With a very similar meaning to the proverb above, this proverb means that no one else will be able to fully love you until you first love yourself.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
This quote by the famous 1950’s American actress Marilyn Monroe has become a modern proverb of sorts about self-love. It means that you are who you are, whether you like it or not. Therefore, you might as well accept and embrace yourself rather than wasting time wishing you were someone else.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
This English proverb about loving yourself is derived from the writing of the famous French Renaissance philosopher Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, Lord of Montaigne. It advises that you should not give all of your love away since you also need your own love. Love thyself.
Short, sweet and to the point. This proverb means that you should love and accept yourself for who you are.