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The truest, deepest love comes from within — but, like any other relationship, it takes work.
Before you can truly show up for other people in your life, you need to be able to do the same for yourself. That means, taking credit for your accomplishments, learning to love quality alone time, basking in your natural beauty, and giving yourself the same grace you would typically reserve for a friend and partner.
Of course, loving yourself is easier said than done. Instead of letting the world define you, look within to better understand who you are and what you can bring to those around you. While reflecting, work your way down this list of self-love quotes from celebrities, authors, musicians and spiritual leaders for some inspiration.
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Below, Brené Brown, Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and other inspiring minds offer wise words on their own self-love journeys, and how you can follow in their footsteps with the right words and actions.
Remember: Every relationship has ebbs and flows — including the one with yourself. So, say these quotes to yourself whenever you need a reminder of just how special you are. While you're at it, throw in a positive affirmation or two for good measure.
“how you love yourself is / how you teach others / to love you.” — Rupi Kaur, “Milk and Honey”
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” — Lucille Ball
“When we fulfill our function, which is to truly love ourselves and share love with others, then true happiness sets in.” — Gabrielle Bernstein, “May Cause Miracles”
“Don’t surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore.” — Cheryl Strayed, “Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar”
“If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” — Charles Bukowski
“You may cut me with your eyes / You may kill me with your hatefulness / But still, like air, I’ll rise.” — Maya Angelou, “Still I Rise”
"In your own life it’s important to know how spectacular you are." — Steve Maraboli, "Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience"
“May you always be the one / Who notices the little things / That make the light pour through / And may they always remind you/ There is more to life and there is more to you.” — Morgan Harper Nichols
“You and you alone are the only person that can live the life that writes the story that you were meant to tell. And the world needs your story because the world needs your voice.” — Kerry Washington
“You are the best mother, father, sister, friend, cousin, and lover you will ever have.” — Oprah Winfrey
"You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company." — Diane von Furstenberg, "The Woman I Wanted to Be"
“This life is mine alone. So, I have stopped asking people for directions to places they’ve never been.” — Glennon Doyle, "Untamed"
"I’ve come to a realization that I need to be able to forgive myself for making the wrong choice, trusting the wrong person, or figuratively falling on my face in front of everyone. Step into the daylight and let it go." — Taylor Swift
"Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort." — Deborah Day
"You deserve a love that’s deeper than the ocean / A love that’s brighter than the sun / A love that’s higher than the mountains / A love that you can only find inside yourself." — Juansen Dizon, "Confessions of a Wallflower"
"If we stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by what we are, we can all be freer." — Emma Watson
"If you’re not someone who has a natural and effortless love for yourself, it’s hard to let go of your desire to please other people, and that’s really not an ingredient for a happy life." — Anne Hathaway
"But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous." — Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, "Sex and the City"
"We can only love others as much as we love ourselves." — Brené Brown
"I believe self-love is a by-product of integrity. Living true to your values—whether you feel like it or not." — Patricia Moreno
"Remember who you were before they told you who to be." —Dulce Ruby
"Even when muddy / your wings sparkle bright / wonders that heal broken worlds." ― Aberjhani, “The River of Winged Dreams”
"Love is inside me. Other people might awaken it or threaten it, but as a capacity, it’s mine." — Sharon Salzberg
"I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me." — Anna Quindlen, "Living Out Loud"
"You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself." —Author Unknown
"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
"Self love is not a place we get to but a place we choose."—Shannon Kaiser, "The Self-Love Experiment"
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