700+ Quotes To Remember To Take Care Of Yourself

Last Updated on February 2, 2024

In the whirlwind of our busy lives, we often forget to prioritize the most important person in the room: ourselves. 

In this article, we’ve gathered a collection of insightful quotes that serve as gentle reminders to put self-care at the top of your to-do list. These ‘Remember to Take Care of Yourself’ quotes are more than just words; they’re your daily dose of inspiration, prompting you to pause, breathe, and prioritize your well-being. 

Join us on this journey to discover how these quotes can be your constant companions in nurturing a happier, healthier, and more balanced you.

33 Self-Care Quotes To Inspire You

Taking care of yourself is essential for your overall well-being and quality of life. It ensures that you are physically and mentally fit to handle life’s challenges and enjoy its pleasures. Here is a list of 33 quotes to get inspired! 

1. “Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.” — Akiroq Brost

2. Find peace with yourself by accepting not only what you are, but what you are never going to be. — Unknown

3. “Be you, love you. All ways, always.” — Alexandra Elle

4. “When you can’t find your purpose in a day, make it to look after yourself.” ― Dodie Clark

5. “When you get into your car, shut the door and be there for just half a minute. Breathe, feel the energy inside your body, look around at the sky, the trees. The mind might tell you, ‘I don’t have time.’ But that’s the mind talking to you. Even the busiest person has time for 30 seconds of space.” — Eckhart Tolle

6. “It’s my choice to be beautiful. It’s my choice to be ugly. And it’s my choice to decide what those words actually mean.” — Virginia Petrucci

7. “Take time off…The world will not fall apart without you” ― Malebo Sephodi

8. Sometimes, this is my busy – and I will not apologize for it.” ― Brittin Oakman

9. “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” — Audre Lorde

10. “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 others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives we touch.” ― Parker Palmer

11. “When you love people, you are curious about who they are, what they think, and how they feel. You watch them closely, wondering about their experience and what you can do to make it more enjoyable. You feel compassion for their pain and seek to make it more bearable. You are eager to learn the unique language of their existence. You want to under-stand them, inspire them, heal them. What if you could look at yourself this way?” — Vironika Tugaleva

12. “Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.” — Pema Chodron

13. “Acknowledge, accept, and honor that you deserve your own deepest compassion and love.” — Nanette Mathews

14. “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

15. “The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself. ” — Steve Maraboli

16. “Your subconscious mind is paying attention to how you treat yourself.” ― Sam Owen

17. “Always make decisions that prioritize your inner peace.” — Izey Victoria Odiase

18. “Taking care of myself doesn’t mean ‘me first.’ It means ‘me, too.” ― L.R. Knost

19. “Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” ― Ovid

20. “The only person you shouldn’t be able to live without. Is you.” — Chris Mc Geown

21. There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. — Epictetus

22. “Each wave that rolls onto the shore must release back to the ocean. You are the same. Each wave of action you take must release back to the peace within you. Stress is what happens when you resist this natural process. Everyone needs breaks. Denying this necessity does not remove it. Let yourself go. Realize that, sometimes, the best thing to do is absolutely nothing.” ― Vironika Tugaleva

23. “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

24. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ― Jack Kornfield

25. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

26. “As important as it is to have a plan for doing work, it is perhaps more important to have a plan for rest, relaxation, self-care, and sleep.” ― Akiroq Brost

27. “Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” — Christopher Germer

28. “Are we really going to spend our whole lives like this, feeling the wrong shape and the wrong weight in the wrong skin?” — Emma Woolf

29. “The love and attention you always thought you wanted from someone else, is the love and attention you first need to give to yourself.” — Bryant McGillns

30. “You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.” — Richelle E. Goodrich

31. “Have patience with all things. But, first of all with yourself.” — Francis de Sales

32. “You aren’t doing ‘nothing’ when you choose to put your well-being first. In fact, this is the key to having everything.” ― Brittany Burgunder

33. “You keep tabs on the victories of others but failed to notice that you just crossed yet another milestone. How do you hold up the light for others but turn it out when it gets to you.” — Chinonye J. Chidolue

24 Quotes About Taking Care For Yourself

The following quotes will promote a positive self-image and self-esteem, making you feel better and wanting to take care of yourself. Taking care of yourself is a pathway to self-fulfillment; it allows you to feel recharged and continue to have a balanced life. 

Take a look!  

34. “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

35. “Those who have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” — Edward Stanley

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

37. “The Best Health Care Plan Is A Self Care Plan” — Nina Leavins

38. “If you want to live an authentic, meaningful life, you need to master the art of disappointing and upsetting others, hurting feelings, and living with the reality that some people just won’t like you. It may not be easy, but it’s essential if you want your life to reflect your deepest desires, values, and needs.” — Cheryl Richardson

39. “Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” — Eleanor Brownn

40. “Sleep is our recharge function and our reset button…and we all need a reset button sometimes.” — Sam Owen

41. “Selfishness at the expense of others is bad. Self-care for the betterment of others is good.” — Richie Norton

42. “If you want to help her, you need to help yourself first. No one serves their friends by grinding themselves into dust on the altar of compassion.” — Seanan McGuire

43. “If you are not sleeping, eating, and exercising, then all of this will be for naught. These core self-care skills are fundamental to your life and functioning. We can not expect to grow and move forward as people if we do not get the basics right.” — 7Cups

44. “Saying no can be the ultimate self-care.” — Claudia Black

45. “Do something everyday that is loving towards your body and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of your body.” — Golda Poretsky

“Do something everyday that is loving towards your body and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of your body.”

46. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” — Jim Rohn

47. “We must treat ourselves with care, respect and compassion before we can effectively extend these things to others.” — Kristi Bowman

48. “While we can offer our guidance and a shoulder to cry on, our responsibility does not lie in fixing others and their problems. We need to draw the line when it comes to giving help and remember that other people must ultimately take responsibility for their happiness, not us.” ― Aletheia Luna

49. “In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, 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. The point is to have a long-term perspective.” — Dalai Lama

50. “There is no cowardice in removing yourself from a wildly unhealthy and unwinnable situation . . . You shouldn’t feel like you have to play . . . you don’t owe anyone anything. You don’t have to be available to everyone. You can stop.” — Scaachi Koul

51. “Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” — Mahatma Gandhi

52. “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

53. “Our bodies play a huge role in the accomplishment of our goals and our overall happiness. Embodiment… is about tuning into our physical bodies and learning ways to support our health and well-being so that we can do what we need to do, and enjoy the journey.” — Kristi Bowman

54. “You cannot breathe life into someone refusing to inhale.” — Colleen Songs

55. “Self-care is the number one solution to helping somebody else. If you are being good to yourself and your body and your psyche, that serves other people better, because you will grow strong enough to lift someone else up.” — Mary Lambert

56. “Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are.” — Turcois Ominek

57. “Learn to relax. Your body is precious, as it houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body.” — Norman Vincent Peale

38 Self Care & Beauty Quotes

There’s nothing better than doing a self-care routine during the day. Finding a moment of relaxation and joy will make you feel better about yourself, your mood will shift, and you’ll feel more connected to your body than ever. 

Here are some quotes to remind you how important it is to spend quality time with yourself. 

