A collection of beautiful and inspirational self acceptance quotes and sayings to help you see your worth and love yourself unconditionally! 

Learning to accept oneself completely is not easy. Whether we like to admit it or not, we often find ourselves being our own worst critic. 

When continuously beat ourselves up for our flaws and failures. We always think that we are not enough. That we are not worthy or that we are not good enough. 

We spend most of our lives hiding our true selves and pretending to be somebody that we are not, even if it’s causing us unhappiness and pain, just so we can feel validated and accepted by everyone else. 

But what we are forgetting is the only validation and acceptance that matters and that we will ever need from ourselves. You are amazing and you are worthy just as you are.

Learning to love and accept yourself completely and unconditionally is so powerful and freeing. 

It allows you to awaken your full potential, grow, flourish and become the best version of yourself. 

When we keep pretending to be somebody else and refuse to accept ourselves completely, we are not only preventing ourselves from growth but we are also keeping ourselves from achieving great things and from being genuinely happy. 

We all know that accepting ourselves is not something that can be done overnight. It is a journey and it’s definitely not a straight path. 

It is something that we continuously have to learn and practice every day. So, let’s start today.

I’ve gathered a collection of inspiring quotes about self acceptance to help and inspire you to love and accept yourself unconditionally. 

Here are 65 Inspirational Self Acceptance Quotes

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

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.

— Marilyn Monroe

You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.

— Amy Bloom

To say “I love you” one must know first how to say the “I”.

— Ayn Rand

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit

— E.E. Cummings

Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.

— Siddhārtha Gautama

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You have peace,” the old woman said, “when you make it with yourself.

— Mitch Albom

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection

— Sharon Salzberg

The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.

— Mark Twain

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. Your really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

— Lucille Ball

Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.

— Heath L. Buckmaster

how you love yourself is

how you teach others

to love you

— Rupi Kaur

It is not worth the while to let our imperfections disturb us always.

— Henry David Thoreau

I laugh at myself. 

I don’t take myself completely seriously. 

I think that’s another quality that people have to hold on to… you have to laugh, especially at yourself.

— Madonna

There is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you! It is intricate, detailed, a painstaking labor of devotion and love! The colors are like no other, they swim and leap, they trickle and embellish! And yet you choose to fixate your eyes on the small fly which has landed on it! Why do you do such a thing?

— C. JoyBell C.

Self-love can only be achieved by living an authentic life. It’s not possible to truly love and accept yourself when you are not being true to yourself.

— Anthon St. Maarten

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

— Dalai Lama XIV

If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

Stop trying to be less of who you are. Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back.

— Jennifer Elisabeth


If you don’t accept yourself, you can’t transcend yourself and the world: first, you need to increase your awareness, then you need to accept what you learn, then you need to take action.

— Oli Anderson

The way you think about yourself determines your reality. You are not being hurt by the way people think about you. Many of those people are a reflection of how you think about yourself.

— Shannon L. Alder

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You were what you were and you are what you are. Fuck that regrets bullshit.

— Irvine Welsh

When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self acceptance opened.

— Shannon L. Alder

I lock eyes with my reflection and don’t look away. The day you look away you start to lose yourself. I’m never going to lose myself. You are what you are. Deal with it or change.

— Karen Marie Moning

I can do this… I can start over. I can save my own life and I’m never going to be alone as long as I have stars to wish on and people to still love.

— Jennifer Elisabeth

Celebrate who you are in your deepest heart. Love yourself and the world will love you.

— Amy Leigh Mercree

What would happen if you stopped fighting, and gave yourself permission to feel? Not just the good things, but everything?

— R.J. Anderson

They are called, “SELF-worth” and “SELF-esteem” for a reason… we can’t let others decide what we are worth, that is so dangerous! Empower yourself!

— Jaeda DeWalt

It’s hard to remember who you were when you’re constantly pretending to be someone you’re not.

— Amy Ewing

The most adventurous journey to embark on; is the journey to yourself, the most exciting thing to discover; is who you really are, the most treasured pieces that you can find; are all the pieces of you, the most special portrait you can recognize; is the portrait of your soul.

— C. JoyBell C.

It takes strength to be proud of yourself and to accept yourself when you know that you have something out of the ordinary about you.

