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380 Self-Respect Quotes To Make You Love Yourself Even More

Last Updated: November 15, 2022 by Team

Self-respect is your opinion of yourself or, in other words, your self-image. Self-respect is not about being arrogant or conceited. It is about having a healthy and realistic self-image that represents who you are. Having self-respect means that you can recognize your worth and value as a person.

Healthy self-respect has several benefits:

  • It can help you focus on your strengths and achievements.
  • It can help you work towards your goals rather than give up.
  • It offers motivation for change and improvement.

People with healthy self-respect can take pride in what they do and believe in things like treating people fairly.

Self-respecting yourself should be an ongoing process because our opinions of ourselves change over time. Here are some inspiring self-respect quotes that will offer some thought-provoking ideas, examples of what self-respect looks like, and the impact it can have on your life.

380 Self-Respect Quotes

Top 10 Self-respect Quotes

“Deny self for self’s sake.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel

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

“Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.” – Thucydides

“Self-control is strength, calmness is power.” – James Allen

“Respect yourself and others will respect you.” – Confucius

“Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self-criticism.” – Albert Einstein

“When you do not treat yourself the way you want others to treat you, you can never change the way things are.” – Rhonda Byrne

“Love your neighbor; yet don’t pull down your hedge.” – Benjamin Franklin

“What is truly ambitious is to face life and proceed with quiet confidence in spite of the distractions.” – Ryan Holiday

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Best Self-respect Quotes

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“If you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.” – Sidney J. Harris

“Look yourself in the mirror and wish you could date yourself!”

“The moon doesn’t have to be full to be loved. Neither do you.” – Hijo de Guadalupe

“It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you.” – Eartha Kitt

“If we lose our love and self-respect and respect for each other, this is how we will finally die.” – Maya Angelou

“I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn’t fall down.” – Al Neuharth

“You yourself, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

“My ego shattered.” – Suzy Kassem

“Ego is false confidence, self-respect is true confidence.” – Naval Ravikant

“Loving yourself comes from accepting who you really are.” – Catriona Gray

“The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.” – Blake Lively

“Don’t rely on someone else for your self-worth. Accept who you are, not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” – Stacey Charter

“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” – Anne Freud

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“You do not wake up one morning a bad person. It happens by a thousand tiny surrenders of self-respect to self-interest.” – Robert Brault

“To express oneself honestly, not lying to oneself; that, my friend, is very hard to do.” – Bruce Lee

“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.” – George Washington

“I never had confidence. The hardest thing to know is your own worth, and it took me years.” – Peggy Lipton

“Self-respect knows no considerations.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Be your authentic self, not the person you think other people expect you to be.” – Payal Kadakia

“Don’t lower your standards for anyone or anything. Self respect is everything.”

“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” – Mark Twain

“We can discover truth for ourselves only when we do not depend on another; no specialist can give us the right answer.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” – Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers)

“You’ve got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.” – Chris Evert

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” – Paul Tournier

“Step into the fire of self-discovery. This fire will not burn you, it will only burn what you are not.” – Mooji

“‘If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything’? Talking nicely also applies when you’re talking to yourself.” – Victoria Moran

“Removing people from your life is a symbol of self-respect.”

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” – M. Scott Peck

“If you are insecure, the rest of the world is too. You are better than you think.” – T. Harv Eker

“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin

“You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” – Robert Anthony

“You must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, ‘Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.’ Don’t be resigned to that. Break out!” – John Keating

“She does not dare to be herself.” – Anais Nin

“Comfort is what holds you back, being yourself is what sets you free.”

“When you say yes to others make sure you are not saying no to yourself.”

“I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.”

