Self Respect Quotes

Let these inspiring self-respect quotes guide your own journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and self-love. Because at the end of the day, it all starts with the respect you have for yourself. Wise self-respect quotes will lift your spirits, unlock your inner strength and remind you of your worth! Powerful self-respect quotes help you transform your mindset and live a life full of confidence, self-love, and respect for yourself. Start your journey today!

Best Self Respect Quotes

Everyone is a star and deserves the right to twinkle. Marilyn Monroe

I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself. Charlotte Brontë

If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. Alexander Hamilton

We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and in spite of True Romance magazines we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely at least, not all the time but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness. Hunter S. Thompson

Do not tolerate disrespect, not even from yourself. Shipra Gaur

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you. Lao Tzu

Eating well is a form of self respect. Colleen Quigley

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You think because he doesn’t love you that you are worthless. You think that because he doesn’t want you anymore that he is right that his judgement and opinion of you are correct. If he throws you out, then you are garbage. You think he belongs to you because you want to belong to him. Don’t. It’s a bad word, belong. Especially when you put it with somebody you love. Love shouldn’t be like that. Did you ever see the way the clouds love a mountain? They circle all around it; sometimes you can’t even see the mountain for the clouds. But you know what? You go up top and what do you see? His head. The clouds never cover the head. His head pokes through, beacuse the clouds let him; they don’t wrap him up. They let him keep his head up high, free, with nothing to hide him or bind him. You can’t own a human being. You can’t lose what you don’t own. Suppose you did own him. Could you really love somebody who was absolutely nobody without you? You really want somebody like that? Somebody who falls apart when you walk out the door? You don’t, do you? And neither does he. You’re turning over your whole life to him. Your whole life, girl. And if it means so little to you that you can just give it away, hand it to him, then why should it mean any more to him? He can’t value you more than you value yourself. Toni Morrison

Everyone should be their own biggest fan. Kanye West

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Michel de Montaigne

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. Buddha

Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change. Shannon L. Alder

The price of a lack of self respect is very high over time. Adam Cole

Respect yourself and others will respect you. Confucius

With self respect, you can accomplish anything. David Barbour

One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself. Shannon L. Alder

The more respect you give to others, the more you earn. Adam Grant

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

Self respect is crucial for happiness. Irina Yugay

Character the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self respect springs. Joan Didion

You are the product of the choices you make. Alex Tran

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. Jack Kornfield

Our relationship with ourselves forms the blueprint for all the relationships in our life. Susyn Reeve

Self respect is the root of discipline The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. Abraham Joshua Heschel

Self respect is an internal satisfaction and gratification, rather than the exhaustive search of seeking it from external sources. David Barbour

Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work. Adrienne Rich

Learn to live in this world with self respect. B.R. Ambedkar

I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit. Theodore Roosevelt

Self respect is personal empowerment. Yocheved Golani

Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for you. Shannon L. Alder

No one can diminish our value unless we let them. Rosalind Sedacca

Self control is the chief element in self respect, and self respect is the chief element in courage. Thucydides

Autonomy is central to self respect. Constance E. Roland

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

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle

I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self respect. Mahatma Gandhi

Respect yourself above all. Pythagoras

I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect. Amit Kalantri

Man doesn’t live by bread alone. Many prefer self respect to food. Mahatma Gandhi

It’s easy to run to others. It’s so hard to stand on one’s own record. You can fake virtue for an audience. You can’t fake it in your own eyes. Your ego is your strictest judge. They run from it. They spend their lives running. It’s easier to donate a few thousand to charity and think oneself noble than to base self respect on personal standards of personal achievement. It’s simple to seek substitutes for competence such easy substitutes love, charm, kindness, charity. But there is no substitute for competence. Ayn Rand

Self respect is the cornerstone of all virtue. John Herschel

The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs. Shannon L. Alder

Only make decisions that support your self image, self esteem, and self worth. Oprah Winfrey

People can have their opinions about everything in the world, but people’s opinions end where the tip of my nose begins. Your opinions of others can only go so far as to where their own shoreline is. The world is for your taking, but other people are not. One is only allowed to have an opinion of me, if that person is done educating him/herself on everything about me. Before people educate themselves on everything about you, they’re not allowed to open their venomous mouthes and have an opinion about you. C. JoyBell C.