58. Your skin has a memory. In ten, twenty, thirty years from now, your skin will show the results of how it was treated today. So treat it kindly and with respect.” – Jana Elston

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

60. “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

61. “I think I got to that place by not being happy with the other side—hating your body and criticizing yourself all the time. When I was around 18, I looked in the mirror and said, you’re either going to love yourself or hate yourself. And I decided to love myself. That changed a lot of things.” – Queen Latifah

62. “Next time you count beautiful things, don’t forget to count yourself in.” – Unknown

63. “Aging is a fact of life. Looking your age is not.” – Dr. Howard Murad

64. “Invest in your skin. It is going to represent you for a very long time.” – Linden Tyler

65. “The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.” – Audrey Hepburn

66. “Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself…” – Paramahansa Yogananda

67. “I’m a big believer in that if you focus on good skincare, you really won’t need a lot of make-up.” – Demi Moore

68. “It is now time to reverse the trend we have seen developing over the years, that of beauty at all costs and health will take care of itself.” – Bill Munson

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

70. “Nobody looks stupid when they’re having fun.” – Amy Poehler

71. “The most beautiful make-up of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” – Yves Saint Laurent

72. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” – Katrina Mayer

73. “Be good to your skin. You’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life.” – Renee Rouleau

74. “Beauty—real everlasting beauty—lives not on our faces, but in our attitude and our actions. It lives in what we do for ourselves and for others.” – Justina Chen

75. “It’s okay to fall down. Get up, look sickening, and make them eat it!” – Ru Paul

76. “Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.” – Zoe Kravitz

77. “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” – Kahlil Gibran

78. “Skin care is like dieting. You have to invest time and effort. There is no instant miracle cure.“ – Karen Grant

79. “I do take very good care of myself, and I’m always in love. And by that I mean I have an appetite for life. I’m in love with beauty and things and people and love and being in love, and those things I think, on the inside, show on the outside.” – Gloria Vanderbilt

80. “My mom has always told me that beauty fades but inner beauty is forever. There’s nothing more beautiful than a woman [who] takes care of [herself].” – Beyonce Knowles

81. “Beautiful skin requires commitment, not a miracle.” – Erno Laszlo

82. “Beauty is being comfortable and confident in your own skin.” – Iman

83. “I need to see my own beauty and to continue to be reminded that I am enough, that I am worthy of love without effort, that I am beautiful, that the texture of my hair and that the shape of my curves, the size of my lips, the color of my skin, and the feelings that I have are all worthy and okay.” – Tracee Ellis Ross

84. “All the makeup in the world won’t make a difference without great skincare.” – Khloe Kardashian

85. “People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, and being chased in a fun way.” – Amy Poehler

86. “I believe more in looking after yourself than in doing make-up. So if it’s skin care versus make-up or taking care of your inner body instead of just looking good, choose the former. You will end up looking good in whatever you wear.” – Rhea Chakraborty

87. “By taking good care of your posture now, you will enjoy and savor lifelong health benefits and beauty.” – Cindy Ann Peterson

88. “You know you’ve made it when you can dye your hair blue.” – Demi Lovato

89. “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

90. “The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one’s own even more, one’s own, for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.” – Katherine Anne Porter

91. “Look after yourself from within, and your beauty will shine through on your skin.” – Shanina Shaik

92. “There’s an ideal beauty that is harder to define or understand, because it occurs not just in the body but where the body and the spirit meet and define each other. – Ursula K. Le Guin

93. “I like my skin best when it’s clean and glowy, and that comes from sleep, hydration, and happiness.” – Tracee Ellis Ross

94. “I feel an important part of beauty is not only what you do on the outside but also what you put into the inside. Good fresh food with many vegetables along with love and caring for others. I spend way more time serving others than I do on my beauty routine daily.” – Kim Alexis

95. “Beauty is only temporary, but your mind lasts you a lifetime,” – Alicia Machado

13 Mental Health Quotes To Remember

Mental health is an important part of our overall well-being because it directly impacts our emotional, physical, physiological, and social health, contributing to our quality of life and happiness. 

It is something that we must take care of because it is essential for our personal growth and relationships with others. If you want to keep a balanced life, taking care of your mental health is a fundamental component of living at peace. 

Take a look at the following quotes below: 

96. “Part of my identity is saying no to things I don’t want to do… I check in with myself throughout the day and I say, ‘Do I really want to do this?’ and if the answer is no, then I don’t do it. And you shouldn’t either.” – Lady Gaga

97. “Mindfulness not only makes it possible to survey our internal landscape with compassion and curiosity but can also actively steer us in the right direction for self-care.” – Bessel van der Kolk

98. “Take your time healing, as long as you want. Nobody else knows what you’ve been through. How could they know how long it will take to heal you?” – Abertoli

99. “What you think of yourself in your mind is nobody’s business. Make it count.” – Majid Kazmi

100. “The irony is that when we take care of ourselves first, we are in a much stronger place to take care of those we love.” – Kate Hudson

101. “Deep breathing is our nervous system’s love language.” – Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy

102. “Regardless of how anyone else feels about me, I am going to choose to love myself today.” – Unknown

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

104. “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.

105. “What people never understand is that depression isn’t about the outside; it’s about the inside.” – Jasmine Warga

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

107. “The gentlest reminder: You might not need to read another self-help book, attend another training, or bookmark another Instagram post as much as you need to listen to, trust, and practice what you already know. What if the answer you’re looking for is actually within you already?” – Lisa Olivera

108. “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” – Amit Ray

26 Pampering Quotes To Take Care Of Yourself

The next pampering quotes will emphasize the importance of self-care and comfort and offer motivation to engage in activities that promote personal enjoyment. 

109. “When you recognize and reflect on even one good thing about yourself, you are building a bridge to a place of kindness and caring.” – Sharon Salzberg

110. “Learning self-care is like building your own lifeboat, plank by plank. Once you’ve got your boat, you’ll still be rocked by the waves of life, but you’ll have a feeling of safety, and stability that means you can pick other people up on your way.” – Nadia Narain

111. “When feelings run deep, and impulses high, it helps to have calm, secure places to retreat to.” – Isabella Koldras

112. “Self-care should include the cold shower as well as the scented tub.” – Mary Catherine Bateson

113. “As you become your own advocate and your own steward, your life will beautifully transform.” – Miranda J. Barrett

114. “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 McMilllen

115. “It’s okay to do nothing if you can once in a while. It’s okay to not be perfect, to not get it all done…take care of yourself. Do what recharges you. Lessons I’m learning in my old age.” – Leah Remini

116. “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

117. “Do not be afraid to give yourself everything you’ve ever wanted in life.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

118. “Sometimes all we need is a little pampering to help us feel better…” – Charles M. Schulz

119. “Pull out those fancy sheets and blankets from the closet, start using that fancy bone china dinnerware, concentrate on self love and self care, this is a new year, these are those rainy days.” – Charmaine J Forde

120. “Pamper yourself into alignment with who you really are and then face your day.” – Abraham

121. “I love pampering myself, so going for a massage or getting a mani-pedi makes me feel instantly better. When my nails are done, I feel so much better — it’s the little things that make me so happy, and you literally feel polished.” – Jessica Lowndes

122. “Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.” – William Shakespeare

123. “Being pampered is great, but sometimes, I like to do those things myself because it’s a little therapeutic and gives me some downtime for myself — and I need that.” – Annie Ilonzeh

124. “Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” – Pema Chodron

125. “A massage is just like a movie, really relaxing and a total escape, except in a massage you’re the star. And you don’t miss anything by falling asleep!” – Elizabeth Jane Howard

126. “I think best in a hot bath, with my head tilted back and my feet up high.” – Elizabeth Jane Howard

127. “I want to be pampered and spoiled silly. No stress, no drama, no lies, no games, just peace, love and serenity.” – Toni Payne

128. “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

129. “Self-care is allowing yourself to appreciate the moment for what it is, instead of wishing it was something else.” – Sharon Pearson

130. “Self love is asking yourself what you need – everyday – and then making sure you receive it.” – Unknown

131. “Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color, sounds, and work that nourish you.” – Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

132. “I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick.” – Audrey Hepburn

133. “Don’t forget to reward yourself every now and then. A little bit of self pampering never hurt anyone.” – Unknown

134. “I’m just delighted to be living, to be able to have a simple conversation, to feel a ray of sunlight on my skin and listen to the breeze move through the leaves of a tree.” – Ryuichi Sakamoto

27 Pampering Quotes For Self-Indulgence

135. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

136. “I love you but I got to love me more.” – Peggi Speers

137. “Talk to self, travel with self, love yourself, pamper yourself because you yourself are your best company. Discover yourself.” – Jasnica Singh

138. “The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton

“The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.”

