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Respect Yourself Quotes

This post contains some of the best Respect Yourself Quotes.

Respect Yourself Quotes

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

2. “‘Self-Respect’ respects boundaries, yours or other’s. ‘Ego’ is so full of self, it sees no boundaries.” – Wordions

3. “A courageous man prefers death to the surrender of self-respect.” — Mahatma Gandhi

4. “A man with self-confidence has a natural smile on his face, sense in his mind, and strength in his hands.” ― Amit Kalantri

5. “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

6. “A person with self-respect treats others how they want to be treated.” —Jesse D. Matthews

7. “A person without self-respect cannot respect others.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

8. “A self-respecting person has the ability to recognize his or her own strengths and limitations and views limitations as areas of growth rather than permanent signs of failure.” —Lisa S. Larsen

9. “A self-respecting woman is like the Sword in the stone; only a very special man can pull her.” —Unknown

10. “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

11. “All at once it occurs to me that I’m the one who needs to give myself the break, to accept myself for who I am.” – Liza M. Wiemer

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

13. “An occasional compliment is necessary to keep up one’s self-respect.” — Mark Twain

14. “Autonomy is central to self-respect.” —Constance E. Roland

15. “Be honest with who you are, what you want, and how you want to be treated. Boundaries only scare off the people that were not meant to be in your life.” ― Shannon L. Alder

16. “Be honest with who you are. Be honest with who you are not.” —Unknown

17. “Be selfish enough to have self love, self worth and self respect.” ― Robin Dabhi

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18. “Be strong enough to let go and wise enough to wait for what you deserve.” —Unknown

19. “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content without oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” – Lao Tzu

20. “Being honest with yourself is the highest form of self-respect. If you’re not feeling something, don’t do it.” – DailyZen

21. “Being well and wellbeing is my way of life.” ― Akosua Dardaine Edwards

22. “Carry yourself like a Queen, and you’ll get your King.” —Unknown

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

24. “Compassion is essential, but it’s not a substitute for self-expression, or self-respect, or self-compassion. Emotional self-care is also essential, but gently soothing our wounds does not replace communicating about them.” – Vironika Tugaleva

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

26. “Cutting people out of my life does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me.” —Unknown

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

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

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

30. “Do not be scared to say “I love you” to yourself. Stand in front of the mirror and look at yourself and say to yourself as loudly as you can “I love you. I respect you for what you have faced in life. And I love you for what you have become.” ― Avijeet Das

31. “Do not tolerate disrespect, not even from yourself.” —Shipra Gaur

32. “Do things that give you happiness increasing your respect in yourself.” ― Giridhar Alwar

33. “Doing great to yourself is another kind of respect.” —Unknown

34. “Don’t allow someone to treat you poorly just because you love them.” —Unknown

35. “Don’t apologize for being yourself, but ask for an apology if they want you to be something else.” – Amit Kalantri

36. “Don’t compare yourself to others. If you do, you are insulting yourself.” —Unknown

37. “Don’t compromise on your values to please others. Keep your self-respect intact and walk away.” —Unknown

38. “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

39. “Don’t lose your dignity and self-respect trying to make people accept, love, and appreciate you when they just aren’t capable.” —Unknown

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

41. “Don’t love if it costs your self-respect.” —Unknown

42. “Don’t lower your standards for anyone or anything. Self-respect is everything.” —Hanifa Suleman

43. “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

44. “Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions. Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.” —Unknown

45. “Don’t waste your words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.” —Unknown

46. “Don’t. Self respect is everything.” — Jordan Christy

47. “Eating well is a form of self-respect.” —Colleen Quigley

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

49. “Every relationship you have is a reflection of your relationship with yourself.” —Deepak Chopra

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

51. “Everyone is a star and deserves the right to twinkle.” —Marilyn Monroe

52. “Everyone is worthy of respect. Dignity begins with poise and self-respect.” — Juliann Mangino

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

54. “Everything and anything we communicate to others, communicates to them, how to see us and treat us.” ― Miya Yamanouchi

55. “Exercise often moves us straight from stagnation to inspiration, from problem to solution, from self-pity to self-respect.” — Julia Cameron

