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150+ Self-Love Quotes For Instagram

We all know how important self-love is. We also all know how Instagram is a great platform to use to show our self-love and to promote it!

So you have the perfect picture you want to share, but what should you caption it? Sometimes your mind just blanks! Or something, you can’t just put into words what you want to relay.

We here at GenTwenty understand the struggle, which is why we did the digging for you. If you’re looking for the best captions, you’ve come to the right place!

Here are some perfect self-love quotes that would be perfect captions for your Instagram pics — or perfect to turn into graphics to share as an Insta post or a story! Try these cute captions and clever captions to go along with your perfect selfie! These quotes are great for short captions!

We hope you will find inspiration for the perfect caption or even your Instagram bio.

150+ Self-Love Quotes For Instagram

“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

“If there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.” – Beyoncé

“Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you, who you are.” – Beyoncé

“You change the world by being yourself.” – Yoko Ono

“Put yourself first. Self-love is not selfish at all. It means that you’re taking care of yourself, and like my mom reinforced to me, to make sure that I was safe and that I was healthy.” – Laurie Hernandez

“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

“If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine?” – Meghan Markle

“The first step in loving yourself is knowing you’re worth it.”

“Eery single day I find something new to love about myself.”

“Much love… to myself.”

“The important thing is that you choose yourself, day after day. Even when no one else does.”

“Just do what works for you, because there will always be somebody who thinks differently.” – Michelle Obama

“The things that make me different are the things that make me.” – Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

“The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.”

“Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.”

“Self-love means picking myself over and over again.”

“You can’t pour from an empty cup.”

“I have unconditional love for myself.”

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”

“Low self-esteem has got nothing on me.”

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

“Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.”

“I am what I am. I can’t help myself and if you don’t like it get with somebody else.” – Jonas Brothers

“I try to keep it real. I don’t have time to worry about what I’m projecting to the world. I’m just busy being myself.” —Demi Lovato

“It’s you versus you.” —Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

“When life puts you in touchy situations, don’t say, ‘Why me?’ Just say, ‘Try me.’” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

“I think no matter what you look like, the key first of all is to be happy with yourself. And then you know if you want to improve things you don’t like about yourself, then do it after you appreciate yourself.” – Adele

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

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

“You really have to love yourself to get anything in this world done.” – Lucille Ball

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

“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

“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane von Furstenberg

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel

“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right here.” – Venus Williams

“I think in life you should work on yourself until the day you die.” – Serena Williams

“It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” – Sally Field

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

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

“Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.” – Rupi Kaur

“You must want to spend the rest of your life with yourself first.” – Rupi Kaur

“A sign of self-love is trusting yourself.”

“Tough times happen to even good people.”

“I’m my own best friend.”

“A little self-love goes a long way.”

“Let it go, let it leave, let it happen. Nothing in this world was promised or belonged to you anyway.” —Rupi Kaur

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

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

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

o fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness. – Robert Morley

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

“Self-love is a beautiful thing.”

“There are always great things about me.”

“I love myself more every single day.”

“The best outfit is one you feel good in.”

The absence of self-love can never be replaced with the presence of people’s love for you. – Edmond Mbiaka

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives. – Luis L. Hay

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

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

“The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” – Maya Angelou

“Our entire life… consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.” – Jean Anouih

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

“You deserve someone who makes you feel like the otherworldly creature you are. Yourself.”- Amanda Lovelace

“We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Stephen Chbosky

“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

“You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” – Yogi Bhajan

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

“Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again.” – Lalah Delia

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

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

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

“Keep watering yourself. You’re growing.” – E.Russell

“Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.” – Les Brown

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

“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

“Your biggest commitment must always be to yourself.” – Bridgett Devoue

“Loving yourself isn’t vanity; it’s sanity.” – Katrina Mayer

“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

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

“All individuals merit your thoughtfulness, however none more so than you.”

“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – Luis L. Hay

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” – C. G. Jung

“Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.” – Karl Lagerfeld

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

“No one is you and that is your power.”

“Success likes yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”

“Be yourself. An original is so much better than a copy.”

“You can’t actually adore another person except if you truly love yourself first.”

“See good in all things.”

“Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish. It makes you indestructible.”

“Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream.”

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

“I am accepting myself unconditionally no matter what.”

“You, at the end of the day, however much anyone in the whole universe, merit your adoration and fondness.”

“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.”

“I don’t like myself, I’m crazy about myself.”

“Self-respect, self-worth and self-love, all start with self. Stop looking outside of yourself for your value.” – Rob Liano

“So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”

“No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you can always turn around.”

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

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

“The absence of self-love can never be replaced with the presence of people’s love for you.” – Edmond Mbiaka

“Your relationship with others shows your relationship with yourself.” – Nitin Namdeo

“Have the courage to love yourself like you always wished someone would.”

