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850 Inspirational Put Yourself First Quotes (2023)

1. “True self-care is not bath salts and chocolate cake, it’s making the choice to build a life you don’t need to escape from.” – Brianna Wiest


2. Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


3. “Breathe darling, this is just a chapter. It’s not your whole story.” – S.C. Laurie


4. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” —Robert Morely


5. “I’m constantly amazed by how easily we love ourselves above all others, yet we put more stock in the opinions of others than in our own estimation of self. . . . How much credence we give to the opinions our peers have of us and how little to our very own!” – Marcus Aurelius


6. The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. —Maya Angelou


7. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” – Jean Shinoda Bolen


8. “You always have to remember to take care of you first and foremost, because when you stop taking care of yourself, you get out of balance and you really forget how to take care of others.” — Jada Pinkett Smith


9. “Beware: when your friends or family members tell you to ‘put yourself first’, they are only setting you up to call you ‘selfish’ later.”


10. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm S. Forbes


11. Be kind to yourself.


12. “You deserve the love you so freely give to others.” – Unknown


13. Come alive.


14. When you start loving yourself and respecting your time and energy, things will change. Get to know your worth, and your value will go up. Germany Kent


15. “When you get into your car, shut the door and be there for just half a minute. Breathe, feel the energy inside your body, look around at the sky, the trees. The mind might tell you, ‘I don’t have time.’ But that’s the mind talking to you. Even the busiest person has time for 30 seconds of space.” – Eckhart Tolle


16. “The only one you should compare yourself to is you. Your mission is to become better today than you were yesterday. You do that by focusing on what you can do today to improve and grow.” – John Maxwell


17. “In the journey of finding love I focus on having a great relationship with myself first.” — Angel Moreira


18. You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level. —Eckhart Tolle


19. “Love yourself more, you’ll never regret it.” – Ann Marie Molina


20. “People pleasing and putting others first literally diminished my mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. Overwhelmingly, most emotionally wounded people demonstrate this trait. Many of us have been programmed to put others first; to be of service to others before we serve ourselves.”


21. You are good enough to make whatever you want to achieve possible. You just need to find your talent and passion, then put a heck a lot of work into it. —Ashley Graham


22. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”


23. “No one can rescue me. I know because I’ve already tried to get them to do it. It doesn’t work. This is all on me.” – Michelle D’Avella


24. “You have to be odd to be number one.” – Dr. Seuss


25. “Whenever you feel compelled to put others first at the expense of yourself, you are denying your own reality, your own identity.” – David Stafford


26. “And I said to my body, ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath. And replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.” – Nayyirah Waheed


27. “I loved you at your darkest.” – Romans 5:8


28. “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe.”


29. “Love yourself for what you are experiencing. It matters not if you do not know how to love yourself. At first just say the words if you can’t figure out how. Say “I love myself for (not being able to love myself, being scared, feeling happy, etc.).” After a while you will probably identify a physical sensation of loving yourself.”—Gay Hendricks


30. “Leadership is not a license to do less. Leadership is a responsibility to do more.”


31. “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


32. “You don’t need to live to fulfill other’s expectations. Live for yourself, love yourself and do not let them tell you that it is selfish.” —​ Mridula Singh


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


34. “Unless you fill yourself up first, you have nothing to give anybody. Therefore, it is imperative that you tend to your joy first. People are responsible for their own joy. When you tend to your joy and do what makes you feel good, you are a joy to be around and you are a shining example to every child and every person in your life. When you are feeling joy, you don’t even have to think about giving. It is a natural overflow.” – Rhonda Byrne


35. “It’s not weak to stand by the person you love when they’re trying to fix a big mistake, and it’s not weak to decide to put yourself first.” —​ Sylvia Day


36. “Loving and approving of yourself, trusting in the process of life, and feeling safe because you know the power of your own mind are extremely important issues when dealing with addictive behavior.”—Louise Hay


37. Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives. —Louise Hay


38. “Don’t compare your life to others, there’s no comparison between the sun and the moon, they both shine when it’s their time.” – Unknown


39. “I will not be another flower, picked for my beauty and left to die. I will be wild, difficult to find, and impossible to forget.” – Erin Van Vuren


40. “I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” — Audre Lorde


41. I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself. Charlotte Brontë


42. “Self-care has become a new priority – the revelation that it’s perfectly permissible to listen to your body and do what it needs.” ― Frances Ryan


43. “You were born an original work of art. Stay original always. Originals cost more than imitations.” – ​Suzy Kassem


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


45. “If you want to be able to do your best job, you need to put yourself first, at least some of the time.” — Samantha Brody


46. “When you love yourself enough to rise above the old situation, then understanding and forgiveness will be easy. And you will be free. Does freedom frighten you? Does it feel safer to be stuck in your old resentment and bitterness?”—Louise Hay


47. “This year taught me that putting yourself first isn’t selfish it’s necessary.” – Unknown


48. “A leader’s job is not to do the work for others; it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done and to succeed beyond what they thought possible.”


49. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morley


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


51. “Learning to love yourself is like learning to walk—essential, life-changing, and the only way to stand tall.” — Vironika Tugaleva


52. “Addicts, in a very general but foundational sense, are constitutionally unable to put themselves first. They have spent their lives avoiding putting themselves first, hiding themselves and their problems behind habitual and destructive behaviors.”


53. Respect, Love, and Value yourself. Always remember to be good to yourself by taking care of yourself. Make yourself a priority and know that it’s okay. Don’t feel guilty for loving yourself, first! You’re just as important as anybody else. Stephanie Lahart


54. Flowers grow back even after the harshest winters. You will, too. —Jennae Cecelia


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


56. “We are all born so beautiful the greatest tragedy is being convinced we are not.” – Unknown


57. “A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me.” – David Bailey


58. The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Michel de Montaigne


59. “Self-compassion provides the same benefits as high self-esteem without its drawbacks.”


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


61. “Connect to your uniqueness. Uncomfortable experiences are there to guide you inwards and help you to become compassionate towards others and yourself. To learn acceptance.”—Nerissa Marie


62. Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. Louise Hay


63. It is interesting how often we can’t see all the ways in which we are being strong. —Lena Dunham


64. “You need to put yourself first. If you accept yourself, then others’ acceptance won’t be as important. But you must put yourself first in order to feel that you are not invisible, that you do count.” – Dianne Doyle Pita, The Dumbo Dilemma


65. The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. Ernest Hemingway


66. “In learning to love yourself you will always be running up against the next biggest reason why you should not love yourself, just as in relationship to another person you will always be coming up against the next barrier to loving them. Learning to love always feels a little risky, even outlandish at times. We think, I could never love myself for that, or, I could never accept that about another person.”—Gay Hendricks


67. To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. ―Oscar Wilde


68. “You’ve sacrificed too much for others. Now do the same for yourself.” — Mitta Xinindlu


69. “The hardest part is starting. Once you get that out of the way, you’ll find the rest of the journey much easier.”


