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101+ Note To Self Quotes (A Compilation Of The Best Ones)

101+ Note To Self Quotes (A Compilation Of The Best Ones)

We encounter a lot of hardships in life, and sometimes, many shortcomings lead us astray to the point that we forget our goals and purpose.

Sometimes we lose confidence, we lose sight of our trajectories, but all it takes for us to get back on our feet is taking a step back and determining our most important priorities—namely, ourselves.

If you need a little prodding in life right now, here are some note to self quotes that could help you conquer your doubts and gather momentum once again.

Let’s start with some pretty inspiring ones. Scroll down and enjoy!

Note To Self Quotes To Inspire You

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1. “Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.” — Richard Bach

2. “Loving everything about yourself – even the unacceptable – is an act of personal power. It is the beginning of healing.” — Christiane Northrup

3. “Self-care equals success. You’re going to be more successful if you take care of yourself and you’re healthy.”— Beth Behrs

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

5. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein

6. “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

7. “Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.”— Buddha

8. “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

9. “People who love themselves come across as very loving, generous and kind; they express their self-confidence through humility, forgiveness and inclusiveness.”— Sanaya Roman

10. “Passion trumps procrastination.” — Julie Hage

11. “The reputation you have with yourself – your self-esteem – is the single most important factor for a fulfilling life.” — Nathaniel Branden

12. “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

13. “This life is mine alone. So I have stopped asking people for directions to places they've never been.” — Glennon Doyle

14. “Blast through your wall of self-doubt and let your passion ignite you!” — Julie Hage

15. “There is hope in people, not in society, not in systems, but in me.” — Jiddu Krishnamurti

16. “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — A. A. Milne

17. “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” — Michael Jordan

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

Note To Self Quotes You Should Remember Everyday

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19. “Note to self; don’t change for anyone.” — Ryan Adams

20. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” — Oscar Wilde 

21. “Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners.”— William Shakespeare

22. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.”— Eleanor Roosevelt

23. “The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” — Rita Mae Brown

24. “Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.”― Akiroq Brost

25. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Maya Angelou

26. “Be committed to the relationship you have with yourself. We get so committed to other relationships, but often sort of toss ourselves away.” — Louise Hay

27. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” — Malcolm S. Forbes

28. “Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.” — Billy Graham

29. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” — Bruce Lee

30. “Nothing external to you has any power over you.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

31. “Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” — Hermann Hesse

32. “Giving yourself permission to pursue a creative outlet is crucial to your overall health and self-esteem.” — Julie Hage

33. “Happiness is letting go of what you assume your life is supposed to be like right now, and sincerely appreciating it for everything that it is. So, relax. You are enough. You have enough. You do enough. Breathe deep…let go, and just live right now in the moment.” — marcandangel

34. “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” — Diane Von Furstenberg

35. “Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.” — Robert Holden

36. “Repetition of positivity rewires your brain to concentrate on positive action instead of negativity and inaction. Think positive thoughts, speak positive words, take positive action.” — Julie Hage

37. “Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” — Parker Palmer

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Note To Self Quotes To Help You Stay Focused

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38. “Do one good thing everyday, that someone is afraid to do.” — Leymah Gbowee

39. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” — Oprah Winfrey

40. “Self-love is the source of all our other loves.”— Pierre Corneille

41. “I want to feel my life while I’m in it.”— Meryl Streep

42. “Honestly, self-care is not fluffy. It’s something we should take seriously.” — Kris Carr

43. “Self-care means giving yourself permission to pause.”— Cecilia Tran

44. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

45. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” — Mark Twain

46. “Ask the hard questions, and allow yourself to find the answers.” — Julie Hage

47. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” — Anne Lamott

48. “The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will.’ Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.” — Charles Dickens

49. “Part of courage is simple consistency.” — Peggy Noonan

50. “The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.” — Orison Swett Marden

51. “You may not be responsible for everything that happened to you when you were younger, but you need to be responsible for undoing the thinking patterns these circumstances created. Blaming your past for a limiting mindset does not fix it. Change your response to what you remember.” — marcandangel

52. “You need to become extremely deliberate about what you choose to take on, and you have to change the things that aren’t adding true value to your life.” — Julie Hage

53. “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” — M. Scott Peck

54. “Self-care is your fuel … Whatever the road ahead or the path you’ve taken, self-care is what keeps your motor running and your wheels turning.” — Melissa Steginus

55. “Grab a coffee. Journal your intentions. Get to work. Create miracles.” — Elyse Santilli

56. “When you acquire enough inner peace and feel really positive about yourself, it’s almost impossible for you to be controlled and manipulated by anybody else.” — Wayne Dyer

57. “You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be.” — Lou Holtz

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Note To Self Quotes To Boost Your Confidence

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58. “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anyone.” — Maya Angelou

59. “To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” — Sandra Bierig

60. “Carve out and claim the time to care for yourself and kindle your own fire.” — Amy Ippoliti

61. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” — Coco Chanel

62. “If you’re facing a problem, don’t tell yourself that you can’t do it. Convince yourself that you have the strength to deal with almost anything because of the way you were raised. And you do! Recognizing your core strengths is an important step toward having joie de vivre. You can count on better days to come because of the good days that came before. And you can find joy in the moment because you have the resiliency to overcome the problems that may be hanging over you.” — Ruth K. Westheimer

63. “If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” — T. Harv Eker

64. “You are inferior to no one. others may treat you that way, but that is their problem. You are above all of this.” — Leon Brown

65. “Self-care is how you take your power back.” — Lalah Delia

66. “Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.” — Alice Walker

67. “Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.” — Joel Osteen

68. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” — Stephen Covey

69. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” — Katrina Mayer

70. “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does—that makes you a winner right there.” — Venus Williams

71. “Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” — Dr. Seuss

72. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” — Oscar Wilde

73. “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” — Anna Quindlen

74. “Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” — Tina Fey

75. “Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” — Les Brown

Note To Self Quotes To Lift Your Mood

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76. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” — Robert Morley

77. “You can’t control how other people receive your energy. Anything you do or say gets filtered through the lens of whatever they are going through at the moment, which has nothing to do with you. Just keep doing your thing with as much love and integrity as possible.” — marcandangel

78. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

79. “Self-care doesn’t necessarily mean jogging!” — Sandra Oh

80. “I just think it's good to be confident. If I'm not on my team why should anybody else be?” — Robert Downey Jr.

81. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” — Sir Edmund Hillary

82. “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” — Dolly Parton

83. “I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.” — Tony Robbins

84. “Keep good company, read good books, love good things, and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can.” — Louisa May Alcott

85. “Self-care is the non-negotiable. That’s the thing that you have to do. And beauty is the thing that can be the benefit of the self-care. Beauty is not the point. Beauty is just a cute side-effect from self-care.” — Jonathan Van Ness

86. “I really built myself up, darn it, to be very strong.” — Barbara Bush

87. “The most important investment you can make is in yourself. Very few people get anything like their potential horsepower translated into the actual horsepower of their output in life. Potential exceeds realization for many people … The best asset is your own self. You can become to an enormous degree the person you want to be.” — Warren Buffett

88. “Stop. Breathe. Remember what you love to do, and what you want to do better.” — Julie Hage

89. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.” — Helen Keller

90. “If you want to live an authentic, meaningful life, you need to master the art of disappointing and upsetting others, hurting feelings, and living with the reality that some people just won’t like you. It may not be easy, but it’s essential if you want your life to reflect your deepest desires, values, and needs.” — Cheryl Richardson

91. “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” — Gautama Buddha

Note To Self Quotes That Will Help You Realize Your Worth

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92. “It’s not your job to like me…it’s mine!” — Byron Katie

93. “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

94. “Some men will tell you that you deserve the world while others will be damn ready to give the world to you. And dear girl; I hope one day you learn the difference.” — Samiha Totanji

95. “Note to self; he doesn’t care anymore.” — Lyla Tyela Belikov

96. “By making time for self-care, you prepare yourself to be your best so you can share your gifts with the world. Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. Self-care isn’t selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” — Eleanor Brownn

97. “When you say ‘yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” — Paulo Coelho

98. “Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.” — Og Mandino

99. “You are who you are. Don’t be ashamed of yourself. At all. Surround yourself with people who cheer you on.” — Jessica Park

100. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” — Rumi

101. “There is a part of Wonder Woman inside me and inside every woman, kind of that secret self that women share. We are all caretakers, giving birth, caring for our children and companions and loved ones.” — Lynda Carter

102. “Self-care means considering yourself a worthwhile person and presenting yourself as valuable, capable, and deserving. In other words, self-care seeks to redress an imbalance that develops when you don’t take proper care of yourself, whether by inattention or by choice.”― Arin Murphy-Hiscock

103. “Forgiveness isn’t just the absence of anger. I think it’s also the presence of self-love, when you actually begin to value yourself.”— Tara Westover

104. “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

105. “Today my heart was ripped in two, one half for me, one half for you, take a half and keep it near, I have mine and will always be here.” — Connor Franta

106. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep, loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” — Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

107. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” — Nora Ephron

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

109. “You deserve love that makes you feel whole and good and safe. Don’t settle for anything less. Ever.” — Alex Elle

110. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” — Oprah Winfrey

111. “You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.” — Eckhart Tolle

112. “Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves.” ― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

113. “I think I deserve something beautiful.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

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114. “Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.” — Bell Hooks

115. “Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone to tell you who you are.” — Beyoncé Knowles

116. “It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self-love deficit.” — Eartha Kitt

117. “You are magnificent beyond measure, perfect in your imperfections, and wonderfully made.” — Abiola Abrams

What Is Your Favorite Note To Self Quote?

We all need motivation in life, but what most people don’t realize often is that motivation must come from within.

Life may be tough, but at least you got yourself, right?

Now, which one of these note to self quotes spoke to you best?

Let us know in the comments!