ᐅ169+ Self Love Quotes to Feel Your Best in Hard Times

"You do not just wake up and become the butterfly—growth is a process." —Rupi Kaur

"Be the love you never received." —Rune Lazuli

"Trust your gut. Forgive yourself. Be grateful." —Cheryl Strayed

"I just wanted to remind you, in case you needed to hear it, to be kind and loving to yourself, and talk to yourself like you would talk to your best friend." —Camila Cabello

"Work on you, for you."

"Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you, who you are." —Beyoncé

"I’m not going to apologize for who I am and I’m going to actually love the skin that I’m in. I’m not gonna be striving for some other version of myself." —Amy Schumer

"You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens." —Louise L. Hay

"Nobody is perfect. I just don’t believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, 'This is who I am and look at me not being perfect!' I'm proud of that." —Kate Winslet

"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

"Just do what works for you, because there will always be somebody who thinks differently." —Michelle Obama

"Put yourself first. Self-love is not selfish at all. It means that you’re taking care of yourself, and like my mom reinforced to me, to make sure that I was safe and that I was healthy." —Laurie Hernandez

"Being comfortable in your own skin is one of the most important things to achieve. I'm still working on it!" —Kate Mara

"I was once afraid of people saying ‘Who does she think she is?’ Now I have the courage to stand and say, ‘This is who I am.'" —Oprah Winfrey

"It is interesting how often we can’t see all the ways in which we are being strong." —Lena Dunham

"I'm going to make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life." —Elsie de Wolfe

"Doubt kills more dreams than failure." —Suzy Kassem

"Why do I have to be like everyone else? Why can’t people just let other people feel good about themselves and do what they want? Wear whatever you want people! As long as you feel good about yourself that’s what matters. Don’t ever let anyone stifle who you are and how you express yourself." —Arielle Winter

"You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop." —Rumi

"Love is the absence of judgment." —Dhali Lama

"I always feel confident. I never allow myself to not feel confident." —Amber Rose

"I think in life you should work on yourself until the day you die." —Serena Williams

"I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect." —Maya Angelou

"I woke up like this. Flawless." —Beyoncé

"She never needed to be saved. She only wanted to be loved the correct way. She wasn't looking for a hero. All she wanted was someone she could trust outside of herself." —r.h. Sin

"Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that." —Ellen DeGeneres

"Heal yourself first. The rest will come later."

"When life puts you in touchy situations, don't say, 'Why me?' Just say, 'Try me.'" —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

"Let it go, let it leave, let it happen. Nothing in this world was promised or belonged to you anyway." —Rupi Kaur

"Make peace with your broken pieces." —r.h. Sin

"I didn’t feel sad or happy. I didn’t feel proud or ashamed. I only felt that in spite of all the things I’d done wrong, in getting myself here, I’d done right." —Cheryl Strayed

"Until I'm ready, let me be. I have to heal myself." —Samantha King

"You are good enough to make whatever you want to achieve possible. You just need to find your talent and passion, then put a heck a lot of work into it." —Ashley Graham

"Be brave enough to heal yourself even when it hurts." —Bianca Sparacino

"It's you versus you." —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

"Trust the next chapter because you are the author."

"You change the world by being yourself." —Yoko Ono

"I try to keep it real. I don't have time to worry about what I'm projecting to the world. I'm just busy being myself." —Demi Lovato

"You owe it to yourself to become everything you've ever dreamed of being."

"Life is too short to spend it at war with yourself."

"Self-care is how you take your power back." —Lalah Delia

"If there's one thing I'm willing to bet on, it's myself." —Beyoncé

"Self-care is giving the world the best you instead of what's left of you." —Katie Reed

"Make yourself a priority."

"Never give up on anyone. And that includes not giving up on yourself." —Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"I used to be bound by people who placed limits on what they thought I could do. Through that, I learned that if you want something, you have to be the one to go out and do it If you don't ask for something, you're not going to get it." —Ashley Graham

"Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives." —Louise Hay

Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come." —Ellen DeGeneres

"Feel the fact that you are enough." —Mark Nepo

"Self love—it doesn't mean that everyone will treat you the way you deserve to be treated. It means that you won't let them change the way you see yourself; nor will you stick around for them to destroy you." —Tony A. Gaskins Jr.

"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself." —Coco Chanel

"No one is you and that is your superpower."

"A lot of times we are angry at other people for not doing what we should have done for ourselves."—Rupi Kaur

"One of the most important things you can accomplish is just being yourself."—Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

"Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself." —Wayne Dyer

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." —Eleanor Roosevelt

"When you feel your worst is when you need to love yourself more."