70. “Sometimes you have to be selfish, if you can’t put yourself first, you can’t expect anyone else to.” – Unknown


71. “Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, and magical person that you are.” – Unknown


72. “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” – M. Scott Peck


73. “You should love others in the same measure as you love yourself—as if your neighbor were your very self.” – Lawrence G. Lovasick


74. “Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?”


75. “Be vulnerable. Let yourself be deeply seen, love with your whole heart, practice gratitude and joy… be able to say ‘I am thankful to feel this vulnerable because it means I am alive,’ and believe ‘I am enough.’ You are worthy of love and belonging.” – Brene Brown


76. “People don’t notice the things we do for them until we stop doing them.”


77. “When you start sacrificing yourself for other people, you make them a thief, because they are stealing from you what you need and they don’t even know it.”


78. “You need to put yourself first. If you accept yourself, then others’ acceptance won’t be as important. But you must put yourself first in order to feel that you are not invisible, that you do count.” — Dianne Doyle Pita


79. “When your world moves too fast and you lose yourself in the chaos, introduce yourself to each color of the sunset. Reacquaint yourself with the earth beneath your feet. Thank the air that surrounds you with every breath you take. Find yourself in the appreciation of life.” – Christy Ann Martine


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


81. “If you don’t value yourself, you’re not going to draw valuable things into your life.”


82. “Unconditional self love is all the really matters in life. It’s where real life begins.” – Anonymous


83. “Self-kindness is self-empathy. And even when I talk to myself like someone I love and it feels weird, it works.” – Brene Brown


84. Don't let negativity in.


85. “Self-care is never a selfish act — it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer


86. “Most of all, forgive yourself. Stop being hard on yourself. Self-punishment isn’t necessary. You were doing the very best you could.”—Louise Hay


87. Stop in somebody’s shadow to rest and cool down, and you are lost. No one can make anyone else happy. Peter Deunov


88. “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Shout loud ‘I am lucky to be what I am.’” – Dr. Seuss


89. “Self confidence is a super power. Once you start to believe in yourself, magic starts happening.” – Unknown


90. “What do I do when I am hating myself? One thing you can do is love yourself for hating yourself. Hate is part of life, too. Love can contain it. Nothing that can be experienced is too big for love to contain. It holds everything.”—Gay Hendricks


91. “People pleasing and putting others first literally diminished my mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. Overwhelmingly, most emotionally wounded people demonstrate this trait. Many of us have been programmed to put others first; to be of service to others before we serve ourselves.” – Christopher Dines


92. Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth, and everything else will come. —Ellen DeGeneres


93. Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it. Marcus Aurelius


94. “You don’t have to stop looking after yourself just to help the world. In fact, sometimes it’s better for the world if you put yourself first. That’s not being selfish, in fact looking after yourself is the greatest act of kindness you can give the world. Loving yourself first is the best way to spread love.” – Holly Bourne


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


96. Learn how to be the best version of yourself.


97. “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 judgment called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.” – Kim McMillen


98. Doubt kills more dreams than failure. —Suzy Kassem


99. “Don’t wait for a crisis to realize what matters most. Put yourself first right now. Because right now is all we have.” – Brittany Burgunder


100. “Putting yourself first is a matter of knowing when to do it and when you need it most.” – Susan Smith Blakely, Best Friends at the Bar


101. As you embrace this idea that you own your life, you begin to exercise dominion over it. Amy Leigh Mercree


102. Break down your barriers.


103. “It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.” – Warsan Shire


104. Don't sacrifice yourself for others.


105. “Be the leader you wish you had.”


106. “You should endeavor to give your body what it needs to be healthy, your mind what it needs to be peaceful and focused, and your soul what it needs to feel content.” —​ Dedeker Winston


107. Prioritize yourself


108. “You have to validate yourself first, and then you will receive the much-deserved healing validation from the rest of the world.” – A.D. Posey


109. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” — Charles Bukowski


110. “When you compete against everyone else, no one wants to help you. But when you compete against yourself, everyone wants to help you.”


111. “When you care for yourself first, the world will also find you worthy of care.”


112. “To gain self-respect. you need to put yourself first.”


113. “Value yourself first and only then you can learn to value others.” — Charlyn Khater


114. “To give ourselves compassion, we first have to recognize that we are suffering.”


115. “The only one you should compare yourself to is you. Your mission is to become better today than you were yesterday. You do that by focusing on what you can do today to improve and grow.” — John Maxwell


116. “Once you embrace your value, talents, and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” — Rob Liano


117. You cannot be with someone just because you don’t want to hurt him. You have your own happiness to think about. Melissa de la Cruz


118. Quotes About Putting Yourself First ~ You Are You


119. “To do: stop being so hard on myself.” – Unknown


120. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman


121. Value what you do.


122. “You should endeavor to give your body what it needs to be healthy, your mind what it needs to be peaceful and focused, and your soul what it needs to feel content.”


123. One of the most important things you can accomplish is just being yourself.—Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson


124. “Looking after yourself is the greatest act of kindness you can give the world. Loving yourself first is the best way to spread love.” – Holly Bourne


125. “Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.” – Esther 4:14


126. “When you release the need to depend on others for approval, you give yourself the gift of ultimate freedom. Where do you want to live? If you have children, how do you want to raise them? How would you like to feed yourself? What quests would you like to embark upon? You can tip the scales and allow your fear mind to become aware that good awaits, as you allow yourself to open like a flower to sunlight.”—Nerissa Marie


127. “It is the highest form of self respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.” – Dale Turner


128. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”


129. “Allow yourself to go beyond words and feel the divinity and peace of your own nature.”—Nerissa Marie


130. “When you decide to put yourself first, you make a choice to live authentically. You can nurture yourself, which in turn gives back more to the world. As you become the priority, you start to make choices based on what is right for you at that moment, not what is right for the rest of the world.” — Michelle Zawaski


