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335 Love Yourself Quotes to Improve your Self-Esteem and Self-Love

Loving yourself is not a selfish act, but it’s a fundamental skill to generate the strength needed to love others. You have to love yourself before you can ever truly love anyone else. If you don’t love yourself how can you expect others to love you? If you don’t love yourself, you might accept a type of love that is less than what you deserve. Try loving yourself and you will feel lighter. It makes life simpler and easier. If you love yourself then you can have inner stability. Once you learn how to truly love yourself it will be reflected outwardly onto others and the world. Some things may be equally essential but nothing is more important than a healthy sense of self-esteem and loving yourself.

I’d like to share 335 of the most inspiring, love yourself quotes and sayings, thought-provoking and uplifting thoughts from a variety of sources over the years on getting to let you know yourself more so you can boost your self-worth, self-esteem and finding self-love. Let’s explore the idea of self-love in this collection of inspiring quotes.

Best Love Yourself, Self-Esteem And Self-Worth Quotes

1

“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

2

“It isn’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.”

3

“The most powerful relationship that you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.”

4

“Self-love is an ocean and your heart is a vessel. Make it full, and any excess will spill over into the lives of the people you hold dear. But you must come first.” – Beau Taplin

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“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown

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“Love yourself enough to have a meaningful life.” – Millen Livis

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

8

“Others can’t always define your true identity. They see what they ‘want’ to see but beyond your mess, God sees the beauty He created and still thinks it’s good!” – Chinonye J. Chidolue

9

“Love yourself and follow your dreams, because if you want it bad enough, it will happen.”

10

“You’ve got to love yourself first. You’ve got to be okay on your own before you can be okay with somebody else.” – Jennifer Lopez

11

“Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?” – Brigham Young

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“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde

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“Your heart truly deserves the priceless feeling of unconditional love that can only come from you to you.”

14

“People that don’t know what they are worth will always see their capture’s wings, but never their tail.” – Shannon L. Alder

15

“The greatest love that you could ever experience on earth is the one that only comes from you to you.” – Edmond Mbiaka

16

“Don’t forget to love yourself.” – Soren Kierkegaard

17

“I have found that most people who fail in their relationships are usually too busy loving other people that they starve themselves of love and affection. It’s the fastest way to a heartbreak.”

18

“Don’t ever allow yourself to forget how incredibly special you are, even for a single second. Without you, the world would not be as magnificent. Let yourself remember to love again, starting with you loving you.”

19

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” – Michael J. Fox

20

“Do us all a favour and love yourself vigorously and stop burdening everyone with a job you should be doing. No one is paid to love you, so do your job.”

21

“Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.” – Les Brown

22

“It’s not selfish to love yourself, to take care of yourself and to make your happiness a priority…”

23

“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” – T. Harv Eker

24

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

25

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.” – Helen Keller

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“It’s when you start to love yourself more than those around you that your ego begins to take shape & form.” – Anthony T.Hincks

27

“Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit.”

28

“I’ve finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?” – Golden Hawn

29

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

30

“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

31

“Love yourself more.”

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“I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” – Johnny Depp

33

“The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” – Melanie Koulouris

34

“Loving yourself is the greatest revolution.”

35

“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.” – Deborah Day

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“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

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“You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy.”

38

“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

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“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

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“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” – Maxwell Maltz

41

“If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.”

42

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

43

“You can never meet your potential until you truly learn to love yourself.” – Teresa Collins

44

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

45

“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. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad

46

“Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.”

47

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

48

“You are responsible for who you become… Love yourself, like your speed; Leave your scars; live your skills!”

49

“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

50

“Admire someone else’s beauty without questioning your own.”

51

“I am mine before I am ever anyone else’s.”

52

“It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here.” – James Baldwin

53

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

54

“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

55

“You say you need to love others, but do you love yourself” – Bangambiki Habyarimana

56

“You can’t build joy on a feeling of self-loathing.”

57

“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.”

58

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

59

“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” – William James

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“I am my problem but also my solution.”

61

“The best friend you will ever find is you. Love yourself with joy and fill your heart with bliss and happiness.”

