2. “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 to others.” – Parker Palmer 

3. “Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

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

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

6. “Breathe, let go, and remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey 

7. “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 

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

9. “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 

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

11. “Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.” – Deborah Day 

12. “Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” – Roy T. Bennett 

13. “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 

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

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

16. “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.” –

17. “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” – Sophia Loren

18. “If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?” –

19. “Your work is to discover your world and then, with all your heart, give yourself to it.” –

20. “Learning to love yourself is like learning to walk—essential, life-changing, and the only way to stand tall.” – Vironika Tugaleva

21. “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

22. “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” – Brene Brown

23. “It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.” – Diane Von Furstenburg

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

25. “Be you, love you. All ways, always.” – Alexandra Elle

26. “Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.” – Ray Bradbury

27. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender. It’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” –

28. “Don’t sacrifice yourself too much because if you sacrifice too much, there’s nothing else you can give, and nobody will care for you.” – Karl Lagerfeld

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

30. “The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” – C. Joybell C.

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

32. “Self-discipline is self-caring.” – M. Scott Peck

33. “Care for your psyche, know thyself. For once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves.” –

34. “I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.” – Madonna

35. “People who love themselves don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.” – Dan Pearce

36. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” –

37. “Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is more important than the judgment we pass on ourselves.” – Nathaniel Branden

38. “When you are compassionate with yourself, you trust in your soul, which you let guide your life. Your soul knows the geography of your destiny better than you do.” – John O’Donohue

39. “There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself.” – Brian Andreas

40. “How we care for ourselves gives our brain messages that shape our self-worth, so we must care for ourselves in every way, every day.” – Sam Owen

41. “The value of self-care and self-love is often underestimated. It starts with you. You can’t give what you don’t have.” – Izey Victoria Odiase

42. “When we self-regulate well, we are better able to control the trajectory of our emotional lives and resulting actions based on our values and sense of purpose.” – Amy Leigh Mercree

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

44. “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” – Anonymous

45. “Self-care has become a new priority. The revelation that it’s perfectly permissible to listen to your body and do what it needs.” – Frances Ryan

46. “The challenge is not to be perfect—it is to be whole.” – Jane Fonda

47. “Be kinder to yourself, and then let your kindness flood the world.” – Pema Chodron

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

49. “An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.” – Anonymous

50. “Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color, sounds, and work that nourish you.” – Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

51. “Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day, and the rest will fall into place.” – Anonymous

52. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” – Shannon L. Alder

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

54. “It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there’s nothing you can do about them. And why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized.” – Wayne Dyer

55. “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky is by no means a waste of time.” – John Lubbock

56. “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

57. “Taking care of myself doesn’t mean, ‘Me first.’ It means, ‘Me too.’” – L.R. Knost

58. “If you feel ‘burnout’ setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.” –

59. “Mind, body, soul—these are the three things self-care is all about.” – Kathy Sledge

60. “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

61. “Allow yourself to enjoy each happy moment in your life.” – Steve Maraboli

62. “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

63. “ begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” – Pema Chodron

64. “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” – Sydney J. Harris

65. “Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” – Christopher Germer

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

67. “How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live them.” –

68. “To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life.” – Jill Bolte Taylor

69. “I believe that self-care is a daily practice that should involve your interests, needs, and preferences, and it should have room to evolve with you over time.” – Portia Jackson-Preston

70. “Grab a coffee, journal your intentions, get to work, create miracles.” – Elyse Santilli

71. “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. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” – Eleanor Brown

72. “When we give ourselves compassion, we are opening our hearts in a way that can transform our lives.” – Kristin Neff

73. “There is enough time for self-care. There is not enough time to make up for the life you’ll miss by not filling yourself up.” – Jennifer Williamson

74. “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” – Mandy Hale

75. “Do something every day that is loving toward your body and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of your body.” – Golda Poretsky

76. “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

77. “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.” –

78. “There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” –

79. “Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.” –

80. “The care, therefore, of every man’s soul belongs unto himself.” –

81. “I make it a point to practice self-care. I make an appointment with myself.” – Manisha Singal

82. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise L. Hay

83. “If you want to live an authentic, meaningful life, you need to master the art of disappointing and upsetting others, 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

