28 Powerful Self Compassion Quotes

28 Powerful Self Compassion Quotes

If we want to love others, we first have to learn to love ourselves. Self-compassion is necessary for any significant personal growth and development because it gives us the ability to forgive ourselves for what we have not known and to grow from there. It is the middle step between self-forgiveness and becoming the best version of oneself. To motivate you today, I have compiled a list of powerful quotes about this topic

28 Powerful Self Compassion Quotes

 

“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.” ― Christopher K. Germer

  • “A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.”
    ― Christopher K. Germer
  • “Awakening self-compassion is often the greatest challenge people face on the spiritual path.”
    ― Tara Brach
  • “Your skin is your skin. Your legs are your legs. Your hair is your hair. Your smile is your smile. Your past is your past. You can waste your life hating these things, but you may as well learn to accept them. Both routes are difficult and full of pain, but with acceptance, you will be happy one day, while with hatred, you never will.”
    ― Vironika Tugaleva
  • “Today I began to criticize myself and look at myself with a judgmental eye… but then instead of going all out in that direction, I stopped and I began to understand me. And then I began to be patient with me. And then I began to feel a softness in the middle of my chest. So then I concluded that I can understand and be patient with me, just like how I am always understanding and being patient with everyone else. Why? Because I deserve that, and more.”
    ― C. JoyBell C.
  • “Accept where you are, accept what you have, accept who you are ~ do what you can with all of that and let it be enough.”
    ― Nikki Rowe


  • “You only have one life to live. Make sure it’s yours.”
    ― Eleanor Brown
  • “My Dear Friend,
    Don’t ever allow yourself to forget how incredibly special you are, even for a single second. Without you, the world would not be as magnificent. Let yourself remember to love again, starting with you loving you.”
    ― Miya Yamanouchi
  • “Taking good care of yourself means the people in your life receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.”
    ― Lucille Zimmerman
  • “First and foremost, if we maintain healthy emotional boundaries and direct love and kindness inwards, we are taking care of ourselves and secondly we are giving a subliminal message to others about how we wish to be treated. People tend to subconsciously treat us how we treat ourselves.”
    ― Christopher Dines
  • “If one is cruel to himself, how can we expect him to be compassionate with others?”
    ― Hasdai ibn Shaprut
  • “Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.”
    ― Christopher Germer
  • “To be a better person, spend less time filling out your personal scorecard and more time being kind . . . to you.”
    ― Philip Chard

 

“Awakening self-compassion is often the greatest challenge people face on the spiritual path.” ― Tara Brach

 

  • “When we practice self-compassion in our lives, we are compelled to be more understanding and accepting toward ourselves.”
    ― Jose Incer
  • “Have the courage to love yourself like you always wished someone would.”
    ― Vironika Tugaleva
  • “Self-compassion is like a muscle. The more we practice flexing it, especially when life doesn’t go exactly according to plan (a frequent scenario for most of us), the stronger and more resilient our compassion muscle becomes.”
    ― Sharon Salzberg
  • “Be nice to yourself… It’s hard to be happy when someone is mean to you all the time.”
    ― Christine Arylo
  • “Talk to yourself like a cherished friend. Treat yourself with love and care. You are perfect, just as you are.”
    ― Amy Leigh Mercree
  • “Taking time to relax every day, spending quality time with friends, and practicing mindfulness are some of the tried and tested ways of developing self-compassion.”
    ― Dr. Prem Jagyasi
  • “Your inner child is waiting for a genuine, heartfelt apology.”
    ― Yong Kang Chan
  • “For us to feel good emotionally, we have to look after ourselves.”
    ― Sam Owen


  • “Be merciful. If it is a mess, let it be a mess. If it feels like you can’t do this today, stay put and explore that feeling. Let your mindfulness co-opt everything in your experience. Unless you are in significant emotional, or physical pain, stay put with no-matter-whatness. Keep realigning with the intentions of your practice: kindness, diligence, presence, attention, relaxation. Be a work in progress while holding this blueprint. The feeling of its being difficult is actually the sensation of your life evolving. Embrace it.” – Author Unknown
  • “Our consciousness is where it’s at. What we put our attention to increases. What we appreciate, appreciates. The six inches between our ears are the most powerful part of the human body. I invite you to entertain the idea of allowing your life to get easier by focusing on all the many things you are grateful for in your life. Because that is what you will get more of in your life. And you’ll feel better. And better.
    And better…is better.” – Author Unknown
  • “Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
    ― Louise L. Hay
  • “Drop the people who do not value you, respect you. Life has infinite horizons. Accept yourself, love yourself, and move forward.”
    ― Amit Ray
  • “…trust in what you know, be patient with yourself, and take things one step at a time.”
    ― Melissa Steginus
  • “Self-criticism, on the other hand, is anathema to self-compassion. Once we learn to stop judging ourselves, we can look upon our lesser talents with compassion.”
    ― Karen Rinaldi
  • … you always seem to think you have to change, you think you have to improve yourself, to be like everyone else, to fit in, but can’t you see you’re perfect just the way you are?”
    ― Rebecca Raisin,
  • “Making over your inside is just as important as making over your outside. For people to maintain exterior change, they have to have a greater or equal internal change. I illustrated how internal changes give people the ability to evaluate and understand why they didn’t make that change before and how they can maintain that change in the future.”
    ― Karamo Brown

 

“Talk to yourself like a cherished friend. Treat yourself with love and care. You are perfect, just as you are.” ― Amy Leigh Mercree

 

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10 Comments

  1. this is a nice post. I love this one, “Taking good care of yourself means the people in your life receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.” It’s so true and I’m just glad that I can give what they deserve.

  2. This quote holds so much truth for me – “First and foremost, if we maintain healthy emotional boundaries and direct love and kindness inwards, we are taking care of ourselves and secondly we are giving a subliminal message to others about how we wish to be treated. People tend to subconsciously treat us how we treat ourselves.”
    ― Christopher Dines – years ago I treated myself pretty badly and landed up in a relationship where my then partner felt it was acceptable to treat me badly too. I’m not taking responsibility for his decisions, but I do wonder if things could’ve been different.

  3. These are beautiful and very powerful quotes. I also wonder why I have heard about most of them only today. These are all life and perspective altering.

  4. I like this quote the best – “Drop the people who do not value you, respect you. Life has infinite horizons. Accept yourself, love yourself, and move forward.” I resonates with my life. Leaving my ex husband was the most freeing feeling ever. It made me realize that the world does not revolve around only one person.

  5. I love starting my day out with inspiration and quotes. I really appreciate your post. One of my favorite affirmations of all time is, “I am enough.”

  6. Thank you for the quotes. It’s these words that may get people through a tough time that they are having.

  7. You’ve rounded up some good motivational quotes. I’m sure many will find this an interesting read and use them for inspiration.

  8. Those are great inspirational quotes. I love the one that says to give the same kindness to ourselves as we would to others!

  9. we all need self-compassion, I am glad that you combined a lot of these quotes, it did help me to read it.

  10. Thank you! Loved these quotes. Been have a tough couple of days and I need this one today

    “…trust in what you know, be patient with yourself, and take things one step at a time.”
    ― Melissa Steginus

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