139. “John Quincy Adams’ depression was treated by his aunt with some reliable remedies, first sleep and then compassion. She said, ” He was half cared for by having someone to care for him.” – Paul C. Nagel

140. “Travel brings power and love back into your life.” – Rumi Jalalud-Din

141. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

142. “You don’t have to love yourself in muttered whispers, while loving everyone else with a megaphone.” – Jasmine Farrell

143. “Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” – Matthew Karsten

144. “A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

145. “You can’t really be present for the people in your life if you aren’t taking care of yourself.” – Kerry Washington

146. “The most important progress and success can’t be seen. If you can validate yourself internally, then external validation becomes a byproduct.” – Brittany Burgunder

147. “I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

148. “Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are, let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it.” – C. Assaad

149. “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

150. “We both were traveling for our own self care and to feed our wandering souls…existing in other places so that we could remember who we were and then come home to ourselves.” – Candy Leigh

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

152. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anaïs Nin

153. “Ô, Wanderess, Wanderess, When did you feel your most euphoric kiss? Was I the source of your greatest bliss?” – Roman Payne

154. “Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” – Roy T. Bennett

155. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

156. “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

157. “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

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

159. “The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.” – Alain de Botton

160. “Your brain is like a computer, you have to refresh or it’s going to crash. I don’t [care] how great you are, you have to take a second.” – Missy Elliot

161. “In most families, care-giving becomes the woman’s responsibility. While care-giving can enrich you, it can also deplete you if you don’t have support or make time for self care.” – Kathleen Kendall-Tackett Ph.D

38 Self-Care Quotes For Your Body

The next 38 quotes promote physical health by ensuring you get enough rest, exercise, and a balanced diet, which is essential for maintaining energy levels and overall vitality. It also supports mental health by providing moments of relaxation and stress relief.

Remember, our body is a temple. We should take care of it every day. 

162. “With every act of self-care, your authentic self gets stronger, and the critical, fearful mind gets weaker. Every act of self-care is a powerful declaration: I am on my side; I am on my side; each day I am more and more on my own side.” – Susan Weiss Berry

163. “Accept yourself. Love yourself as you are. Your finest work, your best movements, your joy, peace, and healing come when you love yourself. You give a great gift to the world when you do that. You give others permission to do the same: to love themselves. Revel in self-love. Roll in it. Bask in it as you would sunshine.” – Melodie Beattie

164. “Self-care is taking all the pressures you are facing right now, and deciding to which you will respond, and how.” – Imani Shola

165. “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

166. “When we care for ourselves as our very own beloved—with naps, healthy food, clean sheets, a lovely cup of tea—we can begin to give in wildly generous ways to the world, from abundance.” – Anne Lamott

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

168. “Honestly, self-care is not fluffy. It’s something we should take seriously.” – Kris Carr

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

170. “Every morning, look in the mirror and affirm positive words into your life.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

171. “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

172. “Your well-being affects (and is affected by) those waves through small ripples of self-care and the decisions you make.” – Melissa Steginus

173. “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

174. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Unknown

175. “Self-care means considering yourself a worthwhile person and presenting yourself as valuable, capable, and deserving. In other words, self-care seeks to redress an imbalance that develops when you don’t take proper care of yourself, whether by inattention or by choice.” – Arin Murphy-Hiscock

176. “Take time to do what makes your soul happy.” – Unknown

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

178. “This revolutionary act of treating ourselves tenderly can begin to undo the aversive messages of a lifetime.” – Tara Brach

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

180. “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

181. “We need to replace your vicious stress cycle with a vicious cycle of self-care.” – Dr. Sara Gottfried

“We need to replace your vicious stress cycle with a vicious cycle of self-care.”

182. “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

183. “We can climb mountains with self-love.” – Samira Wiley

184. “Self care is a deliberate choice to gift yourself with people, places, things, events, and opportunities that recharge our personal battery and promote whole health–body, mind, and spirit.” – Laurie Buchanan

185. “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

186. “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

187. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” – Charles Bukwoski

188. “Mind. Body. Soul. These are the three things self-care is all about.” – Kathy Sledge

189. “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

190. “One person’s self-care isn’t necessarily another’s—there is going to be a lot of individuality.” – Gail Saltz, M.D.

191. “Grab a coffee. Journal your intentions. Get to work. Create miracles.” – Elyse Santilli

192. “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

193. “Self-care means giving yourself permission to pause.” – Cecilia Tran

194. “Self-love is asking yourself what you need – every day – and then making sure you receive it.” – Unknown

195. “Self-care is your fuel … Whatever the road ahead or the path you’ve taken, self-care is what keeps your motor running and your wheels turning.” – Melissa Steginus

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

197. “Affirmations are our mental vitamins, providing the supplementary positive thoughts we need to balance the barrage of negative events and thoughts we experience daily.” – Tia Walker

198. “The challenge is not to be perfect—it is to be whole.” – Jane Fonda

199. “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

45 Self-Love Quotes To Remember

Self-love is the process of accepting yourself for who you are; it’s also about building a strong foundation of self-worth and self-compassion that allows you to be happier. 

Keep these quotes near you so you can remember that loving yourself is a priority. 

200. “Take care of your inner, spiritual beauty. That will reflect in your face.” – Dolores del Rio

201. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

202. “If we truly loved ourselves, we’d never harm another. That is a truly revolutionary, celebratory mode of self-care.” – Sharon Salzberg

203. “Allow yourself to enjoy each happy moment in your life.” – Steve Maraboli

204. “Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.” – Bob Dylan

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

206. “The only one you should compare yourself to is you. Your mission is to become better today than you were yesterday. You do that by focusing on what you can do today to improve and grow.” – John Maxwell

207. “Though we all make mistakes, don’t handicap yourself in difficult tasks; self-sabotage is not a strategy. Sometimes all you need to do is protect yourself from your own self.” – Efrat Cybulkiewicz

208. “Your self-care is your superpower, cultivate the heck out of it – love yourself up.” – Anese Cavanaugh

209. “It takes a rare person to care the same or more about you than themselves. So, until you find that person, please look after yourself.” – Charles F. Glassman

210. “Self-discipline is self-caring.” – M. Scott Peck

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

212. “Every time you make a commitment to your own self-care, self-love, and self-respect and then follow through, you build trust in yourself.” – Miranda J. Barrett

213. “The inhale is absolutely essential if you want to continue to exhale.” – Roshi Joan Halifax

214. “The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs.” – Shannon L. Alder

215. “Truly, sacred rest is soul care. We honor quiet time alone with God. We intentionally step away from the chaos of life. We unplug from noise and distractions. We relish moments of tranquility.” – Dana Arcuri

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

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

218. “Just because you take breaks doesn’t mean you’re broken.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

219. “Take the time today to love yourself. You deserve it.” – Avina Celeste

220. “It really is ok for there to be times when you stop putting everyone else first, and just do what’s best for you.” – Tracey Leech

221. “The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” – Robert Hand

222. “You owe yourself the love that you so freely give others.” – Unknown

223. “Taking care of yourself isn’t about trying to become perfect. It’s about realizing and honouring, in every moment, that you already are.” – Vironika Tugaleva

224. “I feel like knowledge is power: If you know how to take care of yourself, you can be a better version of yourself.” – Miranda Kerr

“I feel like knowledge is power: If you know how to take care of yourself, you can be a better version of yourself.”