131. “If you don’t put yourself first, you are letting the world know you can wait—and you will wait, because each time you put someone else’s happiness before your own, you drop yourself down a place until you are last.” — Oliver Myers


132. “When you put yourself first you will manage to come out on top. Many times situations may cause you to doubt yourself, second guess, tell yourself that you aren’t deserving of, and it’s all a bunch of you know what.” – Donna Burrell, Believe In Yourself


133. “For though I fall, I will rise again.” – Micah 7:8


134. “Do something every day that is loving towards your body and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of your body.” – Golda Poretsky


135. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” — Harvey Fierstein


136. “Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?” – Brigham Young


137. “When you put yourself first, it means you love yourself, and when you love yourself, you love the others.” — Carmina Harr


138. Don't be a victim.


139. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”


140. “When you start loving yourself and respecting your time and energy, things will change. Get to know your worth, and your value will go up.” – Germany Kent


141. There’s something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk. Drew Barrymore


142. “Be you, love you. All ways, always.” ― Alexandra Elle


143. “Simply love yourself, regardless of reason. Love yourself for hating yourself, for not being able to love yourself. Love yourself for all the crazy reasons you don’t love yourself. Reasons are a retreat to an imaginary safety, when all the time the real safety of love is there if we are willing to expand into it. No matter what tricks your mind tries in order to keep you from realizing this fact, you can experience the truth of it any time, any place, in any mood, by simply opening up in love to yourself at that moment.”—Gay Hendricks


144. “Always putting others first creates deep resentment, destroys your happiness, and is unsustainable. Putting yourself first allows you to meet your needs in the most skillful way. This, in turn, increases your happiness, joy, and capacity to love, so you can give freely and create healthy relationships.” – Aziz Gazipura


145. Be brave enough to heal yourself even when it hurts. —Bianca Sparacino


146. “You don’t have to stop looking after yourself just to help the world. In fact, sometimes it’s better for the world if you put yourself first. That’s not being selfish, in fact looking after yourself is the greatest act of kindness you can give the world. Loving yourself first is the best way to spread love.”


147. “You’ll learn to put yourself first when they constantly putting you last.”– NBA YoungBoy


148. It is necessary.


149. “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?”


150. “It is not selfish to put yourself first when you create your life. When you take time for yourself, you make everything around you better.” — Tom Anderson


151. “Love yourself. Be clear on how you want to be treated. Know your worth. Always.” – Maryam Hasnaa


152. “When you make a mistake, respond to yourself in a loving way rather than a self-shaming way.” — Ellie Holcomb


153. Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others. —Brené Brown


154. Save yourself.


155. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”


156. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Unknown


157. Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults. —Les Brown


158. 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


159. “There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” – Ernest Hemingway


160. “We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create.” – John Lennon


161. “When I’m by myself, I can be myself, which is what I want to be. Not just a part of someone else.” – Jean Culligan


162. “Now I am telling you—ordering you—to put yourself first. In front of your family, your friends, your job, and yes, even in front of your children. You have to do this for yourself and for everyone else in your life so that you will once again be your best true self.” – Dayanara Torres, ‎Jeannette Torres-Alvarez, Married to Me


163. “I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you should.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


164. “There are no prerequisites to worthiness. You are born worthy.” – Unknown


165. “Self care is how you take your power back.” – Lalah Delia


166. No one is you and that is your superpower. —Unknown


167. Make peace with your broken pieces. —r.h. Sin


168. “The self-love needed for self-care [is] missing. Academicians use terms like self-esteem, self-worth, self-support, self-care, but rarely self-love. That is left to the spiritual community. People don’t realize that taking care of their own needs; eating, drinking, brushing their teeth, showering, wearing clean clothes, going to work are all acts of self-love.” – Angela C. Santomero


169. “Forgive yourself. Let it go. Give yourself the space to be spontaneous and free. There is no need for shame and guilt.”—Louise Hay


170. Taking a bath or touching a crystal won’t lead to total liberation under real oppression, but in order to care for others, we must first care for ourselves. Amy Leigh Mercree


171. You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. —Louise L. Hay


172. “To increase your capacity, you have to put yourself first. ” – Bill Lamond, Born to Lead


173. “Give yourself one month of talking to your inner child in positive ways.”—Louise Hay


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


175. “If you can’t put yourself first you can’t expect anyone else to.”


176. “Until you get comfortable being alone, you’ll never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness.” – Mandy Hales


177. “Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” — Parker Palmer


178. “Words may inspire but only action creates change.”


179. “The worst outcome in this world is not having self esteem. If you don’t love yourself, who will?” – Naval Ravikant


180. Show yourself how much you care.


181. Keep taking time for yourself until you're you again. —Lalah Delia


182. “Remember that whatever position you may find yourself in … your thinking got you there. The people around you are only mirroring what you believe you deserve.”—Louise Hay


183. We do not have the right to feel helpless. We must help ourselves. After destiny has delivered what it delivers, we are responsible for our lives. —Cheryl Strayed


184. “You don’t have to get better before you can love yourself.”—Gay Hendricks


185. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Maya Angelou


186. “If everything goes right, we get a good experience. If everything goes wrong, we get a good story.”


187. “Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” – Diana, Princess of Wales


188. People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer. —Dan Pearce


189. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” — Brené Brown


190. The same light you see in others is shining within you, too. —MHN


191. “Putting yourself first is a matter of knowing when to do it and when you need it most.” — Susan Smith Blakely


192. Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart. Roy T. Bennett


193. “When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.” —​ Oprah Winfrey


194. I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect. —Maya Angelou


195. “There is a reason flight attendants tell you to put your mask on first in an emergency…you cannot be important to anyone else if you are not first and foremost important to yourself. Appreciate and love yourself then use that to do the same for others. ” — Shelley K Wall


196. “To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.”


197. “I also learned what I and many other wives were doing wrong. We were neglecting ourselves. We were born women yet were taking care of our roles as mom, employee or wife before we took care of ourselves. But in order to adequately fulfill those roles, we have to put ourselves first.” – Elona Washington


198. “Put yourself first. I’m not talking about narcissism. I’m talking about not putting other people’s needs ahead of yours all the time. When you constantly put yourself second, you set up a pattern and start to settle for second place.” — Carmen Harra, ‎Alexandra Harra


199. “If you don’t make the choices in your own life, then someone else is going to end up making them for you and they are not gonna be good.


200. Self-sacrifice? But it is precisely the self that cannot and must not be sacrificed. Ayn Rand


201. “Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.”


