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Motivational Dear Self Quotes

Let these fantastic “Dear Self” quotes motivate you to grow as a person! They’re paired with famous quotes from luminaries and spiritual leaders to motivate you and inspire you.

Using motivational quotes can help build your inner peace and mental health. Write them in your journal, print them and tape them to your mirror, or save them on your phone to remind you to be your best self!

These self love quotes are actually love letters to yourself. They’re a great way to boost your mood and encourage you to keep going.

Dear Self Quotes

Dear Self, Rember to love yourself first!

Dear self quote on loving yourself.

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

Lucille Ball

Dear Self, I promise to believe in you and trust you.

Dear self quote on belief and trust.

“You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.”

Oprah Winfrey

Dear Self, Don’t be afraid to fail, I know you’ll bounce back!

Dear self quote on failure.

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dear Self, Keep doing your best and it will get better.

Dear self do better quote.

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

Maya Angelou

Dear Self, Don’t be afraid to do the tough things. I believe in you!

Dear self tough things quote.

“If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”

Mark Twain

Dear Self, Attitude is everything. Don’t be afraid to change yours.

Dear self change quote.

“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human can alter his life by altering his attitude.”

William James

Dear Self, You are worthy of so much love.

Dear self worthy of love.

“Don’t decide that you’ll love yourself unconditionally tomorrow. Do it right now, this minute.” 

Karen Koenig

Dear Self, This is a reminder that you are perfect exactly as you are.

Dear self perfect as you are quote.

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

Amy Bloom

Dear Self, You are infinite. You have everything you need within you.

Dear self you are infinite quote.

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dear Self, You are worthy of the effort it takes to heal.

Dear self healing quote.

“This is not the moment to wilt into the underbrush of your insecurities. You’ve earned the right to grow. You’re going to have to carry the water yourself.”

Cheryl Strayed

Dear Self, Let’s try loving ourselves even more today.

Dear self love ourselves quote.

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

Oscar Wilde

Dear Self, It’s not selfish to focus on yourself.

Dear self focus on yourself quote.

“If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” 

Charles Bukowski

Dear Self, Remember that nothing is better than the love you give yourself.

Dear self self-love quote.

“No other love no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love.”

Edmond Mbiaka

Dear Self, You are worthy. Believe that about yourself today.

Dear self believe in worthiness quote.

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


Dear Self, You are deserving and worthy of love.

Dear self worthy of love quote.

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


Dear Self, Remember that self care is not a selfish act. It’s essential.

Dear self self-care quote.

“Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Fall in love with the path of deep healing. Fall in love with becoming the best version of yourself but with patience, with compassion, and respect to your own journey.”

Sylvester McNutt

Dear self, You will be brave today!

Dear self brave today quote.

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.

Brené Brown

Dear Self, Expect better from the people around you.

Dear self expect better quote.

“Self love—it doesn’t mean that everyone will treat you the way you deserve to be treated. It means that you won’t let them change the way you see yourself; nor will you stick around for them to destroy you.”

Tony A. Gaskins Jr.

Dear Self, It’s okay to let other people love you.

Dear self other people love quote.

“A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else.”

Haruki Murakami

Dear Self, Don’t let anybody let you feel like less today!

Dear self don't feel like less today quote.

​​“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Dear Self, You have to love yourself before you can love anyone else.

Dear self love yourself quote.

“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

Dear Self, Stick it out! I know you can do it!

Dear self stick it out quote.

“If you are going through hell, keep going.”

Winston Churchill

Dear self spend time on yourself quote.

“It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.”

Diane Von Furstenberg

Dear Self, Remember to speak to yourself kindly today.

Dear self speak kindly quote.

“I just wanted to remind you, in case you needed to hear it, to be kind and loving to yourself, and talk to yourself like you would talk to your best friend.”

Camila Cabello

Dear Self, Nothing is better than truly knowing yourself.

Dear self know yourself quote.

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

Eckhart Tolle

Dear self keep going quote.

Whatever good things we build end up building us.

Jim Rohn

Dear Self, Remember to stop and smell the roses today.

Dear self smell the roses quote.

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.

Dale Carnegie

Dear Self, Allow yourself to love yourself and then love others.

Dear self love yourself quote.

If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone.

Barbara De Angelis

Dear self deserve kindness quote.

“We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?”

Meghan Markle


It’s so important to speak to ourselves with positive words and take ownership of our own beliefs about ourselves. Through “dear self” quotes we can write a letter to ourselves focusing on the positive things we want to believe and bring into our lives.

I hope these quotes will be a great way for you to think about how you want to talk to yourself and inspire yourself.

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