62

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

63

“Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” – Rob Liano

64

“One way to feel good about yourself is to love yourself, to take care of yourself.” – Goldie Hawn

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“Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.” – Jenn Proske

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“Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.”

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“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“If you loved yourself enough, you would never accept less, you would have the strength to walk away from anything sub par because you already know what perfection feels like.”

69

“Not everyone you love is gonna love you back, that’s why it’s important to love yourself.”

70

“People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.” – Wayne Dyer

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“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” – Stacey Charter

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“Love yourself and dream bigger.” – Teresa Collins

73

“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.”

74

“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.”

75

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

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“Self love is an ocean and your heart is a vessel. Make it full, and any excess will spill over into the lives of the people you hold dear. But you must come first.” – Beau Taplin

77

“Don’t forget you’re human. It’s okay to have a meltdown…”

78

“Moving a mountain is so much easier when you are first to benefit from the move and loving yourself is what makes it easy to go extra miles for those who love you.”

79

“Sometimes the noise of life can be just too much. If you need to escape, love yourself enough to know when you need a real time out.”

80

“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.”

81

“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise L. Hay

82

“If you think what you need is someone who looks after you, looks our for you, and you are miserable that no one seems to be doing this, why not just do it yourself?”

83

“Looking back you realize that a very special person passed briefly through your life and that person was you. It is not too late to become that person again.” – Robert Brault

84

“You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy

85

“It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” – Sally Field

86

“56 to 221 Pounds, My Battle with Eating Disorders.”

87

“It doesn’t mean that everyone will treat you the way you deserve to be treated.”

88

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

89

“F.L.Y. First Love Yourself. Others will come next.”

90

“I am not looking to escape my darkness, I’m learning to love myself there.”

91

“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.

92

“What inspires you to give selflessly is the fact that you are selfishly committed to protecting your own interest. You protect those you love because they are your interest and you are protective of them.”

93

“You don’t have to stop fighting for others, you just have to remember to fight for yourself too.” – Liz Newman

94

“Did your mom ever tell you, ‘If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything’? She was right–and talking nicely also applies when you’re talking to yourself, even inside your head.” – Victoria Moran

95

“If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better. And that makes you so happy.” – Kristin Chenoweth

96

“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” – Mark Twain

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“My willingness to be intimate with my own deep feelings creates the space for intimacy with another.” – Shakti Gawain

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“Our entire life … consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.” – Jean Anouih

99

“I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.”

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“We have too many people claiming to be selfless but their love chokes everyone around them. How can you love people when you have not tested what you are offering on yourself.”

101

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

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“A healthy dose of confidence, pride and dignity is required for relationships, you cannot have this from two people who have no idea how to even love themselves not to talk of the other person.”

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“You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” – Dr. Robert Anthony

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“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

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“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

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

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“There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself.” – Brian Andreas

108

“Love yourself first, because that’s who you’ll be spending the rest of your life with.”

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

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“When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

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“Have the courage to love yourself like you always wished someone would.” – Vironika Tugaleva

112

“You weren’t born to just pay bills and die.”

113

“Perhaps we shall learn, as we pass through this age, that the ‘other self” is more powerful than the physical self we see when we look into a mirror.”

114

“What if you simply devoted this year to loving yourself more?”

115

“Believing in our hearts that who we are is enough is the key to a more satisfying and balanced life.”

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

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“Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.” – Zoe Kravitz

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“You can receive all the compliments in the world, but that won’t do a thing unless you believe it yourself.” – Criss Jami

119

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

120

“The fact that someone else loves you doesn’t rescue you from the project of loving yourself.” – Sahaj Kohli

121

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

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“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.” – Barbara De Angelis

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“Self-love is the greatest middle finger of all time.”

124

“Why is everyone so fixated on making people happy when they are themselves miserably sad and lonely? There’s no sense in killing yourself just to please someone else, live for your own happiness.”

125

“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

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“Becoming acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs.” – Daphne Rose Kingma

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“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.” – Brené Brown

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“Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling i.” – Thaddeus Golas

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“Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you.”

