Most women have struggles with confidence in their appearance at some point in their life. This compiled list of quotes is to remind each of you that you are beautiful and worth more than a number on a scale or a dress size. Love yourself, you deserve it!

  • I’m not going to sacrifice my mental health to have the perfect body. – Demi Lovato

  • Don’t let your mind bully your body. – June Tomaso Wood

  • There’s no weight limit on beauty.

  • Life’s too short to be unkind to yourself.

  • Treat your body like it belongs to someone you love.

  • You can’t live a full life on an empty stomach.

  • Is “fat” really the worst thing a human can be? Is “fat” worse than “vindictive,” jealous,” “shallow,” “vain,” “boring,” or “cruel?” Not to me. – J.K. Rowling

  • This is your reminder that you deserve a life without hating your body.

  • You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. – Louise Hay

  • I am strong. I am beautiful. And I am enough. – Vanessa Pawlowski

  • To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are. – Ellen DeGeneres

  • My body is my home and I will not tear it down.

  • Hating yourself will never get you as far as loving yourself. 

  • The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people. – Jamie Lee Curtis

  • Pretty is not the rent you pay to exist in the world as a woman. 

  • Embrace the glorious mess that you are. – Elizabeth Gilbert

  • I definitely have body issues, but everybody does. When you come to the realization that  — even people that I considered flawless — then you can start to live the way you are. – Taylor Swift

  • The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. – Audrey Hepburn

  • Since I don’t look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good. – Serena Williams

  • Your words have so much power. Every day, if you tell yourself, ‘I love you,’ if you give yourself one word of validation, it will change your mind. – Ashley Graham

  • Step away from the mean girls and say bye-bye to feeling bad about your looks. Are you ready to stop colluding with a culture that makes so many of us feel physically inadequate? Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take the pledge to be kinder to yourself and others. – Oprah

  • The most important day is the day you decide you’re good enough for you. It’s the day you set yourself free. – Brittany Josephina

Whitney E

Whitney is a senior majoring in communication at Mississippi State University. When she's not preparing for law school, you can find her online shopping or planning a trip to Disney World. She loves Ronald Reagan, traveling, and all things preppy.