Self-Love Quotes

Self-love is an essential aspect of our overall well-being and mental health. It is the foundation upon which we build our self-esteem, confidence, and the way we interact with the world around us. Embracing self-love is not merely about feeling good about oneself; it’s about acknowledging our worth, respecting our boundaries, and nurturing our growth. It teaches us to be kind to ourselves, to forgive our mistakes, and to strive towards becoming the best version of ourselves without harsh judgment or self-criticism.

In a world where external validation often overshadows inner peace, self-love quotes serve as gentle reminders of our intrinsic value. These quotes, distilled from the wisdom of various thinkers, writers, and philosophers, offer insights and inspiration to foster a loving and compassionate relationship with oneself. They encourage us to look within for approval and motivation, reminding us that our relationship with ourselves sets the tone for every other relationship we have. As we delve into these quotes, let us reflect on their meanings and how we can apply their lessons in our daily lives to cultivate a healthier, more fulfilling relationship with ourselves.

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

We think that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love. Walter Savage Landor

My mom gave me a rose quartz that I carry every day. It promotes self-love. Whenever I feel a little down, I just hold it and get some good energy. Madelaine Petsch

I had a year of therapy and I swear to God, I went in that with a certain level of self-love, but not enough to keep me out of bad relationships, not enough to try and save people who were toxic for me, not enough to recognise when something was bad, to walk away. Nicola Roberts

If you don’t know where to find self-love, you’re going to spend the rest of your life trying to find it somewhere else. Jeannie Mai

I am a recovering narcissist. I thought narcissism was about self-love till someone told me there is a flip side to it. It is actually drearier than self-love; it is unrequited self-love. Emily Levine

I was born with confidence in myself and who I am. Even when I was a little kid, I felt that, and I carried it all through my years. I’m 26 now, and I’m still that person. I think every woman needs to have that self-love. Ricki-Lee Coulter

Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

If you’re not happy about how you look, you have to question how much self-love you have. Tyrese Gibson

Self-hatred and self-love are equally self-centered. Mason Cooley

We often fancy that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love. Walter Savage Landor

Pride in a man is confused with dignity; in a woman, with self-love. Jose Bergamin

The private interest of the individual would not be sufficiently provided for by reasonable and cool self-love alone; therefore the appetites and passions are placed within as a guard and further security, without which it would not be taken due care of. Joseph Butler

Self-love then does not constitute THIS or THAT to be our interest or good; but, our interest or good being constituted by nature and supposed, self-love only puts us upon obtaining and securing it. Joseph Butler

The object of self-love is expressed in the term self; and every appetite of sense, and every particular affection of the heart, are equally interested or disinterested, because the objects of them all are equally self or somewhat else. Joseph Butler

A modest dose of self-love is entirely healthy – who would want to live in a world where everyone hated themselves? But taken too far, it soon becomes poisonous. Geoff Mulgan

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

Well, I think everyone struggles with self-love. Philip Seymour Hoffman

If you have body hair, I’m like, ‘Have your body hair. Have it sticking up the top of your shirt.’ I’m really about body positivity and self-love. Jonathan Van Ness

I don’t think anyone’s ever accused me of too much self-love. Meghan Daum

Consumerist ads brainwash us into individualist and egotistic self-love. Fatema Mernissi

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

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

It’s challenging to find self-love when there’s confusion and you’re living in a world that’s seemingly very binary and black and white. Tommy Dorfman

Self-love for ever creeps out, like a snake, to sting anything which happens to stumble upon it. Lord Byron

I wish that more people, especially young people, were taught about self-love at a younger age. Jamila Woods

The principle we call self-love never seeks anything external for the sake of the thing, but only as a means of happiness or good: particular affections rest in the external things themselves. Joseph Butler

To me, self-esteem is not self-love. It is self-acknowledgment, as in recognizing and accepting who you are. Amity Gaige

If, through my own personal journey, I can inspire someone else to self-love, that would be the biggest accomplishment. Lzzy Hale

It is a great delusion in those whose understanding has been darkened by self-love, to think that there is any obedience in the subject who tries to draw the superior to what he wishes. Saint Ignatius

Self-love is the source of all our other loves. Pierre Corneille

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

Experience proves that in this life peace and satisfaction are had, not by the listless but by those who are fervent in God’s service. And rightly so. For in their effort to overcome themselves and to rid themselves of self-love, they rid themselves of the roots of all passion and unrest. Saint Ignatius

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. Paloma Elsesser

To be a Hottie you gotta have a lot of self-love, a lot of confidence, you gotta be able to put your foot down. Hotties are supposed to turn other people into Hotties too. If you see someone that’s not quite confident, you gotta be the Hottie to gas up your friend. Megan Thee Stallion

There are so many layers to what makes you feel empowered. Obviously, self-love. If you can’t get into that, you can’t get into moving to care about others and changing the world. Denise Bidot

L’Oreal’s slogan ‘because you’re worth it’ has come to epitomise banal narcissism of early 21st century capitalism; easy indulgence and effortless self-love all available at a flick of the credit card. Geoff Mulgan

Muhammad Ali inside the ring and Muhammad Ali outside the ring were totally different men; his abrasive, magnetic daring and infectious self-love outside the ring galvanized the world and distracted many from his sniper’s precision. He was a heavyweight with the fluttering gracefulness of a middleweight. Elvis Mitchell

Self-love, it is obvious, remains always positive and active in our natures. Gordon W. Allport

I look at this world we live in now where someone like Lil Nas X can push forward his true self, full of pride and self-love and have the chance to be loved for who he truly is. I was realising with great sadness that I didnt get that experience. Darren Hayes

