Quotes About Self-Love on Valentine’s Day

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Learn to be happy alone. Then you will never have a reason to associate with people who make you feel worse.

Today on Valentine's Day, I wanted to take the opportunity to share some of my favourite quotes about love, and specifically self-love.

All except the above are from one of my favourite comedians - Daniel Sloss - from his comedy special Jigsaw. (I highly recommend it, as well as his other special - Dark.)

I won't comment except to say this: being happy by yourself, with yourself - in your own company - is a superpower, and a prerequisite to a healthy relationship.

Without it, you might end up doing what I did before I got happy; namely putting up with atrocious behaviour just for the sake of having "someone" and totally annihilating your boundaries.

The one thing I know for sure, (finally, at age 42) is that love should feel good. If it hurts, makes you cry, makes you anxious, asks you to be someone other than who you are, then it's not love.

Love yourself enough to walk away from anything that isn't actually love.

From the bottom of my heart I believe that 80% of relationships in the world are horse shit. A bunch of people who never took time to learn how to be alone therefore never learned how to love themselves so you’ve employed someone else to do it.

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You have to learn to love yourself before you can allow someone else to do it as well. There’s nothing wrong with being single. There’s nothing wrong with being alone. There’s nothing wrong with taking time for yourself to work out who you are before you go out into the dating world because how can you offer who you are if you don’t know who you are? 

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If you only love yourself at 20% that means someone can come along and love you at 30%. You’re like “Wow that’s so much.” It’s literally less than half. Whereas if you love yourself 100% the person that falls in love with you has to go above and beyond the call of duty to make you feel special and that's something that every one of us deserves.

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Society says: if someone doesn’t love 100% of who you are change yourself until they do....

If you do not love 100% of who I am, off you fucking fuck. If you do not love 100% of who I am, you do not love me. You love an idea of me which you have falsely fabricated in your head and it’s not my fault if I do not live up to these expectations.

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The worst thing you can do with your life is to spend it with the wrong human being.

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Your value does not come from how much other people want to be with you, but by how much you want to be with yourself.


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