“You are ore to be real not to be perfect.”

“Do your thing and couldn’t care less on the off chance that they like it.”

“The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it’s conformity.”

“Loving you, caring you, respecting you, and appreciating you is not the duty of others, it’s all your responsibility.” – Nitin Namdeo

“Do your thing and couldn’t care less on the off chance that they like it.”

“All individuals merit your thoughtfulness, however none more so than you.”

“The second you acknowledge yourself, you become lovely.”

“Only You are sufficient. You don’t have anything to demonstrate to anybody.”

“You deserve someone who makes you feel like the otherworldly creature you are. Yourself.” — Amanda Lovelace

“The dream that doesn’t scare you is not a dream.”

“You can’t spell awesome without ME.”

“Progress, not perfection.”

“It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” – Chinese Proverb

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

“Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those who treat you like shit.” – Unknown

“You cannot do anything to make God love you more; you can’t do anything to make God love you less.” – Phil Ware

“There are people who can walk away from you. And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk away from you: let them walk. I don’t want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you. I mean hang up the phone. When people can walk away from you let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left. People leave you because they are not joined to you. And if they are not joined to you, You can’t make them stay. Let them go. And it doesn’t mean that they are a bad person, it just means that their part in the story is over. And you’ve got to know when people’s part in your story is over so that you don’t keep trying to raise the dead. You’ve got to know when it’s dead. You’ve got to know when it’s over. Stop begging people to stay. Let them go!!” -Tupac

“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” – TLC

“You can’t depend on anyone else, and you shouldn’t. And when it comes to taking care of yourself, nobody’s going to do that like you.” – Suzy Welch

“I’ve learned you should always keep your heart at a place of gentleness and tolerance, no matter how much you’ve been hurt.” – Eudora Welty

“Tell me, what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver

“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.” – Hans Christian Andersen

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon

“There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.” – Coco Chanel

“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

“This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time.” – Chuck Palahniuk

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins

“Maybe, if you put your disbelief aside, roll up your sleeves, take some risks, and totally go for it, you’ll wake up one day and realize you’re living the kind of life you used to be jealous of.” – Jen Sincero

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

“You won’t know until you try. Create without fear. If you mess up, who cares? You learn and move on.” – Michelle McHargue

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for” – Oprah Winfrey

“A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” – Colin Powell

“To achieve what 1% of the world’s population has, you must be willing to do what only 1% dares to do.” – Manoj Arora

“If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.”- Anthony Bourdain

“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

“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. Apologize for mistakes. Apologize for unintentionally hurting someone-profusely. But don’t apologize being who are you.” – Danielle LaPorte

“I wanted the whole world or nothing.” – Charles Bukowski

“Whatever it is that you think you want to do, and whatever it is that you think stands between you and that, stop making excuses. You can do anything.” – Katia Beauchamp,

“Failing is a crucial part of success. Every time you fail and get back up, you practice perseverance, which is the key to life. Your strength comes in your ability to recover.” – Michelle Obama

“Say yes, and you’ll figure it out later.” – Tina Fey

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale

“Everybody has their own Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb.” -Seth Godin

“My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose – somehow we always win out.” -Ronald Reagan

“Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.” -Brian Tracy

“Most ‘impossible’ goals can be met simply by breaking them down into bite size chunks, writing them down, believing them, and then going full speed ahead as if they were routine.” -Don Lancaster

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield

“I learned to push the envelope when it comes to asking questions or making requests. And if you hear ‘that’s not possible,’ then to ask ‘what is possible,’ instead of just saying thank you and leaving.” – Emily Weiss

“Show up in every single moment like you’re meant to be there.”– Marie Forleo

“When you exude confidence, others will naturally follow you. Once you have built that self-confidence, make it your priority to lead by example.” – Kendra Scott

“We have been dying since we got here and forgot to enjoy the view – live fully.” – Rupi Kaur

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life — and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

“Being brave is when, despite the fear, we have the courage to take action, and that is way more powerful and inspiring than being fearless.”

“Courage is checking your own boxes–not the ones society expects you to check–and definitely NOT when you are expected to check them.”

“Love yourself.” – Jen Sincero

We hope these self love captions inspire you for your Instagram post! The best Instagram captions are the ones that are most authentic to you! It’s always a beautiful thing and a good thing to showcase your most authentic self.

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About the Author

Michelle Ioannou

Michelle graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelors of Arts '13 and a Master of Arts '14. She's currently working in corporate America with a side of freelance writing. She wants you to learn from her experiences and mistakes so your 20s can be your best decade. When she's not working, she's likely planning her escape to a tropical island.


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