Dr. Maya Angelou would have been 90 years old on April 4th, if she were still alive today. One way in which her legacy lives on today is through her incredible words of wisdom.
Dr. Maya Angelou reminded us all to be loving and kind to each other, but also to ourselves.
These Maya Angelou quotes about self-love remind us that we are enough.
I have long struggled with self-love. I strive, each day, to be kinder to myself, and to value my worth. And I know I’m not alone. Countless others struggle with this very same issue, but I want to leave you with this:
There is only one of you in this world, and we need you.
You are perfect in your own way. You are worthy of your love.
Let’s promise each other to be a little bit kinder to ourselves today, and each day to come.
Here are some of my favourite Dr. Maya Angelou quotes about self-love and self-worth. Spread the love by pinning your fave!
1 – “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou
2 – “Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou
3 – “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou
4 – “I don’t trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me, ‘I love you.’… There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.” – Maya Angelou
5 – “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou
6 – “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou
7 – “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style” – Maya Angelou
8 – “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou
9 – “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Maya Angelou
10 – “If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?” – Maya Angelou
11 – “No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” – Maya Angelou
12 – “You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise!” – Maya Angelou
13 – “My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.” – Maya Angelou
14 – “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back.” – Maya Angelou
15 – “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou
16 – “Live as though life was created for you.” – Maya Angelou
17 – “Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” – Maya Angelou
18 – “My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.” – Maya Angelou
19 – “Determine to live life with flair and laughter.” – Maya Angelou
20 – “Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know before you learned it.” – Maya Angelou
21 – “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” – Maya Angelou
22 – “Let nothing dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou
23 – “Your crown has been bought and paid for. Put it on your head and wear it.” – Maya Angelou
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I hope these quotes empower you, remind you of your self-worth, and inspire you to live your best life!
Which Maya Angelou quotes about self-love inspire you the most? Let me know below!
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