100 Transformative Self Love Journey Quotes to Inspire You

Embarking on a journey of self-love is transformative, guiding you toward understanding and cherishing your own worth and essence.

Here’s a collection of 100 quotes to inspire and accompany you on this empowering path of self-acceptance and love.

1. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.” – Lucille Ball


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


3. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” – Brené Brown


4. “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” – Carl Jung


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


6. “You are enough just as you are.” – Meghan Markle


7. “Be proud of who you are, and not ashamed of how someone else sees you.” – Unknown


8. “Self-love is not selfish; you cannot truly love another until you know how to love yourself.” – Unknown


9. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James


10. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde


11. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


12. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” – Katrina Mayer


13. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” – Maya Angelou


14. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” – Charles Bukowski


15. “You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.” – R.Z.


16. “Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.” – Unknown


17. “Self-love is the source of all our other loves.” – Pierre Corneille


18. “Do something every day that is loving toward your body and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of your body.” – Golda Poretsky


19. “Love yourself and dream bigger.” – Teresa Collins


20. “Demonstrate love by giving it, unconditionally, to yourself.” – Wayne Dyer

21. “The greatest love story of your life is the one you have with yourself.” – Unknown


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


23. “Self-love is the elixir of an immortal heart.” – Amy Leigh Mercree


24. “Be so completely yourself that everyone else feels safe to be themselves, too.” – Unknown


25. “The most important relationship in your life is the one you have with yourself.” – Diane Von Furstenberg


26. “Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” – Aberjhani


27. “Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” – Veronica A. Shoffstall

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28. “You deserve the love you keep trying to give everyone else.” – Unknown


29. “Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.” – William Shakespeare


30. “Loving yourself starts with liking yourself, which starts with respecting yourself, which starts with thinking of yourself in positive ways.” – Jerry Corsten


31. “Self-love is asking yourself what you need – every day – and then making sure you receive it.” – Unknown


32. “Talk to yourself like someone you love.” – Brené Brown


33. “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” – Oscar Wilde


34. “You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” – Yogi Bhajan


35. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain


36. “Self-love seems so often unrequited.” – Anthony Powell


37. “The first step to loving yourself is recognizing you deserve to be loved.” – Unknown


38. “Celebrate who you are in your deepest heart. Love yourself and the world will love you.” – Amy Leigh Mercree


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


40. “Loving yourself is the greatest revolution.” – Unknown


41. “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” – Unknown


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


43. “Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


44. “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


45. “Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.” – Pema Chodron


46. “Self-love is not so much a feeling as it is a practice.” – Vironika Tugaleva


47. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi


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


49. “The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” – C. JoyBell C.


50. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


51. “Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” – Roy T. Bennett
52. “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it.” – Anna Taylor
53. “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
54. “Keep watering yourself. You’re growing.” – E.Russell
55. “The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” – Steve Maraboli
56. “Self-respect, self-worth, and self-love, all start with self. Stop looking outside of yourself for your value.” – Rob Liano
57. “As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first, I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is ‘Love of Oneself’.” – Charlie Chaplin
58. “The second you start to wonder if you deserve better, you do.” – Unknown
59. “Self-love is the greatest middle finger of all time.” – Unknown
60. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

61. “Be the love you never received.” – Rune Lazuli
62. “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
63. “Love yourself first, because that’s who you’ll be spending the rest of your life with.” – Unknown
64. “Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Ian Wallace
65. “Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit.” – Unknown
66. “You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously.” – Sophia Bush
67. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity; it’s sanity.” – André Gide
68. “The more you love yourself, the less nonsense you’ll tolerate.” – Unknown
69. “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” – Rupi Kaur
70. “You can’t hate yourself happy. You can’t criticize yourself thin. You can’t shame yourself worthy. Real change begins with self-love and self-care.” – Jessica Ortner
71. “Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise L. Hay
72. “Love yourself enough to live a healthy lifestyle.” – Jules Robson
73. “To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” – Sandra Bierig
74. “You are beautiful because you let yourself feel, and that is a brave thing indeed.” – Shinji Moon
75. “Self-love is the foundation of our loving practice. Without it, our other efforts to love fail.” – Bell Hooks
76. “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
77. “When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self-acceptance opened.” – Shannon L. Alder
78. “Treat yourself as if you were someone that you are responsible for helping.” – Jordan Peterson
79. “Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” – Beyoncé
80. “You must want to spend the rest of your life with yourself first.” – Rupi Kaur

81. “The journey to self-love begins with accepting who you are right now.” – Unknown
82. “Choosing to be curious is choosing to be vulnerable because it requires us to surrender to uncertainty.” – Brené Brown
83. “You are the only person who gets to decide what you will be worth in this world.” – Unknown
84. “Self-care is how you take your power back.” – Lalah Delia
85. “The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it.” – Bob Moawad
86. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” – Stephen Covey
87. “You are the project of your own life.” – Unknown
88. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung
89. “It’s not your job to like me – it’s mine.” – Byron Katie
90. “Stop underestimating yourself.” – Unknown
91. “When you start seeing your worth, you’ll find it harder to stay around people who don’t.” – Unknown
92. “The only approval you need is your own.” – Unknown
93. “Your self-worth grows when you fight for something you love.” – Maxime Lagacé
94. “The only person who needs to believe in you is you.” – Unknown
95. “Being comfortable in your own skin is one of the most beautiful forms of freedom.” – Unknown
96. “You are not meant to be loved in parts, you are meant to be loved as a whole.” – N.R. Hart
97. “Invest in your mind, invest in your health, invest in yourself.” – Unknown
98. “Your greatest responsibility is to love yourself and to know you are enough.” – Unknown
99. “Be gentle with yourself. You’re doing the best you can.” – Unknown
100. “Self-love is not selfish; it’s simply respecting and appreciating who you are deep down.” – Unknown

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These quotes serve as reminders that self-love is an essential, ongoing journey that empowers us to live more fully and authentically.

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