Before we assume that these quotes are warm and fuzzy, be warned. These quotes are about self-love. Without being preachy, self-love is as mysterious and complicated as romantic love. So, let’s see what a few famous people have to say about it.
“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”
― Rita Mae Brown
“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.”
― Jodi Picoult
“When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.”
― Diane Von Furstenberg
“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
“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”
― Brené Brown
“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.”
― Steve Maraboli
“Be you, love you. All ways, always.”
― Alexandra Elle
“It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here.”
― James Baldwin
“One of the best guides to how to be self-loving is to give ourselves the love we are often dreaming about receiving from others.”
― Bell Hooks
“Letting ourselves be forgiven is one of the most difficult healings we will undertake. And one of the most fruitful.
― Stephen Levine
Perhaps these are more affirmative than inspirational. Your following will appreciate the reminder of their value as people. Do you have a favorite self-love quote? Please share in the comments.