225. “Take care of your body as if you were going to live forever; and take care of your soul as if you were going to die tomorrow.” – St. Augustine

226. “You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are.” – Rachel Hollis

227. “Guard the doors of your temple, do not let anyone pollute it with there mess.” – Patricio Telman Chincocolo

228. “It’s not selfish to do what’s best for you.” – Mark Sutton

229. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” – Shannon L. Alder

230. “I think it’s when you take care of yourself, you love yourself that you truly bloom and look your most beautiful.” – Heart Evangelista

231. “Real change will come when you focus on yourself.” – Ritu Ghatourey

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

233. “And scanning my handiwork, I realized that I did not make the garden beautiful. Rather, I just cleared away everything that had kept the beauty from being seen. And I thought, should we not do the same with our souls?” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

234. “There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.” – Alan Cohen

235. “You have to create little pockets of joy in your life to take care of yourself.” – Jonathan Van Ness

236. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain

237. “The care, therefore, of every man’s soul belongs unto himself.” – John Locke

238. “If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.” – Marvin Gaye

239. “Self-care refers to a meaningful self-investment.” – Melissa Steginus

240. “To heal ourselves from stress and emotional burnout we must give ourselves full permission to slow down and rest.” – Esther Marie Yoga

241. “Self-care doesn’t necessarily mean jogging!” – Sandra Oh

242. “Good well-being leads to good working performance.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

243. “I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” – Johnny Depp

244. “My mother always says people should be able to take care of themselves, even if they’re rich and important.” – Frances Hodgson Burnett

53 Inspirational Self-Care Quotes For Mothers

Being a mom is a full-time job, and we often forget to take time for ourselves. I want you to remember that it is never too late to connect with yourself again. Here are some quotes that can help you with that. 

245. “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

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

247. “Self-care is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation.” — Audre Lorde

248. “Selfishness at the expense of others is bad. Self-care for the betterment of others is good.” — Richie Norton

249. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” — Charles Bukwowski

250. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” — Mahatma Gandhi

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

252. “Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color, sounds, and work that nourish you.” — Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

253. “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

254. “You aren’t doing ‘nothing’ when you choose to put your wellbeing first. In fact, this is the key to having everything.” — Brittany Burgunder

255. “Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners.” — William Shakespeare

256. “An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.” — Unknown

257. “Harmony begins within. If we are to influence the world around us, even in minor ways, the real work begins and emanates outwards.” — Gudjonn Bergmann

258. “Do your best, but also know your limits. Don’t forget to take care of you too.” — Akiroq Brost

259. “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

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

261. “Self-care is taking all the pressures you are facing right now, and deciding to which you will respond, and how.” — Imani Shola

262. “There is enough time for self-care. There is not enough time to make up for the life you’ll miss by not filling yourself up.” — Jennifer Williamson

263. “If you compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” — Jack Kornfield

264. “Take time off. The world will not fall apart without you.” — Maledo Sephodi

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

266. “Take care of yourself as if you are the most awesome person you have ever met.” – Jen Sincero

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

268. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” — Stephen Covey

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

270. “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and make happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” — Mandy Hale

271. “You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” — Eleanor Brown

272. “In my own deepening understanding of myself I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well. The better I am at self-care the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.” — Mary Anne Radmacher

273. “Self-care is not a waste of time; self-care makes your use of time more sustainable.” — Jackie Viramontez

Self-care is not a waste of time; self-care makes your use of time more sustainable.

274. “It’s very important to take care of yourself. Everyone’s lives are so busy. Take at least an hour to recharge and so whatever makes you better.” — Ana Invanoic

275. “Take care of myself doesn’t mean ‘me first.’ It means ‘me too.'” — L.R. Knost

276. “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” — Dolly Parton

277. “You are worth the quiet moment. You are worth the deeper breaths and the time it takes to slow down, be still, and rest.” — Morgan Harper Nichols

278. “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

279. “The challenge is not to be perfect, it is to be whole.” — Jane Fonda

280. “How we care for ourselves gives our brain messages that shape our self worth so we must care for ourselves in every way, every day.” — Sam Owen

281. “We need to replace your vicious stress cycle with a vicious cycle of self-care.” — Dr. Sara Gottfried

282. “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

283. “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

284. “The groundwork for happiness is good health.” — Leigh Hunt

285. “It’s okay to take time for yourself. We give so much of ourselves to others, and we need to be fueled both physically and mentally. If we are in balance, it helps all our interactions.” — Faith Hill

286. “When you say ‘yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” — Paulo Coelho

287. “By taking care of myself I have so much more to offer the world than when I am running on empty.” — Ali Washington

288. “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” — Brene Brown

289. “I had the epiphany that laughter was light, and light was laughter, and that this was the secret of the universe.” — Donna Tartt

290. “When you can’t find your purpose in a day, make it to look after yourself.” — Dodie Clark

291. “Be you, love you. All ways, always.” — Alexandra Elle

292. “When the body forces you to stop it’s saying hey, buddy, you’ve gone too far.” — Jacqueline Enscolme

293. “Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.” — Katie Reed

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

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

296. “Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” — Lucille Ball

297. “I make it a point to practice self-care. I make an appointment with myself.” — Manisha Singal

99 Decluttering Self-Love Quotes

With the next 99 quotes, you will get the inspiration to cultivate a positive image about yourself, which involves appreciating your worth and potential. 

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

299. “The real difficulty in self love is combating the inner critic who goes against our own wishes by challenging our own beliefs. You know you’re worthy of love, but the critic keeps reminding you of the past pain that you can’t let go of.” – Anonymous

300. “Love yourself. Be clear on how you want to be treated. Know your worth. Always.” – Maryam Hasnaa

301. “I know what I bring to the table… so trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone.” – Unknown

302. “Sometimes you will need people to support you and they won’t be available, not because they don’t care but because they’re the main character of their own life, not just the supporting character in yours.” – kesiawrites

303. “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Shout loud ‘I am lucky to be what I am.’” – Dr. Seuss

304. “True self-care is not bath salts and chocolate cake, it’s making the choice to build a life you don’t need to escape from.” – Brianna Wiest

305. “Give yourself the love you’re willing to give to others.” – Mahin Ismail

306. “Hatred is never ended by hatred but by love” – Buddha

307. “Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel

308. “Unconditional self love is all the really matters in life. It’s where real life begins.” – Anonymous

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

310. “We are all born so beautiful the greatest tragedy is being convinced we are not.” – Unknown

311. “Flowers need time to bloom. So do you.” – Unknown

312. “Unless we love and treat ourselves well, we are ill-equipped to do the same for others.” – Angela C. Santomero

313. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morely

314. “Love yourself so much that when someone treats you wrong, you recognize it.” – Rena Rose

“Love yourself so much that when someone treats you wrong, you recognize it.”

315. “Seek to be whole, not perfect.” – Oprah

316. “Either they like you or they don’t. Never try to convince somebody of your worth. If a person doesn’t appreciate you, they don’t deserve you. Respect yourself and be with people who truly value ‘you.’” – Brigitte Nicole

317. “The people who trigger us to feel negative emotion are messengers. They are messengers for the unhealed parts of our being.” – Teal Swan

318. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton

319. “The salvation of man is through love and in love. I understood how a man who has nothing left in this world still may know bliss, be it only for a brief moment, in the contemplation of his beloved.” Viktor E. Frankl

320. “Make happiness your priority and be gentle with yourself in the process.” – Bronnie Ware

321. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” – Michele Ruiz

322. “Accepting yourself only as long as you look a certain way isn’t self love, it’s self destruction.” – Laci Green

323. “Don’t go back to less just because you’re too impatient to wait for better.” – Unknown

324. “When your world moves too fast and you lose yourself in the chaos, introduce yourself to each color of the sunset. Reacquaint yourself with the earth beneath your feet. Thank the air that surrounds you with every breath you take. Find yourself in the appreciation of life.” – Christy Ann Martine

325. “Self-kindness is self-empathy. And even when I talk to myself like someone I love and it feels weird, it works.” – Brene Brown

326. “To accept oneself completely is to know the truest kind of self-love.” – Anonymous

327. “Life tried to crush her, but only succeeded in creating a diamond.” – John Mark Green

328. “The Golden Rule is a two-way street: we should do unto ourselves as we do unto others.” – Rick Hanson