84. “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

85. “If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do.” – Vironika Tugaleva

86. “If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are a one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.” – Victoria Moran

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

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

89. “If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress, and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.” – George Burns

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

91. “Self-care is so much more than a beauty regimen or an external thing you do. It has to start within your heart to know what you need to navigate your life. A pedicure doesn’t last, but meditating every day does.” – Carrie-Anne Moss

92. “Solitude is where I place my chaos to rest and awaken my inner peace.” – Nikki Rowe

93. “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

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

95. “Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.” – Anonymous

96. “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

97. “Have patience with all things. But, first of all, with yourself.” – Francis de Sales

98. “Self-care doesn’t necessarily mean jogging!” – Sandra Oh

99. “Life is finite. Time is valuable. And so am I. I’m valuable. I’m starting to treat myself as valuable.” – Louie Anderson

100. “Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss.” – Deepak Chopra

101. “You always say such lovely things to me, Red. Do you say them to yourself?” – Talia Hibbert

102. “We need to start treating ourselves how we deserve to be treated, even if you feel that no one else does. Prove to the world you are worth something by treating yourself with the utmost respect and hope that other people will follow your example. And even if they don’t, at least one person in the world is treating you well―you.” – Carrie Hope Fletcher

103. “Affirmations are our mental vitamins, providing the supplementary positive thoughts we need to balance the barrage of negative events and thoughts we experience daily.” – Tia Walker

104. “Take time for self. It is a source of empowerment.” – Dixie L. Nichols

105. “Self-care is not a waste of time; self-care makes your use of time more sustainable.” – Jackie Viramontez

106. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

108. “I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally, it occurred to me. I’m either going to love me or hate me, and I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.” – Queen Latifah

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

110. “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.” – Ravi Shankar

111. “Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself, no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are completely—the good and the bad—and make changes as you see fit, not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” – Stacey Charter

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

113. “Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.” – Deborah Day

114. “What you think of yourself in your mind is nobody’s business. Make it count.” – Majid Kazmi

115. “Once you embrace your value, talents, and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” – Rob Liano

116. “Your finest work, your best movements, your joy, peace, and healing come when you love yourself.” – Melodie Beattie

117. “Take rest. A field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” – Ovid

118. “Caring for your body, mind, and spirit is your greatest and grandest responsibility. It’s about listening to the needs of your soul, and then honoring them.” – Kristi Ling

119. “Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

120. “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 the self-care. Beauty is not the point. Beauty is just a cute side-effect from self-care.” – Jonathan Van Ness

121. “Maybe if we love ourselves healthy, we will all heal?” – Nikki Rowe

122. “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

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

124. “Self-love is an ocean, and your heart is a vessel. Make it full, and any excess will spill over into the lives of the people you hold dear. But you must come first.” – Beau Taplin

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

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

127. “Practice self-rescue first before you ‘help’ someone else.” – Maureen Joyce Connolly

128. “When you can’t find your purpose in a day, make it to look after yourself.” – Dodie Clark

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

130. “Find what makes your heart sing and create your own music.” – Mac Anderson

131. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield

132. “Our soul is like a soft and gentle flower. It needs to be nurtured, cared for, tended to, with sufficient sunlight, fresh air, and freedom to bloom into its most precious and beautiful form. This, my friend, is self-love.” – Miya Yamanouchi

133. “I love you, but I got to love me more.” – Peggi Speers

134. “If we truly loved ourselves, we’d never harm another. That is a truly revolutionary, celebratory mode of self-care.” – Sharon Salzberg

135. “You owe yourself the love that you so freely give others.” – Anonymous

136. “When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs, and habits—anything that kept me small. My judgment called it disloyal. Now, I see it as self-loving.” – Kim McMillen

137. “To with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morley

138. “Take the time today to love yourself. You deserve it.” – Avina Celeste

139. “Choose, every day, to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed, and most of all, worthy of love.” – Alison Malee

140. “The love and attention you always thought you wanted from someone else is the love and attention you first need to give to yourself.” – Bryant McGill

141. “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

142. “Remember that this is your life, and nothing is more important than you.” – Miya Yamanouchi

