The Most Beautiful Self-Love Quotes For The Love You Deserve

A collection of tender and uplifting words to inspire self-love in our hearts.

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I deeply believe that self-love is fundamental to a fulfilled life. When we love ourselves, we become stronger, happier, and more peaceful.

The relationship we have with ourselves is the most important one of all, and we must give ourselves the time and care we need to develop it compassionately. In fact, I made a 21-day self-love course to help you out here.

In this post, I have brought together the most beautiful and thought-provoking self-love quotes to encourage you and me to embrace the person we are wholeheartedly. You deserve to love yourself!

Self-love Quotes

“Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn't have the time to sit around and talk about you. What's important to me is not others' opinions of me, but what's important to me is my opinion of myself.”
― C. JoyBell C

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“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

“how you love yourself is
how you teach others
to love you”
― Rupi Kaur

Image with self-love quote by Charles Bukowski

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

“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”
― Brené Brown

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

“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

Image with self-love quote by Steve Maraboli

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

“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

“People who love themselves come across as very loving, generous and kind; they express their self-confidence through humility, forgiveness, and inclusiveness.”
― Sanaya Roman

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

“She held herself until the sobs of the child inside subsided entirely. I love you, she told herself. It will all be okay.”
― H. Raven Rose

Image with self-love quote by Sanober Khan

“When admiring other people's gardens, don't forget to tend to your own flowers.”
― Sanober Khan

“There will always be someone who can't see your worth. Don't let it be you”
― Mel Robbins

“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

“Be you, love you. All ways, always.”
― Alexandra Elle

“If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do.”
― Vironika Tugaleva

Image with self-love quote by Deborah Day

“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.”
― Deborah Day

“Forgiving yourself, believing in yourself, and choosing to love yourself are the best gifts one could receive.”
― Brittany Burgunder

“To find a happy ending with someone else, first you have to find it alone.”
― Soman Chainani

“I have many faults and I have many fears, but I am going to embrace myself as hard as I can, and I’m starting to love myself, little by little.”
― Kim Namjoon

“You deserve a love that's deeper than the ocean.
A love that's brighter than the sun.
A love that's higher than the mountains.
A love that you can only find inside yourself.”
― Juansen Dizon

“Because before you can worry about who’s in your passenger seat, you have to learn to drive yourself.”
― Kelly Quindlen

“All I plead with you is this: make love of your self perfect”
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Image with self-love quote by Nayyirah Waheed

“there is you and you.
this is a relationship.
this is the most important relationship.”
― Nayyirah Waheed

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

“Being present to yourself in love and with kindness is the ultimate gift.”
― Amy Leigh Mercree

“I found a home in my own heart.”
― Njau Kihia

“Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.”
― Akiroq Brost

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
― Dr. Seuss

“The challenge is… learning to be my own best friend instead of my own worst critic.”
― Kristen Butler

Love Yourself Quotes

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

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

“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.”
― Deborah Day

“Once you embrace your value, talents, and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.”
― Rob Liano

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

Image with self-love quote by Robert Morley

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

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.”
– Oscar Wilde

“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right here.”
– Venus Williams

“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

Image with self-love quote by Dan Pearce

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

“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

“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”
– Mark Twain

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

“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

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“You're always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.”
– Diane Von Furstenberg

“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”
– T. Harv Eker

“I am more than my scars.”
― Andrew Davidson

“We can't be so desperate for love that we forget where we can always find it; within.”
― Alexandra Elle

“Allow yourself to enjoy each happy moment in your life.”
― Steve Maraboli

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

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Aarushi Tewari

Aarushi Tewari

The writer and affirmations speaker at Gratitude, Aarushi believes that one of the most effective ways of feeling inner peace is by being grateful and having a loving self-relationship.

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