Can you ever love someone else when you don’t even love yourself? Think about it. The way you treat yourself and how you think about yourself is often reflected by the world around you. To help you in celebrating yourself for who you are, we have created this collection of love yourself quotes. And for even more awesomeness, be sure not to miss our list of confidence quotes that will boost your self-esteem.

Do you often find yourself spending much of your precious time doing all kinds of favors for acquaintances and so-called “friends?” Are you often being used as “counselor”, “psychologist” or “comforter” by individuals that are more or less emotionally unstable and always seem to plunge from one chaotic nightmare to the next? Then it’s time for a change!

“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

Self-love means deeply honoring yourself for who you are, valuing your time, and taking pride in your multitude of abilities. Having a good dose of self-respect is important because along with it comes the conviction that you are deserving of love, kindness, and dignity. More so, it is a protective mechanism that helps you to stay clear of people who are prone to mistreating you.

Love yourself quotes

This selection of the finest love yourself quotes will cheer you up quickly

What happens when you lack the vital characteristic of self-confidence? Without a good dose of self-love, it is more likely that you will allow others to place their priorities above your own. You may find yourself being exploited and manipulated by malign individuals.

Especially when you are often being taken advantage of by toxic or abusive individuals, it is important to develop the necessary self-confidence that ensures you are being treated fairly and with respect. Doing so will help you to make sure that your needs and wishes are met and that no one imposes their will upon you without your consent.

110 Love Yourself Quotes to Help You Believe in Yourself

Developing self-confidence and self-respect is a process that takes time and a lot of dedication. To help you in kickstarting this journey, the following love yourself quotes will help you in better understanding what it means to have clear rules in all of your relationships and how to set boundaries.

Many of the following authors know exactly what it means to be stepped upon by others and to be mistreated by them. This is why their advice can be exceptionally helpful because they had to learn how to cut ties with manipulative individuals.

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Here’s our selection of quotes to help you love yourself

1.

“I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.”
Hunter S. Thompson

How you can respect yourself quote

How you can respect yourself quote

2.

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

You deserve your love and affection

You deserve your love and affection

3.

“Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look.”
Marcus Aurelius

Look well into thyself

Look well into thyself

4.

“To say ‚I love you‘ one must know first how to say the ‚I‘.”
Ayn Rand

To say I love you

To say I love you

5.

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

Celebrate who you are

Celebrate who you are

6.

“This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare quote

William Shakespeare quote

7.

“Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person.”
Gerard Way

Believe in yourself and love yourself

Believe in yourself and love yourself

8.

“Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Don't sacrifice yourself too much

Don't sacrifice yourself too much

9.

“That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending – performing. You get to love your pretense. It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act – and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are.”
Jim Morrison

10.

“Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.”
Nathaniel Branden

Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves

Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves

11.

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

Love yourself first

Love yourself first

12.

“Self-love is not something that you get in one day or two days. It’s an ongoing process, and I go through it every day.”
Khoudia Diop

Self-love is not something you get in one day

Self-love is not something you get in one day

13.

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

14.

“Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.”
Thomas Traherne

Self-love is the basis of all love

Self-love is the basis of all love

15.

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

Love yourself and the world will love you

Love yourself and the world will love you

16.

“The deepest gift you can learn in life is about self-love, and that’s not going to happen overnight.”
Rumer Willis

The deepest gift you can learn in life

The deepest gift you can learn in life

17.

“A lot of times, in our culture and our society, we put romantic love somehow on a higher plane than self-love and friendship love. You can’t do that. You have to honor and really fully invest in all these different loving relationships.”
Delilah

18.

“I wish that more people, especially young people, were taught about self-love at a younger age.”
Jamila Woods

I wish that more people were taught about self-love

I wish that more people were taught about self-love

19.

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

20.

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

Accept oneself completely

Accept oneself completely

21.

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit”
E.E. Cummings

22.

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

23.

