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50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself

These self-compassion quotes and affirmations for self-compassion can help you remember to show yourself the same grace and acceptance you show to everyone you love in your life. Self-compassion is a powerful tool for personal healing so pick your favorite self-compassion quotes to print and place somewhere you can see it every day. You can download each quote or affirmation individually or download a free printable of all the  self-compassion quotes and affirmations at the end of this post.

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If you saw my post How to Learn to Treat Yourself with Self-Compassion, you know I sometimes struggle with treating myself kindly and showing myself the same compassion I show others. I’ve been working on using the tips and exercises I shared in the post, but sometimes I need a reminder to actually use the skills I’m learning.

That’s why I love this set of self-compassion quotes. I can print out my favorites and tape them to my bathroom mirror where I’ll see them each morning when I wake up or place one on my office desk where I can see it while I’m working. Each quote is a visual reminder that I’m worthy of self-acceptance and self-love and to practice my self-compassion skills. 

I hope you’ll find them useful as well. What is your favorite self-compassion quote?

Self-Compassion Quotes for Love and Acceptance

This is my absolute favorite self-compassion mantra to use in difficult times.

This is a moment of suffering. Suffering is part of life. May I be kind to myself. May I give myself the compassion I need. – Kristen Neff, PH.D.

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - This is a moment of suffering. Suffering is part of life. May I be kind to myself. May I give myself the compassion I need. - Kristen Neff, PH.D. - These self-compassion quotes and affirmations for self-compassion can help you remember to show yourself the same grace and acceptance you show to everyone you love in your life. Self-compassion is a powerful tool for personal healing so pick your favorite self-compassion quotes to print and place somewhere you can see it every day. You can download each quote or affirmation individually or download a free printable of all the self-compassion quotes and affirmations at the end of this post.

Self-Compassion Quotes

I love myself for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now. – Louise Hay

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - I love myself for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now. - Louise Hay

If your compassion does not include yourself it is incomplete. – Jack Kornfield

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - If your compassion does not include yourself it is incomplete. - Jack Kornfield

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

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. - Louise Hay

I was once afraid of people saying ‘Who does she think she is?’ Now I have the courage to stand and say “This is who I am.” – Oprah Winfrey

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - I was once afraid of people saying ‘Who does she think she is?’ Now I have the courage to stand and say “This is who I am.” - Oprah Winfrey

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.

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - 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.

If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not capable of developing compassion for others. – Dalai Lama

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - If you don't love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not capable of developing compassion for others. - Dalai Lama

I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art. – Madonna

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art. - Madonna

Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness. – Deborah Day

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness. - Deborah Day

Whatever you do, be gentle with yourself. – Sanoben Khan

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - Whatever you do, be gentle with yourself. - Sanoben Khan

I just want everyone to remember if you can love me. You can love yourself. Every single day. If you can love my big black ass at this tiny, tiny little desk, you can love yourself. – Lizzo

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - I just want everyone to remember if you can love me. You can love yourself. Every single day. If you can love my big black ass at this tiny, tiny little desk, you can love yourself. – Lizzo

Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy. – Pema Chodron

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy. – Pema Chodron

Loving Yourself is Healing the World! – Jaymie Gerard

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - Loving Yourself is Healing the World! – Jaymie Gerard

You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge. – Danielle LaPorte

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge. – Danielle LaPorte

We cannot change anything unless we accept it. – Carl Jung

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - We cannot change anything unless we accept it. – Carl Jung

What you resist, persists. – Carl Jung

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - What you resist, persists. – Carl Jung

All the happiness, self-confidence, and support you’re seeking is already within you. – Gabby Bernstein

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - All the happiness, self-confidence, and support you’re seeking is already within you. – Gabby Bernstein

Every aspect of ourselves has a gift. Every emotion and every trait we possess helps show us the way to enlightenment, to oneness. – Debbie Ford

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - Every aspect of ourselves has a gift. Every emotion and every trait we possess helps show us the way to enlightenment, to oneness. - Debbie Ford

You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging. – Brene Brown

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging. - Brene Brown

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. – Maya Angelou

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. - Maya Angelou

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

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept 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

To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections. – Sandra Bierig

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections. – Sandra Bierig

If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self. – Wayne Dyer

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self. – Wayne Dyer

So be who you really are. Embrace who you are. Literally. Hug yourself. Accept who you are. Unless you’re a serial killer. – Ellen DeGeneres

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - So be who you really are. Embrace who you are. Literally. Hug yourself. Accept who you are. Unless you're a serial killer. - Ellen DeGeneres

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

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful. – Amy Bloom

One of the best guides to how to be self-loving is to give ourselves the love we are often dreaming about receiving from others. – Bell Hooks

50 Self-Compassion Quotes and Affirmations to Help You Learn to Love and Accept Yourself - One of the best guides to how to be self-loving is to give ourselves the love we are often dreaming about receiving from others. – Bell Hooks 

Affirmations for Self-Compassion

I am patient with the process of becoming who I am.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - I am patient with the process of becoming who I am.

I forgive myself and accept my flaws.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - I forgive myself and accept my flaws.

I am enough

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - I am enough.

Everyone makes mistakes. I accept and forgive myself for mine.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - Everyone makes mistakes. I accept and forgive myself for mine.

I am gentle and loving with myself as I change and grow.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - I am gentle and loving with myself as I change and grow.

How can I nurture my soul today?

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - How can I nurture my soul today?

I’m proud of myself for trying. Lots of people don’t even try.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - I’m proud of myself for trying. Lots of people don’t even try

I’m doing my best and that is enough.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - I’m doing my best and that is enough.

Today I will show up for me.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - Today I will show up for me.

I am my own superhero.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - I am my own superhero.

I am releasing self-judgement and accepting self-love.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - I am releasing self-judgement and accepting self-love.

Let’s just take things one step at a time.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - Let’s just take things one step at a time.

My opinion of myself is the only one that matters.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - My opinion of myself is the only one that matters.

The past is the past. The future is mine to make.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - The past is the past. The future is mine to make.

My uniqueness is what makes me special.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - My uniqueness is what makes me special.

I love and accept myself today.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - I love and accept myself today.

I give my body the care it needs.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - I give my body the care it needs.

I’m kind to myself and to the world around me.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - I’m kind to myself and to the world around me.

I’m healing myself with compassion.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - I’m healing myself with compassion.

I talk to myself with love.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - I talk to myself with love.

I have come this far, and I can keep going.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - I have come this far, and I can keep going.

I am trying to love myself a little more everyday.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - I am trying to love myself a little more everyday.

I’m evolving every day.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - I’m evolving every day.

I am working on loving myself.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - I am working on loving myself.

Today I will not stress over things I cannot control.

Affirmations for Self-Compassion - Today I will not stress over things I cannot control.

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  1. This is fantastic! I will be sharing this. Hope your kick boxing class went well. What an awesome opportunity to have a class to attend. I live in the middle of nowhere.

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