25 quotes that inspire self-care and healthy living

25 self-care quotes that will inspire healthy living

Self-Care Quotes

Self-care is not a nice-to-have but the backbone of healthy living. Here are 25 self-care quotes that will inspire you to commit to living your best life.

You can't be physically, mentally or emotionally healthy if you don't take responsibility for your own well-being.

Self-care may sound like an excuse to be selfish, but it's not. It's indicative of your sense of self-worth. 

Your physician, therapist and other healthcare practitioners play an important role in your overall self-care plan but the sole responsibility can't be on them. 

It's up to you to build your self-care routine and incorporate strategies that contribute to your ability to feel and live well.

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To inspire your healthy living journey, here are 25 self-care quotes that will motivate you to take control of your well-being and live your best life.

It's easy to feel temporarily motivated from inspirational words then totally forget the essence of what you just took in. 

As you explore the quotes don't just gloss over them but reflect on the underlying messages and how you can apply them to your life. 

We recommend selecting 2-3 that especially resonate and adding them to your self-care journal so you can revisit them whenever needed. 

25 self-care quotes that will inspire healthy living

Self-care is not an expense, it's an investment.


How many people do you need to get permission from before you live the life you want to live? If the answer is more than one, there lies the problem.


It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. 

Mahatma Gandhi 

Happiness is the highest form of health.

Dalai Lama

25 self-care quotes that will inspire healthy living

Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.


What is called genius is the abundance of life and health. 

Henry David Thoreau

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Mark Twain

25 self-care quotes that will inspire healthy living

Self-care is …






The different areas of your life are interconnected and should be managed as a whole. This integrated and balanced approach is the true essence of thriving. 


I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health. 


Do whatever you want to do so long as you do no harm. 


25 self-care quotes that will inspire healthy living

Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners. 

William Shakespeare

25 self-care quotes that will inspire healthy living

The really important thing is not to live, but to live well.


If you aren't taking care of yourself first, how can you be in a position to take care of anyone else?


May you live everyday of your life.

Jonathan Swift 

In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero

25 self-care quotes that will inspire healthy living

Prosperity is well-being which includes wealth and wellness.


I am confident that nobody will accuse me of selfishness if I ask to spend time, while I am still in good health, with my family, my friends and also with myself.

Nelson Mandela

The greatest wealth is health. 


25 self-care quotes that will inspire healthy living

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


To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. 

Oscar Wilde

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

An easy way to feel prosperous is to chase and cherish the things that are already within your reach.