130

“Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?”

131

“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.”

132

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

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“When you establish peace, when you establish love, when you establish kindness here inside, you cannot act any other way to the outside world.”

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

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“Loving yourself is a science and a art, it’s the right combinations of hormones and a poetic almost lyrical awareness of your own person, giving yourself adequate doses of admiration and respect.”

136

“Have unshakable faith in yourself to become everything you want to be.”

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“Too many people what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

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“Falling in love with someone is not as important as falling in love with yourself because it’s that person in the mirror that would reflect love to those around you.”

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“You were born an original work of art. Stay original always. Originals cost more than imitations.” – Suzy Kassem

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“Be resolute about defending your happiness, even if it costs you everyone in the room.”

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“Ever loved someone so much, you would do anything for them? Yeah, well, make that someone yourself and do whatever the hell you want.” – Harvey Specter

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“Don’t forget to tell yourself positive things daily! You must love yourself internally to glow externally.” – Hannah Bronfman

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“Sometimes you have to be alone to truly know your worth.” – Karen A. Baquiran

144

“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.”

145

“Love is not something you find in other people, it’s from your reservoir of self love that you give to others. You need to look inside to see how lovable you are before you can share this with others.”

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“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

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“Don’t suffocate your spirit for the lessons that were only passing through spring.” – Nikki Rowe

148

“Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish – it makes you indestructible.”

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

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“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford

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“even in the loneliest moments

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“To love yourself is to understand that you don’t need to be perfect to be good.”

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“Loving yourself is the most noble thing you could ever do, it’s a preparation necessary for building healthy and wholesome relationships with others. Don’t skip this.”

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“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” – André Gide

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“I will love you through everything. Can you do yourself the same honor?” – Scott Stabile

156

“Make peace with yourself before you move forward. Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward.” – Roy T. Bennett

157

“The first love you should fight for is the one you have for yourself because in the very end when everyone else walks away, you alone would be walking towards yourself. You are the home you seek.”

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“Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – Louise Hay

159

“Love yourself instead of abusing yourself.” – Karolina Kurkova

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“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock

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“Love others to make them feel better and so that you see yourself in the mirrors of their eyes.” – Debasish Mridha

162

“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

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

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“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary

165

“Love yourself not in some egocentric, self-serving sense but love yourself the way you would love your friend in the sense of taking care of yourself, nourishing yourself, trying to understand, comfort, and strengthen yourself.”

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“Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.” – Dan Coppersmith

167

“I love myself for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now.”

168

“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

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

170

“Perfectionism is searching for faults to justify low self-esteem. It is a guaranteed failure and fantasy.”

171

“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

172

“Even when you don’t love your body… Your body still loves you!”

173

“The absence of self-love can never be replaced with the presence of people’s love for you.” – Edmond Mbiaka

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“Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel

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“Love yourself first. So you know what you deserve.” – Lucille Ball

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“There are women who struggle to gain weight who are beautiful. There are women who struggle to LOSE weight who are beautiful. You know who is the most beautiful? Those who learn to love themselves the way they are. You don’t need to change for ANYONE.” – Teresa Mummer

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“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.”

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“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey

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

180

“Don’t worry that people around you want to be happy and fulfilled, we all want to be. Worry when they want these things at your own expense.”

181

“Why escape your intended purpose by copying and trying to be someone else? You will discover who you were meant to be only after you have shown confidence being yourself.”

182

“The sense of self, of being, that ability to look at one’s self and accept all that you see, that is called self love and it’s the state every human must aspire to attain.”

183

“Love yourself for all you have been, all you are and all you will become.”

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

185

“I don’t want you promising me love when you’ve not even given yourself the tiniest bit of it. If it’s not good for you, why should it be good for me?”

186

“Everything worth having costs something, and the price of true love is self-knowledge.”

187

“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.”

188

“If only you knew how beautiful you are unconditionally. Don’t you know it’s enough if all you do is breathe?”

189

“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

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“Dismantle your wounds so you stop living your life by them.” – Nikki Rowe

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“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin

192

“Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much but is till standing.”