329. “Other people’s opinion of you, whether it’s good or bad, should not be grounds in which you base your self worth. Your value is inherent within you. What matters the most is whether you know you are worthy.” – Ash Alves

330. “I wish I could make everyone understand how important this statement is: go where you are wanted.” – S. McNutt

331. “We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves. The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection, and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

332. “Love yourself more, you’ll never regret it.” – Ann Marie Molina

333. “I’m constantly amazed by how easily we love ourselves above all others, yet we put more stock in the opinions of others than in our own estimation of self. . . . How much credence we give to the opinions our peers have of us and how little to our very own!” – Marcus Aurelius

334. “To love is to be vulnerable.” – Brene Brown

335. “Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves.” – Pema Chodron

336. “Bring the sun over my heart, I want to bloom.” – Alexandra Vasiliu

337. “It is only when you have mastered the art of loving yourself that you can truly love others. It is only when you have opened your own heart that you can touch the heart of others.” – Robin Sharma

338. “Be the love you never received.” – Rune Lazuli

339. “Self-love is necessary for a functional and successful life” – Angela C. Santomero

340. “Self confidence is a super power. Once you start to believe in yourself, magic starts happening.” – Unknown

341. “Do things that make you feel good: mind, body, and soul.” – Robyn Conley Downs

342. “If you wish to be loved, love.” – Seneca

343. “It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.” – Warsan Shire

344. “Fashion is my way to express how much I love myself.” – Laura Brunereau

345. “Know your worth. Don’t ask for it. State it once and never accept anything less.” – Unknown

346. “Shout out to all the people who haven’t felt okay recently, but are getting up every day and refusing to quit. Stay strong.” – Unknown

347. “You are not your mistakes. They are what you did. Not who you are.” – Lisa Lieberman-Wang

348. “I’m doing it for me.” – Unknown

349. “We can truly love one another once we love who we are.” –Angela C. Santomero

350. “You should love others in the same measure as you love yourself—as if your neighbor were your very self.” – Lawrence G. Lovasick

351. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

352. “You have to choose yourself, even when others refuse to.” – R. H. Sin

353. “I am unapologetically myself.” – Unknown

354. “I love the person I’ve become because I fought to become her.” – Kaci Diane

355. “Flowers grow back even after the harshest winters, you will too.” – Jennae Cecilia

356. “Everyone one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” – Diana, Princess of Wales

357. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

358. “There are no prerequisites to worthiness. You are born worthy.” – Unknown

359. “In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.” – Andrea Dykstra

360. “I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

“I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side.”

361. “If you are heartbroken, still leave your heart open, so pain can find an exit.” – Alexandra Vasiliu

362. “Well-being comes from meeting our needs, not denying them.” – Rick Hanson

363. “Comparison is an act of violence against the self.” – Iyanla Vanzant

364. “Start healing your heart and you will look beautiful.” – Alexandra Vasiliu

365. “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” – Rupi Kaur

366. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

367. “Talk to yourself like someone you love.” – Brene Brown

368. “She remembered who she was and the game changed.” – Lalah Deliah

369. “Compassion for self and others may very well be the answer to healing our hurt, hate-filled world.” – Laura Jack

370. “All the filth in your mind that tells you that you aren’t worthy or good enough is the reason why you’re not experiencing self love in a healthy sense.” – Anonymous

371. “The right mental attitude will guide you towards feeling a sense of love that you deserve to experience.” – Anonymous

372. “When you love yourself, there’s no such thing as low self esteem. Establish true self esteem to experience the best kind of love with yourself.” – Anonymous

373. “If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

374. “You alone are enough, you have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

375. “You get the benefits of both giving and receiving compassion when you offer it to yourself.” – Rick Hanson

376. “I am who I am. Not who you think I am. Not who you want me to be. I am me.” – Brigitte Nicole

377. “She will rise. With a spine of steel and a roar like thunder, she will rise.” – Nicole Lyons

378. “Nothing else falls into line when you’re cold to your own person. Everything else falls into line when you open your heart to yourself and stay true to your own person.” – Anonymous

379. “The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.” – Swati Sharma

380. “You ain’t gotta like me. I like me.” – Kanye West

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

382. “Tell yourself how wonderful you are, how great you are. Tell yourself how much you love yourself.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

383. “Don’t compare your life to others, there’s no comparison between the sun and the moon, they both shine when it’s their time.” – Unknown

384. “The world has slowed so you can rediscover yourself.” – Unknown

385. “You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.” – R.Z.

386. “To do: stop being so hard on myself.” – Unknown

387. “Breathe darling, this is just a chapter. It’s not your whole story.” – S.C. Laurie

388. “If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.” – Roman Price

389. “Don’t let the bad days make you think you have a bad life.” – Unknown

390. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

391. “Be kind to the person you are now.” – iambrilliyant

392. “The entire universe deserve your love. You also deserve to experience it back.” – Anonymous

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

394. “Not having to pretend simplifies our life. On the other hand, pretending day after day to be someone you are not, requires enormous effort.” – Piero Ferrucci

395. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” – Mark Twain

396. “The self-love needed for self-care [is] missing. Academicians use terms like self-esteem, self-worth, self-support, self-care, but rarely self-love. That is left to the spiritual community. People don’t realize that taking care of their own needs; eating, drinking, brushing their teeth, showering, wearing clean clothes, going to work are all acts of self-love.” – Angela C. Santomero

71 Quotes To Remember How Special You Are

Sometimes, we forget how special we are because we live in a constant world of comparison, forgetting what makes us unique. Every day, we should remember that we are capable of anything; we can achieve whatever we want if we put our dedication to it; every day is a new opportunity to create the best version of ourselves

397. “Self-care should include the cold shower as well as the scented tub.” —Mary Catherine Bateson

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

399. “I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.” — Tony Robbins

400. “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

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

402. “Honestly, self-care is not fluffy. It’s something we should take seriously.” — Kris Carr

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

404. “Carve out and claim the time to care for yourself and kindle your own fire.” — Amy Ippoliti

"Carve out and claim the time to care for yourself and kindle your own fire."

405. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” — Shannon L. Alder

406. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” — Mahatma Gandhi

407. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” — Sir Edmund Hillary

408. “Always make decisions that prioritize your inner peace.” — Izey Victoria Odiase

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

410. “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

411. “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

412. “Self-care means giving yourself permission to pause.” — Cecilia Tran

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

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

415. “Self-love is the source of all our other loves.” — Pierre Corneille

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

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

418. “Self-care isn’t selfish. It’s self-esteem.” — Ashley Judd

419. “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

420. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” — Katrina Mayer

421. “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

422. “Self-care is not a waste of time; self-care makes your use of time more sustainable.” — Jackie Viramontez

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

424. “Self-care is your fuel … Whatever the road ahead or the path you’ve taken, self-care is what keeps your motor running and your wheels turning.” — Melissa Steginus

425. “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” — Brené Brown

426. “We turn not older with years but newer every day.” — Emily Dickinson

427. “I want to feel my life while I’m in it.” — Meryl Streep

428. “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

429. “Self-care doesn’t necessarily mean jogging!” — Sandra Oh

430. “I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.” — Billie Jean King

431. “Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color, sounds, and work that nourish you.” — Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

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

433. “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

434. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

435. “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” — John F. Kennedy

436. “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

437. “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” — Phyllis Diller

438. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” — Jack Kornfield

439. “Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” — Roy T. Bennett

440. “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

441. “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

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

443. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” — Coco Chanel

444. “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

445. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” — C.S. Lewis

446. “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” — Dolly Parton

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

448. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” — Leo Tolstoy

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."