202. “Flowers need time to bloom. So do you.” – Unknown


203. Self-care is how you take your power back. Lalah Delia


204. Self-care is how you take your power back. —Lalah Delia


205. “Taking care of myself doesn’t mean ‘me first.’ It means ‘me, too.” ― L.R. Knost


206. “So why put yourself first? When you reach a certain age, you need to look after yourself because nobody else is going to do so for you.” – Rob Willson, ‎Rhena Branch, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies


207. If you are feeling low, or trampled, unappreciated, or forgotten…and you are reading this, realize it is an illusion…the hope is real…you are valued…and what lies ahead…is brilliance. Tom Althouse


208. Don’t fall into the trap of sacrificing your self-esteem for affection and acceptance. —Ashley Graham


209. “Always putting others first creates deep resentment, destroys your happiness, and is unsustainable. Putting yourself first allows you to meet your needs in the most skillful way. This, in turn, increases your happiness, joy, and capacity to love, so you can give freely and create healthy relationships.” —​ Aziz Gazipura


210. “When you love yourself, there’s no such thing as low self esteem. Establish true self esteem to experience the best kind of love with yourself.” – Anonymous


211. “But life is paradox, and sometimes the only way you can serve others is to put yourself first.” — David Bach, ‎John David Mann


212. “Carve out and claim the time to care for yourself and kindle your own fire.” – Amy Ippoliti


213. You are enough. A thousand times enough. —Unknown


214. “Talk to yourself like someone you love.” – Brene Brown


215. Heal yourself first. The rest will come later. —Unknown


216. “Why is it hard to put yourself first? One thing many people don’t understand, because it is not often taught, is that to put your needs first.” – Kate Fit, Vegan Diet


217. Loving yourself isn't vanity; it's sanity. —Katrina Mayer


218. “Once you believe you’re worth it, you need to learn to put yourself first. Not all the time, and not to the exclusion of taking care of other people — but you have to learn how to take the time you need for yourself and make sure you’re getting your needs met.” – Dustin Maher, Fit Moms For Life


219. “You don’t need to live to fulfill other’s expectations. Live for yourself, love yourself and do not let them tell you that it is selfish.”


220. “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” – Mahatma Gandhi


221. “If you prioritize yourself, you are going to save yourself.” —​ Gabrielle Union


222. “Putting yourself first doesn’t mean you don’t care about others. It means you’re smart enough to know you can’t help others if you don’t help yourself first.” – Unknown


223. “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”


224. “What can I do when I can’t remember how to love myself? The quick ticket to ecstasy is to catch yourself feeling in a very low state of mind-depressed, stupid, hateful-and to love yourself for feeling just that way. When you do that you can experience a rocket ride right to the top. Love does not take time; it’s possible to transform depression into ecstasy in a flash. But please do not accept my word for it. Try it as an experiment next time you are feeling low.”—Gay Hendricks


225. “Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – Louise L. Hay


226. “But self-kindness involves more than merely stopping self-judgment. It involves actively comforting ourselves, responding just as we would to a dear friend in need.”


227. People pleasing and putting others first literally diminished my mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. Overwhelmingly, most emotionally wounded people demonstrate this trait. Many of us have been programmed to put others first; to be of service to others before we serve ourselves. Christopher Dines


228. “The true value of a leader is not measured by the work they do. A leader’s true value is measured by the work they inspire others to do.”


229. “It’s time to stop avoiding your ambition and put yourself first.” — Maree McPherson


230. “Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day and the rest will fall into place.” – Unknown


231. “If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.” – Dr. Maya Angelou


232. “It’s not selfish, but selfless to be first, to be as good as possible to you, to take care of you, to keep you whole and healthy, that doesn’t mean that you disregard everything and everyone, but you gotta keep your cup full.”


233. “All relationships are a reflection of your relationship with yourself.” – Deepak Chopra


234. You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. —Rumi


235. “Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.” – Deborah Day


236. “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” – Anna Taylor


237. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” – Joshua 1:9


238. You are not an option, a choice or a soft place to land after a long battle. You were meant to be the one. If you can wrap yourself around the idea that you are something incredible, then you will stop excusing behavior that rapes your very soul. You were never meant to teach someone to love you. You were meant to be loved. Shannon L. Alder


239. “You can’t afford to get sick, and you can’t depend on the present health care system to keep you well. It’s up to you to protect and maintain your body’s innate capacity for health and healing by making the right choices in how you live.” – Andrew Weil


240. “Choose to put yourself first and make you a priority. It’s not selfish, it’s necessary.” – Keysha Jade


241. “Remember to delight yourself first, then others can be truly delighted.”


242. “Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.” – Osho


243. Don't deny your own reality.


244. Your inner critic is simply a part of you that needs more self-love. Amy Leigh Mercree


245. “One of the hardest things about learning to love yourself is to remember that all you have to do is love yourself for how you are feeling at the moment.”—Gay Hendricks


246. “Always choose yourself first. Women are very socialized to choose other people. If you put yourself first. it’s this incredible path you can forge for yourself.”


247. “When you put yourself first you will manage to come out on top. Many times situations may cause you to doubt yourself, second guess, tell yourself that you aren’t deserving of, and it’s all a bunch of you know what.” — Donna Burrell


248. Be the love you never received. —Rune Lazuli


249. Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that. —Ellen DeGeneres


250. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” –Anne Lamott


251. Quotes About Putting Yourself First ~ What Do You Want


252. “Find yourself first, like yourself first, love yourself FIRST, & friendship & love will naturally find YOU.” —​ Mandy Hale


253. Find the love you seek.


254. “There is a reason flight attendants tell you to put your mask on first in an emergency…you cannot be important to anyone else if you are not first and foremost important to yourself. Appreciate and love yourself then use that to do the same for others. ”


255. “It is time to put yourself first and make sure your needs are met before anyone else’s. That can seem selfish or feel strange for some people, but it does not mean you are a bad person if you put yourself first.” – Mary Connor, Minimalist Living


256. “Practice self-rescue first before you ‘help’ someone else.” – Maureen Joyce


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


258. “To accept oneself completely is to know the truest kind of self-love.” – Anonymous


259. Quotes About Putting Yourself First ~ Protect Your Personal Space


260. Value your time.


261. Enjoying your own company is a chain of different actions, little steps you must make towards yourself. Learn to love who you are, and you will automatically start enjoying your own company. Rachel Jo


262. “Put on some soft music-something that will make you feel relaxed and peaceful. Now take a pad and pen, and let your mind drift. Go back into the past, and think of all the things that you are angry with yourself over. Write them down. Write them all down. You may discover that you have never forgiven yourself for wetting your pants and being embarrassed in the first grade. What a long time to carry that burden!”—Louise Hay


263. “If you don’t make the choices in your own life, then someone else is going to end up making them for you and they are not gonna be good.” —​ James Altucher


264. “You should endeavor to give your body what it needs to be healthy, your mind what it needs to be peaceful and focused, and your soul what it needs to feel content.” – Dedeker Winston


265. Quotes About Putting Yourself First ~ It Is Your Job To Care About You


266. “Don’t go back to less just because you’re too impatient to wait for better.” – Unknown


267. Talk to yourself with love and respect.


268. “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent."