"The same light you see in others is shining within you, too." —MHN

"Don’t fall into the trap of sacrificing your self-esteem for affection and acceptance." —Ashley Graham

"In stressful times, it's okay to not be perfect. Cut yourself some slack. Because right now, you might not be your best self, but you are growing and you are trying your best. And that is good enough." —Ashley Hetherington

"Loving yourself isn't vanity; it's sanity." —Katrina Mayer

"No one can rescue me. I know because I've already tried to get them to do it. It doesn't work. This is all on me." —Michelle D'Avella

"Your biggest commitment must always be to yourself." —Bridgett Devoue

"I am what I am. I can't help myself and if you don't like it get with somebody else." —Jonas Brothers

"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

"Flowers grow back even after the harshest winters. You will, too." —Jennae Cecelia

"Talk to yourself like someone you love." —Brené Brown

"The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself." —Maya Angelou

"You are free, you are powerful, you are good, you are love, you have value you have a purpose. All is well." —Abraham Hicks

"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

"My heart is beating and I’m breathing and nothing anybody has ever done has changed that." —Rupi Kaur

"It’s really about changing the conversation. It’s not about perfection. It’s about purpose. We have to care about our bodies and what we put in them. Women have to take the time to focus on our mental health—take time for self, for the spiritual, without feeling guilty or selfish. The world will see you the way you see you and treat you the way you treat yourself." —Beyoncé

"You really have to love yourself to get anything in this world done." —Lucille Ball

"One day I woke up and realized I was not made for anyone. I was made for me. I am my own."

"It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes." —Sally Field

“Sometimes your soulmate is yourself. Sometimes you have to be the love of your life until you discover that type of love in someone else.” —r.h. Sin

“Learn to be alone without being lonely. Learn to admire your beauty without finding fault. Learn to love yourself without the love of others.” —h.r.d

"You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself."

“Self-love is the greatest middle finger of all time.”

“You must want to spend the rest of your life with yourself first.” —Rupi Kaur

"You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right here." —Venus Williams

“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

"You're always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company." —Diane von Furstenberg

“Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.”

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

“Be about ten times more magnanimous than you believe yourself capable of. Your life will be a hundred times better for it.” —Cheryl Strayed

“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

“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

"You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are." —Yogi Bhajan

"You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level." —Eckhart Tolle

"Plant hope in your heart's wounds." —Alexandra Vasiliu

"Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others." —Brené Brown

"Be single and save yourself for a relationship that motivates you to become the best version of yourself. Be single until you find a love that resembles the type of love you've been fighting for."—r.h. Sin

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

"The things that make me different are the things that make me." —Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne

"When things change inside you, things change around you."

"Keep watering yourself. You're growing." —E. Russell

"If you have the ability to love, love yourself first." —Charles Bukowski

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

"Be enough for yourself first. The rest of the world can wait." —fw

"Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults." —Les Brown

"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

"Keep taking time for yourself until you're you again." —Lalah Delia

"We do not have the right to feel helpless. We must help ourselves. After destiny has delivered what it delivers, we are responsible for our lives." —Cheryl Strayed

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

"They will try to make you unhappy, don't let them. They will try to tell you you're not free, don't listen."

"I think no matter what you look like, the key first of all is to be happy with yourself. And then you know if you want to improve things you don't like about yourself, then do it after you appreciate yourself." —Adele

“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” —Robert Morely

"The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself." —Mark Twain

"No other love no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love." —Edmond Mbiaka

"Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself." ―Rupi Kaur

"To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance." ―Oscar Wilde

"This is not the moment to wilt into the underbrush of your insecurities. You’ve earned the right to grow. You’re going to have to carry the water yourself." —Cheryl Strayed

"Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we'll ever do." —Brené Brown

"You are enough. A thousand times enough."

"Gonna love myself. No, I don't need anybody else." —Hailee Steinfeld

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." —Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." —Lucille Ball

"Be so completely yourself that everyone else feels safe to be themselves, too."

"We accept the love we think we deserve." —Stephen Chbosky

"Treat her like you never want to lose her." —r.h. Sin

"You deserve someone who makes you feel like the otherworldly creature you are. Yourself." —Amanda Lovelace

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

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

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

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”—Coco Chanel

“I’ve finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?”—Goldie Hawn

“I don’t want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.”—Henry James

“The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people.”—Jamie Lee Curtis

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”—Oscar Wilde

“Sometimes I pretend to be normal. But it gets boring. So I go back to being me.”—Ain Eineziz

“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

“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.”—Elizabeth Gilbert

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

“If you are happy, you can give happiness. If you don’t love yourself and if you are unhappy with yourself, you can’t give anything else but that.”—Gisele Bündchen

“Beauty comes from a life well lived”— Jennifer Garner

“One of the most important things you can accomplish is just being yourself.”—Dwayne Johnson