“Noble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless. That is who you are and who you have always been. And understanding it can change your life, because this knowledge carries a confidence that cannot be duplicated any other way.”
Sheri Dew

24.

“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.”
Ralph Waldo Emmerson

Trust yourself

Trust yourself

25.

“A diamond doesn’t start out polished and shining. It once was nothing special, but with enough pressure and time, becomes spectacular.”
Solange Nicole

26.

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”
Dalai Lama XIV

27.

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”
Marilyn Monroe

28.

“We can only love others as much as we love ourselves.”
Brené Brown

29.

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

The relationship with yourself quote

The relationship with yourself quote

30.

“At every given moment we are absolutely perfect for what is required for our journey.”
Steve Maraboli

31.

“The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.”
Ernest Hemingway

32.

“Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.”
Tina Fey

33.

“It takes strength to be proud of yourself and to accept yourself when you know that you have something out of the ordinary about you.”
Abigail Tarttelin

34.

“If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.”
Kent M. Keith

35.

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

The worst loneliness

The worst loneliness

36.

“Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

37.

“One of the best guides to how to be self-loving is to give ourselves the love we are often dreaming about receiving from others.”
Bell Hooks

38.

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

39.

“Sooner of later, you’ll have to come to terms with yourself.”
Jeaniene Frost

40.

“No amount of self-improvement can make up for any lack of self-acceptance.”
Robert Holden

41.

“Don’t let others box you into their idea of what they think you should be. A confined identity is a miserable way to exist. Be you and live free. Trust that in living true to yourself, you will attract people that support and love you, just as you are.”
Jaeda DeWalt

42.

“Deeply respecting yourself is the first step toward having a deep respect for others.”
Amy Leigh Mercree

Deeply respecting yourself is the first step

Deeply respecting yourself is the first step

43.

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
Sylvia Plath

44.

“As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are – what others say is irrelevant.”
Nic Sheff

45.

“Why should I care what other people think of me? I am who I am. And who I wanna be.”
Avril Lavigne

46.

“People who repeatedly attack your confidence and self-esteem are quite aware of your potential, even if you are not.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

47.

“Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are.”
Turcois Ominek

48.

“If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it — through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself.”
Victoria Moran

49.

“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

50.

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

We can't be so desperate for love

We can't be so desperate for love

51.

“Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.”
Thomas Aquinas

52.

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

53.

“All of us wish we’d had perfect childhoods, with a mother and father who modeled ideal parental attitudes and taught us to internalize the tenets of self-love. Many of us, however, did not.”
Marianne Williamson

54.

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

55.

“I was raised by a woman who was her true and authentic self. So I feel like it’s very important to put on for people who aren’t that confident or people who don’t realize the value in self-love.”
Megan Thee Stallion

56.

“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

57.

“If we give our children sound self-love, they will be able to deal with whatever life puts before them.”
Bell Hooks

If we give our children sound self-love

If we give our children sound self-love

58.

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

59.

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

60.

“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”
Amy Bloom

61.

“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

62.

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

You're always with yourself

You're always with yourself

63.

“If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that… I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it.”
John Lennon

64.

“So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.”
Alan Wilson Watts

65.

“You are what you are. Deal with it or change.”
Karen Marie Moning

66.

“The mistake ninety-nine percent of humanity made, was being ashamed of what they were; lying about it, trying to be somebody else.”
J.K. Rowling

67.

“If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

68.

“I’m nothing great. But I’m a rose… I’m a rose whether I’m admired or not, I’m a rose whether anyone’s crazy about me or not.”
Serdar Özkan

69.

“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness, and affection.”
Brené Brown

70.

“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.

71.

“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.”
Jodi Picoult

72.

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”
Rita Mae Brown

The reward for conformity

The reward for conformity

73.

“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

74.

“Forgiveness isn’t just the absence of anger. I think it’s also the presence of self-love, when you actually begin to value yourself.”
Tara Westover

75.

“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

76.

“You are here, alive and awake and for whatever reasons you have fought your battles, it’s time to start focusing on what strengths pulled you up when the entire world had knocked you down. That’s where the virtue in self grows.”
Nikki Rowe

77.