“Lighten up. No one is perfect.” – Deborah Day

“Before anyone else has criticized me, I have already criticized myself. I accept all the great things about me.” – C. JoyBell C

“Stop quitting when it gets hard.” – Tom Bilyeu

“People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people’s minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.” – Elizabeth Gaskell

“For if you train hard your confidence surges to a maximum.” – Floyd Patterson

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” – Arthur Ashe

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

“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

“Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth.” – Oprah Winfrey

“You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success – none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you.” – Ram Dass

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

“Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?” – Brigham Young

“Self-acceptance is pure power.” – Amy Leigh Mercree

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Bernard Baruch

“Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect but for respect from others.” – Barry Bonds

“Ego is negative but self-respect is positive.”

“It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.” – Jackie Joyner Kersee

“Any titles, money, or privilege you inherit are actually hindrances. They delude you into believing you are owed respect.” – Robert Greene

“It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” – Sally Field

“First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, I believe.” – Norman Vincent Peale

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

“You’ll stop caring what people think about you when you realize how seldom they do.” – David Foster Wallace

“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself.”

“Self-pity gets you nowhere.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick

“If you set out to cheat and deceive others you’ll be tense and anxious in case you’re found out. But if you live your life and conduct your business on the basis of truth and honesty, it gives you a sense of satisfaction and self-confidence that is also a source of inner strength.” – 14th Dalai Lama

“Let thy vices die before thee.” – Benjamin Franklin

“I don’t respect those who don’t respect me. You call it ego. I call it self respect.”

“There are days I drop words of comfort on myself and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself.” – Brian Andreas

“As long as I’m so afraid of being alone, I’ll never be real. I’m hiding from myself.” – Susan Sontag

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” – Dr. Seuss

“Work to improve yourself, not prove yourself.” – Joshua Becker

“Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.” – Mignon McLaughlin

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” – Bertrand Russell

“Who you are is defined by the values you are willing to struggle for.” – Mark Manson

“Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.”

“Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.” – Vince Lombardi

“You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it.” – Sarah Dessen

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

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller

“Do not compare yourself to others. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.” – Adolf Hitler

“If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” – Mahatama Gandhi

“Just see the mirror, and you will find the person who will always protect and guide you.”

“That’s what I grew up with. I didn’t aspire to be anything besides that.” – Jennifer Lopez

“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” – The Dalai Lama

“You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise Hay

“My best friend brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford

“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.” – Joe Namath

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” – Carl Gustav Jung

“There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man…true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” – Hindu Proverb

“It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.” – Epicurus

“As you face loss, frustration, hurt, and conflict….have respect for yourself, and patience and compassion.” – Jack Kornfield

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.” – George Herbert

“Love yourself enough to surround yourself with people who respect you.”

“Some people have so much respect for their superiors they have none left for themselves.” – Peter McArthur

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” – André Gide

“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

“Make a choice: Continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it.” – Meghan Markle

“Accept who you are; and revel in it.” – Mitch Albom

“Self-esteem is earned.” – Rhonda Byrne

“Maturity is learning to gracefully walk away from situations that threaten your peace of mind, self-respect, values, morals, or self worth.”

“Better ’wrong’ alone than ’right’ with the herd.” – Naval Ravikant

“The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” – Robert Hand

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown

“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” – Barbara De Angelis

“Trust yourself–you know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock

“As is our confidence, so is our capacity.” – William Hazlitt

“To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the negatives in our lives.” – Denis Waitley

“Respect has to do with allowing space for someone else’s opinion.” – Jackie Viramontez

Unfill voids of attachments to your soul that are left by low self-esteem, lust, fear, and lonliness.

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

“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.” – Cicero

“If everybody loves you, something is wrong. Nobody can please everybody.” – Paulo Coelho

“Have faith in yourselves, and stand up on that faith and be strong; that is what we need.” – Swami Vivekananda

“You stand strong and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others.” – Steve Maraboli

“The most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect, to look at ourselves honestly and gently.” – Pema Chödrön

“Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louise May Alcott

“The biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.” – Kristen Neff

“The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.” – Joan Didion

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” – e. e. cummings

“It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it.” – Lillian Hellman

“If you don’t care to be liked, they can’t touch you.” – Naval Ravikant

“Your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.” – Michelle Obama

“Own every aspect of who you are and present it to the world with the utmost pride.” – Connor Franta