269. “Allow yourself to be free. Come out of prison and step into the sunshine of life.”—Louise Hay


270. Treat yourself with respect.


271. If there's one thing I'm willing to bet on, it's myself. —Beyoncé


272. “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” —​ Mahatma Gandhi


273. You really have to love yourself to get anything in this world done. —Lucille Ball


274. Depression weighs you down like a rock in a river. You don’t stand a chance. You can fight and pray and hope you have the strength to swim, but sometimes, you have to let yourself sink. Because you’ll never know true happiness until someone or something pulls you back out of that river–and you’ll never believe it until you realize it was you, yourself who saved you. Alysha Speer


275. “The real difficulty in self love is combating the inner critic who goes against our own wishes by challenging our own beliefs. You know you’re worthy of love, but the critic keeps reminding you of the past pain that you can’t let go of.” – Anonymous


276. “When you discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” – Jean Shinoda Bolen


277. “Shelter yourself when you feel you need to. Retract, give yourself time to heal. When you feel safe enough step forwards into love and living your truth again. Tiptoe if need be. Be gentle on yourself. The more you learn to trust yourself, and have faith in the universe the easier life flows.”—Nerissa Marie


278. “You have to validate yourself first, and then you will receive the much-deserved healing validation from the rest of the world.”


279. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield


280. “She will rise. With a spine of steel and a roar like thunder, she will rise.” – Nicole Lyons


281. “To gain self-respect, you need to put yourself first.”


282. “Value yourself first and only then you can learn to value others.“


283. “Bad leaders care about who is right. Good leaders care about what is right.”


284. “If you prioritize yourself, you are going to save yourself.” – Gabrielle Union


285. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. Your really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball


286. “Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.” – Miguel Angel Ruiz


287. “Know what matters most to you and be unwilling to compromise those priorities at almost any price.” —​ Frank Sonnenberg


288. “In the entire universe, you play such a huge role. The self esteem and love you have for yourself is the only gift you need to give. It isn’t a selfish act to love yourself hard. Only you can love yourself to the fullest because you understand why every aspect of your life has happened. A self love deficit isn’t what will bring you joy. The wrong mental attitude can be devastating in the world. If you have true self esteem and high self love you can share that love with the world around you. To love oneself is to love the world and a person learns that only when they show themselves the kindness they deserve.” – Anonymous


289. Be kind to yourself, dear—to our innocent follies. Forget any sounds or touch you knew that did not help you dance. You will come to see that all evolves us. Rumi


290. Your opinion matters.


291. “Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.” – Marcus Aurelius


292. “The entire universe deserve your love. You also deserve to experience it back.” – Anonymous


293. I think in life you should work on yourself until the day you die. —Serena Williams


294. Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we'll ever do. —Brené Brown


295. “I wish I could make everyone understand how important this statement is: go where you are wanted.” – S. McNutt


296. No one can rescue me. I know because I've already tried to get them to do it. It doesn't work. This is all on me. —Michelle D'Avella


297. “Let all that you do be done in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14


298. “Self-care is so much more than a beauty regimen or an external thing you do. It has to start within your heart to know what you need to navigate your life. A pedicure doesn’t last, but meditating every day does.” – Carrie-Anne Moss


299. “Great leaders don’t see themselves as great; they see themselves as human.”


300. I am what I am. I can't help myself and if you don't like it get with somebody else. —Jonas Brothers


301. “You are more than enough. If you can see yourself as the mirror image of source; pure unconditional love, the art of sliding into your purpose will manifest.”—Nerissa Marie


302. “If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.” – Banksy


303. “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” — Mandy Hale


304. “Put yourself first and everyone benefits.” – Jim Karas


305. I would no longer open my soul to people undeserving of it. Teresa Lo


306. “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” — Maxwell Maltz


307. “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


308. “Always put yourself first – never compromise on your own happiness in order to make someone else happy.” — Hayley Mulenda


309. “In other words, it is just as possible to love yourself when you are stuck as it is to love yourself when you are free. At either end of the spectrum, loving ourselves seems like the only choice we have.”—Gay Hendricks


310. “A small team, committed to a cause bigger than themselves, can achieve absolutely anything.”


311. Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself. ―Rupi Kaur


312. “If you don’t workout, sleep, meditate, relax, or do whatever special things you need to do for you, you won’t be the best version of yourself. When you’re not your best version of yourself, you can’t do things for others. In a way, it’s actually selfless to take great care of yourself because it allows you to be more present for your family and friends.” — Heather Monahan


313. “In fact, if you want to attract success, you will have to put yourself first. You can’t take care of anyone else until you take care of yourself.” — Talane Miedaner


314. “Choose to put yourself first and make you a priority. It’s not selfish, it’s necessary” – Keysha Jade


315. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.”


316. “Love yourself. Enough to take the actions required for your happiness. Enough to cut yourself loose from the drama-filled past. Enough to set a high standard for relationships. Enough to feed your mind and body in a healthy manner. Enough to forgive yourself. Enough to move on.” – Steve Maraboli


317. You're always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company. —Diane von Furstenberg


318. “In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.” – Andrea Dykstra


319. “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.”


