Everyone is worthy of love, especially self-love. However, loving oneself is not always an easy task. The saying “love yourself first” sounds simple and easy, but practically, it can be very challenging in many ways.

Loving yourself means accepting who you are by embracing all your imperfections and letting yourself be unique. It takes courage and hard work to really love yourself unconditionally. At times we get lost loving others that we forget to show ourselves some love.

Self-love requires you to show yourself the same kind of attention, compassion, and kindness that you show others. But, more importantly, it requires practice and patience.

If you are on a self-love journey, self-love quotes are a powerful tool that can encourage you to show yourself some love and be more tender on yourself. In this article I’ll share some of the most inspiring self-love quotes.

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Love yourself quotes that will genuinely inspire you to practice self-love

No one can love you better than yourself. Here are 45 inspirational quotes about self-love to remind you to love yourself unconditionally.

  • I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect. Maya Angelou
  • 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
  • To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness. Robert Morely
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you. Rupi Kaur

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  • Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults. Les Brown
  • To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now. Alan Cohen
  • You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. Louise Hay
  • Your words have so much power. Every day, if you tell yourself ‘I love you,’ if you give yourself one word of validation, it will change your mind. Ashley Graham
  • 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
  • You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. Buddha
  • Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. Lucille Ball

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  • Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do. Brené Brown
  • To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. Oscar Wilde
  • No other love no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love. Edmond Mbiaka
  • If you have the ability to love, love yourself first. Charles Bukowski
  • Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again. Lalah Delia
  • Loving yourself isn’t vanity; it’s sanity. Katrina Mayer
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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. S. McNutt
  • 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. Palome Elsesser

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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. MB
  • Once you embrace your value, talents, and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you. Rob Liano
  • You are not perfect and it is okay. No one is perfect anyway. Amanda Bynes
  • Your sense of self-worth comes from you alone — never the opinion of others. Robert Greene
  • The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off. Robert Hand
  • You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company. Diane Von Furstenberg
  • You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with. Wayne W. Dyer
  • Go all-in on yourself. Jack Butcher

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

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  • 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
  • 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
  • If, through my own personal journey, I can inspire someone else to self-love, that would be the biggest accomplishment. Lzzy Hale
  • Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face. Helen Keller
  • Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives. Louise Hay
  • You are amazing. Don’t let anyone tell you any different. Maxwell Green

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Final Thoughts

I hope these self-love quotes will inspire you to show up for yourself every day. Treat yourself with respect, embrace your flaws, take care of yourself, forgive yourself, and most importantly, love yourself unconditionally.

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Hermione M.

My name is Hermione. I am the founder of WomenH and I write about women's health, wellness, mental health, and personal growth. I created this platform to inspire women to take care of themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally to become their best selves. Thank you for stopping by.

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