143. “Self-love, for me, means accepting who I am and dealing with the perceived flaws that I live with.” – Malebo Sephodi

144. “A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else.” – Haruki Murakami

145. “Give yourself the same care and attention that you give to others and watch yourself bloom.” – Anonymous

146. “Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” – Edward Stanley

147. “Don’t take your health for granted. Don’t take your body for granted. Do something today that communicates to your body that you desire to care for it. Tomorrow is not promised.” – Jada Pinkett Smith

148. “When the body forces you to stop, it’s saying, ‘Hey buddy, you’ve gone too far.'” – Jacqueline Escolme

149. “Taking care of yourself is not a sign of weakness, but a sign that you have the inner strength to give your body what it needs to feel nourished, loved, and cared for.” – Anonymous

150. “Self-care: taking care of your mind and thoughts, taking care of your physical health and body, increasing your own well-being through self-care behaviors, taking care of your spiritual health, taking care of your emotions.” – Anonymous

151. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn

152. “It’s okay to take time for yourself. We give so much of ourselves to others, and we need to be fueled both physically and mentally. If we are in balance, it helps us in all our interactions.” – Faith Hill

153. “Self-care is a deliberate choice to gift yourself with people, places, things, events, and opportunities that recharge our personal battery and promote whole health—body, mind, and spirit.” – Laurie Buchanan, PhD

154. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” –

155. “Fitness should be a form of self-care, not self-punishment.” – Anonymous 

156. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

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

158. “Self-love is asking yourself what you need every day, and then making sure you receive it.” – Anonymous

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

160. “Be enough for yourself first. The rest of the world can wait.” – Anonymous

161. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.” –

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

163. “When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” –

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

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

166. “Give your stress wings, and let it fly away.” – Terri Guillemets

167. “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.” –

168. “Life is too short to spend it at war with yourself.” – Anonymous

169. “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” – John Steinbeck

170. “It really is okay for there to be times when you stop putting everyone else first and just do what’s best for you.” – Tracey Leech

171. “The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or . No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours—it is an amazing journey, and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad

172. “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.” – Jr.

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

174. “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” – Lao-Tzu

175. “Self-care is taking all the pressures you are facing right now, and deciding to which you will respond and how.” – Imani Shola

176. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” –

177. “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

178. “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.” –

179. “Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.” – Dan Coppersmith

180. “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

181. “With every act of self-care, your authentic self gets stronger, and the critical, fearful mind gets weaker. Every act of self-care is a powerful declaration. I am on my side. I am on my side. Each day, I am more and more on my own side.” – Susan Weiss Berry

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

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

184. “You aren’t doing ‘nothing’ when you choose to put your wellbeing first. In fact, this is the key to having everything.” – Brittany Burgunder

185. “For once, you believed in yourself. You believed you were beautiful, and so did the rest of the world.” – Sarah Dessen

186. “Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” – Anonymous

187. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility is being superior to your former self.” –

188. “If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself?” – Don Miguel Ruiz

189. “A good self-esteem level is mostly dependent on how we value ourselves without any bias.” – Stephen Richards

190. “By speaking of ourselves in a positive and affirmative fashion, and finding ways to eradicate self-hate by speaking kindly about ourselves and around us, we can foster a sense of love and compassion powerful enough to restructure our society’s entire perspective of ‘body love.'” – Jessamyn Stanley

191. “You only have one life to live. Make sure it’s yours.” – Eleanor Brown

192. “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” – William Faulkner

193. “Self-worth is so vital to your happiness. If you don’t feel good about you, it’s hard to feel good about anything else.” – Mandy Hale

194. “Use the weekend to build the life you want instead of trying to escape the life you have. You’re not going to hit goals by getting drunk and partying every weekend. Work hard now so your future self will thank you.” –

195. “I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me, and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.” –

196. “It’s more than a bath. It’s a transformative experience. You’re searching for buoyancy in the soul and spring in your step.” – Amy Leigh Mercree

197. “Don’t ever stray from yourself in order to be close to someone that doesn’t have the courtesy to remind you of your worth or the integrity of a gentleman to walk you home.” – Shannon L. Alder