“Low self-esteem is like driving with your hand-break on.” – Maxwell Maltz

“Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.” – Erich Fromm

“Instead of saving humanity, every person should save himself.” – Alexander Herzen

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein

“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

“Your peers will respect you for your integrity and character, not your possessions.” – David Robinson

“If we saw someone else treating us the way most of us treat ourselves, we might think them despicably cruel.” – Alain de Botton

“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember–the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.” – Zig Ziglar

“You can’t grow yourself unless you know yourself.” – John C. Maxwell

“High self-confidence is a positive internal dialogue. This is what most strive for. Perfect self-confidence is the complete absence of internal dialogue. Puzzlingly few people are interested in this.” – James Pierce

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you’ll make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

“You can only be as authentic as you are self-aware.” – Susan Campbell

“Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.”

“What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.” – C. Joybell C

Love Yourself Because you are the only person who is with you for entire LIFE.

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“Accomplishments don’t erase shame, hatred, cruelty… It covers it up, with a creative version of pride and ego. Only restitution, forgiving yourself and others, compassion, repentance and living with dignity will ever erase the past.” – Shannon L. Alder

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” – Michael J. Fox

“Self-respect is the fruit of discipline, the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel

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

“In this world, only one person is important for you: Only you.”

“Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” – Katrina Mayer

“To be a human being among people and to remain one forever, no matter in what circumstances, not to grow despondent and not to lose heart — that’s what life is all about, that’s its task.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“True belief in yourself is the ultimate determining factor if you make it or not.” – David Goggins

“Be gentle with yourself. You are doing the best you can.” – Paulo Coelho

“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-care is never a selfish act it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

“You are responsible for your life.” – Oprah Winfrey

“People who ask confidently get more than those who are hesitant and uncertain. When you’ve figured out what you want to ask for, do it with certainty, boldness and confidence.” – Jack Canfield

“The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.”

“Do not consider painful what is good for you.” – Euripides

“Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Self-worth is only determined by you and if you don’t thing you worth it, that’s going to ruin everything.” – Billie Eilish

“The person who has practiced philosophy as a cure for the self becomes great of soul, filled with confidence, invincible — and greater as you draw near.” – Seneca

“Sometimes you have to try not to care, no matter how much you do, because sometimes you can mean nothing to someone who means so much to you. It’s not pride, it is self- respect.”

“The person who deserves your gratitude more than anyone else is you.” – Rhonda Byrne

“The more validation I need, the less discernment I have.” – Kurt Hanks

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain

“It’s alright letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.” – Mick Jagger

“Only in true stillness can we see ourselves most clearly.” – Anne Scottlin

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

“Society rewards confidence. Nature rewards knowledge.” – James Pierce

“The very things you cannot bring yourself to consider reveal the lies you have let yourself believe.” – James Pierce

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

“If you have truly attained wholeness, everything will flock to you.” – Lao Tzu

“Control your own destiny or someone else will.” – Jack Welch

“If you want to be successful in life, respect one rule: never lie to yourself.” – Paulo Coelho

“No one is going to value you more than you value yourself.” – Naval Ravikant

“You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.” – Lou Holtz

“Our self-respect tracks our choices.” – Dan Coppersmith

“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” – Jodi Picoult

“Stoicism helps us keep a better ledger of what things are truly worth. It places the highest value on honesty, on self-respect, on tranquility and freedom and security.” – Ryan Holiday

“Speak with confidence, the world needs your light.” – Gabby Bernstein

“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

“Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.” – Truman Capote

“There is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love.” – Harry Palmer

“When you discover something that nourishes your soul, care enough about yourself to make room for it.” – Jean Shinoda Bolen

“If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is, you will realize that a little loneliness goes a long way in creating a more vibrant you.” – Mandy Hale

“Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.” – Richard Bach

“The more you know and respect yourself, the more impact you will have on people around you.”