56. “Externally, be humble. Internally, be confident.” —James Clear

57. “Find joy in simplicity, self-respect, and indifference to what lies between virtue and vice. Love the human race. Follow the divine.” — Marcus Aurelius

58. “Finding out what you’re good at, and doing it to the best of your ability, is the route to self-respect.” — J. K. Rowling

59. “For your own self-respect and sanity, your creative freedom, you have to be careful that you don’t rely too much on other people’s opinions of what you do because it can stunt and inhibit you.” – Luke Evans

60. “Gaining self-respect is about learning your worth, knowing your value, and advocating for yourself, as needed.” —Dr. De’Andrea Matthews

61. “Give yourself enough respect to walk away from someone who doesn’t see your worth.” —Unknown

62. “Happiness blooms in the presence of self-respect and the absence of ego.” —Unknown

63. “Happiness is not something that is ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” —Dalai Lama

64. “Happiness is the highest form of self-respect. A person who allows himself to be happy shows his self-respect.” – Maery Rubin

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65. “Hard work breeds self-respect.” — Pat Summitt

66. “Have respect for yourself, and no one can take away your self-respect.” — Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

67. “Having boundaries for every area of your life is the best description of self-respect.” —Dr. De’Andrea Matthews

68. “Having healthy boundaries not only requires being able to say “no” but also being willing and able to enforce that “no” when necessary.” ― Jessica Moore

69. “Having respect for yourself also gives you the courage to put your needs before those of others.” —Anastasia Belyh

70. “Having self – respect also means honoring your own thoughts and feelings.” — Lucia Raatma

71. “Having self-esteem is easy, obtaining self-respect is the real challenge.” – Jeffrey Fry

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

73. “How can you love someone else if you don’t love yourself?“ —Jesse D. Matthews

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

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

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

77. “I did learn that it was the greatest thing in the world to respect yourself. Respect other people.” — Little Milton

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

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

80. “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

81. “I may not be good enough for you, but I am good enough for me.” – Akiroq Brost

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

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

84. “I want to feel proud and happy about my selflessness. But what happens when being selfless takes away a big part of yourself?” ― Jaye Robin Brown

85. “I would rather be alone with dignity than in a relationship that requires me to sacrifice my self-respect.” —Unknown

86. “I’m not a backup plan and most definitely not a second choice.” —Unknown

87. “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

88. “If one doesn’t respect oneself one can have neither love nor respect for others.” — Ayn Rand

89. “If we do not hold ourselves in high esteem, then others will consciously or unconsciously not see nor treat us with respect either.” —Jessica Elizabeth Opert

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

91. “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.

92. “If you don’t love yourself it’s tough to love anything about your life. Appreciating who you are is essential to your happiness.” – Karen Salmansohn

93. “If you don’t respect yourself, and if you do not value yourself, no one will, and people will run all over you.” — Amanda Waite

94. “If you don’t respect yourself, it’s pretty safe to say that no one else will respect you either.” — Remedy Murray

95. “If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.” —Alexander Hamilton

96. “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

97. “If you have self-respect for yourself… you are more likely to pursue your dreams without caring about your reputation even if you fail.” —Anastasia Belyh

98. “If you respect yourself, you will respect others.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

99. “If you want to be happy, you should start by respecting yourself. Only then can you be happy without depending on others for your happiness.” —Anastasia Belyh

100. “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

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

102. “If you want to increase your self-respect, embrace who you are and hold your head high.” —Anastasia Belyh

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

104. “In my day, we didn’t have self-esteem, we had self-respect and no more of it than we had earned.” — Jane Haddam

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105. “In order for love to exist, respect must be present.” —Jessica Elizabeth Opert

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

107. “It has been said that self-respect is the gate of heaven, and the most cursory observation shows that a degree of reserve adds vastly to the latent force of character.” — Henry Theodore Tuckerman

108. “It is easiest to “be all things to all men,” but it is not honest. Self-respect must be sacrificed every hour in the day.” — Abraham Lincoln

109. “It is not the money but the self-respect and wanting to create good music.” — Barry Gibb

110. “It might take me longer to get to the top, but that’s because I’m carrying my self-respect with me.” —Unknown

111. “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

112. “Know yourself. Feel yourself. Love yourself. Respect yourself. Take good care of yourself. You are your most precious possession on Earth.” – Robert Muller

113. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” —Aristotle

114. “Learn to live in this world with self-respect.” —B.R. Ambedkar

115. “Letting others know what isn’t OK doesn’t make you a bad person; it makes you a strong and respectable person. When you stop saying ‘yes’ to things you don’t want to do, you create more time and energy to engage with the activities and people that do make you happy.” —Danielle Dowling

116. “Life goes on, with or without you.” —George Harrison

117. “Love and respect are what we should also teach our children, but the only way to teach them love and respect is to love and respect ourselves.” — Don Miguel Ruiz

118. “Love is a combination of friendship, passion, and respect.” —John Glenn

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

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

121. “Love yourself for what you are, instead of hating yourself for what you are not.” – Faraaz Kazi

122. “Love yourself, love your uniqueness. You are the only person can be true to yourself.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

123. “Maintaining self-respect in the face of a devastating experience is of prime importance.” — Ann Landers

124. “Man doesn’t live by bread alone. Many prefer self-respect to food.” —Mahatma Gandhi

125. “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

126. “My attitude will always be based on how you treat me.” —Unknown

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127. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” —Maya Angelou

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

129. “Never ever compromise on self-respect, and do not lose yourself in the process of chasing others.” —Unknown

130. “Never trade respect for attention.” —Mel Robbins

131. “Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.” – Theodore Parker

132. “No one can diminish our value unless we let them.” —Rosalind Sedacca

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

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

135. “No person and no relationship is worth compromising your dignity and self-respect.” —Deodatta V. Shenia-Khatkhate

136. “Not being yourself is the worst form of self-disrespect.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

137. “Not having self-worth can be detrimental to your health, wealth, success, relationships, parenting ability, happiness, and probably a lot more. It ruins your experience of life. Worth is like a light switch. Low self-worth switches the light off. You live in the darkness and the shadows, unable to see all the beautiful things in the world around you. By increasing self-worth, the light switches on. Now you can see all the beauty life has to offer in all its colorful glory.” ― Rachel D. Greenwell

138. “Not one drop of my self-worth depends on your acceptance of me.” —Unknown

139. “Nothing resembles selfishness more closely than self-respect.” — George Sand

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

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

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

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

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

145. “Our self-respect does not have a price tag.” — Nawaz Sharif

146. “Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.” – Dan Coppersmith

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

148. “Overcoming difficulties leads to courage, self-respect, and knowing yourself.” — Alfred Adler

149. “People with self-respect maintain their individuality when they get into relationships.” —Anastasia Belyh

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150. “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

151. “Remember who you are. This creature wants to take it from you. Do not let him.” ― Jim Butcher

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

153. “Respect individuality, including your own.” ― Akiroq Brost

154. “Respect is not imposed nor begged. It’s earned and offered.” —Marlon Brando

155. “Respect is not something that you can ever demand in your life.” —Sadhguru

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

157. “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

158. “Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. That’s real power.” – Clint Eastwood

159. “Respect yourself above all.” —Pythagoras

160. “Respect yourself and others will respect you.” ― Confucius

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

162. “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

163. “Rudeness luxuriates in the absence of self-respect.” — Eric Hoffer

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

165. “Self respect and reality is tough rival when it comes to balance it honestly.” ― Ankit Samrat

166. “Self respect beats social approval, every time.” — Robin Sharma

167. “Self-care is not self-indulgence. Self-care is self-respect.” —Unknown

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

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

170. “Self-reliance is the highest expression of self-respect.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

171. “Self-respect and a clear conscience are powerful components of integrity and are the basis for enriching your relationships with others.” — Denis Waitley

172. “Self-respect and reality is tough to rival when it comes to balancing it honestly.” ― Ankit Samrat

173. “Self-Respect and wisdom are the only symbols of human beings.” ― Periyar E. V. Ramasamy

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174. “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

175. “Self-respect can be an extension of your ego or a priceless virtue.” —Unknown

176. “Self-respect cannot be hunted. It cannot be purchased. It is never for sale.” — Alfred Whitney Griswold

177. “Self-respect comes easily when someone loves you. That someone should first be you.” — Jacques Weisel

178. “Self-respect comes from the regard that an individual has. Self-esteem comes from talents.” — Zayd Haji

