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Best Be Kind to Yourself Quotes for 2022

If you are looking for something inspiring and encouraging that will give you an emotional boost, these be kind to yourself quotes are perfect. These quotes explain why you should treat yourself better and love yourself more. This collection of quotes includes short being kind to yourself quotes, inspirational quotes about being kind to yourself, positive be good to yourself quotes, be nice to yourself quotes, meaningful quotes about being kind, love yourself quotes, forgive yourself quotes and be happy with yourself quotes.

Remember to treat yourself with respect and kindness instead of beating yourself up. These be kind to yourself quotes are inspiring and will remind you how important it is to be kind to yourself.

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Be Kind to Yourself Quotes

Here are some of our favorite be kind to yourself quotes.

“Kindness is in vogue. Be kind to yourself.” ― Wesam Fawzi

“Finally, be kind to yourself and have a good support system.” — Nikki DeLoach

“Be kind to yourself, to others and everything around you.” — Alexandra Stoddard.

“Be kind to yourself so that you can be happy enough to be kind to the world.” — Misha Collins

“Be kind to yourself. It’s hard to be happy when someone is mean to you all of the time.” — Christina Arylo

“Be kind to yourself, it’s the best medicine to heal and grow.” — Aziz Farheen

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“Be kind to yourself. God thinks you’re worth his kindness. And he’s a good judge of character.” — Max Lucado

“Finally, surround yourself with a good support system and of course, be kind to yourself.” — Nikki DeLoach

“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

“Learn to be kind to yourself. It’s hard to be happy when there’s always someone being mean to you.” — Christine Arylo

“The best way to be kind to the rest of the world is to be kind to yourself so you can be happier on the inside.” — Misha Collins

“Let go out of the harsh self judgement, and start replacing those with loving thoughts about yourself. Learn to be kind to yourself, and your outside world will change as well.” — Anita Moorjani

“Everyday of my childhood, I was only told one thing. That was to be kind to others and to be kind to yourself. You should always treat others like you want to be treated by them.” — Nikki DeLoach

“Go for long walks, indulge in hot baths, Question your assumptions, be kind to yourself, live for the moment, loosen up, scream, curse the world, count your blessings, Just let go, Just be.” — Carol Shields

“Be kind to yourself as you proceed along this journey. This kindness, in itself, is a means of awakening the spark of love within you and helping others to discover that spark within themselves.” — Tsoknyi Rinpoche

“Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer

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“I am aware that you worry about many things that you can’t control. There’s so much we would like to have but we cannot really hold. You have to be kind to yourself. You have to be kind to yourself.” — Zooey Deschanel

“Transform your world by transforming your internal state. Start by learning to let go of negative self judgment, and replace it with positive and loving thoughts about yourself. Be kind to yourself, and watch your external world change.” — Anita Moorjani

“At the end of the day, the only thing I ever wanted to feel was loved. So I think if I could give someone a piece of advice, it’s really learning how to be kind to yourself. In all of our ugliness and all of our brokenness and our bad choices, to really learn to nurture that part of yourself that can be your own big sister in a way.” — Sara Bareilles.

“Well I know that you worry a lot about things you can’t control. There are so many things we’d like to have but we just cannot hold you’ve got to be kind to yourself you’ve got to be kind to yourself.” — Zooey Deschanel.

Short Being Kind to Yourself Quotes

Consider these short being kind to yourself quotes. You might also like our lists of Short Kindness Quotes and Short Quotes.

“Being kind to others is a way of being good to yourself.” — Harold S. Kushner

“Being kind to yourself and being careless are two different things..don’t mix.” ― Jaya Bhateja

“Be kind to others, so that you may learn the secret art of being kind to yourself.” — Paramahansa Yogananda

“If you were arrested for being kind to yourself..would there be enough evidence to convict you?” — Peter McWilliams

“Being yourself is exciting because there’s no one else like you around and you are one of a kind.” — Christian Coma

“You don’t need to apologize for being yourself.” — Paulo Coelho

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“Loving yourself is healing the world.” — Jaymie Gerard

“Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society.” — Francis of Assisi

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” — Joseph Campbell

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

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

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” — Wayne W. Dyer

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” — Marilyn Monroe

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

“The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.” — Ayn Rand

“Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people.” – Karan Salmansohn

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“Be very very very gentle with yourself. The world is very very very hard on you.” — Srividya Srinivasan

“You have to learn to get up from the table when love is no longer being served.” — Nina Simone

“Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worthy of the trip.” — Glenn Beck

“As it turns out, we can’t practice compassion with other people if we can’t treat ourselves kindly.” — Brené Brown

“Simple kindness to one’s self and all that lives is the most powerful transformational force of all.” — David R. Hawkins

Inspirational Quotes About Being Kind to Yourself

Feel good and get motivated with these inspirational quotes about being kind to yourself. And if you like inspirational quotes, check out our lists of Short Inspirational Quotes, Inspirational Morning Quotes, Inspirational Quotes for Today, Funny Inspirational Quotes and Inspirational Quotes for Work.

