Today, more women are uncomfortable with their bodies than ever. Studies show that over 50% of American girls are dissatisfied with their bodies and how they look. By the time they reach young adulthood, this soars to up to 80% of women feeling unhappy with and critical of their bodies. That’s 4 out of 5 women!
The results are not much better in other countries, so we all could benefit from reading these self-love quotes for women. Although these quotes are mostly referencing women, you don’t have to be a woman to enjoy them!
“WOMEN DIDN’T JUST WAKE UP ONE DAY AND CHOOSE TO HATE THEIR BODIES. SOCIETY TAUGHT THEM TO.” – UNKNOWN
No matter where you go in the world, it seems like we are bombarded with images of “perfect” bodies every day on social media, television, and in magazines. This has made us feel like our bodies are inferior. We are taught to compare ourselves to an unrealistic standard.
The truth is that real bodies aren’t like the perfectly-airbrushed or PhotoShopped images that we see everywhere. Real human bodies come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Each body is unique and beautiful in its own way.
“I FOUND I WAS MORE CONFIDENT WHEN I STOPPED TRYING TO BE SOMEONE ELSE’S DEFINITION OF BEAUTIFUL AND STARTED BEING MY OWN.” – REMINGTON MILLER
Self-confidence comes naturally when you are comfortable with who you are. Comparing yourself to someone else or what other people tell you that you should be negatively affects how you view yourself, so embrace your own definition of beauty.
You have already everything that you need to be beautiful inside and out!
“IF YOU ARE ALWAYS TRYING TO BE NORMAL, YOU WILL NEVER KNOW HOW AMAZING YOU CAN BE.” – DR. MAYA ANGELOU
You can be amazing and accomplished simply by being yourself!
Anyone can try to be normal and fit in society’s little box, but you get to be your own person. The things that make you different are just as much a part of who you are as the traits that are “normal”. Forget being normal and fitting in, and just be who you are. You will accomplish so much more that way.
“THE STRONGEST ACTIONS FOR A WOMAN IS TO LOVE HERSELF, BE HERSELF AND SHINE AMONGST THOSE WHO NEVER BELIEVED SHE COULD.” – UNKNOWN
There will always be people in this world who think that you won’t be able to make something of yourself. The best thing that you can do is rise above that, and choose to love and value yourself. You have the power to decide your worth.
“SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD, SO SHE DID.” – R. S. GREY
When you truly believe in yourself, without limits, you can achieve things beyond your wildest dreams. You can decide now to believe in and trust yourself.
Ignore the people saying that you can’t do or be whatever you want to be. You can prove them wrong!
“WANTING TO BE SOMEONE ELSE IS A WASTE OF THE PERSON YOU ARE.” – MARILYN MONROE
Many of us spend years wishing that we were someone else instead of appreciating and discovering who we are. Remember, you are the only person in the world who can be you, so don’t deprive yourself and the world of the opportunity to see everything that you are and could become.
“YOU HAVE TO LOVE YOURSELF BECAUSE NO AMOUNT OF LOVE FROM OTHERS IS SUFFICIENT TO FILL THE YEARNING THAT YOUR SOUL REQUIRES FROM YOU.” – DODINSKY
We all inherently have a desire to fit in and be accepted by others, yet the majority of us fail to fully accept and love ourselves. If we can’t love ourselves, why should anyone else?
Even if you have the love and support of those around you, you still won’t feel complete until you learn to stop hating yourself.
“THERE ARE WOMEN WHO STRUGGLE TO GAIN WEIGHT WHO ARE BEAUTIFUL. THERE ARE WOMEN WHO STRUGGLE TO LOSE WEIGHT WHO ARE BEAUTIFUL. YOU KNOW WHO IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL? THOSE WHO LOVE THEMSELVES THE WAY THEY ARE. YOU DON’T NEED TO CHANGE FOR ANYONE. – TERESA MUMMER
Your weight and measurements do not define your beauty or your worth. You can be beautiful at any size. You don’t have to change anything about yourself unless you want to do so.
“DO YOU WANT TO SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE HELD DOWN BY WHAT SOCIETY SAYS YOU SHOULD BE, OR WOULD YOU RATHER ACCEPT YOURSELF AND BE FREE? BE KIND TO YOURSELF.” – UNKNOWN
You are worthy of respect and acceptance. You may be marginalized or not accepted by the majority in society, but you don’t have to let that hold you back. It is okay to accept and respect who you are, even if no one else does.
“AND I SAID TO MY BODY, SOFTLY, ‘I WANT TO BE YOUR FRIEND.’ IT TOOK A LONG BREATH, AND REPLIED, ‘I HAVE BEEN WAITING MY WHOLE LIFE FOR THIS'” – NAYYIRAH WAHEED
We often criticize our bodies multiple times a day without realizing it. Your body is waiting for you to accept what you see when you look at yourself. It’s waiting for you to see what you are worth.
How do you feel about these quotes? Have you tried loving or accepting yourself, and how did it go? Please let me know in the comments.
2 thoughts on “10 Of The Best Self-Love Quotes For Women”
Great quotes and commentaries! There’s not enough material pertaining to self love, self talk, and self awareness. I feel you have started a wonderful thing here. Thank you for sharing it with us!
Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed them 🙂
I agree that there isn’t enough talk about self love and self-respect. I hope to change that one post at a time