There is beauty and peace in loving yourself first. It is easy to get lost in a sea of opinions and we all know how the quest for validation can become endless and quite damaging. That’s why recognizing the importance of putting yourself first is key to finding real joy.
Loving yourself first has nothing to do with selfishness or vanity. It simply means nourishing your body, your heart, and your mind above anyone or anything else — because to commit to your own happiness first makes you more capable of caring for others.
These 30 Love Yourself First quotes are a reminder that there’s nothing wrong in placing yourself in the center of your world. You get to decide what’s best for you after all.
This life is mine alone. So I have stopped asking people for directions to places they’ve never been. – Glennon Doyle
To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness. – Robert Morley
Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity. – André Gide
You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.
You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously. – Sophia Bush
Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like your love yourself. Love yourself.
Believe in yourself a little more.
You were born to be real, not to be perfect.
One day I woke up and realised I was not made for anyone, I was made for me. I am my own.
Confidence is the ability to feel beautiful, without needing someone to tell you.
In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you. – Andréa Dykstra
Regardless of how anyone else feels about me, I am going to choose to love myself today.
Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option. – Maya Angelou
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. – Howard Thurman
I don’t like myself, I’m crazy about myself. – Mae West
The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself. – Diane Von Furstenberg
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. – Mark Twain
Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves. – Diana, Princess of Wales
We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be? – Meghan Markle
Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you you. – Beyonce
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
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
Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do. – Brené Brown
No one is you and that is your power.
I am accepting myself unconditionally no matter what.
Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.
Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish. It makes you indestructible.
Loving yourself is the greatest revolution.
No amount of love from the outside can make up for the lack of self-love in one’s heart. – Edmond Mbiaka
As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. – Marianne Williamson
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
Don’t let hollow heroes distract you from saving yourself. – Nikki Rowe
Share these Love Yourself First quotes to inspire self-care amongst your loved ones.