137+ Best Love Yourself First Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational love yourself first quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Love Yourself First Quotes

You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. — Bindi Irwin

An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man’s entire existence. — Honore de Balzac

You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost. — Martha Graham

Love yourself. Then forget it. Then, love the world. — Mary Oliver

and remember, nobody’s feelings are more important than your own, so take time to love yourself. — Zayn Malik

If you are happy, you can give happiness. If you don’t love yourself and if you are unhappy with yourself, you can’t give anything else but that. — Gisele Bundchen

About all you can do in life is be who you are. — Rita Mae Brown

I learned that peace is prosperity and health is true wealth, and it is never too late to love yourself again. — Bryant H. McGill

I think every girl needs to love herself, regardless of anything. Like if you’re having a bad day, if you don’t like your hair, if you don’t have the best family situation, whatever, you have to love yourself and you can’t do anything until you love yourself first. — Julianne Hough

May my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living whatever they sing is better than to know and if men should not hear them men are old may my mind stroll about hungry and fearless and thirsty and supple and even if it’s sunday may i be wrong for whenever men are right they are not young and may myself do nothing usefully and love yourself so more than truly there’s never been quite such a fool who could fail pulling all the sky over him with one smile — e. e. cummings

If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t be afraid to be unique. Love yourself before you love another. — Simone Elkeles

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

Love yourself no matter what! — Erin Heatherton

You need to love yourself and be yourself one hundred percent before you can actually love someone else. — Christina Perri

It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship. — Norman Vincent Peale

Do right, not to deny yourself but because you love yourself and because you love others. — Robert Green Ingersoll

People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves. — Salma Hayek

If you have the ability to love, love yourself first. — Charles Bukowski

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

You can be fat and love yourself. You can be fat and have a great damn personality. You can be fat and sew your own clothes. But you can’t be fat and healthy. — Susan Powter

We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create — John Lennon

Happiness depends on ourselves. — Aristotle

The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages. — Virginia Woolf

I hate a movie that will end by telling you that the first thing you should do is learn to love yourself. That is so insulting and condescending, and so meaningless. My characters don’t learn to love each other or themselves. — Charlie Kaufman

Learning to love yourself, is the greatest love all — Whitney Houston

You have to choose whether to love yourself or not. — James Taylor

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself. — Mark Twain

If you love yourself, you will be surprised: others will love you. Nobody loves a person who does not love himself. — Rajneesh

If you’re honest with yourself, you’re going to find out whether you truly love America, or whether your primary allegiance is to the Republican party. — Vincent Bugliosi

Love other human beings as you would love yourself. — Ho Chi Minh

Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out. — Alan Cohen

With confidence, you have won before you have started. — Marcus Garvey

Do you know how powerful you are? — Puff Daddy

I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. — Salma Hayek

Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Self-love seems so often unrequited. — Anthony Powell

You may protest if you can love the person you are protesting against as much as you love yourself. — Ram Dass

People think, ‘Oh, I’m loving myself by sitting on this sofa for four hours.’ Love yourself enough to get up! — Alison Sweeney

Love yourself before any other person. That’s when you can really survive on your own. — Demi Lovato

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. — Oscar Wilde

If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone. — Maxwell Maltz

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

To only responsible choice I can make is to be love and happiness. Vincellent Love the world as you love yourself.Lao Tze The next step in mans evolution will be the survival of the wisest. — Deepak Chopra

I’m just a big believer in ‘you must love yourself before you can love anybody else,’ and I think for me that breeds the most inspired relationships… — Scarlett Johansson

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

The hardest situation to stay happy in, I think, is when you’re trying to find love, and yourself at the same time. It just doesn’t seem to fit well. — Sophia Bush

It’s OK if you mess up. You should give yourself a break. — Billy Joel

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

I love Sufism as I love beautiful poetry, but it is not the answer. Sufism is like a mirage in the desert. It says to you, come and sit, relax and enjoy yourself for a while. — Naguib Mahfouz

