100+ Best Quotes About Self: Exclusive Selection

Self is the set of someone’s characteristics, such as personality and ability, that are not physical and make that person different from other people. Inspirational quotes about self will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Quotes About Self

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

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

No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

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

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

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

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

Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer. – William S. Burroughs

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. – Parker Palmer

You were born an original work of art. Stay original always. Originals cost more than imitations. – Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear. – Confucius

To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. – Oscar Wilde

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

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

Nothing external to you has any power over you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life. – Jill Bolte Taylor

Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery. – Matthew Arnold

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, Scorched

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

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

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

The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique. – Walt Disney

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

Be that self which one truly is. – Soren Kierkegaard

Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others. – Christopher Germer

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

I celebrate myself, and sing myself. – Walt Whitman

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Seuss

Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul. – Henry Van Dyke

Love yourself and dream bigger. – Teresa Collins, Live LIFE in All Caps: The Teresa Collins Story

Think positively about yourself…. ask God who made you to keep on remaking you. – Norman Vincent Peale

Give your stress wings, and let it fly away. – Terri Guillemets

My life has been one great big joke, A dance that’s walked, A song that’s spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke, When I think about myself. – Maya Angelou

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths. – Etty Hillesum

The finest thing in the world is knowing how to belong to oneself. – Michel de Montaigne

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

Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it. – Ray Bradbury

Present yourself always As who you would be, And that is the person The world will see. – Robert Brault

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

Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. – Janis Joplin

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

It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there’s nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized. – Wayne Dyer

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself. – Steve Maraboli

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. – Wilfred Peterson

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

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

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

What I’m looking for is not out there, it is in me. – Helen Keller

I’ve tried to become someone else for a while, only to discover that he, too, was me. – Stephen Dunn

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. – William James

Stand up for who you are. Respect your Self and ignite the divine sparks in you. Access your powers. Choose your rights and work together with others to bring blessings into the lives. – Amit Ray

The sky is not my limit…I am. – T.F. Hodge

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

Don’t forget to love yourself. – Soren Kierkegaard

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

Friendship with one’s self is all important, because without it, one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Faith in oneself… is the best and safest course. – Michelangelo

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

I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody. – Louis L’Amour

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

The ultimate mystery is one’s own self. – Sammy Davis

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

Just be yourself. – Tiger Woods

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

Be yourself not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be. – Henry David Thoreau

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

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. – May Sarton

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

Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second-rate version of someone else. – Judy Garland

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

By choosing to be our most authentic and loving self, we leave a trail of magic everywhere we go. – Emmanuel

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

Choose your self-presentations carefully, for what starts out as a mask may become your face. – Erving Goffman

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

To realise the Self is to be still. – Ramana Maharshi

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

Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century. – Dame Edna Everage

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

You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way. – Richard Bach

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

Don’t be perfect. Be you. Don’t be what you think they want you to be. Be what you know you are. Don’t look outside yourself for anything. It’s all within. – Jackson Kiddard

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

The self is only that which it is in the process of becoming. – Kirkegaard

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

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action. – John Dewey

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

Don’t compare yourself to others, but be inspired by them. – Leo Babauta

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

The authentic self is the soul made visible. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

Your level of belief in yourself, will inevitably manifest itself, in whatever you do. – Les Brown

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

The greatest gift you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention. – Anthony J. D’Angelo

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

When I accept myself… I am freed from the burden of needing you to accept me. – Steve Maraboli

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

You go against yourself when you judge or blame yourself for anything. – Don Miguel Ruiz

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

The burden of the self is lightened when I laugh at myself. – Rabindranath Tagore

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

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.

You say you need to love others, but do you love yourself – Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

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