Self-Love Quotes to Inspire You This Valentine’s Day (And Every Day)

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Valentine’s Day is often all about romantic love and there’s nothing wrong with that. Celebrating romantic love is beautiful, however, those of us who are single, often don’t get to partake in these celebrations.

As someone who is newly single and always ready to create more time and space for me, this Valentine’s Day is going to be all about me and loving on myself. So what better way to kick it off than some inspirational self-love quotes? Even if you’re not single, these self-love quotes are sure to get you in the mood for (self) love.

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General Self-Love Quotes

Whatever you’re feeling, be good to yourself. If you feel lost, be patient with yourself while you find your way. If you feel scared, be gentle with yourself while you find the strength to face your fear. If you feel hurt, be kind to yourself while you grieve and slowly heal. You can’t bully yourself into clarity, courage, or peace, and you can’t rush self-discovery or transformation. Some things simply take time, so take the pressure off and give yourself space to grow. – Lori Deschene

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

Have respect for yourself, and patience and compassion. With these, you can handle anything. – Jack Kornfield

Practice random beauty and senseless acts of love. – Unknown

Practice an act of love by becoming a Crisis Counselor with Crisis Text Line and supporting others in crisis. Learn more information here (I may even become your Coach!).

To be happy with yourself, you’ve got to lose yourself now and then – Bob Genovesi

By accepting yourself and being fully what you are, your presence can make others happy. – Jane Roberts

Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you. – Beyonce

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

Below is an amazing video where Brene Brown talks about self-worth

The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be. – Shakti Gawain


Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she became a butterfly. – Unknown

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves – Carl Jung

Be gentle first with yourself if you wish to be gentle with others. – Yama Yeshe

Want to try and be more gentle with yourself? Click here for inspirational songs about self-acceptance.

When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it’s bottomless. – Pema Chodron

Until you stop breathing, there’s more right with you than wrong with you. – Jon Kabat-Zinn

It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and make your happiness a priority. It’s a necessity. – Mandy Hale

Are you a busy woman but still want to make time for self-care? The Self-Care Toolkit Workbook may be for you! Click here to learn more.

When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others. – Peace Pilgram

The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands. – Robert M. Pirsig

Self-Love Quotes About Your Past

Often, our past is what hinders our ability to love ourselves. Once we can uncover the pain and start to work through it – we can truly begin to start accepting and loving ourselves as who we are (and who we can be).

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Don’t judge yourself by your past. You don’t live there anymore. – Unknown

Forgive yourself for not knowing better at the time. Forgive yourself for giving away your power. Forgive yourself for past behaviors. Forgive yourself for the survival patterns and traits you picked up while enduring trauma. Forgive yourself for being who you needed to be. – Audrey Kitching

If you’ve experienced trauma or you’re struggling with your mental health, check out the resources in this blog post for support.

No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again. – Buddha

When you make a mistake, respond to yourself in a loving way rather than a self-shaming way. – Ellie Holcomb

Body Positivity Quotes

I struggled with loving my body for a looonnngg time and occasionally still do. These quotes help to give me the strength to not only accept and love it the way it is, but the power to know that my body is mine to do with what I please.

Since I don’t look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good. – Serena Williams

The Body is Not An Apology is an amazing book to read if you’re looking to radically change how you feel about yourself and your body. Check it out here.

Your body is precious. It is your vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care. – Buddha

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

I am more than my measurements… My body is MY body. I’ll call the shots. – Ashley Graham

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Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries. – Astrid Alauda

Hating our bodies is something that we learn, and it sure as hell is something that we can unlearn. Megan Jayne Crabbe

Self-Love Quotes About Accomplishment

Just because you aren’t making progress as fast as you think you should doesn’t mean you aren’t making progress – Unknown

Continuous effort—not strength or intelligence—is the key to unlocking our potential. – Winston Churchill

Success will never be a big step in the future; success is a small step taken just now – Jonatan Martensson

Sometimes you just need to relax and remind yourself that you’re doing the best you can and everything is going to turn out just fine. – Unknown

If you want to dive a bit deeper into your self-love journey, check out my FREE 7-day self-love course, where we’ll talk about self-love, self-care, self-worth, body image, boundary setting, and lots more. Click here to sign up!

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein

Always concentrate on how far you’ve come, rather than how far you have left to go – Unknown


I hope you enjoyed these self-love quotes along with the additional resources and posts that I provided. Let me know your favorite quote about self-love in the comments or tell me where you are in your self-love journey.

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Briana Hollis is a licensed social worker and self-care coach. She earned her Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University in 2014 and her Master of Education from Tiffin University in 2019. She has spent the last 5 years working in crisis intervention.  Her passion for serving others is the heart of this site. She started Learning To Be Free to assist others in bringing freedom to their lives.

Briana is also the author of The Self-Care Journal for Young Adults.

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  1. Susan says:

    Love such a positive post!

    1. Briana says:

      Thank you for reading!

  2. I’m loving these quotes you put together. I used Valentine’s Day to have a glass of wine with great friends.

    1. Briana says:

      That’s an awesome way to spend Valentine’s Day! I spent mine with my parents.

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