“Be a master at loving yourself and people will follow.”—Kim Guerra

“The things that make me different are the things that make me.”—A.A. Milne

“I am sure of myself as a person. I am sure of my talent. I’m sure of my love for life and that sort of thing. I am very content, I like the kind of person that I am.” —Dolly Parton

“I like me. I like my story and all the bumps and bruises. That’s what makes me uniquely me.”—Michelle Obama

“May you choose yourself, always!”―Malebo Sephodi

“I’m safe inside this container called me.”―Haruki Murakami

“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.”—Mary Dunbar

“By doing the work to love ourselves more, I believe we will love each other better.”—Laverne Cox

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.”—Thomas Edison

“I remind myself to be kind to myself, and as slightly ridiculous as it may sound, to treat myself in the same gentle way I’d want to treat a daughter of mine. It really helps.”—Emma Stone

“And I said to my body, ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath. And replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.”—Nayyirah Waheed

“You have to believe that your ideas, and your hope, and your being, deserve to take up space.”―Bianca Sparacino

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

“All love begins with the love within.”—Vironika Tugaleva

“Keep watering yourself. You’re growing.”—E.Russell

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”—Lucille Ball

“The universe took its time on you.”—Rupi Kaur

“Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.”—Les Brown

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.”—Oscar Wilde

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson

“As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.”—Charlie Chaplin

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“Treat yourself like someone you love.”―Glennon Doyle

“You’ve got to love yourself first. You’ve got to be okay on your own before you can be okay with somebody else.”— Jennifer Lopez

“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

“I celebrate myself, and sing myself.”—Walt Whitman

“You change the world by being yourself.” —Yoko Ono

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

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”—Henry Thoreau

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

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.”—Dolly Parton

“Tell yourself how wonderful you are, how great you are. Tell yourself how much you love yourself.”—Don Miguel Ruiz

“You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.”—Deepak Chopra

“When you say ‘yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.”—Paulo Coelho

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

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Shout loud, ‘I am lucky to be what I am!...’”—Dr. Seuss

“Be bold, be brave enough to be your true self.”—Queen Latifah

“Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing, and work hard. The right people—the ones who really belong in your life—will come to you. And stay.”—Will Smith

“The same light you see in others is shining within you, too.”—Morgan Harper Nichols

“Choose, every day, to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed, and most of all worthy of love.”—Alison Malee

“You will belong here. . .You will make anywhere beautiful.”―Jasmine Warga

“Just do what works for you, because there will always be somebody who thinks differently.”—Michelle Obama

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

“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.”—Robert Morely

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

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

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”—Confucius

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

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

“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

“How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.”—Rupi Kaur

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

“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.”

“Love yourself. Be clear on how you want to be treated. Know your worth. Always.” – Maryam Hasnaa

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

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.”—Abraham Lincoln

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”—Carl Gustav Jung

“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.”— Marcus Garvey

“For me, self-love is like, ‘Am I sleeping enough? Eating well?’ Not: ‘Am I eating well to be able to fit into my skinny jeans?’ But: ‘Am I eating well to be healthy and strong?’ And to acknowledge the good, because there is always a lot of good.” —Kerry Washington

“Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.”—William Shakespeare

“When you take care of yourself, you’re a better person for others. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others better.”—Solange Knowles

“I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.”—Maya Angelou

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

“There is you and you. This is a relationship. This is the most important relationship.”―Nayyirah Waheed

“My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws and to stop this incessant worrying that I can’t be loved as I am.”―Anaïs Nin

“And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?”—Rumi

“If you’re not someone who has a natural and effortless love for yourself, it’s hard to let go of your desire to please other people, and that’s really not an ingredient for a happy life.”—Anne Hathaway

“This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it.”—Voltaire

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”—George Bernard Shaw

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”—J.K. Rowling

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

“Find your purpose and fling your life out to it. Find a way or make one. Try with all your might. Self-made or never made.”—Orison Swett Marden

“Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.”—George R.R. Martin

“Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.”—Beyoncé

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

“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Set your life on fire.”—Rumi

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

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”―Sylvia Plath

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

“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

“It is interesting how often we can’t see all the ways in which we are being strong.”—Lena Dunham

“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

“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

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”―Shannon L. Alder

“Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.”—Parker Palmer

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

“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” -Sophia Loren

“It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.” -Diane Von Furstenberg

“To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” -Denis Waitley

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

“The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” -Maya Angelou

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” -Lucille Ball

“Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” -Katrina Mayer

“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

“You are enough just as you are.” -Meghan Markle

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

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” -Shannon L. Alder

“I don’t think that loving yourself is a choice. I think that it’s a decision that has to be made for survival.” -Lizzo

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” -Brené Brown

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

"Never let anyone who cannot bear your pain make you feel you are unbearable. Not everyone is capable of walking with you, but that does not mean you are not worthy of belonging." -Morgan Harper Nichols