Happiness is not something that is ready made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama

Hide yourself in God, so when a man wants to find you he will have to go there first. Shannon L. Alder

Stop quitting when it gets hard. Tom Bilyeu

In yourself right now is all the place you’ve got. Flannery O’Connor

Never trade respect for attention. Mel Robbins

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

Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love. Miguel Angel Ruiz

Within a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day. Fear of imprisonment, fear of torture, fear of death, fear of losing friends, family, property or means of livelihood, fear of poverty, fear of isolation, fear of failure. A most insidious form of fear is that which masquerades as common sense or even wisdom, condemning as foolish, reckless, insignificant or futile the small, daily acts of courage which help to preserve man’s self respect and inherent human dignity. It is not easy for a people conditioned by fear under the iron rule of the principle that might is right to free themselves from the enervating miasma of fear. Yet even under the most crushing state machinery courage rises up again and again, for fear is not the natural state of civilized man. Aung San Suu Kyi

I had no respect for myself. I did not love myself because no one had ever loved me. Alex Tran

Love is proved the moment you let go of someone because they need you to. Shannon L. Alder

In order for love to exist, respect must be present. Jessica Elizabeth Opert

Maybe your country is only a place you make up in your own mind. Something you dream about and sing about. Maybe it’s not a place on the map at all, but just a story full of people you meet and places you visit, full of books and films you’ve been to. I’m not afraid of being homesick and having no language to live in. I don’t have to be like anyone else. I’m walking on the wall and nobody can stop me. Hugo Hamilton

People with self respect maintain their individuality when they get into relationships. Anastasia Belyh

That’s the big picture, your happiness. And health. You should never care what a man thinks of you until he demonstrates to you that he cares about making you happy. If he isn’t trying to make you happy, then send him back from whence he came because winning him over will have no benefit. At the end of the day, happines, joy and yes your emotional stability those comprise the only measuring stick you really need to have. Sherry Argov

You are a combination of the people you spend the most time with. Respect yourself enough to make sure those people are positive influences. Irina Yugay

Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you. Rob Liano

Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option. Maya Angelou

Dignity will only happen when you realize that having someone in your life doesn’t validate your worth. Shannon L. Alder

A person who struggles with self respect is likely to have trouble in their relationships, not asserting themselves, being pushed around or taken advantage of, and is quite unhappy. Jesse D. Matthews

Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality. Shannon L. Alder

When you know who you are and how much you’re worth, you will not let anyone, and not even your partner, treat you as a doormat. Irina Yugay

Some of the most beautiful things worth having in your life come wrapped in a crown of thorns. Shannon L. Alder

Self respect is the foundation of all strong and healthy relationships. Irina Yugay

Nothing resembles selfishness more closely than self respect. George Sand

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

When God takes out the trash, don’t go digging back through it. Trust Him. Amaka Imani Nkosazana

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

Walk tall, or baby don’t walk at all. Bruce Springsteen

Without self respect, we cannot lay healthy boundaries, creating a space in which we thrive within a relationship. We also cannot truly receive the love our partners offer to us fully, as we will always question if we are truly worthy of that love, at all. Jessica Elizabeth Opert

An open Facebook page is simply a psychiatric dry erase board that screams, Look at me. I am insecure. I need your reaction to what I am doing, but you’re not cool enough to be my friend. Therefore, I will just pray you see this because the approval of God is not all I need. Shannon L. Alder

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

There is a God part in you. The consciousness. The pure Self. Learn to listen the voice of that Power. Amit Ray

I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect. Amit Kalantri

She might be without country, without nation, but inside her there was still a being that could exist and be free, that could simply say I am without adding a this, or a that, without saying I am Indian, Guyanese, English, or anything else in the world. Sharon Maas

The same goes for respect. I can only give it to someone else if I have it inside me for myself in the first place. Hanalei Vierra

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There is only one real misfortune to forfeit one’s own good opinion of oneself. Lose your complacency, once betray your own self contempt and the world will unhesitatingly endorse it. Thomas Mann

Without self respect, even the most well meaning partner, who initially sees their loved one as deserving the best, will start to lose this vision and will begin to see and treat his her partner only as well as the person values him herself. Diana Lucas Flemma

You are not an option, a choice or a soft place to land after a long battle. You were meant to be the one. If you can wrap yourself around the idea that you are something incredible, then you will stop excusing behavior that rapes your very soul. You were never meant to teach someone to love you. You were meant to be loved. Shannon L. Alder

A person with self respect treats others how they want to be treated. Jesse D. Matthews

Respect for self is the beginning of cultivating virtue in men and women. Gordon B. Hinckley

Respect yourself, and others will respect you. Confucius

You got nothin’ to lose but your self respect. Wendelin Van Draanen

Every relationship you have is a reflection of your relationship with yourself. Deepak Chopra

When you think this pain is all you deserve, you are right. You are the only one that can decide how long you will walk in hell. Shannon L. Alder

If you want to earn respect, just be honest. Preethi Kasireddy

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

Self respect by definition is a confidence and pride in feeling that you are behaving in an honorable and dignified manner respect yourself by respecting others. Miya Yamanouchi

Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy. Robert Tew

If it’s meant for you, you won’t have to beg for it. You will never have to sacrifice your dignity for your destiny. Edgar Allan Poe