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

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

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

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

202. “I think I deserve something beautiful.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

203. “If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.” – Banksy

204. “The true goal of self-improvement is not perfection, but to be better than we were before.” – Dougall Fraser

205. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” –

206. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” –

207. “Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” – André Gide

208. “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” – Maxwell Maltz

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

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

211. “Happiness doesn’t depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.” –

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

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

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

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

216. “Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are. Let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it.” – Chris Assaad

217. “For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church.” – Ephesians 5:29

218. “Some days are going to be more of a struggle than others. That is okay, and you need to forgive yourself in order to keep going and growing.” – Sara Ahmed

219. “Nothing was a more powerful compass of my mood or a better indication of my self-worth than the number on the scale.” – Betsy Lerner

220. “The biggest enemies of willpower: temptation, self-criticism, and stress. These three skills: self-awareness, self-care, and remembering what matter most are the foundation for self-control.” – Kelly McGonigal

221. “Radical self-care is what we are longing for, desperate for our entire lives. Friendship with our own hearts.” – Anne Lamott

222. “Every time you make a commitment to your own self-care, self-love, and self-respect and then follow through, you build in yourself.” – Miranda J. Barrett

223. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

224. “As important as it is to have a plan for doing work, it is perhaps more important to have a plan for rest, relaxation, self-care, and sleep.” – Akiroq Brost

225. “Regardless of how anyone else feels about me, I am going to choose to love myself today.” – Anonymous

226. “Harmony begins within. If we are to influence the world around us, even in minor ways, the real work begins inside and emanates outwards.” – Gudjon Bergmann

227. “In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.” – Andrea Dykstra

228. “If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.” – Doug Larson

229. “We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda

230. “To establish true self-esteem, we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” – Denis Waitley

231. “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

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

233. “Your subconscious mind is paying attention to how you treat yourself.” – Sam Owen 

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

235. “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

236. “Wildflower, pick up your pretty, little head. It will get easier. Your dreams are not dead.” – Nikki Rowe

237. “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

238. “I always give myself Sundays as a spiritual base of renewal—a day when I do absolutely nothing. I sit in my jammies or take a walk, and I allow myself time to be with myself.” – Oprah Winfrey

239. “Doing nothing has become one of the lost luxuries in these hectic times. But doing nothing, even for five minutes, can be rejuvenating. Go for it, you—unplugged.” – Joan Marques

240. “Self-care is giving the world the best of you instead of what’s left of you.” – Katie Reed

241. “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 that 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

242. “The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs.” – Shannon L. Alder

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

244. “Guard the doors of your temple, do not let anyone pollute it with their mess.” – Patricio Telman Chincocolo

245. “Take time to do what makes your soul happy.” – Anonymous 

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

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

247. “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

248. “Part of courage is simple consistency.” – Peggy Noonan

249. “My brain and my heart are really important to me. I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth. I go to the dentist, so why wouldn’t I go to a shrink?” – Kerry Washington

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

251. “Though we all make mistakes, don’t handicap yourself in difficult tasks. Self-sabotage is not a strategy. Sometimes, all you need to do is protect yourself from your own self.” – Efrat Cybulkiewicz

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

253. “Compassion is essential, but it’s not a substitute for self-expression, or self-respect, or self-compassion. Emotional self-care is also essential, but gently soothing our wounds does not replace communicating about them.” – Vironika Tugaleva

254. “For us to feel good emotionally, we have to look after ourselves.” – Sam Owen

255. “For me, recovery and self-care are inextricably connected. My recovery from abuse, addiction, and a suicide attempt required dump truck loads of self-care.” – Steve Austin

256. “The only person you shouldn’t be able to live without is you.” – Chris McGeown

257. “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

258. “Honoring your own boundaries is the clearest message to others to honor them, too.” – Gina Greenlee

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

260. “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

261. “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

262. “If you aren’t good at , 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

263. “In my own deepening understanding of myself, I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well. The better I am at self-care, the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

264. “Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others.” – Bryant McGill

265. “It takes a rare person to care the same or more about you than themselves. So, until you find that person, please look after yourself.” – Charles F. Glassman

