Self Respect Quotes

Best selected self-respect quotes by some famous people of their times for you. These self respect quotes will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


Without self-respect there can be no genuine success. Success won at the cost of self-respect is not success ? for what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own self-respect. B. C. Forbes

Respect yourself and others will respect you. ~Confucius

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

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

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

I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing. ~Michel de Montaigne

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

A man who doesn't trust himself can never really trust anyone else. ~Cardinal De Retz

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

Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect. ~Marcus Aurelius

To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything: the ability to discriminate, to love and to remain indifferent. To lack it is to be locked within oneself, paradoxically incapable of either love or indifference. Joan Didion

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

Be beautiful if you can, wise if you want to, but be respected - that is essential. ~Anna Gould

No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions. Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything worth having has a price. ~Author Unknown

If I despised myself, it would be no compensation if everyone saluted me, and if I respect myself, it does not trouble me if others hold me lightly. ~Max Nordau

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

I have just about all I can take of myself. S. Behrman

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

You punch me, I punch back. I do not believe it's good for ones self-respect to be a punching bag. ~Edward Koch

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. ~Frederick Douglass

This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. William Shakespeare

In my day, we didn't have self-esteem, we had self-respect, and no more of it than we had earned. ~Jane Haddam

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline... ~Abraham J. Heschel

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. ~Cyril Connolly

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

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

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

A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. ~Axel Munthe

Let a man then know his worth, and keep things under his feet. Let him not peep or steal, or skulk up and down with the air of a charity-boy, a bastard, or an interloper. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it. John Stuart Mill

Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor. Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

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 E. Turner

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

In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat. ~Robert Byrne

He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

You do not need to be the designated driver of someone's intoxicated ego. ~Dodinsky

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

Self-respect cannot be hunted. It cannot be purchased. It is never for sale. It cannot be fabricated out of public relations. It comes to us when we are alone, in quiet moments, in quiet places, when e suddenly realize that, knowing the good, we have done it; knowing the beautiful, we have served it; knowing the truth we have spoken it. ~Whitney Griswold

Respecting yourself means listening to your body and emotions continuously. Then acting beyond a linear logic to achieve ones goals. ~Author Unknown

Some people have so much respect for their superiors they have none left for themselves. ~Peter McArthur

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

Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners. ~Laurence Sterne

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