17 Most inspiring and thought provoking quotes on self-love!

In case of emergency, put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others. Whenever I hear this safety instruction while flying, it unsettles me. This statement has become a perfect metaphor for those who doesn’t love themselves or who take care of everything except themselves. As this month of love ends today, I wish to express my love for myself. Self-love is dynamic, it grows by actions we do to respect our body, soul, and mind. It is time to accept our strengths and weaknesses and look beyond all the criticism. It is time to put on your own oxygen mask. Here are 17 most inspiring and thought provoking quotes on self-love to boost your self-esteem.

  1. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”– Buddha
  2. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”– Mark Twain
  3. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.”
    – Eleanor RooseveltSelf-love
  4. “If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”– Fred Rogers
  5. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”– Ralph Waldo EmersonSelf-love
  6. “There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.”– Hindu Proverb
  7. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”– George Eliot
  8. “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance”– Oscar WildeSelf-love
  9. “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”– Lao-Tzu
  10. “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
  11. “It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” –Sally FieldSelf-love
  12. “Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.” – Mary Kay Ash
  13. “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” – Dr. Seuss
  14. “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” –Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  15. Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” –Judy Garland
  16. “You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be.” – Lou Holtz
  17. “Self-trust is the first secret of success.” – Ralph Waldo EmersonSelf-love

What  is your favorite quote from the above?Do you think self-love is as important as loving someone else? Let me know in the comment below 🙂

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  1. I love numbers 6 and 9. Thank you so much for sharing these. It’s important to remind ourselves every day how much we are worth.

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the post!

  2. Love the quote by Fred Rogers!!

    1. I loved it too… 🙂

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