To love yourself is a never-ending journey. — Oprah Winfrey

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

Love yourself for who you are and just keep going. — Demi Lovato

You have to love yourself or you’ll never be able to accept compliments from anyone — Dean Wareham

When they say the sky’s the limit to me that’s really true — Michael Jackson

Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life. — John Lennon

We need to love ourselves first in All our glory and imperfections — John Lennon

If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize. — Muhammad Ali

Once you believe in yourself and see your soul as divine and precious, you’ll automatically be converted to a being who can create miracles. — Wayne Dyer

Whoever loves you now—and you must also love yourself—will love the truth of you. — Cassandra Clare

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. — Abraham Lincoln

I love the confidence that makeup gives me. — Tyra Banks

There is something beautiful in you seeking freedom. — Bryant H. McGill

Love yourself and don’t settle for less than what you deserve. — Bethenny Frankel

Pablito, the Bible was meant to be a bridge, not a wedge. It’s the greatest love story ever told, about God’s enduring and unconditional love for his creation–love beyond all reason. To understand it, you have to read it with love as the standard. Love God. Love your neighbor. Love yourself. Always remember that. — Alex Sanchez

There are no limitations to the self except those you believe in. — Seth

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

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. — Carl Jung

Love yourself; and in that love not unconsidered leave your honor. — William Shakespeare

Don’t ever criticize yourself. Don’t go around all day long thinking, ‘I’m unattractive, I’m slow, I’m not as smart as my brother.’ God wasn’t having a bad day when he made you… If you don’t love yourself in the right way, you can’t love your neighbour. You can’t be as good as you are supposed to be. — Joel Osteen

To love others you must love yourself…You can only give to others what you have yourself. — Leo Buscaglia

You’ve got to love yourself enough, not only so that others will be able to love you, but that you’ll be able to love others. — Cornel West

You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company. — Diane von Furstenberg

Love yourself and your friends unconditionally . — Ann Brashares

Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself. — Tyra Banks

You can love yourself spiritually, physically-in almost any way that anybody else can. — Alice Walker

Be strong, believe in freedom and in God, love yourself, understand your sexuality, have a sense of humor, masturbate, don’t judge people by their religion, color or sexual habits, love life and your family. — Madonna Ciccone

You gotta love yourself, because when you’re hurting – you never know who’s gonna be around to do the lovin’ for ya. You gotta love yourself through the pain. — Bellamy Young

To love is a brave thing. To be loved, braver still. But allowing yourself to love yourself? That takes the most courage of all. — Debby Ryan

I think one great tip is that you should always love yourself. If you don’t love yourself, take care of yourself, cater to yourself and that little inner voice, you will really not be very worthy of being with someone else, because you won’t be the best version of you. — Kimora Lee Simmons

My primary relationship is with myself- all others are mirrors of it. As I learn to love myself, I automatically receive the love and appreciation that I desire from others. If I am commited to myself and to living my truth, I will attract others with equal commitment. My willingness to be intimate with my own deep feelings creates the space for intimacy with another. — Shakti Gawain

Bottom line: If you love yourself, it will all work out. — Britney Spears

Friendship with oneself is all important. — Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Love your neighbor as yourself; but don’t take down the fence. — Carl Sandburg

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

To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that’s political, in its most profound way. — June Jordan

Confidence is key. Sometimes, you need to look like you’re confident even when you’re not. — Vanessa Hudgens

At the end of the day, you won’t be happy unil you love yourself. — Lady Gaga

Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself. — Michel de Montaigne

But what love got to do with it when you don’t love yourself ? — Kendrick Lamar

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

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. — John Lennon

I’ve always practiced this: Love yourself. Move your body. Watch your portions. — Richard Simmons

If you don’t love yourself, you can’t love anybody else. And I think as women we really forget that. — Jennifer Lopez

I love acting and making your own luck. You have to recreate yourself, I guess. Although, I don’t know how. — Dennis Quaid