266. “If you don’t love yourself, how the hell you go to love somebody else?” – RuPaul

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

268. “The perfect man of old looked after himself first before looking to help others.” – Chuang Tzu

269. “I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.” – Joyce Meyer

270. “If we don’t take care of ourselves, if we don’t put on the oxygen mask first, we don’t have the capacity to help those people we care so much about.” – Megan McCormick

271. “Self-care is the number one solution to helping somebody else. If you are being good to yourself, and your body, and your psyche, that serves other people better because you will grow strong enough to lift someone else up.” – Mary Lambert

272. “When you take care of yourself, you’re a better person for others. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others better.” – Solange Knowles

273. “When admiring other people’s gardens, don’t forget to tend to your own flowers.” – Sanober Khan

274. “Caring for others is important, but Covid-19 taught us that sometimes, by caring for yourself, you’re caring for others, too.” – Becca Kaye

275. “Teachers need to take care of themselves in order to be able to take care of their students.” – Anonymous

276. “To meditate means to go home to yourself. Then you know how to take care of the things that are happening inside you, and you know how to take care of the things that happen around you.” – Thich Nhat Han

277. “Stepping out of the busyness, stopping our endless pursuit of getting somewhere else, is perhaps the most beautiful offering we can make to our spirit.” – Tara Brach

278. “Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting.” – William Shakespeare

280. “Learning self-care is like building your own lifeboat, plank by plank. Once you’ve got your boat, you’ll still be rocked by the waves of life, but you’ll have a feeling of safety and stability that means you can pick other people up on your way.” – Nadia Narain

281. “Self-care is one of the active ways that I love myself. When you can and as you can, in ways that feel loving, make time and space for yourself.” – Tracee Ellis Ross

282. “It is not the load that breaks you down. It is the way you carry it.” – Lena Horne

283. “Sometimes, the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” – Etty Hillesum

284. “Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again.” – Lalah Delia

285. “By taking care of myself, I have so much more to offer the world than I do when I am running on empty.” – Ali Washington

286. “The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” – Robert Hand

287. “A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” – Anonymous

288. “When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.” –

289. “Take time off. The world will not fall apart without you.” – Malebo Sephodi

290. “You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

291. “You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.” – Rebecca Zamolo

292. “We delight in the beauty of the but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou

293. “There are thousands of causes for stress, and one antidote to stress is self-expression. That’s what happens to me every day. My thoughts get off my chest, down my sleeves, and onto my pad.” – Garson Kanin

294. “To me, self-care isn’t really shallow. Showing up for yourself, putting on a little moisturizer can inspire so many different parts of your life.” – Jonathan Van Ness

295. “We need to replace your vicious stress cycle with a vicious cycle of self-care.” – Sara Gottfried

296. “When you do something noble and beautiful, and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle, and yet, most of the audience still sleeps.” – John Lennon

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

298. “No more martyring myself.” – Sharon E. Rainey

299. “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.” –

300. “What they call you is one thing. What you answer to is something else.” – Lucille Clifton

301. “To be a good parent, you need to take care of yourself so that you can have the physical and emotional energy to take care of your family.” –

302. “Today and onwards, I stand proud for the bridges I’ve climbed, for the battles I’ve won, and for the examples I’ve set, but most importantly, for the person I have become. I like who I am now, finally, at peace with me.” – Heather James

303. “Be kind to yourself, dear, to our innocent follies. Forget any sounds or touch you knew that did not help you dance. You will come to see that all evolves us.” – Rumi

304. “I lied and said I was busy. I was busy, but not in a way most people understand. I was busy taking deeper breaths. I was busy silencing irrational thoughts. I was busy calming a racing heart. I was busy telling myself I am okay. Sometimes, this is my busy, and I will not apologize for it.” – Brittin Oakman

305. “One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” –

306. “It’s so empowering to say, ‘This isn’t serving me,’ and walk away in peace.” – Anonymous

307. “You gotta nourish to flourish.” – Anonymous

308. “Saying no can be the ultimate self-care.” – Claudia Black

309. “Self-care comes first.” – Anonymous

310. “Don’t let hollow heroes distract you from saving yourself.” – Nikki Rowe

311. “Just because you take breaks doesn’t mean you’re broken.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

