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46 Love Yourself Quotes To Carry You Through Tough Times

A list of self-acceptance and love yourself quotes to replace your inner doubting voice

Self-love is not easy.

Sometimes it’s because we are setting our own expectations so high. Sometimes we simply forget to treat ourselves better.

However, it’s so easy to get trapped in self-loathing thoughts. We are sometimes more capable of pulling ourselves down than cheering ourselves up. How weird is that?

How about we challenge our inner critical voices a little bit? These love yourself quotes can be a great way to start.

Self-love Quotes To Lift You Up

Table of content

  • Love yourself quotes for when you feel unloved and lonely
  • Love yourself when you don’t feel perfect
  • Self-love quotes for hard times

Love yourself quotes for when you feel unloved and lonely

Not everyone will love you, but not everyone will hate you. 

One of the things that make self-love so hard is the false assumption that we are not loved. We blame ourselves for being alone or single. But it’s not necessarily you. People change and grow apart. And settling for less is worse than being alone.

Trust time. Trust the process. In times of doubt, these self-love quotes will cheer you up.

You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try accepting yourself and see what happens - Love Yourself Quotes To Carry You Through Tough Times - OurMindfulLife.com

You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try accepting yourself and see what happens.
– Unknown

So many people love you. Don't focus on the ones who don't.

So many people love you. Don’t focus on the ones who don’t.

Sometimes the best thing you can do is to walk away from people that are not meant for you.
– Unknown

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

You own yourself the love you so freely give to others. - Love Yourself Quotes To Carry You Through Tough Times - OurMindfulLife.com

You own yourself the love you so freely give to others.
– Unknown

To the people who love you, you are beautiful already.
– Victoria Moran

You own yourself the apology for putting up with what don’t deserve you.

You own yourself the apology for putting up with what don’t deserve you.

Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.
– Rita Mae Brown

Being alone doesn’t mean you are lonely. You already have the best company.  - @Em.x.thoughts - Love Yourself Quotes To Carry You Through Tough Times - OurMindfulLife.com

Being alone doesn’t mean you are lonely. You already have the best company.
– @Em.x.thoughts

Never dull your shine for somebody else.
– Tyra Banks

If you have to speculate if someone loves you and wants to be with you, chances are they don’t.
– Donna Lynn Hope

F*ck this, I deserve better - Love Yourself Quotes To Carry You Through Tough Times - OurMindfulLife.com

F*ck this, I deserve better.
– Unknown

You don’t deserve to be half-loved.
– Rania Naim

Currently not letting anybody to fuck with my flow. 
– Unknown

 I will NOT lose myself in the hatred of others.  - Steve Maraboli - Love Yourself Quotes To Carry You Through Tough Times - OurMindfulLife.com

I have fed mouths that have talked shit about me.
I’ve wiped tears off the faces of people who have caused mine.
I have picked up people who have tried to knock me down.
I have been there for people who have not been there for me.
But I will NOT lose myself in the hatred of others.
– Steve Maraboli

Those who can’t handle my worst, don’t deserve my best.
– Unknown

Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love

Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.

Fall in love with yourself and share that love with someone rather than looking for love to compensate for a self-love deficit.
– Eartha Kitt

Love yourself when you don’t feel perfect

There are days when I stare in the mirror and hate everything I see. I wish I have a smaller waist, bigger glute, and maybe lose some extra pounds as well. 

Even if I did hit my goal, I still want more. 

That’s when I realize you will never love how you look if you don’t love yourself at all. The glow comes from within. It’s the confidence, kindness, and authenticity that makes someone beautiful. 

If you have the same body image struggles, turn to these self-love quotes and start loving yourself more.

Admire someone’s beauty without questioning your own. - Love Yourself Quotes To Carry You Through Tough Times - OurMindfulLife.com

Admire someone’s beauty without questioning your own.
– Unknown

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

You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.  - Amy Bloom - Love Yourself Quotes To Carry You Through Tough Times - OurMindfulLife.com

You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.
– Amy Bloom

There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself.
– Steve Maraboli

Even the models we see in magazines wish they could look like their own images.
– Cheri K. Erdman

Freedom comes when you stop caring about what others think of you. - Love Yourself Quotes To Carry You Through Tough Times - OurMindfulLife.com

Freedom comes when you stop caring about what others think of you.

Curves are good. But the authentic you is better.
– @Em.x.thoughts

Self-love quotes for hard times

There will be peaks and valleys. And hardships make us grow. Without them, joy and success are less tasty.

If you are having a bad day or life is getting overwhelming, take a deep breath and feel your energy within. You got this.

Stop letting who you were talk you out of who you are becoming.

Your energy is your most powerful asset.

I’m not there...yet. - Love Yourself Quotes To Carry You Through Tough Times - OurMindfulLife.com

I’m not there…yet.

Be patient with yourself. You are not running a marathon.
– @Em.x.thoughts

You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress.  - Sophia Bush - Love Yourself Quotes To Carry You Through Tough Times - OurMindfulLife.com

You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress.
– Sophia Bush

Not all your thoughts are true.
– k.tolnoe

The journey isn’t linear, nor is it meant to be.
– @denisenijland

The best you can do is good enough.  - @Em.x.thoughts - Love Yourself Quotes To Carry You Through Tough Times - OurMindfulLife.com

The best you can do is good enough.
– @Em.x.thoughts

You are not going to heal if you keep pretending that you are not hurt.  - Unknown - Love Yourself Quotes To Carry You Through Tough Times - OurMindfulLife.com

You are not going to heal if you keep pretending that you are not hurt. 
– Unknown

It’s okay to make mistakes. We all do.
– @Em.x.thoughts

Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. - Love Yourself Quotes To Carry You Through Tough Times - OurMindfulLife.com

Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.

Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming, but we can choose which one to surf.  - Jonatan Mårtensson - Love Yourself Quotes To Carry You Through Tough Times - OurMindfulLife.com

Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming, but we can choose which one to surf.
– Jonatan Mårtensson

Picture your ideal self and start acting like her.
– @Em.x.thoughts

You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
– Wayne W. Dyer

Choose your happiness. Choose your wellbeing. Choose your passion. Choose yourself, every time.  - @Em.x.thoughts - Love Yourself Quotes To Carry You Through Tough Times - OurMindfulLife.com

Choose your happiness. Choose your wellbeing. Choose your passion. Choose yourself, every time.
– @Em.x.thoughts

It’s not fine. It’s just not so bad.
– John Fowles

It’s never too late to pick yourself up.
– @Em.x.thoughts

You are worth more than your second thoughts and maybes.  - Love Yourself Quotes To Carry You Through Tough Times - OurMindfulLife.com

You are worth more than your second thoughts and maybes. 

Stop obsessing over things you can’t change.
– @Em.x.thoughts

The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
– Ernest Hemingway

Always make decisions that prioritize your inner peace.
– Izey Victoria Odiase

All love begins from within. - Love Yourself Quotes To Carry You Through Tough Times - OurMindfulLife.com

All love begins from within.


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