40 Inspirational Self-Worth Quotes You Must Read Today

Realizing your self-worth and practicing self-love can be tricky. And some days, it can feel almost impossible. Occasionally you need a little pick me up to remind yourself how damn awesome and unique you are! For days like those, read these self-worth quotes to inspire you to accept and love yourself just the way you are. Here are our favorite 40 self-worth quotes, from us to you.

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Our Favorite 40 Self-Worth Quotes

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

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

“Be a good person, but don’t waste your time trying to prove it.” – Paulo Coelho

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

“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

“Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?” – Brigham Young

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“Ultimate freedom has nothing to do with your life circumstances.” – Richard Rudd

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

“Don’t rush, it takes time to grow into who you are.” – Lalah Delia

“No one pays any attention to your mistakes. They are focused on their own.” – Sahil Lavingia

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

“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

“Self-worth is so vital to your happiness if you don’t feel good about you, it’s hard to feel good about anything else.” Sandy Hale

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“That is your higher purpose — to be radiant for no reason other than being alive.” – Richard Rudd

Feeling inspired by these uplifting self-worth quotes? Continue your self-love journey by reading our Complete Guide to Accepting Yourself Unconditionally here.

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

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance” – Oscar Wilde

“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – Louise Hay

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

“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” – Mary Dunbar

“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane Von Furstenberg 

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

“Self-worth comes from one thing – thinking that you are worthy.” – Wayne Dyer

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

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

“People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.” – Dan Pearce

“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – Louise Hay

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“A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else.” – Haruki Murakami

“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

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

Next Steps

Having self-worth quotes at the ready can inspire, motivate and encourage you to greet the day with confidence. Save this page and come back to these self-worth quotes whenever you need a reminder of your self-worth and how damn special you are.

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