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Top 100 self love, love yourself and self esteem quotes

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Don’t we all need a little dose of self-love now and again?

It’s hard to remember to be kind and loving to yourself in a society designed to constantly compare ourselves to others.

But it is important to remind yourself that you are enough. You are more beautiful than you think yourself to be, more accomplished than people tell you that you are, and more deserving of love than you care to accept.

Here are our top 100 quotes to remind you to love yourself daily.

Loving yourself is a process

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

“If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is…an opportunity to get to know YOU, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but YOU for your happiness…you will realize that a little loneliness goes a LONG way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colorful YOU.” – Mandy Hale

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“The journey isn’t about becoming a different person. It’s about loving who you are right now.” – Suzanne Heyn

“Once the shadow is embraced, it is healed. And when it is healed, it becomes love.” – Debbie Ford,

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

“Becoming acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs.” – Daphne Rose Kingma

“The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.” – E. E. Cummings

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

“Once you start recognizing the truth of your story, finish the story. It happened but you’re still here, you’re still capable, powerful, you’re not your circumstance. It happened and you made it through. You’re still fully equipped with every single tool you need to fulfill your purpose.” – Steve Maraboli

Choose yourself first

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

“The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.” – Ayn Rand

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

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.” – Lucille Ball

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

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

“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and make your happiness a priority. It’s a necessity.” – Mandy Hale

“You can’t hate yourself happy. You can’t criticize yourself thin. You can’t shame yourself worthy. Real change begins with self-love and self-care.” – Jessica Ortner

“Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.” – Shannon L. Alder

“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

“I decide the most subversive revolutionary thing I could do was to show up for my life and not be ashamed.” – Anne Lamott

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“Worthy now. Not if. Not when. We are worthy of love and belonging now. Right this minutes. As is.” – Brene Brown

“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

“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

“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

“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

“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.” – Ken Keyes

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“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” – Veronica A. Shoffstall

“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. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.” – Andrew Matthews

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

“Remember to delight yourself first, then others can be truly delighted.” – SARK

“Loving yourself…does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion.” – Margo Anand

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

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

“Do you love yourself enough to BE what you love yourself enough to WANT?” – Steve Maraboli

“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.” – Kim McMillen

“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

Other people’s opinions don’t matter

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“In a society that profits from your self-doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act.” – Caroline Cardwell

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

“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

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” – Michael J Fox

“It’s not your job to like me…it’s MINE!” – Byron Katie

“Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.” – Jennifer Elisabeth

“The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.”– Robert Hand

“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

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

“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. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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

“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Maya Angelou

“Your value does not decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” – Unknown

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

“Don’t doubt yourself, that’s what haters are for.” – Turcois Ominek

Be you

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

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” – Michel de Montaigne

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou

“There is nothing rarer, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the essence of beauty.” – Steve Maraboli

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” – Frederick Douglass

“Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.” – Unknown

“Stop trying to be less of who you are. Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back.” – Jennifer Elisabeth

“Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality.” – Shannon L. Alder

“There will always be someone willing to hurt you, put you down, gossip about you, belittle your accomplishments and judge your soul. It is a fact that we all must face. However, if you realize that God is a best friend that stands beside you when others cast stones you will never be afraid, never feel worthless and never feel alone.” – Shannon Alder

“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.”
– Tina Fey

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

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” – André Gide

“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

Self-worth

“It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.” – Warsan Shire

“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.” – John Joseph Powell

“The highest form of intelligence is to view yourself without judgment.” – Krishnamurti

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

“Believing in our hearts that who we are is enough is the key to a more satisfying and balanced life.” – Ellen Sue Stern

“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.” – Fred Rogers

“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.” – Dan Coppersmith

“To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” – Sandra Bierig

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

“She remembered who she was
and the game changed.” – Lalah Delia

Be kind to yourself

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Buddha

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield

“Compassionate action has to start with ourselves. If we are willing to stand fully in our own shoes and never give up on ourselves, then we will be able to put ourselves in the shoes of others and never give up on them.” – Pema Chodron

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

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

“Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.” Wilfred Peterson

“Love yourself instead of abusing yourself.” – Karolina Kurkova

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

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

“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.” – Ken Keyes

“When nobody celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.” – Joel Osteen

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. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.” – Andrew Matthews

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

“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.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

“A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.” – Joyce Brothers

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

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

“You are not broken. You are not a problem to be solved. Solving your “problem”, whatever you perceive your problem or problems to be, is not the key to happiness.” – Golda Poretsky

You are beautiful

“I am beginning to measure myself in strength, not pounds. Sometimes in smiles.” – Laurie Halse Anderson

“I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.” – Madonna

“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

“You are beautiful. Know this. Anyone who tells you otherwise is simply lying. You are beautiful.” – Steve Maraboli

“In your own life it’s important to know how spectacular you are.” – Steve Maraboli

“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. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

“You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

“It’s okay to not be perfect and not to have everything figured out. It’s okay to feel things that are shameful, hate, and feel guilty. I feel like the message we’ve tried to stand by, is that it’s basically okay to have scars and to show them. To show that you’ve been through all sorts of things and have come out a different and better person because of it.” – Hayley Williams

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Written by Genefe Navilon

Genefe Navilon is a writer, poet, and blogger. She graduated with a degree in Mass Communications at the University of San Jose Recoletos. Her poetry blog, Letters To The Sea, currently has 18,000 followers. Her work has been published in different websites and poetry book anthologies. She divides her time between traveling, writing, and working on her debut poetry book.

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