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“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” — Anne Lamott

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” — M. Scott Peck

“Grab a coffee. Journal your intentions. Get to work. Create miracles.” — Elyse Santilli

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

“Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” — Katrina Mayer

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

“People who love themselves come across as very loving, generous and kind; they express their self-confidence through humility, forgiveness and inclusiveness.” — Sanaya Roman

“Self-care equals success. You’re going to be more successful if you take care of yourself and you’re healthy.” — Beth Behrs

“I just moved into a new house, so I love spending time at home. Everything for me is all about self-care … I really feel that if I’m at my best, then I’m able to come to my job and really be feeling the best. So if I’m not working out or going on a hike, then I’m at home recharging and cooking dinner and hanging out with my cat.” — Lea Michele

“Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.” — Alice Walker

“Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.” — Og Mandino

“Self-love is the source of all our other loves.” — Pierre Corneille

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.” — Helen Keller

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” — Rumi

“I really built myself up, darn it, to be very strong.” — Barbara Bush

“Honestly, self-care is not fluffy. It’s something we should take seriously.” — Kris Carr

“Self-care is how you take your power back.” — Lalah Delia

“Dedicating some time to meditation is a meaningful expression of caring for yourself that can help you move through the mire of feeling unworthy of recovery. As your mind grows quieter and more spacious, you can begin to see self-defeating thought patterns for what they are, and open up to other, more positive options.” — Sharon Salzberg

“This revolutionary act of treating ourselves tenderly can begin to undo the aversive messages of a lifetime.” — Tara Brach

“Selfishness at the expense of others is bad. Self-care for the betterment of others is good.” — Richie Norton

“I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.” — Billie Jean King

“The secret to a happy life is to accept change gracefully.” — Jimmy Stewart

“You take your problems to a god, but what you really need is for the god to take you to the inside of you.” — Tina Turner

“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

“Self-care isn’t selfish. It’s self esteem.” — Ashley Judd

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” — Michael Jordan

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” — C.S. Lewis

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” — Nora Ephron

“Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself.” — Tyra Banks

“Forgiveness isn’t just the absence of anger. I think it’s also the presence of self-love, when you actually begin to value yourself.” — Tara Westover

“Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.” — Joel Osteen

“Self-care is non-negotiable. That’s the thing that you have to do. And beauty is the thing that can be the benefit of self-care. Beauty is not the point. Beauty is just a cute side-effect from self-care.” — Jonathan Van Ness

“A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.” — Grantland Rice

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” — Leo Tolstoy

“I want to feel my life while I’m in it.” — Meryl Streep

“The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will.’ Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.” — Charles Dickens

“One person’s self-care isn’t necessarily another’s—there is going to be a lot of individuality.” — Gail Saltz, M.D.

“The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.” — Deepak Chopra

“If you’re facing a problem, don’t tell yourself that you can’t do it. Convince yourself that you have the strength to deal with almost anything because of the way you were raised. And you do! Recognizing your core strengths is an important step toward having joie de vivre. You can count on better days to come because of the good days that came before. And you can find joy in the moment because you have the resiliency to overcome the problems that may be hanging over you.” — Ruth K. Westheimer

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” — Audre Lorde

“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 compassion, gentleness, and a deep, loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” — Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” — Coco Chanel

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein

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

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

“Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” — Buddha

“Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” — Princess Diana

“My mother always says people should be able to take care of themselves, even if they’re rich and important.” — Frances Hodgson Burnett

“By making time for self-care, you prepare yourself to be your best so you can share your gifts with the world. Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. Self-care isn’t selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” — Eleanor Brownn

“Every morning, look in the mirror and affirm positive words into your life.” — Lailah Gifty Akita

“Happiness doesn’t depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.” — Dale Carnegie

“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” — Rita Mae Brown

“I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.” — Tony Robbins

“I love a warm bath at the end of a day.” — Cynthia Nixon

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” — Phyllis Diller

“When you say ‘yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” — Paulo Coelho

“I think I deserve something beautiful.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

“If you want to live an authentic, meaningful life, you need to master the art of disappointing and upsetting others, hurting feelings, and living with the reality that some people just won’t like you. It may not be easy, but it’s essential if you want your life to reflect your deepest desires, values, and needs.” — Cheryl Richardson

“Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.” ―Akiroq Brost

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” — John F. Kennedy

“We turn not older with years but newer every day.” — Emily Dickinson

“You wash your hands when you shake a bunch of hands. You have to wash your energy when you’re around people. It’s hard for me to say self-care is washing, although I think it is. So I made music for self-care. That’s what it’s for.” — India Arie

“Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.” — Billy Graham

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” — Anna Quindlen

“Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves.” ― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.” — Eckhart Tolle

“Part of courage is simple consistency.” — Peggy Noonan

“We can climb mountains with self-love.” — Samira Wiley

“Self-care means considering yourself a worthwhile person and presenting yourself as valuable, capable, and deserving. In other words, self-care seeks to redress an imbalance that develops when you don’t take proper care of yourself, whether by inattention or by choice.” ― Arin Murphy-Hiscock

“Always make decisions that prioritize your inner peace.” — Izey Victoria Odiase

“Self-care is your fuel … Whatever the road ahead or the path you’ve taken, self-care is what keeps your motor running and your wheels turning.” — Melissa Steginus

“When I am constantly running there is no time for being. When there is no time for being there is no time for listening.” — Madeleine L’Engle

“Self-care should include the cold shower as well as the scented tub.” — Mary Catherine Bateson

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” — Carol Burnett

“Our lives are so busy, and for many of us the demands are overwhelming. Some of us focus so much on the needs of others, we lose sight of ourselves. Stop, for one moment. Take a deep breath. Be still. Refocus. Concentrate on improving your life. One situation at a time. You can’t be much good to others if you’re no good to yourself. If they love you, they’ll understand.” — Carlos Wallace

“Carve out and claim the time to care for yourself and kindle your own fire.” — Amy Ippoliti

“Sometimes you just need to be selfish to be self-sufficient.” — Lois P. Frankel

“Nothing external to you has any power over you.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners.” — William Shakespeare

“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” — Dolly Parton

“Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” — Dr. Seuss

“You are magnificent beyond measure, perfect in your imperfections, and wonderfully made.” — Abiola Abrams

“If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.” —Wayne Dyer

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” — Mark Twain

“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” — Hermann Hesse

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Maya Angelou

“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.” — Bell Hooks

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” — Oscar Wilde

“Self-care means giving yourself permission to pause.” — Cecilia Tran

“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

“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” — Stephen Covey

“Keep good company, read good books, love good things, and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can.” — Louisa May Alcott

“Self-care doesn’t necessarily mean jogging!” — Sandra Oh

“The most important investment you can make is in yourself. Very few people get anything like their potential horsepower translated into the actual horsepower of their output in life. Potential exceeds realization for many people … The best asset is your own self. You can become to an enormous degree the person you want to be.” — Warren Buffett

“There is a part of Wonder Woman inside me and inside every woman, kind of that secret self that women share. We are all caretakers, giving birth, caring for our children and companions and loved ones.” — Lynda Carter

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” — Sir Edmund Hillary

“It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self-love deficit.” — Eartha Kitt


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