Self Respect Quotes

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

Schiller, Johann Friedrich Von

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

George Bernard Shaw

I understand the dignity of a life, but our right is much more dignified than life, our freedom, and our self-respect.


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

Jane Haddam

The capacity for getting along with our neighbor depends to a large extent on the capacity for getting along with ourselves. The self-respecting individual will try to be as tolerant of his neighbor's shortcomings as he is of his own.

Eric Hoffer

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

was that I was a person with dignity and self-respect, and I should not set my sights lower than anybody else just because I was black.

Rosa Parks

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah.

Richard Bach

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

The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect.

T H Huxley

Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one's self-respect.

Emma Goldman

Now I can let these dream killers kill my self esteem-or use my arrogance as steam to power my dreams!!!

Kanye West

A self-respecting man is a man without a country. A fatherland is birdlime...

Emil Cioran

No relationship in life can be any more successful than what we are willing to learn about ourselves through it. The moment we turn our back on what others give us to see about ourselves, we not only walk away from what we need to see, but also from the better person we could be . . . were we only willing to learn the lesson at hand.

Guy Finley

We all self-conscious. I'm just the first to admit it.

Kanye West

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