Looking for the best love yourself quotes? The term “self-love” gets thrown around a lot these days. You may have come across the idea that you can’t possibly love someone else until you love yourself.
Is this true? Yes, and no.
I think you can still love someone even if you struggle to fully accept and love yourself. The question is, what will that love look and feel like? Will it be a healthy kind of love that knows boundaries? Will it be a true partnership, built on a foundation of mutual trust and respect?
When you love yourself, you know your value. You feel complete already without someone by your side, and you’re quick to walk away from anyone or anything that doesn’t feel right. This is the power of self-love.
Just in case you need a little help with what self-love looks and feels like, we’ve rounded up some of the best love yourself quotes to help inspire and support you.
Our favorite love yourself quotes of all time
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.”― Brené Brown
“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 live to please others, everyone will love you except yourself.”― Paulo Coelho
“Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.”― Unknown
“Love yourself. Love the world. There is no power stronger than love.”― Deepak Chopra
“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
“If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.”― Unknown
“When you make a mistake, respond to yourself in a loving way rather than a self-shaming way.”― Ellie Holcomb
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”― Buddha
“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”― Sophia Loren
“If I loved myself, truly and deeply, what would I do?”― Kamal Ravikant
“Regardless of how anyone else feels about me, I am going to choose to love myself today.”― Unknown
“Be healthy and take care of yourself but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.― Beyoncé
“You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.”― Unknown
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“One day I woke up and realized I was not made for anyone, I was made for me. I am my own.”― Unknown
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”― Eleanor Roosevelt
“You are not an option, a choice or a soft place to land after a long battle. You were meant to be the one. If you can wrap yourself around the idea that you are something incredible, then you will stop excusing behavior that rapes your very soul. You were never meant to teach someone to love you. You were meant to be loved.”― Shannon L. Alder
“In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.”― Andrea Dykstra
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”― Lucille Ball
“Respect, Love, and Value yourself. Always remember to be good to yourself by taking care of yourself. Make yourself a priority and know that it’s okay. Don’t feel guilty for loving yourself, first! You’re just as important as anybody else.”― Stephanie Lahart
“I have discovered, just as my teachers always told me, that we already have what we need. The wisdom, the strength, the confidence, the awakened heart and mind are always accessible, here, now, always.”― Pema Chödrön
“You are free, you are powerful, you are good, you are love, you have value, you have a purpose. All is well.”― Abraham Hicks
“Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself. Love yourself.”― Unknown
“My willingness to be intimate with my own deep feelings creates the space for intimacy with another.”― Shakti Gawain
“The fact that someone else loves you doesn’t rescue you from the project of loving yourself.”― Sahaj Kohli
“I love myself for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now.”― Louise Hay