International Women’s Day, which falls on 8th March 2020, is a special day where women all over the world are celebrated for their social, economic, cultural and political achievements. The campaign theme for this year is #EachForEqual.

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Over the years, we have been observing an increasing number of inspiring women leaders and their significant contributions across the globe, which is a great sign of women empowerment. However, some women still find it a challenge to embrace themselves and realise their worth. Self love is especially difficult for women, since the society has set unrealistic expectations for them, hence making them feel like they are not enough. 

Here’s a collection of self love quotes by women for women who need a little boost and a reminder that simply believing in themselves can make a difference.


1. “It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.” 

– Oprah Winfrey, American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer, and philanthropist


2. “Self love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself.” 

– Tyra Banks, American television personality, producer, businesswoman, actress, author, model, and occasional singer


3. “You’ve been criticising yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” 

– Louise Hay, American motivational author and the founder of Hay House


4. “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, American actress and singer


5. “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” 

– Golda Meir, Israeli teacher, stateswoman, politician and the fourth Prime Minister of Israel


6. “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you” 

– Rupi Kaur, Indian-born Canadian poet and author


7. “When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier.” 

– Diane Von Furstenberg, Belgian Fashion Designer and formerly Princess Diane of Fürstenberg


8. “It’s all about confidence and how you feel about yourself. There’s no such thing as a perfect woman. I like imperfections – that’s what makes you unique.” 

– Hayley Hasselhoff, American actress and model


9. “I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” 

– Anna Freud, Austrian-British psychoanalyst


10. “The person I am today would like to thank the person I was 5 years ago for not giving up. You’re awesome!” 

– Iva Ursano, Canadian author


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

– Maya Angelou, American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist


12. “We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” 

– Evelyn Mary Dunbar, British artist, illustrator and teacher


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

– Brene Brown, American research professor at the University of Houston


14. “Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” 

– Diana, Princess of Wales


15. “When you make a mistake, respond to yourself in a loving way rather than a self-shaming way.” 

– Ellie Holcomb, American singer-songwriter


16. “We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?” 

– Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, actress and model


17. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” 

– Jean Shinoda Bolen, psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and author


18. “Celebrate who you are in your deepest heart. Love yourself and the world will love you.” 

– Amy Leigh Mercree, author, media personality, holistic health expert and medical intuitive


19. “Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.” 

– Deborah Day, Canadian film director and writer


20. “Forgiving yourself, believing in yourself and choosing to love yourself are the best gifts one could receive.” 

– Brittany Burgunder, Certified Professional Coach (C.P.C.) specializing in eating disorders and author of her memoir


Never let external factors decide how you should feel about yourself. Focus on self love that helps to boost your confidence and watch your life change for the better. Click here to read about the inspiring life journeys of woman warriors who defied all odds to become successful floral artisans today. 

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To all the women out there who belittle or doubt yourself, here’s a powerful reminder:

You are competent. You are empowered. You are WORTHY!