Self Respect Quotes and Sayings - Page 3

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I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves. I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed.
- Ralph Ellison

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

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To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.

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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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Never make your self feel like nothing, to make someone else feel like everything.

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Never violate the sacredness of your individual self- respect.
- Theodore Parker

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

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

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Self- respect can be an extension of your ego or a priceless virtue.

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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

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There are other measures of self- respect for a man, than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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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

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No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self- respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

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Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one’s self- respect.
- Emma Goldman

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Self respect is something that can’t be killed. The worst thing is to kill a man’s pretense at it.
- Ayn Rand

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Self-respect is the root of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

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Nothing resembles selfishness more closely than self-respect.
- George Sand

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Happiness blooms in the presence of self-respect,and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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I never loved another person the way I loved myself.
- Mae West

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Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
- Helen Keller


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