449. “Sometimes you just need to be selfish to be self-sufficient.” — Lois P. Frankel

450. “Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” — Lucille Ball

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

452. “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

453. “The challenge is not to be perfect — it is to be whole.” — Jane Fonda

454. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” — Stephen Covey

455. “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” — Audre Lorde

456. “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” — Carol Burnett

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

458. “The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.” — Deepak Chopra

459. “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

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

461. “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

462. “We can climb mountains with self-love.” — Samira Wiley

463. “Allow yourself to enjoy each happy moment in your life.” — Steve Maraboli

464. “Every morning, look in the mirror and affirm positive words into your life.” — Lailah Gifty Akita

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

466. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” — Nora Ephron

467. “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

50 Quotes To Prioritize Yourself

Setting boundaries, focusing on your physical and emotional health, wanting to become a better person, learning how to say no, and managing your time effectively are ways to prioritize yourself. These basic rules will make you happier, healthier, and more resilient. 

468. “Caring for your body, mind, and spirit is your greatest and grandest responsibility. It’s about listening to the needs of your soul and then honoring them.” — Kristi Ling

469. “In my own deepening understanding of myself I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well. The better I am at self-care the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.” — Mary Anne Radmacher

470. “An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.” — Unknown

471. “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

472. “When you can’t find your purpose in a day, make it to look after yourself.” — Dodie Clark

473. “Solitude is where I place my chaos to rest and awaken my inner peace.” — Nikki Rowe

474. “Self-care is the number one solution to helping somebody else. If you are being good to yourself and your body and your psyche, that serves other people better, because you will grow strong enough to lift someone else up.” — Mary Lambert

475. “If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.” — Banksy

476. “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 others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives we touch.” — Parker Palmer

477. “It’s okay to take time for yourself. We give so much of ourselves to others, and we need to be fueled both physically and mentally. If we are in balance, it helps us in all our interactions.” — Faith Hill

478. “Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.” — Deborah Day

479. “I also learned what I and many other wives were doing wrong. We were neglecting ourselves. We were born women yet were taking care of our roles as mom, employee or wife before we took care of ourselves. But in order to adequately fulfill those roles, we have to put ourselves first.” — Elona Washington

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

481. “When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” — Paulo Coelho

482. “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 judgment called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.” — Kim McMillen

483. “Take time to do what makes your soul happy.” — Unknown

484. “I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” — Audre Lorde

485. “My happiness matters. My joy is important. My love is valuable. My worthiness is relevant. It’s not anyone else’s job to see that but mine.” — Alex Elle

486. “It is only when we feel deprived that we resent giving to others. Self-care does not mean you stop caring about others; it just means you start caring more about you. Start thinking about yourself more and others less. Since you have a choice between taking care of someone else, or giving to yourself, try choosing yourself sometimes.” — Beverly Engel

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

488. “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” — Aldous Huxley

489. “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 Brown

490. “Self-care is how you take your power back.” — Lalah Delia

491. “It’s very important to take care of yourself. Everyone’s lives are so busy. Take at least an hour a day to recharge and do whatever makes you better. For grown-ups, whether it’s a spa, sitting in a park with a book, or coffee, take time for yourself.” — Ana Ivanovic

492. “Instead of indulging in “comfort food”, indulge in comfort meditation, comfort journaling, comfort walking, comfort talking, comfort manicures, comfort reading, comfort yoga, comfort hugging.” — Karen Salmansohn

493. “Women in particular need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we’re scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don’t have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.” — Michelle Obama

494. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” — Unknown

495. “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

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

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

497. “In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, 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. The point is to have long-term perspective.” — Dalai Lama

498. “You can’t afford to get sick, and you can’t depend on the present health care system to keep you well. It’s up to you to protect and maintain your body’s innate capacity for health and healing by making the right choices in how you live.” — Andrew Weil

499. “There is enough time for self-care. There is not enough time to make up for the life you’ll miss by not filling yourself up.” — Jennifer Williamson

500. “Self-care has become a new priority – the revelation that it’s perfectly permissible to listen to your body and do what it needs.” — Frances Ryan

501. “Self-care is giving the world what’s best of you, instead of what’s left of you.” — Katie Reed

502. “Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.” — Akiroq Brost

503. “By taking care of myself I have so much more to offer the world than I do when I am running on empty.” — Ali Washington

504. “Unless you fill yourself up first, you have nothing to give anybody. Therefore, it is imperative that you tend to your joy first. People are responsible for their own joy. When you tend to your joy and do what makes you feel good, you are a joy to be around and you are a shining example to every child and every person in your life. When you are feeling joy, you don’t even have to think about giving. It is a natural overflow.” — Rhonda Byrne

505. “When you are compassionate with yourself, you trust in your soul, which you let guide your life. Your soul knows the geography of your destiny better than you do.” — John O’Donohue

506. “When you get into your car, shut the door and be there for just half a minute. Breathe, feel the energy inside your body, look around at the sky, the trees. The mind might tell you, ‘I don’t have time.’ But that’s the mind talking to you. Even the busiest person has time for 30 seconds of space.” — Eckhart Tolle

507. “Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day and the rest will fall into place.” — Unkown

508. “Practice self-rescue first before you ‘help’ someone else.” — Maureen Joyce Connolly

509. “How we care for ourselves gives our brain messages that shape our self-worth so we must care for ourselves in every way, every day.” — Sam Owen

510. “Taking care of yourself is part of taking care of others.” — Jennifer Williamson

511. “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” — Mandy Hale

512. “Self care is not a waste of time; self-care makes your use of time more sustainable.” — Jackie Viramontez

513. “Our bodies are our garden to which our wills are gardeners.” — William Shakespeare

514. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” — Jim Rohn

515. “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” — Anna Taylor

516. “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.” — Carrie-Anne Moss

517. “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

28 Inspiring Quotes About Being Myself

Being yourself involves embracing authenticity, self-acceptance, and healthy self-expression. 

It allows you to build a more meaningful relationship not only with yourself but with others. When you share your authenticity with the world, people will remember you and appreciate you for who you truly are. 

Start to accept yourself by appreciating who you are without judgment and try to understand your imperfections as a part of your identity. Remember, if you don’t like something about yourself, there’s always room for improvement. 

518. “The expert in anything was once a beginner.” — Helen Hayes

519. “I will never apologize for being me, but I will apologize for the times that I am not.” — Michael Carini

520. “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” — Maya Angelou

521. “You’re always one decision away from a totally different life.” — Unknown

522. “As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drewn me down and away from myself.” — Charlie Chaplin

523. “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

524. “Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” — Louise L. Hay

525. “And I said to my body, ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath. And replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.” — Nayyirah Waheed

526. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” — C.S. Lewis

527. “Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again.” — Lalah Delia

528. “Replace the word ‘spend’ with ‘invest’ in your vocabulary and notice how it impacts your everyday decisions.” — Randy Thio

529. “Choose, everyday, to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed, and most of all worthy of love.” — Alison Malee

530. “You are what you believe yourself to be.” — Paulo Coelho

531. “You have to be odd to be number one.” — Dr. Seuss

532. “Until you get comfortable being alone, you’ll never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness.” — Mandy Hales

533. “Be silly. Be fun. Be different. Be crazy. Be you, because life is too short to be anything but happy.” — Unknown

534. “The worst outcome in this world is not having self esteem. If you don’t love yourself, who will?” — Naval Ravikant

535. “Some people don’t understand the importance of solitude. I don’t always want to be stimulated. I don’t always want noise. In fact, when I find my alone time, that’s when I find myself. Alone time helps me put myself first. It helps me reset life.” — S. McNutt

536. “Confidence isn’t thinking you are better than anyone else; it’s realizing that you have no reason to compare yourself to anyone else.” — Maryam Hasnaa

537. “Life is too short to spend another day at war with yourself.” — Rita Ghatourey

538. “Love is about becoming the right person. Don’t look for the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, become the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.” — Neil Strauss

539. “I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.” — Harun Yahya

540. “It took me a long time to love myself, years actually. With that being said, you either like me or you don’t. I have no time to try and convince anyone to value all that I am.” — Daniel Franzese

541. “When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy.” — Kim McMillen

542. “When I’m by myself, I can be myself, which is what I want to be. Not just part of someone else.” — Jean Culligan

543. “Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, and magical person that you are.” — Unknown

544. “Don’t allow yourself to think that toxic love is the best love you can ever have.” — Khalilah Velez

“Don’t allow yourself to think that toxic love is the best love you can ever have.”

