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Love comes in many forms and doesn’t necessarily have to be romantic or revolve around a special other.
Our source of love stems from family and friends, too. Yet, so many of us rely on their validation that we don’t know what to do once we’re without it. Sometimes, this is the reason we become so unintentionally needy and dependent.
What does loving ourselves really mean? How is it done?
The Best Love Yourself Quotes
1.) “Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.” ― Tina Fey
2.) “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
3.) “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha
4.) “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
5.) “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”― Bernard M. Baruch
6.) “Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are.”― Turcois Ominek
7.) “You protect your being when you love yourself better. That’s the secret.”– Isabelle Adjani
8.) “If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.” – Johann von Goethe
9.) “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
10.) “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
11.) “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you”― Rupi Kaur
12.) “We can’t be so desperate for love that we forget where we can always find it; within.”― Alexandra Elle
13.) “Kill the part of you that believes it can’t survive without someone else.” – Sade Andria Zabala
14.) “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”– Mark Twain
15.) “Love yourself first, and you will always be in love.”― AVA.
16.) “Learn to be alone
Without being lonely.
Learn to admire your beauty
Without finding fault.
Learn to love yourself
Without the love of others.”– H.r.d.
17.) “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”– Thich Nhat Hanh
18.) “Do not expect to receive the love from someone else you do not give yourself.”― Bell Hooks
19.) “I love myself. I respect myself. I am beneath no one.” – Jim Kellner
Sometimes we forget that our sentiments about our outer appearance are a major hindrance on the journey to self-love. Our 21st century minds are wired to think that we need to reach a certain waist size and body measurement to “belong”. And that no matter how much weight we’ve lost, there are still more calories left to burn and inches to cut down.
Let go of it all. Make friends with your body shape, your flaws and your mirror. Anytime is the best time to start loving our bodies inside and out; in fact, the sooner the better.
More Powerful Love Yourself Quotes
20.) “I am mine. Before I am ever anyone else’s.”
21.) “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”― Michel de Montaigne
22.) “Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it” – Thaddeus Golas
23.) “For once, you believed in yourself. You believed you were beautiful and so did the rest of the world.”― Sarah Dessen
24.) “The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.”– Rita Mae Brown
25.) “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
“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
26.) “I will not be another flower, picked for my beauty and left to die. I will be wild, difficult to find, and impossible to forget.”– Erin Van Vuren
27.) “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Inspirational Quotes About Loving Yourself
28.) “If your mother did not know how to love herself, or your father did not know how to love himself, then it would be impossible for them to teach you to love yourself. They were doing the best they could with what they had been taught as children.” – Louise L. Hay
29.) “The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.”– Steve Maraboli
30.) “Don’t forget to love yourself.”– Soren Kierkegaard
31.) “You, yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” — Buddha
32.) “When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small. My judgment called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.”— Kim McMillen
33.) “Even in the loneliest moments, I have been there for myself.”― Sanober Khan
34.) “The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.” – Mohadesa Najumi
35.) “Always accept and feel comfortable with your flaws, that way no one can ever use them against you.”– Unknown
36.) “Be the love you never received.”– Rune Cazuli
37.) “Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you.”– Lilly Singh
38.) “Love yourself first, because that’s who you’ll be spending the rest of your life with.” – Unknown
39.) “It’s not selfish to love yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.”– Mandy Hale
40.) “Don’t compare yourself to someone else’s highlight reel.”– Kimberly O’Connor
41.) “I am strong. I am beautiful. I am enough.”– Vanessa Pawlowski
Only you know your innermost feelings, thoughts, habits and behavior. Everyone else will come and go, but you’re all you’ve got. Embrace your strengths and weaknesses. Once you accept, appreciate yourself, you’ve already gotten over the greatest struggle of self-love and self-acceptance.
Cherish those moments of discovery. You don’t need anyone to validate your self-worth. It’s only when we start to love ourselves do we accept who are. Only YOU know how to love yourself the best way possible.
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