Quotes on Self Love

To allow yourself your own experience is the greatest act of self love John Welwood

She better liked to see him free and happy, even than to have him near her, because she loved him better than herself. Charles Dickens

Loving and energizing others is the best possible thing we can do for ourselves. James Redfield

Self-love knows no impediment. Lynda Obst

Self-love is a busy prompter. Samuel Johnson

In love, self-love is always at risk. Mason Cooley

Love yourself as you are. Love and approve of yourself. Louise Hay

Self-denial is often the sacrifice of one sort of self-love for another. Charles Caleb Colton

My wealth is in my knowledge of self, love, and spirituality. Muhammad Ali

Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It is often our own imperfection which makes us reprove the imperfection of others; a sharp-sighted self-love of others Francois Fenelon

True self-love and social are the same. Alexander Pope

Not even self-love can always be counted on for support. Mason Cooley

Jealousy is not love, but self-love. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Our self-love can be resigned to the sacrifice of everything but itself. Jean-Francois de La Harpe

I love to read. My education is self-inflicted Groucho Marx

The sinful emotions are stirred most deeply by self-love. Walter J Chantry

Love your self's self where it lives. Anne Sexton

You can't build joy on a feeling of self-loathing. Ram Dass

Do not expect to receive the love from someone else you do not give yourself. Bell Hooks

Whatever we can't love or accept in another, is a mirror of something we can't love or accept in ourselves. Brenda Shoshanna

Lick your neighbor as yourself! Samuel Beckett

To bring yourself love and happiness, do what you can to bring them to others. Deepak Chopra

Rare indeed, is the relationship in which the other is not cultivated for what one can get for oneself. Anthony De Mello

Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it. Thaddeus Golas

I don't like myself, I'm crazy about myself. Mae West

Happiness depends on ourselves. Aristotle

Vanity finds in self-love so powerful an ally that it storms, as it were, by a coup de main,, the citadel of our heads, where, having blinded the two watchmen, it readily descends into the heart. Charles Caleb Colton

Nothing is so capable of diminishing self-love as the observation that we disapprove at one time what we approve at another. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

There are wounds of self-love which one does not confess to one's dearest friends. Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

Love opens the eyes of our understanding and enables us to see more of the truth than can those who are blinded by self-love. Those who love most, see most. Hannah Hurnard

... the proper self-knowledge and self-love of every created thing is ipso facto a participation in the knowledge and love of God. The entire universe moves by desire for the Highest Good simply because every part of it loves what God loves - namely, its own being. Robert Farrar Capon

The best way to be loved, is to love yourself. Adam Lambert

One cannot give what he does not possess. To give love you must possess love. To love others you must love yourself. Leo Buscaglia

Forgive yourself. The supreme act of forgiveness is when you can forgive yourself for all the wounds you've created in your own life. Forgiveness is an act of self-love. When you forgive yourself, self-acceptance begins and self-love grows. Miguel Angel Ruiz

The first principle of self-love is that you are not for sale. Harbhajan Singh Yogi

Self-love is so monogamous that no one is going to take the trouble to break the affair up for you. Arlene Francis

Self-love is not only necessary and good, it is a prerequisite for loving others. Rollo May

Self-love is the starting point for everything. Susan L Taylor

Friendship is a traffic wherein self-love always proposes to be the gainer. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Self-love is more cunning than the most cunning man in the world. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Self-love is better than any gilding to make that seem gorgeous wherein ourselves be parties. Philip Sidney

Love is the most subtle form of self-interest. Holbrook Jackson

When we work with love we renew the spirit; that renewal is an act of self-love, it nurtures our growth. Bell Hooks

Self-love is the first teacher of self-renunciation. Swami Vivekananda

Not only do self-love and love of others go hand in hand but ultimately they are indistinguishable. M Scott Peck

You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are. Harbhajan Singh Yogi

Self-love is often rather arrogant than blind; it does not hide our faults from ourselves, but persuades us that they escape the notice of others. Samuel Johnson

By Heaven, I love thee better than myself William Shakespeare

The better you understand yourself the less cause you will find to love yourself. Thomas A Kempis

The source of our love comes from within. No one out there is that source. It makes sense to go to the source. Susan Jeffers

True love is humble, thereby is it known; Girded for service, seeking not its own; Vaunts not itself, but speaks in self-dispraise. Abraham Coles

Did I love what I was doing, or did I love myself in doing it? C. Terry Warner

Self love is not opposed to the love of other people. You cannot really love yourself and do yourself a favor without doing other people a favor, and vice versa. Karl A Menninger

Self-control is the chief element in self-respect and self-respect is the chief element in courage. Thucydides

To be in love is to surpass one's self. Oscar Wilde

It is my dominant intent to be good to me. Esther Hicks

Long tresses down to the floor can be beautiful, but learn to love what you have. Anita Baker

I listen with love to my body's messages. Louise Hay

I love who I am and all that I do. Louise Hay

The only love language is 'die to self.' Christine Caine

The source of love isn't in your self. It isn't in your experience. It's in you. John de Ruiter

Love and the self are one and the discovery of either is the realization of both. Leo Buscaglia

The source of love is' in your self. It is' in your experience. It's in you. John de Ruiter

She cannot love, nor take no shape nor project or affection, she is so self-endeared William Shakespeare

Love is self deception. I am a living creature. Hate is only self love. I am a double feature. Henry Rollins

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. Nhat Hanh

Self-love is a good thing but self-awareness is more important. You need to once in a while go "Uh, I'm kind of an asshole." Louis C K

You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. Bindi Irwin

You protect your being when you love yourself better. That's the secret. Isabelle Adjani

Whatever happens - ultimately, life corrects itself. Jaggi Vasudev

The existence of God is infinite love itself..... Masahisa Goi

It's no accident that most of the great black spokespersons and leaders understood the centrality of self-affirmation, self-respect and self-love. Cornel West

We are just a little tiny flicker of a much larger flame that is Life itself, Consciousness itself, Being itself, Love itself, God's very self. Richard Rohr

Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.... Thomas Traherne

When someone says, 'I love you,' he is telling you about himself, not you. When someone says, 'I hate you,' she is telling you about herself, not you. World views are self views-literally. Adyashanti

Is it against justice or reason to love ourselves? And why is self-love always a vice? Luc De Clapiers

What is a cozy home? Where you enter and you feel the radiance of your divine self. Harbhajan Singh Yogi

The one person who will never leave us, whom we will never lose, is ourself. Learning to love our female selves is where our search for love must begin. Bell Hooks

You don't have to earn or deserve love. You are love. Loving is never about how others treat you. It is always about how you are treating yourself. Rhonda Britten



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