There are countless ways of attaining greatness, but any road to reaching one's maximum
potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity.Ó
Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.
One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself
Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.
I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself.
I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
One should respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny
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.
žNever esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.
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.
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.
No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect.
Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one's self-respect.
... the use of our intelligence quite properly gives us pleasure. In this respect the brain is like a muscle. When we think well, we feel good. Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.
We must respect the other fellow's religion,but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do you know that his future will not be equal to our present?
There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age - I missed it coming and going.
If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
Live according to the ethics of excellence, and you can always stand proud. Pride - not vanity, but dignity and self-respect - should carry a lot of weight in helping you make decisions. Let pride help you decide.
Set your expectations high; find men and women whose integrity and values you respect; get their agreement on a course of action; and give them your ultimate trust.
Respect a man, and he will do all the more.