“Our first and last love is self-love.”
Christian Nestell Bovee

78.

“If you don’t love yourself, you won’t be happy with yourself. If you can’t love yourself, you can’t love anyone else. You can’t give the love you do not have. You can’t make anyone love you without loving yourself first.”
Kemi Sogunle

79.

“Self-love is really a foundation for everything, and however you practice or express that is so important.”
Solange Knowles

Self-love is really a foundation for everything

Self-love is really a foundation for everything

80.

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

81.

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

82.

“The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.”
Brene Brown

83.

“Self-love, it is obvious, remains always positive and active in our natures.”
Gordon W. Allport

Self-love quote

Self-love quote

84.

“I grew up on the ragged edge of self-acceptance, where I was holding on to it, but it was easy to fall off. But as I found my way inside myself, I’ve been able to accept my own hair, my own shape.”
Tracee Ellis Ross

85.

“A circle’s unity and never-ending smoothness is how we can aim to feel inside. Smooth, gentle, accepted, no rough edges, only love for all parts of our selves.”
Amy Leigh Mercree

86.

“I think the most important thing in life is self-love, because if you don’t have self-love, and respect for everything about your own body, your own soul, your own capsule, then how can you have an authentic relationship with anyone else?
Shailene Woodley

87.

“The people who are most attractive to me are those who feel most comfortable in their skin – there’s a sense of self-acceptance.”
Toni Collette

88.

“A consequence of female self-love is that the woman grows convinced of social worth.”
Naomi Wolf

89.

“Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.”
Suzy Kassem

90.

“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.”
Rumi

91.

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

92.

“When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.”
Diane Von Furstenberg

93.

“For me, it really is about the self-acceptance… the more time that I spend really accepting and allowing myself to be exactly where I am, the faster it is I move towards what I wanna be doing.”
Tracee Ellis Ross

94.

“I’ve learned to ignore the negative people and just be a living example of confidence and self-love.”
Khoudia Diop

I've learned to ignore the negative people

I've learned to ignore the negative people

95.

“Do something every day that is loving toward your body and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of your body.”
Golda Poretsky

96.

“Self-acceptance has been a blessed by-product of middle age.”
Candice Bergen

97.

“To me, self-esteem is not self-love. It is self-acknowledgment, as in recognizing and accepting who you are.”
Amity Gaige

98.

“I think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and grow and move on. We change.”
Jamie Lee Curtis

99.

“I think once I kind of got to a place of self-acceptance, looking past all the insecurities that I have, I’ve really grown so much as a person.”
Shannon Purser

100.

“We can climb mountains with self-love.”
Samira Wiley

101.

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

102.

“A modest dose of self-love is entirely healthy – who would want to live in a world where everyone hated themselves? But taken too far, it soon becomes poisonous.”
Geoff Mulgan

103.

“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

104.

“Self-care has become a new priority – the revelation that it’s perfectly permissible to listen to your body and do what it needs.”
Frances Ryan

105.

“People need to work on what self-love is and redefining self-love… it comes from within: who you are and how you carry yourself in this world.”
Ashley Nell Tipton

106.

“I think self-love isn’t some destination you get to and you are then incapable of feeling those feelings, but a journey in which you adapt your experiences to make for a happier life.”
Paloma Elsesser

107.

“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”
Gabriel García Márquez

108.

“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.

109.

“Make a pledge to yourself right now, to declare that you are worth your time and energy.”
Deborah Day

110.

“Not only do self-love and love of others go hand in hand but ultimately they are indistinguishable.”
M. Scott Peck

You may have noticed that many of the quotes above highlight the importance of developing a healthy relationship with yourself. As with all things, however, moderation is key. Too much self-love could have a detrimental effect on your life. That’s why the difference between loving yourself and caring for others should always remain well-balanced. If one becomes too prevalent, an imbalance in many areas of your life can ensue.

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