21 quotes about self love – because you’re worth it!

Quotes about self love

Today we are focusing on self love quotes!

What is true self love?

But what is self love? Just like many things in life, it can mean different things to different people. Jeffrey Borenstein from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has a pretty good answer.

Self-love is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth. Self-love means having a high regard for your own well-being and happiness. Self-love means taking care of your own needs and not sacrificing your well-being to please others. Self-love means not settling for less than you deserve.

Jeffrey Borenstein, Brain & Behavior research foundation

For me, self love is about treating yourself the same way you would treat those nearest and dearest to you. If you wouldn’t say mean things to them, don’t say them to yourself. If you show forgiveness and patience to them, show it to yourself. And if you would make them a nourishing pot of chicken soup when they are sick, do it for yourself!

Self love is about forgiving yourself, putting yourself first and being brave. Loving yourself and standing up for yourself.

I hope these quotes will remind you how special you are and how loving, and accepting yourself, can be the best way to show the world the wonderfulness that is you! 💖

21 of the best self love quotes

How you love yourself, is how you teach others to love you.

Rupi Kaur

In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.

Andrea Dykstra

You are the one you’ve been waiting for.

Richard Schwartz

You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.

Venus Williams

Loving yourself isn’t vanity, it’s sanity.

Katrina Mayer
Loving yourself isn't vanity. It's sanity. - Katrina Mayer

Just in case you have forgotten today. You matter. You are loved. You are worthy. You are magical.

Elyse Santilli

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine.

Marianne Williamson

You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress.

Sophia Bush

You are not your mistakes, they are what you did not who you are.

Lisa Lieberman-Wang

A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.

Zen Shin
A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms. - Zen Shin

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

Khoudia Diop

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

William James
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. - William James

If your passion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.

Jack Kornfield

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.

Maya Angelou

Worthy now. Not if. Not when. We are worthy of love and belonging now. Right this minute. As is.

Brene Brown
Self love quotes - worthy now.

Self respect, self worth and self love, all start with self. Stop looking outside of yourself for your value.

Rob Liano

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


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

Diane V. Furstenburg

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.


It is not what you are that holds you back. it is what you think you are not.

Denis Waitley

I hope you have found something here that touches your heart, inspires you to take time for yourself, to love and be kind to yourself. And I’ll leave you with these beautiful words…

(1 Cor 13: 4-8)

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.

Self love quotes - love never fails

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