50+Quotes About Self-Care, Because Being Good to Yourself Has Never Been More Important

Internet Self-Care Day is celebrated on August 21 every year. This holiday is dedicated to using the internet which can help you take care of yourself. Many of us are so busy caring for others that we forget to take care of ourselves, whether at work or at home.

Self-care is described as taking care of oneself through practice that promotes active management of health and illness when it hits. There are many ways to practice regular self-care: such as through food choices, exercise, sleep, and dental care.

Looking for extra motivation? Here are 50+ quotes about self-care to inspire, motivate, enlighten, and remind you of the lasting importance of being kind to ourselves in a challenging world.

100 Self-Care Quotes

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

2. “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

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

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

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

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

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

8. “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

9. “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

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

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

12. “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

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

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

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

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

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

18. “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

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

20. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

29. “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

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

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

32. “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

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

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

35. “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

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

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

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

39. “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

40. “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

41. “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

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

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

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

45. “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.

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

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

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48. “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

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

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

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

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

53. “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

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

55. “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

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

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

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