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

“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” -Robert Morley

“Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?” -Brigham Young

“Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” -Parker Palmer

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” -Jean Shinoda Bolen

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.” -Beyoncé

“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

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

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” -M. Scott Peck

We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?” -Meghan Markle

“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” -Maxwell Maltz

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Shout loud, ‘I am lucky to be what I am!...’” -Dr. Seuss

"When you make a mistake, respond to yourself in a loving way rather than a self-shaming way." -Ellie Holcomb

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

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” -Oprah Winfrey

"This life is mine alone. So I have stopped asking people for directions to places they've never been." -Glennon Doyle

"Take heart, gentle soul, you may not be like the rest of them, but you are still whole." -Morgan Harper Nichols

"Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves." -Diana

“Stand up for who you are. Respect your Self and ignite the divine sparks in you.” -Amit Ray

“Only love today. Be kind to yourself.” -Rachel Macy Stafford

"I'm all about body positivity and self-love because I believe that we can save the world if we first save ourselves." -Lizzo

“Doubt me, hate me, you’re the inspiration I need.”

“I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you should.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“No one can rescue me. I know because I’ve already tried to get them to do it. It doesn’t work. This is all on me.” – Michelle D’Avella

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling

“I can’t control your behavior, nor do I want that burden… but I will not apologize for refusing to be disrespected, to be lied to, or to be mistreated, I have standards, step up or step out.” – Steve Maraboli

“I am thankful for all of those who said no to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein

“I am, indeed, a king because I know how to rule myself.” – Pietro Aretino

“I don’t fit into any stereotypes and I like myself that way.” – C. Joybell

“This is my life… my story… my book. I will no longer let anyone else write it; nor will I apologize for the edits I make.” – Steve Maraboli

“People have to pretend you’re a bad person so they don’t feel guilty about the things they did to you.”

“Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.” – Miguel Angel Ruiz

“I’ve learned that if someone threatens my peace of mind, self-respect, or self-worth… I must walk away. I owe it to myself… I owe it to my future.” – Steve Maraboli

“All relationships are a reflection of your relationship with yourself.” – Deepak Chopra

“Their opinions are not your oxygen.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

“Know your worth. You must find the courage to leave the table if respect is no longer being served.” – Tene Edwards

“It is the highest form of self respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.” – Dale Turner

“You are good enough. You do deserve good things. You are smart enough. You are worthy of love and respect.” – Lorri Faye

“The respect you show to others (or lack thereof) is an immediate reflection on your self-respect.” – Alex Elle

“I will not be another flower, picked for my beauty and left to die. I will be wild, difficult to find, and impossible to forget.” – Erin Van Vuren

“Self-love, self-respect, self-worth… there is a reason they all start with ‘self’. You can’t find them in anyone else.”– Dr. Anne Brown

“When I’m by myself, I can be myself, which is what I want to be. Not just part of someone else.” – Jean Culligan

“I will never apologize for being me, but I will apologize for the times that I am not.” – Michael Carini

“I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.” – Harun Yahya

“It took me a long time to love myself, years actually. With that being said, you either like me or you don’t. I have no time to try and convince anyone to value all that I am.” – Daniel Franzese

“Some people don’t understand the importance of solitude. I don’t always want to be stimulated. I don’t always want noise. In fact, when I find my alone time, that’s when I find myself. Alone time helps me put myself first. It helps me reset life.” – S. McNutt

“I will never apologize for being me, but I will apologize for the times that I am not.” – Michael Carini

“You have to be odd to be number one.” – Dr. Seuss

“When I’m by myself, I can be myself, which is what I want to be. Not just a part of someone else.” – Jean Culligan

“Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, and magical person that you are.”

“Confidence isn’t thinking you are better than anyone else; it’s realizing that you have no reason to compare yourself to anyone else.” –Maryam Hasnaa

“The beauty of self-compassion is that instead of replacing negative feelings with positive ones, new positive emotions are generated by embracing the negative ones.”

“To give ourselves compassion, we first have to recognize that we are suffering.”

“Who is the only person in your life who is available 24/7 to provide you with care and kindness? You.”

“I am both the comforter and the one in need of comfort.”

“But self-kindness involves more than merely stopping self-judgment. It involves actively comforting ourselves, responding just as we would to a dear friend in need.”

“Western culture places great emphasis on being kind to our friends, family, and neighbors who are struggling. Not so when it comes to ourselves.”

“Happiness is found when we go with the flow of life, not when we rail against it, and self-compassion can help us navigate these turbulent rapids with a wise, accepting heart.”

“Love, connection, and acceptance are your birthright. To claim them you need only look within yourself.”

“Self-compassion provides the same benefits as high self-esteem without its drawbacks.”