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50 Single Life Quotes to Put It All in Perspective

A girl looking down at her shoes and a single life quote that says love written at her feet.

Being single can be a challenge at times… Like when you don’t have a wedding date. When you’re home alone on a Friday night and you don’t want to be. Or when it’s the holidays and someone asks you, “So who are you seeing?” It’s ridiculous, but there are times when your friends, family, or just society in general can make you feel bad for being single. Sometimes, you need the right single life quotes to help turn things around.

Single life quotes can remind you that being single is the time to be selfish, exploratory, and to learn from previous lessons. You can do what you want, when you want to. Eat anything you want for dinner. Take the time to work out, start a new hobby, binge watch your favorite shows, catch up with old friends… whatever you can think of. You don’t have to argue over whose house to stay at that night, what you’re doing for the holidays, or whether or not you’re going to accept that party invite.

If you’re one of those people who sometimes get down about being single, here are some of the most beautiful, inspiring, and ridiculous single life quotes that will have you looking at singlehood differently.

From sweet and sincere to saucy and silly: 50 single life quotes

“Be with someone that makes you happy.”–Unknown

“Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself.” –Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Single life quotes: Love yourself first because that's who you'll spend the rest of your life with.

“Love yourself first, because that’s who you’ll spend the rest of your life with.”–Unknown

“Being single is definitely better than being with the wrong person” 
–Hassan Choughari

“Your single not because you are not good enough for one, it’s that you’re too good for the wrong one.” –Chris Burkmenn

“It’s very fun to be single because you know what happens? You find yourself, you understand what it means to love yourself, instead of putting all this energy to give and trying relationship.” –Unknown

“I’ve been single for a while and I have to say, it’s going very well. Like… it’s working out. I think I’m the one.” –Emily Hunter

Single Life Quotes: I'm not single, I'm not taken, I'm simply on reserve for the one who deserves my heart.

“I’m not single. I’m not taken. I’m simply on reserve for the one who deserves my heart.” –Anonymous

“It takes a strong person to remain single in a world that is accustomed to settling with anything just to say they have something.” –Unknown

“The lonely people have taught me that I am not alone.” –Anthony Liccione

“At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one’s lost self.” –Brendan Francis

“’Happily Single’ is recognizing that you don’t need or want to be rescued from your life by a handsome prince because your life is pretty awesome, as is.” –Mandy Hale

“I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.”–Henry David Thoreau

“I found being single to be a gift in disguise because I fell in love with the person I am.” –Unknown

“I’d rather be alone than unhappy.”–Whitney Houston

“Dismantle your wounds so you stop living your life by them.” –Nikki Rowe

Elsa quote: Yes I'm alone. But I'm alone and free.

“Yes I’m alone. But I’m alone and free.” –Elsa, Frozen

“Single is no longer a lack of options—but a choice.” –Mandy Hale

“I loved him the way some people are to be loved… from a distance.” 
–Sanhita Baruah

“Now I’m feeling how I should. Never knew single could feel this good.” –Jason Derulo

“Being single is about celebrating and appreciating your own space that you’re in.”–Kelly Rowland

“Some people think it’s wrong, being single isn’t right. But you hurt the right person you’ll be wrong all your life.”–Tyga

The single life quote below written out on a fushia background.

“My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.”–Warsan Shire

“Single is not a status. It is a word that describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others.” –Unknown

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

“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary” –Oscar Wilde

“Working long hours being single helps because your time is yours. Once you have a family, your time is not yours anymore.” –Andy Hertzfield

Single Life Quotes: To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.

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

“Being Single means you are taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with.” –Unknown

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”–Dalai Lama XIV

“I think, therefore I’m single.” –Liz Winston

“If you’re single, focus on being a better you instead of looking for someone better than your ex. A better you will attract a better next.” –Unknown

“As a body, everyone is single. As a soul, never.” –Hermann Hesse

“I’m single but I ignore people like I’m taken.” –Unknown

“Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” –Louise Hay

wisdom: Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.

“Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” –Byron Katie

“Too many women throw themselves into romance because they’re afraid of being single.” –Julie Deply

“If we seek paradise outside ourselves, we cannot have paradise in our hearts.”–Thomas Merton

“I like being single. I’m always there when I need me.” –Art Leo

“I am a lover without a lover. I am lovely and lonely and I belong deeply to myself.” –Warsan Shire

“Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.” John Mayer

“Single woman, the man you want may not necessarily be the man you need.” –Martha Macharia

“If you are fantasizing love, you are still single from within a heart no matter what your relationship status is.” –Pratik Akkawar

“I love being single. I can come and go as I please and stay out as late as I want to.” – Eric Dickerson

“Single is an opportunity to live life on your own terms and not apologize.” –Mandy Hale

“If you’re not happy single, you’re not gonna be happy married.” –Nick Vujicic

“I favor my heart when it’s all mine, rather than having to share it with someone else.” –Unknown

Single Life Quotes: You deserve the world. Even if it means giving it to yourself.

“You deserve the world even if it means giving it to yourself.” –R.H. Sin

“When you acknowledge that there is nothing repulsive or unforgivable or shameful about yourself, it becomes easier to be that authentic person and feel like you’re living a less performed life.” – John Green

A romance quote written on a pink background.

“I never consider myself as single. I like to say that I’m in between romances at the moment.”–Carl Henegan

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