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

“You become what you give your attention to…If you yourself don’t choose what thoughts and images you expose yourself to, someone else will.” – Epictetus

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Beware of people making you feel guilty. That is how they control you.”

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.” – John Herschel

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Self-belief is not self-centred. We can only fight effectively for others if we already believe in ourselves.” – Carla H. Krueger

“Self-respect. It would make me lovable.” – Susan Sontag

“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.” – Bruce Barton

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The more we value things, the less we value ourselves.” – Bruce Lee

“Just as true humor is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge of oneself.” – Alan Watts

“I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.” – Charlotte Bronte

“With confidence, you have won before you have started.” – Marcus Garvey

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


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“The more you love yourself, the less nonsense you’ll tolerate.”

“Learn to walk away from anything that threatens your peace of mind, self-worth, and self-respect.”

“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” – Cyril Connolly

“Only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

“The most important conversations you’ll ever have are the ones you’ll have with yourself.” – David Goggins

“Saying yes or maybe when we mean no, cheapens our word, diminishes our sense of self-respect, and compromises our integrity.” – Paulo Coelho

“You punch me, I punch back. I do not believe it’s good for one’s self-respect to be a punching bag.” – Ed Koch

“Once you embrace your value, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” – Rob Liano

“Quit wishing you were something different. There’s no mistakes. You’re not faulty. You have been fearfully and wonderfully made.” – Joel Osteen

“Externally, be humble. Internally, be confident.” – James Clear

“Make it a goal to see the best in everyone and the best will come back to you.” – Rhonda Byrne

“As I began to love myself I understood that I am in the right place at the right time. I call it ‘self-confidence’.” – Charlie Chaplin

“Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.” – Jack Nicklaus

“It takes courage to live your truth but, what you get in return is self-respect.”

“You can’t force someone to respect you but you can refuse to be disrespected.”

“No other love can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love.” – Edmond Mbiaka

“Ego is not important in life but self-respect is most important in life.”

“Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.” – Stan Smith

“When you are compassionate toward yourself, you allow yourself to be vulnerable. And that’s incredibly important. Your authentic truth is your magnificence. Your willingness to let the world see you in truth is your greatest contribution.” – Gabby Bernstein

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

“Looking good isn’t self-importance; it’s 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 moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you.” – J.K. Rowling

“People who love themselves come across as very loving, they express their self-confidence through humility and forgiveness.” – Sanaya Roman

“Let them call you what they want. You don’t have to play the part they want you to play.” – Thibaut

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

“You have no control over other people’s taste, so focus on staying true to your own.” – Tim Gunn

“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.” – Andrew Matthews

“They should have some standards. It’s a part of having self respect.”

“You cannot give respect if you don’t have it, respect yourself and respecting others will automatic.”

“As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

“Your sense of self-worth comes from you alone — never the opinion of others.” – Robert Greene

“No tree tries to become a certain kind of tree. Commit to nourishing yourself, you will bloom into whatever kind of person you are.” – Vironika Tugaleva

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” – Charles Bukowski

“Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered–just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” – Barrie Davenport

“Always act like you’re wearing an invisible crown.”

“The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” – Anne Frank

“It took me time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” – Sally Field

“Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.” – Samuel Johnson

“It’s very hard to respect yourself when you give in to every temptation. If you want to build self-respect, build your willpower.”

“Football is like life. It requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority.” – Vince Lombardi

“The choices that you have made have been because of what you believe to be true for yourselves.” – Oprah Winfrey

“While we are still alive, we have to discover ourselves, understand ourselves, and express ourselves.” – Bruce Lee

“More helpful than any advice is an unflinching examination of oneself.” – James Pierce

“Teach People How to treat you.”

“Never trade respect for attention.” – Mel Robbins

“The #1 cause of having no self-respect is having no self-control.”

“The most beautiful people are those who have known defeat and loss, and have found their way out. These persons have an understanding of life. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

“Selflove is connected with self-acceptance and self-caring; it is a Healing Journey to find your happiness and yourself.”