— Abigail Tarttelin

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

— Lucille Ball


We can accept and embrace our pasts as part of the path that shaped who we are now.

— Amy Leigh Mercree

Live your life, sing your song. Not full of expectations. Not for the ovations. But for the joy of it.

— Rasheed Ogunlaru


An empowered sense of self-love means you truly love and accept yourself as you would a treasured lover or a sweet, wonderful child, and that you do this from a place of strength of character and belief in yourself.

— Amy Leigh Mercree

At the end of the day, remind yourself that you did the best you could today, and that is good enough.

— Lori Deschene

Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward.

— Roy Bennett

Acceptance doesn’t mean that life gets better; it just means that my way of living life on life’s terms improves.

— Sharon E. Rainey

Accept yourself: flaws, quirks, talents, secret thoughts, all of it, and experience true liberation.

— Amy Leigh Mercree

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Breathtaking, splendid, wondrous, sublime, all those words describe you, exactly as you are. You are a work of art! Enjoy your beauty!

— Amy Leigh Mercree

When we embrace who we are the world embraces us right back.

— Amy Leigh Mercree

I’m not okay, you’re not okay, and that’s okay.

— William Sloane Coffin

Self-acceptance means living the life you choose to live without worrying what others think about you. It doesn’t matter what someone else thinks about you. What matters is what you think about yourself. Life is about choices—your life choices, not someone else’s choice about how you should live.

— Sadiqua Hamdan

Self-love, at its foundation, is self-acceptance.

— Rebecca Augustine

YOU are your own guru. YOU are your own soul mate. YOU are powerful. Take the reigns and drive your carriage home to love.

— Amy Leigh Mercree

The price tag that you put on your soul will determine the people and circumstances in which you find yourself.

— Shannon Alder

No one knows your truth but you. If you’re secure in yourself, no one and no(thing) can touch you.

— Brittany Burgunder

Embrace your diverse, prismatic colors! They make you uniquely you!

— Amy Leigh Mercree

A circle’s unity and never ending smoothness is how we can aim to feel inside. Smooth, gentle, accepted, no rough edges, only love for all parts of our selves.

— Amy Leigh Mercree

I feel a resurgence of my 6-year-old self… that little warrior, goddess of a girl reminding me of who I was when I was little, before the world got its hands on me.

— Jennifer Elisabeth

Your healthy love for yourself is sexy!

— Amy Leigh Mercree

Over the last few years, my comfort level with how I look has improved. My age has helped. You get used to yourself and accept yourself.

— Lynn Redgrave

Just because you’ve suffered damages doesn’t mean your forever damned by them.

— Curtis Tyrone Jones

Be like a river. Be open. Flow.

— Julie Connor

What if each time you experienced an emotion, you acknowledged it, accepted it, and became curious about its message for you (instead of trying to make it go away or make it last longer)? Imagine how this could change your life. Imagine how heard, loved, and honoured you would feel if you really listened to yourself.

— Vironika Tugaleva

Love your swagger haters. They’re a reminder that you have something valuable they don’t.

— Leslie Ehm

There’s no alternative to being yourself. Accept it, honour it, value it – and get on with it.

— Rasheed Ogunlaru

You can love yourself better than anyone else can love you.

— Saskia Lightstar

Finding you life purpose is not about becoming someone different, or chasing after something better. You align with your true purpose when you finally recognize your inner being and accept who you truly are.

— Anthon St. Maarten

Quotes to help you accept yourself

Oh darling, your wild and untameable has been the best part of you all along. Welcome home.

— Nikki rowe

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

— Mark Twain

As you get comfortable revealing who you are, you help others stop fearing and concealing the magical feelings of who they are.

— Curtis Tyrone Jones

The only thing breaking me was pretending to be like everyone else.

— Katherine May

The more you find yourself doing things you love, the more you’ll love yourself for doing them.

— Tiffany Stoffer

Which of these self acceptance quotes resonated and inspired you the most?

Accepting ourselves completely can be easier said than done. Just remember, that your flaws and weakness is not something that you should be ashamed about. You don’t have to keep proving yourself just to be enough, because you already. Give yourself compassion, forgive yourself, love your flaws, let go of negativity and always remember that you are enough and you are worthy. 

I hope that you found these inspirational quotes helpful in improving your self-esteem and helping you learn to accept yourself completely.






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