Sometimes you just need a good quote or two to help set you back on the right path. Over the years, I’ve saved quotes in the Notes app on my phone or screenshotted ones I’ve found online and today I thought it’d be a good idea to put them all in one place.
Some are about self-love, some are about life in general and others are about taking charge. Take what resonates with you and leave the rest for someone else.
If you have any to add to this list, or if my credits are inaccurate, please comment down below.
I hope you find the message you’re looking for:
“You’re not behind in life. There’s no timetable that we all must follow. It’s made up. Seven billion people can’t do everything in the same order. What’s early? What’s late? Compared to whom? Don’t beat yourself up for where you are. It’s YOUR schedule and everything is right on time.” – Emily Maroutian
“Detours aren’t always bad, and getting there sooner isn’t always better.” – Marie Forleo
“I don’t care if my power freaks you out. I’m going to carry it anyways.” – Rayne Lew
“In any way that it happens, it serves me.” – Christina Valenzuela
“You can’t find self-love by walking a path paved from self-hatred.” – Virgie Tovar
“You can’t advocate for yourself if you won’t admit what you are.” – Lindy West
“You find yourself in darkness, during the ‘tough’ times. It takes darkness to see light. How else would light discover itself?” – Christopher Carmichael
“‘Finding yourself’ is not really how it works. You aren’t a ten-dollar bill in last winter’s coat pocket. You are also not lost. Your true self is right there, buried under cultural conditioning, other people’s opinions and inaccurate conclusions you drew as a kid that became your beliefs about who you are. ‘Finding yourself’ is actually returning to yourself. An unlearning, an excavation, a remember who you were before the world got its hands on you.” – Emily McDowell
“Be brave enough to look at what you really want and patient enough to acknowledge the steps it’ll take to get there.” – Jessica Lanyadoo
“You can’t let people scare you. You can’t go your whole life trying to please everyone else. You can’t go through life worried about what everyone else is going to think. Whether it’s your hair, clothes, what you have to say, how you feel, what you believe and what you have. You can’t let the judgment of others stop you from being you. Because if you do, you’re no longer you. You’re someone everyone else wants you to be.” – Anonymous
“I have suffered for the peace inside my mind.” – Brandi Carlile
“Repeat after me: I am allowed to be BOTH a work in progress AND help others grow at the same time. I refuse to wait until I believe I’m perfect or someone else has deemed me worthy of impacting others. I am unapologetically accepting a life of massive growth and improvement.” – Anonymous
“You don’t have to like everything about yourself to love yourself.” – Anonymous
“The only failure is quitting. Everything else is just gathering information.” – Jen Sincero
“Life is so much more beautiful and complex than a number on a scale.” – Tess Munster