“If you are being arrested for being kind to yourself, do you think there would be enough evidence to prove you guilty?” — Peter McWilliams

“It’s actually pretty simple. You never have to choose between being kind to yourself and to others. Essentially, both are one and the same.” — Piero Ferrucci

“Learn to be kind to yourself. Let your mind free, close your eyes, breathe deeply and remain calm. Life is majestic and meaningful enough.” — Shaa Zainol

“We often wait for kindness…but being kind to yourself can start now.” ― Charlie Mackesy

“There are two kinds of perfect: The one you can never achieve, and the other, by just being yourself.” ― Lauren King

“Treat every living being, including yourself, with kindness, and the world will immediately be a better place.” ― Timber Hawkeye

“Be patient with yourself; trust in the Universe; find mentors; know that you can achieve whatever you set out to do.” — Diane L. Dunton

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

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“My thoughts on body image are simple: if you are being kind to yourself mentally and physically you never have anything to be ashamed for, ever.” — Lena Dunham

“Be kind to your body, gentle with your mind and patient with your heart. Stay true to your spirit, cherish your soul and never doubt yourself. You are still becoming, my love, and there is no one more deserving of the nurturing grace of your love.” — Becca Lee

“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

“Go above and beyond for yourself! You do it for family, friends, and colleagues, but don’t forget about YOU. It’s important to include yourself… You are worthy of your own kindness, too!” — Stephanie Lahart

“One thing is for sure-you will make mistakes. Learn to learn from them. Learn to forgive yourself. Learn to laugh when everything falls apart because, sometimes, it will.” — Vironika Tugaleva

“The most important progress and success can’t be seen. If you can validate yourself internally, then external validation becomes a byproduct.” — Brittany Burgunder

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

“Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

“Beautify your inner dialogue. Beautify your inner world with love light and compassion. Life will be beautiful.” — Amit Ray

“What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.” — C. JoyBell C

“The most important thing in your world in your health. Without it, you have nothing. Be kind to yourself.” — Maxime Lagacé

Positive Be Good to Yourself Quotes

You’ll enjoy these positive be good to yourself quotes. You might also like our list of Be Happy Quotes.

“Be good to yourself ‘cause nobody else has the power to make you happy.” — George Michael

“One way to feel good about yourself is to love yourself… to take care of yourself.” — Goldie Hawn

“Be good to yourself. Listen to your body, to your heart. We’re very hard on ourselves, and we’re always feeling like we’re not doing enough. It’s a terribly hard job.” — Marcia Wallace

“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” ― Barbara De Angelis

“You can take pride in yourself without comparing yourself to anybody else. If you run your race and be the best that you can be, then you can feel good about yourself.” — Joel Osteen

“You are morally obliged to take care of yourself. You should take care of, help and be good to yourself the same way you would take care of, help and be good to someone you loved and valued.” — Jordan Peterson

“Stop beating yourself up for beating yourself up.” — Eleanor Brownn

“Be who you are, not who the world wants you to be.” — Enrique Iglesias

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“Relax your heart and let go into the infinite ocean of love within you.” — Amy Leigh Mercree

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

“Practice self-compassion and experience the priceless feeling of emotional safety.” — Amy Leigh Mercree

“Find the light within you through meditation and introspection, and you will illuminate your life from within.” — Amy Leigh Mercree

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

“This is a moment of suffering. Suffering is part of life. May I be kind to myself in this moment. May I give myself the compassion I need.” — Kristin Neff

“… 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

“Our lives are so busy, and for many of us the demands are overwhelming. Some of us focus so much on the needs of others, we lose sight of ourselves. Stop, for one moment. Take a deep breath. Be still. Refocus. Concentrate on improving your life. One situation at a time. You can’t be much good to others if you’re no good to yourself. If they love you, they’ll understand.” — Carlos Wallace

Be Nice to Yourself Quotes

You will love these be nice to yourself quotes.

“Be kind. Be nice to yourself. You miss a shot, it’s OK.” — Sue Bird

“Be nice to yourself. It’s hard to be happy when someone is mean to you all the time.” — Christine Arylo

“Negative self-talk costs more than even the richest person can afford. So be nice to yourself whenever possible and know that it is always possible.” — Dough Pedersen

“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward.” — Roy Bennett

“Peak performance happens when we feel loved and supported from within.” — Amy Leigh Mercree

“I think that a lot of the time, we get in our own heads and make up what other people are thinking, but no one actually cares about the thing you think they care about. You just gotta take that weight off your shoulders and be nice to yourself and be yourself. People will fall in love with who that is.” — Normani Kordei

“Be nice to yourself, for you deserve everything that you want!” — Anuranjita Kumar