320. Stay healthy and feel good.


321. “I know it’s not easy to put yourself first, take control of your career, and be your own advocate. But as Barack Obama said, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.””—Laurie Ruettimann


322. Quotes About Putting Yourself First ~ You Have No Limits


323. Quotes About Putting Yourself First ~ Caring About Yourself Is Not Selfish


324. “It’s not selfish, but selfless to be first, to be as good as possible to you, to take care of you, to keep you whole and healthy, that doesn’t mean that you disregard everything and everyone, but you gotta keep your cup full.” – ​ Iyanla Vanzant


325. “Trying to be yourself all the time can be a struggle as we naturally create faces and personas for different people. Until we know the truth of our essence, the love in the heart of our being, we keep searching for completion outside ourselves. Authenticity stems from self-love.”—Nerissa Marie


326. “Put yourself first. It is so easy to put family, friends and significant others first. But it is extremely important to think of your needs and wants and make them a priority.” – Kia Lorece, How to Love Yourself


327. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Maya Angelou


328. “You were born an original work of art. Stay original always. Originals cost more than imitations.” – Suzy Kassem


329. Life is too short to spend it at war with yourself. —Unknown


330. “This time, put yourself first and stand up for what you want, but do it diplomatically.” – Lynda Field, Be Yourself


331. “Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance in the world to pursue your dreams.” – Hillary Clinton


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


333. “Always put yourself first – never compromise on your own happiness in order to make someone else happy.” – Hayley Mulenda, The Abcs to Student Success


334. “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” – Marianne Williamson


335. Stop worrying about what others think.


336. “It’s better to have a great team than a team of greats.”


337. “I don’t fit into any stereotypes and I like myself that way.” – C. Joybell


338. “No matter what the problem is, your experiences are outer effects of inner thoughts. Even self-hatred is a thought you have about yourself. This thought produces a feeling, and you buy into that feeling. However, if you don’t have the thought, you won’t have the feeling. Thoughts can be changed. Change the thought, and the feeling must go.”—Louise Hay


339. “Choose to put yourself first and make you a priority. It’s not selfish, it’s necessary.”


340. “Be silly. Be fun. Be different. Be crazy. Be you, because life is too short to be anything but happy.” – Unknown


341. “Be loud about the things that are important to you.” – Karen Walrond


342. “Man up and put yourself first, before anyone. There are some who are now gasping just after reading that statement. Gasping because I didn’t say put God first. Put God first! When you put God first, you put yourself first!” – C T Shackleford, Can We Talk?


343. “Put yourself first. It is so easy to put family, friends and significant others first. But it is extremely important to think of your needs and wants and make them a priority.” — Kia Lorece


344. “Progress is more important than perfection.”


345. “Learn to love yourself enough to be happy in your own company, not needing to use anyone as an escape.” – Samantha Camargo


346. “But if you put yourself first in a loving manner, this is an act of self-love, which will only benefit everyone else around you.” — Nancy M. Mae


347. “In fact, if you want to attract success, you will have to put yourself first. You can’t take care of anyone else until you take care of yourself.” – Talane Miedaner, Coach Yourself to Success


348. “Your soul will never be fully nourished by anyone’s love but your own.” – Dominee


349. The biggest lie we fall for is that it doesn’t matter. Your opinion doesn’t matter. Your choices don’t matter. Your influence doesn’t matter. Your existence doesn’t matter. You don’t matter. It is the worst, most destructive lie we ever believe, and in consequence, it wreaks extensive damage to more lives than your own. Don’t fall for that evil lie. Don’t forget that everything about you absolutely does matter. Richelle E. Goodrich


350. “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for somthing we love is called passion.”


351. “A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other.”


352. If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do. Vironika Tugaleva


353. “Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish – it makes you indestructible.” – Unknown


354. “As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know this is ‘authenticity.’” – Charlie Chaplin


355. You do not just wake up and become the butterfly—growth is a process. —Rupi Kaur


356. “I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.” – Harun Yahya


357. 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


358. “Practice self-rescue first before you ‘help’ someone else.” – Maureen Joyce Connolly


359. Talk to yourself like someone you love. —Brené Brown


360. “Fight against something and you focus on the thing you hate. Fight for something and you focus on the thing you love.”


361. Be single and save yourself for a relationship that motivates you to become the best version of yourself. Be single until you find a love that resembles the type of love you've been fighting for.—r.h. Sin


362. “Though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.” – Psalm 27:3


363. And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about. Haruki Murakami


364. “The challenge of the unknown future is so much more exciting than the stories of the accomplished past.”


365. “The goal is not to be perfect by the end. The goal is to be better today.”


366. Trust your gut. Forgive yourself. Be grateful. —Cheryl Strayed


367. “Leadership is neither a rank nor a title. It is a choice. The choice to provide care and protection for those for whom we are responsible.”


368. “The love and attention you always thought you wanted from someone else, is the love and attention you first need to give to yourself.”― Bryant McGillns


369. I’ve tried to become someone else for a while, only to discover that he, too, was me. Stephen Dunn


370. “Don’t wait for a crisis to realize what matters most. Put yourself first right now. Because right now is all we have.” —​ Brittany Burgunder


371. If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. Marvin Gaye


372. It's you versus you. —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson


373. You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are. —Yogi Bhajan


374. “Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller


375. When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open. Dejan Stojanovic


376. “Remember to delight yourself first, then others can be truly delighted.” – SARK


377. “You don’t need to live to fulfil other’s expectations. Live for yourself, love yourself and do not let them tell you that it is selfish.”


378. “You must learn to put your own needs first. Does that sound callous? It shouldn’t if you are honest with yourself.” – Anne Bellamy, ‎Annie James, Using The Law of Attraction To Help The Universe Help You


379. In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you. —Unknown


380. “Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise Hay


381. “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.


382. Self-care is giving the world the best you instead of what's left of you. —Katie Reed


383. “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” —​ Marianne Williamson


384. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw


385. The things that make me different are the things that make me. —Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne


386. “Replace the word ‘spend’ with ‘invest’ in your vocabulary and notice how it impacts your everyday decisions.” – Randy Thio


387. “How you treat yourself is how you treat God, because you are the representative of God in your life. So when you put yourself last, you are putting God last.”


388. “When you care for yourself first, the world will also find you worthy of care.” – Haemin Sunim


389. Don't hold yourself back.


390. Quotes About Putting Yourself First ~ Love Yourself


391. “Their opinions are not your oxygen.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones


392. “Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves.” – Pema Chodron


393. “Self-love seems so often unrequited.” — Anthony Powell


394. “When you are on an airplane, they tell you in an emergency to put your oxygen mask first then to help others… it is the same in life as well… If you don’t take care of you, then there is no you to be able to help others. Take time to refresh your soul – make time for some “you” time.” – Karen Kostyla


395. Self validate yourself


396. Your biggest commitment must always be to yourself. —Bridgett Devoue


397. “Self-love is an ocean and your heart is a vessel. Make it full, and any excess will spill over into the lives of the people you hold dear. But you must come first.” —Beau Taplin


398. “There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself.” – Brian Andreas


399. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.”


