Self Respect Quotes and Sayings

Never be an *option*.

Submitted by: Yunus

It’s common to reject or punish yourself when you’ve been rejected by others. When you experience disappointment from the way your family or others treat you, that’s the time to take special care of yourself. What are you doing to nurture yourself- What are you doing to protect yourself- Find a healthy way to express your pain.
– Christina Enevoldsen

Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.
– Christopher Germer

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

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

Don’t disrespect yourself by undermining your capabilities!

Submitted by: Tiela Selepe

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

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

I’m not a backup plan, and definitely not a second choice.

What you think of yourself is much more important than what people think of you.

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.

Cutting people out of my life, does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me.

Respect Yourself.
If you don’t, others won’t either. Remember, the world sees what you put out there, so hold yourself to a high standard of grace and elegance.

If you don’t have respect for yourself, you won’t get it anywhere else.

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

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