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“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

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“People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people’s minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.” – Elizabeth Gaskell

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“You are beautiful. Know this. Anyone who tells you otherwise is simply lying. You are beautiful.” – Steve Maraboli

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“You’re a work of art. Not everyone will understand you.”

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“To love yourself is to understand you don’t need to be perfect to be good.”

198

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

199

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

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“Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness.” – Ram Dass

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“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

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“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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“Love is a battle with yourself. Be kind and love yourself before you love anyone else.”

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“Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own.”

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“It`s not your job to like me – it`s mine.”

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“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

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“She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.” – Anais Nin

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“Letting go of negative people doesn’t mean you hate them. It just means that you love yourself.”

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“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

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“The only two words you should ever say to a mirror are “Hello, Beautiful.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

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

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“I don’t want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.” – Henry James

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“Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude. toward others.”

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“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yoursel.” – Steve Maraboli

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“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

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“Why escape your intended purpose by copying and trying to be someone else? You will discover who you were meant to be only after you have shown confidence being yourself.” – Suzy Kassem

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“To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” – Sandra Bierig

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“Wildflower; pick up your pretty little head, It will get easier, your dreams are not dead.” – Nikki Rowe

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“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

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“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

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“There won’t be so much fake and toxic love if everyone feels adequately loved by themselves because love is not something shared by two starved people, it is an experience between two filled people.”

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“The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” – Robert Hand

224

“It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” – W.C. Fields

225

“Be very very very gentle with yourself. The world is very very very hard on you.”

226

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.

227

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

228

“There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” – Hindu Proverb

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

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“We must fall in love with yourselves. I don’t like myself. I’m crazy about myself.” – Mae West

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“Dress yourself in such a way that it shows that you love yourself.”

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“Love yourself from within.” – ATGW

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

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“So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.” – Alan Watts

235

“Never give up on anyone. And that includes not giving up on yourself.”

236

“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 judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.” – Kim McMillen

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“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” – Frederick Douglass

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

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“Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.”

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“I’m learning to love myself. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”

241

“I get angry, I yell, I bitch, I cry, I speak my mind…”

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“When you’re constantly thinking of others and what they must be thinking or feeling or expecting, you wind up in this perpetual state of trying to please them. You see yourself through their eyes and you lose sight of who you are.” – Michael Soll

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“Happiness means loving yourself and being less concerned with the approval of others.” – Owen Campbell Jr.

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“If you can be there for yourself and forgive yourself when you fail, it would be so much easier to do the same for others. Self love is the best way to love others.”

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“I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.” – Kristen Neff

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“Words always remain words, the world will change” – Mayan Kumar Louteriya

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“We often time think self love is harmful because it excludes others but this is not true. Loving yourself is what creates space in your heart to include others in a healthy way.”

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“Find company within yourself and you’ll never spend a day alone. Find love within yourself and you’ll never have a lonely day.” – Connor Chalfant

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“Love yourself enough to not settle for a life of mediocrity.” – ATGW

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“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

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“Somewhere, somebody is looking for someone exactly like you.” – Germany Kent

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“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

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“Scarcity of self-value cannot be remedied by money, recognition, affection, attention or influence.” – Gary Zukav

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“Loving yourself isn’t vanity, it is sanity.” – Andre Gide

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“Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it.”

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“When you love yourself endlessly, you will find that the whole world loves you too.”

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“Self love is a school, it’s where you learn every inch about yourself and decide to accept you for you, it’s this schooling that prepares you to recognize true love when it appears.”

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“You have to learn to love yourself before you can love someone else. Because it’s only when we love ourselves that we feel worthy of someone else’s love.” – Alyssa B. Sheinmel

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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

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“Why compare yourself with others? No one in the entire world…”

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“There’s a difference between being conceited, arrogant or unduly proud and actually admiring what makes you who you are, giving yourself so much love that others want to participate in loving you.”

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“She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.”

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“You are a true success if you can trust yourself, love yourself, and be yourself.”

