Everyone needs inspiration. Especially if you struggle with negative self-talk and self-destructive thoughts, reading positive quotes can be a huge help in learning to be kind to yourself.

Whether you pick one each morning to read and focus on during the day or you pick a whole bunch to post around the house/office as little reminders, having positive quotes to reflect on can truly help to change your attitude and outlook on life and yourself.

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love

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”

– Buddha

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“Love brings you face to face with yourself. It`s impossible to love others if you don’t love yourself.”

– John Pierrkos

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“The love you seek is seeking you at this moment.”

– Deepak Chopra

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“Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built up against it.”

– Rumi

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“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you`re alone with.”

– Wayne Dyer

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“Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it.”  

– Thaddeus Golas

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“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.”
– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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“Dedicate yourself to Love. Decide to let Love be your intention, your purpose, and your point. And then let Love inspire you, support you and guide you in every other dedication you make thereafter.”
– Robert Holden

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“No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.”
– Barbara de Angelis

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“What you think about yourself is much more important than what others think of you.”
– Marcus Annaeus Seneca

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“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”
– Veronica A. Shoffstall

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“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
– Louise L. Hay

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“Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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“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

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“The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.”
– Sonya Friedman

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“If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.”
– Louise L. Hay

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

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“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.”
– Ken Keyes

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“I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody.”
– Louis L Amour

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“Of all afflictions, the worst is self-contempt.”
– Berthold Auerbach

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“Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do-can love things that no one else can love. We are like violins. We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music.”
– Barbara Sher

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accept

“The greatest success is successful self-acceptance.”
– Ben Sweet

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”If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.”
– Maxwell Maltz

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“Resolve to be thyself … he who finds himself loses his misery!”
– Matthew Arnold

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“We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other people’s models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.”
– Shakti Gawain

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“Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness.”
– Jean Vanier

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“Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.”
– Saint Francis de Sales

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“I’ve finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?”
– Golden Hawn

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“A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself.”
– Axel Munthe

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

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“You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled then something has been lost.”
– Martha Graham

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“Why compare yourself with others? No one in the entire world can do a better job of being you than you.”
– Author unknown

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“Contentment, and indeed usefulness, comes as the infallible result of great acceptances, great humilities-of not trying to conform to some dramatized version of ourselves.”
– David Grayson

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“We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.
– Roderick Thorp

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“The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.”
– Mark Twain

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

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“It’s OK if you mess up. You should give yourself a break.”
– Billy Joel

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“How I relate to my inner self influences my relationships with all others. My satisfaction with myself and my satisfaction with other people are directly proportional.”
– Sue Atchley Ebaugh

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celebrate

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.”
– Abraham Lincoln

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“When you know you are doing your very best within the circumstances of your existence, applaud yourself!”
– Rusty Berkus

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“You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, “I’m proud of what I am and who I am, and I’m just going to be myself.”
– Mariah Carey

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“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
– Oprah Winfrey

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“If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.”
– Ralph Emerson

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“Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.”
– Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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trustbelief

“Our doubts are traitors and makes us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.”
– William Shakespeare

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“Believing in our hearts that who we are is enough is the key to a more satisfying and balanced life.”
– Ellen Sue Stern

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“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”
– Vincent Van Gogh

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“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.”
– Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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“Never dull your shine for somebody else.”
– Tyra Banks

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“If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor.”
– Nicholas de Chamfort

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“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.”
– Louisa May Alcott

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“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
– Johann von Goethe

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“Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by the belief in your heart.”
– Robert Collier

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“Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we have learned here. The spiritual journey is the relinquishment – or unlearning – of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts. Love is…our ultimate reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life.”
– Marianne Williamson

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Yours is the energy that makes your world. There are no limitations to the self except those you believe in.”
– Jane Roberts

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

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“Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.”
– Mary Kay Ash

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esteem

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

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“If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.”
– Author Unknown

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“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.”
– African Proverb

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“It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.”
– Sally Field

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“There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity. People who do not experience self-love have little or no capacity to love others.”
– Nathaniel Branden

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“It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.”
– Sally Kempton

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“A gold medal is a nice thing – but if you’re not enough without it, you’ll never be enough with it.”
– From Cool Runnings

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“Self-esteem is as necessary to the spirit as food is to the body.”
– Dr. Maxwell Maltz

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