“The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline.” – Bum Philip

“Real pleasure comes from overcoming challenges, feeling confidence in your abilities, and experiencing the power this brings.” – Robert Greene

“Self-respect isn’t ignoring your flaws: it’s embracing them.”

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary

“There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.”

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” – Mark Victor Hansen

“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

“Once you become self-conscious, there is no end to it; once you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else.” – Mignon McLaughlin

“I laugh at myself. I don’t take myself completely seriously. I think that’s another quality that people have to hold on to … you have to laugh, especially at yourself.” – Madonna

“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face … we must do that which we think we cannot.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Humility is a knowledge of our weaknesses, confidence is a knowledge of our strengths, and ego is something dangerous with none of the former and a skewed sense of the latter.” – Ryan Holiday

“The confidence which we have in ourselves give birth to much of that which we have in others.” – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

“Some people treat you like they don’t know your value. Make sure your response doesn’t support the lie.” – Thema Bryant-Davis

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” – Marie Curie

“When you stand up, speak up, and share your truth with kindness and compassion, you empower others to do the same. When you shine, your light illuminates everyone around you. Strengthening your confidence is a gift not only to yourself, but also to the world.” – Gabby Bernstein

You are allowed to sleep in late. Eat too much. Cry for no reason. Love whoever you want. Make new friends. Move on. Love yourself. Be you.

Self-respect Attitude Quotes

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“Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise L. Hay

“To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.” – E.E. Cummings

“No one can perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.” – John Joseph Powell

“Do I do anything to change myself? You don’t have to do anything. The more you do, the worse it gets. All you have to do is understand.” – Anthony de Mello

“When we fulfill our function, which is to truly love ourselves, then true happiness sets in.” – Gabrielle Bernstein

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” – M. Scott Peck

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others.” – Frederick Douglass

“Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.” – Diane Arbus

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“They will call you arrogant for having self-respect.” – Thibaut

“Confidence is a muscle that we choose to use every single day.” – Catriona Gray

“A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself.” – Axel Munthe

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“Humor comes from self-confidence.” – Rita Mae Brown

“One’s self-image is very important because if that’s in good shape, then you can do anything, or practically anything.” – John Gielgud

“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

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” – Rumi

“Have good trust in yourself, not in the One that you think you should be, but in the One that you are.” – Taizan Maezumi

“The world is full of people who have stopped listening to themselves or have listened only to their neighbors to learn what they ought to do, how they ought to behave, and what the values are that they should be living for.” – Joseph Campbell

“Stay out of your own way” – Whoopi Goldberg

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires, for the hardest victory is over self.” – Aristotle

“You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.” – Eckhart Tolle

“It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability.” – Samuel Johnson

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

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain

“Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.” – Ralph Charell

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.” – Golda Meir

“I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason.” – Jennifer Elisabeth

“Love yourself first, and then others.” – Chetan Bhagat

“Once you feel you are avoided by someone, never disturb them again.”

“The respect you show to others is an immediate reflection of your own self-respect.” – Alex Elle

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anais Nin

“Your value, your self-worth doesn’t come from another person.” – Joel Osteen

“If you don’t love yourself, nobody will, you won’t be good at loving anyone else.” – Wayne Dyer

“I don’t want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.” – Henry James

“Work on yourself. Build the confidence and gusto required to rise above your mental baggage.”

“Question your thoughts. Question your stories. Question your assumptions. Question your opinions. Question your conclusions. Question them all into utter emptiness, stillness and joy. The keys to freedom are in your hands. Use them.” – Adyashanti

Respect Yourself People will come and go in life, but the person in the mirror will be there till the end of life. So be good to yourself..