545. “Learn to love yourself enough to be happy in your own company, not needing to use anyone as an escape.” — Samantha Camargo

41 Great Reminder Quotes For Self Love

By embracing self-love, you’re essentially giving yourself a big bear hug and saying, “Hey, you’re pretty awesome, and you deserve all the good stuff!” It’s your secret superpower for boosting confidence, handling life’s curveballs with a twirl, and dancing through challenges like a champ. 

Always remind yourself that you are worthy of receiving good stuff and let the magic do the rest. Take a look at these quotes to embrace self-love! 

546. “How we care for ourselves gives our brain messages that shape our self-worth so we must care for ourselves in every way, every day.” ―Sam Owen

547. “Self-care is not a waste of time; self-care makes your use of time more sustainable.” — Jackie Viramontez

548. “It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.” — Mother Teresa

549. “Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” — Lucille Ball

550. “I always give myself Sundays as a spiritual base of renewal—a day when I do absolutely nothing. I sit in my jammies or take a walk, and I allow myself time to BE–capital B-E–with myself.” ― Oprah Winfrey

551. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” — Stephen Covey

552. “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

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

554. “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

555. “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.” — Carrie-Anne Moss

556. “It is not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.” — Lena Horne

557. “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

558. “Rest when you are weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.” — Ralph Marston

559. “My Dear Friend, Don’t ever allow yourself to forget how incredibly special you are, even for a single second. Without you, the world would not be as magnificent. Let yourself remember to love again, starting with you loving you.” ― Miya Yamanouchi

560. “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

561. “When you take care of yourself, you’re a better person for others. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others better.” — Solange Knowles

562. “Any time we listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves but for the many others whose lives we touch.” — Parker L. Palmer

563. “Harmony begins within. If we are to influence the world around us, even in minor ways, the real work begins inside and emanates outwards.” ― Gudjon Bergmann

564. “Instead of indulging in ‘comfort food,’ indulge in comfort meditation, comfort journaling, comfort walking, comfort talking, comfort manicures, comfort reading, comfort yoga, comfort hugging.” — Karen Salmansohn

565. “When you are compassionate with yourself, you trust in your soul, which you let guide your life. Your soul knows the geography of your destiny better than you do.” ― John O’Donohue

566. “If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.” ― Victoria Moran

567. “Jail was a result of me not taking time for myself. So, I was forced to take some time for myself.” — Christian Slater

568. “My happiness matters. My joy is important. My love is valuable. My worthiness is relevant. It’s not anyone else’s job to see that but mine.” ― Alex Elle

569. “After enlightenment, the laundry.” — Buddha

570. “It’s okay to take time for yourself. We give so much of ourselves to others, and we need to be fueled both physically and mentally. If we are in balance, it helps us in all our interactions.” — Faith Hill

571. “Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day, and the rest will fall into place.” — Unknown

572. “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” — Brené Brown

573. “Our bodies are our garden to which our wills are gardeners.” ― William Shakespeare

574. “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” — Benjamin Franklin

575. “Caring for your body, mind, and spirit is your greatest and grandest responsibility. It’s about listening to the needs of your soul and then honoring them.” — Kristi Ling

576. “Learning to love yourself is like learning to walk–essential, life-changing, and the only way to stand tall.” ― Vironika Tugaleva

577. “Self-care is how you take your power back.” — Lalah Delia

578. “I do not want to suppress the parts of me that most want to soar for fear of what someone else may think or because it may be too much or not worthy enough or not complete or brilliant or normal enough. Self-care also means honoring the truth within us. Set yours free.” ― Ashley Asti

579. “To me, self-care isn’t really shallow. Showing up for yourself, putting on a little moisturizer, can inspire so many different parts of your life.” — Jonathan Van Ness

580. “Above everything else, genuinely love yourself first. Self-love is powerful and it’s the best love that you will ever have. When you love who YOU are, your relationships will be healthier and your life will be happier. Self-love sets the standard in how we allow others to treat us and how we treat ourselves. Your happiness and well-being is important. Protect it by always valuing who you are!” ― Stephanie Lahart

581. “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” — Mandy Hale

582. “Carve out and claim the time to care for yourself and kindle your own fire.” — Amy Ippoliti

“Carve out and claim the time to care for yourself and kindle your own fire.”

583. “In my own deepening understanding of myself I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well. The better I am at self-care the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.” ― Mary Anne Radmacher

584. “There is enough time for self-care. There is not enough time to make up for the life you’ll miss by not filling yourself up.” — Jennifer Williamson

585. “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” ― Aldous Huxley

586. “When we self-regulate well, we are better able to control the trajectory of our emotional lives and resulting actions based on our values and sense of purpose” ― Amy Leigh Mercree

30 Self-Care Quotes To Boost Health

Having good health enhances our overall well-being. A healthy mind and body can reduce the risk of chronic diseases, mental health issues, and emotional distress. 

Also, good health can enhance our ability to form and maintain positive relationships by enabling us to engage in social activities and offer support to loved ones.

587. “I have come to believe that caring for myself is not indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” — Audrey Lorde

588. Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including yourself. — Annie Lamont

589. “Mindset, habits, and routines are the building blocks for success toward your wellness goals”. — Robyn Conley Downs

590. “Choose to react to situations with faith rather than fear, with hope rather than dread.” — Joyce Meyer

591. “I make it a point to practice self-care. I make an appointment with myself.” — Manisha Singal

592. “Owning the value you offer the world creates a powerful ripple effect around you.” — Marie Forleo

593. “Don’t sit back in fear and passivity; instead, act in faith and take that bold first step.” — Joyce Meyer

594. “Care for your psyche…know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves.” — Socrates

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

596. “Decide today that you are going to manage your schedule instead of allowing it to manage you.” — Joyce Meyer

597. “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

598. “When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you’re not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” — Paulo Coehlo

599. Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others. — Bryant McGill

600. “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” — Mahatma Gandhi

601. “Resting is a part of the process, even if it’s not a part of the plan.” — Carley Schweet

602. “He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything.” — Arabian proverb

603. “The care, therefore, of every man’s soul belongs unto himself.” — John Locke

604. “A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought – they must be earned.” — Naval Ravikant

605. “Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.” — Brene Brown

606. “Mind. Body. Soul. These are the three things self-care is all about.” — Kathy Sledge

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

608. “Health is adding a level of intention to every area of your life.” — Miranda Anderson

609. “Keep your vitality. A life without health is like a river without water.” — Maxime Lagacé

610. 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

611. “The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.” — Arthur Schopenhauer

612. “Your health is what you make of it. Everything you do and think either adds to the vitality, energy and spirit you possess or takes away from it.” — Ann Wigmore

613. “Be loud about the things that are important to you.” — Karen Walrond

614. “People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills. There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.” — Marcus Aurelius

615. Take the time today to love yourself. You deserve it. — Avina Celeste

616. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” — Oscar Wilde

43 Uplifting Self-Care Quotes For Mental Health

Boosting our health is an investment in our present and future well-being. It not only benefits us individually but also positively impacts our families, communities, and society as a whole. Prioritizing health leads to a more fulfilling and vibrant life.

As I said before, mental health is something we all should take seriously. Here are some quotes to uplift your motivation to take care of yourself and improve your mental health. 