I’ve grown not only as an actor but as a young woman. I find myself to be more confident and being more open about self-love. I’m still learning how to take up space and speak out when needed, but that’s a new thing for me and I’m loving it. Amybeth McNulty

We often choose a friend as we do a mistress – for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love. William Hazlitt

When I started modeling, there were very few places people could turn to for self-love and a positive community. Denise Bidot

Well-ordered self-love is right and natural. Thomas Aquinas

I think forgiveness is probably one of the greatest forms of self-love there is because you don’t do forgiveness for anybody else. My captors will never care if I forgive them… It will not make a day of difference to them at all, but it will make a huge difference to me. Elizabeth Smart

I love stories about self-love and finding your identity and your people. Kate Herron

Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults. Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Love of our neighbour, then, has just the same respect to, is no more distant from, self-love, than hatred of our neighbour, or than love or hatred of anything else. Joseph Butler

I was raised by a woman who was her true and authentic self. So I feel like it’s very important to put on for people who aren’t that confident or people who don’t realize the value in self-love. Megan Thee Stallion

The deepest gift you can learn in life is about self-love, and that’s not going to happen overnight. Rumer Willis

As much as I preach self-love, it’s so hard for me to love myself. It’s really hard, and it’s just about building a good network of people and, in this case, a good network of artists. Trying to live your ideals as best as you can. Petra Collins

What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Beauty, by way of fashion, has to do with confidence, with flattering silhouettes, with patterns, with proper fit for body type, and with an abundance of self-love! Mary Lambert

Self-love is for everyone and we all need it! Tess Holliday

A lot of times, in our culture and our society, we put romantic love somehow on a higher plane than self-love and friendship love. You can’t do that. You have to honor and really fully invest in all these different loving relationships. Delilah

I have a combination of self-love and self-loathing, just like most people. Amy Landecker

Every day, at home, I have the astonishing and humbling opportunity – together with my wife Sophie – to nurture empathy, compassion, self-love, and a keen sense of justice in our three kids. Justin Trudeau

There is a pride, a self-love, in human minds that will seldom be kept so low as to make men and women humbler than they ought to be. Samuel Richardson

The delusions of self-love cannot be prevented, but intellectual misconceptions as to the means of achieving success may be corrected. George Henry Lewes

I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect. June Jordan

Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love. Thomas Traherne

Self-love means something. I thought it was all a joke for a long time. It’s really important. Giving yourself a break is really important. Lindsay Shookus

Makeup is no different than clothes and accessories – it’s embellishments for your face. And it also gives you creative freedom. You get to have that moment in front the mirror every morning and give yourself self-love. You’re making yourself up beautiful, which is essentially self-love. Michelle Phan

Self-love seems so often unrequited. Anthony Powell

I think the most important thing in life is self-love, because if you don’t have self-love, and respect for everything about your own body, your own soul, your own capsule, then how can you have an authentic relationship with anyone else? Shailene Woodley

I’m really about body positivity and self-love, and I will definitely push the boundary with a pink midriff-baring top. Jonathan Van Ness

People should accept being single, because those are the moments you can really focus on yourself, and learning who you are. Then when you get in a relationship, you will be stronger and have a little bit more self-awareness, self-love, and the other ingredients for a healthy relationship. Lauren London

My book, ‘The Total Me-Tox,’ is about self-care and self-love and how they lead to success and empowerment. My goal is to encourage women to be their best selves in a warm, friendly way. Think human, not superhuman. Beth Behrs

Self-love is a big part of golf. Lewis Black

It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love. Voltaire

It’s really hard to foster self-love; it really is. I think a lot of people who claim that they do have a definite lack of self-loathing are either lying or just in a place that I don’t relate to. Devin Townsend

My parents have taught me the value of reading and self-love through books that have characters that look like me and talk like me. Marley Dias

Loving our hair and accepting others’ is a simple but powerful way to encourage self-love and bring people together while celebrating our uniqueness. Carolyn Aronson

Allowing myself to love God completely has obviously shed light on my self-love because he loves me more than I could ever love myself. Angie Stone

All of us wish we’d had perfect childhoods, with a mother and father who modeled ideal parental attitudes and taught us to internalize the tenets of self-love. Many of us, however, did not. Marianne Williamson

The lawgiver ought to be gentle, lenient and humane. The lawgiver ought to be a skilled architect who raises his building on the foundation of self-love, and the interest of all ought to be the product of the interests of each. Cesare Beccaria

Happiness does not consist in self-love. Joseph Butler

Self-love is really a foundation for everything, and however you practice or express that is so, so important. Solange Knowles

He fell in love with himself at first sight, and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful. Self-love seems so often unrequited. Anthony Powell

If we give our children sound self-love, they will be able to deal with whatever life puts before them. bell hooks

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

Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

I saw tons of young black girls who really got the message of ‘Put Your Records On,’ which is specifically a message for black girls about self-love and embracing your natural hair. Corinne Bailey Rae

We can climb mountains with self-love. Samira Wiley

Thus self-love as one part of human nature, and the several particular principles as the other part, are, themselves, their objects and ends, stated and shown. Joseph Butler

Probably the advice I could follow more is the self-love sort of advice. I think, four out of every five days, I’m good at that, but certain situations can trigger self-doubt or cloudiness around how I feel about myself. Jonathan Van Ness

Christ tears away the wall of partition, the self-love, the dividing prejudice of nationality, and teaches a love for all the human family. Ellen G. White

Being diagnosed with cancer helped me identify all that was wrong in my life. It also helped me search for the solutions. I discovered self-love; I learned to prioritise myself over others and, most importantly, realised that I had to love myself first before somebody else loves me. Manisha Koirala

Emily Johnson
Emily Johnson

Hello, I'm Emily, an American writer passionate about sharing insights and wisdom through captivating quotes.

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