self-love Quotes

29 of the best book quotes about self-love
“You your best thing, Sethe. You are.”
“Total self-love and acceptance is the only foundation for happiness and the love of others.”
“if i am the longest relationship of my life isn’t it time to nurture intimacy and love with the person i lie in bed with each night -acceptance”
“i notice everything i do not have and decide it is beautiful”
“yes it is possible to hate and love someone at the same time i do it to myself every day”
“I think love starts here everything else is just desire and projections of all our wants needs and fantasies but those externalities could never work out if we didn’t turn inward and learn how to love ourselves in order to love other people”
“i made change after change on the road to perfection but when i finally felt beautiful enough their definition of beauty suddenly changed what if there is no finish line and in an attempt to keep up i lose the gifts i was born with for a beauty so insecure it can’t commit to itself -the lies they sell”
“Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.”
“And God said love your enemy and I obeyed him and loved myself.”
“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.”
“When you’re feeling overwhelmed or your body is giving you signs that you’re overdoing it,: stop,breathe, and remember one thing: everything can wait. Fall in love with you. Love, support, validate, and nourish a relationship with yourself.”
“sometimes when everything seems at its worst when all conspires and gnaws and the hours, days, weeks years seem wasted- stretched there upon my bed in the dark looking upward at the ceiling I get what many will consider an obnoxious thought: it’s still nice to be Bukowski.”
“Can you imagine what the world would look like with an entire army of girls who truly love themselves, and each other?”
“We cannot be a source of strength unless we nurture our own strength. I believe that not only do self-love and love of others go hand in hand but that ultimately they are indistinguishable.”
“One of the best guides to how to be self-loving is to give ourselves the love we are often dreaming about receiving from others. There was a time when I felt lousy about my over-forty body, saw myself as too fat, too this, or too that. Yet I fantasized about finding a lover who would give me the gift of being loved as I am.”
“You’re you, you see, and nobody else. You are you, right?”
“There isn’t anyone out there who isn’t Seymour’s Fat Lady.”
“The lights burn blue. It is now dead midnight. Cold fearful drops stand on my trembling flesh. What do I fear? Myself? There’s none else by. Richard loves Richard; that is, I am I. Is there a murderer here? No. Yes, I am. Then fly! What, from myself? Great reason. Why: Lest I revenge. Myself upon myself? Alack, I love myself. Wherefore? For any good That I myself have done unto myself? O no, alas, I rather hate myself For hateful deeds committed by myself. I am a villain.”
“She rested her head against his and felt, for the first time, what she would often feel with him: a self-affection. He made her like herself. With him, she was at ease; her skin felt as though it was her right size.”
“One day your love for yourself will outweigh the love that keeps you holding onto someone who chooses to hurt you;”
“One day the love for yourself will be your strength- that love will be more than enough reason for you to walk away for good.”
“Learn to love as you’ve never loved before.”
“I would like for you to be patient and forgiving of others-and when you are impatient, to be forgiving of yourself.”
Sutra 2.32: sauca-santosa-tapah-svâdhyâyesvara-prañidhânâni niyamâh Translation: Cleanliness and purity of body and mind, an attitude of contentment, discipline, self-study and reflection on sacred words, and an attitude of surrender are the observances or practices of self-training, and are the second rung on the ladder of yoga, otherwise known as the Niyamas.
“I found myself praying: “May I love and accept myself just as I am.”
“But this revolutionary act of treating ourselves tenderly can begin to undo the aversive messages of a lifetime.”
“The greatest act of self-love is to no longer accept a life you are unhappy with.”
“Treat your body carefully. Take care of it. Don’t let anyone abuse it, and don’t abuse it yourself. Every inch of your skin I made diligently; months I slaved over you. You are my masterpiece.”

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