Do you know that self-love can literally save your life?
It did for the famous entrepreneur and bestselling Author, Kamal Ravikant who was about to kill himself when he discovered a way out of depression through accepting and loving himself. Self-love has also given Khalil Rafati a way out and helped him move out from being a homeless crack addict to one of America`s most respected multimillionaires.
Self-love can help you regain confidence, express life fully and take a swing at setbacks or any major failure you may have suffered from. In other words, it will help you be calm, be collected, and be the solution to your own life. But only if you’re motivated enough to do it.
For that, I`ve made you a list of 15 self-love quotes that you must read. Write them down or print them out and keep them in front of you always and forever. They can really change your life.
On what it means to have self-love“
1- Loving yourself…does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion.” – Margot Anand
On being the only way to becoming authentic
2- “I think the most important thing in life is self-love, because if you don’t have self-love, and respect for everything about your own body, your own soul, your own capsule, then how can you have an authentic relationship with anyone else?” – Shailene Woodley
On being treated fairly
3- “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein
4- “Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.” ― C. JoyBell C.
On the difference between self and romantic love
5- “A lot of times, in our culture and our society, we put romantic love somehow on a higher plane than self-love and friendship love. You can’t do that. You have to honor and really fully invest in all these different loving relationships.” – Delilah
6- “The principle we call self-love never seeks anything external for the sake of the thing, but only as a means of happiness or good: particular affections rest in the external things themselves.” – Joseph Butler
On being your own best friend
7- “When you are your own best friend, you don’t endlessly seek out relationships, friendships, and validation from the wrong sources because you realize that the only approval and validation you need is your own.” – Mandy Hale
8- “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane Von Furstenberg
On why you should love yourself first
9- “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
10- “Self-love is really a foundation for everything, and however you practice or express that is so, so important.” – Solange Knowles
11- “Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
On what makes someone beautiful
12- “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
On knowing your true value
13- “If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” – Fred Rogers
14- “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
15- “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball
Rum Tan is a passionate entrepreneur. He is currently active managing the largest home tuition agency in Singapore, Smile Tutor which provides top-notch tuition job opportunities for part-time and full-time private tutors. Part-time and full-time school teachers can also find tutoring jobs easily through its innovative job board.