Self Acceptance Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old self acceptance quotes, self acceptance sayings, and self acceptance proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do. Brene Brown
To say I love you one must know first how to say the I. Ayn Rand
Self-approval and self-acceptance in the now are the main keys to positive changes in every area of our lives. Louise Hay
You can succeed if nobody else believes it, but you will never succeed if you don't believe in yourself. William J. H. Boetcker
No amount of self-improvement can make up for any lack of self-acceptance. Robert Holden
Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship to myself. Nathaniel Branden
Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. Roy Bennett
To be nobody but yourself in a world that's doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting. E. E. Cummings
You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are. Yogi Bhajan
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. Lucille Ball
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. Nhat Hanh
Self-acceptance has been a blessed by product of middle age. Candice Bergen
Change is possible, but it must start with self-acceptance. Alexander Lowen
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. Your really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. Lucille Ball
When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn't healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving. Kim McMilllen
Accept everything about yourself I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end no apologies, no regrets. Henry A. Kissinger
Acceptance is the key to everything. Michael J Fox
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. Sharon Salzberg
Self-acceptance begets acceptance from others, which begets even deeper, more genuine self-acceptance. It can be done. But no one is going to bestow it on you. It is a gift only you can give yourself. Camryn Manheim
Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves. Nathaniel Branden
I seem to have the blind self-acceptance of the eccentric who can't conceive that his eccentricities are not clearly understood. Saul Bellow
Yours is only what you always have on you. Peter Deunov
Becoming acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs. Daphne Rose Kingma
My willingness to be intimate with my own deep feelings creates the space for intimacy with another. Shakti Gawain
The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I'm not going to let myself pull me down anymore. C. JoyBell C.
Forgive yourself. The supreme act of forgiveness is when you can forgive yourself for all the wounds you've created in your own life. Forgiveness is an act of self-love. When you forgive yourself, self-acceptance begins and self-love grows. Miguel Angel Ruiz
A man needs self-acceptance or he can't live with himself; he needs self-criticism or others can't live with him. James Pike
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. Anna Quindlen
Genuine self-acceptance is not derived from the power of positive thinking, mind games or pop psychology. It is an act of the faith in the God of grace. Brennan Manning
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. E.E. Cummings