617. “I want to be as healthy as I possibly can be. I just want to make sure that I do everything to take care of myself. So I want to do the best for me. I want to pamper myself and do the best for my body.” — Kriti Kharbanda

618. “Exactly what are you wanting to teach your children? How to love and care for themselves, or how to neglect and abandon themselves? Self-sacrifice is NOT setting a good example.” — Miya Yamanouchi

619. “By taking care of myself, I have so much more to offer the world than I do when I am running on empty.” — Ali Washington

620. “Self-care has become a new priority – the revelation that it’s perfectly permissible to listen to your body and do what it needs.” — Frances Ryan

621. “Self-care is a deliberate choice to gift yourself with people, places, things, events, and opportunities that recharge our personal battery and promote whole health: body, mind, and spirit.” — Laurie Buchanan, PhD

622. “Do something nice for you. Because you deserve it.” — Unknown

623. “Our soul is like a soft and gentle flower; it needs to be nurtured, cared for, tended to, with sufficient sunlight, fresh air, and freedom to bloom into its most precious and beautiful form. This, my friend, is self-love.” — Miya Yamanouchi

624. “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.” — Carrie-Anne Moss

625. “No more martyring myself.” — Sharon E. Rainey

626. “Honoring your own boundaries is the clearest message to others to honor them, too.” — Gina Greenlee

627. “Be kind. Be patient. Be generous. Be accepting. Be all of these things to yourself. That is where it begins” — Seed & Song

628. “A person who is humble would never be abusive or selfish; so don’t abuse yourself or withhold self-love or self-care.” — Bryant McGill

629. “Stopping takes courage, too.” — Emma Xu

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

631. “You are worth the quiet moment. You are worth the deeper breaths, and you are worth the time it takes to slow down, be still, and rest.” — Morgan Harper Nichols

632. “Self-care is never selfish, but it may feel that way when you live a frenzied life.” — Arthur P. Ciaramicoli

633. “An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.” — Unknown

“An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.”

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

635. “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.

636. “You only have one life to live. Make sure it’s yours.” — Eleanor Brownn

637. “Bathing is a basic need, but it doesn’t have to be a forgettable moment in your routine.” — Amy Leigh Mercree

638. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” — Maya Angelou

639. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” — Malcolm S. Forbes

640. “Self-care sometimes is doing the things that will make your next 2 hours difficult, but your next ten years easier.” — Em.x.thoughts

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

642. “We must take care of our minds because we cannot benefit from beauty when our brains are missing.” — Euripides

643. “Be kind to your body, gentle with your mind, and patient with your heart. Stay true to your spirit, cherish your soul and never doubt yourself. You are still becoming, my love, and there is no one more deserving of the nurturing grace of your love.” — Becca Lee

644. “The relationship you have with yourself will determine what your relationships with others will be like.” — Akiroq Brost

645. “Doing something nice for myself is not selfish.” — Christine Morgan

646. “It’s okay to take time for yourself. We give so much of ourselves to others, and we need to be fueled both physically and mentally. If we are in balance, it helps us in all our interactions.” — Faith Hill

647. “I believe that self-care is a daily practice that should involve your interests, needs, and preferences. And it should have room to evolve with you over time.” — Portia Jackson-Preston

648. “Setting boundaries is a way of caring for myself. It doesn’t make me mean, selfish, or uncaring because I don’t do things your way. I care about me too.” — Christine Morgan

649. “You can’t really be present for the people in your life if you aren’t taking care of yourself.” — Kerry Washington

650. “Gard the doors of your temple, do not let anyone pollute it with their mess.” — Patricio Telman Chincocolo

651. “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” — Zig Ziglar

652. “Life’s too short to spend it at war with yourself.” — Unknown

653. “For those of you who struggle with guilt regarding self-care, answer this question: What greater gift can you give to those you love than your own wholeness?” — Shannon Tanner

654. “For me, recovery and self-care are inextricably connected. My recovery from abuse, addiction, and a suicide attempt required dump truck loads of self-care.” — Steve Austin

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

656. “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

657. “When the body forces you to STOP, it’s saying, hey buddy, you’ve gone too far.” — Jacqueline Escolme

658. “When you recognize and reflect on even one good thing about yourself, you are building a bridge to a place of kindness and caring.” — Sharon Salzberg

659. “Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.” — Deborah Day

46 Funny Unknown Quotes To Take Care 

Incorporating humor and laughter into your daily life can be a simple yet powerful way to boost your physical and mental well-being, reduce stress, and create positive social connections.

When we laugh, we release endorphins, make our immune system stronger, make our blood flow better, and make us feel more optimistic. 

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660. “She remembered who she was, and the game changed.”

661. “RIP to all the hours I spent explaining myself to other people.”

662. “Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”

663. “Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty, and the pig likes it.”

664. “I’m staying home today. I have mood poisoning.”

665. “If it costs you your peace, it’s too expensive.”

666. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including yourself.”

667. “Self-care is the greatest middle finger of all time.”

668. “A wise woman once said, “fuck this shit” and lived happily ever after.”

669. “Be good to your skin. You’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life.”

670. “Sometimes you just need to lie on the couch and read for a couple of years.”

671. “I think we should start calling our mistakes ‘growth spurts’ instead.”

672. “She will rise with a spine of steel and roar like thunder, she will rise.”

673. “Self-care is giving the world the best of you instead of what’s left of you.”

674. “I think you’re doing a beautiful job figuring some heavy shit out.”

675. “The hardest part of the journey is believing you are worthy of the trip.”

676. “Don’t forget to drink water and get some sun. You’re basically a houseplant with more complicated emotions.”

677. “So she set boundaries and began to rebuild her life.”

678. “Resting is a part of the process, even if it’s not a part of the plan.”

679. “I didn’t forget where I came from; I just realized I couldn’t stay there.”

680. “Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup.”

681. “People who wonder if the glass is half full or half empty miss the point. The glass is refillable.”

682. “Know your worth, and then make sure to add tax.”

683. “Do not pour your sunshine into someone who does not think of you as their sky.”

684. “They say good things take time, so that’s why I’m always late.”

685. “Be enough for yourself first. The rest of the world can wait.”

686. “Givers need to set limits because takers rarely do.”

687. “Do no harm. Take no shit.”

688. “Be messy, complicated, and afraid. And show up, anyway.”

689. “Never apologize for being a powerful fucking woman.”

690. “I do a thing called ‘what I want.’”

691. “If you’re waiting for a sign, this is it.”

692. “Get in, loser; we’re healing and falling in love with ourselves again.”

693. “Be loud about the things that are important to you.”

694. “I stopped waiting for the light at the end of the tunnel and lit that bitch up myself.”

"I stopped waiting for the light at the end of the tunnel and lit that bitch up myself."

695. “She had no fucks to give, not even one. And she lived happily ever after.”

696. “This looks like a ‘no, thanks’ to me.”

697. “Strong women don’t have attitudes; they have standards.”

698. “You don’t have to set yourself on fire to keep others warm.”

699. “Talk to yourself like someone you love.”

700. “Relationship status: committed to growth, self-love, and inner peace.”

701. “A glowing woman can help other women glow and still be lit.”

702. “There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.”

703. “I am not an early bird or night owl; I’m some sort of permanently exhausted pigeon.”

704. “Stop shrinking to fit places you’ve outgrown.”

705. “When they say, “it runs in the family,” respond with, “this is where it runs out.”

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Incorporate Self-Care Into My Daily Routine?

Incorporating self-care into your daily routine involves identifying activities that bring you joy and relaxation. This can include taking short breaks for deep breathing, enjoying hobbies, setting aside time for exercise, and ensuring adequate sleep.

What Role Does Mental Well-Being Play In Taking Care Of Yourself?

Mental well-being is a crucial aspect of self-care. Taking care of your mental health involves managing stress, practicing self-compassion, and seeking professional support when needed. Prioritizing mental well-being contributes to overall life satisfaction.

What Are The Signs That Indicate A Need For Increased Self-Care?

Signs that indicate a need for increased self-care include feeling constantly fatigued, experiencing heightened stress levels, difficulty concentrating, changes in mood, and disruptions in sleep patterns. Recognizing these signs allows you to proactively address your well-being.

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