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Self Respect Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Self Respect.

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Related topics: Inspirational Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By Forgiveness Self

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

 

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is more valuable than your self respect.
When you lose respect for yourself, you have lost everything.
Whatever it takes, and whoever you upset,
do what you know - deep inside - is the right thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A working definition of Honor is,
"respect or esteem that has been earned."
Contemplate that for a moment.
It would be very special to earn the respect and esteem
of our family, our friends, our co-workers, our community, wouldn't it?
If anything, it is of even more moment to honor yourself.
Those who are successful and happy earn their own
self-respect and self-esteem.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-honor (self-respect) is in no way selfish.
Before I can give to others,
I must have something to give.
Only by first creating
my own self-esteem and happiness,
do I possess the resources to
contribute anything meaningful to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once you respect yourself, there is no longer
any reason to disrespect anyone else.
Once you are confident of your own worthiness,
the worthiness of others ceases to be an issue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Football is like life - it requires perseverance,
self-denial, hard work, sacrifice,
dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

If being an egomaniac means I believe
in what I do and in my art or my music,
then in that respect you can call me that.
I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.
- John Lennon

An individual who breaks a law that
conscience tells him is unjust,
and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment
in order to arouse the conscience
of the community over its injustice,
is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Drugs are a waste of time.
They destroy your memory and your self-respect and
everything that goes along with with your self esteem.
- Kurt Cobain

Self-respect knows no considerations.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nationalist pride, like other variants of pride,
can be a substitute for self-respect.
- Eric Hoffer

The wish to lead out one's lover must be a tribal feeling;
the wish to be seen as loved is part of one's self-respect.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Self-respect is nothing to hide behind.
When you need it most it isn't there.
- May Sarton

There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage,
his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence.
He is still a King.
- Orison Swett Marden

I would rather take the role and work and make my own
money and self respect than to have sex with someone who has a lot of money.
- Kristy Swanson

To free us from the expectations of others,
to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great,
singular power of self-respect.
- Joan Didion

Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.
- John Herschel

Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given,
but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority,
not a self-control which enhances our self-respect.
- Bruno Bettelheim

Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity
is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.
- Thomas S. Monson

I never work just to work.
It's some combination of laziness and self-respect.
- Harold Ramis

Respect your efforts, respect yourself.
Self-respect leads to self-discipline.
When you have both firmly under your belt,
that's real power.
- Clint Eastwood

Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.
- Joe Clark

There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem,
the more likely one will be to treat others with respect,
kindness, and generosity.
- Nathaniel Branden

It is not the money but the self-respect and wanting to create good music.
- Barry Gibb

There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.
- Theodore Parker

In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred;
it teaches rather self-knowledge and self-respect.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Love of our neighbour, then, has just the same respect to,
is no more distant from, self-love, than hatred of our neighbour,
or than love or hatred of anything else.
- Joseph Butler

The willingness to accept responsibility for one's
own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
- Joan Didion

When I severe my connections with the A.I.A.
I do so with my own self respect, as a matter of pride
and I am sure within your knowledge of my character.
- Ralph Thomas Walker

You start to look at it with a deeper respect and I
think that deeper respect for what you do builds more self-respect.
- Jimmy Chamberlin

Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything
worth having has a price.
- Joan Didion

Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance?
- Abdul Kalam

Respect for self is the beginning of cultivating virtue in men and women.
- Gordon B. Hinckley

Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one,
as yet, is suspicious.
- H. L. Mencken

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline;
the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself.
His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love
might impair your judgment.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If we lose love and self respect for each other,
this is how we finally die.
- Maya Angelou

Everyone in society should be a role model,
not only for their own self-respect,
but for respect from others.
- Barry Bonds

So, then you find yourself in a situation where you
have to do things because they're on offer to you,
because you don't have much self-respect left.
You just can't say no, even to something that you've never done before.
You just can't help yourself.
- Brian Molko

There is no calamity which a great nation can invite
which equals that which follows a supine submission
to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor,
beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness.
- Eldridge Cleaver

But, sir, they have written me down upon the history
of the country as worthy of expulsion,
and in no unkindness I must tell them that for all
future time my self-respect requires that I shall pass them as strangers.
- Preston Brooks

I have no right, by anything I do or say,
to demean a human being in his own eyes.
What matters is not what I think of him;
it is what he thinks of himself.
To undermine a man's self-respect is a sin.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I cannot consistently, with self respect,
do other than I have, namely, to deliberately violate
an act which seems to me to be a denial of everything
which ideally and in practice I hold sacred.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps
us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves.
It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have
come short of what we can be.
- Ralph W. Sockman

I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much
the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black:
it means that I must undertake to love myself and to
respect myself as though my very life depends upon
self-love and self-respect.
- June Jordan

For, behind the scenes, halfway around the world in Mexico,
were two decades of aggressive research on wheat that
not only enabled Mexico to become self-sufficient with
respect to wheat production but also paved the way
to rapid increase in its production in other countries.
- Norman Borlaug

I should have forfeited my own self-respect,
and perhaps the good opinion of my countrymen,
if I had failed to resent such an injury by calling
the offender in question to a personal account.
- Preston Brooks

It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our
errors and mistakes and make amends for them.
To make a mistake is only an error in judgment,
but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.
- Dale Turner

Even Catholic parishes today are not wanting for talent.
But no serious singer or organist will get anywhere
near the typical music program,
at least if he wants to retain his self-respect.
- Richard Morris

Would that there were an award for people who come
to understand the concept of enough.
Good enough.
Successful enough.
Thin enough.
Rich enough.
Socially responsible enough.
When you have self-respect, you have enough.
- Gail Sheehy

The fact is, if a young man is naturally indolent,
the spur of necessity will drive him but a very little way,
while the having enough to live upon is often the means
of preserving his self-respect.
- James Payn

I would not send a poor girl into the world,
ignorant of the snares that beset her path;
nor would I watch and guard her,
till, deprived of self-respect and self-reliance,
she lost the power or the will to watch and guard herself .
- Anne Bronte

So I continued through my next school,
which takes me up to the age of 17, moving from the
bottom stream of one year into the bottom stream of the next year,
all the way through.
I showed other talents which gave me self-respect,
which is fine.
- Jeremy Irons

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I sail the seas of life as the MASTER of my ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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