Top 50 Self Love Quotes and Affirmations

Have you been overly critical of yourself? Too hard on yourself? or you keep focusing on your negative traits? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then it is time you give yourself a break and practice self love.

Unlike what many people think, self love involves more than loving yourself. It consists of self esteem, understanding yourself, being honest with yourself and reflecting on yourself honestly. 

How To Practice Self Love

Cultivating self love takes time and effort. The results may not be seen after a day or 2 but you will definitely see a difference after a short while. Here are a few ways to practice self love.

1. Schedule Time for Self Care

 A lady spending her down time swimming

If your life is extremely busy, you may miss out on time to take care of yourself. It is thus advisable to schedule some down time and take care of yourself. You can do so everyday or every week depending on your needs and circumstances. You can go out for a swim, read a book, watch a movie or do anything else that relaxes you and brings you peace

2. Practice Mindfulness

A gentleman spending time in the park reading a book

Mindfulness is the ability to fully focused on what you are doing and where you are and not on what is happening around you. You can practice mindfulness by spending quiet time alone (switch off your phone if you can), talk a walk in the park as you spend time reflecting on your life or practice journaling.

3. Associate with Positive People

2 happy friends spending time together outdoors

We are like sponges that absorb what is in our environment. Surrounding yourself with positive people will help you have a positive outlook on life. 

4. Be Kind to Yourself

A happy lady in a park holding a bouquet of flowers

When you make mistakes, you may be too critical of yourself. Be kind to yourself and accept that you will make mistakes from time to time just like all humans do. Learn from your mistakes and strive to work on your weaknesses. This will help you become a better person. 

5. Repeat Self Love Affirmations

A self love quote inscribed on a stone

This may sound crazy to some but repeating affirmations of self love to yourself will remind you of your self worth and it will help you practise them. 

Here are some self love quotes and affirmations to help you build your self love

    1. “The fact that someone else loves you doesn’t rescue you from the project of loving yourself.” - Sahaj Kohli
    2. “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.”
    3. “Demonstrate love by giving it, unconditionally, to yourself. And as you do, you will attract others into your life who will love you without conditions.”
    4. "I will strive to be myself and no one else"
    5. “Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.” - William Shakespeare
    6. “Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives” - Louise L.Hay
    7. “We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better” - J.K Rowling
    8. “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
    9. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” - Shannon L. Alder
    10. “Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.” – Deborah Day
    11. "I am deserving of love"
    12. "When you make a mistake, respond to yourself in a loving way rather than a self-shaming way." - Ellie Holcomb
    13. “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
    14. “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
    15. “Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.” - Beyonce
    16. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
    17. “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
    18. “Love yourself. Enough to take the actions required for your happiness. Enough to cut yourself loose from the drama-filled past. Enough to set a high standard for relationships. Enough to feed your mind and body in a healthy manner. Enough to forgive yourself. Enough to move on.” – Steve Maraboli
    19. “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right here.” – Venus Williams
    20. “If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do.” – Vironika Tugaleva
    21. “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
    22. “I think everybody's weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” – Johnny Depp
    23. “You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” – Yogi Bhajan
    24. "I am worthy of good things"
    25. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
    26. “Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness.” – Jean Vanier
    27. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson
    28. “I do not need other people to feel happy.”
    29. “Know who you are. Know what you want. Know what you deserve. And don’t settle for less.”
    30. “Becoming acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs.” – Daphne Rose Kingma
    31. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
    32. “No other love no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love.” – Edmond Mbiaka
    33. "My opinions and thoughts matter"
    34. “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” – Oscar Wilde
    35. “To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” – Sandra Bierig
    36. "I will be confident in my unique self today"
    37. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Washington Thurman
    38. “Dismantle your wounds so you stop living your life by them.” – Nikki Rowe
    39. “Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.”
    40. “Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.” – William Shakespeare
    41. “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” – Maxwell Maltz
    42. “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
    43. “You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.” – Eckhart Tolle
    44. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson
    45. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
    46. "If there's one thing I'm willing to bet on, it's myself" - Beyonce
    47. "I understand and appreciate my self-worth"
    48. "I accept myself and my faults"
    49. "I am a unique individual"
    50. "I will omit negativity in my life"
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