Complaints, devaluation of oneself, lack of confidence, comparison to others; there are so many ways to not love oneself and to always find bad reasons to reject oneself.
We tend to look for love in others, when the only true love is the one we give to ourselves, because without that we cannot really love others as they are.
Learning to accept and value oneself in a fair way is difficult and yet necessary.
Learning to love yourself is not a sprint, it is a marathon of a lifetime, day after day, and it will take effort, yet it is worth it.
I have selected these quotes in order to give you the strength to love yourself a little more each day.
Inspirational Self-love Quotes
“Respect yourself, love yourself, because there has never been a person like you and there never will be again.”
“You’re certainly somebody that people can love.”
“The moment you accept yourself, you become beautiful.”
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
“All people deserve your kindness, but none more so than you.”
“If you live to please others, everyone will love you except yourself.”
“A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else.”
∼Haruki Murakami (1Q84)
“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. ”
“Have you ever seen the stars in the night? See them closely, they will tell you, how to be open, how to love and how to shine and twinkle without any differences and jealousy of other stars.”
“Be your own biggest fan. Love yourself and give yourself the things that you need.”
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
“When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.”
∼Diane Von Furstenberg
“If you have a hard time saying “I love you” it’s because you don’t love yourself.”
“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
“The fact that someone else loves you doesn’t rescue you from the project of loving yourself.”