These self love quotes for girls and women will remain with you for a long time. Like this one: “Self-criticism and self-love don’t live in the same house.”
Do you struggle to love yourself? If you don’t give yourself warm hugs, it’s time to make some positive changes.
As you scroll through your social media, a self love caption pops up: “Self-love is….” You sweep it away, telling yourself, “How can I love myself when I’ve made such stupid mistakes?”
But you can love yourself despite your past because what you were doesn’t define who you are today.
Self-love starts with the belief that you are not your mistakes.
These quotes will help you let go of your harsh self-judgments, and treat yourself to the love that you would give to your best friend forever.
50 Self-Love Quotes For Girls, Women, And The Rest of Us
- The first rule of self-love is to never put yourself last when it comes to meeting your own needs versus meeting the needs of others.
- The second rule is to remind yourself that making mistakes and having regrets are a part of being human.
For me, the greatest self-love message comes from Janis Joplin, the first lady of rock ‘n’ roll:
Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.Janis Joplin
Girls and women (and everyone else), you’re already precious and worth far more than a million dollars. Now add more firepower to your indomitable spirit. It’s time to fall in love with yourself again.
Here are the 50 heartwarming self love quotes in English:
Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. — Lucille Ball
Self-love seems so often unrequited. — Anthony Powell
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. — Oscar Wilde
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
Know who you are. Know what you want. Know what you deserve. And don’t settle for less. — Tony Gaskins
If you can learn to love yourself and all your flaws, you can love other people so much better. And that makes you so happy. — Kristin Chenoweth
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
Self-love = to love yourself as much as you’d love your best friend.
In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experience that shaped you. — Andrea Dykstra
No other love, no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love. — Edmond Mbiaka
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
Self-love is rising above the perfectionist standards you have set for yourself. It is accepting that you are human and make mistakes just like any other person. So start being real, and stop being perfect. — Sandip Roy
I am who I am. Not who you think I am. Not who you want me to be. I am me. — Brigitte Nicole
There are plenty of places in which you will face rejection; the mirror… should not be one of them. — N.R. Shephard
Self-love is respecting and practicing your right to be happy. It’s also giving yourself a smile and a hand each time you fall down. — THB
Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions. — Pema Chodron
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives. — Louise L. Hay
Loving yourself means you have accepted yourself and your past. It means you chose to change for the better and are now in a happy relationship with yourself.
If there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself. — Beyoncé
You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend or spouse or partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street.” — Erin McKean
You have to learn to get up from the table when love is no longer being served. — Nina Simone
To accept ourselves as we are, means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections. — Sandra Bierig
Embrace the glorious mess that you are. — Elizabeth Gilbert (author of the 10-million-copies bestseller Eat, Pray, Love)
I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. — Louisa May Alcott
If you have the ability to love, love yourself first. — Charles Bukowski
I am mine. Before I am EVER anyone else’s. — Nayyirah Waheed
Love yourself instead of abusing yourself. — Karolina Kurkova
When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier. — Diane Von Furstenberg
Often we are reluctant to promote self-love, mostly because we confuse it with selfishness. Since we are humans, we ought to have a healthy love for ourselves; it is from this fount that love flows out to others. — Mason Olds
Self-love begins when we observe our actions and words with compassion as if we were our own best friend. — Sara M Bosworth
Loving yourself makes it easier to love others. You can’t truly love another until you know how to love yourself. — Anon
I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do. — Brené Brown
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. — Buddha
Never starve yourself of self-love. – Anon
Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself. Love yourself. — Tara Stiles
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. — Harvey Fierstein
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
Never dull your shine for somebody else. — Tyra Banks
You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first. — Norm Kelly
Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults. — Les Brown
Be yourself. No one can say you’re doing it wrong. — Charles M. Schulz
You can search the whole world for someone who deserves your love more than you, but you won’t find that person. — Inspired by Buddha
I don’t like myself, I’m crazy about myself. — May West
You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right here. — Venus Williams (the only tennis player to have won a medal at 4 Olympic Games).
Choose every day to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed, and most of all worthy of love. — Alison Malee
A girl should be two things: who and what she wants. — Coco Chanel
⁕ You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself. — r.z.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. — Bernard M. Baruch
Life … puts you in touch with people you need to meet — to help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you, and to gradually strengthen you into the person you were meant to become. — Robert Tew
So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. — Jorge Luis Borges
“How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” — Rupi Kaur
I have so much love in my heart to give; I have to remember to save some for myself. — Ericka Leigh
Who will you love if not yourself? … You will not love anyone or anything until those eyes in the mirror soften up and embrace the beauty that is already within. — Vironika Tugaleva
About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all. — Rita Mae Brown
More Inspiring Quotes About Self Love
You were born with a right to be happy. Self-love is respecting and practicing that right for your happiness and well-being.
Self-love is calling yourself by name and saying, “Hey lovely lady, I love you for who you are, exactly as you are!”
Loving yourself is like being a great friend to yourself. Always remember, you are that one friend who will never leave you — so why not be your own BFF (best friend forever)?
To love yourself more, you need to set yourself free from any conditions. True self-love is unconditional.
Self-love is healthy and positive; it is not being narcissistic.
Self-love and narcissism are different. Self-love is accepting and caring for yourself without hurting others or being insensitive to other people’s feelings and pains.
