Self-Respect Quotes

~Wonderful  Self-Respect Quotes~

"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

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

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

"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

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

"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

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

"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

"They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them."
Mahatma Gandhi

"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

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

"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 the cornerstone of all virtue. " John Herschel

"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

"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 permeates every aspect of your life. " Joe Clark

"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

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

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

"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

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

"Self-respect knows no considerations. " Mahatma Gandhi

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

"Respect yourself and others will respect you. " Confucius

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