400. You & Your voice hold a value…


401. “I’m doing it for me.” – Unknown


402. “Sometimes your soulmate is yourself. Sometimes you have to be the love of your life until you discover that type of love in someone else.” —r.h. Sin


403. “No human being is ever going to love you more than you love yourself.” — Avis J. Williams


404. We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. May Sarton


405. “Comparison is an act of violence against the self.” – Iyanla Vanzant


406. A lot of times we are angry at other people for not doing what we should have done for ourselves.—Rupi Kaur


407. “You get the benefits of both giving and receiving compassion when you offer it to yourself.” – Rick Hanson


408. “Your personal growth is the only thing that matters. You own and write your story; no one else does. Believe in your unique steps up the mountain.” – Brittany Burgunder


409. “Compassion for self and others may very well be the answer to healing our hurt, hate-filled world.” – Laura Jack


410. “The expert in anything was once a beginner.” – Helen Hayes


411. “If you are heartbroken, still leave your heart open, so pain can find an exit.” – Alexandra Vasiliu


412. “If you want to have enough to give to others, you will need to take care of yourself first. A tree that refuses water and sunlight for itself can’t bear fruit for others.” —​ Emily Maroutian


413. “Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.”


414. “Put yourself first. Before all others, take care of yourself. Before the wife or the husband, before the beautiful children, before your parents. Put yourself first. Take care of yourself.” — Barbel Mohr


415. I woke up like this. Flawless. —Beyoncé


416. “You have to be self-interested in order to be selfless. You have to put yourself first if you want to be of use to other people.” – Rachel Bartholomew


417. “Write it on your heart you are the most beautiful soul of the Universe. Realize it, honor it and celebrate life.” – Amit Ray


418. “Be the love you never received.” – Rune Lazuli


419. “Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.” – Akiroq Brost


420. “You are good enough. You do deserve good things. You are smart enough. You are worthy of love and respect.” – Lorri Faye


421. “No one knows everything. But together, we know a whole lot.”


422. “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”


423. Being selfish isn't a bad thing.


424. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”


425. “You have to choose yourself, even when others refuse to.” – R. H. Sin


426. You are enough.


427. How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you. —Rupi Kaur


428. Work on you, for you. —Unknown


429. “You have to be self-interested in order to be selfless. You have to put yourself first if you want to be of use to other people.”


430. “Taking care of yourself first, is the greatest gift you can bring to this world. When you learn to love yourself, it’s like turning the light on.”—Nerissa Marie


431. “Today you are you! That is truer than true!


432. “The salvation of man is through love and in love. I understood how a man who has nothing left in this world still may know bliss, be it only for a brief moment, in the contemplation of his beloved.” Viktor E. Frankl


433. “If you don’t make the choices in your own life, then someone else is going to end up making them for you and they are not gonna be good." —​ James Altucher


434. “Either they like you or they don’t. Never try to convince somebody of your worth. If a person doesn’t appreciate you, they don’t deserve you. Respect yourself and be with people who truly value ‘you.’” – Brigitte Nicole


435. “Happiness is found when we go with the flow of life, not when we rail against it, and self-compassion can help us navigate these turbulent rapids with a wise, accepting heart.”


436. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” – Shannon L. Alder


437. “Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.” —Unknown


438. “When you say ‘yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” – Paulo Coelho


439. They will try to make you unhappy, don't let them. They will try to tell you you're not free, don't listen. —Unknown


440. It's not weak to choose you.


441. “It’s important to put yourself first from time to time. It’s not selfish—it’s actually going to put you in a better position to give to others.” – Carley Centen, The Book of Hope


442. The key is to not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. Stephen R. Covey


443. “Always putting others first creates deep resentment, destroys your happiness, and is unsustainable.


444. Nobody is perfect. I just don’t believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, 'This is who I am and look at me not being perfect!' I'm proud of that. —Kate Winslet


445. “When you put yourself first, it means you love yourself, and when you love yourself, you love the others.” – Carmina Harr, How to Turn Your Dreams into Reality


446. Be your own best friend.


447. “Be you, love you. All ways, always.” – Alexandra Elle


448. Water yourself first.


449. “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” – Rupi Kaur


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


451. A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else. —Haruki Murakami


452. Own your story and live unapologetically.


453. Understand yourself


454. Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself. —Wayne Dyer


455. “Solitude is where I place my chaos to rest and awaken my inner peace.” – Nikki Rowe


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


457. Never give up on anyone. And that includes not giving up on yourself. —Dieter F. Uchtdorf


458. “The only person I need to compare myself to is my yesterday self.” – Allison Sue


459. “Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” —​ Eleanor Brown


460. We accept the love we think we deserve. —Stephen Chbosky


461. “You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.” – R.Z.


462. I always feel confident. I never allow myself to not feel confident. —Amber Rose


463. Just do what works for you, because there will always be somebody who thinks differently. —Michelle Obama


464. “Self-care is how you take your power back.” — Lalah Delia


465. “Just look at yourself in the mirror and focus on what you need to do to get better.” — Choo Freeman


466. It’s really about changing the conversation. It’s not about perfection. It’s about purpose. We have to care about our bodies and what we put in them. Women have to take the time to focus on our mental health—take time for self, for the spiritual, without feeling guilty or selfish. The world will see you the way you see you, and treat you the way you treat yourself. —Beyoncé


467. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott


468. “Loving ourselves points us to capacities of resilience, compassion, and understanding within that are simply part of being alive.”


469. “If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.” – Roman Price


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


471. Love only yourself a little bit longer, until you can’t stand not to love someone else. Kiera Cass


472. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” —​ Howard Washington Thurman


473. “Make your priorities a priority.” — Frank Sonnenberg


474. “Part of learning to love yourself involves undergoing a radical transformation of how your mind sees things, so that you can see the world as a place where you are in total control of how much love you are willing to experience.”—Gay Hendricks


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


476. “I am both the comforter and the one in need of comfort.”


