50 Best Self Love Quotes and Captions for Instagram

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By Anna Marikar

50 Inspirational Self Love Quotes for Instagram That Inspire You to Be Your Best Self

Self-love is a tough thing to come by in this day and age. With so much emphasis on perfectionism, it can be hard to love ourselves. Sometimes we need to be our own hype person and make our own self feel good.

We all need a little inspiration every now and then so we’ve gathered together 50 of the best self-love quotes for Instagram to help you out when you’re writing a badass caption for the perfect selfie, or if you’re putting together your Instagram bio

These are little things, but when we face our self with positive energy every single day, you would be surprised on the impact it can have. So put a little self-love at the top of your to-do list. 

Short and Cute Self Love Captions

Need a cute caption that is snappy and gets to the point? You came to the right place. Here are some short captions that pack a punch.

“Be yourself, there’s no one better.”

“Life is better when you’re laughing”

“Confidence level = selfie with no filter.”

“Be you, do you, for you.”

“The entire universe deserve your love. You also deserve to experience it back.”

“I am unapologetically myself.”

“Take me as I am or watch me as I leave”

“I just levelled up”

“I’m an original and that’s perfection in itself”

“You can’t dull my sparkle ✨”

“A better version of me”

“This ain’t a race but I still take first place”

“Savage, not average”

“I am my own best friend”

“Get Out of Your Own Way”

“Self Love is the Key to Life”

“I don’t like myself, I’m crazy about myself.”

“I follow the rules, which I make.”

“The One I Love the Most is Me”

“I’m not Looking to Escape my Darkness, I’m learning to love myself here”

“FLY = First Love Yourself.”

Song Lyrics for Instagram Captions

Song lyrics make the best captions for all types of social media platforms. There is so much inspiration to draw from in the lyrics of our favourite songs. Here are a few clever captions from songs that will boost your self confidence.

“There’s no other way I’d rather be. Confidence is all I see.”

Kelly Rowland – Crown

“I am beautiful, no matter what they say. Words can’t bring me down.”

Christina Aguilera – Beautiful

“When it comes to me I wouldn’t wanna be anybody else. 

Selena Gomez – Who Says

“I drop a picture, now these b*tches feel attacked.”

Megan Thee Stallion – Savage

“We ain’t picture perfect but we worth the picture still.”

J. Cole – Crooked Smile

“I do my hair toss, check my nails / Baby how you feelin’? Feeling good as Hell”

Lizzo – Good as Hell

“I’m beautiful in my way / ‘Cause God makes no mistakes”

Lady Gaga – Born This Way

“If you think I’m pretty, You should see me in a crown”

Billie Eilish – You Should See Me In A Crown

“You can’t spell awesome without ME”

Taylor Swift – Me

Self Love Instagram Captions (Quotes)

Want to go with a famous quote, for a classy but cool caption. Inspirational quotes can bring some many good ideas for your photo’s tag line.

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

Rupi Kaur

“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” 

Robert Morely

“Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself.”

Coco Chanel

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop


“Fashion is my way to express how much I love myself.”

Laura Brunereau

“I will not be another flower, picked for my beauty and left to die. I will be wild, difficult to find, and impossible to forget.”

Erin Van Vuren

“She will rise. With a spine of steel and a roar like thunder, she will rise.” 

Nicole Lyons

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”


“And I said to my body, ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath. And replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.”

Nayyirah Waheed

“Confidence isn’t thinking you are better than anyone else; it’s realizing that you have no reason to compare yourself to anyone else.”

Maryam Hasnaa

“True self-care is not bath salts and chocolate cake, it’s making the choice to build a life you don’t need to escape from.”

Brianna Wiest

“Start healing your heart and you will look beautiful.”

Alexandra Vasiliu

“Loving yourself isn’t vanity; it’s sanity.”

Katrina Mayer

“You ain’t gotta like me. I like me.”

Kanye West

“Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.”

Louise L. Hay

“I think the biggest part of being a girl boss in the office, at home or anywhere you go is just knowing your value.”

Meghan Markle

Best Instagram Captions for Tough Times

Most strong women go through difficult times, and we keep on shining. The healthy way to get through our trials and hard moments is to give our selves unconditional self-love and positive encouragement.

Here are some short captions and self love quotes that we can use.

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.“
Maya Angelou

“Life tried to crush her, but only succeeded in creating a diamond.”

John Mark Green

“Breathe darling, this is just a chapter. It’s not your whole story.”

S.C. Laurie

“Flowers grow back even after the harshest winters, you will too.”

Jennae Cecilia

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

Brene Brown

“I loved you at your darkest.”

Romans 5:8

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” 

C.S. Lewis

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” 

J.K. Rowling

“Make peace with your broken pieces.”

“Grow through what you go through.”

Need more motivational quotes? Check out of list of fighter quotes, to help you summon your inner warrior.

Allowing ourselves to love and accept ourselves is the first step, and the beginning of a life-long romance. It’s time to reclaim our own happiness.

“Healthy self love means being gentle with the soul within you. To love oneself is the purest, bravest thing. Anybody in the entire world can experience self love. Just do the simple acts of love for yourself, and then your authentic self begins.”

We hope this list helped you put together the perfect instagram caption for your gorgeous photos. Don’t over think it!

When taking pictures or sharing on social media platforms, it is never about the number of likes and it does not have to be for any one else.

If you love yourself and you know that you’re beautiful and worthy, you’ll attract people who are into you and you’ll attract opportunities that will bring out the best version of you, the best version of your dream life, the best version of your ideal self.


Pin this list to your Pinterest Boards so it’s always on hand when you need to find a good caption for your fire selfie. Cute photos need cute insta captions!

50 self love quotes and captions to use for the perfect Instagram caption

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Anna is a Wales-based writer and graduate from SOAS University of London.
As the voice behind On Your Journey, she empowers women to embrace holistic well-being and spiritual growth through her expert insights into wellness and symbolism.
When she isn't writing thought-provoking articles, you'll find her busy crafting and raising her 4 children.

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