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11 Quotes That are a Reminder of Why You Should Love Yourself First

“Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.”

Looking at her reflection in the mirror, she paused, made a face and wished: If only I could change certain things about myself, I would be more admired by OTHERS. If this internal monologue plays in your head quite often, it is time for you to be grateful for what you have and show yourself some self-love. Here are 11 quotes to remind you why you should love yourself first before loving anyone else. 

1. “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” - Diane Von Furstenburg 

2. “Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.” - Robert Holden 

3. "Love yourself first, because that’s who you’ll be spending the rest of your life with." - Anonymous 

4. “Loving yourself starts with liking yourself, which starts with respecting yourself, which starts with thinking of yourself in positive ways.” - Jerry Corsten

5. “The more you love yourself, the less nonsense you’ll tolerate.”

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6. “Demonstrate love by giving it, unconditionally, to yourself. And as you do, you will attract others into your life who will love you without conditions.”

7. “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” – Anna Taylor

8. “You can receive all the compliments in the world, but that won’t do a thing unless you believe it yourself.” - Criss Jami

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9. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

10. “I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.” – Kristen Neff

11. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Washington Thurman