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“Those who mistrust their own abilities are being too wicked to themselves, discouraging themselves from doing what they should have been excelling in. If you are good at discouraging yourself, you can’t be a good leader because leadership is built on inspiring others to face challenges.” — Israelmore Ayivor

“The power of self-kindness can help us to heal our chronic shame and self-loathing. In a world that is often mean-spirited and cruel, a daily practice of kindness and warm-heartedness can make all the difference.” — Christopher Dines

“Speak to yourself with compassion on the inside and you will radiate peace on the outside.” — Amy Leigh Mercree

“You’re already stuck with yourself for a lifetime. Why not improve this relationship?” — Vironika Tugaleva

“Be nice to strangers. Be nice even when it doesn’t matter.” — Sam Altman

“People will clap to be nice. They will not laugh to be nice.” — Kenny Rogers

“Be nice to each other. You can make a whole day a different day for everybody.” — Richard Dawson

Meaningful Quotes About Being Kind

These meaningful quotes about being kind are definitely worth checking out, then head to our list of Meaningful Quotes for more.

“Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude.” — Confucius

“Gentleness and kindness will make our homes a paradise upon earth.” — C. A. Bartol

“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” — Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.” — Kahlil Gibran

“Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.” — Blaise Pascal

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.” – Kahlil Gibran

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“I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.” — Neil Gaiman

“The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.” — Hada Bejar

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” — Mark Twain

“One can’t be kind to one person and cruel to another.” — Morarji Desai

“There’s no such things as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” — Scott Adams

“Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.” — Eric Hoffer

Love Yourself Quotes

Enjoy our favorites from our list of Love Yourself Quotes.

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

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

“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

“Gonna love myself. No, I don’t need anybody else.” — Hailee Steinfeld

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

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

“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 judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.” — Kim McMillen

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

“Love yourself no matter who you are or where you come from.” — Diane Guerrero

“Don’t forget to tell yourself positive things daily! You must love yourself internally to glow externally.” — Hannah Bronfman

“Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.” — Zoë Kravitz

“If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better. And that makes you so happy.” — Kristin Chenoweth

“You’ve got to love yourself first. You’ve got to be okay on your own before you can be okay with somebody else.” — Jennifer Lopez

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

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

“Learn to be alone without being lonely. Learn to admire your beauty without finding fault. Learn to love yourself without the love of others.” — h.r.d

“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

“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

Forgive Yourself Quotes

Here are some of the best forgive yourself quotes.

“Never forget that to forgive yourself is to release trapped energy that could be doing good work in the world.” — D. Patrick Miller

“Forgive yourself and welcome love back into your life.” — Wayne Dyer

“Forgiveness is for yourself because it frees you. It lets you out of that prison you put yourself in.” — Louise Hay

“The burden of regret can weigh us down heavily on our spiritual journey. The best way to release regret is to forgive ourselves.” — James Van Praagh

“You forgive yourself for every failure because you are trying to do the right thing. God knows that and you know it. Nobody else may know it.” — Maya Angelou

“The more you know yourself, the more you forgive yourself.” — Confucius

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“There are only 2 two ways to have a peaceful conscience: Never do anything wrong or learn self—forgiveness (Pro tip: first way’s impossible)” — Elizabeth Gilbert

“Forgive yourself first. Release the need to replay a negative situation over and over again in your mind. Don’t become a hostage to your past by always reviewing and reliving your mistakes. Don’t remind yourself of what should have, could have or would have been. Release it and let it go. Move on.” — Les Brown

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and realize that prisoner was you.” — Lewis B. Smedes

“It’s toughest to forgive ourselves. So it’s probably best to start with other people. It’s almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself.” — Patty Duke

“You need to learn to forgive yourself first.” ― Nicholas Sparks

“Forgive yourself as you strive to be your best self.” ― Angel Moreira

“The best way to calm the anxious mind is to forgive yourself and others.” ― Debasish Mridha

“Learn to face yourself, learn to forgive yourself during your meditation and you will see how your life starts transforming MAGICALLY!” ― Purvi Raniga

Be Happy with Yourself Quotes

Have a look through these be happy with yourself quotes. Then you might want to check out our lists of Be Happy Quotes, Happy Quotes for Life and Short Happy Quotes.

“Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” ― Marcus Aurelius

“If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.” ― Norman Vincent Peale

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future.” ― Earl Nightingale

“Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” – Ayn Rand

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“Do not look for happiness outside yourself. The awakened seek happiness inside.” ― Peter Deunov

“Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.” ― John Stuart Mill

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer

“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” ― Lao Tzu

“Your perceptions are derived from your feelings and your ability to be yourself, to own and trust yourself, and to say what you feel, even when it may be diametrically opposed to everyone else’s opinion.” ― Barbara Marciniak

“Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy.” – Ralph Marston

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You have to be happy with yourself first of all – that’s the most important thing.” Aly Michalka

“You have to be in love with yourself before anyone else can fall in love with you; to be happy with yourself.” Lily Allen

“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

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