22 Quotes To Help You Put Yourself First ♥


Sometimes in the midst of growing up, you forget about cherishing one of the most important things you have. Yourself. For a while, I lived my life trying to please others until I realized people can never be pleased. I grew up always wanting a boyfriend, dating someone for a short time then realizing I am just not that happy. Why did I feel like I needed others to approve of me to be truly content? I woke up one morning and told myself I did not NEED anyone else but myself and needed to start emphasizing that. I grew up appreciating writing. Reading even a short quote of something positive helped me to appreciate myself more. So I have compiled a list of quotes that have helped me stay smiling throughout my days and I hope they help you too.

So, here you have it…

The 22 Quotes To Help Put Yourself First ♥

Quotes: "Putting Yourself First..." S. Richards

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

3. “Every second you spend thinking about what somebody else has is taking away from time that you could create something for yourself.” – Gary Vee

5. “Perhaps we should love ourself so fiercely that when others see us they know exactly how it should be done.” – Rudy Francisco

6. “The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it is not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of the other person – without possessing the other, without becoming a dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other.” – Anonymous

7. “When you are saying yes to others make sure you are not saying no to yourself.” – Paulo Coelho

9. “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

10. “If you are trapped between your feelings and what other people think is right, always go for whatever makes you happy. Unless, you want everybody to be happy except you.” – Anonymous

11. “If someone in your life makes you unhappy more than they make you happy, it doesn’t matter how much you love them, you must let them go. Not because you no longer care, but because you are finally putting your own needs and happiness first.” – Anonymous


♥Hope this is making you smile even a little bit so far♥

13. “I used to spend so much time reacting and responding to everyone else that my life had no direction. Other people’s lives, problems, and wants set the course for my life. Once I realized it was okay for me to think about and identify what I wanted, remarkable things began to take place in my life.” – Sye Wells

14. “‘No’ might make them angry. But it will make you free. -If no one has ever told you, your freedom is more important than their anger.” – Nayyirah Waheed

15. “I learned the hard way that I cannot always count on others to respect my feelings. Even if I respect theirs. Being a good person doesn’t guarantee that others will be good people, too. You only have control over yourself and how you choose to be as a person. As for others, you can only choose to accept them or walk away.” – Anonymous


17. “I no longer force things. What flows, flows. What crashes, crashes. I only have space and energy for the things that are meant for me.” – Anonymous

18. “And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” – Mark Anthony

quotes Charles Bukowski

20. “Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” – Pema Chodron

21. “Everything you need, your courage, strength, compassion and love; everything you need is already within you.” – Anonymous

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  1. Hello Elda,
    Great List, Inspirational quotes have always brought me through difficult times and also good times. They help me stay focused on slow progression , Thank You for sharing these!

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