179. “Self-respect does not mean arrogance, grand-standing, bragging, or pushing other people around.” —Lisa S. Larsen

180. “Self-respect is a form of self-love wherein a person values his or her own unique and unrepeatable approach to living life.” —Hanalei Vierra

181. “Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything worth having has a price.” — Joan Didion

182. “Self-respect is a state of recognition that a person is just as important and worthy as any other human.” —Lisa S. Larsen

183. “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

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

185. “Self-respect is being kind, accepting and loving to oneself just as one would be to any other loved one.” —Lisa S. Larsen

186. “Self-respect is crucial for happiness.” —Irina Yugay

187. “Self-respect is not based on success, intelligence or superiority over others. Instead, self-respect is intrinsic.” —Anastasia Belyh

188. “Self-respect is nothing to hide behind. When you need it most it isn’t there.” – May Sarton

189. “Self-respect is personal empowerment.” —Yocheved Golani

190. “Self-respect is the ability to have a sense of honor and dignity for yourself and your choices.” —Caleb Backe

191. “Self-respect is the best of all.” — Hosea Ballou

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

193. “Self-respect is the foundation of all strong and healthy relationships.” —Irina Yugay

194. “Self-respect is the noblest garment with which a man may clothe himself, the most elevating feeling with which the mind can be inspired.” – Samuel Smiles

195. “Self-respect is the respect you have for yourself, while ego is your understanding of your own importance.” —Irina Yugay

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

197. “Self-respect knows no considerations.” — Mahatma Gandhi

198. “Self-respect means valuing all levels of yourself from the soul, mind, and body. You know you’ve made mistakes at times and you’ve owned up to them. You have dignity and integrity. You’re honest in your dealings with others.” — Kevin Hunter

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

200. “Self-respect to be nourished in the mind of the pupil, is one of the most valuable results of a well conducted education.” — William Godwin

201. “Self-respect, dignity and grace are very important. You may look a certain way or come from a certain background but when you have these three qualities you stand apart from the crowd.” – Esha Deol

202. “Self-respect, self-worth and self-love all starts with self. Stop looking outside of yourself for your value.” – Rob Liano

203. “Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious.” — H. L. Mencken

204. “Showing yourself respect does not make you narcissistic or conceited. In fact, it does quite the opposite. When we respect ourselves, we are more worthy of receiving love and, in turn, giving love to others.” —Danielle Dowling

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

206. “Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize our worth and value, but because we finally realize our own.” —Unknown

207. “Sometimes you have to leave, not for ego but for self-respect.” —Unknown

208. “Stand up for who you are. Respect yourself 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

209. “Stop quitting when it gets hard.” —Tom Bilyeu

210. “Take your self-respect with you where ever you go and hold onto it tightly. There are many who are just waiting for you to leave it up for grabs.” ― Christine E. Szymanski

211. “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

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

213. “The backbone of self-respect is knowing your values and living by them.” —Diana Lucas Flemma

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

215. “The best gift you can give to others is your presence. The best gift you can give to yourself is perseverance.” ― Maxime Lagacé

216. “The conquering of adversity produces strength of character, forges self-confidence, engenders self-respect, and assures success in righteous endeavor.” — Richard G. Scott

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

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

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

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

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

222. “The more you know and respect yourself, the less you fear rejection, setbacks and failure. The more inner power you gain, the less outer control you allow.” — Gordana Biernat

223. “The most important form of respect is self-respect. Not only does it show others how to treat themselves, it teaches them how to treat you.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

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

225. “The one who fights back retains his dignity and his self-respect.” — Jeff Cooper

226. “The only way to have self-respect is to take what you need.” — Alice Walker

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

228. “The proper response toward what we occasionally imagine to be democracy, methinks, is to retain one’s self-respect by not participating in it.” — Fred Reed

229. “The respect you show to others (or lack thereof) is an immediate reflection on your self respect.” ― Alex Elle

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

231. “The reward for doing right is mostly an internal phenomenon: self-respect, dignity, integrity, and self-esteem.” — Laura Schlessinger

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232. “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

233. “The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others on how you demand to be treated. Don’t settle for anything other than respect.” —Unknown

234. “Their opinions are not your oxygen. They should only fan your fucking flames.” ― Curtis Tyrone Jones