One of the things I love about acting is that it reveals a certain something about yourself, but it doesn’t reveal your own personal story. — Jessica Lange

Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections. — Saint Francis de Sales

That was what gospel was meant to do – make you hate and love yourself at the same time, make you ashamed and glorified. — Dorothy Allison

The better you understand yourself the less cause you will find to love yourself. — Thomas a Kempis

Once you figure out who you are and what you love about yourself, I think it all kinda falls into place. — Jennifer Aniston

Even I don’t wake up looking like Cindy Crawford. — Cindy Crawford

If you want to understand yourself, Then do not examine yourself. Just love yourself more sincerely, More soulfully And more self-givingly. — Sri Chinmoy

You become more attractive when you love yourself. You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are. — Amy Poehler

It’s hard to feel desire when you don’t feel desirable — Christine Feehan

Our first and last love is self-love. — Christian Nestell Bovee

You are beautiful, no matter what they say. — Christina Aguilera

You should love yourself. — Gerard Way

Like, you should never want to hurt yourself. You should love yourself. — Gerard Way

Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness — Jean Vanier

It’s a cliché, but also a deep truth (as cliché’s tend to be), that you can’t love another person very well if you don’t love yourself. — Harriet Lerner

Love yourself, so that love will not be a stranger when it comes — Jenifer Lewis

Yours is the energy that makes your world. There are no limitations to the self except those you believe in. — Jane Roberts

Beauty comes from the inside. — Kathy Ireland

I urge you all today, especially today during these times of chaos and war, to love yourself without reservations and to love each other without restraint. Unless you’re into leather. — Margaret Cho

You only get one you, it’s best to just love yourself. — Naya Rivera

My decision not to eat animals anymore was paramount to my growth as a spiritual person. It made me aware of greed and made me more sensitive to cruelty. It made me feel like I was contributing to making the world better and that I was connected to everything around me. I felt like I was part of the whole by respecting every living thing rather than using it and destroying it by living unconsciously. Healing comes from love. And loving every living thing in turn helps you love yourself. — Portia de Rossi

Most important, in order to find real happiness, you must learn to love yourself for the totality of who you are and not just what you look like. — Portia de Rossi

You have to love yourself. That’s the single most powerful thing. — Nia Peeples

When you learn to love yourself, you’re better off by far… — Joey McIntyre

Love yourself just as you are. — Melody Beattie

Ask Baby can you be truly part of someone you love. He says only if you love yourself. — Theodore Sturgeon

You have to love yourself, not in an egotistical way, but if you love yourself, everyone else will love you. — Michelle Mone

If you cannot love yourself, you don’t know even the taste of love or what love means. — Rajneesh

See? Anger can be healthy. When the time comes–and it will come–remember that. And what I said. Embrace your powers–love yourself the way Nature made you, and you will prevail. Always. — Meg Cabot

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

It takes a while to really love yourself. — Ledisi

Love yourself as you are. Love and approve of yourself. — Louise Hay

Your light is seen, your heart is known, your soul is cherished by more people than you might imagine. If you knew how many others have been touched in wonderful ways by you, you would be astonished. If you knew how many people feel so much for you, you would be shocked. You are far more wonderful than you think you are. Rest with that. Rest easy with that. Breathe again. You are doing fine. More than fine. Better than fine. You’re doin’ great. So relax. And love yourself today. — Neale Donald Walsch

Love the earth as you would love yourself. — John Denver

If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works. — Louise Hay

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

You are not making the change because you are a bad person and you are doing it wrong. You make changes because you love yourself and you want to improve the quality of your life. — Louise Hay

Love yourself and you can heal your life. — Louise Hay

Until you love yourself, you will never know who you really are and you won’t know what you’re really capable of — Louise Hay

Love yourself instead of abusing yourself. — Karolina Kurkova

You will never find what you are looking for in love, if you don’t love yourself. — Lady Gaga

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