Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Self Respect
Quotations & Citations:
I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.
~ Rita Mae Brown
If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.
~ Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.
~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
~ Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays
A man who doesn’t trust himself can never really trust anyone else.
~Cardinal De Retz
Respect yourself and others will respect you.
~ Confucius, Sayings of Confucius
In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.
Dare to love yourself
as if you were a rainbow
with gold at both ends.
Self-respect knows no considerations.
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
~ Gautama Buddha
Be beautiful if you can, wise if you want to, but be respected – that is essential.
If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.
~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Insulted and Humiliated
You punch me, I punch back. I do not believe it’s good for ones self-respect to be a punching bag.
They cannot take away our self respect if we do not give it to them.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
You do not need to be the designated driver of someone’s intoxicated ego.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
~ Theodore Roosevelt
Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.
I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.
~ Mahatma Gandhi, Fools, Martyrs, Traitors: The Story of Martyrdom in the Western World
Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life — is the source from which self-respect springs.
~ Joan Didion, On Self-Respect
Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows
with the ability to say no to oneself.
~ Abraham Joshua Heschel
Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.
Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.
~ Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War
Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.
~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.
Nothing resembles selfishness more closely than self-respect
~ George Sand, Indiana
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect.
~ Amit Kalantri
Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.
Respect for self is the beginning of cultivating virtue in men and women.
~ Gordon B. Hinckley
A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself.
There is only one real misfortune: to forfeit one’s own good opinion of oneself. Lose your complacency, once betray your own self-contempt and the world will unhesitatingly endorse it.
~ Thomas Mann
Walk tall, or baby don’t walk at all.
~ Bruce Springsteen
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
Self-respect–the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious.
~ H.L. Mencken
In my day, we didn’t have self-esteem, we had self-respect, and no more of it than we had earned.
A quest for self-respect is proof of its lack
~Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
You’d be surprised how easy some things can be, things you never thought you’d do, when you take self-respect out of the equation.
~ Sarah Addison Allen
I guessed life was like that. You gained and you lost, and if you saved anything from the ruins, even if only a shred of self-respect, it was enough to take you through the next bit.
~ Dick Francis, Whip Hand