312. “Taking care of yourself is productive.” – Anonymous

313. “The best health care plan is a self-care plan.” – Nina Leavins

314. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain

315. “It’s not selfish to do what’s best for you.” – Mark Sutton

316. “Control your own thoughts. Stop letting them control you.” – Anonymous

317. “Fall in love with caring for yourself, in body, mind, and spirit.” – Anonymous

318. “Self-care is a priority and necessity, not a luxury, in the work that we do.” – Anonymous

319. “The drive to please others is the root of so much suffering.” – Anonymous

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

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

322. “Self-care during pregnancy is the first gift that the can give to her child.” – Anonymous

323. “In fact, that is why the lives of most women are so vaguely unsatisfactory. They are always doing secondary and menial things for others and never anything for themselves. Society and husbands praise them for it though always a little perplexedly and half-heartedly and just to be consoling. The poor wives are reminded that that is just why wives are so splendid because they are so unselfish and self-sacrificing, and that is the wonderful thing about them!” – Brenda Ueland

324. “Be the kind of woman who is on a mission to be the woman God has called her to be.” – Rose Quinn

325. “Sometimes, the best thing to do is just call it a day and go get a massage.” – Anonymous

326. “When we care for ourselves, as our very own beloved, with naps, healthy food, clean sheets, a lovely cup of tea. We can begin to give in wildly generous ways to the world from abundance.” – Anne Lamott

327. “Self-care is allowing yourself to appreciate the moment for what it is instead of wishing it was something else.” – Sharon Pearson

328. “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” – William S Burroughs

329. “Your brain is like a computer, you have to refresh, or it’s going to crash. I don’t care how great you are. You have to take a second.” – Missy Elliot

330. “You are worth the quiet moment. You are worth the deeper breaths, and you are worth the time it takes to slow down, be still, and rest.” – Morgan Harper Nichols

331. “It is said that we can’t attain enlightenment, let alone feel contentment and joy without seeing who we are and what we do, without seeing our patterns and our habits. This is called ‘Maitri.’ Developing loving-kindness and an unconditional friendship with ourselves.” – Pema Chödrön

332. “Sunday, take it slow and give your soul a chance to catch up to your body.” – Anonymous

333. “Peace is not always easy to grasp or keep close. In the process of attaining and protecting it, you may find yourself tired, weary, and uncertain on how to keep your peace safe. While being uncertain is normal, continue to commit yourself to peacefulness. You are worthy of every drop of sweetness and ease that you encounter. Being tested is a part of the journey. Giving up and letting go is not.” – Alex Elle

334. “An empty tank will take you exactly nowhere. Take time to refuel.” – Anonymous

335. “Take some time to rest and recover. You don’t always have to so hard. Step back and take care of yourself. Those moments of self-care will add value, energy, purpose, and creativity to everything you do. Find a healthy balance and enjoy your life.” – Anonymous

336. “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

337. “For those of you who struggle with guilt regarding self-care, answer this question, ‘What greater gift can you give to those you love than your own wholeness?'” – Shannon Tanner

338. “Don’t forget to appreciate yourself.” – Debasish Mridha

339. “Respect, love, and value yourself. Always remember to be good to yourself by taking care of yourself. Make yourself a priority and know that it’s okay. Don’t feel guilty for loving yourself first! You’re just as important as anybody else.” – Stephanie Lahart

340. “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

341. “Self-care sometimes is doing the things that will make your next two hours difficult, but your next 10 years easier.” – Anonymous

342. “I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” –

343. “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” –

344. “Only you can allow yourself to explore the person in the mirror. Only you can coax yourself into a daring adventure to find your untapped potential.” – Vironika Tugaleva

345. “The most important progress and success can’t be seen. If you can validate yourself internally, then external validation becomes a byproduct.” – Brittany Burgunder

346. “Take responsibility for your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.” – Roy T. Bennett

347. “If you’re not taking care of yourself, you won’t be in the position to take care of others. Be selfish with yourself.” – Anonymous

348. “True self-care is no bath salts and chocolate cake. It’s making the choice to build a life you don’t need to escape from.” – Brianna Wiest