When admiring other people’s gardens, don’t forget to tend to your own flowers. Sanober Khan

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt

Most of our platitudes notwithstanding, self deception remains the most difficult deception. The tricks that work on others count for nothing in that very well lit back alley where one keeps assignation with oneself no winning smiles will do here, no prettily drawn lists of good intentions. One shuffles flashily but in vain through one’s marked cards the kindness done for the wrong reason, the apparent triumph which involved no real effort, the seemingly heroic act into which one had been shamed. Joan Didion

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them. Aristotle

You’d be surprised how easy some things can be, things you never thought you’d do, when you take self respect out of the equation. Sarah Addison Allen

If you have earned your self respect, respect by others is a luxury; if you haven’t, respect by others is a necessity. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

There is a common superstition that self respect is a kind of charm against snakes, something that keeps those who have it locked in some unblighted Eden, out of strange beds, ambivalent conversations, and trouble in general. It does not at all. It has nothing to do with the face of things, but concerns instead a separate peace, a private reconciliation. Joan Didion

For it is in your power to retire into yourself whenever you choose. Marcus Aurelius

A courageous man prefers death to the surrender of self respect. Mahatma Gandhi

Many people lack the basic equipment to be in a relationship and there’s nothing you can do to change it. You can’t take a skunk and dip it in perfume and hope it becomes a puppy. Eventually, the perfume will wear off and you’ll still have a skunk on your hands. Sherry Argov

The kind of beauty I want most is the hard to get kind that comes from within strength, dignity, and courage. Ruby Dee

It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe. Thomas Paine

No person and no relationship is worth compromising your dignity and self respect. Deodatta V. Shenia Khatkhate

Don’t ever stray from yourself, in order to be close to someone that doesn’t have the courtesy to remind you of your worth, or the integrity of a gentleman to walk you home. Shannon L. Alder

Self respect refers to loving oneself and behaving with honor and dignity. Respect Essay

A quest for self respect is proof of its lack. Ayn Rand

Perhaps the surest test of an individual’s integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self respect. Thomas S. Monson

No boundary or barrier surrounds the heart of a person that loves their self and others. Shannon L. Alder

We end up attracting and receiving only as much respect and love as we give ourselves. Diana Lucas Flemma

Stand up for who you are. Respect your Self and ignite the divine sparks in you. Access your powers. Choose your rights and work together with others to bring blessings into the lives. Amit Ray

Self respect is about caring but not carrying others’ suggestions, being curious to learn from them, but staying aligned with your personal values.  Nefeli Soteriou

When you express purity which is the truth about yourself, you feel a love for yourself that is expressed by self respect, self esteem, and self confidence! Dr. Tae Yun Kim

Respect is not imposed nor begged. It’s earned and offered. Marlon Brando

All my problems bow before my stubbornness. Amit Kalantri

Mother, father, preacher, teacher, I’m not here to tell you how to live your life, I am simply inviting you to be brave enough to author your own life, to come up with your own definitions, and to think for yourself. Alexis Jones

Don’t ever feel bad that someone couldn’t give you all of their heart. Be grateful that you can take the least complicated part of their soul with you, wherever you go. This is more than some people will ever have. Shannon L. Alder

Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy. Robert Tew

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But I think that because they trusted themselves and respected themselves as individuals, because they knew beyond doubt that they were valuable and potentially moral units because of this they could give God their own courage and dignity and then receive it back. Such things have disappeared perhaps because men do not trust themselves anymore, and when that happens there is nothing left except perhaps to find some strong sure man, even though he may be wrong, and to dangle from his coattails. John Steinbeck

When you respect yourself, you know when to say no. Dr. De’Andrea Matthews

I guessed life was like that. You gained and you lost, and if you saved anything from the ruins, even if only a shred of self respect, it was enough to take you through the next bit. Dick Francis

Sometimes God doesn’t give you what you want, not because you don’t deserve it, but because you deserve better. Solitary Reaper

I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld, or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give. Charlotte Brontë

Cutting negative people from my life does not mean I hate them; it simply means I respect me. Marilyn Monroe

Our thinking will automatically improve when we remember the words of Paul know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and the spirit of God dwelleth in you? Thomas S. Monson

Life goes on, with or without you. George Harrison

All religions are man made; God has not yet revealed himself beyond doubt to anybody. Bangambiki Habyarimana

When someone treats you like an option, help them narrow their choices by removing yourself from the equation. It’s that simple. Robert Tew

If You believe in yourself you can reach everything you want. Kees Broos

Respect yourself, respect your own inner voice and follow it. Osho

Even if the world was falling apart, that was no reason to let his appearance and good habits fall apart with it. S.R. Ford

Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situations that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals, and self worth. Mel Almaric Edmund