- Narcissism is toxic self-obsession, and it tries to satisfy the narcissist at the cost of others’ peace.
- Self-love makes you happy and satisfied, while also opening the door to giving others your love.
- Narcissists have an overinflated sense of self-importance and a “superiority complex.”
- Narcissists have a strong need and demand for special treatment, admiration, and attention.
- They blame others for their failures, boast about their nonexistent success, and gaslight others.
- Narcissists lack empathy, making them insensitive, selfish, and uncaring of other people’s pains.
Love Yourself Quotes
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.
You know you’re in self-love when you see your reflection, and it makes you smile. Why don’t you do that more often?
To love yourself fully, you have to forgive yourself first. Once you make peace with your past, you’ll find a more lovable self in the present.
When you compare yourself to others, you strangle and suffocate your ability to love yourself.
You can’t love yourself if you’re always criticizing yourself. Self-criticism and self-love don’t live in the same house.
Those who love themselves know how to set boundaries in their relationships and say No to people who drain them physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Self-love means not settling for less than you deserve. Compassion, kindness, happiness — you deserve a lot more of these for yourself than for others.
Self-love is breaking up with the narcissists in your life.
Something disturbing happens when a narcissistic relationship ends.
Self Obsessed Quotes
Self-love is also not self-obsession. To make it clear, here are three self-obsessed quotes:
- “I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you.” – Robin Williams
- “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali
- “I am not a narcissist, but I am the most important person you know.” – Donald Trump
People who love themselves always know exactly what they want for themselves. — Anon
Self-love is getting ready and looking good just for yourself, even when you know there’s no one to see you in person.
Self-love is investing time and resources to educate and grow yourself. Give yourself the gift of knowledge.
You don’t need to love everything about yourself to have self-love; loving yourself is first about accepting yourself completely.
Self-love is not selfish-love. It is not a zero-sum game. You can love yourself while also loving others.
[In a zero-sum transaction, one person’s gain is another person’s loss.]
Why do women feel guilty about loving themselves?
Women should celebrate their failures, praise their efforts, and have pure love for themselves.
However, when women fail or fall short of their own expectations, they are often harsh on themselves. It is the result of centuries of male dominance in society.
Women often replace their self-esteem with self-doubt, making it difficult to embrace themselves for who they are, as they are. When what they need in those moments is self-love. And self-celebration.
When things go wrong, women tend to neglect or punish themselves; instead, they should give themselves a loving hug.
Women who love themselves can pursue their goals with greater passion and persistence.
Self-love means forgiving yourself and treating yourself with the love and empathy that you would show to your most loved people.
Being lonely alone is better than being lonely in a relationship.
When you decide to make your way out of your loneliness, make sure you are first your own person before anyone else. If you fall out of favor with yourself, then all those who depend on you will suffer along with you.
See these 10 Frequently Missed Signs of A Covert (Hidden) Narcissist.
Today, we connect with most of our known world through our screens. While we do so, we often feel lonely.
In such moments, it is crucial that we connect with ourselves with love. In such moments, it is crucial that we connect with ourselves with love.
[Did you ever get obsessive thoughts about someone? It may be “limerence.” Find out the differences between love and limerence?]
What is self-love?
Self-love or “love of self” is not narcissism, but appreciating the goodness and the humanness in yourself while being gentle in embracing your flaws and fragility. It is accepting yourself fully, treating yourself with kindness and respect, and nurturing your growth and well-being. Psychologists say self-love is a mix of self-esteem, self-acceptance, and self-compassion.
How to increase self-love?
Self-love is not always evident or present at an optimal level. To increase it, you must remind yourself of your best qualities, like how helpful, honest, capable, hardworking, and unique you are in life. Mindfulness meditation can help you love yourself more in the present moment, for what you are today, and stop judging yourself less for your past flaws.
What are the best quotes for self-love?
Here are 7 inspiring self-love quotes:
1. To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness. — Robert Morely
2. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. — Lucille Ball
3. I love the person I’ve become because I fought to become her. — Kaci Diane
4. I am who I am. Not who you think I am. Not who you want me to be. I am me. — Brigitte Nicole
5. You are not your mistakes. They are what you did. Not who you are. — Lisa Lieberman-Wang
6. No other love, no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love. — Edmond Mbiaka
7. I’m constantly amazed by how easily we love ourselves above all others, yet we put more stock in the opinions of others than in our own estimation of self. … How much credence we give to the opinions our peers have of us, and how little to our very own! — Marcus Aurelius
Self love is not a luxury, but a necessity.
Let’s say this again: Self-love is not zero-sum; you can love yourself and still love others.
With a healthy amount of self-love, you can treat yourself with the same amount of care and respect as you do with your loved ones. Self-love will help you wake up happier in the mornings and make your relationships more fulfilling.
Finally, understand that the reason to love ourselves is this:
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.— Ralph Waldo Emerson
✶ This post has companion self quotes for girls post: Self-Esteem Quotes For Women.
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Author Bio: Created and written by Sandip Roy — medical doctor, psychology writer, and happiness researcher. Founder and Chief Editor of The Happiness Blog. Writes on mental well-being, happiness, positive psychology, and philosophy (especially Stoicism).
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