235. “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

236. “There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.” —John C. Maxwell

237. “There is no use of simply acquiring titles or amassing wealth if one has no self-respect and scientific knowledge.” — Periyar E. V. Ramasamy

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

239. “They who care the self-respect, their love is real and true, and they don’t break the trust and certainty of their beloved. Love cannot stay where is no self-respect.” – Ehsan Sehgal

240. “They will call you crazy once you stop living someone else’s dream and start living your own.” ― Efrat Cybulkiewicz

241. “This was the pain that gouged out great holes in the soul, hollowing out self-esteem and cratering a person’s self-respect” ― Chris Bohjalian

242. “Those with high self-esteem and self-knowledge take the plunge and trust. They realize life happens in the river, not the shore.” ― Maxime Lagacé

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

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244. “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

245. “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

246. “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

247. “Walk tall, or baby don’t walk at all.” – Bruce Springsteen

248. “We all deserve to be treated with nothing but respect. In order to command respect from others, we must first and foremost respect ourselves.” – Julie-Anne

249. “We don’t need bigger cars or fancier clothes. We need self-respect, identity, community, love, variety, beauty, challenge and a purpose in living that is greater than material accumulation.” – Donella Meadows

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

251. “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.

252. “What’s your superpower? I can un-love people if they mess with my self-respect.” —Unknown

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

254. “When we take the time to hone in on our core values and begin working to live by them, we then begin to exude self-confidence and self-respect.” —Diana Lucas Flemma

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

256. “When you don’t respect yourself, you act as if you don’t have value. When you allow others to mistreat you, you send a message that you have little worth.” — Karla Downing

257. “When you have self-respect, you have enough.” — Gail Sheehy

258. “When you know that you can overcome challenges, you do gain that self-respect, and then you won’t end up in a situation that you regret later on.” – Danica McKellar

259. “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

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260. “When you like yourself, you are free to enjoy others, and in your presence, people experience an invitation to become and enjoy who they truly are.” ― Stasi Eldredge

261. “When you love and respect yourself, there is no way that you ever allow anybody to disrespect you or dishonor you.” — Don Miguel Ruiz

262. “When you love yourself, you feel good, you value your attributes, your talents, your skills, and your abilities.” —Irina Yugay

263. “When you love, trust and respect yourself, you will love, trust and respect others.” — Betty Lue Lieber

264. “When you respect yourself, you know when to say ‘no.’” —Dr. De’Andrea Matthews

265. “When you tolerate disrespectful people you disrespect yourself.” – Wayne Gerard Trotman

266. “When you’re an original it may take time for people to catch on. So keep at it and don’t question yourself.” ― Lorin Morgan-Richards

267. “Who wouldn’t live in utter despair if their sense of self depended entirely on the opinions of others?” ― Marty Rubin

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

269. “With self-respect, you can accomplish anything.” – David Barbour

270. “Without self-respect there can be no genuine success. Success won at the cost of self-respect is not success ? for what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own self-respect.” — B. C. Forbes

271. “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

272. “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

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

274. “Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough. Good enough. Successful enough. Thin enough. Rich enough. Socially responsible enough. When you have self-respect, you have enough.” – Gail Sheehy

275. “You already hold the most valuable possession you will ever own, your integrity.” ― T Jay Taylor

276. “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

277. “You are the product of the choices you make.“ —Alex Tran

278. “You can never please people enough. But you can only be yourself.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

279. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” —Louise Hayes

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280. “You have to stop worrying about whether people like you. Some people don’t even like themselves.” ― Andrena Sawyer

281. “You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect; you should expect it.” —Sarah Dessen

282. “You will encounter misguided people from time to time. That’s part of life. The challenge is to educate them when you can, but always to keep your dignity and self-respect and persevere in your personal growth and development.” – Bernice King

283. “You will never get the respect you deserve until you respect yourself first and demand respect from others by sticking up for yourself.” — Doug Kelley

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

285. “Your integrity, your dignity, your honor – they aren’t for sale. Not ever. Not to anyone.” – James Patterson

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

287. “Your problem is you’re too busy holding onto your unworthiness.” —Ram Dass

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

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

290. “The price of a lack of self-respect is very high over time.” —Adam Cole

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