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“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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“I love myself for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now.” – Louise Hay

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“Your problem is you’re … too busy holding onto your unworthiness.” – Ram Dass

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“I celebrate myself, and sing myself.” – Walt Whitman

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“When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world.” – Harry Palmer

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“Becoming acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs.” – Daphne Rose Kingman

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“No one is going to love you if you don’t love yourself.”

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“Worry about loving yourself, instead of loving the idea of other people loving you.”

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“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown

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“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“The more you love yourself, the less nonsense you’ll tolerate.”

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“Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.”

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“Spend time understanding who you are, after all the only person your ever going to truly live with; is yourself.”

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“Self love is asking yourself what you need – everyday – and then making sure you receive it.”

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“You have to be able to love yourself because that’s when things fall into place.” – Vanessa Hudgens

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“Don’t let hollow heroes distract you from saving yourself.” – Nikki Rowe

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“Happiness is an inside job.”

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“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.” – Eckhart Tolle

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“Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself.”

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“Love yourself first, and you will always be in love.” – AVA

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“There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.”

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“You owe yourself the love that you so freely give to other people.”

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“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.”

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“Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness.” – Jean Vanier

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“I am a star. I am a galaxy.” – C.J. Redwine

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“Stop hating yourself for everything you aren’t. Start loving yourself for everything that you are.”

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

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“It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.” – Sidney J. Harris

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“Respect, Love, and Value yourself. Always remember to be good to yourself by taking care of yourself. Make yourself a priority and know that it’s okay. Don’t feel guilty for loving yourself, first! You’re just as important as anybody else.” – Stephanie Lahart

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“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

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“I don’t like myself, I’m crazy about myself.” – May West

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“This is really helpful and inspiring. But what’s the easiest way to put this into practice and actually make a real change with my self-esteem?”

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

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“Everyone seems to be looking for love from other people. Eventually, we would all search forever for something that no one has found, what a miserable existence.”

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“Love only yourself a little bit longer, until you can’t stand not to love someone else.” – Kiera Cass

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“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

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“To learn to love yourself could be the hardest thing that you will ever do.”

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“It isn’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” – W.C. Fields

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“If you don’t love yourself, you won’t be happy with yourself. If you can’t love yourself, you can’t love anyone else. You can’t give the love you do not have. You can’t make anyone love you without loving yourself first.” – Kemi Sogunle

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“Whatever you did today is enough. Whatever you felt today is valid. Whatever you thought today isn’t to be judged. Repeat the above each day.”

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“No one cares about someone who’s bent on self sabotage, if you want to save the world from sinking, first pull yourself up and escape drowning.”

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

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

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

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

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“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

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“It’s easier to teach people about themselves, how to be happy, how to be whole and to care for their own selves than to teach them how to love strangers who are are just as illiterate.”

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“Be very very very gentle with yourself. The world is very very very hard on you” – Srividya Srinivasan

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

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

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“When we fulfill our function, which is to truly love ourselves and share love with others, then true happiness sets in.” – Gabrielle Bernstein

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“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.” – Andrew Matthews

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“Loving yourself…does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion.” – Margo Anand

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

318

“Maybe if we love ourselves healthy we will all heal?” – Nikki Rowe

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“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.” – Barbara De Angelis

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“You are not an option, a choice or a soft place to land after a long battle. You were meant to be the one. If you can wrap yourself around the idea that you are something incredible, then you will stop excusing behavior that rapes your very soul. You were never meant to teach someone to love you. You were meant to be loved.” – Shannon L. Alder

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“It’s not your job to like me…it’s MINE!”

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“Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world making the most of one’s best.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick

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“When admiring other people’s gardens, don’t forget to tend to your own flowers.” – Sandbar Khan

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“If you don’t love yourself, nobody else is going to love you.”

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“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

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

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“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.” – Ken Keyes.

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“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Gustav Jung

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“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

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“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.”

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“Love does not bury you to make others centre-stage of your life, rather it teaches you to command the ship, save yourself before saving others.”

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“Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude.”

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“Start loving yourself for everything you are.”

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“To establish true self-esteem, we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” – Denis Waitley

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“Ego is false confidence, self-respect is true confidence” – Naval Ravikant

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