110+ Best Self Care Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Inspirational self care quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Self Care Quotes

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. Anne Lamott

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

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

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

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

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. Oprah

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. Buddha

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

Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves. Princess Diana

Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical. Sophia Loren

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. Anna Quindlen

Self-discipline is self caring. M. Scott Peck

Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles. Doug Larson

If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self. Wayne Dyer

Be patient with yourself. Self growth is tender it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment. Stephen Covey

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. Mark Twain

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

Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself. Hermann Hesse

How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. Shel Silverstein

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

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

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

The challenge is not to be perfect it is to be whole. Jane Fonda

Grab a coffee. Journal your intentions. Get to work. Create miracles. Elyse Santilli

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

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

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important. Bertrand Russell

Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity. Katrina Mayer

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

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

Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color, sounds, and work that nourish you.Susan Ariel

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

Allow yourself to enjoy each happy moment in your life. Steve Maraboli

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 compassion, gentleness, and a deep, loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. Elizabeth Kubler

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

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. Coco Chanel

It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. Diane Von Furstenberg

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein

If you feel burnout setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. Dalai Lama

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

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. John Lubbock

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

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

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

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

Part of courage is simple consistency. Peggy Noonan

Self care is not a waste of time self care makes your use of time more sustainable. Jackie Viramontez

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

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. Oprah Winfrey

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. Anne Lamott

Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners. William Shakespeare

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. Sydney J. Harris

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. Dolly Parton

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

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

Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can. Louisa May Alcott

You are magnificent beyond measure, perfect in your imperfections, and wonderfully made.  Abiola Abrams

If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it. George Burns

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. Maya Angelou

Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners. William Shakespeare

Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape. Bell Hooks

Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. Edward Stanley

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

There are thousands of causes for stress, and one antidote to stress is self expression. That’s what happens to me every day. My thoughts get off my chest, down my sleeves and onto my pad. Garson Kanin

Self care means giving yourself permission to pause. Cecilia Tran

Self care is so much more than a beauty regimen or an external thing you do. It has to start within your heart to know what you need to navigate your life. A pedicure doesn’t last, but meditating every day does. Anne Moss

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

Don’t take your health for granted. Don’t take your body for granted. Do something today that communicates to your body that you desire to care for it. Tomorrow is not promised. Jada Pinkett Smith

Be patient with yourself. Self growth is tender it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment. Stephen Covey

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. Ovid

Keep good company, read good books, love good things, and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can. Louisa May Alcott

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

Self care doesn’t necessarily mean jogging! Sandra Oh

To be a good parent, you need to take care of yourself so that you can have the physical and emotional energy to take care of your family. Michelle Obama

The most important investment you can make is in yourself. Very few people get anything like their potential horsepower translated into the actual horsepower of their output in life. Potential exceeds realization for many people The best asset is your own self. You can become to an enormous degree the person you want to be. Warren Buffett

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

There is a part of Wonder Woman inside me and inside every woman, kind of that secret self that women share. We are all caretakers, giving birth, caring for our children and companions and loved ones. Lynda Carter

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. Maya Angelou

You wash your hands when you shake a bunch of hands. You have to wash your energy when you’re around people. It’s hard for me to say self care is washing, although I think it is. So I made music for self care. That’s what it’s for.  India Arie

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

Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent. Billy Graham

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. André Gide

I really built myself up, darn it, to be very strong. Barbara Bush

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

Honestly, self care is not fluffy. It’s something we should take seriously. Kris Carr

The perfect man of old looked after himself first before looking to help others. Chuang Tzu

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. Martin Luther King Jr

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

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. Nora Ephron

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. Jack Kornfield

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

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

Forgiveness isn’t just the absence of anger. I think it’s also the presence of self love, when you actually begin to value yourself. Tara Westover

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

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life. Joel Osteen

Rest and self care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. Eleanor Brownn

Self care is the non negotiable. That’s the thing that you have to do. And beauty is the thing that can be the benefit of the self care. Beauty is not the point. Beauty is just a cute side-effect from self care. Jonathan Van Ness

People who love themselves come across as very loving, generous and kind they express their self confidence through humility, forgiveness and inclusiveness. Sanaya Roman

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

Self care equals success. You’re going to be more successful if you take care of yourself and you’re healthy. Beth Behrs

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

I just moved into a new house, so I love spending time at home. Everything for me is all about self care  I really feel that if I’m at my best, then I’m able to come to my job and really be feeling the best. So if I’m not working out or going on a hike, then I’m at home recharging and cooking dinner and hanging out with my cat. Lea Michele

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

Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future. Alice Walker

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

Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. Og Mandino