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80 Uplifting Self-Love Quotes to Remind You to Take Care of Yourself

In this day and age, finding time for self-love can be challenging. We may want to take some time off to care for ourselves, but it can be next to impossible.  

Sometimes, all you need is a few minutes out of your busy schedule to pamper yourself and reflect, but we often forget to do so. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 80 self-love quotes to uplift you and remind you to take some much-needed time off for yourself every now and then.  

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“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.”  

André Gide

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


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

Lucille Ball

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

Rupi Kaur

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

Oscar Wilde

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

Tina Fey

“This life is mine alone. So I have stopped asking people for directions to places they’ve never been.”  

Glennon Doyle

“One of the best guides to how to be self-loving is to give ourselves the love we are often dreaming about receiving from others.”  

Bell Hooks

“You deserve someone who makes you feel like the otherworldly creature you are. Yourself.”  

Amanda Lovelace

“Talk to yourself like someone you love.” 

Brene Brown

“Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.” 

Karl Lagerfeld

“When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier.”  

Diane Von Furstenberg

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

Oprah Winfrey

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

E. E. Cummings

“Treat her like you never want to lose her.”  

R.H. Sin

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

Robert Morely

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

Charles Bukowski

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”  


“Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.”  


“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 

“Gonna love myself. No, I don’t need anybody else.”  

Hailee Steinfeld

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

Maryam Hasnaa

“Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are.” 

Turcois Ominek

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

Marilyn Monroe

“When you make a mistake, respond to yourself in a loving way rather than a self-shaming way.”  

Ellie Holcomb

“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

“You are enough. A thousand times enough.” 


“Fashion is my way to express how much I love myself.”

Laura Brunereau 

“A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else.”  

Haruki Murakami

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

Brené Brown

“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

“Be the love you never received.”  

Rune Lazuli

“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

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”

Dr. Maya Angelou 

“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

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”  

Nora Ephron

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

Mark Twain 

“Even when it seems that there is no one else, always remember there’s one person who never ceased to love you. Yourself.”

Sanhita Baruah 

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

Oscar Wilde 

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

Charles Bukowski

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


“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

“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

“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

“No other love no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love.” 

Edmond Mbiaka

“Seek to be whole, not perfect.”  


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

Steve Maraboli

“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 

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


“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” 

Thich Nhat Hanh

“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right here.”  

Venus Williams

“True self-care is not bath salts and chocolate cake, it’s making the choice to build a life you don’t need to escape from.”

Brianna Wiest 

“I am more than my scars.” 

Andrew Davidson

“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.”  

Jodi Picoult

“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 

“As I began to love myself, I found that anguish and emotional suffering were only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.” 

Charlie Chaplin

“Keep watering yourself. You’re growing.”  


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

Paulo Coelho

“To find a happy ending with someone else, first you have to find it alone.”

Soman Chainani 

“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

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

Robert Morley

“Our first and last love is self-love.” 

Christian Nestell Bovee

“A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else.”  

Haruki Murakami

“I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody.”  

Louis L’Amour

“Respect yourself and others will respect you.”  


“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

Maya Angelou 

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

Shannon L. Alder

“If you ever want to love someone, love yourself unconditionally first.”  

Debasish Mridha

“People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.”  

Dan Pearce

“Do things that make you feel good: mind, body, and soul.”  

Robyn Conley Downs

“We can’t be so desperate for love that we forget where we can always find it; within.”  

Alexandra Elle

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

Tyra Banks

“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 have to grow, you have to be and you have to love yourself unconditionally.”

Dominic Riccitello

“Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again.”  

Lalah Delia

“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

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


“Being comfortable in your own skin is one of the most important things to achieve. I’m still working on it!”  

Kate Mara

“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.”  

Louise L. Hay

Wrapping Up  

We hope these quotes motivated you to love yourself and dedicate at least a few minutes a day to taking care of yourself. If you enjoyed them, make sure to share them with your loved ones to give them a dose of motivation as well as to remind them to love themselves. 

Check out also our collection of quotes about new beginnings and hope to keep you inspired.

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Dani Rhys
Dani Rhys

Dani Rhys has worked as a writer and editor for over 15 years. She holds a Masters degree in Linguistics and Education, and has also studied Political Science, Ancient History and Literature. She has a wide range of interests ranging from ancient cultures and mythology to Harry Potter and gardening. She works as the chief editor of Symbol Sage but also takes the time to write on topics that interest her.