Self Respect Quotes

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Respect yourself and others will respect you.
It may be called the Master Passion, the hunger for self-approval.
He that respects himself is safe from others;
He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.
True self-respect, being very different from false pride, leads inevitably to respecting others.
The need to treat ourselves as well as we treat others. It's women's version of the Golden Rule.

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Most of the excellence we see in the world is the product not of talent or genius but of self-respect.


Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.

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Deal with yourself as an individual worthy of respect, and make everyone else deal with you the same way.
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.

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

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Stand up straight and realize who you are, that you tower over your circumstances. You are a child of God. Stand up straight.

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


Self-respect is to the soul as oxygen is to the body.  Deprive a person of oxygen, and you kill his body; deprive him of self-respect, and you kill his spirit.
The more we learn to love and respect ourselves, the more we will become attracted to people who will love and respect us and who we can safely love and respect.