is the most beautiful thing.” – Anonymous

54. “Loving yourself is the greatest revolution.” – Anonymous

55. “Unconditional love is self-love only.” – Nitin Namdeo

Love Yourself Quotes That Are Packed With Wisdom

56. “Loving ourselves points us to capacities of resilience, compassion, and understanding within that are simply part of being alive.” – Kristin Neff

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

58. “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

59. “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

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

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

62. “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

63. “Healthy self-love means being gentle with the soul within you. To love oneself is the purest, bravest thing. Anybody in the entire world can experience self-love. Just do the simple acts of love for yourself, and then your authentic self begins.” – Anonymous

64. “We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves. 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

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

66. “Being grateful for life means you are loving yourself as you are.” – Nitin Namdeo

67. “If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.” – Anonymous

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

69. “Loving yourself is like gardening the flowers within you and expecting it from others is like putting the fork in your garden.” – Nitin Namdeo

70. “In the entire universe, you play such a huge role. The self-esteem and love you have for yourself is the only gift you need to give. It isn’t a selfish act to love yourself hard. Only you can love yourself to the fullest because you understand why every aspect of your life has happened. A self-love deficit isn’t what will bring you joy. The wrong mental attitude can be devastating in the world. If you have true self-esteem and high self-love, you can share that love with the world around you. To love oneself is to love the world, and a person learns that only when they show themselves the kindness they deserve.” – Anonymous

Interesting Self-Love Quotes on What This Kind of Love Entails

71. “You become the best version of yourself when you know the value of self-love.” – Nitin Namdeo

72. “Self-love is such a treatment that can heal your soul.” – Nitin Namdeo

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

74. “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

75. “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

76. “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

77. “To me, it’s that incredible sense of belonging and peace within your own self and heart that really is joy.” – Goldie Hawn

78. “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

79. “Nothing else falls into line when you’re cold to your own person. Everything else falls into line when you open your heart to yourself and stay true to your own person.” – Anonymous

80. “Sometimes, you need to take a break from everyone and spend time alone, to experience, appreciate, and love yourself.” – Robert Tew

81. “As I began to love myself, I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health—food, people, things, situations, and everything that drawn me down and away from myself.” – Charlie Chaplin

Self-Love Quotes for Everyone Who Needs a New Perspective

82. “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

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

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

85. “Regard yourself, love yourself, on the grounds that there has never been an individual like you and there never will be again.” – Osho

86. “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

87. “When you love yourself, there’s no such thing as low self-esteem. Establish true self-esteem to experience the best kind of love with yourself.” – Anonymous

88. “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

89. “Unless we love and treat ourselves well, we are ill-equipped to do the same for others.” – Angela C. Santomero

Self-Love Quotes About Taking Care of Yourself

90. “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.” – Sylvester McNutt

91. “The self-love needed for self-care is missing. Academicians use terms like self-esteem, self-worth, self-support, and self-care, but rarely self-love. That is left to the spiritual community. People don’t realize that taking care of their own needs, eating, drinking, brushing their teeth, showering, wearing clean clothes, going to work are all acts of self-love.” – Angela C. Santomero 

92. “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

More Love Yourself Quotes to Guide You in Your Journey

93. “Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.” – Anonymous

94. “There are many ways to love yourself. You should try every day a new way.” – Nitin Namdeo

95. “Learn to love yourself enough to be happy in your own company, not needing to use anyone as an escape.” – Samantha Camargo

96. “Demonstrate love by giving it, unconditionally, to yourself. And as you do, you will attract others into your life who will love you without conditions.” – Anonymous

97. “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

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

99. “The absence of self-love can never be replaced with the presence of people’s love for you.” – Edmond Mbiaka

100. “Loving you, caring you, respecting you, and appreciating you is not the duty of others. It’s all your responsibility.” – Nitin Namdeo

How Do You Practice Self-Love?

We can all agree on how hard it is to be kind to ourselves on our lowest and darkest days. Most of us beat ourselves up for making mistakes and experiencing failures, even if it is a part of life and being human. We wallow in this sadness and forget it is up to us to make ourselves better than before.

We sometimes wait for someone to make us feel better because our hate for ourselves makes us forget to consider self-love. Some of us even believe that loving ourselves is selfish and cruel. However, it is the opposite. 

Self-love goes beyond ourselves because it touches other people, too. You spread compassion, happiness, and warmth to everyone you meet when you love yourself. Love starts within us, and it’s not good to always rely on others.

Hopefully, these self-love quotes were able to teach you what it means to love yourself. Live a life full of love, and take out this list whenever you need a reminder. 

Which self-love quote is your favorite? Do you have more quotes to add to the collection? Comment below!

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Hi, I’m Karen, a content curator and writer for Quote Ambition; I’m also a marketing and advertising professional. Beyond the keyboard and the screen, I’m someone who’s out to enjoy every bit that life has to offer!

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