349. “Be kind. Be patient. Be generous. Be accepting. Be all of these things to yourself. That is where it begins.” – Anonymous

350. “I had the epiphany that laughter was light, and light was laughter and that this was the secret of the universe.” – Donna Tartt

351. “No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” – Madonna

352. “Man will never be stronger nor independent if he lives under perpetual motivation of others.” – Toba Beta

353. “The universe will never require you to set yourself on fire to provide heat for others.” – Clyde Lee Dennis

354. “Any time we listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves but for the many others whose lives we touch.” – Parker L. Palmer

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

356. “If you want to help her, you need to help yourself first. No one serves their friends by grinding themselves into dust on the altar of compassion.” – Seanan McGuire

357. “Feel free to get hugely, ridiculously happy about the tiniest little things.” – Anonymous

358. “You shine like love. You shine like hate until I can’t remember the difference.” – McKenzie Richardson

359. “For all those who longed to find a best friend and found it in themselves.” – Sandra Kring

360. “The body can endure practically anything. Pain, fatigue, you name it, but it’s the mind that matters.” – Dave Pelzer

361. “Spend some quality family time. Make it a pajama day. Let yourself enjoy all the food. Listen to holiday music. Go see Christmas lights. Reflect on the year.” – Anonymous

362. “Shouting ‘self-care’ at people who actually need ‘community care’ is how we fail people.” – Nakita Valerio

363. “Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

364. “The moment you have to recruit people to put another person down in order to convince someone of your value is the day you dishonor your children, your parents, and your God. If someone doesn’t see your worth, the problem is them, not people outside your relationship.” – Shannon L. Alder

365. “It’s common to reject or punish yourself when you’ve been rejected by others. When you experience disappointment from the way your family or others treat you, that’s the time to take special care of yourself. What are you doing to nurture yourself? What are you doing to protect yourself? Find a healthy way to express your pain.” – Christina Enevoldsen

366. “Growing into your future with health, and grace, and beauty doesn’t have to take all your time. It rather requires a dedication to caring for yourself as if you were rare and precious, which you are, and regarding all life around you as equally so, which it is.” – Victoria Moran

367. “The most profound personal growth does not happen while reading a book or meditating. It happens in the throes of conflict when you are angry, afraid, frustrated. It happens when you are doing the same old thing, and you suddenly realize that you have a choice.” – Vironika Tugaleva

368. “Self-care is more than a catchphrase, and it’s more than important. It’s critical. Taking time out for ourselves helps to prevent burnout, increases our good health, decreases symptoms of depression, and so much more. Besides, as a caregiver, I couldn’t care for someone else as I do if I didn’t take time out for taking care of myself.” – Gloria Kraegel

369. “Self-care at Christmas, it’s okay to pause. You are allowed to say no. Your best is totally enough. There is no such thing as perfect.” – Anonymous

370. “Autumn self-care: bake a pie, take a nature walk, take a cozy nap, write a journal, decorate pumpkins, start a new hobby, lit up a candle.” – Anonymous

371. “When you see a good person, think of becoming like her or him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.” – Confucius

372. “Self-care is different for everyone. You don’t have to be a vegan-eating, yoga-doing, meditation-practicing Buddhist. Self-care is simply making time for yourself to do the things that make your soul shine. Whatever those things are.” – Anonymous

373. “Self-care is not a luxury. Indeed not. It allows us to show up in this tumultuous world as the best versions of ourselves.” – Anonymous

374. “I woke up at five a.m., worked out, stretched, meditated, journaled, went for a walk, swam in the sea, showered skincare, ate my baked oats all before my nine am lecture. Come for me. I dare you.” – Anonymous

375. “Self-care tips for anxiety: identify and manage your worries, engage in breathing exercises, care for your physical health, talk to someone you trust.” – Anonymous

376. “Self-care is doing the things that make you feel more like yourself.” – Robyn Conley Downs

377. “Self-care, I’m treating me right, yeah. Hell, yeah. We going to be alright.” –

378. “Self-care is the delicate balance between selfishness and self-sacrifice.” – Elayna Fernandez

379. “Self-care starts with skincare.” – Anonymous


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