The 31 Best Inspirational Quotes That Celebrate You

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I love me. I admit, it took me a long time to admit it. But I do. I’m a pretty cool lady with a lot to be proud of. I’m a great mom, a hard-working business owner, an always-improving friend, animal lover, and so much more.

I’m also a woman with stretch marks, scars, extra pounds, and a head of hair that’s best tamed in a ponytail. I have flaws. Many. These flaws make me who I am as much as my perfections do. It took a while for me to go from complaining about my flaws to celebrating them!

Writing inspirational quotes down on a sticky note or carrying them around as a message on my phone helps me stay on track feeling great about who I am — no matter how others treat me or how I’m treating myself. I’ve picked out 31 of my favorite and best inspirational quotes that celebrate who you are. Pick your favorite, write it down, and remember to love yourself, flaws and all!

“I am beginning to measure myself in strength, not pounds. Sometimes in smiles.” —Laurie Halse Anderson

“Women who love themselves are threatening; but men who love real women, more so.” —Naomi Wolf

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

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


“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” —Oscar Wilde

“Strength of a character isn’t always about how much you can handle before you break. It’s also about how much you can handle after you’ve been broken.” —Robert Tew

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The strongest single factor in prosperity consciousness is self-esteem: believing you can do it, believing you deserve it, believing you will get it.” —Jerry Gillies


“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” —Helen Keller

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

“I don’t want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.” —Henry James

“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself; do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” —Bruce Lee


“When people believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.” —Norman Vincent Peale

“You are wonderful. Valuable. Worthwhile. Lovable. Not because others think so. Self worth comes from only one place: self.” —Karen Salmansohn

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

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” —Thich Nhat Hanh


“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love & affection.” —Buddha

“Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it or what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you will ever own.” —Mary Schmich

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


“It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.” —Oprah Winfrey

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” —Willie Nelson

“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” —T. Harv Eker


“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

“Healthy emotions come in all sizes. Healthy minds come in all sizes. And healthy bodies come in all sizes.” —Aberjhani

“Smile and let everyone know that today, you’re a lot stronger than you were yesterday.” —Drake


“Unique and different is the new generation of beautiful. . .You don’t have to be like everybody else. In fact I don’t think you should.” —Taylor Swift

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” —Norman Vincent Peale

“All the extraordinary men I have known were extraordinary in their own estimation.” —Woodrow T. Wilson


“I’ll always be number 1 to myself.” —Moses Malone

“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

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” —e.e. cummings