477. “Consistent change is civilization”


478. “Be considerate to yourself and put yourself first always; then you will do the same for others.” – Anne Poole, Believe in Yourself


479. “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


480. “You don’t need to live to fulfill other’s expectations. Live for yourself, love yourself and do not let them tell you that it is selfish.” – Mridula Singh


481. “It took me a long time to love myself, years actually. With that being said, you either like me or you don’t. I have no time to try and convince anyone to value all that I am.” – Daniel Franzese


482. “Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” – Christopher Germer


483. “How we care for ourselves gives our brain messages that shape our self-worth so we must care for ourselves in every way, every day.” – Sam Owen


484. Your personal growth is the only thing that matters. You own and write your story; no one else does. Believe in your unique steps up the mountain. Brittany Burgunder


485. “Put yourself first. Before all others, take care of yourself. Before the wife or the husband, before the beautiful children, before your parents. Put yourself first. Take care of yourself.” – Barbel Mohr


486. “Think of your own needs and put yourself first in relationships. By putting yourself and your happiness first, you teach people to respect you.” – Neli P. Georgieva, You Are Beautiful, Darling!


487. “I will never apologize for being me, but I will apologize for the times that I am not.” – Michael Carini


488. “Only love today. Be kind to yourself.”


489. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw


490. Until I'm ready, let me be. I have to heal myself. —Samantha King


491. “A leader without a title is better than a title without the ability to lead.”


492. “Take time to do what makes your soul happy.” – Unknown


493. “Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?” — Brigham Young


494. “You alone are enough, you have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Dr. Maya Angelou


495. “The right mental attitude will guide you towards feeling a sense of love that you deserve to experience.” – Anonymous


496. “Make happiness your priority and be gentle with yourself in the process.” – Bronnie Ware


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


498. “Don’t let the bad days make you think you have a bad life.” – Unknown


499. Being comfortable in your own skin is one of the most important things to achieve. I'm still working on it! —Kate Mara


500. We can’t be all things to all people because we are everything to ourselves. Akiroq Brost


501. “Unless we love and treat ourselves well, we are ill-equipped to do the same for others.” – Angela C. Santomero


502. “I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side.” – Dr. Maya Angelou


503. Love yourself when you're tired. Love yourself when you're weak. Love yourself when you're confused. Love yourself when you're broken. Love yourself when you're restored. —MB


504. “Hearing is listening to what is said. Listening is hearing what isn’t said.”


505. Give yourself what you need.


506. “Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.” – Brené Brown


507. “The beauty of self-compassion is that instead of replacing negative feelings with positive ones, new positive emotions are generated by embracing the negative ones.”


508. “I am who I am. Not who you think I am. Not who you want me to be. I am me.” – Brigitte Nicole


509. “Everyone one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” – Diana, Princess of Wales


510. “I am unapologetically myself.” – Unknown


511. “Prove to the world you ARE worth something by treating yourself with the utmost respect and hope that other people will follow your example. And even if they don’t, at least one person in the world is treating you well: YOU.” ― Carrie Hope Fletcher


512. “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” — Anna Taylor


513. “When you care for yourself first, the world will also find you worthy of care.” ― Haemin Sunim


514. Don’t dare to be different, dare to be yourself – if that doesn’t make you different then something is wrong. Laura Baker


515. “If you don’t workout, sleep, meditate, relax, or do whatever special things you need to do for you, you won’t be the best version of yourself. When you’re not your best version of yourself, you can’t do things for others. In a way, it’s actually selfless to take great care of yourself because it allows you to be more present for your family and friends.” – Heather Monahan


516. If someone does not want me it is not the end of the world. But if I do not want me, the world is nothing but endings. Nayyirah Waheed


517. “Put yourself first and everyone benefits.” — Jim Karas


518. “The first key, the key to unlocking your universe is to put yourself first.” — Connie Cash


519. “Some people don’t understand the importance of solitude. I don’t always want to be stimulated. I don’t always want noise. In fact, when I find my alone time, that’s when I find myself. Alone time helps me put myself first. It helps me reset life.” – S. McNutt


520. Trust the next chapter because you are the author. —Unknown


521. “When you make a mistake, respond to yourself in a loving way rather than a self-shaming way.” – Ellie Holcomb


522. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


523. “Put yourself first. I’m not talking about narcissism. I’m talking about not putting other people’s needs ahead of yours all the time. When you constantly put yourself second, you set up a pattern and start to settle for second place.” – Carmen Harra, ‎Alexandra Harra, The Karma Queens’ Guide to Relationships


524. Don’t think about making life better for other people who don’t even deserve you, rather, focus on making your life the best, for yourself and those who love you. C. JoyBell C.


525. “Listening is not understanding the words of the question asked, listening is understanding why the question was asked in the first place.”


526. “Flowers grow back even after the harshest winters, you will too.” – Jennae Cecilia


527. “Nothing else falls into line when you’re cold to your own person. Everything else falls into line when you open your heart to yourself and stay true to your own person.” – Anonymous


528. Until ‘you’ FULLY embrace who ‘you are’, no amount of money, no person, or external things will EVER make you happy or bring you peace. Yvonne Pierre


529. Quotes About Putting Yourself First ~ You Are Valuable


530. “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” – Anna Taylor


531. “When you are fully open to love, you can provide an endless supply of it for yourself and others.”—Gay Hendricks


532. “Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.” – Beyonce


533. “Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.”


534. Life’s trials will test you, and shape you, but don’t let them change who you are. Aaron Lauritsen


535. “Find compassion for yourself in the moment. Be real, by loving your perceived flaws. This is divine gratitude.”—Nerissa Marie


536. “Sometimes you will need people to support you and they won’t be available, not because they don’t care but because they’re the main character of their own life, not just the supporting character in yours.” – kesiawrites


537. “If you want to have enough to give to others, you will need to take care of yourself first. A tree that refuses water and sunlight for itself can’t bear fruit for others.”


538. Right now is all we have.


539. “The Golden Rule is a two-way street: we should do unto ourselves as we do unto others.” – Rick Hanson


540. “We’d achieve more if we chase the dream instead of the competition.”


541. “I can’t control your behavior, nor do I want that burden… but I will not apologize for refusing to be disrespected, to be lied to, or to be mistreated, I have standards, step up or step out.” – Steve Maraboli


542. “If you don’t workout, sleep, meditate, relax, or do whatever special things you need to do for you, you won’t be the best version of yourself. When you’re not your best version of yourself, you can’t do things for others. In a way, it’s actually selfless to take great care of yourself because it allows you to be more present for your family and friends.”


543. Keep your cup full.


544. “Who is the only person in your life who is available 24/7 to provide you with care and kindness? You.”


545. “You give numerous second chances to the undeserved, but start judging yourself in your very first legitimate failure. Why such discrimination?” – Hiral Nagda


546. Just be yourself.