“Don’t put yourself down just to avoid criticism, to please others, or to show your ’kindness’. The world needs light, not mediocrity.” – Paulo Coelho

“By being kind to ourselves, we become kind to others.” – Pema Chödrön

“Worship is a sixth sense of a (believer) to serve, respect, honor, do the word of your master, with faithfulness, commitment, sacrifice, obedience, and self-drive.” – Clous

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“The most important, difficult and rewarding thing to work on is yourself.” – Sven Schnieders

“By not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances, we greatly reduce our power to change them.” – Steve Maraboli

“Respect is for those who deserve not for those who demand it.” – Paulo Coelho

“Don’t disrespect yourself by undermining your capabilities!”

“Confidence is directness and courage in meeting the facts of life.” – John Dewey

“If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.” – Abraham Lincoln

“You will only ever be taken as seriously as you take yourself.” – Jack Butcher

“If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.” – Nora Roberts

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” – Maya Angelou

“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

“If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do.” – Vironika Tugaleva

“A thought is harmless unless we believe it.” – Byron Katie

“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“We all have our limitations, but when we listen to our critics, we also have theirs.” – Robert Breault

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” – Lao-Tzu

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I never work just to work. It’s some combination of laziness and self-respect.” – Harold Ramis

“Respect is not imposed nor begged. It’s earned and offered.”

“When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

“Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself. .” – Cicero

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

“Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.” – T. Harv Eker

“Be not the slave of your own past – plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The attentions of others matter to us because we are afflicted by a congenital uncertainty as to our own value, as a result of which affliction we tend to allow others’ appraisals to play a determining role in how we see ourselves.” – Alain de Botton

“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Deeply respecting yourself is the first step toward having a deep respect for others.” – Amy Leigh Mercree

“Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being.” – Michel de Montaigne

“True reassurance: not that one’s plans will inevitably work out, but that one’s human worth is not on the line if they don’t.” – Alain de Botton

“Self-respect is the courage to leave the table when things go beyond the limit!”

“Not being yourself is the worst form of self-disrespect.”

“We forfeit three quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.” – Joe Clark

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown

“Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere. It’s a result of something … hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.” – Roger Staubach

“Always be yourself–express yourself, have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” – Bruce Lee

“Speak the truth or at least don’t lie.” – Jordan Peterson

“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey

“If you wanna be liked, your only option is to never speak. Otherwise, get used to being hated.” – Preethi Kasireddy

“I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.” – Robert Downey Jr.

“Determination, courage, self-confidence lead to success, but we should always remain humble, modest and unpretentious.” – 14th Dalai Lama

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller

“Never dull your shine for somebody else.” – Tyra Banks

“Everyone should be their own biggest fan.” – Kanye West


Self-respect In Relationship Quotes

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“The most important relationship in your life is the one you have with yourself. The right person for you right now might be you.” – Mel Robbins

“Never beg for a relationship. Be brave to accept the one who really wants to be with you and reject the one who just pretends to be with you.”

“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” – Steve Maraboli

“Every relationship you have is a reflection of your relationship with your self.” – Deepak Chopra

“Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.” – Robert Holden

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde

“It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Love yourself enough to set boundaries teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” – Anna Taylor

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball

“He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire.” – Lao Tzu

“A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else.” – Haruki Murakami

“Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” – Aberjhani

“Love is the great miracle cure.” – Louise Hay

“Self-love is an ocean and your heart is a vessel. Make it full.” – Beau Taplin

“Self-love, self-respect, self-worth….there is a reason they all start with ‘self.’ You cannot find them in anyone else.” – Liz

“I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first, I chose to love myself.” – Queen Latifah

“The minute you learn to love yourself you won’t want to be anyone else.” – Rihanna

“Loving yourself isn’t the first step toward accomplishing anything. Many people have accomplished things and still find no peace with themselves. For them, any accomplishment will never be enough. But if you do love yourself, then any accomplishment is like icing on the cake.” – Thibaut

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

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu

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

“A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” – Paulo Coelho

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own.” – Bob Moawad

“Don’t lose your self-respect for your feelings.” – Priyanshu Singh

Do not lower your standards for anyone. Make them meet you at your level. Self-respect is power.

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